Arduventure is a story driven RPG with hours of 8-bit gameplay
Arduventure is a classic top-down 8-Bit RPG with original monochrome graphics and musical score made exclusively for the Arduboy, the game system the size of a credit card.
TEAM a.r.g., the developers of Arduventure, have been working on the game for almost 2 years! Proceeds of this campaign go to support their continued development of incredible games for the Arduboy.
Collect items, weapons, armor, amulets and magic to fight enemies in turn-based battle system. Back this campaign for your very own Limited Special Edition Arduboy!
Arduboy is the critically acclaimed open source Arduino compatible gaming console that was successfully funded on Kickstarter 2 years ago! Arduboy is educational, with online tutorials you can learn to code and make your own game!
Users have created over 200 open source games that are available for free. You can upload these to your Special Edition Arduboy, so once you complete Arduventure, the fun never stops!
Embark on a journey to find 4 pieces of the long lost magical blade of legends. Venture through 4 unique regions in search of their hidden lairs, fighting off enemies (in classic turn based battles) along the way to gain experience and gold. Visit shops to upgrade your equipment and explore every corner of the land to find hidden treasure. The pieces of the magical blade won't be unguarded so be prepared.
Many years ago, a great evil terrorized our lands and covered it in darkness. Man, woman, young and old stood up against it and fought a seemingly endless battle. United they stood strong but they were no match for the evil that had spread. Many people died, others were taken as prisoners.Those who survived started envying the dead.
When all hope seemed gone, a savior appeared out of nowhere. A farmer boy, the son of a well known blacksmith and mage couple, came to battle. Wielding a magical blade, he single handedly drove back all evil and brought peace back to the lands. The boy was praised for his deeds by many, though some envied him and got obsessed with the magical blade he carried. As the hero didn’t want the magical blade to fall into the wrong hands, he decided to split it in 4 pieces and hide them separately across the land, each guarded by a fearsome beast.
The blade has long been lost but the legend remains. Now, as darkness is about to spread over our lands once again, will the magical blade of legends be recovered and a new hero rise?
The Arduboy team has worked closely with TEAM a.r.g. to design custom limited edition hardware that will only ever be available by backing this campaign!
Here are some features unique to the Arduventure edition Arduboy:
- Black Circuit Board
- Gold Color Buttons
- Black Anodized Aluminum Back
- Custom Arduventure Laser Engraving
The Arduventure Special Edition Arduboys have all sold out! You can still pledge for the original Arduboy for the best price since our original Kickstarter!
- Identical Specifications to the Special Edition
- White Circuit Board
- Black and Red Color Buttons
- Silver Anodized Aluminum Back
TEAM a.r.g. has been working on Arduventure for almost 2 years! The game is nearly complete but needs your help to get across the finish line.
The Arduboy: Arduventure edition will come pre-installed with the Arduventure game. This is your chance to be the first to experience the most anticipated game made for the Arduboy platform.
With only 32KB of memory space available, Arduventure uses multiple compression methods to fit hours of story driven gameplay, many unique characters and a map that is larger than the one in Zelda: Link's Awakening!
In addition to graphic resources, Arduventure has several songs that have been meticuously composed giving the game an amazing sound track!
Arduventure will be open sourced after backers receive their shipments, meaning you can learn from the amazing coding skills of TEAM a.r.g. Who knows, maybe you will make the next special edition!
The Arduventure edition of the Arduboy can also be reprogrammed as well, so if you want to add to your collection of programmable open source gaming consoles, this collectors item is a perfect fit.
We wanted to offer something special to Arduboy fans, and this is your chance to own the official Arduventure plush toy!
Designed specifically for the launch of this title, only to be produced one for this campaign, the main character of Arduventure has been turned into a chibi (miniature) doll for maximum kawaii (cute).
The Arduventure Doll will also come with an early-access download code so if you already have an Arduboy, buying one of these cute little guys lets you enjoy the game as soon as possible!
TEAM a.r.g. is a group of amazing game developers working together to create incredible games for the Arduboy. They have already created some of the best Arduboy games available!
Proceeds of this campaign will go to the developers of the game Team a.r.g. rewarding them for all their hard work, and giving them the means to develop even more exciting games in the future!
- Joeri Gantois - Founder and owner of TEAM a.r.g. is actually an architect, but working as an IT-manager. At night he transforms into an Arduino game maker with a growing passion for 1bit pixel art, chiptunes and small C games. He tweets on @TEAM_argorg and occasionally on @JO3RI
- Siegfried Croes - Hobbyist game developer and pixel artist. Started making Arduventure as an experiment/challenge. Joined TEAM a.r.g. to turn it into a full game. Can be found on most social media as @SiegfriedCroes
- Olivier Huard - Pixel Artist and Designer he fall in love with pixelart on his old MO5 (French computer) and his Amiga. He started to make 1bit pixelart on his Nokia and now on his Arduboy. His secret dream is to learn code. Can be found on twitter @huard_olivier
- Gavin Atkin - First started learning to code at 8 years old, Gavin enjoys low level programming, math, photography, and 3D modeling and animation. He created two other games released on Arduboy with TEAM a.r.g.: Mystic Balloon, and Trolly Fish. On Twitter as @Gaveno112 and GitHub as @Gaveno
We love Kickstarter! You helped us get started and we love the two-way communication this platform provides. There would be no Arduboy without this community!
But you shipped late last time, is that going to happen again?
Real Talk: Maybe! But there are a few things we think a few things are different this time that give us a head start:
- We've run a campaign before, so we are more aware of where issues can arise.
- The plastic and metal molds have already been built, and have secured the long lead time components
- Seeed Studio has been manufacturing the Arduboy for 2 years and we have worked with them to prepare for this launch.
But at the end of the day, it might happen. But if it does, the delays should only be a few weeks, not months. We set the due date in January so that there is no unpleasant situations of someone not getting their Christmas present in time.
With all of that said, we have prepared things so we can try to deliver early!
Thank you to all my friends and family for supporting me through the years! Special thanks to the Arduboy Community especially @MLXXXP, @crait, @Dreamer3 and @celinebins! Extra Special thanks to all the backers of the previous Kickstarter! Arduboy would not be possible without your support!
Risks and challenges
TEAM a.r.g. is nearly finished developing Arduventure, but needs some extra steam to push it to completion! This campaign will help! The only significant risk is getting the game to fully fit in the 32KB available, but we haven't run out of tricks yet.
All of the components have been sourced and obtained for production! There should be very little risk here.
Design for Manufacture and Tooling:
The Arduboy is already in production, the only thing we are doing here is changing the color of the products. It might take a little time to pick the exact color, so some samples will be made, but everything is a standard color and easily available.
Tolerances, Quality Control and Testing:
We have produced the Arduboy for 2 years now and in that time have improved the quality, and tightened up tolerances.
Factories and Delivery Schedule:
We have been working with Seeed Studio to prepare for this Kickstarter demand and have over-estimated the time we need to deliver the product. It is possible we can get these shipped before Christmas!
- (30 days)