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Waku Doki Games Ltd.By Waku Doki Games Ltd.
First created
Waku Doki Games Ltd.By Waku Doki Games Ltd.
First created
€1,150
pledged of €75,000pledged of €75,000 goal
13
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 17 2015

About

The visual style of the game is inspired by dirty apocalyptic art in a world of horror and dark humor. We wanted a collectible trading card game that uses tactical boards for character movement -- adding the component of social factions to exercise the player's empathy with the world and its diversity of thoughts and beliefs.

After the global economic crisis at the beginning of the century, the middle and lower classes became aware of the world's fragility. The lack of rights, freedoms, equality, and justice made movements rise against the economic powers and the oligarchies that had controlled the markets and governments -- many of which made alliances in exchange for bribes. The social crisis was increasing, and there was a possibility of a worldwide revolution. To curb this, a conclave was created that was composed of a small group of the most powerful people in the world. The code name of the conclave was "Olympus", and their goal was to retain power at all costs.

The best and least scrupulous scientists around the world were put to work in secret. Few scientists dared to refuse to participate, and their whereabouts are now unknown.... After several years of work, the Z Compose compound was developed; it was tested in people who were not properly informed of the details and possible outcomes, but the results were highly satisfactory.

In 2020, the global campaign of Zluoride Z had begun...

Year 2040, doctors worldwide were overwhelmed by increasing cases of people with different health problems. Migraines, apathy, premature aging, skin rashes, failure of internal organs, anorgasmia, insomnia, anxiety and loss of mental faculties were just some of these problems. No one could suspect that all those diseases where side effects from drinking excessive amounts of Zluoride Z.

The situation went worse when the first major mutations appeared. The mass media joked about a possible zombie phenomenon. Only a few realized that a zombie apocalypse could be a real threat, but before they could react, the first victims started attacking people. As if that was not bad enough, most of the people killed by the infected started to come to life. Everything happened too fast.

The world was submerged in chaos, the commercial chain was broken and society was almost exterminated by the pandemic.

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Year 2150, zombies developed some kind of intelligence and created a zombie society where humans are only an exclusive good, like the remainings of the production of Zluoride Z.

They are grouped by their ideals but because they are extremely close-minded they fight to impose their rules.

So, welcome to the new world. Choose your faction, claim your ideals, and fight for your piece of meat!

The music in Zluoride Z could be described as classical music with hints of electronic elements -- sometimes reminiscent of Russian composers... and sometimes shaping into more modern styles, depending on the faction. We wanted to keep the same motif but create a different "soul" for each track.

We started our project about three years ago -- with the primary focus on creating fun and strategic game mechanics. We combined the fun of a card game with the strategic characteristics of a board game -- and Zluoride Z was born. Once we were 80% happy with the game mechanics, we started art production.

For the art, we wanted a distinct style that was inspired by other zombie games. We iterated until we reached a mix of realistic and "cartoonish" that is both frightening and aesthetic.

Each one of our cards is a small piece of art. It takes around three days of work for one of our artists to complete the drawings. This is one of the main reasons why we are asking for your help on Kickstarter.

We decided to use Unity to develop the game. This way, we expect to reach as many platforms as possible once the game launches. Unity also integrates very well with the art resources and will speed up our development time.

The story and context of the game are very important to us. We wanted to reflect the economic and social crisis we are experiencing and see it from different perspectives that exist in today's society. This is why we introduced the concept of factions in the game.

As you can see, there is quite a bit of work required to accomplish a project such as this. If we reach our funding goal, we will be ready to have our first release seven months after the end of our Kickstarter campaign.

The graphic below provides more details on where we are now:

Since we started the development process, we wanted to create a game that we wanted to play. We knew that having an investor could risk our freedom and jeopardize the design, so we started on our own. We've now reached a point at which we need more resources and your help to finish the game -- and we think crowdfunding is the best way to do this.

We also recently learned that Kickstarter has become a benefit corporation. We also started our company to pursue the social good, so Kickstarter was a clear choice for us.

We love games, and we love making them! We are very passionate about what we do, and we like the freedom of creating innovative and daring games such as Zluoride Z!

After working long hours on this project, we are still humans. However, sometimes we look more like zombies. I think we should stop drinking so much Zluoride Z, just in case...

I love Japanese culture, games, electronics, dancing, music, karate, kobudo, nature -- and of course, spending some quality time with my family. This love has helped shape the company I created and the games I develop.

Zluoride Z is my most personal project. The team placed such huge confidence in me -- giving me all the freedom I could want while creating art. I am passionate about science fiction, horror -- and of course, animation and video games. I was very excited when the opportunity arose to join this project. It was the professional challenge I was looking for.

In my free time, I love playing with my son, writing scripts, working on new projects, and going for walks to discover new places.

 I also worked eight years in the IT department of Intermarché, studied dramatic art, and acted in a short. In my free time, I do amateur drawing, painting -- and I like music, film, animation . . . and reading good novels and comics. I love nature, animals and having a good time with my friends.

When I'm not working, I like to read and play my guitar.

Most of our rewards include previous rewards. Check the reward details for a more detailed description.

Most of our rewards include previous rewards. Check the reward details for a more detailed description.

Risks and challenges

Keeping a Trading Card Game balanced and fun while reaching the milestones it's a challenging task. Luckily, some of us, have previous experience delivering some of the most demanding AAA titles in the market. We've been also developing, for three years, our game mechanics so they are pretty solid right now.

Game development is not without risk, though. We are using proven technology, like Unity, to minimize those risks and because we've been working on a big portion of the art for the game we already know which challenges we have to overcome and how long does it take.

We resigned from our daily jobs to bring this project to life and we'll not stop until we accomplish it, even if we have to become Zombies.

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    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    INFECTED ZOMBIE

    - Our undead eternal gratitude, because this project exists thanks to you.
    - Get assigned your own unique number of infected plus the ability to participate in Backer-only surveys and polls.
    - The digital downloadable version of a printable promotional poster with your name on it.
    - Your custom digital downloadable zombie ID with your name and your own unique number of infected. Exclusive Kickstarter faction logo on the back of the ID. Zombie face will be random.
    - Your name will be on the credits.

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    ECOLOGIST ZOMBIE

    - A digital copy of the game (PC, MAC OSX or Linux) with 1 faction to choose between the first two available: Military and Community. This limited price point is only available for the first backers of Zluoride Z.
    - Exclusive digital Zluoride Z wallpaper.
    - Includes the "Infected Zombie" reward.

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    Pledge €15 or more About $18

    CITIZEN ZOMBIE

    - Same as "Ecologist Zombie" reward but with the 2 starting factions: Military and Community.
    - One of the five exclusive Kickstarter cards that you will only have access on this campaign, for you to use inside the game.
    - 100 virtual credits that you can use to unlock new parts of the game or new cards as the game is updated with new features.
    - This low price is only available for those who help fund before the game is released!

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    PRESTO ZOMBIE

    - Same as "Citizen Zombie" but with three exclusive Kickstarter cards instead of one and 250 virtual credits.

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    Pledge €25 or more About $29

    OUTSTANDING ZOMBIE

    - Same as "Presto Zombie" but with the five Kickstarter exclusive cards, instead of three and 500 virtual credits.

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    MELOMANIAC ZOMBIE

    - Same as "Outstanding Zombie" but with 750 virtual credits.
    - Digital download of our game soundtrack.
    - A digital extra copy of the game with one faction.

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    CONNOISSEUR ZOMBIE

    - Same as "Outstanding Zombie" but with 750 virtual credits.
    - Digital download of our game art book.
    - A digital extra copy of the game with one faction.

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    Pledge €60 or more About $70

    MAGNIFICENT ZOMBIE

    - Same as "Outstanding Zombie" but with 1000 virtual credits.
    - Digital download of our game soundtrack.
    - Digital download of our game art book.
    - Two digital extra copies of the game with one faction per copy.

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    Pledge €100 or more About $117

    FANBOY ZOMBIE

    - Same as "Magnificent Zombie".
    - Digital download pack of high resolution fan art, ready to print, so you can print your own posters.
    - Digital download of an exclusive wallpaper collection only for backers.
    - Digital download of zombie faces that you can use as your personal avatar on forums and social media.

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    Pledge €150 or more About $176

    POKER FACE ZOMBIE

    - An exclusive physical kickstarter poker game.
    - Includes "Fanboy Zombie" reward.

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    Pledge €200 or more About $235

    MERITOCRATIC ZOMBIE

    - Same as "Poker Face Zombie" but with three digital copies of the game instead of two.
    - You'll be on the credits in a prominent position.

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    Pledge €300 or more About $352

    ACTIVIST ZOMBIE (Military Faction)

    - Send us a phrase, quote, motto, maxim, saying, proverb or similar. We will evaluate each one of the proposals and, if approved, we will use it in the game at our discretion. You can chose if you want your name to appear beside the quote or you want it to be from an anonymous backer. It has to be copyright free, non offensive, short, in English and promote a positive change. In case your proposal is not approved, don't worry, we will work with you to find a better choice.
    - Includes "Poker Face Zombie" reward.

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    ACTIVIST ZOMBIE (Community Faction)

    - Send us a phrase, quote, motto, maxim, saying, proverb or similar. We will evaluate each one of the proposals and, if approved, we will use it in the game at our discretion. You can chose if you want your name to appear beside the quote or you want it to be from an anonymous backer. It has to be copyright free, non offensive, short, in English and promote a positive change. In case your proposal is not approved, don't worry, we will work with you to find a better choice.
    - Includes "Poker Face Zombie" reward.

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    Pledge €500 or more About $587

    HEDONIST ZOMBIE

    - Become part of our game world. Send us a picture of you and we'll make a zombie out of it. It will appear inside the game, prominent enough so you can show it to your friends, but innocuous enough not to bother other players.
    - You'll receive a digital download link of a high resolution printable version signed by our artist and the team.
    - Includes "Poker Face Zombie" reward.

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    Pledge €1,000 or more About $1,174

    ILLUSTRIOUS ZOMBIE

    - We'll send you a printed poster of you, zombified and signed by the artist and the team.
    - We'll use your zombified picture in one of our special cards (power or faction).
    - Includes "Hedonist Zombie" reward.

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    Pledge €1,500 or more About $1,761

    GLORIOUS ZOMBIE

    - Same as "Illustrious Zombie" reward but instead of being in a special card you'll be one of the zombies of one faction of the game. You can choose which faction you want to belong (limited to the factions the game currently have planned to produce at the end of the kickstarter campaign).
    - You'll have a video conference call with our artist and designer to create this special zombie.

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    Pledge €5,000 or more About $5,870

    PATIENT ZERO

    - You'll be on the credits as our Patient Zero in a prominent position.
    - We'll craft an action card with your zombified face and your name. You'll have a video conference call with our artist and designer to create this special card.
    - You can choose if this card will be only owned by you (1 only copy on the whole game) or you prefer that there are more copies so other players can use it as well.
    - You'll be part of the game story as the first declared case of zombification in Zluoride Z. It will appear inside the game, prominent enough so you can show it to your friends, but innocuous enough not to bother other players.
    - You'll meet the crew, here in Barcelona. (Travel and lodging expenses are not included).
    - Includes "Poker Face Zombie" reward.

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Funding period

- (30 days)