About this project
Churbles is a 3D action RPG heavily influenced by the greatest games of our youth. The game strives to be accessible to gamers of all ages and uses local multi-player to encourage friends and family to get together and have some fun running around, sharing adventures as heroic little critters.
Our biggest influences:
Final Fantasy - For the stories, the characters, and the over the top heroes and villains.
Zelda Series - For that fun, adventurous spirit. Special mention for Four Swords which shows just how awesome local co-op can be.
Chrono Trigger - Because you can be cute, cartoony, and fun, while still telling an epic story with awesome fights.
Secret of Mana - Cuteness, variety of weapon types, local multi-player co-op? It's all here.
Pokemon - Collecting, training, customizing move pools and party combinations; Pokemon is cute on the surface with gameplay that runs deep.
Thanks to the efforts of backers like you we are FUNDED!
Now we can start unlocking some excellent new features for the game and even get Churbles onto your favorite consoles.
Churbles is an adventure role-playing game heavily influenced by titles such as "Final Fantasy," "Pokemon" and "Chrono Trigger." Using their Guild Hall as a base of operations the player selects a location based adventure for their Churbles to embark on. Each location or dungeon is free roaming and can be expanded through story progression and diligent exploration. Enemies can be found freely roaming the world, spoiling for a fight. Some battles must be fought, while others can be avoided through story-based decisions or clever sneaking.
As play continues more and more Churbles will want to join your founder and the Guild Hall to help protect Churble World. With 3 different classes to choose from, each with 3 distinct styles of fighting and 7 different weapons styles you will be able to develop any sort of team you desire. Want 3 different Warriors? What about a Mystic who charges into battle with a two-handed ax? Or a rogue who has a fondness for casting spells? With over 63 different combinations it is all possible!
Skills can be learned through leveling up your weapon skills, heroic paths, through story events, and the acquisition of legendary tutors and items. In fact, over the course of its career a Churble will learn a great many skills and it is up to the player to create combinations of moves that will perform best with the other Churbles making up the party.
Boss battles are a huge focus of Churbles game design. Each one is intended to be challenging, innovative, and unique; this isn’t a matter of tank, heal, dps, success. Drawing inspiration from the best and most memorable boss battles throughout gaming history, we are creating encounters that have the player (and their Churbles) thinking and acting outside the box.
Churbles takes some of the best features of JRPGs, such as cute and exciting characters, outrageous villains, and over-the-top attacks, and combines it with some of the best elements of western RPGs, like rich customization of both the characters and play styles and streamlined gameplay that focuses more on playing the game and less on grinding.
But what really makes Churbles unique is the ownership the player will feel over their Churbles. Every Churble has its own personality that determines its affinities for different abilities -as well as interactions with other Churbles- and even the player! Everything from fur and eye color to armor and weapon skins can be selected by the player. The Guild Hall where the Churbles rally between their adventures is not just a quest hub: It is their home. Churbles eat, sleep, play, and train in the Guild Hall, which you the player will help design and build.
Love Churbles? Of course you do! Want to give the awesome cuteness of Churbles to a friend? It's easy. Just add $10 to you pledge amount for each additional copy of Churbles you'd like to receive! When the campaign ends, you will be sent a survey asking how many copies of the game you would like, and any other add-ons that might have been available!
Extra copy not cool enough? What if you want a hero pledge for you and a hero pledge for a friend? What if you want royal guard for yourself and bard for your sister? We have you covered:
Thanks to the efforts of our Backers we have unlocked the following BONUS rewards!
There are three Heroic Paths for Churbles to follow each with three different styles of combat to master. For even more info check out our site!
Churbles have always been in tune with the natural elements that make up the world. The Druid is the undisputed master of such elements, but even more than that, she is able to reshape the world around her, and even her own form to suit her needs. Druids often live apart from the colonies, roaming the wilds, living in harmony with the beasts and elementals, and protecting the borders from encroaching threats.
Druid Styles: Shifturs (balanced), Leafurs (defensive), and Beastlies (Aggressive)
Warriors are heroic Churbles who have mastered the art of crafting and wearing heavy armor. Favoring sword and shield or massive two-handed weapons warriors love going toe to toe with their opponents. The warrior class favors attack and defense in equal measure and can heal and remove status effects in battle as well as bolster an already impressive defense. If you are looking for a straight forward no nonsense stand and fight class, look no further than the mighty warrior.
Warrior Styles: Rangurs (balanced), Blockurs (defensive), and Chuzerkurs (Aggressive)
Some Churbles fear the shadows, but Rogues call them allies. Favoring dual daggers and boomerangs the Rogue focuses on attacks and special moves that leave opponents confused and often poisoned. They also make sure to grab a few diamonds and other essentials from the pockets of their foes while doing it! A strong focus on attack is balanced by a dangerous lack of armor. Choose Rogue if you want to live life on the edge, keep your opponents off guard, and get rich while doing so.
Rogue Styles: Tricks (balanced), Shadows (defensive), and Traps (Aggressive)
The world is steeped in magical energies. Mystics are able to call forth and control these magicks for help and for harm. Whether using spells to heal and bolster themselves and their allies, or wielding magicks to hamper and destroy their foes Mystics are a powerful class. Resource management is the key to success with this versatile class. Only Churbles capable of handling the complexities of spellcraft need apply.
Mystic Styles: Luminancur (balanced), Alchemancur (defensive), and Blastur (Aggressive)
Yep, the most basic reason. Our goal is to raise the remaining amount of money needed to get this game to the players. But I’m sure if we managed to hit some stretch goals, we would be able to add a few more incredible things before launch.
For the community.
Kickstarter rocks. It allows you, the players, to be a founding force in the creation of new games. We want to be a part of that experience. We want to hear what you think. What excites you about the game? What sort of things are you hoping to see? Help us make your game better! Get Churbles on your favorite platform, whatever it happens to be. Walk, run, stumble, and triumph with us. Together we can make Churbles something epic.
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Risks and challenges
You are not asking for enough funding! What if you come up short?
The initial goal we are requesting is small by the standards of the game development industry. Our goal represents the remaining amount of money that is needed to get the basic game into the hands of our players. However, the Kickstarter campaign is designed with stretch goals in mind. Each stretch goal covers the cost of developing and incorporating new assets and features into the game. If we hit our goal, there will be a great game; the higher we can stretch, the more dynamic that game will be.
You will not be able to release the game on so many different platforms.
We are working with the Unity engine, which eases the process of publishing to a variety of platforms. That does not make it a reality though. Ability to publish to a platform is not the same as permission to publish to that platform. That’s where we need YOUR help: vote on Greenlighting for Steam, email Nintendo and Sony and demand your Churbles be on their systems. Lead a revolution to make this game available to everyone. Get excited, spread the word, and share that excitement with everyone.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We will be supporting both keyboard and mouse input and controller input, though we recommend a controller. But for local Co-Op the additional players will need to use controllers.
After the main campaign is finished there will still be loose ends to tie up, secret dungeons to delve, and bonus bosses to battle. It is also our intention to release addition expansions after launch, these will be self contained storylines with scaling enemies (Think elder scrolls) so the player can pick and choose which ones they would like to play.
Skins do not grant any additional powers in the game, the simply offer the player an alternative look or sometimes model to use in place of the standard Churble. Skins can be swapped out in between adventures and there will be many skins available in the game that are unlocked through gameplay to allow further customization of each Churble. Certain skins, like the ones featured in this Kickstarter will only be available through promotions like this. If you see them in the game it will likely be as powerful NPC's or monsters.
The green fur, Pledge Knight, and the ability to play as Chubones and Raydurs are exclusive to our awesome backers. The other rewards you see will be available post launch though DLC, future expansions, or promotions.
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