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JasonBy Jason
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JasonBy Jason
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$150
pledged of $1,200pledged of $1,200 goal
3
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, May 1 2015 5:37 PM UTC +00:00

About

Diamond Buster by Jason Curry

Diamond Buster is a FREE, casual ball-shooter style game for mobile devices. Destroying the Diamond is your objective and you are given a cannon and a number of cannon balls...and a time limit. Aim carefully and time your shot just right, and you too can BUST THE DIAMOND!

This game is already live on the App Store!

Key features of the game:

  • Play without harassing friends! Because your friends are really tired of your spam anyways.
  • No need to purchase power-ups
  • No need to purchase game time or energy, or anything else for that matter! Completely FREE! (there will be a paid "Ad Free" version also)
  • Simple game design, just download and go (there is a tutorial if you need it)
  • Multiple difficulties to choose from, but even "easy" won't be so easy.

Check out my website for more game information! http://www.sensiblecyber.com/diamondbuster

What more could you possibly want from a mobile game? Something simple the kids can play while you shop, or something you can play while waiting for that meeting to start.

The game is currently monetized using ads; however, because some people don't like ads I will also launch an "Ad Free" version on both platforms.

Each map is short, less than a few minutes...unless you want to challenge yourself with "Survival Mode."

Multiple background music options available, or turn the background music off completely. That's your choice!

Making a FREE game has it's limits though, because it wasn't free to make. What the cost for me was to get the game on the App Store took away from my budget to get the game on the Google Play Store as well. That's where you come in. I'm looking for your help so that I can procure the necessary licenses and rights to make the game available on the Google Play store.

Why should you help? Well, ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you like simple games that dont take up all of your valuable storage space on your phone or tablet?
  • Do you like to help independant developers get noticed?
  • Do you like to see more FREE games?
  • Are you just a generous person?
  • Are you human?
  • Are you a carbon based life form?
  • Do unicorns really exist?
  • Are Lucky Charms magically delicious?

If you answered "YES!" to any of the above questions then you really should donate! Every dollar helps!

Ok, but why are you here?

A fruit based company took all my monies! Seriously, it was 5x more expensive than anticipated all because I had to purchase their brand of mobile computing device (Laptop) to publish the game to their mobile platforms...and that wasn't anticipated. [my bad]

What I need is to pay for the following items:

  • Google Play Store Developer Fees
  • License for Android Export Module
  • Digital Certificate (to sign the app, keeps things safe)

Project Timeline:

  • 3-5 Days: Purchase Licenses and pay fees
  • 6-15 Days: Test and tune app on multiple Android devices
  • 16-20 Days: Submit app to Google Play Store
  • 21-45 Days: Create additional maps based on the number sold as reward
  • 46-48 Days: Create the "Ad Free" Paid Versions
  • 49-50 Days: Submit the version updates for the FREE versions to both iTunes and Google, submit the "Ad Free" versions of both for review

What about my SWAG!?

  • All digital Deliverables will be shipped within 24 hours (emailed)
  • All physical SWAG/memorabilia will ship via USPS flat rate within 5-7 weeks.

Swag offers (because you just can't be that generous)

Reward #5 - JAVA FOR YOU!

Reward #6 - JAVA Free T-Shirt

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Risks and challenges

Risks are low, as the game is already complete and has been running on iOS devices around the world since March 8, 2015. However, with any venture there is always a risk.

The greatest risk is that the game will not run smoothly on older Android devices. Mostly, it would be an issues with the physics calculations may cause older devices to hang or crash.

The game as it is now has been tested on iOS devices running iOS 5.1 or newer and runs smoothly.

Testing is necessary. If minor changes need to be made they can be, but I cannot completely modify the entire game logic to support a subset of devices. This means that older Android devices have a probability of not being able to play the game. I feel it is a very low probability, but if you have a first generation Android device you might be out of luck...but I will TRY to include your device.

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    Get named as a Gold Sponsor (4 per screen) AND get an sponsor an additional Map! There are already 120 maps, I'll create another one and put YOUR NAME ON IT! (I mean, if you want your name on it that is...totally up to you)

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    I WANT SWAG! Keep yourself caffeinated with your very own Diamond Buster Platinum Sponsor Coffee Mug (11oz)!

    Lead time on printed mug is 4-6 weeks. Coffee Mug will ship from Sacramento, CA via USPS. Sorry, US Shipping only (including APO/FPO)
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    I don't like JAVA, but I still want SWAG!

    Wear your support proudly with this super comfortable and soft T-Shirt! Front Print Only.

    Lead time is 4-6 weeks.

    White T-Shirt (Mens, Womens and Youth).

    Please specify size (I.E. Mens Large, Youth Small, Womens Small).

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