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BasketWars is an insane, challenging basketball game set in WWII coming first to iOS in March 2014.

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WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We are JABB Interactive, an indie games company based out of Los Angeles, CA.  Our goal is to create the most beautiful, addicting, and fun games the world has ever seen.  We do this by attempting to differentiate our games from the rest of the market by thinking outside-the-box, and by fusing several genres into one awesome game.  We are coming to Kickstarter for some help.  We have been developing our game, BasketWars - World at War, for the last year and a half and we are simply out of funding to finish this truly awesome game…Because we don't like waiting for stuff ourselves, we will submit whatever we have done to the App Store so you can play the game right away.  The beauty of mobile games is that even though we are only 60% done with developing the game, we can implement the other 40% in future updates.  The other 40% that you are helping us make includes some of the most exciting aspects of the game - meaning more levels, weapons, bosses, modes (multiplayer and Zombie mode) and features. A huge reason we're launching this Kickstarter now is to make sure when the campaign ends, you get to play, at the very least, the minimum viable product. We've had to make some concessions to make that possible, but at least you'll have the core game immediately, rather than waiting months to receive what was promised.  If you are an Android user, this is even more reason for you to back our project as a portion of these funds will be used to make BasketWars for Android!!!

Help an indie game make it big, and get some cool stuff for doing it.

As with any basketball game, the core goal is to throw the basketball into the hoop. In BasketWars, however, there’s a lot more to it - these aren’t ordinary balls and baskets. In our alternate (and crazy) history, the Axis forces have set up power stations at each major battle site that look oddly like basketball hoops.

The Allies have found that disabling these stations render the enemy forces’ defenses useless and allow the Allied forces to inch closer and closer to victory. The catch is they can only be disabled by interrupting the power flow of the station’s net, which causes a power surge and blows up anything nearby. Thus, the Allies came together to create fearless fighting basketballs that will brave certain death and launch themselves (literally) into the war effort in order to take down these key strategic outposts.

Along the way, the Axis forces will notice your efforts and send in heavy firepower in the form of bosses – grenadiers, tanks, planes, mortars, turrets, and more – to block your path and take you down! Activate multiple power surges to destroy these beastly machinations and claim victory over the enemy!

Drag with your finger to aim, release to throw, tap while in the air to make the basketball shoot at anything in its way with one of 4 weapons. Dodge incoming missiles, bullets, mines and other obstacles in order to destroy those power stations and help the Allies claim victory!

Do you have what it takes to join the BasketWars army?

We feel every basketball has its own story to tell. Starting with 4 characters, BasketWars introduces a new breed of soldier. More allies will join forces in the future, but for now, meet the cast of BasketWars:

Fortunately for you, BasketWars releases immediately after our Kickstarter ends.

Up until now, BasketWars has been a self-funded project. We’re nearing the end of both development and our savings. We’re turning to you for help because we think you’ll like what we’re making and hopefully want to help us get the word out! Getting a small influx of funding from Kickstarter would allow us to market the game after launch, provide content updates and port over to other platforms this year. Here’s what we plan to do with the money:

BasketWars was constructed by a band of misfits out to make intriguing, fun, challenging games. Meet the Jabb team:

Every great Kickstarter has awesome rewards. Here are some of our picks for how to thank you for backing us:

Get updates from the project, a set of BasketWars digital wallpapers, and of course, our eternal gratitude.

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Cumulative Reward: Project Updates + Digital Wallpapers
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Congratulations on ranking up soldier! Now you’re officially on the BasketWars Honor Roll, which means your name will now be in the credits of the game! Also, to get you in the mood, listen to the patriotic sound scape our good friend Erik Desiderio composed for the game!

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Cumulative Reward: Project Updates + Digital Wallpapers + Name in Credits + Digital Soundtrack

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As a dedicated soldier, we salute you with a look into the development of BasketWars with a limited edition physical Mini Artbook of character and environment art from the game, as well as a pack of our ball character stickers. On top of that, enjoy a pack of in-game coins worth $4.99! 

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[Limited to 50] Cumulative Reward:
Project Updates + Digital Wallpapers + Name in Credits + Soundtrack + PHYSICAL Mini Artbook + Sticker Pack + $4.99 Coin Pack

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Identical to the CORPORAL tier, but with a PDF version of the Mini Artbook.

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Cumulative Reward: Project Updates + Digital Wallpapers + Name in Credits + Soundtrack + PDF Mini Artbook + Sticker Pack + $4.99 Coin Pack + BasketWars iOS App Store Game Code ==================================================================

Show your pride with a BasketWars T-Shirt! Emblazoned on your chest will be your pick of one of our 4 characters. A loyal supporter, you deserve to be upgraded to a coin pack worth $9.99!

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[Limited to 500] Cumulative Reward: Project Updates + Digital Wallpapers + Name in Credits + Soundtrack + PDF Mini Artbook + Sticker Pack + $9.99 Coin Pack + T-Shirt ==================================================================

Want more protection from enemy forces than a T-Shirt? You’ll need the official BasketWars hoodie with your favorite character to have your back! As extra protection, we’ll upgrade your coin pack to a whopping $19.99 bundle!

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[Limited to 250] Cumulative Reward: Project Updates + Digital Wallpapers + Name in Credits + Soundtrack + PDF Mini Artbook + Sticker Pack + $19.99 Coin Pack + Hoodie ==================================================================

If you admire the art of BasketWars, you’ll appreciate this 11” x 17” landscape Limited Edition print of one of Bodie’s beautiful environments. Bodie and the rest of the BasketWars team will sign your print to show our love and appreciation for your contribution.

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[Limited to 50] Cumulative Reward: Project Updates + Digital Wallpapers + Name in Credits + Soundtrack + PDF Mini Artbook + Sticker Pack + $19.99 Coin Pack + T-Shirt -OR- Hoodie + Limited Edition Signed Print ==================================================================

So you’re the creative type! Put your imagination to the test with this custom illustration of anything from the BasketWars universe. What will you have Bodie paint for you?

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[Limited to 2] Cumulative Reward: Project Updates + Digital Wallpapers + Name in Credits + Soundtrack + PDF Mini Artbook + Sticker Pack + $19.99 Coin Pack + T-Shirt -OR- Hoodie + Limited Edition Signed Print + Framed Custom Illustration ==================================================================

We’ll create a custom ball character dedicated to you. Work with us to make something unique and we will put it in the game, backstory and all!

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[Limited to 1] Cumulative Reward: Project Updates + Digital Wallpapers + Name in Credits + Soundtrack + PDF Mini Artbook + Sticker Pack + $19.99 Coin Pack + T-Shirt -OR- Hoodie + Limited Edition Signed Print + Custom Ball Character ==================================================================

Create a custom ball character with us, as well as add an easter egg anywhere in the game! This could be a background animation, something on the map, you name it! To facilitate all this coordination, meet the game leads, Scott and Anthony, over Skype and discuss anything you like! Game design and development, future projects, anything that strikes your fancy!

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[Limited to 2] Cumulative Reward: Project Updates + Digital Wallpapers + Name in Credits + Soundtrack + PDF Mini Artbook + Sticker Pack + $19.99 Coin Pack + T-Shirt -AND- Hoodie + Limited Edition Signed Print + Custom Ball Character + Easter Egg + JABB Skype Call==================================================================

Create not only a ball character under your direction, but also a soldier to match! We’ll also feature your company, game – anything reasonable – on our website AND in the game itself! And for the grand prize, come on over to JABB headquarters for a full day with the team. We’ll pamper you and name you Sergeant Major of the BasketWars Army! This brings with it special access to future updates to BasketWars and other JABB games and the team itself.

**Contact us if you're not near Los Angeles and we will work something out to help you get here**

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[Limited to 1] Cumulative Reward: Project Updates + Digital Wallpapers + Name in Credits + Soundtrack + PDF Mini Artbook + Sticker Pack + $19.99 Coin Pack + T-Shirt -AND- Hoodie + Limited Edition Signed Print + Custom Ball + Custom Soldier + Promo placement on site AND game + In-game Easter egg + Title of SMBWA + Hang out at JABB HQ==================================================================

For those of you that like summaries, here’s the breakdown of exactly what each tier will get you:

If you have any questions regarding rewards, feel free to send us a message through Kickstarter or on our Facebook page. We’re totally friendly!

 We’re very excited to finally release BasketWars, and we’d love to have you along for the journey. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get up-to-the-minute updates on announcements and promotions, and keep an eye on your inbox for Kickstarter updates from the team.

Thanks for checking us out, and we’ll see you on the battlefield!

Here are some resources if you'd like to share or see more of the game. We put together a trailer for AppsWorld not too long ago, as well as a few screenshots showing off some of the varied environments we have in the game. Don't be shy - share away!

The BasketWars Trailer

Screenshots

The Battle of Kursk
The Battle of Kursk
The Battle of Stalingrad
The Battle of Stalingrad
The Battle of Britain
The Battle of Britain
The Battle of Normandy
The Battle of Normandy
Kursk Tank Boss Battle
Kursk Tank Boss Battle

Risks and challenges

As out first Kickstarter project, there are sure to be some hurdles along the way in regards to coordinating and shipping rewards. We’ve done our best to prepare for these potential challenges and are committed to making sure our backers are taken care of. We hope you’ll bear with us if there are some hiccups in reward redemption, but if all goes well, patience won’t be necessary! We’re totally open to questions and concern, so send us a message here or talk to us on Facebook to get issues resolved.

As for the game, we have an internal deadline of around March 20 for the launch of the game, but even that is dependent on Apple approving the app. No matter what, we will make sure our backers are some of the first to know when there are any updates on the status of the game, and overall our goal is transparency in every aspect of our campaign.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $5 or more

    4 backers

    PRIVATE:
    Get updates from the project, a set of BasketWars digital wallpapers, and of course, our eternal gratitude.

    [Cumulative Reward: Project Updates + Digital Wallpapers]

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $10 or more

    3 backers

    PRIVATE FIRST CLASS:
    Congratulations on ranking up soldier! Now you’re officially on the BasketWars Honor Roll, which means your name will now be in the credits of the game! Also, to get you in the mood, listen to the patriotic sound scape our good friend Erik Desiderio composed for the game!

    [Cumulative Reward: Project Updates + Digital Wallpapers + Name in Credits + Digital Soundtrack]

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    0 backers

    SERGEANT:
    Identical to the CORPORAL tier, but with a PDF version of the Mini Artbook.
    [Cumulative Reward: Project Updates + Digital Wallpapers + Name in Credits + Digital Soundtrack + PDF Mini Artbook + Sticker Pack + $4.99 Coin Pack]

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    0 backers Limited (50 left of 50)

    CORPORAL:
    As a dedicated soldier, we salute you with a look into the development of BasketWars with a limited edition physical Mini Artbook of character and environment art from the game, as well as a pack of our ball character stickers. On top of that, enjoy a pack of in-game coins worth $4.99.
    [Cumulative Reward: Project Updates + Digital Wallpapers + Name in Credits + Digital Soundtrack + PHYSICAL Mini Artbook + Sticker Pack + $4.99 Coin Pack + BasketWars iOS App Store Game Code]

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $40 or more

    7 backers Limited (493 left of 500)

    STAFF SERGEANT:
    Show your pride with a BasketWars T-Shirt! Emblazoned on your chest will be your pick of one of our 4 characters. A loyal supporter, you deserve to be upgraded to a coin pack worth $9.99!
    [Cumulative Reward: Project Updates + Digital Wallpapers + Name in Credits + Soundtrack + PDF Mini Artbook + Sticker Pack + $9.99 Coin Pack + T-Shirt]

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $75 or more

    1 backer Limited (249 left of 250)

    SERGEANT FIRST CLASS:
    Want more protection from enemy forces than a T-Shirt? You’ll need the official BasketWars hoodie with your favorite character to have your back! As extra protection, we’ll upgrade your coin pack to a whopping $19.99 bundle!
    [Cumulative Reward: Project Updates + Digital Wallpapers + Name in Credits + Soundtrack + PDF Mini Artbook + Sticker Pack + $19.99 Coin Pack + Hoodie]

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $150 or more

    4 backers Limited (46 left of 50)

    MASTER SERGEANT:
    If you admire the art of BasketWars, you’ll appreciate this 11” x 17” landscape Limited Edition print of one of Bodie’s beautiful environments. Bodie and the rest of the BasketWars team will sign your print to show our love and appreciation for your contribution.
    [Cumulative Reward: Project Updates + Digital Wallpapers + Name in Credits + Soundtrack + PDF Mini Artbook + Sticker Pack + $19.99 Coin Pack + T-Shirt -OR- Hoodie + Limited Edition Signed Print]

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

    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    FIRST SERGEANT:
    So you’re the creative type! Put your imagination to the test with this custom illustration of anything from the BasketWars universe. What will you have Bodie paint for you?
    [Cumulative Reward: Project Updates + Digital Wallpapers + Name in Credits + Soundtrack + PDF Mini Artbook + Sticker Pack + $19.99 Coin Pack + T-Shirt -OR- Hoodie + Limited Edition Signed Print + Framed Custom Illustration]

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

    1 backer All gone!

    SERGEANT MAJOR:
    We’ll create a custom ball character dedicated to you. Work with us to make something unique and we will integrate it into the game, backstory and all!
    [Cumulative Reward: Project Updates + Digital Wallpapers + Name in Credits + Soundtrack + PDF Mini Artbook + Sticker Pack + $19.99 Coin Pack + T-Shirt -OR- Hoodie + Limited Edition Signed Print + Custom Ball Character]

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $5,000 or more

    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR:
    Create a custom ball character with us, as well as add an easter egg anywhere in the game! This could be a background animation, something on the map, you name it! To facilitate all this coordination, meet the game leads, Scott and Anthony, over Skype and discuss anything you like! Game design and development, future projects, anything that strikes your fancy!
    [Cumulative Reward: Project Updates + Digital Wallpapers + Name in Credits + Soundtrack + PDF Mini Artbook + Sticker Pack + $19.99 Coin Pack + T-Shirt -AND- Hoodie + Limited Edition Signed Print + Custom Ball Character + Easter Egg + JABB Skype Call]

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $10,000

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE ARMY:
    Create not only a ball character under your direction, but also a soldier to match! We’ll also feature your company, game – anything reasonable – on our website AND in the game itself! And for the grand prize, come on over to JABB headquarters for a full day with the team. We’ll pamper you and name you Sergeant Major of the BasketWars Army! This brings with it special access to future updates to BasketWars and other JABB games and the team itself.
    **Contact us if you're not near Los Angeles and we will work something out to help you get here**
    [Cumulative Reward: Project Updates + Digital Wallpapers + Name in Credits + Soundtrack + PDF Mini Artbook + Sticker Pack + $19.99 Coin Pack + T-Shirt -AND- Hoodie + Limited Edition Signed Print + Custom Ball + Custom Soldier + Promo placement on site AND game + In-game Easter egg + Title of SMBWA + Hang out at JABB HQ]

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

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