Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Cowgirls Vs Cthonimon (Canceled) project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
£417 pledged of £2,000 goal
backers
By Darrell Flood
£417 pledged of £2,000 goal
backers

About this project

Cowgirls Vs Cthonimon is a retro-styled indie game. It is being developed using the game creation software Gamemaker: Studio. The game is currently in alpha.

You are a space cowgirl, waking up alone, deep in an alien mine. You have no recollection of how you got here, and and no memories of your past. You appear to be well stocked for some kind of showdown, but find yourself lacking a gun. You have a deep seated dread that time is running out, and that some kind of awful doom approaches. No, it's not just monday morning blues!

You must explore the mine to find a way out. Be on the lookout for items that can help you deal with the mines alien inhabitants, friendly folk who can give you important items, and gold nuggets to allow you to purchase new equipment once you have escaped the mine.

Taking inspiration from classic video games like Atic Atac and The Legend Of Zelda, and modern greats such as The Binding of Isaac and Undertale, Cowgirls Vs Cthonimon will appeal to fans of retro visuals, exploration, procedurally generated content, and storytelling.

Infinite replayabilty - Level layouts are procedurally generated. All the way from underworlds, to overworlds to galaxies. Making for a unique new experience every time you play.

Classic Zelda gameflow - Discover new items that grant you new abilities and allow you to unlock new areas on each world.

Changeable environments - Worlds play differently depending on whether doom has fallen on that world or not, reminiscent of the light world/dark world duality of the classic Link To The Past.

Actions have consequence - NPCs respond to you differently according to your previous actions and your standing with different worlds.

Mysterious Story - Fragments from your past are revealed to you in visions that unlock as you take down each alien Boss. Discover your origins and the source of the alien threat. Decide whose side you are really on, and determine who you really are.

At 25 Backers, every backer will get free Kickstarter Exclusive content for the game! This will include special items, areas and NPCs!

At 50 Backers, every backer will be referenced by name in-game by NPCs! Backers can choose to become a whispered about legend in Cowgirls lore - hero or villain!

At 100 Backers, every backer will recieve a free copy of the Cowgirls Vs Cthonimon mini-game companion app for mobile! Backers can choose between iPhone, Android or Windows phone versions!

We are a very small team of 2 developers with a very big idea. We're putting everything we've learned from working independently and for game studios for the past 15 years into making Cowgirls Vs Cthonimon an amazing experience.

We believe in Cowgirls vs Cthonimon. We want Cowgirls Vs Cthonimon to fulfil its potential and be the best game it can be. In order to do that we need time, and money. Time where we can both focus on polishing each and every element of this project, and money to cover expenses. We need your support to make this project a game worth playing. Together, we can do this!

Art and Code are the foundation blocks of the game, so the majority of the money is going into those areas.

Audio covers both music and sound effects. The audio we are currently using in our Alpha is temporary and needs to be replaced.

Marketing covers any promotional work done, advertising, media reach outs, and game-con attendance (if funding reaches the right level).

Software covers any additional software purchased/ licensed specifically for the project. There is the possibility of shifting our development software from GMS to the new GMS2 for example.

Fees cover the usual Kickstarter and processing fees.

Risks and challenges

Creating a great game is a big challenge. Fortunately, we've been involved in making games professionally for some time, so we are aware of the potential problems that may arise and how to avoid them.

The main risks we face are financing and visibility. We need to raise enough money to keep ourselves going throughout development, and to maintain some level of public awareness of the project. Your support will help reduce both of these risks.

We will strive to keep you up to date with progress on the project to the best of our ability, and we will inform you of any and all issues that may result in delays.

Our mission here is simple: make the very best game we can, with the funds that you make available to us.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £1 or more About $1.26

    EVERY LITTLE HELPS

    Pledging £1 shows your support for the project & allows you to see any backer specific KickStarter updates. Thank you!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge £6 or more About $8

    NUTHIN' FANCY

    Full final retail version of the game

    Includes:
    • Full version
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    4 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    SPACE COWGIRL

    BETA / Early Access! Plus full version when available!

    Includes:
    • BETA / Early Access
    • Full version
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    10 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge £20 or more About $25

    I'M YOUR HUCKLEBERRY

    ALPHA Access! Get to play the game at the earliest stage in its development! Help shape the game!

    Includes:
    • ALPHA Access to the game as soon as available!
    • You will be immortalised in the CREDITS!
    • (All previous Pledge tier rewards)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge £40 or more About $50

    BLONDIE

    CREATE your own NPC for the game! Complete with dialogue!

    Includes:
    • Work with me to design your own NPC for the game!
    • (All previous Pledge tier rewards)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge £100 or more About $126

    GET THIS BOY A BIB!

    CREATE your own BOSS for the game! Complete with taunts!

    Includes:
    • Work with me to design your own BOSS for the game!
    • (All previous Pledge tier rewards)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge £500 or more About $628

    WHEN THE STARS WERE RIGHT

    MONTHLY SKYPE CHAT with the creator about the game! Plus early look at the COWGIRL GALAXY CREATOR!

    Includes:
    • MONTHLY SKYPE CHAT (until final game launch) with me
    • Early look at the COWGIRL GALAXY CREATOR editor and systems
    • (All previous Pledge tier rewards)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)