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About this project

A New Old Platformer

Hubert's Island Adventure: Mouse o' War is a singleplayer 2D platformer that I released for Windows earlier this year. It is centered around tight controls and solid physics, so more playing skill equals more success. It offers an adventure across Hubert's Island, collecting items and defeating bosses, and it also offers a recently added Survival mode in which you attempt to hold your own against endless waves of baddies.

However, something has always been missing from the experience. That something is playing together with your friends and family. To rectify this, I want to create a massive new update for the game, adding local cooperative multiplayer to the mix. Like all other updates to Hubert's Island Adventure, this will be freely available to those who already bought the original game. For more information on the original game, click ye upon this link!

Hubert's Island Adventure: Mouse o' War: Co-Op Edition

Implementing multiplayer entails several things:

1. Retooling the engine to allow for multiple players. This is a pretty important step!

2. Adding a new character, so each player can be a different character (there are currently 3 characters, and we want to support up to 4 players).

3. Adding a multiplayer version of both Adventure Mode and Survival Mode.

4. Tons of tweaking and scaling things to make everything more fun with multiple players.

5. Playtesting, playtesting, playtesting. And then we will probably run some tests.

How you know I can pull this off: The original game is already finished! You can play it right now by downloading the demo right here!

Please support this project and help us add more awesomeness to Hubert's Island Adventure!

Here is some gameplay from the original game:

And here is me rambling on about the recent 1.2 update:

Funding

Such a huge undertaking requires additional funding, and that's where you come in. Cheese and Bacon Games doesn't make a lot of money yet, so we're working for peanuts. The funding we receive through this Kickstarter campaign will be used to feed and clothe us, and I think we can all agree that not-naked developers is a win-win situation!

If we make a lot more money than we were expecting, it will go towards porting the game to other platforms, adding more content, and other stuff... ooo suspenseful!

Rewards

We've got all sorts of fantastic rewards set up for those that pledge to this project. For a mere $10 you can get your own (digital) copy of the game when the update is finished. Like all of our games, there is no DRM whatsoever. The game is currently just for Windows, but by helping us meet our stretch goals you can enable us to port the game to other platforms (i.e. Linux and Mac).

Stretch Goals

Beyond the initial goal, we are setting several stretch goals. When one is met, we will add new features, platforms, or content to the game. Let's check them out:

$10,000 - Mac port

We will port the game to Mac, enabling almost anyone with a computer to play some Hubert's Island Adventure!

$15,000 - Linux port

We will port the game to Linux so more people can play!

$20,000 - Level editor

We will gussy up and release the game's level editor to the world, enabling everyone to whip up their own levels for the game!

$25,000 - More Survival levels

We will add several new levels to be played in Survival Mode. These are guaranteed to provide tons of frantic fun for everyone!

$30,000 - Video documentary/tour of development studio (i.e., our apartment)

We will take you on a whirlwind tour of Cheese and Bacon Games' headquarters, as well as give valuable commentary and insight into the making of the Co-Op Edition.

Beyond - Who knows?

If we hit the highest planned stretch goal and keep on going, we will come up with even more crazy ideas! That's right! We promise to come up with ideas for more goals. How can it get better than that?

Our Team

Kevin Wells - Game Design/Programming/Graphics/Level Design/Music/Sound Effects

Kevin has been developing games for years on calculators, computers, toasters, and anywhere else a game might fit.

Aneissa Wells - Playtesting/Game Design/Writing Support/Idea Woman/All-Around Help

Aneissa is Kevin's wife, and the most critically important member of the Cheese and Bacon team. Without her, the whole crazy thing would come crashing down, and Kevin would probably forget to eat.

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    Every dollar counts! To reflect this, a pledge of $1 gets your name on the Cheese and Bacon website's Big List of Awesome Backers.

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    You get a set of desktop wallpapers for the game so you can show off what you helped to make happen! You also get all lower-tiered rewards.

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    You will receive a digital copy of the game when the update is finished (DRM free!) You only need one copy to play multiplayer, so you will be able to start co-oping the minute the update is released! You also get all lower-tiered rewards.

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    You get a digital copy of the game's soundtrack so you can listen to Hubert's Island even when you aren't playing Hubert's Island! You also get all lower-tiered rewards.

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    Your name goes in the game's credits, so everyone who plays will totally see that you were involved in the creation of an awesome co-op experience! You also get all lower-tiered rewards.

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    You get a digital copy of the "Making Of Pack," which includes original level sketches, old artwork, the story of the game's genesis, and more! You also get all lower-tiered rewards.

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    Your pledge is excellent amongst even the Heroic pledges, and your name is placed on a plaque on the Plateau of Paragons, located above the Hall of Heroes. Your name shall be remembered for all time! You also get all lower-tiered rewards.

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    Hubert is so thankful that he wants you to write your own line of dialog for him to say upon loading the game. Each time the game is loaded, Hubert says something different, so everyone will be able to hear your dialog. Note that since Hubert's Island Adventure is a family friendly game, your dialog will need to be approved first, so do that before choosing this reward. You also get all lower-tiered rewards.

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    To commemorate your incredible contribution to the project, you will receive a piece of crayon artwork created just for you! You also get all lower-tiered rewards.

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Funding period

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