Announcing an awesome collaboration!
Bread from Bossa Studios’ I Am Bread will be joining forces with DEEEER!!!
DEEEER Simulator: Your Average Everyday Deer Game is a game planned to be made available on Steam in which you take on the role of the main character: a deer. Run around town freely taking advantage of the main character’s deer-specific attributes, such as your stretchy neck and your stabby antlers!
Put simply, DEEEER Simulator is a “Slow-Life Town Destruction Game”. You can spend your days enjoying a nice, relaxed frolic here and there together with the other animals around town, or you can choose to relieve some stress and absolutely destroy the town and everything in it. Of course, if you choose the destructive route, you may end up being chased down by police and meeting a tragic end!
Smash through everyday life in an unassuming town to unleash the true power of the deer!
It all began in the summer of 2017. I tweeted a demo movie of “a game featuring a deer with a stretching neck”, which was subsequently played more than 2 million times, after which my Twitter feed was flooded with requests for an actual playable game.
In 2018, I created the Twitter account for DEEEER Simulator and posted a video, which garnered significant attention after it was retweeted over 100,000 times.
In 2019, I decided to turn to crowdfunding in order to achieve the quality I felt the game as well as future players deserved.
My ultimate goal is to develop something that people all over the world can enjoy. There are a handful of game apps out there which boast hundreds of millions of downloads; I, too, wanted to become such game developer and dreamed of creating a game that could be fun for everyone.
Some people say things like, “It’s impossible to make something fun for everyone,” and “As long as someone out there enjoys the game, that’s good enough.” While I do agree with these sentiments, still... I can’t simply give up on my dream. I believe that it is possible to create something that could be transmitted to and enjoyed thoroughly by 760 million people.
When developing a game independently, income doesn’t begin to flow in until the game is released and sold. It is also nigh impossible to estimate actual future revenue, so there is always a lot of anxiety and uneasiness in indie game development. If I could receive funding for stage development via crowdfunding, I would be able to properly concentrate my energies more on creation and improving the game as much as possible.
Also, since I was a university student until just this past year, I don’t have much financial reserves and would be unable to live without working at least a part-time job at the moment. The largest reason I’ve decided to seek funding via crowdfunding is to be able to improve both development speed and quality by concentrating solely on game development.
More than anything else, what I find most wonderful about crowdfunding is the fact that I would be able to share the joy when the game is complete.
Funds collected via crowdfunding will be put toward the following costs:
・reward creation and distribution
・promotion and marketing
Additionally, if the initial funding goal is reached and surpassed, the surplus funding will be put toward further updates to the game in order to make it even more expansive and fun.
I have a wide variety of ideas for features and gimmicks to be implemented! I guarantee you’re not going to want to miss out!
The “team” is actually just one guy: me. I handle everything myself, from game development to trailer production. I was a university student until the beginning of last year. But as mentioned above, I dreamed of creating the sort of games that could be played and enjoyed by people all over the world, so I made the decision to leave university and dive into game development on my own.
Rewards will be provided in the following formats:
I’ll send you a key to download the game via Steam.
*Available for Windows only.
[DIGITAL ART BOOK]
I plan to include a booklet of the various animals appearing in the game along with stories and anecdotes pertaining to the game’s development.
[Spin-off Mini Game Download Key]
I plan to create a special limited-edition spin-off mini game exclusively for crowdfunding.
I’ll send you a key to download the spin-off mini game.
*Available for Windows only.
*Being a simple spin-off/mini game, it won’t be especially voluminous.
*Details of the mini game will not be disclosed until delivery.
Your name will appear in the game’s staff credits.
Have the image of your choice make an appearance in the actual game!
The original image of your choice will appear as the head of a character appearing in the game!
You can submit your own original illustrations, logos, photos of your pets, etc.
*Images submitted will be subject to screening. In the event that a submitted image is found to violate copyright laws or other public policies, or if I have judged an image to be inappropriate, you may be asked to resubmit another image.
[ULTIMATE SPECIAL THANKS]
Your name will be displayed even more prominently in the game’s staff credits.
Steam Wishlist : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1018800/DEEEER_Simulator/
Risks and challenges
At this point, I have officially released one stream and more than six smartphone applications so far, and I plan to deliver this project within the year (2019). In case of delay, details will be provided immediately.
Since this is a one-person development team, there is the possibility that release may be delayed due to sickness, accident, or other unforeseen circumstances beyond my control.
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