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AU$ 500
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 27 2015 8:09 AM UTC +00:00
AU$ 500
pledged of AU$ 20,000pledged of AU$ 20,000 goal
14
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 27 2015 8:09 AM UTC +00:00

About

The Soviet Russian space race program had you believing they only wanted to be the first to venture above and beyond, however behind the curtains the Russian government executed time travel experiments within the upper atmosphere of our earth. The media had the rest of the world believe their missions had all but failed, missions that sent one very special dog up into space was not just to see if the space craft used was viable to sustain life, it was the first live time machine test!

Shepdoog, a genetically enhanced time travelling dog, capable of surviving the void of space time, now has to find a way to return to Russia to confirm the mission a success. One of Shepdoogs genetic modifications is enhanced thought processing, this has allowed Shepdoog to know how to return home. After crashing in an unknown place in space time, Shepdoog quickly learns that to return home, a gathering of power is in order. In order to return, Shepdoog must repair the rip in space time by collecting the wool of many sheep. Using string theory, Shepdoog is able to venture into many times and places, collecting sheep along the way to fix the portal home!

Use your skills to round up sheep and keep them alive and away from harm. Deadly and hindering hazards riddle the lands and wilderness of time and space, such as: Landmines, bear traps, wolves, velociraptors, black holes and many other crazy things. You can work with a friend to ensure the Shepdoogs journey back to Mother Russia can be made!

Abilities

As a genetically modified space time travelling dog, you have a unique set of abilities at your disposal, some you will learn along your adventure. Such abilities are:
  • Herding sheep, The main thing required to round up your assets.
  • Sneaking, The sheep can sometimes be easily startled and taking it slow and steady may sometimes be the best approach, sneaking will allow you to be undetected by nearby sheep, allowing you to get as close as you need before letting them see you.
  • Barking, As we know, sheep can be easily startled and although slow and steady can be helpful, getting the sheep to run at full speed might just be how you want to go about your day, barking will allow you to work the sheep into a speed frenzy, be warned, when they run, its full steam ahead.
  • Telepathic communication, Being a dog makes it hard to have conversations with humans or other animals, the ability to project detailed communication is the key to getting what you need.
  • Walking on your hind legs, Most dogs can only walk on all fours, Shepdoog can willingly swap between all fours and his back legs depending on the situation.
  • Carrying and throwing things, an ability that is only made possible by walking on the back legs, Shepdoog can pick up sheep themselves or items to throw and deactivate traps safely.
  • Tail whipping, most dogs use their teeth to attach their prey, however Shepdoog knows this is a good way to catch many deceases, so Shepdoog has trained to use on the brunt of a tail whip to take anything out.
  • Weapon usage, although uncommon, Shepdoog knows how to wield and use a variety of weapons at disposal.

Features

  • Play as a genetically modified time travelling Dog that is exploring Space and time for sheep!
  • Round up sheep from different timelines.
  • A fun narrative that has you asking, "What just happened?". You will go from robbing a bank in the Australian outback to battling a T-Rex in prehistoric times. Mundane is not apart Shepdoogs vocabulary!
  • Converse your way through quests and make various mission choices.
  • Variety of mini games from blackjack to dueling in the wild west.
  • Boss fights, fight and defeat unique bosses along your quest.
  • Variety of environments, from Japanese temples to outer space to High seas of the Caribbean among pirates!
  • Co-operative fun in split screen mode!

Herding sheep has never been so much fun, with so many risks ahead, its up to you how you control the herd!

Some environments will have different features and setbacks.

In the thick prehistoric forests it can be quite easy to lose a sheep or a few to the plant life alone. Battle against various enemies that only care to feast on you and your sheep. Be the saviour or the demise of those who flock before you!

Questing

As you embark on your adventure, you will come across many NPC characters, some of these characters will have side quests for you to complete along with major quests.
Completing these side quests is completely optional, however they will expand your knowledge of the time and place Shepdoog is in and enable various collectibles to be obtained.

The actions that Shepdoog make will echo for an eternity in the universe.
The T-Rex, a fierce foe for any dog, but Shepdoog isn't just any dog!
The T-Rex, a fierce foe for any dog, but Shepdoog isn't just any dog!
We love ourselves a good sound track and often find ourselves listening to many game and movie OSTs, as such, we know the importance of how much a soundtrack can influence the feel of a game, sometimes it can make or break it.
With Shepdoog, we want to have music that you can remember, a theme that can echo throughout space and time. What this means is we will require to spend a lot of time ensuring our music is perfect for the game and memorable!

Rewards

Special Thanks credit.
You will get to be imortalized with your name forever imprinted in Shepdoog under our "Special thanks" credits.

The Game
The digital copy of Shepdoog the game!

The Soundtrack
 
Image is just a reference. Does not represent actual product
Image is just a reference. Does not represent actual product
 
Trading cards
A collection of Shepdoog themed trading cards in different themed costumes!

Digital Artbook
This Digital Art-book will show off everything that was and wasn't implemented into the final product with details of characters, levels and bosses!

Shirt
Images are just a reference. Does not represent actual product
Images are just a reference. Does not represent actual product
Origins Comic
The origins comic will tell the story of how Shepdoog came into being, where Shepdoog was created and the true intentions behind the mission.

Astrobear Figurine
Hand made and hand painted 4 inch figurine of the Astrobear, which will be a character in the full game of Shepdoog.
Prototype Figure
Prototype Figure
Prototype Figure
Prototype Figure
 
Shepdoog Figuring
Hand made and hand painted 6 inch figurine of Shepdoog!
Prototype Figure
Prototype Figure
Prototype Figure
Prototype Figure

Why use Kickstarter?

There isn't many games where you play as a Space, Time-travelling, Russian, sheep-herding dog, but we believe that premise alone is exciting. We are excited to share Shepdoog with the world and believe the world will be too.

We want to work on Shepdoog full time and see it all the way through. 
Funding us via Kickstarter will enable us to spend quality time working on a great soundtrack for the game, great voice acting and other soundly goodness, it will also help us afford living expenses such as food and water (mostly noodles) to survive while creating Shepdoog. We want to make sure Shepdoog gets to you as fast as possible, working full time will also allow us to polish the Shepdoog universe!

We want to have this crazy idea of ours released to the world.
So far all the necessary preparation has been laid and we are ready to build it around the crazy story that is Shepdoog.


Stretch goals

If we manage to reach our main goal of 20K then we can fully fund our project to completion, But what if we go over some of you ask?

20-22K: We all love costumes, especially when they are worn by dogs! at 20-22K we will add even more extra costumes to the mix of shepdoogs attire that range outside of the time era you will adventure though. These could range from a collection of styles from ballerina to full blown mafia gangster. :)

25K: We really want to have that couch style gameplay where you can jump in and play with a friend, but there is also the need to fight one another. We would love to spend time making more in depth PvP for shepdoogs splitscreen multiplayer, Deathmatch, Soccer with sheep, capture the flag. 

30K: Online Multiplayer?



Who are we?

 We are Astrobear games, a fresh new indie team that helms from Melbourne, Australia. We are lovers of the old school games such as CrashBandicoot, BanjoKazooee, Ratchet and Clank and many others, we surely hope you recognize that feel in Shepdoog because they are the inspiration that brought us about!

As a group of 3 that have worked on Shepdoog so far we believe that we have a great team and we are ready to give you all a fantastic universe to dive into. 

We have spent 2 months so far on Shepdoog, however, shepdoog began as a school project that never got fully fleshed out, so we decided to remake it after about 1 year of working on smaller sized projects.

By helping us, you are supporting the very talented Australian games industry which desperately needs all the love from the world to be brought to life!

For updates check us out on:  
https://www.shepdoog.com (Work in progress)
https://www.facebook.com/Shepdoog/

 Find us on Greenlight and vote to help us release Shepdoog!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=537140864

Risks and challenges

As with all projects come with risk, such things include falling behind schedule which happens a fair bit in game development (we are only human and sadly can get sick and need sleep from time to time). We are a small team (1 programmer & 2 artists) but we have released other smaller titles such as Shepdoog Shootout and have done small contract works. This is one of our first major titles and we are confident that we will overcome all the risks and challenges that come with making this video game.

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