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CA$ 42
pledged of CA$ 1,000pledged of CA$ 1,000 goal
4
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, September 17 2015 6:29 PM UTC +00:00

About

Pixel Wars Beta

Vex Studios

Pixel Wars started off as a small project to test out gaming engines and my programming skills. I would have never thought this game would go anywhere until now! As I kept working on the game and improving playability, I knew this game had to be completed! Ive combined my love for online gaming and World War 2 interest to make this retro style PC game!

Create and customize your very own solider and start your journey through the pix-elated recreations of the second World War! You will have to fight your way through the enemy strongholds ,complete many puzzles and find lots of secret items in order to ensure a victory for the allies! You will have the chance to play as Canadians, Americans, British and French during your first play through and then as the Germans, Italians , Russians and Japanese during the second play through!

The game heavily revolves around D-Day,with the Normandy beach landing. This image here is one of the Higgin boats seen in the game, players will control it on there way to the shoreline.
The game heavily revolves around D-Day,with the Normandy beach landing. This image here is one of the Higgin boats seen in the game, players will control it on there way to the shoreline.

 I made the game with the retro arcade style look in mind. I love playing old classics and love the look of them. Although i find that they get too repetitive and boring fast so with Pixel Wars, more sections of the story line will be added with every update.

 Early Stages Of The Game

This was the loading screen of the game from a year ago.
This was the loading screen of the game from a year ago.

About a year ago is when "Pixel Wars" started it's development. When the game first started out the name was "Saving Private Smith". Since then the loading screen and name has been changed, although its still nice to see where the game all started from once and a while.

How Does The Game Work?

Controls:The game in its current form is a PC game. Therefore it will use the arrow keys for the character to move . (This can be customizable in the game's control options).

Platforms: This is a PC game. So far the game runs smoothly on 32 bit and 64 bit laptops and run smoothly on most PC's. In the future I hope for this game to be available on Mobile devices as well.

Style: Most of the game so far consists of side scrolling and vertical scrolling like a Zelda game. 2D platforming and other gaming styles can be seen in certain mini games.

Pixel Wars Global

The game will also include a feature that most retro style games lack, a online gaming section. In Pixel Wars , you will have the choice to either play each level on your own or with friends. If you play with friends you can play on Pixel Wars Global! Pixel Wars Global will include exclusive games and missions. Here you can create you very own battalion with your friends and play against players from all around the world! Pixel Wars Global with include Leader-boards and a player ranking system for players to show off there level and medals.

The more you play the more you will level up your online player. As you level up you will unlock new abilities and map locations along with being able to buy new items and weapons that weren't available previously.

In addition to leveling up you will also be able to earn certain medals and rewards only available via certain achievements and contracts. Some of the accomplishments will have to be reached in the main game , while others can only be reached in the Pixel Wars Global.

You will also earn Pixel Wars Global currency known as "Gold". This can be used to buy new items and weapons that can be used in the main game and in the Pixel Wars Global community.

Pixel Wars Map Editor

As players get bored, they will be able to create their own levels to play in. They will have access to the Pixel Wars Map Editor which will allow the player to customize their own maps.

The player will be able to drag and drop enemies, obstacles, power ups and many more things into their custom map. They will be able to choose the terrain of the location as well as other certain biome customizations like rivers and rocky landscapes.

This will allow players to make levels the way they want! And you can save your custom maps and post them to the Pixel Wars Global section for other players to see and play.

Water mines can be placed as an obstacle in the water portions of your custom maps.
Water mines can be placed as an obstacle in the water portions of your custom maps.
Example of placable entrances to underground areas in the map editing section.
Example of placable entrances to underground areas in the map editing section.
You can leave notes and messages for player to find,collect or follow in game as an added feature.
You can leave notes and messages for player to find,collect or follow in game as an added feature.

Where will your money be going?

As the game stand now, a pretty good outline of the game is completed. With your funds I'll be able to further the games the development such as:

Allied Tank "War Machine" availble for people who donated via Kickstarter if the game is completed. (5 different colour combos available)
Allied Tank "War Machine" availble for people who donated via Kickstarter if the game is completed. (5 different colour combos available)

*** The $1000 dollar goal will HELP pay for these things. We know its going to take more funds to completely pay for everything on this list but the money we make from this project will help a little bit and we will pay for the rest with other means of funding***

- Thank You for your donations!

  • Hiring other programmers to help quicken the process.
  • Pay for me to live so I can also work on the game. 
  • Buy certain software and hardware to keep the game looking and running smoothly.
  • Help pay for servers as Pixel Wars Global goes live.
  • Help me pay for the copyrights to certain things.
  • Help pay for the games advertisement.
  • Help motivate me to make the best game I can for all the people looking forward to play this game!
  •  If enough money is raised I will release a Beta out for free and once the full game is finished the game will be available for purchase.
  •  For those who donate, you will relieve the game a little early with the perks corresponding with the amount you donated.

The Future of Pixel Wars

As the game gets further developed , many changes and additions will arise. Some of these changes and additions will include:

  • Battles from World War 1.
  • Battles from all throughout history (Ancient Egypt and Rome for example).
  •  New locations , items and weapons. Making Pixel Wars a Mobile game!
Bouncing Betty Land Mine
Bouncing Betty Land Mine

How Can The Community Help?

The community will be able to send me there very own sprites that were made in MS paint. I may be able to use those sprites in game, which will save me a lot of time in creating pixel art. These sprites can come in many forms, such as moving GIF's , weapon skins , obstacles and much more. For anyone who sends me a sprite that makes it into the game, will automatically be given Bronze package status!

Community Forums

While Pixel Wars is in development, a Pixel Wars Global Forum will be posted for users to talk among one another about the game. The Pixel Wars Global Forum will be where I post any new information about the games development. Close to the games release I will be posting downloadable add-ons exclusive to Pixel Wars Global Forum users only.

Custom M1A1 Thompson PlayerCard availble for Pixel Wars Global Forum members.
Custom M1A1 Thompson PlayerCard availble for Pixel Wars Global Forum members.
Custom Waffen SS Luger Pistol PlayerCard availble for Pixel Wars Global Forum members.
Custom Waffen SS Luger Pistol PlayerCard availble for Pixel Wars Global Forum members.
This is an example of a background that someone could send in to help create levels. This image was created with Microsoft Paint.
This is an example of a background that someone could send in to help create levels. This image was created with Microsoft Paint.

Risks and challenges

What if the game never gets completed?
-If the game never gets completed , and there is some sort of playable beta, then I will post the beta for everyone to play for free.

How can we track the games progress?
-In addition to the Pixel Wars Forum , If we get enough funds , I will start a Facebook group and post pictures of the games progress. If this gets really popular then I will post play throughs of the game of Youtube as well.

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    - Create your own clan for free.
    - All PW Global rights 1 week earlier then none members.
    -Exclusive weapons and Emblems.
    -Much more!

    Your account will be recognized as a Gold package member therefore you will be rewarded with:
    - Special Maps.
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    This Includes:
    - Create your own clan for free.
    - All PW Global rights 1 week earlier then none members.
    -Exclusive weapons and Emblems.
    -Much more!

    Your account will be recognized as a Platinum package member therefore you will be rewarded with:
    - Special Maps.
    - Exclusive Weapons and Emblems in game and PW Global.
    -Free access to Map making editor.
    -100,000 gold points for in game purchases.

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    IF THE GAME IS COMPLETED , you will receive a digital copy of the game as well as free future updates as the game's development progresses.
    You will get a free membership in the "Pixel War Global" section.
    This Includes:
    - Create your own clan for free.
    - All PW Global rights 1 week earlier then none members.
    -Exclusive weapons and Emblems.
    -Much more!

    Your account will be recognized as a Medal of Honor package member therefore you will be rewarded with:
    - Special Maps.
    - Exclusive Weapons and Emblems in game and PW Global.
    -Free access to Map making editor.
    -100,000 gold points for in game purchases.

    You will also receive a special Thank You card if the game is finished. This card will be from me personally, thanking you for your generous donation to help this game become a reality.

    Withe the medal of Honor Package you will able to create your very own mini game on Pixel Wars Global with the help of our team. Or
    create 1 mission for Pixel Wars Global. You will be able to fully customize one or the other within our rules and boundaries and will be given full credit for your contribution.

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