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Serve sandwiches and protect customers from the insane chef! A restaurant simulation game like you've never seen before.
Serve sandwiches and protect customers from the insane chef! A restaurant simulation game like you've never seen before.
71 backers pledged $7,600 to help bring this project to life.

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WHAT IS CAFE MURDER?

Cafe Murder is a game about two lovable siblings on a quest to make their sandwich shop into a five star establishment. The player, controlling Rainy the waitress, must prepare and serve sandwiches. Things are spiced up by Rainy's brother Stabby, a homicidal chef who goes on rampages with his butcher knife and attacks customers.

Speaking of customers, Rainy and Stabby are joined by a large cast of unique characters who visit the cafe, each with their own personality and preferences (see character descriptions below).

With endearing characters, comical violence, and fast-paced sandwich-making, we hope Cafe Murder will add some character and soul to the genre of "restaurant simulation" games.

WHY KICKSTARTER?

We believe that the more minds involved in the creative process, the more interesting and fun the results. That's why we're offering some rewards that let you take a creative role in the game's production- see our rewards section at the right.

EDIT: We reached our funding goal- woohoo! A big thank you to everyone who has supported us so far. But things aren't over yet...

Any additional funding from here on out will help us make an even better game with more content and features, and available on more platforms (iPad, Android, and browsers). Your contributions may also be used to purchase a few sandwiches- for research purposes only.

CHARACTER INTRODUCTIONS

CHEF GRIZZLE: Deceased. A chef known for his delicious sandwiches, Grizzle raised his son and daughter to take over the business someday, but he never planned for his early death at the hands of an industrial oven. It happened one night when an incomplete pork sandwich fell into the flames. Unable to let a sandwich go incomplete, he dove into the flames to save it, but he and the sandwich both ended up well-done.

RAINY GRIZZLE

The Player Character. Rainy has been both the owner and waitress of Cafe Murder ever since her esteemed father passed away. She carries a bazooka that shoots pink rubber balls, which can be used to save choking customers and to ward off Stabby's attacks.

STABBY GRIZZLE

Rainy's brother and the Cafe's chef. Though very skilled at sandwich ingredient preparation, he has a homicidal streak and sometimes attacks customers with his knives. Rainy must protect the customers with her rubber ball bazooka, lest anyone actually get injured. As long as everyone stays safe, customers will enjoy the show and leave big tips.

SHARKEETA HONEYCUT

A corpulent food connossieur. She takes up two seats but leaves huge tips if you feed her well.

OLD LADY CRENSHAW

A respected figure around town. She's a bit picky and stingy with her money, but if you do manage to please her she will spread word of your cafe's food and service, thus giving your reputation a boost.

PINCUSHION

Pincushion does everything hardcore, including his sandwich-eating; he actually enjoys being attacked by Stabby. This leads to a top notch performance that entertains all customers to the max.

[Graphics for the following characters are not yet available- but they can be made possible with your donation!]

SALLY NANOOT

Sally is a celebrity who is known to be a bit of a food-lover. Should your cafe became well-known, she might just stop by and leave a big tip, as well as a big boost to your popularity.

MR. BEEBA

Mr. Beeba is a local man of questionable character, which isn't helped by the fact that he always wears sunglasses and a trench coat. He only goes to cheap, dirty, cafes with bad reputations.

FRANTIC FRED

Fred is a rushed businessman who doesn't have patience for slow service. He likes to get in and out the door as fast as possible, which often leads to choking on his food.

GRIZZLE FAMILY MEMBERS

There are a few distant cousins and great-uncles in the Grizzle family who show up from time to time in Cafe Murder. If they enjoy their sandwich, they may give a present of some sort- whether a useful item or a decoration for the cafe. [You too can become a Grizzle family member - see rewards at the right!]

We need your help to bring Cafe Murder and the Grizzles to life. All they want is a chance to serve sandwiches… and sometimes attack customers. But mainly serve them.

Thank you, and feel free to contact us at cafemurder@beavertoad.com. You can also follow us on Twitter (@Cafe_Murder). Sharkeeta Honeycut has been known to log onto Twitter sometimes, too (@SharkeetaH).

Here are the designs for the t-shirts (included in the rewards for 60$ and up), which will be printed through zazzle.com. You can choose either one you like:

Shirt A (FRONT):

Shirt A (BACK):

Shirt B (FRONT):

(The back of the Shirt B is blank)

NOTE: To all our international backers, please add 10 dollars to rewards of 60$ and above to compensate for shipping costs of the t-shirt.

日本の方へ、

こんにちは。kickstarter.com は音楽、映画、ゲームなどを制作するのに必要な資金の寄付を募るウェブサイトです。今回、このキックスターター・プロジェクトで私たちアメリカのゲームデザイナーはCafe MurderというiPhone用のゲームを作ろうと企画しています。

このプロジェクトのチームは二人ともアメリカ人ですが、アーティストのZack Woodはゲーム内で日本の大切にする世界観を表現するため、去年京都精華大学の研究生になって、マンガとゲームデザインを学びました。

なお、寄付の金額によって提供する商品が異なります。ページ上部のPLEDGE(誓約)欄を日本語訳しましたので、ご覧ください。

〈プロジェクト資金の寄付額と提供商品〉
5ドル:完成したiphoneゲームアプリ「Cafe Murder」を無料でダウンロード + NG集の動画
10ドル:5ドルの提供商品すべて + イラストとメッセージカードの送付
20ドル:10ドルの提供商品すべて + デジタルマンガ版「Cafe Murder」をダウンロード
60ドル:20ドルの提供商品すべて + Cafe MurderオリジナルTシャツの送付
150ドル:60ドルの提供商品すべて +コンセプトデザイン画(3〜4ページ)の送付
300ドル:150ドルの提供商品すべて + あなたオリジナルの「Cafe Murder」ゲームキャラクターを作成します。 ※写真を送付いただき、それを元にお客様のキャラクターを作成します

[注意事項]
日本在住の方で60ドル以上の寄付の場合、上記商品の国際配送料として別途10ドル頂きます。何卒ご了承ください。

1ドルでもゲーム開発のために寄付いただけると有難いです。どうぞよろしくお願い致します。

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    A free copy of the game upon release, and access to exclusive blooper videos.

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    The above, plus a digital Cafe Murder comic about the events leading up to the game, drawn by the artist.

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    All of the above, plus a personal, signed and illustrated "Thank you" card with a special message from the team here at Beaver Toad Software, mailed to you.

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    All of the above, plus a Cafe Murder t-shirt exclusive to our Kickstarter supporters (your choice of the two designs, see the bottom of the page)

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    All the above, plus 3-4 of the original pencil sketches used in designing the characters and ingredients in Cafe Murder (sizes vary).

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    All of the above (except the original sketches), plus inclusion in the game as a customer (a distant relative in the Grizzle family), to be created by the artist based on a photo of you. (Alternatively, you can tell us the concept for a character that you have in mind, if you don't want to be featured directly in the game).

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    After thanking our lucky stars and praising you endlessly, you will receive all of the above rewards, plus we will travel anywhere in the continental United States to meet you for a gab-fest about Cafe Murder and games in general (Continental US Residents only). You can also choose what the fabled 12th ingredient will be.

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