About this project
WHAT IS ROBOTS LOVE ICE CREAM?
Robots Love Ice Cream is an original independent Unity 3D game currently in development for the iPad and iPad2, slated for release to the Apple App Store in 2011. In the game, you'll play the role of an ice cream truck driver defending the galaxy from robotic invaders by stuffing them with delicious weaponized ice cream treats until they explode with joy...because Robots Love Ice Cream.
Robots Love Ice Cream will be defined by beautiful effects, exciting battles, humorous weapons and animations, fantastical and colorful environments, and action that makes the player feel adventurous and heroic.
We've got solid plans in place for how the game will be structured, with plans for specific levels, achievements, boss battles, challenges, and an exciting new gameplay mechanic that allows the player to spin the game world 360 degrees to launch ice cream themed weapons in all directions with the swipe of a finger.
We (Burton and Becca) have essentially taken the summer off from our consulting/independent contracting practices to work really intensely to bring Robots Love Ice Cream to life. We've saved money to live on and enable us to devote our focus and labors to the game, but we really need more funds to get all the creative professionals we need on board, as well as to invest in software and other production tools that will enable the creation of the game at the level of quality that we believe is key.
We've self-funded a good bit of this project, but we'll never be able to execute at the speed and production quality we're hoping for without your help. We hope you can already see the quality and art style that we're striving for in the game demo video and images shown here.
We're also excited to announce that acclaimed game composers Disasterpeace and MisfitChris will be creating our music. You can listen to the original Robots Love Ice Cream title track composed by MisfitChris and Disasterpeace and download it for free off our website for the duration of this Kickstarter project.
Any funds we raise over our goal will go to increase the production values of the existing game, to create new expansion content, and/or to port the game to other systems, taking into account the needs of the project and our supporters' feedback.
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
With Robots Love Ice Cream, we're striving to create a sincere game experience that embodies the warm, fond feelings and memories of the summertimes spent as a kid, playing with friends until the sun goes down in a world that feels like a much bigger place than you can ever fathom.
While Robots Love Ice Cream is an all-original game--original characters, original story, original game mechanic, and original art and music--we'd love for it to stand as an homage to some of our favorite games from our youth, like Space Invaders and Missile Command, with references to these throw-back experiences that many of us loved growing up. Robots Love Ice Cream is designed to be approachable for all ages, so both children and adults can get something out of it.
We really want to create something that's beautiful and different, that occasionally surprises you and consistently delights you. If anything in our game can get you to say, "I don't know what kind of a mind that came from, but I know it's awesome," then we've done our job!
Here's a preview of our T-shirt reward:
And here's a preview of the design for our poster reward:
We hope that as a supporter, you'll be as excited about this game as we are. Thanks for checking out Robots Love Ice Cream!
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