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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, September 5 2019 12:45 PM UTC +00:00.

About

ChocoHunters - The Enchanted Pirate King is a game about three heroes  on a journey to discover their fate. You will find yourself in the age of pirates where you will embark on a miraculous journey with one of the selected heroes. Each hero has their own story. The whole adventure takes place on a river where you will try to survive many dangerous traps and enemies.

ChocoHunters will be a defensive ShootEmUp action adventure. Repel enemy attacks with your paddle while you make your way through the river. Later in the game you will find various kinds of weapons and gadgets which will help you on your adventure.

While designing the game, we tried to find a balance between intense action sequences, calm emotional moments and engaging puzzles. The game will remind you of games like Zelda, 16-Bit Vertical ShootEmUps such as Viewpoint, Aleste, ..., DragonQuest. We took inspirations from these games as well as modern design innovations.

Mobile Game Mock Screens
Mobile Game Mock Screens
Alpha Game Footage
Alpha Game Footage
Solving puzzle - the easy way
Solving puzzle - the easy way
Epic adventures awaits
Epic adventures awaits

In a world where pirates ruled the great seas, and chocolate is more valuable than gold, a legendary tale was born. Three heroes rise up to become one of the greatest pirate legends of their time. They were known as ChocoHunters. They hunt for a legendary treasure. The lore of an imaginary land.

In ChocoHunters you will choose one of the three heroes to embark on an epic adventure in the age of pirates. Each hero will have his own individual motivation and background for the journey. Each hero will experience their own story and ending, but the root of all evil seems to be in the shape of an evil enchanted pirate king. In the end the player will reveal the secret of this adventure.

Our Heroes: Flint, Abu, Lilly
Our Heroes: Flint, Abu, Lilly

Join our heroes on their challenging journey. You must overcome horrible traps, evil temptations, Boss fights and puzzles along your journey. On your dangerous adventure, you will also meet many different characters. Some will help you other will try to trick you.

FEATURES

  • Unique thrilling and twisting stories for each Hero. Each Hero has his own story to be told.
  • Intense Action sequences
  • Enjoy Zelda like puzzles and challenges on your journey
  •  3 gigantic Worlds full of secrets and adventure
  • Battle massive bosses & mini-bosses 
  • Beautiful graphics in the style of Dragonball / Dragonquest 
  • Discover unique items and weapons along your journey
  •  Pixel perfect mobile controls for your Hero
  •  Why on Mobile devices? Because we want everyone to enjoy this game :)
  • The game will not have Lootboxes and with the success of this Kickstarter there will be also no Ads to give you the best gameplay experience.

You will encounter many Zelda like puzzles along your journey. In the beginning they will be easy but the further you go the more difficult they become. 

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The graphics ChocoHunters are hand drawn.  With your help, the best possible graphics will be made available for the game. 

Hand drawn graphics and animations
Hand drawn graphics and animations

For a mobile game, one of the most important aspects  will be the touch controls. That is why we put a high emphasis on making the controls satisfying and pixel perfect at the same time. Be assured that we will put in all efforts to give you a perfect experience.

The core mechanics of the game will be to maneuver the Hero over the screen and evade traps and obstacles. Our Heroes also have  the special ability to deflect most attacks from either enemies or traps. Further on in the game, the Heroes will be able to acquire weapons to attack certain enemies and destroy obstacles.

From time to time you will use the boat itself to solve puzzles and move objects to clear the path. 

The heroes have to overcome many obstacles
The heroes have to overcome many obstacles

We'd love to implement every single goal listed here regardless of the amount raised, but we will be constrained by both time and money. If we don't reach a listed goal, that doesn't necessarily mean it won't be in the game. These targets are just a way to ensure you that it will be in the final copy on release day. We will do everything in our power to get every single one of them in the game. They are ordered roughly by amount of content & time required, as well as how much longevity they will add to the gameplay.

Lets make it happen
Lets make it happen

There will be three unique worlds in ChocoHunters. Each world will have its own theme and unique story to be told. Every world will have its own villain and a fascinating storyline to keep the player sucked into the game.

If we can reach our stretch goals, there will be a fourth world to be discovered. 

World 1 - Levelmap(Mockup)
World 1 - Levelmap(Mockup)

Here is a quick introduction to our three heroes Flint, Abu and Lilly. Each of them are motivated in their own way to achieve their goals. You will live the great adventure through their eyes. 

The leader of the ChocoHunters team
The leader of the ChocoHunters team

Flint's past is mysterious. His parents died when he was still a child. Rumors say, he has a famous ancestor. He grew up under pirates and is a well-known adventurer. Flint is respected for his courage and his fearless acting. He is also the leader and captain of the ChocoHunters team.

The fabulous merchant
The fabulous merchant

Abu grew up in poverty. All his life, he was struggling to survive. But his strong will and survival instincts led him to become a famous merchant. He was also a member of the crew of the great admiral Dragut. His knowledge of the treacherous seas is unmatched. On one of his many journeys he met Flint. They became best friends and formed an alliance.

The noble adventurer
The noble adventurer

Lilly grew up in a noble family. But living a life in comfort and wealth was not what she wanted. Just once in her life she wanted to get involved in a great adventure. She decided to leave her home and become a famous pirate. She met up with Flint and Abu and they became friends for life.

NPC Encounters
NPC Encounters

You will encounter many NPC's during your journey. These NPC's enrich the story and sometimes support the Heroes in their cause. 

Also many villains will cross your way. They either want to stop you or intimidate you. 

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Can you stop them?
Can you stop them?

The villains of the game have their own goals as well. You will unravel their stories and evil intentions in your epic adventure.

Check out the Homepage for more detailed information about the characters of the game:

 ChocoHunters Homepage 

You can visit the Shop between the Levels. You should always supply yourself with some items, which can help you on the next challenge.

The Shop (mockup)
The Shop (mockup)

Enemies will randomly drop in-game currency when defeated. This currency can be used to purchase upgrades and consumables from the shop. Some items, such as bag slot expansions, can only be purchased once. 

When approaching the music for ChocoHunters, we first thought about the world of the game and how it should sound. We wanted the player to feel a sense of adventure and heroism (we want you to feel ready for the great adventure ahead).

Each world, mid boss and final bosses will have their own themes. 

Some songs motivate you and make you feel stronger. Others are more melancholic and will make you think about your past and the coming future.

Feel free to check out some sample themes on our homepage:

 ChocoHunters Homepage 

We have been developing ChocoHunters for the past three years. Our focus has been on developing the Level Editor, implementing  the optimal  player control systems and fleshing out the game's core mechanism. We have accomplished a lot over the past year without encountering any major hurdles or issues.

So... what's left to do? The biggest task are the game's boss fights. Although many of the boss fights are nearly completed, we still want them to be more outstanding. They will be the highlight of the game. We plan to end each level with epic, over-the-top boss encounters! While the boss fights are super important to the game (and us!) we felt it was best to flesh out the core mechanics of the game and combat before we tackled these. This way we can make sure they are designed properly and make use of the core gameplay systems and mechanics.

Lastly, we will be refining everything! Existing art, animations, enemy AI, level layouts, etc... We are firm believers in iteration. ChocoHunters will be played a LOT, over and over again, by our testers. We will use their feedback, in addition to feedback from our Beta Backers, to tweak level layouts and encounter design until ChocoHunters is as good as it can possibly be!

Chocohunters will run on Android and iOS
Chocohunters will run on Android and iOS

This area shows examples of the physical rewards:

The Stickerset will be a collection of many cool stickers right out of the game.

StickerSet (Example)
StickerSet (Example)

The flexible magnets can be attached to your fridge for example :) 

The flexible magnets(Example)
The flexible magnets(Example)

A beautiful designed chocolate box with valuable chocolates inside :) 

Chocolate Treasure Box
Chocolate Treasure Box

 A beautiful designed T-Shirt

T-Shirt(Design in development)
T-Shirt(Design in development)

ChocoHunters has been completely self-funded so far. We have poured countless hours into developing the game. We are at a point where we know we have something special, but we need your help in order to finish it! 


Breakdown of the funds for the project
Breakdown of the funds for the project

We simply cannot fund the entire game by ourselves and have it release any time in the near future. What makes Kickstarter so perfect for a project like this is not simply its ability to raise the money needed to get it done, but its ability to build an enthusiastic and engaged community that plays a critical role in the final outcome of the project. 

Your excitement motivates us even further and your feedback will help to make the game even more amazing! 

We are excited to develop the game together with the community and will be listening closely to all of your input. 

We will post monthly updates to Kickstarter and every backer's feedback will be seriously taken into consideration by the team.

Finally, we want to say a massive thank you for helping us bring ChocoHunters - The Enchanted Pirate King to life and making our dream come true.

Our Homepage: www.chocohunters.com 

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If you have any questions about the game, please contact us. If you’d like to reach out to us directly, drop us a line: info@chocohunters.com

Risks and challenges

Game development is a difficult endeavour and we could face any number of challenges and hurdles along the way. However, our game is in a very good position and we feel confident that we can finish it.

While we feel very confident that we will be able to complete the game next year, we are also aware that it is a very time consuming process with any number of unexpected obstacles.
With all of the stretch goals we hope to get funded comes the additional work of getting those stretch goals fulfilled.

We have estimated the time and work that will go into fulfilling those goals to the best of our ability, but we also know that we can't always predict exactly how long it will take, or how difficult it will be to implement, or what kind of inevitable and unexpected obstacles might come up along the way.

We understand that it takes a lot of trust to commit your hard-earned money to a promise from strangers and we sincerely appreciate your support. Honesty, communication, and transparency with you, our backers, is a huge priority for us. ChocoHunters is simply not possible without you. So, we promise that you will never be left in the dark about the state of the game, it's progress, and any challenges or issues we are facing.

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