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Revival Survival - The Revival Retro Events arcade project, starring YOU!
Revival Survival - The Revival Retro Events arcade project, starring YOU!
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Are you a true retro gamer? Have you ever wanted to create or get your name on a bona fide retro game, but wouldn't know where to start? Well now you can more easily than you ever imagined. 

Turnarcades and Revival Retro Events are proud to present...

REVIVAL SURVIVAL!

What is Revival Survival?

Revival Survival is an all-new retro arcade project that embodies all the faces and features of an RRE event, in a dedicated custom game and arcade machine that will feature at all future events. What makes this machine so unique is that both the cabinet and the game are being entirely custom-made from scratch, and in gaming community spirit can literally star YOU!

What does the game and project involve?

The game itself has already been partially developed with a proper 80's arcade graphics and gameplay style. It's a challenging maze game with a battle element, or if you prefer, Pac-Man-meets-Gauntlet. You play as RRE/Turnarcades' Craig, who is running around a retro event trying to collect as many retro games and items as possible for the next show but is being held up by hordes of escaped rogue game enemies, show-goers and obstacles. Armed with his trusty light gun, you must battle through up to ten stages set around the show, battling the bad guys and saving the show! 

The game itself will be integrated into a dedicated, custom arcade cabinet that will appear at all future RRE events, starting with it's launch at Revival 2014. The cabinet will be a complete one-off, and will serve as a permanent competition machine. Every show, the top 5 or ten high scores recorded will receive FREE tickets to the next RRE event. From a backer's point of view, this means your placement in the game will always be seen by hundreds (even thousands) of people at every event, making your face or even your company's advert get full exposure and recognition every time the cabinet is displayed, photographed or filmed!

How can I get involved in this project and what are the incentives?

Many retro gamers over the years have wished they could be part of the retro gaming world or even develop their own game, but don't have the connections or skills needed to really make a mark on the hobby. This project has been created to not only fit in with RRE's ethic of bringing new elements to the world of retro-gaming, but to really involve the retro community, our supporters and regular show-goers permanently and immortalise the real people and Revival experience in the most fitting and permanent way possible. Absolutely anyone can be a part of this game for just a few pounds, and make their own truly unique mark on retro-gaming!

All of the perks are aimed at giving as many individuals and traders a chance to actually be a part of this project, and actually form the very basis of the project that is being created. They include everything from simply getting your name in the credits, to full business advertising placements or becoming a character or direct part of the gameplay itself!

What is the deadline and how will the project be presented on completion?

The game itself is already half completed and at a very playable state. It is just waiting for graphical revision, music, final gameplay additions and tweaks and of course, the very basis of the game, the characters, adverts and perks to be implemented, which will take the longest time. Once the game is complete, the cabinet and artwork will be designed and built based on the final look of the game. If the pledges reaches a significant enough amount, noted chiptune musicians and graphic artists may be approached to enhance the soundtrack and create even better cabinet artwork.

The game itself will be tested within the cabinet for optimal balance and to keep high score potential close, then the completed machine will be officially unveiled at our next flagship event, Revival 2014 on 9-10 August 2014 at Wolverhampton Racecourse. Everyone will be able to see the machine and play the game in it's entirity over the event weekend.

A beta version of the game as it currently stands was playable at Revival Mini 2013 on 7-8 December 2013, to test bugs and get feedback on it early on before the Kickstarter is complete. Early responses were positive and some of the already implemented characters really lit up the faces of those who backed early!

Risks and challenges

The challenge will be to implement all the character additions, gameplay tweaks and credits prior to the event in August, as well as to ensure the cabinet is fully constructed and ready to play there. It is very doubtful these will be problematic as Turnarcades are expert arcade cabinet builders with plenty of experience, and the game itself has already been created and tested to a playable state at this point, so there is little doubt the machine will be ready and playable in time for the event whatever happens. If we raise enough in pledges, it is hoped that noted retro artists or musicians may be commissioned to enhance the cabinet look and gaming score, but the challenge will be if we can raise enough.

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    Pledge £3 or more About $5

    INDIVIDUAL name in credits:
    Your name will appear in the credit roll as an official backer of the game for all to see! A basic reward that's handy to get your name in a game even if you never get to attend an event in person.

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    BUSINESS name in credits:
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    INDIVIDUAL background sprite:
    You can actually appear in the game as a 16x16 retro-style animated character! You send us a pic and we'll create a moving likeness of you that will be worked into one of the stage or intermission screens, and appear named in the closing cast credits.

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    INDIVIDUAL name in credits PLUS Saturday or Sunday ticket for Revival 2014:
    Your name will appear in the credit roll as an official backer of the game for all to see, PLUS receive a cheaper single day ticket for Revival 2014!

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    INDIVIDUAL enemy character:
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    6" x 4" FRAMED BEAD ART SPRITE - A unique 3" bead art sprite of any character from Revival Survival, set into a 6x4 frame in a choice of black, white or natural (subject to availability) against a branded Revival Survival backdrop with the character's name. A unique retro 3D souvenir of your contribution to the game - your character maybe? :)

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    INDIVIDUAL background sprite PLUS Saturday or Sunday ticket for Revival 2014:
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    BUSINESS background sprite and banners:
    Appear in the game not only in person, but with your business too! If you're a show trader you could fit in nicely with a virtual store or flying the colours of your company in retro style and cement your presence as an RRE supporter! Includes listing the closing credits.

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    INDIVIDUAL name in credits PLUS full weekend ticket for Revival 2014:
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    INDIVIDUAL enemy character PLUS Saturday or Sunday ticket for Revival 2014:
    Become immortalised as an integral part of the gameplay as a fully-animated enemy character who tries to stop the hero reaching their goal, PLUS receive a cheaper single day ticket for Revival 2014! You will likely feature in numerous stages, with your own sound effects, as well as top of the closing enemy roll call.

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    INDIVIDUAL background sprite PLUS full weekend ticket for Revival 2014:
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    INDIVIDUAL enemy character PLUS full weekend ticket for Revival 2014:
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    Have a larger, higher-resolution picture of your company logo embedded on a compulsory intermission screen in the game. Earlier pledges will get a choice of stage placement if available. Includes listing in the closing credits.

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    BUSINESS company logo on cabinet artwork:
    Have a full-resolution company logo added to the exterior artwork of the arcade cabinet, just like the retro arcades of the past. Cabinets get filmed and photographed prominently at our events, so perfect for maximum exposure! Includes listing in closing credits.

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    A4 FRAMED BEAD ART SPRITE - A larger 6" bead art sprite of any character from Revival Survival, set into an A4 frame in a choice of black, white or natural (subject to availability) against a branded Revival Survival backdrop with the character's name. A more visually impressive retro 3D souvenir of your contribution to the game - your character maybe? :)

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    INDIVIDUAL design-a-stage:
    Be the designer of an entire level in the game and choose how cool or cruel to treat the player! Specify a general layout, stage look and enemy placement. (Ideas must fit into the theme of the game for consistency)

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    BUSINESS advert package:
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    Pledge £70 or more About $115

    LIMITED EDITION GOLD 'HISTORY OF OCEAN' BOOK, PLUS IN-GAME CHARACTER - RRE recently produced a definitive 'History of Ocean Software' book featuring the full story of the legendary software house and it's employees. There is a single limited edition gold-cover edition (one of only 3 made) left - grab it with this pledge, including an in-game sprite of you!

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    LIMITED EDITION GOLD 'HISTORY OF OCEAN' BOOK, PLUS IN-GAME CHARACTER - RRE recently produced a definitive 'History of Ocean Software' book featuring the full story of the legendary software house and it's employees. There is a final extremely limited run being made to meet the extended pre-orders and so, there will be just 3 more limited edition gold-cover edition proofs in this batch - grab one of these rare versions with this pledge (only 6 will have been made!), including an in-game sprite of you!

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    MOGAN & MOGAN FUNDRAISING SPONSORSHIP - PREMIUM game content design. Includes sponsorship placement, level, enemy and structure design.

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    UNIQUE PERSONALLY SIGNED COMMODORE 64 - This collectible Commodore 64 has been signed by many of the faces of the retro gaming scene, including classic SID tune composers like Jeroen Tel! Includes UK postage and an in-game sprite of you in Revival Survival.

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