Redneck Brigade is a character-driven freedom fight where a diverse crew, “The Brigade” battles enemy forces and attempts to reclaim their country using any means necessary. Nothing is off limits and dirty warfare is encouraged. Our characters will draw on their unique skill sets in order to first survive and then ultimately take back their land. (Like the music? Check out Brett Detar's website; http://brettdetar.com/)
In our world you get a nasty bunch of freedom fighters prepared to do anything that’s necessary to win the war. Each have their own unique strengths and weaknesses that will factor into how the battles play out. Some might excel with a compound bow, others may be more suited to driving a tank or zoning-in with a rifle.
Rowdy Johnson Aka: Rowdy McGyver Good olde American high school football player turned mechanic. Is a true leader and someone that a lot of rednecks look up to. The guy that everyone in town knows is a good, trustworthy loyal man.
Javier Dejesus Sanchez Almeida Aka “Cooter” Best friend and high school buddy of Rowdy's. Is a deputy sheriff in the county where they all live. Is an upstanding morale guy that has the best interests of others in mind.
8th Character This could be you. Get a redneck makeover and be the 8th character in our game!
We’ll present a large and diverse arena with literally limitless possibilities for engagement.
Urban areas where virtually every door, hallway, room, floor, roof, window, street, alley, bar, or restaurant will be in play.
Countryside and wooded terrain where gorilla warfare tactics will weigh heavily on the outcome. Streams, rivers and ponds for fishing? Wooded terrain for hunting? Sure, we got ‘em. Bogs for mudding with your 4x4 while spraying machine gun fire out the window? Interact with any vehicle in the game. If you thought Disney had good Imagineers, just wait for this juicy nugget to come out.
The sandbox will have a diverse array of areas throughout the free-roaming map. From small towns to the large city. You will have to take down the enemy to keep your freedom and win back your nation.
Each character has their own special starting location on the map. This starting point is unique to each character. Once you team up with the other characters for the campaign or free play you will then be allowed to start from their location as well.
Of course our crew of rednecks will have the requisite compound bows, knives, hatchets, shotguns, pistols, rifles, dynamite, trucks, Jeeps and such. But as we all know, a good shot-em-up needs an array of world class tactical weapons and vehicles. You’ll have to acquire them from the invading army or locate them on the map, but once in your hands, the sky’s the limit.
One of the ways you can be a huge asset to our game is by voting on weapons, attachments and participate in our development forums. Have a great idea for a weapon? Send it our way and we will let you name it. We even have some special redneck concoctions for weapons that we have created ourselves. The parts are available but you will need to find them in order to build these special weapons.
The bad news for the good guys is that this is a fully equipped battle-ready occupying force that is intent on assimilating them into their vision of the new America. The good news for the good guys is that the enemy force is well-armed, providing our rednecks access to the nearly every weapon imaginable. It’ll take a little southern charm and ingenuity to steal a tank, AK-47, or helicopter, but as we all know “Sharing is caring” and the enemy will be sharing... they just don’t know it yet!
You can play solo, recruit your friends, or make new friends and get the whole band together! Rowdy, Waylon, Cooter, Preacher, Ted, Annabelle and Chastity are at your service and ready to raise hell.
Campaign mode: In campaign mode you can play solo or with your friends to complete the campaign and win the war. It won’t be easy so you may want to invite your friends!
Multi-player: In free roam mode you can play all side missions, game types (such as: capture the keg, last man standing, king of the hill, and team death match), go fishing, hunting and on and on. We are setting up the free roam to allow many players, our goal is 50 players per map at one time. Try it alone or join a gang. We are putting a lot of detail into the multi-player as we know from experience it is a blast to enjoy the game with others.
We need your help in more ways than one! Of course, the first and most important reason we decided to use Kickstarters is to find like-minded and intelligent gamers that see value in what we are trying to do and ultimately help us fund this project. However, we also understand that this is a huge opportunity to collaborate with a community of people that are as passionate about games as we are. We want this process, both now and in the future, to inform the development of Redneck Brigade. It’s clear to us that the game can only get better if we solicit constructive feedback from fresh eyes that have looked critically at the product as it moves through the various stages toward completion. As with all games, Redneck Brigade will evolve over the next few months after funding. Our hope is that with your help the final release will be perfectly polished and exquisitely playable.
$75,000: Primary Goal
$100,000: 2 additional character storylines to be voted on by Kickstarter Supporters
$125,000: 2 more addition character storylines to be voted on by Kickstarter Supporters. Plus, 2 addition multiplayer game modes.
$150,000: Final 1 additional storylines.
$200,000: Xbox and Playstation platform release.
$250,000: Sandbox world is increased by 50%, allowing us to create even more missions.
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Collector's Edition USB Flash Drive with Game Installed
Risks and challenges
Obviously, in the gaming industry the risks are real and the challenges many. As a result, we have created a budget and production schedule that we think mitigates most of the risks, and will also allow us to quickly overcome most of the challenges. We are a careful, diligent and dedicated bunch that are oddly passionate about seeing this band of Rednecks finally come to life. All of the funding generated on Kickstarter will go directly toward any/all costs associated with the production process. No hyper inflated corporate salaries to pay, no 10 story office buildings to maintain, no expensing fancy dinners.....you get the point. This is a lean and mean operation until success is achieved. We truly believe that failure is not an option.
1 Digital Download of Redneck Brigade + Kickstarter Exclusive Special Weapon ("The Biden Blaster") + an Exclusive Achievement. You will receive a $20.00 in-game credit from our game store + Access to our Development Forums. (Forum Access will be available on September 1, 2013, $20.00 credit will be available in game store at launch of game.) *Plus all lower tier pledge rewards.
1 Digital Download of Redneck Brigade + Kickstarter Exclusive Special Weapon ("The Biden Blaster") + an Exclusive Achievement. You will receive a $20.00 in-game credit from our game store + Access to our Development Forums. (Forum Access will be available on September 1, 2013, $20.00 credit will be available in game store at launch of game). Redneck Brigade Combat Team Sticker + V.I.P. Development Forum access and voting rights. *Plus all lower tier pledge rewards.
1 Digital Download of Redneck Brigade + Kickstarter Exclusive Special Weapon ("The Biden Blaster") + an Exclusive Achievement. You will receive a $20.00 in-game credit from our game store + V.I.P. Access to our Development Forums. (Forum Access will be available on September 1, 2013, $20.00 credit will be available in game store at launch of game). Plus Kickstarter exclusive access to the Beta. No shipping involved for our international friends who want in early.
Legacy Supporter - By being a "Legacy Supporter" you will receive any and all games, expansion packs and more that Frag Out Studios ever produces. With every new game we produce you will be provided the betas, have full forum voting rights, invites and access to any F.O.S events, become a member of the behind-the-scenes F.O.S concept review group. *Plus all lower tier pledge rewards.
Launch Party - We will fly you out to our office for a full access tour to meet our team. Then provide you with the V.I.P. treatment you deserve at our Launch Party. Reward includes round trip airfare for 1 and 2 nights in a beautiful hotel in Portland, OR. Transportation to and from F.O.S events provided. (Airfare and hotel is booked by F.O.S. Paid airfare is limited to supporters from the 50 US states only) *Plus all lower tier pledge rewards.
Redneck Makeover - Who isn't a little country at heart? Let our team transform you into the 8th Redneck Brigade character and then join the crew as yourself with a full storyline in the final release. We will fly you out to our office to meet the team and then dive straight into the creative madness. Concept art to start and then a full day of discovery as we begin to create our storyline. You will also appear in the credits as this character! (Final decision on creative adaptation is subject to F.O.S approval). *Plus all lower tier pledge rewards.