This project's funding goal was not reached on December 15, 2013.
About this project
I am participating in OUYA's #FreeTheGames Fund, created by OUYA to support developers making new and creative console games. OUYA will match your pledge dollar-for-dollar up to the goal amount (and a max of $250,000), so help bob's game get there and be a great game for everyone! To be eligible for this match, I commit that this game will be an OUYA exclusive for a period of time. To learn more about OUYA, go to www.OUYA.tv!
What is bob's game?
The legendary bob's game is the final game from the infamous homebrew Action-RPG "bob's game" (a game about the puzzle game- note the double quotes!).
bob's game is a multiplayer puzzle game- but not just any puzzle game, every puzzle game!
The rules of bob's game change in real time as you play it, morphing from game to game and making every round completely unique.
bob's game is completely customizable, allowing the player to create in-depth rulesets to mimic existing puzzle games or create entirely new ones to add to the online library- making it an ideal game for the OUYA platform. (and PC/Mac/Linux, of course!)
Create your own puzzle modes! Invent custom rulesets or challenge your friends to a sequence of all your favorite games. Compete in an online world championship and improve your skills to reach the top of the public leaderboard.
bob's game is constantly evolving with new theme packs, new rules, and user-designed puzzle packs.
Risks and challenges
The game is written in Java and already totally playable on PC, with single and multiplayer modes ready to go- and a port to Android should go quite smoothly.
Thanks to the online and open nature of the target platforms, many risks are mitigated by the ability to quickly patch and update the game live- the game will constantly evolve and handle issues as they arise.
The biggest challenge is in providing the absolute best multiplayer tournament experience possible, and doing lots of testing to polish and tweak the gameplay to perfection.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
No, the RPG will be released afterwards.
This Kickstarter is specifically to get something fun and polished onto the OUYA for the Free The Games Fund- however, it will help bootstrap the RPG release as well.
I am using libGDX, so the same codebase will work on Windows/Mac/Linux and Ouya.
Yes, the PC build includes Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
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