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Last updated June 12, 2015

Louie Cooks

Experience the Oculus Rift & Microphone in a new way! Shout & shake your head to fulfill a cat's dreams!

Louie Cooks

Experience the Oculus Rift & Microphone in a new way! Shout & shake your head to fulfill a cat's dreams!

€254
pledged of €12,000pledged of €12,000 goal
20
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 11 2015 3:56 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 12, 2015

About

Experience the Oculus Rift & Microphone in a new way: Loosen up! Shout, sing, whistle & shake your head to fulfill a cat's dreams!

Your cat Louie is one of a kind: He wants to become a marmalade-cook and expects your help travelling around the world finding rare and exotic ingredients! But his enemies, The Cuties, are on his tail:

Stand your ground while protecting the ingredients from the onmarching cuties that try to ruin Louie's plans. Expose their weaknesses with the help of Oculus Rift (alt. mouse) and even Microphone input

  • Experience a non-linear story-mode and follow Louie on his Journey finding the perfect marmalade recipe!
  • ...Or completely customize your game-experience in the "Quick Game" mode
  • New & experimental experience, powered by Oculus Rift (or mouse) & Microphone input
Louie in the forefront, fully focused on cooking his marmalade while the cuties approach!
Louie in the forefront, fully focused on cooking his marmalade while the cuties approach!

“Louie Cooks” builds upon innovative input-methods: Using the example of the Oculus Rift integration, the game allows you not only to experience the world with the perception of depth, but also opens up new intuitive ways to lock-on to specific targets, such as the cuties:

We also use the Rift (or alt. mouse-input) to detect Head-Movements such as shaking or nodding to help you keep your neck-muscles in good shape! ♥ We developed a method to recognize these movement patterns allowing you to interact with certain cuties in a new way! 

Apart from his cooking-skills, Louie is a very solid air-guitarist!
Apart from his cooking-skills, Louie is a very solid air-guitarist!

Aaaand microphone support: Scream, sing or whistle on a high note! We use an adaptive system that tries to balance the difficulty by adjusting on how loud or high you can go!

Although they do appear a little bit clumsy, the cuties have a few aces up their sleeves! Wether they disguise themselves as fake melons or dive underwater to avoid your sight! They'll always think of something new, dependent on which stage you're in! 

The game features multiple stages for you to choose from! They play an important role in „Louie Cooks“ – not only do they set the look for the environment, they also change the way the cuties approach you. This creates room for individual strategies.

How about a boat-ride around Peanut-Island? ♥ Each stage brings a new twist into the game!
How about a boat-ride around Peanut-Island? ♥ Each stage brings a new twist into the game!

Apart from the standard "Quick Game"-mode, the game will also incorporate a Storymode, which follows Louie's journey finding the perfect marmalade-flavor and unveiling the identity of his secret rival, who sent the cuties after him! The mode features several missions that can be fullfilled in a non-linear manner and small cutscenes. Each mission implements various game-modifiers and specific goals that diversify the game's experience and you unlock cool collectables by finishing missions! 

Our amazingly talented composer David Thomas Stead created an upbeat soundtrack especially for Louie Cooks. Each stage will feature an unique theme for you to hear! Here's a selection of tracks for you to enjoy! ♪

If our initial Kickstarter funding goal is secured, we will assure that you get a complete and satisfying game experience in return for your trust in us! 

  • Estimated Release Date Q3 2015
  • Platforms Windows, Mac OSX, Linux

We all had to make financial sacrifices in order to get our baby this far. A huge proportion of the game has already been finished by us during our last year at university without any funds, but to continue on Louie's adventures, we need to secure wages for our team for the last stretch of production. Even if we don't manage to reach our initial goal, we'll finish the project, but of course on a much smaller scale.

But(!) if we manage to shoot over the set goal with your help, we prepared a sort of wishlist with additional content and extras we'd love to include into the game with the needed resources!

If our dream comes true and we reach our goal, we'd of course love to give something back to you (apart from the game of course)! 

The Digital Deluxe Edition contains a special Artbook called "Louie's Cookbook" which features art and concepts from the game, but also some very exquisit recipes by Louie himself! 

A preview of "Louie's Cookbook" showing details of how the Shy Cutie was designed
A preview of "Louie's Cookbook" showing details of how the Shy Cutie was designed

We appreciate your support and if you're willing to get even more involved with the project, have a look at the next tiers!

Submit your own color-palette for an alternative outfit for Louie, help creating a mission from the game's Storymode or become a portrait in a yet to be announced, spooky-scary stage! You can even join one of our design-meetings to help us create a new cutie or even a stage!

Since the start as an university project, the team of "Louie Cooks" has grown all over the world with our UK-based composer David and our awesome supporting Artist Zhi Hao from Singaopore! Read all about them below!

So at last, thank you for your time! If you like our project feel free to share this campaign via social-media to further support us and our passion ♥ Thank you!

Risks and challenges

We know that Game Development is a rocky road and that three of us are just out of University, but we've been on this road for quite some while now together with Louie and we'd give everything to come to our destination with our little kitty-cat!

We had many opportunities in the last few years to work on different projects with different people during uni, profiting from the hands-on experiences and we've come together for "Louie Cooks" as a well attuned team. We don't have many team-members and there is a risk of delay if one member couldn't continue working on the project, which we could compensate to some extent. But we think the size of the team fits the scope of the project and it makes communication as well as organization simpler.

Apart from that we've already brought the game to a point, where it could stand on it's own, but we feel, that it would greatly benefit from additional, diversifying content. So even if we don't reach our initial budget-goal we have an established foundaiton.

On the technical side there are of course the Oculus and the PC-multi-OS launch (Windows, Linux and OSX) - But we've gotten pretty confident with the Unity Engine, which made building for various plattforms easy. So we expect a smooth and simultaneous launch on all three plattforms.

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    SPECIAL THANKS & WALLPAPER

    Get a credits entry under Special Thanks and a Louie Cooks Desktop-Wallpaper!

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    DIGITAL DRM-FREE GAME

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    DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION, DIGITAL GAME, SOUNDTRACK & ARTBOOK

    The Digital Deluxe version comes with the game, the soundtrack and the special artbook "Louie's Cookbook" including art & concepts from the game and Louie's own, very special marmalade-recipes, all in digital form. All previous rewards included!

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    EXCLUSIVE COSTUME & 2nd GAME COPY

    A Kickstarter-Backer exclusive fully-designed, alternative costume for Louie and a second copy of the game! All previous rewards included!

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    DESIGN AN ALTERNATIVE COLOR-PALETTE FOR LOUIE

    Louie's outfits feature several alternative color-palettes for you to choose from! Become a part of the development process by choosing your favorite colors for Louie (by team approval)! Including everything from the EXCLUSIVE COSTUME-Reward.

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    SHAPE AN INGAME MISSION

    Become part of the development process by taking part in a design-meeting via Skype or Email and contribute ideas to create a new mission outline for the story mode! You'll also get a special credits entry. Including everything from the EXCLUSIVE COSTUME-Reward.

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    BE PART OF THE EXHIBITION

    One yet to be announced, spooky-scary stage will prominently feature various paintings for the player to glance at. Become a stylized portait yourself or contribute ideas for landscapes or anything else your imagination can come up with for our artist to paint and include into the stage (by team approval). You'll also get a special credits entry! Including everything from the EXCLUSIVE COSTUME-Reward.

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    ADOPT A CUTIE ♥

    Join a design-meeting via Skype to create a new cutie from scratch with us! This not only gives you the opportunity to influence his design, but also to propose the new and unique gameplay-elements that come with the cutie! Comes with a special credits entry and everything from the EXCLUSIVE COSTUME-Reward.

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    CREATOR OF WORLDS

    Join a design-meeting via Skype to conceptualize a completely new stage! Become a crucial part in shaping the game by influencing the setting and gameplay-relevant elements of the new stage! Comes with a special credits entry and everything from the EXCLUSIVE COSTUME-Reward.

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