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About

Driven Bats is a top-down, open world, non-linear, 8-bit adventure starring a lovable and delusional vigilante. The game is set in a world constructed by his memories of the comic books with which he surrounded himself- and now finds himself living in.
The player will find whatever triggered the world around the "hero" to spiral into comic book mayhem has already occurred, and must use their superior detective skills to deduce for themselves what it was. There are multiple endings to the game based on your discoveries and decisions, and will even affect answers to questions like:
"Who am I?" "Why am I fighting people out in public dressed like that?" and "Why is everything out to kill me?" As to gameplay, expect a blend of what you remember from the original Legend of Zelda and homages to other classic NES games. Throughout your exploration of the hero's city, from the streets to the sewers, and clubs to the rooftops, perspective transitions flawlessly from top-down to side-scrolling hijinks without the player missing a beat, even in the heat of combat.

Risks and challenges

The entire capacity to complete this project rests on the shoulders of one programmer, Hart Deer. If he were to be kidnapped by alien interlopers, the project could not be picked up and completed by others. However, don't worry; Hart sleeps with a baseball bat under his pillow and one eye open, just to hit grey men right smack in the post-frontal glormex.

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    Digital copy of Driven Bats, plus a digital copy of the retro-style manual, digital copy of the soundtrack, and your name in the credits under "backers"

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    Everything included in Rewards 1-3, PLUS a physical copies of both the manual booklet and soundtrack, AND an old-school collector's game box (limited and numbered), plus a game credit under "Collectors and Completionists"

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    Rewards 1-5 PLUS you get to be a featured NPC in the game! The credits will list you by role as well as under the previous reward titles. See your face and name in lights! (Well, at least 8-bit pixels of light.)

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    All previous rewards (disregard our item limit for previous goals- for any contributors at or above this level, you will still receive those rewards even if the reward levels have been maxed out) plus a Driven Bats t-shirt and an invitation to a private release party in the Atlanta area! Food and drink provided, but lodging and transport you'll have to cover yourself.

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    Have your brand and product featured in-game. We will work with you on how it will be incorporated, be it as graffiti in the city, a non-player character's favorite anything- a significant feature in our game that will be made known (even endeared) to the players. You'll be credited as a sponsor in the game's ending credits as well as appearing on the startup splashscreen.

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    PRIME CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP!!

    This is it: the biggest of them all: you can claim sole responsibility for our success. At this level, Driven Bats will contain your brand, permeating all aspects of the game. You will be credited as the producer as well as sponsor, giving you everything the previous tier offers and more.

    Your product, brand, and/or company will not only be what saves this project as a game, but what saves the player and makes completing their quest possible in-game.

    Also, we will love you forever and consider naming our children after you.

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Funding period

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