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Striker Arena is a 2 player tactical-action soccer game set in a fantasy world.
Indie game from Japan!
Striker Arena is a 2 player tactical-action soccer game set in a fantasy world. Indie game from Japan!
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Choose your tribe and fight your way up in the biggest tournament of the decade!

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We plan to release the game for free on the App Store. By pledging this project, you help us making it possible while getting digital and physical bonuses at the same time.

Update #18: "Music & sounds" by Cédric Stoquer (Composer)

Update #11: "Artificial Intelligence for Striker Arena" by Brice Papin (developer)

Update #7: "Achieving so much, with so little" by Ron (Producer)

Update #6: Special abilities: explanation

Update #5: A skin Striker Arena for Minecraft!

Update #4: Striker Arena at TGS - Press coverage

Update #3: TGS: thanks to all our visitors!

Update #2: Striker Arena: team interview by @bgifford

Update #1: Striker Arena prototype playable at Tokyo Game Show!

You control a Strikers team from one of the old tribes. Your objective is to get the ball, pass it, and shoot it into the arena vortex. As you try to score, you will be able to move your players, intercept opponent passes, and swipe the screen to make passes and shots. Pick up special abilities on the field to punch, blast, and destroy whoever gets in your way! Score more goals than your opponent and the Emperor will let you decide if he lives or dies. There are no fouls in the Soccer of the Gods, so unleash hell on the field!

                             

On a distant planet, ancient tribes have settled their wars through an old brutal discipline, Soccer of the Gods. Once every ten years, tribes gather in the Striker Arena tournament to battle each other under the authority of their Emperor. Each tribe enlists the bravest and fiercest of their kin to fight for glory. These few are known as the Strikers. Their spilt blood and sweat in the arena feeds the Emperor’s ever growing lust for true transcendence.

It is so difficult to find an interesting game to play on the iPad with a friend. Most games are geared towards single player mode... As we love games like Mario Strikers and Inazuma Eleven, we really wanted to make a crazy soccer game that allows 2 people to play side by side at the same time and get a lot of fun with it. Currently there aren't a lot of 2 player iPad games in the market, let alone soccer themed ones... Here comes Striker Arena!

Based on indoor soccer rules, both players start off by picking a tribe; currently we have the Vikings and the Gladiators. There will be additional tribes to choose from at a later date. Each tribe will consist of five players. You fight in the arena in a turn-by-turn match to decide who is the best. Some actions you can perform, however, are based on real time and thereby intensifies the pace of the game. There are also some awesome abilities that you can pick up on the field. Our favorite is the “punch” which allows you to knock unconscious one of your opponent's players for a few turns.

During development, long days were spent discussing what type of gameplay would be the most fun and keep the interest of the player. We actually went back and forth many times in our implementation before we arrived at our current state. We are quite happy with the result. With the iPad's intuitive swipe gestures, the player can really choose different tactical approaches during the game. Our first priority has always been to make a gameplay experience that can be slightly different each time so the game played is always unique.

Combined with our choice for a fantasy world setting, we believe the result is a dynamic “tactical-action” game that is a lot of fun to play.

                             
                             

Here's the main theme of Striker Arena:

music by STK

                             

We’re a small Japanese startup that used to deliver games as a contractor for big publishers. It let us run a company at best but it certainly did not give us the complete freedom we desired in creating original concepts. So this time we started a small project internally with just a few people working on it on the side and within a few months we managed to produce a playable beta version. Now we need to polish the whole thing up and maybe take the game even further by adding more features, like new teams, new game modes, online etc. (see our stretch goals)

For now the game is tailored for the iPad but we would love to port it to Android tablets, PS Vita and, why not, even release it on Wii U, PS4, PC, etc.

So that’s where YOU come in. By backing our kickstarter, the funds will allow us not only to enhance the game but also to promote it and reach out to our audience directly.

Our objective is to release the game for free and, later, add payable content.

Official website: http://www.strikerarena.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StrikerArena

Twitter: https://twitter.com/StrikerArena

Our first video teaser: http://youtu.be/qCDzUIz_pn0

Wizcorp website: http://www.wizcorp.jp/

It all began here...

Choose your pledge!

$CAD 1 - Blóðk sigr!

Thanks a lot for your support! You give us the strength to work harder!

$CAD 5THE ART PACKAGE

You will receive exclusive artworks and paper-craft plans for Striker Arena characters!

$CAD 10ELDERS CIRCLE

As a member of the ELDERS CIRCLE you will have the right to VOTE for the next tribe to join the Striker Arena tournament among a list of 5. You will also receive THE ART PACKAGE.

$CAD 20FOR GLORY!

In addition of the contents of THE ART PACKAGE and the right to vote as a member of the ELDERS CIRCLE, you will also have your name in the CREDITS of Striker Arena! Time to become famous!

$CAD 30ULTIMATE DIGITAL PACK

You will get everything that was listed before (Art, Vote, name in the Credits) as well as the SOUNDTRACK of the game (Main theme, drums during the gameplay, characters voices, etc.).

$CAD 50MY LIFE FOR A PIN!

Receive 5 exclusive PINS Striker Arena! Includes the ULTIMATE DIGITAL PACK. No shipping fees.

$CAD 50STRIKER STICKERS

Receive exclusive Striker Arena STICKERS! Includes the ULTIMATE DIGITAL PACK. No shipping fees.

$CAD 60ANCIENT SCROLLS

Receive an exclusive MANGA (comic book) of 12 pages that tells the story of a young Viking that wants to become a Striker. Includes the ULTIMATE DIGITAL PACK. No shipping fees.

$CAD 100COFFEE BREAK

Receive an exclusive MUG Striker Arena! Includes the ULTIMATE DIGITAL PACK, 5 PINS, STICKERS and the MANGA! No shipping fees.

$CAD 150HEROIC ARMOR

Receive an exclusive T-SHIRT Striker Arena! Includes the ULTIMATE DIGITAL PACK, 5 PINS, STICKERS, the MANGA and the MUG! No shipping fees.

$CAD 300HOME WARRIOR

Receive an exclusive FIGURE Striker Arena! Includes the ULTIMATE DIGITAL PACK, 5 PINS, STICKERS, the MANGA, the MUG and the T-SHIRT! No shipping fees.

$CAD 1000ENTER THE ARENA!

Meet the Striker Arena Team in Tokyo! Visit Wizcorp office and spend a whole night in a Karaoke with the creators of the game! (Travel and lodging not included.) Also receive all the previous rewards: the ULTIMATE DIGITAL PACK, 5 PINS, STICKERS, the MANGA, the MUG, the T-SHIRT and the FIGURE! No shipping fees.

Risks and challenges

The game system is mostly planned, and the base game is very advanced. Given that we want to add a lot of extra polish and content, our biggest risk is that we will need to change systems mid-stream, and that the game will not be released on time (end of 2014).

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    ==== ENTER THE ARENA!

    Meet the Striker Arena Team in Tokyo! Visit Wizcorp office and spend a whole night in a Karaoke with the creators of the game! (Travel and lodging not included.)
    Also receive all the previous rewards: the ULTIMATE DIGITAL PACK, 5 PINS, STICKERS, the MANGA, the MUG, the T-SHIRT and the FIGURE!
    No shipping fees.

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