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Philip BatemanBy Philip Bateman
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Philip BatemanBy Philip Bateman
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£54
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backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 9 2014 9:40 PM UTC +00:00

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"Splooj" is a mobile game of colours, sequences, skill, endurance and timing. The game was conceived by Games Development graduate Phil Bateman and David Ratcliffe, ex lead developer at Electronic Arts. The pair met by chance through non-industry work and "Splooj" was the result of some childish brainstorming that turned into a good idea. 

The game is simple, it's a test of endurance. White pellets fall down the screen, it's your job to avoid them reaching the bottom still white by painting them with your paint cannons. Points are awarded for coloured pellets, let white pellets through and the drop rate increases! Reset the drop rate by completing sequences of coloured pellets! If too many white pellets make it through before the current sequence is complete, the game is over! Hold out as long as you can, build a high score and become a Splooj champion!

Funding is required to pay for professional art and sound work to complete the project and get it looking and sounding Splooj-worthy! The game will initially be released for Android and rolled out to other mobile platforms in stages.

We have been in talks with professionals who can get the job done, unfortunately good work doesn't come free of charge. We estimate that the required work will cost roughly £7,500.

Thank you for visiting our campaign and double thanks if you feel like pledging some money to get this off the ground! It's often said, but even £1 helps us towards our target!

Risks and challenges

The main obstacle this project faces is time. Phil and David are both qualified games develolpers, but they both work full time in day jobs, meaning that all work done on the game is in their spare time. The coding and functionality of the game is mostly complete, the biggest hurdle is securing art and sound for the game, as neither Phil nor David are artists or musicians, and professional work comes at a cost. With funding secured, we can pay to have the required work done while we finish up the coding and mechanics side of the game.

As for post release challenges (we hope none arise), the biggest will be marketing and getting the game on other platforms. We are not marketing professionals and so we will be largely promoting the game off our own backs. We hope to spread the word through social media and build momentum from there. Ultimately, we would love to get the game shown at an expo such as Eurogamer, but that's for another day. We are trying to be realistic as much as possible until things pan out.

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