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Defenders of the Klaus-It's go time! (Canceled)

The Orks of the North are invading Wünderland and only YOU can save Christmas!

Defenders of the Klaus-It's go time! (Canceled)

The Orks of the North are invading Wünderland and only YOU can save Christmas!

$150
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8
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 23 2014
Last updated November 23, 2014

About

Defenders of the Klaus™ is an imaginative, whimsical game with fast-paced gameplay that will draw you into the enchanting world of Wünderland. Shipping Dec 2014!

Get involved...Be a part of our game and the excitement!

Defenders of the Klaus™ ships this December, and we are inviting you to get involved so that you can share the excitement! We're gearing up for launch of the game based upon what we believe will become a new favorite holiday story. With your help our launch can be a huge success.

How does your funding help us? The game is almost finished, but your financial support will allow us to:

  • Add additional polish to ALL game levels.
  • Optimization necessary for mobile devices
  • PR and marketing necessary to gain strong rankings on App Store and Google Play.
  • Professional audio engineering to ensure the best sound and fx.
  • Creation and Animations of (2) Helper Elves characters
  • Original Music Score with digital downloads. (Stretch Goal)

Get In The Game and help us to spread the word! We know how wildly successful a grassroots campaign can be and are asking you to become a part of ours. 

  • So you can get one up on your friends and brag socially we've created options for you to name your own level, design an in-game item, or even design a sign in Kringletowne Village!
  • Help us to share the news to several thousand Facebook, Twitter and Google+ fans.
  • By helping us to score better app store and social media rankings we can continue to make fun games you'll keep wanting to play.

We appreciate your support...and your help in spreading the news to friends and family about our holiday game & crowdfunding campaign.

In Defenders of the Klaus™, you play as Sprokket confidently at the controls atop his Mech creation, the Kringle3000. Your mission is to defend Wünderland from the invasion of Ork battle tanks who are determined to ruin Christmas for children everywhere. The Orks have a few tricks up their sleeves, but so do the elves...thanks to Sprokket.

In-game screenshot of Kringletowne Village
In-game screenshot of Kringletowne Village

Journey through 250 LEVELS spread over a vast land rich in ancient statues, ruins and ancient lore. Our game is based upon a legend resulting from a decree made a long, long time ago by Santa, this land's cherished ruler.

The creative gameplay is simple but yet also incorporates strategic decision making, resulting in an entertaining game that players of all ages will enjoy!

Defenders of the Klaus™ (DOTK) is a fast paced arcade style FPS (First Person Snowballer) inspired by Skylanders Cloud Patrol and our game designers' clever imaginations. You can play from a First Person viewpoint or Over The Shoulder Third Person viewpoint.

Our Game Builds are: PC, Mac, iOS devices, Android devices

For Kickstarter backers, your PC, Mac and Linux builds will be DRM free!

We will consider Linux, Kindle and Nook builds as stretch goals.

The Battle For Wünderland

               Let me share with you a story that occurred a great many years ago...

Once there was a time when Santa's Elves and the Miner Orks worked together in harmony. But, as the years moved on the Orks became quite jealous and rambunctious, becoming increasingly nasty, and, to be quite honest...very naughty.

After countless requests, Santa felt he had no choice but to proclaim, "It is with a great sadness that from this moment forward, I declare the Orks of the North shall be placed upon my eternal Naughty list. They shall no longer receive toys on Christmas."

As you can imagine, the Orks did not take this news well. Their ruthless leader, Humbug, was so angry that he declared vengeance upon the North Pole, vowing to shut down Santa’s Würkshop forever. “If the Orks are to receive no presents, then neither shall anyone else!”

                                 And so, the Battle for Wünderland began...

Now the elves, by nature are a lively and happy bunch. But, upon learning of the impending Ork invasion, they became panicked and worried. What would they do? Santa was always there to lead them through any problem...but they could not wake him from his deep sleep. Just when all seemed lost, one brave tinker elf stepped forward and shared a secret he had long kept from his fellow elves.

Sprokket piloting his awesome Mech- The Kringle 3000
Sprokket piloting his awesome Mech- The Kringle 3000

For quite some time, Sprokket had been building a warrior robot to protect Wünderland. The Kringle3000, a towering mechanical Santa, might just be the answer to defend Santa's Würkshop from the Ork invasion.

Gameplay progresses through each level and area as the player defeats a set number of Orks with varying degrees of complexity and cunning. But beware of the sneaky Ork obstacles that can end your game.

GAME PLAY DEMO - for PC or Mac browser only
GAME PLAY DEMO - for PC or Mac browser only

PLAY DEMO CONTROLS:

  • Click on tanks to aim and fire
  • Toggle keys to change weapons (3 weapons available on demo)
  • Key 1- Holly Berry Mini-Gun
  • Key 2- Snowball Cannon
  • Key 3- Holiday Cheers Missiles

Players are able to switch their weapons quickly and invoke help at the push of a button. Help can only be used sparingly so players are encouraged to save them for use at the right times.

  • The Ork Battle Tanks approach in waves for you to defeat as they fire upon you.
  • Each time your Mech is hit, it reduces the Mech's energy. The game is over when the Mech's power reaches zero. Revive the Mech with coal or fruitcake.
  • The main objective of the gameplay is to instill Christmas Spirit into as many Orks as you can as you defend the North Pole.
  • The minor objective is to collect as many fruitcakes as possible in order to improve your gameplay and remain in the game. 

Do you have the cunning and wit to reach the end and protect Wünderland from the naughty Orks? 

The Kringle3000 is armed with an impressive arsenal of weaponry, all powered by Christmas Spirit:

  • Snowball Cannon
  • Holly Berry Mini Gun
  • Cheer Missiles

The Particle Thrower dispenses 3 "flavors" of defense mists!

  • Peppermint Chill “freeze”
  • Gingerbread Blast “baked” effects
  • Cinnamon Mist “burn”

Each weapon will have a set amount of ammo at the beginning of each level. You will need to monitor your ammo levels so you can switch to another weapon when you run out.

You have a few additional tools available in your mission:

  • Jet Pack – with the addition of rocket fuel for the jet pack, your mech has the ability to hover and release the P.O.E. (Peace On Earth) Atomic Power SLAM!
  • Merry Mayhem Total Annihilation – the Mech fires all available weapons in succession to take down his enemies
  • Christmas Spirit Personal Protection Shield – the ultimate protection from the Orks’ firepower.

When the player invokes the P.O.E. Atomic Power Slam, the camera pans out briefly to display the Mech’s impressive launch and epic shockwave.

Santa's Helper Elves will be Included in the game ONLY with YOUR support and successful funding!

  • Blitzen – Bombardier elf who flies over the Ork army with his glider and drops Figgy Pudding sticky bombs.
  • Dasher – Scout elf who slides through the scene by way of a rocket propelled ski bucket, tossing Tinsel grenades. 

The ammo your helper elves wield will instantly fill the naughty Orks with happiness and Christmas Spirit. 

The Orks have an impressive battalion consisting of four defensive vehicles – three coal firing tanks and the most dreaded battle weapon of all... The Missile Tow which fires Humbug Missiles.

Throughout the game, the Orks have surprise obstacles that can end the game if you are not careful.

  • Nasties – These TNT exploding barrels will end your game early, sending you back to the beginning of your area to try it all over again. 
  • Re-Gifter – This Ork stealth bomber will knock you out of your level, losing all points earned and you have to start that level over. The third regift in one game will result in Game Over. 
  • Coal Minecars – Provide fuel and protection to Ork tanks, but can also provide valuable fuel for your Mech, refilling your energy.

The game map is 250 levels of munitions filled merriment. The game map is divided into 5 zones, containing 50 levels each.

  • The Outlands – Frozen tundra no-man's land filled with forests.
  • Krystal Kanyon – Shards of ice jut from all directions creating a visually stunning canyon of icy daggers and cliff faces.
  • Kings Krossing – Once belonging to the great ancestors of the Kringle's. Now a valley of strewn relics and ruins.
  • Kringletowne – Warm and inviting quaint village of elven townhomes and village shoppes. The entry point to Wünderland.
  • Wünderland – Here resides Santa's homestead and Toy Factory. Surrounded by farmland structures, livestock barn and windmill.

Statistics, Achievements & Leaderboards:

We believe that you will have so much fun in your journey to save Christmas that you will want to play over and over to see if you can beat your score…and your friends’ scores. So, we will be tracking some statistics and sending them to leaderboards, as well as providing achievements for you to attain through your gameplay. We know that at least a few of you like a good challenge, so this will provide that added element for you.

Family Friendly Gameplay:

It is important to note, at Atomic Chimp Games we're proud that our family friendly games DO NOT promote killing, violence or bloodshed. The goal of Santa's elves is not to destroy their enemy, but rather to give them a dose of cheerful Christmas Spirit, changing them from Naughty to Nice. As Orks are defeated they disappear into a vortex of spiraling happiness. The naughty Ork weapons are full of green, oozing nastiness, while the Elven weapons are filled with colorful Joy and Holiday Cheer.

STRETCH GOALS:

$5,000 | Holiday Activity Book- All backers will receive a 20 page activity FUN book filled with coloring, puzzles, seek-and-finds, how to draw the Kringle 3000 as well as yummy Elf and Ork cookie recipes!

$10,000 | Santa's Helpers- Blitzen & Dasher game characters added

We'll upgrade the game action to include (2) cool new characters you can summon to assist Sprokket in Defending Wünderland!

$15,000 Port to Linux, Kindle and Nook- All backers will be able to include Linux, Kindle or Nook as additional platform selections so anywhere a choice is available for extra game unlocks, the options will expand to include these three additional ports.

$20,000 | Original Music Soundtrack by composer Jon Adamich 

Jon is a highly sought after accomplished music composer with many game soundtracks to his credit. Magical Fantasy music is one of Jon's areas of specialty and we're happy to have him on board our production to score an original soundtrack that will enhance your gaming experience greatly.

$50,000 | Game Box stuffed with goodies- We'll create a limited edition game box exclusive to Kickstarter ONLY and stuff it with all cool type of DOTK swag, including a screenprinted t-shirt! Minimum reward level: $50

$80,000 | Posable 6" Vinyl Mech Toy- Action figure time! Sprokket piloting his posable Kringle3000 will sit handsomely on your desk or shelf for all to be envious of your new awesome collector item. Minimum reward level: $50

Our talented team is small but mighty: 

  • Michael – Game creator, concept and story. Art Direction and Creative Director with 15 yrs game development experience who is not afraid of getting his hands dirty by creating the art along side the rest of our talented team. 
  • Melody – Producer, game design, user interface programming, SFX, and platform management. 
  • Chris – Game level design, gameplay programming. 
  • Dzung – 3D Art lead and concept artist. 
  • Amaury – Character rigging, animation and 3D generalist. 
  • Eduardo – 2D art for GUI. 
  • Jon Adamich – Music composer. jonadamich.com 
  • Piotr Michael – Voice over artist. nuzarc.com 
ANY support you can provide to our production will be invaluable to us and we thank you in advance for helping spread the word to the gaming community about Defenders of the Klaus™.

Risks and challenges

As experienced game developers, we know what it takes to complete a game and get it launched. So, nothing will prevent us from launching Defenders of the Klaus this December.

This biggest risk in the success of Defenders of the Klaus is for it to not reach the people who would love to play a fun game like this. We need your help to spread the word so that by the time this game is launched, everyone will know about Sprokket and the Kringle3000 and their mission to defend the North Pole.

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