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Want to know more about the project? Come on in to http://webchat.freenode.net/ #whouya where I hang out most of the time! Just ask for IronShell and I'll be happy to tell you more about the project!
The plan is to create a game where the players control what content is added. While some obvious features are going to be added tweaks and the like will be controlled by the players as a poll will be ongoing on the games website where they can vote. The very direction of the game will be in your hands and at this point can evolve into anything. Right now it's just a blank slate, it's a prototype where much of the code needs to be optimized and rewritten, nothing is written in stone so it's all up to you guys as to what you want it to evolve into!
The reason this kickstarter is so short is I'm hoping to have a playable Alpha on the Ouya come Christmas morning. The Ouya version will be all donation based, the more donations I get the more time I can dedicate and the more help I can get.
Ouya version will also be free to all while in alpha/beta and if you download it then it's yours forever even if it goes up.
Right now the game needs just a few more days before it'll be ready for release Alpha, other features and the like will need to be taken care of.and optimized. But on top of that before I can release on the Ouya I need to purchase a special license for the engine I'm using, so while this kickstarter is running I'll be busy getting it ready for the Christmas release.
Blocks with special abilities
Physics affect certain blocks
Music - to be taken care of by Reece Cooper
Underground anomalies (caves, ect.)
Special collectible blocks
Quest mode (more below)
Creative mode (self explanatory)
Random terrain Generator
Terrain is now layered (grass, dirt, rocks/minerals/ect. ,lava)
Ore/minerals will randomly appear while mining
Limit on how far away you have to be to add/remove blocks
While what enemies will go into the game are still up in the air there is one requirement, all of them will have a "Thing" some ability that makes it so that they are not easily defeated. A sand wall won't keep these guys out, and some of them will take more then a sword to overcome.
Swarm - A black cloud of doom, can fly and fit through small hole. Dangerous in large numbers.
The Bulbos - A shapeless mass that wants nothing but to absorb you. Can squeeze through small holes and gravity is no problem. Some may even bounce!
The RamBam - A fast short legged creature that instead of climbing simply uses him armored body to break things in it's way. Resembles a ram with a turtle shell.
Tilly Worm - Wrongfully named worm when really a giant snake that screams through the dirt. Less of an enemy and more of just a hungry beast. Will eat anything it can get to.
Cowardice - Humanoid mice that are quite cowardly, expect them to steal things or break down defenses so that other creatures can have at you.
Media from updates
Think I'm gonna sit around while my kickstarter is going? Well that is incorrect! Enjoy the screenshots and videos collected from the updates section!
800$ - Exports: Those that purchase the ten dollar tier also have the option to download for Mac or Ubuntu!
1000$ - Mega website: A strong community needs a strong website, forums, stable servers, good bandwidth, a site that says "we are here, we are strong"
1500$ - Tilly Worm: The first and one of the most deadly enemies that will be seen in this world. Burrowing quickly through sand and even stone it'll take a smart adventurer to kill this one. But it will be well worth it if you do.
2000$ - Help: two heads are better then one, at this level I'll find someone to program part time so that we can do twice as many voted in features!
2500$ - ?????: Achieve Mega website to unlock this tier!
3000$ - ?????: Achieve Tilly worm to unlock this tier!
Quest mode will be the ultimate challenge as it will be the process of achieving the Cube of Power. Which may or may not be the Ouya. As you collect the materials and do the rituals to achieve it you will gain more power and abilities to help you over come the enemies coming after you.
This probably won't be really active until Late beta, but features that will be core to Quest mode will be seen right away. Special powers, crafting of weapons and items of power, enemies, ect.
This is where voting will take place! There is also a special members only area where those that donated 5$ or more will be able to place their votes and get special updates!
Shout out to lourens from the YoYogames.com community for the block engine that the game is using.
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge will be getting a good version ready for Christmas, I don't know if the approval process for this and then for the Ouya store will allow it to happen, but I'll try my hardest to get this released by Christmas so that those new ouyas will have a fun game to play.
But as a one man studio I can assure you all that this game will come to the Ouya as soon as it is possible and not a moment later.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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