Throughout the Cosmos, there
is a term, a combination of two simple words spoken in over 40 million dialects
which bring fear to countless living species. It is a phrase of warning,
of dread, of imminent and ancient destruction. Entire civilizations have
fallen under the label and disappeared from existence like a wisp of smoke on
the solar wind. Ten minutes from now, Earth itself will be marked by
these two deadly words – and all we can do is pray for a quick and painless end
to everything we have ever known… Welcome to Earth… The next BAD PLANET!
Bad Planet is about an ancient meteorite containing destructive
alien organisms crashing down on modern Earth and unleashing hell.
Another alien, a lone Phaedon warrior, breaks out of intergalactic
prison and appears on Earth to help destroy the malevolent invaders -
who are also responsible for the destruction of the Warrior’s entire
The world of Bad Planet is the brainchild of Thomas Jane, spewed forth
from a particularly vivid nightmare. Add a dose of Steve Niles, the art
direction and inking talents of Tim Bradstreet, and what you wind up with is a
modern classic in the making.
Raw Entertainment was founded by actor Thomas
Jane (The Punisher, The Mist, The Mutant Chronicles) and in partnership with
Eisner Award nominated illustrator/production designer Tim Bradstreet (The
Punisher, Hellblazer, Criminal Macabre) they created the Bad Planet
Kickstarter is the perfect place to make
a Bad Planet game successful. It has the same independent spirit that
drove the duo to create Raw Entertainment in the first place.
Raw Entertainment has enlisted the help of Red
Fly Studio to bring this game to life. Red FlyStudio has
worked very hard on the design and structure of the game while at the same time
making sure the game stays true to the fiction while offering up some BIG surprises!
PC (Steam), XBLA and PSN to be added later
Audience: Hardcore Action
immerses you in the role of the Convict, a nearly indestructible Pheadon
Warrior battling to save Earth from a horde of rampaging alien Death Spiders
that are intent on turning our world into their breeding ground. Visually stunning, deep, brutal 3rd-person
combat; tons of collectibles, customizable weapons and equipment; compelling
character growth; and epic battles against hordes of alien monsters all combine
to make Bad Planet a distinctly
At the heart of Bad Planet is your epic struggle against the alien invaders which comes to
its peak of cinematic intensity amid the rush of unrelenting battle and
breathtaking action which is melee combat. You have your strength, your toughness, and a variety of weaponry at
your disposal. The aliens have speed,
ferocity, and armor to back up their teeth and claws, and there are hundreds of
them. It’s a challenge.
Bad Planet uses a
third-person perspective so that you can see the visual glory of your character
locked in combat with your enemy, playing out each bite, gouge, stab, throw,
and ripping slash between opponents in intricately timed and linked maneuvers. Only in this way can you see the full depth
and immensity of the fight, and only in this way can you create the satisfying
experience of true hand-to-hand combat.
Bad Planet builds on
its comic book heritage and takes advantage of being a digital title, delivering
individual episodes that are complete stand-alone games and stories in
themselves that also combine together to create a larger epic adventure you can
play through with a persistent character you grow and customize.
Each episode focuses on a new alien challenge, showcasing
unique enemies, a full story, and new ways to upgrade and improve your
character, and is a stand-alone product available for download through Xbox
LIVE, PlayStation Network, and PC digital distribution.
The Convict is a compellingly unique hero; obviously alien
and visually striking, he stands out among humans and is driven by an amusingly
bleak worldview that comes from having his entire race annihilated in an
invasion of the Death Spiders.
Bad Planet’s wild assortment of aliens keeps combat fresh and
constantly surprises the player with twisted new aliens and terrifying new
Characters, environments, animations, and fx rival
full-price retail title quality. A screenshot from Bad Planet will be instantly recognizable.
Bad Planet’s main focus is over-the-top, hyper-violent combat that encourages
you to shred your way through hordes of grotesque alien monsters.
Combat in Bad Planet is a unique blend of intuitive
controls, dramatic results, and deep mastery that allows new players to pick up
the game and quickly have success creating cool, fast-paced, cinematic combat,
while allowing experienced players to develop their skill by unlocking deep
layers of precision moves that produce incredible flowing sequences.
Different attacks, evades, and counters all blend together
to reward you with amazing sequences, even with simple button-mashing, giving even new players the chance to
see lots of variation in how the Convict is destroying his opponents.
In the hands of an experienced player the combat system
unlocks many deeper layers of complexity.
Once you master timing and advanced moves you can string them together
into very different combos, unlocking dramatic results that take into account
the context of the chaos of battle all around you.
In addition, as the Convict grows in power you can customize
him with new combat abilities selected from his skill tree, giving him special
counters, attacks, and moves that require special controls and skillful
execution, but which unload dramatic results into the fray.
Easy to use combos and dramatic, violent
Controls are kept simple, while
context-sensitive finishing moves and the wide variety of player tools provides
Slash through waves of enemies.
Smash enemies quickly to build up your combo
meter to trigger even more powerful and outrageous moves.
Extensive grappling system allows players to
grab, throw and get swarmed by hordes of Death Spiders.
Grab smaller enemies to rip, throw, and smash
them into other foes.
Rip the limbs off of larger aliens, or smash
their armor and reach inside to pull out vital organs.
Smaller enemies can swarm the Convict, clinging
onto him in an effort to pull him down.
Huge aliens can grab you and crush or devour you
unless you can hack your way free in time.
Advanced damage modeling lets you crush, kill
and dismember enemies in unpredictable ways. In addition to traditional
canned damage animations Bad Planet features dynamic deformation of
models and other advanced damage modeling techniques.
Death Spiders cut, chop and kill humans in
unpredictable and horrific ways.
A wide range of outrageous, grotesque and
shocking killing moves, from Death Spiders shearing humans in half to the
Convict’s devastating finishing moves.
The Convict is incredibly tough and is insanely hard to
kill, capable of surviving in a vacuum and well-armored enough to have Death
Spiders crawling all over him. You can use this toughness to lure enemies
into hazards like fires that are no threat to the Convict.
The Convict heals when in the Sun, allowing for some
interesting gameplay, with shadowy areas being more dangerous since his rate of
healing drops dramatically.
He also has massive strength, making him capable of hacking
through the toughest alien armor with his Powered Axe, ripping the limbs from
enemies, or punching into the armor to rip out the enemy’s vital organs.
You can upgrade the Convict by spending hard-earned XP to
unlock new and more powerful moves and abilities that you can then use to
destroy your foes.
You can also scavenge alien equipment and combine it with
human tech to upgrade your weapons or create powerful new tools. Crafted
items make use of found equipment and have a cool retro aesthetic, combing
classic American imagery with a new Sci-Fi twist like a 1959
that flies with rocket engines.
Alien Tech is scattered throughout the game and can be
gathered to unlock weapon and character advancements, providing a reason for
you to explore every inch of a level.
Customize and upgrade the Convict and his
weapons for a unique identity within the game.
Gather experience by defeating enemies in battle,
attaining high combos, accomplishing skilled fighting maneuvers, and completing
dynamic mission goals.
Upgrade the Convict by unlocking new and more
powerful attacks and special abilities.
Discover common and rare resources and upgrade
Unique weapon customizations provide new
capabilities in addition to simple damage upgrades.
Play as different characters as the Episode
progresses, enjoying the very different types of gameplay they provide.
Each episode of Bad
Planet is a stand-alone product available for download through Xbox LIVE, PlayStation
Network, or PC digital distribution. Building on the structure of the original comic books, an episode
contains a full story comprised of many chapters, similar to how many comic
books build into a single volume, showcasing a full story and character growth,
and culminating in the defeat of a major boss or enemy threat.
As in Volume 1 of the comics, episode 1 of Bad
Planet the game tells the tale of the arrival of the NEO on Earth, the
escape of the Convict from prison, and his attempts to save Earth from the
Death Spiders. From the terrifying
initial impact of the NEO that spells Earth’s doom to riding an asteroid during
the Convict’s dramatic escape sequence you are plunged into a fast-paced action
movie in which you are the star.
At the same time the saga of the Convict isn’t confined
within a single volume of comic books, nor is it in Bad Planet the game. Multiple episodes integrate into a larger
experience tied together by the consistent thread of your character and his
persistent growth across all episodes, growing the overall game and creating
links between the areas in each episode.
On its own, Episode 1 contains approximately 2-4 hours of
gameplay for a single play-through and is a stand-alone game experience. You can replay the encounters extensively to
gather character growth rewards, extending that duration.
Doing something great is never easy, so it's going to take a lot of hard, hard work. Making a AAA game on a tight budget is difficult, so you need a group with experience and a proven track record. That's where Red Fly Studio comes in.
The partnership between Raw Entertainment and Red Fly Studio is essential to making Bad
Planet a success. Red Fly is not a start up. The Red Fly team has decades of
experience at prestigious game companies including EA, Sony, Microsoft,
Nintendo, Disney, THQ, and Origin and are known
their artistic vision, design innovation, and technical expertise. They also have extensive
experience developing products based on worldwide brands
Red Fly Studio will bring the world, characters, and story of Bad
Planet to life via the most immersive and interactive of entertainment
mediums. A proven and independent developer of video games, Red Fly sees
the potential for an epic video game in Bad Planet!
the Unreal Engine the graphics of Bad Planet will push the envelope and by utilizing a fast, gory, combo-based combat system, the
studio will create a bold and gritty action game that will be sure to
please hardcore gamers and science fiction fans alike!
The World of Bad Planet is so diverse and deep that coming up with additional content will not be difficult. Here are some of the ideas we want to explore!
Play as a National Guard soldier as they confront the crashed NEO in
Washington, battling to save civilians from the Death Spiders! This
additional chapter allows you to play through a seminal moment from the Episode
1 storyline, as the Death Spiders emerge and start to attack Washington
DC. As a special bonus, the DC Chapter would include a new playable
character, the soldier, allowing you to use conventional weaponry to survive
and escape the onslaught as you try to rescue as many people as you can, giving
you a cool and different style of combat.
Play through the Convict’s escape from the impregnable alien detention
center, Deep Six! Another new chapter that would be added to Episode 1 is
the Convict’s mission to escape captivity. The Deep Six chapter is not
only ideal back-story to the Episode 1 arc, but includes a distinct alien
sci-fi environment, new enemies to fight, and new combat tactics as battle is
extended into the zero-g vacuum of deep space.
Battle against the Deep Six guards who have tracked the Convict to Earth! In
addition to adding new Chapters to extend the Episode 1 storyline, more effort
would be spent to create additional interesting enemies for the Convict to
battle. For example, creating the Deep Six guards who trail the Convict
to earth to try to recapture him and great mini-bosses to provide epic one-on-one
Play additional characters like Anan and Veronica! As well as creating more
enemies to fight against, additional effort would be spent to create new
playable characters. Each character has very different abilities,
allowing us to create very different types of chapters and challenges for you
to play through.
Raw Entertainment and Red Fly have really come through with some amazing prizes available ONLY for Kickstarter Backers!
* Please check the Rewards section for all the Prize details.
Exclusive Bad Planet Desktop Wallpaper designed by Tim Bradstreet! There's a full color,
and a sepia-style artist's edition.
Exclusive "I Support a BAD PLANET" Kickstarter T-shirt, featuring
artwork by the legendary BASIL GOGOS (Famous Monsters of Filmland) or your choice of other flavors!
Bradstreet Bad Planet
cover art print - Signed!
13"X19" - printed on Museum quality Satin Matte Archival paper
- Weight: 300gsm
Printed with 7
Ultra-Chrome inks - 100 years ultraviolet lightfastness
Bad Planet softcover
full color Trade Paperback - Signed by Thomas Jane and Tim Bradstreet!
Brand new, gorgeous color edition of Bad Planet: Volume 1,
collecting issues 1-6 of BAD PLANET plus 40 pages of bonus materials, 183
pages! 3D section in Super-Terror 3D!
Bad Planet HARDCOVER
Limited Edition Black and White large format Trade Paperback - 147 pages! Signed by Thomas
Jane and Tim Bradstreet
A 6 inch CONVICT BUST SCULPTURE! The original prototype (shown here) was sculpted by Stan Winston Studio artist Christopher Swift and served as invaluable reference for the artists that worked on Bad Planet. This bust will be recreated digitally and new molds will be created. The design is subject to change but we want to stay true to this amazing piece of art work!
The ULTIMATE KICKSTARTER PRIZE!
THE CONVICT VERSUS THE DEATH SPIDERS SCULPTURE!
The final computer models for both the Convict and the Death Spiders will be painstakingly moved into the pose from the comic below. From this computer file we will partner with a company to create ONLY 30 statues!
This will be an amazing piece of art and it will be autographed and personally presented to backers by Thomas Jane and Tim Bradstreet at a Bad Planet dinner in LA!
Stay tuned...as updates for this piece and all the great prizes will be posted here and on the Bad Planet BLOG!
Please help us to make this game a reality. We have a plan and now we need your help.
We are so very grateful to have this opportunity, and we'll do everything we can to
make the very best game possible.
Please become a member of the family by supporting BAD PLANET!
Each Episode is its own self contained game. We have a lot of stories to tell with Bad Planet and we cannot tell them all without a very large budget. We want to do something that is of very high quality and do it cheaply comparatively speaking, so doing episodic games makes sense. We also want to keep the IP and control the creative process, that is why we are here.
The simplest way to answer this question is that for what we are proposing it doesn't cost very much at all. Yes, 500K plus is a lot of money, but when you are talking about competing with AAA games graphically and with a new game mechanic, the number is quite low for what you will get. We use the Unreal 3 engine and while we cannot compete with the content of AAA games that cost 10's of millions of dollars we CAN make something special and make it look like a small slice of one of those AAA titles.
Bad Planet HARDCOVER Limited Edition Black and White large format Trade Paperback (147 pages) Signed by Thomas Jane and Tim Bradstreet! AND a Digital copy of The Art of BAD PLANET the game! PLUS all previous rewards included!
*Include an additional $10 for shipping outside the US & Canada.