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By Bolder Games
$1,833 pledged of $20,000 goal
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About

Welcome to Astro Golf – an exciting new way to play mini golf. Episode One is set in an amazing space ship that is waiting for you to explore the complexity and intensity of galactic golfing glory.

Astro Golf, premiering on iOS, then Android and PC/Mac, is a very user-friendly mini golf game that grows and evolves as you play through each level. At start, any player can learn to make it in the hole. We consistently add new gameplay mechanics and layers of depth once you have mastered the basic skills keeping the player challenged, entertained and coming back for more.

Challenges increase throughout the game, as does the opportunities to uncover new characters and earn points to purchase special abilities that enhance the player’s experience.   

The story is about a robot, Orbit, who accidentally ends up as a stow away on a ship. Orbit transforms into a ball and golfs his way through the ship, with the levels of play progressively getting more challenging. Mid-game, Orbit finds Tess – beautiful, strong, AND with more power-up slots. Drama unfolds when a meteor hits the ship and the course becomes even more challenging until the ship crash lands on a planet. Interstitial comic pages lead the player though the story. 

Our story concludes as Orbit and friends crash land...in the perfect space junk yard. We need your help to bring this world to life. 

Kickstarter is giving us a chance to make the games we want to play. But more importantly, it’s giving you the opportunity to provide input on the next level of game development.

We have been in development for this game for almost a year. We have used the time to prototype, play with ideas, revise, build gameplay elements, and test. We already have an awesome game mechanic. We have an incredible style. We have an art and development pipeline that works.

Unlike most Kickstarter campaigns, we are not asking you to fund an idea. What we want is to take our proven, play tested game and build more levels by adding depth and longer playability. Our play-testing has proven that people want more. Let's give it to them!

Our mid-level tiers give you a chance to participate in our beta program, giving you the ability to influence the game. You’ll have the unique opportunity to directly impact game development and make Astro Golf a truly exceptional experience. That is not something that comes along every day.

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Bolder Games is a small but very mature indie studio in Boulder, Colorado. Our core team of ten has many years of experience delivering commercial products that are already successfully selling in the game world. We have experience developing efficient pipelines for art, design and programming. We have experience in developing single-player games. We understand how to craft compelling stories and gameplay. We understand how to balance game play to keep people engaged as they progress. In short, we understand not just the art, but also the science of making a great game.

We are asking for $20K to finish our vision of a full Astro Golf adventure. 100% of the funds raised and received will go towards this project (actual development and art). The money being raised is a portion of the development budget. The balance of the funds needed to complete the project has already been invested by the team.

We have captured some of our development concepts and processes here.  

Here are a few concepts and designs from the project:

In Game #1
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Risks and challenges

Building a video game is a risky venture -- but with Astro Golf the risks are considerably less. This game has already been in development for over a year. We are going to finish the game, you are just helping us finish more quickly.

The game is built using the Unity 3D platform -- our team has been developing commercial products with Unity since 2006 (almost as long as Unity has been making products!).

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