EDIT 8: Last few hours to get rewards! Second stretch goal reached.Your support made this happen.
EDIT 7: 7 Days to go! First stretch goal reached. Second stretch goal upgraded from A2 sized (420x594 mm, 16.5x23.4in) to A0 size (841x1189mm) (33.1x46.8in).
EDIT 6: FUNDED! AND GREENLIT! Escape from Pleasure Planet is happening.
EDIT 5: 12 days and 95% funded. Two stretch goals added!
EDIT 4: 10 days and 90% funded! Awesome
EDIT 3: One week and we just crossed 70%! Robot bartenders, hot guys, the destruction of the galaxy!
EDIT 2: 50% in less than 60 hours! Thank you!!
EDIT: Thank you all so much!!! Over 10% in just a few hours. We are blown away by your support.
Better visuals - More character portraits for Tycho and we can populate our alien worlds with weird and colourful plants and animals.
Official poster - A beautiful retro scifi poster for the game by graphic design wunderkind Kayle Whitham. This will be a massive digital A0 sized (841x1189mm) (33.1x46.8in) PDF and HD wallpaper. If reached, this reward will automatically apply to anyone who has backed the Game Bundle tier or above. If you're on the bare-bones first tier it's not too late to raise your pledge! Almost all reward tiers benefit from the extra value if this goal is reached.
Escape from Pleasure Planet is a gay-themed science-fiction adventure game, with bright colourful graphics, a fun story and beautiful character art by Joe Phillips.
It's a follow-up to my earlier game, My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant. However you don't need to have played that to enjoy Pleasure Planet!
In the game you play as Captain Tycho Minogue. You're tasked with tracking down a dangerous (and dangerously handsome) criminal named Brutus. The trail leads to Arcadia, a tourist resort famous throughout the galaxy as the Pleasure Planet.
But has Brutus gone to the resort solely to hide or is he planning something more sinister? Are the tourists truly happy having their every wish fulfilled or is there a dark underside to this paradise? And what has happened to the original builders of Pleasure Planet?
There are twists and turns, hopefully some laughs and maybe even some tears along the way culminating in a pretty awesome ending.
Select a reward tier to get the game, early access, or even be part of the adventure by having Joe Phillips draw you or your loved one into the game!
Pleasure Planet is an action-packed adventure spread across five planets, 30 locations, and 35 characters. If you like classic games like Day of the Tentacle, or modern point-and-click adventures like the Blackwell series, you will love this.
My motto from day one of development has been “all killer, no filler”. Tycho faces his greatest challenges: monstrous alien beasts, the vacuum of space, countdowns to destruction and, of course, a villain with a plan to ... hmm, I don't want to give too much away!
The game is inspired by big, bold, and colourful retro scifi - strange worlds, big concepts, weird aliens. Don’t be distracted by all the topless guys; the game has a solid scifi story underneath.
Escape from Pleasure Planet contains a diverse range of characters, touches on themes unique to the gay community, and has plenty of eye-candy.
The villain is also ... hey, spoilers!
Gay games have a much smaller audience than mainstream games and so we rely on patronage, word-of-mouth and Kickstarter to fund these labours of love.
So I need your help to make this game.
Feedback from our early testers has been good - but there’s still a lot to do and we want to make Escape from Pleasure Planet the best gay game ever made.
Your generous pledge will go towards:
Polish and improvement; and
If our Kickstarter level is reached (amazing), there’ll be some cool stretch goals ...
Tier 1: Digital download of the full game. Backers will get the game a day before it goes on sale, DRM-free, and are eligible for a Steam key if we get through Greenlight.
Tier 2: Game bundle. The game as above, and also a digital copy (via our DRM-free website or Steam) of the previous game, My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant, and an exclusive 15-minute “director’s commentary” video of key sections of Space Tyrant.
Tier 3: Early access to the game! The above rewards and after the Kickstarter completes, you’ll receive the latest playable builds of the game. Go behind the scenes with an exclusive PDF of the zine: "The Making Of Escape From Pleasure Planet". Play the game before everyone else; your feedback goes into improving the final game, and your name will be in the credits!
Tier 4: Name a planet! As well as the main mission planets, we use procedural generation to populate the entire galaxy with random planets that the player can travel to at any time. At this tier you get all the above rewards but also you get to name - and describe (subject to light moderation) - a planet. Your world also becomes part of a special achievement for visiting all the planets named by backers.
Tier 5: Your name and fantasy holiday in the game! As well as the main mission fantasies in the game, we use procedural generation to create the non-essential fantasies. At this tier you get all the above rewards, you also give us your name and a description of your perfect fantasy holiday (subject to light moderation), and we’ll add it to the game using our spa template.
The player will receive a special achievement if they visit all the fantasies submitted by backers.
Tier 6: Digital Collector’s Edition. A specially-branded “Collector’s Edition” of v1.0 of the game, the Space Tyrant rewards (game and video), early access, name a planet, describe a fantasy, an original never-before-distributed short story ebook starring Tycho, a digital pack of six exclusive high-res wallpapers, and your name in the credits as a patron!
Tier 7 (8 slots): Be a character in the game! Superstar artist Joe Phillips will draw you, or your loved one, or a character of your own imagination, and Luke Miller will add the new art to the spa template with the main character, Tycho, and they’ll have a short conversation. Hand-drawn, hand-coded, mmm mmm. Plus you get all the rewards in the Digital Collector’s Edition.
Your pledge of $15 USD or greater will get you a copy of the final game when it’s released. This will be a DRM-free copy for Windows, Mac and Linux. The Mac version will be released after the Windows and Linux versions. All backers will be eligible for a free steam key if we are fortunate enough to make it through Greenlight (vote now!). We're aiming to release the game within six months after the Kickstarter completes (before the end of 2016). The game is in Beta, and with feedback coming in from testers at the moment, we are working towards the first release candidate.
Pledging $35 USD or more will also give you early access to the current Beta. We will start sending out links within a couple of days of the end of the Kickstarter. The Beta will be Windows-only but the full version will be Mac, Linux and Windows.
Thanks! Your support means a lot to creators when you back a project - you really do make dreams come true.
Share! Even if you can’t afford to back us at the moment, you can still help by promoting this Kickstarter to anyone you think might be interested.
Greenlight! Did I mention Greenlight? Here is our Greenlight link! Let’s get more gay games on Steam!
If you have any questions or suggestions, send them to us. Developers love feedback!
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