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Dave-Man. A game about getting Dave his coffee.
76 backers pledged $697 to help bring this project to life.

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Demo is hosted on itch.io and can be played in-browser (no download needed)

Virtual Office if Stretch Goal of $1000 reached

  • Stretch Goal of $1000
  • Created a $30 tier with 15 available slots to help us get there.  Same as previous $20 tier but rewards the early birds.
  • A virtual “Survive The Day” office will be created to immortalize the Kickstarter backers.
  • Backers of $20 or more will have all walking animations and in color.  Without stretch goal it could just be 1bit facing down—probably walking up and down as well.
  • Other backers will have an already created NPC assigned to them
  • Backers of $5 and more who have the Discord access will be able to control their character in the virtual office in certain ways.  Updating the text they speak for starters.  Pick where they hang out (water cooler, break room, or busy beaver working at desk).  More functionality as I get into it and have time to add.

I know this may seem very vague but I’ve had an idea along these lines for a while.  I don’t want to over-promise but I am excited to put some time into this and see where it goes.  But one thing is for sure, the exclusivity will make you so cool and everyone else will wish they got in on it!  :P 

Dave-Man

A game about getting your coffee at work before annoying coworkers catch you!

Dave getting caught
Dave getting caught

Dave’s counting down to retirement, as you will see his wife reminding him.

Wife talking about retirement
Wife talking about retirement

To fully enjoy his retirement, Dave must make as much money as possible in his remaining days. He can then use this money to purchase items to entertain him (and you) on his home computer.

Dave online shopping
Dave online shopping

Dave’s job is compensation based pay—meaning you only get paid if you do a good job!  This normally wouldn’t worry Dave…

Dave getting paid
Dave getting paid

...unless Dave doesn’t get his coffee!

Dave NOT getting paid
Dave NOT getting paid

Risk vs Reward: Choose your level each morning.  As payouts increase, so does difficulty.

Level choices via lobby
Level choices via lobby

What happens in retirement?

Retirement...
Retirement...

You will just have to wait for the final game to see!

GamePlay

What I left out from the above is the core of the gameplay: How Dave must get his coffee!

With Pac-Man inspired gameplay, Dave must collect all of the coffee beans in the level and make his way back to the coffee maker without getting caught by "Chatty Cathy".

Successfully achieving this task gives Dave a pay day!

Failure to do so pays nothing!

Here is a clip of the gameplay, where I take on 3 Chatty Cathies:

About Me

To keep things concise, which is hard for me, let me do some bullets:

  • Grew up loving video games, like a lot of us I'm sure
  • After taking some programming courses at a young age, I figured making a video game was too difficult or complicated and just something I could never achieve
  • Fast forward many many years, got a bit bored with life at times and downloaded a game engine just out of curiosity
  • Dabbled with gamedev and started learning pixel art as a hobby
  • About 5 years later (and many hobby projects) I want to release my first "real game" (aka  for sale)

 I say all of that to get a bit of a human factor into this. I'll be honest—this isn't my dream game.  The game doesn't have the biggest scope or coolest features—I've had people say this is just "a Pac-Man bootleg" to me.  But I wanted to get something "released", and run a KickStarter, to go through the experience.  I wanted to get something out and see how the public reacts as opposed to going into a cave and working on "my master creation" that I see many indiedevs do...for years and years.

So support for this project I really see it as support for me and for future games!

Music

All Music and SFX by Scowsh.

Scowsh is a musician who loves composing for video games. It started with recording zx spectrum remixes on an old four-track to being a fully-fledged Reaper and plugin addict. You’ll find him mainly drooling over pixel art or creating neat little tunes for indie games. 

You can check out his Twitter here:  https://twitter.com/ScowshMolosh 

Listen to his SoundCloud here:  https://soundcloud.com/scowsh 

You can also check out some of our previous game jam games, so you can check out his music and my games at the same time:

Risks and challenges

This is the first game I'd release for Steam. Hopefully there will only be hiccups but no wrenches. Also, most other games I've created are short and simple so some aspects may take more troubleshooting and debugging than I expect. For example most of my past games haven't required a save game system. Though I have tested out creating a save game system and gotten it working with light testing that is an area that could take longer than expected if issues arise.

I feel that the majority of the game's structure and features are complete. The main focus will be creating and implementing the items for Dave to purchase.

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    Digital Copy & Name a Book

    Get a Steam Key for the game and give me a silly title for a book that Dave could purchase.

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    Discord Friend & Digital Soundtrack

    Get a Digital Copy of the Soundtrack. Get access to privileged channels on Lou Bagel's Discord for sneak peaks, early updates and can also ask questions or make suggestions.

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    Create a Purchasable Item

    Dave loves buying random stuff online. With this tier you get to collaborate with me on a new item that Dave will be able to buy. Also upgrade your Digital Soundtrack to Deluxe Soundtrack.

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    Become a NPC

    Get a character drawn of you and become Dave's co-worker! You may even get to have a line...maybe where you tell Dave about the product you came up with!

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    Become an NPC (stretch goals)

    Become an NPC in the game!

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    Become Dave!

    Okay, not really become Dave, but become the main character of the game. Get the character drawn of you in all the animations that Dave has and a secret code to play as you instead of Dave! Also get a song made just for your character by Scowsh based off an inspiration of your choosing!

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