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Naming is Hard LLCBy Naming is Hard LLC
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Naming is Hard LLCBy Naming is Hard LLC
First created
$2,595
pledged of $22,000pledged of $22,000 goal
16
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 3 2014

About

Play our demo online!
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“Chimera Genesis” is a 4 player co-op procedural platformer. Team up with a Rabbit, Fox, Cat, and Rat on your quest to become THE STRONGEST CHIMERA!

Explore all nature has to offer while leaping through burning forests, sprinting through frozen tundra, getting lost in dark caves, and traversing 11 other level types. Defeat Nemesis Animals such as Velociraptors and Squid. Steal their limbs to gain their abilities. Revisit completed levels to find secret Sages who will give you a part of themselves each time you meet.

A rat, with the head of a rabbit...and the arms of a cat...and the right leg of a velociraptor!
A rat, with the head of a rabbit...and the arms of a cat...and the right leg of a velociraptor!

The world of Chimera Genesis is an increasingly dangerous one that will constantly force you to adapt. Is a treetop too high? Equip your Rabbit legs to bound upward at great heights. Is that lava pit too wide? Equip the Cat legs to air dash your way across. Or use one of each to give you a higher jump and air dash. But be careful. As you evolve and grow in strength, so do your enemies. The velociraptor you easily defeated before now has Mammoth legs and is prepared to stomp you into the ground.

We're raising $22,000.  This money will mostly go towards keeping Danika, Anne, and Shanti from starving so we can work full time on Chimera Genesis for the next 6 months, until release.  It also includes three independent contractors who work on our environment art, sound effects, and online community, and hardware expenses and fees necessary to get published on certain platforms.

With your funding, we'll be able to guarantee beautiful art in the game.  Anne will have more time to polish every model.  To sharpen every background.  Shanti will be able to make every weapon perfectly unique and balanced.  Every set of legs will feel like you move through the game in unique ways. Danika will craft rich back stories for each character, told through dynamic dialogue and voiced by professional actors. We'll have time to set the difficulty curve at just the right pace so you always feel challenged but it always feels fair.

Additionally, we are having a contest to decide whether our Raptor will have feathers or scales.  Did dinosaurs have scales or feathers?  Are feathers or scales cooler?  We decided to let you decide.  There are two options at the $25: One a vote for feathers, one is a vote for scales.  At the end of the kickstarter we'll add up the funding for each, and our Raptor's covering will be decided.

Naming is Hard LLC is Shanti Pothapragada, Danika Ragnhild, and Anne Hayes. We believe that video games are an art form that still has not reached it's total potential audience, that many people who are currently illiterate don't have to be. We believe in creating games that draw in new audiences and teach them to appreciate the medium.

Shanti Pothapragada, Programmer and Designer, was a programmer on the Dungeons and Dragons MMORPG "Neverwinter" for Cryptic Studios. He has a degree in computer science from the University of Minnesota.

Danika Ragnhild, Composer and Writer, has worked in theatre as a playwright and sound designer for three years. Her sound design experience includes "Bandara," "Rowzaneh," and many others.  She has a degree in Playwriting.

Anne Hayes, Character Artist, is a 3D modeller, animator, and rigger. She has been making game art since 2009, when she began selling custom avatars in Second Life.

Naming is Hard LLC is also, Rayegene Anderson, Promotions, Elizabeth Shea, Sound Effects, and Jeremy Peabody, Environment Artist.

Visit our website at chimeragenesis.com

Risks and challenges

One of the greatest challenges any game dev project faces is getting started. We are already 1 year into development and we have a lot of momentum behind us. We have a highly motivated team who believes in the project. We also understand that being motivated doesn't always mean being super energetic. Sometimes there are setbacks. To us being highly motivated means knowing how to overcome those moments and get back to working hard. Since starting this project we've had a few slowdowns but every time we've sat down and asked ourselves "What do we need to change?" Sometimes this means a more rigid schedule or clearer deadlines. Once this just meant going out to eat as a team and remembering why we started working on this project.

The last 10% of polishing a game often requires 90% of the effort. We have been refining our testing methods over the last 5 months and with every change we get clearer feedback.

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