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Brian MayberryBy Brian Mayberry
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Brian MayberryBy Brian Mayberry
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$3,074
pledged of $45,000pledged of $45,000 goal
139
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, May 3 2014 5:00 AM UTC +00:00

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Who is this?

Your Let’s Go Camping! developers are seasoned game industry veterans, who have worked on a couple of indie and AAA titles in the past. We now call ourselves Steamburger Studios.

Featuring concept art and additional design from friend and game industry colleague, Michael Holochwost (Star Wars: The Old Republic).

Original soundtrack from talented indie developer and composer, Kevin Montes.

When is this? 

The game is currently in the prototype phase, with a core-features build currently in development. All of the following screenshots and details come from this prototype, and are subject to changes and enhancements as we build one the most awesome games about camping and dungeons of all time ever.

About the game 

Alpha/Beta in 2015 for PC, Mac, and Linux.

 ANNOUNCEMENT: We will add Oculus Rift / VR support if funded. Period.

Go Camping 

 Hike out into the great unknown; explore the cool, the strange, the weird. Hunt for food, keep yourself alive, and set up camp when you want a new base of operations. Build a fire to keep your exposure levels in check, and pitch a tent to save your progress. Fun and relaxing! To start, there will be 3 fine parks for you to camp: a Temperate Forest, a Rain Shadowed Desert, and an Arctic Tundra.

Deadly Dungeons 

 
In Let's Go Camping!, caves, dungeons, and temples are everywhere. Most are randomly generated, full of monsters, death traps, and shiny loot. Temples will offer you a hand-crafted thinking man’s challenge, while the smaller caves and such will require fast feet and even faster arrows. Dungeons will be absolutely unforgiving, and only sharp reflexes and wit will keep you alive.

Epic Loot 

Find unique items that change the way you play. Unlock hidden treasures that lead you to more hidden treasures! Enhance your camping gear with fresh new forms and functions with stuff that previous campers, uh, might have left behind. Or perhaps a shiny monster-slaying magic weapon is more your brand?

Bow and Arrows

 Start your hike off right with an archery kit as the main and default weapon. How far back you draw is how far you shoot! Arrows stick and stay where you shoot them. Shoot anything that moves, or looks at you funny. I mean, it’s your bow and arrows, so you can shoot whatever you want, whenever you want (we’re not the boss of you!) Heads up though, some monsters don’t notice if you shoot them with just any ol’ arrow, they may require something with a little more… fire. (or ice, or poison, or magic, or whatever other crazy thing we might come up with!)

Interactive, Gender Agnostic, Subjective Storytelling 

Things happen out there, and you caused it. Shoot trees, chase rabbits, and mess around with everything you find. You never know what will happen until you push all the buttons, pull all the levers, open up all the treasure chests, and destroy all the meanie head monsters. Unlock the mysteries of long-lost civilizations with a narrative told between the lines. Just fuzzy enough for you to draw your own conclusions. There’s no pre-determined player character archetype or backstory, you are who you say you are, with no references to age, sex, race, or religion. Just you and your imagination. 

Flatshaded Lowpoly 3D 

 

High fidelity flatshaded 3D graphics with modern bloom, occlusion, and global illumination techniques that make you feel part of the world! In an effort to cram as much charm and polish into our game, we've elected to go with a minimalist lowpoly style. With hand crafted animations and stylings, this game will be a living, breathing work of neo-retro 3D art; and you’re invited to go camping right inside of it. 

Straight-up Crazy 

One of the things you’ll quickly discover while camping is how silly things can get out there. One day you’re face to face with a typical green slimy Glob mob, and the next you're being chased across the tundra by an elite Polar Bear Warrior with dual popsicle swords! There’s a place for everything, and everything has its place. Just sometimes the place is a bit... off... 

Yes, you read that correctly. PC, Mac, and Linux.

Why Kickstarter? 

It’s finally our time to make the game we really want to make; and the game that we feel you really want to play. You get an original, awesome, indie game with polished lowpoly flatshaded 3D graphics about camping, dungeons, and archery, and we get the funding needed to complete it!

As we are operating without the financial backing of any investor or publisher, we have very limited sources of funding to develop freely with. So we’re currently dividing our focus to help pay for Let’s Go Camping. With your generous pledges, feedback, and rowdy fanfare, we could dedicate all of our energy into getting the game ready for an alpha/beta release in 2015. Striking our target goal will allow the main developer to work full time, completely pay for the music, as well as the remaining software and licenses we need.

What's the deal with the three $100 reward tiers?

50 backers will be given the chance to name a landmark in the game. These may include caves, dungeons, lakes, rivers, large trees, and unique places. Plus early access to the game, and all the good stuff in the $75 tier.

The other two $100 dollar tiers are a social experiment, on top of early access to the game and the good stuff in the $75 tier. You can vote, with the pledge you select, for Brian (lead developer) to either cut his beloved hair short, or drive his family insane by having him grow it out for the full term of Let's Go Camping's development. Pictures will be posted, tears will be shed, and joy shall be spread.

Stretch Goals

$55,000 - Additional Art and expanded Sound Design

$70,000 - A Booth at one or more indie game conventions.

$100,000+ -  We can hire additional talent to make the game even better.

Why not have more and more extravagant stretch goals that promise tons of extra content and features like so many other projects? Frankly, our game is designed and scoped to a certain point, so that we can deliver on our goal to have a release in 2015. Would going above and beyond help us? Absolutely! But we will not adjust the scope or design of our game to fit such a wild range of budgets. All funds raised will go directly into the game as designed, and each extra dollar will go to polish gameplay and art assets across the board.

A Call to Arms!

Do you just love this Lowpoly Flatshaded 3D FPS Adventure Camping/Rougelite mashup oh so much? Do you want to do something truly epic to help in our development? Help us spread the word! Show your friends, your families, your local camping/dungeon enthusiast, or anyone who will listen, our game! We've got new screenshots on imgur every weekend, videos as we hit major milestones, a regularly updated Dev Log on TIGSource Forums, an active Twitter and Tumblr feed, as well as our official website and Indie DB page, which both contain a comprehensive overview of Let’s Go Camping!

(Yes, seriously, on PC, Mac, and even Linux!)

Risks and challenges

The risks are simple. Game development is challenging, and it is expensive to start any new project; indie or AAA. There is the possibility of delays and rework should a gameplay system or environment turn out to be less than fun, and in need of a new design. We will do our part to ensure up-to-date communications with our growing community, so that you are always aware of our current progress.

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    The game and a digital download of the Let’s Go Camping! Soundtrack! We have arranged for intrepid composer Kevin Montes to be at the podium, waving his baton.

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    The game, soundtrack, and a physical printed guide map of the overworld to hold in your hands! The map will ship as soon as we can have them produced, and before the game is released.

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    You shall receive the super elite, one of a kind, kickstarter-exclusive in-game item set: The Golden Gear of the Gilded Camper. Impress friends and lovers alike with your royal camping outfit! A unique Tent, Campfire, and other items that make up a complete camping set. The full game, soundtrack, and printed guide maps are also included.

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    VOTE TO TRIM / EARLY ACCESS! Dear sir: Cut your hair. Please. Vote with your pledge for Brian to cut his long hair back to a “normal” clean cut length. Photo proof will be available on the Dev Log after the kickstarter campaign.

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    5 fine people can pledge to design a creature. With your imagination, and some Steamburger Guidence, your design will inspire a unique creature for the game. Friend, foe, or neutral like a wee little bunny, the choice is yours! Of course, we won’t be able to use anything held by another person or company, so no cameos!

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