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$186
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Last updated May 6, 2011

Colorful - Indie Platformer Game

Colorful is a score-based lighthearted platformer being produced in XNA for the PC.

Colorful - Indie Platformer Game

Colorful is a score-based lighthearted platformer being produced in XNA for the PC.

$186
pledged of $1,000pledged of $1,000 goal
13
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, May 6 2011 10:16 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 6, 2011

About

About the game - The Short and Sweet:

Colorful is a satirical platformer, putting you in the shoes of Dave the bi-polar during his quest for happiness. Dave is subject to violent mood swings, and has been prescribed mood-enhancing medication to maintain his happiness. Your goal is to keep Dave as happy as possible by picking up his perscription medication during the level's duration. But don't take them too fast, as a heavy dosage can cause adverse affects. Standing between Dave and his euphoria is a legion of jumps, spikes, and depression. Downers are the embodiment of sadness, walking fountains of tears. Their despondency is contagious and just one touch will send Dave into a fit of depression, preventing him from taking any of his medicine for a few crucial seconds. Guide Dave to happiness before time runs out to get the highest score.

Bipolar? Happy pills? Isn't that insensitive?

Colorful is intended to be tongue-in-cheek, and therefore not taken literally.  It's meant to be lighthearted, not to offend, but to just use it as a source of inspiration for the gameplay mechanics included.

That's all nice, but what is the point?

The point behind Colorful is to make a game about being positive.  There's no game overs, there's no lives, there's no health bar to juggle, or enemies to worry about killing before they kill you.  Colorful is all about being happy.  You get points for picking up pills, and point multipliers for being happier.  The worst that could happen is that you have to restart the level due to an overdose, or impaling yourself on the level's spikes.  Players are encouraged to try as many times as they need to improve, and ultimately attain perfect scores for each level.

Where will the pledges go?

As Colorful is being produced with XNA in Microsoft Visual Studio, several licenses need to be bought in order to actually publish the game without legal issues, such as a license for Visual Studios itself.  There is also music software to consider for the musician on the project.  This software isn't cheap unfortunately, and that's where you come in!

Well what about me?

Thinking about number one are we?  Well let's just lay this all out.  When you pledge to support Colorful, you will receive one or more of the following benefits, depending on the amount you pledge.

  • $1 (minimum) will get you a personal email of thanks, and a spot in the credits as a supporter
  • $5 will net you a nice copy of the game for yourself upon release.  We require a Desura account for access to the game (it's anti-piracy, sorry! but don't worry, Desura is free.), and will need your account info in order to get your copy to you.
  • $10 will net you a copy of the game via Desura, as well as the official soundtrack download for your own personal enjoyment.
  • $25 will net you a copy of the game via Desura, the official soundtrack, and a Colorful t-shirt.
  • $50 or more will net you a copy of the game via Desura, the official soundtrack, a t-shirt, our eternal love and gratitude, and the opportunity to create your very own level for an exclusive official level pack! (limit 30)
In addition to the above, any donators will be credited for their support of this fledgling venture, and will receive a personal thank you email from Andrew Stroud if/when the project is funded, and the pledges are received.

When will I see the good stuff?

Colorful is on track to be released Summer of 2011 assuming the requisite funding can be raised to purchase software licenses.  The sooner the better.

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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