Defend your Apps against attacks from the evil AppEater. A fun and strategic game where going Thermonuclear is totally an option. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on October 9, 2012.
About this project
AppEater is a game that allows you to virtually recreate your desktop and where your virtual Apps are being attacked by wave after wave of AppEater armies, legions, bosses and minions.
The game is to survive and defend your Apps against the invading forces.
Disclaimer: No real little App will be hurt during the playing of this game!
Hordes of enemy legions such as ‘The AppEater’, ’The Disease’, ‘The Evil birds’ and many others are attacking your Apps or infiltrating your folders and are eating, burning, digesting, pecking, zapping or blowing them up with their jealous and vile evilness.
Kill your enemies by tapping, stretching, throwing or simply destroying them in many fun and different ways using your Powerful Defense System.
A fun, fast paced, strategic game where going Thermonuclear is totally an option
AppEater is a game where your mobile Apps are being attacked by bugs and eaten away. The game uses a virtual desktop as the battleground and allows the player to defend his/her Apps from waves of enemy attacks.
The game is based on energy levels. Apps, Folders, Bosses, Minion, legions and armies have an energy value. It is the task of the player to defend Apps and Folders. The player wins when he/she is able to destoy all minions and their bosses. However, if the minions are able to zap away all the energy in the Apps and folders, then the player looses.
The Gaming Area
To play this game, we are recreating the platform's (IOS, Android...) desktop virtually and allowing the player to deploy virtual Apps. When playing the game, the desktop looks absolutely real and in fact we plan to start up the game in a simulated demo battle so it looks like your apps are attacked and eaten away by 'bugs'. (Practical joke: oh my god, granny, look at your phone! It looks like your apps have been infected by a virus and are being eaten up as we speak!!!).
The game is played on a 'virtual' desktop which contains 3 different zones. They are called:
- The Command zone
- The Battle zone and
- The Enemy zone.
1. The Command Zone
The Command zone allows the player to set-up and controls its defenses against the Appeater and its armies. It is on this screen that new Apps are deployed, energy displayed and managed, the virtual in-App store accessed and, where the game is started or paused.
We are working on some ideas how to spice up this area even further in an interesting way. For example, allowing the player to customizing their side with a 'MiniMe' character is one idea that is being discussed and further explored. We can't wait to show you the end result.
2. The Battle Zone
The Battle zone is where we battle the attacking minions of the AppEater. On the Battle zone the player can stretch, throw or poke the attacking invader, deploy many different fantastic weapons, fully configure Apps and fodlers and deploy a few other extremely fun surprises.
On top of the manual finger gestures that can be used to destroy the attacking little Appeaters, the player will be able to deploy on top of 'empty' apps some amazing automatic weapons. These weapons will have each unique capabilities and except for the standard 'automatic aim and firing' we are looking forward to surprising you with some weapons which will be characterized by super cool battle interaction with the AppEater's minions.
3. The Enemy Zone
The 'Enemy zone' is the area from which the Appeater launches its attacks against your Apps. In this area, the player can see an overview of the different legions waiting to launch an attack. Furthermore, it is also the place where the player can choose to purchase or select other enemy armies.
An enemy army consists typically of several legions visible on the screen at the bottom. A legion contains 1 boss and minimum 5 minions. Each minion attacks the Apps in its own unique way (melting, making holes, burning...).
An important aspect of the game is that AppEater will provide multiple Enemy Army Expansion Packs or 'MODS' from the start. A mod changes basically everything about the game such as legions, bosses, minions, attack strategy..etc. Mods will provide a continuation of the game once the first army has been conquered. It is also our aim to offer the possibility to the player to purchase these pack by simply playing the game and earning enough 'points' ('EEZZ') without having to purchase them with real money. This will in effect offer the player to unlock 'new levels' but with the freedom to decide on what level to unlock and thus what path to follow.
Here at Peek2, we like our evil characters in games and movies. Who can forget the Joker in Batman, Mr Smith in 'The Matrix', The Terminator or Mr. Burns in the Simpsons. Wouldn't it be amazingly if your favorite villains would be organized in legions to attack your Apps in their typical evil behavior.
It is our aim from the beginning to licence hopefully many 'evil' enemies from well known series to attack your Apps. We think it would be hilarious to have the evil characters of Batman, X-men or the zombies of 'Zombie attack' attacking our Apps in fun and unique ways. This feature will need to be confirmed and will also depend on the size of the funding we receive but sounds pretty exciting to us. So, pledge please so we can build the most vast collection of evil characters in any game ever.
Also, please tell us which of your favorite evil characters you would like to see attacking your Apps.
IMPORTANT: None of the above characters have been licensed by us at this stage or are included in the game. The images above are purely used for our mock-ups and are here to explain our plans.
'Eezz' is the in-game currency and can be earned by playing the game. The player can use 'EEZZ' to:
- Recharge the Energy of the Apps
- Purchase NEW Enemy Armies
- Purchase NEW Virtual APPS
- Purchase NEW Weapon systems
'EEZZ' are very important and when playing the game, a player can earn a lot of them through skill, effort and dedication. Unlike other games where earned points can only be used in the game where they were earned, we will make sure that your hard earned 'EEZZ' can be used in any game we develop in the future. This is why we decided to store your 'EEZZ' centrally on our servers in the cloud for you to use not only in AppEater but also in future games.
The Virtual Store
The game will offer a virtual store which will allow the player to use their earned 'EEZZ' or real money to purchase different types of content:
- Virtual Apps
- Enemy Armies
We want to point out that we are working on trying to have the majority (except licensed content) of in-App content will be available through 'EEZZ' and thus through purely playing the game to the full and in a realistic timespan.
What will be developed?
AppEater aims to look absolutely easy to pick up and play. However, the game grows in complexity and strategy depending on the skill of the player. So easy and fun on beginners but with an incredible depth for advanced skilled players. For example, the game can be played by simply poking, stretching and throwing enemies or the player can play more strategic by choosing what weapons to deploy, what Apps to add, decide on multiple screens with multiple folders or keep the depth limited. The variations of gameplay are endless as are the Enemy Army mods that could be added.
Therefore, developing the Appeater game will be complex but well worth it and so we decided that with the minimum funding we are able to deliver the following:
350,000 Pledged - Phase 1
For this amount we commit to develop and launch the following:
- iPhone - AppEater
- The Evil Fan Army
- At least 2 Extra Enemy Armies - Own & Licensed (to be confirmed)
- In-Game Virtual App Store
450,000 Pledged - Phase 2
For this amount we commit to develop and launch the following:
- Android - AppEater
- At least 5 Extra complex Armies - Example lHaloween, X-mass...etc
- Internationalization (multiple countries)
550,000 Pledged - Phase 3
For this amount we commit to develop and launch the following:
- iPad- AppEater
- At least 7 Extra complex Armies and extra game play
- Internationalization (additional countries)
650,000 Pledged and above
Beyond that we should be able to develop for Windows Mobile and the desktop. Furthermore, the complexity, unique actions and quality of the Armies and the gaming will increase drastically.
We are aiming to launch phase 1 of our project by Spring 2013.
IOS, ANDROID, WINDOWS PHONE, Facebook...?
For the IOS version presented here, we purposely chose a modification of the Android logo to battle the Apps on the phone. This is of course a nod and a smiley wink to the rivalry between the two camps. What better way then to represent evil to poor little Apple by using Android as the villain.
When developing the game on Android, you probably have guessed that we will use a different 'icon' as our Appeater. We have a pretty good idea of what that could be of course but why not propose to us what you think it should be?
So what about it? What does the mighty Morphing AppEater look like on Android, on Windows mobile or on other platforms? Let us Know what you think?
The rewards we lined up for you are we believe pretty awesome and we certainly hope you think so too. Most of the rewards are self explanatory, but for some a little further detail is needed.
AppEater Wallpaper: A beautiful set of desktop wallpapers which can be used for PC, Mac, tablet or mobile device.
A copy of the game: The game will include one fully developed army for you to play based on the AppEater character.
'EEZZ': As there will be multiple extension packs to download, we decided that it would be preferable to offer you enough 'EEZZ' so you can decide what you want to download yourself.
T-Shirt: A beautiful T-shirt to your size with the AppEater logo and identifying you as a backer. Limited edition for this Kickstarter project only.
Collectors Art-book As we will be spending a lot of time on all out artwork and hopefully also some licensed content from popular and world renown 'villains', we should have an amazing and unique Art-book with all our beautiful sketches and drawings inside plus an explanation on how our project came to be. Truly an item to behold.
The EVIL FAN ARMY: We plan to make an army purely based on the faces of our top sponsors. The army will consist of 6 legions, with each 1 boss and 5 types of minions. Each character in the game will carry the face or a caricature of one of our top donors. The 2 top donors will get a complete legion to themselves and whomever they decide as their minion. Basically, you and your friends will become a part of gaming history.
This extension pack will be generally available on launch and will also be given for free to anyone pledging $25 and above.
Questions to you!
We would like to finish by reminding you of the 2 questions we would like your feedback on:
1. Which of your favorite evil characters would you like to see attacking your Apps?
2. What does the mighty Morphing AppEater look like on Android, on Windows mobile or on other platforms?
Let us know! Thanks...
AppEater is the type of game we would like to play on our device. Addictive, multiple layers of complexity and hilariously fun.
We hope this project proposal has convinced you of this too.
If you have any questions, please dont hesitate to contact us.
The Peek2 Team!
1. The above description for the project is for indication only and the final product and functionality may vary according to needs and circumstances.
2. All drawings, images and layouts are for mock-up purposes only and my var in the final product.
3. Seriously, none of your real apps will be hurt during the playing of this game.
For a full attribution list please visit our attributions page.
We would love to. Thing is, we really want to create many, many different armies which will take a lot of time and effort. Moving platform shouldn't be so tough in fact. So, if we get enough, why not.
An exclusive desktop AppEater WALLPAPER for your PC, Mac, tablet or mobile device, your name (if you so choose) in the credits and finally our heartfelt thank you message.
Be a part of the movement!Estimated delivery:
All of the above and...
A final copy of the amazing AppEater game.Estimated delivery:
All of the above plus…a copy of the EVIL FAN Army extension pack plus an account set-up under your name with enough 'EEZZ' to purchase an extra Evil Army extension packs. Please read our explanation of the 'EVIL FAN ARMY' in our description under rewards.Estimated delivery:
All of the above plus... instead of enough 'EEZZ' to purchase 1 extra Evil army, we will provide you with enough 'EEZZ' for two extra Evil Armies extension packs.Estimated delivery:
All of the above plus… backers only T-shirt of the Evil Appeater (please add $10 for shipping).Estimated delivery:
All of the above plus… a unique Collectors Artbook with am overview of the different artworks and sketches created for the AppEater game and its extension packs at the time of launching.Estimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (20 left of 20)
All of the above plus… your face on a minion in the 'EVIL FAN ARMY' extension pack.Estimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)
All of the above plus… your face (or a friends or family) on an AppEater Boss in the 'EVIL FAN ARMY' extension pack and your choice of name for the legion your character is the boss of.Estimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)
All of the above plus... your own evil AppEater Legion in the 'EVIL FAN ARMY' extension pack.
This consist of your face (or a friends or family) on an AppEater Boss, 5 of your friend's faces as your minions and your choice of name for the legion your character is the boss of.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)