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A toaster gun shooting, kung-food fighting, co-op action game starring Bacon Man, true heir to the Meat Throne. Read more

Boston, MA Video Games
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A toaster gun shooting, kung-food fighting, co-op action game starring Bacon Man, true heir to the Meat Throne.

Boston, MA Video Games
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Bacon Man is a full 3D side scrolling action platforming game. It mixes fighting, shooting, and physics based abilities to create a challenging experience in a beautifully rendered world inspired by the food groups.

We crafted Bacon Man in the spirit of some of our favorite titles, such as Rayman, Mega Man X, and Earthworm Jim. Only 90’s kids will remember. The rest of you had no childhoods.

So why bacon? Bacon is the all American symbol of love. With the passion for mechanically separated pork and guns, there is nothing more fitting than Bacon in a red, white and blue suit.

And why Kickstarter? Bacon Man is a fully realized project involving lots of people, but we need support from backers to buy things like frozen dinners, replace our aging computer hardware, and pay our musicians. With your help, let's bring Bacon Man to life!

Fluid Combat

Fighting takes place on land or in air. Tailor combat to your play style by combining fighting, shooting, and platforming for awesome combos. Fight with honor by punching bad guys in the face, or be a dignified gentleman and shoot them from a distance.

Bacon Man's attacks are also methods of mobility. 

  • Uppercut to a high ledge and knock enemies sunny side up. 
  • Ground pound through the floor and pancake bad guys. 
  • Fill enemies full of bread with your toaster gun and gain airtime with a well placed shot.
  • Turn enemies into ice cubes, then use their bodies as a bridge.

A Gluten-Free RPG

Like all good RPG’s, Bacon Man starts off in prison! Deep moral choices like whether to level up Strength or HP! Shop for items and wield deadly kitchen appliances.

Super-Sized Story

There’s a conspiracy brewing in the world of Nomround. Old King Roast Beef has been brutally murdered, and his obviously innocent grandson Bacon Man has been framed by the Food Kings. With the weight of the world resting on his shoulders, take on the role of Bacon Man, battle through the food groups, and confront those who condemned you. It’s up to you to clear his name by murdering those who put him behind bars.

Local Co-op with a Side Dish of Friendship

Don't take on the Food Kings alone. Bacon Man features local cooperative multiplayer! Be a hero and take a bullet for your buddy, or a zero by throwing friends into spike pits. Play as one of four unique characters and power your level friendship. Want to both play the same character? With multiple skins, you'll play like twins.

Glorious Original Soundtrack

Full classical orchestration: an amazing feast for your ears by the illustrious musical talents of Kyle Landry and Braxton Burks. You can download a sneak peek at the Skymap Bandcamp page.

Navigate a gourmet arrangement of handcrafted levels. Explore exotic locales such as The Freezer, glorious Meat Zone, delectable Dairy Zone, floating Pomegranate City, vast deserts of Udon, dense and lush Vegan Valley, and the awe-inspiring Mount Broc.

World One: Escape the Freezer

Bacon Man has been seized and transported to the Freezer, a frozen wasteland where foods are left to crystallize in ice.

Bacon Man dives headfirst into any tough situation.

After grabbing his Toaster Gun, Bacon Man is ready to fight the Food Kings.

Pick a character that best suits your style. Each hero has unique stats and skills, offering a different challenge for every player. With each hero, experience an alternate storyline.

Bacon Man - Heir to the meat throne and self declared sex symbol. A true action hero with a gun to prove it. He has well rounded stats and low intelligence, making him fun for all players.

Feta - A samurai on an uncertain quest shrouded in lost memories... and feta cheese. A character with an advanced play style featuring high attack power and low HP.

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Nomround is a dangerous place filled with villainous creatures and untrusting minions. Challenge enemies to impossible fights and overcome them with incredible skill.

Recently appointed King of the Meat Zone, he is Bacon Man's oldest and dearest friend. Lately, he's been acting a little peculiar...

A hulkish boar with an attitude. He hates bacon, he's on fire, and he's invincible.

Sentient, frozen burgers. Sometimes they have spikes! Deadly, and crazy delicious.

Don't let their cute looks fool you. These hooded piggies are out for blood.

Petite in size, these flying warriors wield explosive cannons in their shields and extending lances.

Rumored to have descended from Odin himself, their hammer throws are highly accurate!

And so many more!

Bacon Man will be available for PC and Mac from day one. We’re actively pursuing distribution on Steam, so please send us some love by voting for Bacon Man on Steam Greenlight.

We’d love to release Bacon Man on consoles. Plans are in motion to make this happen, but we need support from backers like you to make this a reality. Console development can be expensive! If Bacon Man is distributed on consoles, you will have your choice of platform on release.

Skymap Games is a small games studio located in Methuen, Massachusetts. Over the last year, we’ve started work on Bacon Man full time. After years of contract game development, we decided to take our talents and create an original game. Here are the humble creative geniuses behind this masterpiece…


Angelos Dardagiannopoulos

Angelos has a knack for good level design, but he also loves creating particles, and sound effects. He is a talented pun artist and character rigger. You know… whatever makes them move.

Jonathan Vazquez

Jon is a jack of all trades and master of everything! His expertise revolves around programing, level lighting, modeling, animation, and having no free time.

Ryan Lefebvre

Ryan is an exceptional concept and character artist, and an experienced traditional animator. He also helps out with the level designs when he’s not busy eating.

Neal Laurenza

Neal is the Skymap frontman. He excels in anything that requires business casual and playing well with others. He totally does not force developers to make games in his garage.

Kyle Landry

Kyle is an established pianist who got his start posting pop music covers to his YouTube account back in 2005. Today, he teaches music theory and composition, and performs around the world. Kyle joins the team as the lead composer for the Bacon Man soundtrack.

Braxton Burks

Braxton is a well known figure in the video game orchestration community. Best known for his work on Pokemon Reorchestrated, Braxton brings melodies to life. We’re excited to have him on board as a composer and the lead arranger of the Bacon Man soundtrack.

So where does all that precious pledge money go? Here’s a breakdown of our costs:

Want your physical copy signed? - Add $10 to any physical reward tier ($60+) and we'll sign your copy of the game.
Want an extra copy? - Add $10 to any digital reward tier ($15+) for an extra download key.

Desktop Wallpaper - Zip file containing multiple cool images in a variety of resolutions.

 

All previous rewards + DRM free digital copy of Bacon Man. Your choice of PC, Mac, or consoles if we're able to port the game.

EARLY BIRD PRICE! All previous rewards + PDF artbook containing concept art and commentary from the Skymap team + Digital copy of the Bacon Man Original Soundtrack, available in multiple high quality formats + Access to the Bacon Man Beta Demo.

All previous rewards + PDF artbook containing concept art and commentary from the Skymap team + Digital copy of the Bacon Man Original Soundtrack, available in multiple high quality formats + Access to the Bacon Man Beta Demo.

All previous rewards + Dual disc physical game containing a DVD copy of the Bacon Man game, CD copy of the Bacon Man OST, and full color instruction manual + Postcard sent to you from your friend Bacon Man.

EARLY BIRD PRICE! All previous rewards + Kickstarter exclusive limited edition t-shirt in size of your choice.

All previous rewards + Kickstarter exclusive limited edition t-shirt in size of your choice.

All previous rewards + Physical artbook containing concept art and commentary from the Skymap team + Poster to hang in your room.

All previous rewards + Your name in the credits of the game + An image of your choice (approved by the Skymap team) will be immortalized in game as part of the Bacon Man Gallery feature.

All previous rewards + We'll work with you to create a secret room in game + Skype chat with the developers + A free copy of every future Skymap game ever made.

All previous rewards + An invitation to the Bacon Man launch party event. We'll spend the day showing you how we make games, grab lunch, then head to the Bacon Man launch party where you'll wear a cape and crown. You did it. (Travel fees not included)

Risks and challenges

At this time, Bacon Man: An Adventure is currently in Alpha state. This means we have most of the core gameplay implemented, a solid visual aesthetic, and a roadmap for the rest of the development process.

Bacon Man is an ambitious project. As contract workers, our development team has experience finishing projects under tight deadlines, but we will never force ourselves to drop quality in exchange for more time. With this in mind, there's always risk our expected release date will change. We will always do our best to maintain communication with backers.

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FAQ

  • Two members of the Skymap Games team are multilingual. We can translate the game (and its humor) effectively into Spanish, and Greek. For other languages, we will need to hire localization services. Should our Kickstarter exceed it's goal, we will be able to put extra funds towards localizing the game in other languages.

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  • We feel that local co-op fits perfectly with the game, and we're sure you'll have a blast fighting alongside a friend from one couch. Unfortunately, online co-op is a wholly different route that we did not feel fit very well with the game's playstyle; there are no plans to bring online co-op to the game at this time.

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  • You can purchase an extra copy of the game by adding $10 to your pledge. This works on any digital reward tier of $15 or more.

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Rewards

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    Pledge $1 or more

    25 backers

    Pity Donation

    Our sincere thanks! We can finally eat! We'll send you a backer exclusive high resolution wallpaper pack.

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    Pledge $15 or more

    108 backers

    Standard Backer

    Previous tiers + A digital copy of the game for your choice of PC or Mac.

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    Pledge $20 or more

    99 backers Limited (1 left of 100)

    Early Bird - Digital Deluxe

    Previous tiers + The Bacon Man Beta Demo + PDF artbook filled with concepts, storyboards, and comments from the team + The Bacon Man Original Soundtrack by Kyle Landry and Braxton Burks offered in a variety of formats.

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    62 backers

    Digital Deluxe

    Previous tiers + The Bacon Man Beta Demo + PDF artbook filled with concepts, storyboards, and comments from the team + The Bacon Man Original Soundtrack by Kyle Landry and Braxton Burks offered in a variety of formats.

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    Pledge $60 or more

    17 backers

    Classy Collector

    Previous tiers + Two disc physical package containing a DVD with the game, CD with the original soundtrack, and full color instruction manual + A postcard from your pal Bacon Man.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $70 or more

    23 backers Limited (2 left of 25)

    Early Bird - Dapper Deluxe

    Previous tiers + a Kickstarter exclusive limited edition t-shirt!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $80 or more

    5 backers

    Dapper Deluxe

    Previous tiers + a Kickstarter exclusive limited edition t-shirt!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $120 or more

    7 backers

    Art Hoarder

    Previous tiers + a wall poster and hard cover art book shipped directly to your estate.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $250 or more

    12 backers

    Producer Edition

    Previous tiers + your name in the game's credits + we'll place an image of your choosing into the game as an item!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $500 or more

    0 backers Limited (45 left of 45)

    Houlihan Edition

    Previous tiers + a copy of every future Skymap Games production + a video chat with the developers + a secret in-game room dedicated exclusively to you!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $1,000 or more

    4 backers Limited (1 left of 5)

    Mortgage Edition

    Previous tiers + an invitation to spend the day with the Skymap Crew! We'll show you how we make games and take you out for a nice lunch. After that we'll hang out at the game's launch party! (Travel fees not included)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

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