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This project was successfully funded on November 17, 2013.

An adventure RPG featuring cute, but tough heroes, local co-op, and highly customizable skills, abilities, and play styles

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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!  

The Druid

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)

The Warrior  

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)  

The Rogue  

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 Mystic  

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)

For funding. 

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.

Prefer Paypal? We support that option:

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.

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FAQ

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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    "Founder" -

    Thank you! Believe it or not this pledge makes a huge difference. Not because it is a mighty dollar, but because of YOU. You are telling the world that, "YES I am interested in this project!" And that goes a long way towards getting the game onto consoles and other platforms.

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    “Churble” - The Game

    One DRM-Free digital copy of the Game.

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    19 backers

    “Scout”

    One DRM-Free digital copy of the Game.

    Exclusive Backers Only “Evergreen” Fur Color

    Exclusive "Jade Lion Paws" Claw Weapon Skin

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    "Night Sparrow"

    You have chosen the Special "Night Sparrow" Promo Skin. Fight evil in style as you don the cowl of justice! This custom skin can be used on any Churble regardless of class!

    Everything from "Scout"

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    "Crushur"

    You have chosen the Special "Crushur" Promo Skin. Crush anyone who messes with your Guild! Be a mighty creature of stone and crystal! This custom skin can be used on any Churble regardless of class!

    Everything from "Scout"

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    14 backers

    "Luminancur"

    You have chosen the Special "Luminancur" Promo Skin. Harness the powers of the great Namuh and control light itself! This custom skin can be used on any Churble regardless of class!

    Everything from "Scout"

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    213 backers Limited (287 left of 500)

    "HERO" - EARLY CHURB SPECIAL

    Why choose? You get all THREE Promo skins: Night Sparrow, Crushur, and Luminancur. Why choose? Get them all!

    Plus everything from "Scout"

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    15 backers

    "HERO"

    Why choose? You get all THREE Promo skins: Night Sparrow, Crushur, and Luminancur. Why choose? Get them all!

    Plus everything from "Scout"

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    6 backers

    "Bard"

    You have chosen the Bard, and will receive the Digital Copy of the Official Game Soundtrack (DRM-free).

    And also everything from the HERO & Scout Tier (The game, fur, jade claws, and all 3 promo skins)

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    2 backers

    "Artisan"

    You have chosen the Artisan, and will receive the Digital Copy of the Official Art Book

    And also everything from the HERO & Scout Tier (The game, fur, jade claws, and all 3 promo skins)

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    0 backers

    "Explorer"

    You have chosen the Explorer, and will receive the Digital Copy of "Explorer's Guide to Churble World"

    And also everything from the HERO & Scout Tier (The game, fur, jade claws, and all 3 promo skins)

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    54 backers Limited (446 left of 500)

    QUARTERMASTER - EARLY CHURB SPECIAL

    YOU GET ALL KINDS OF STUFF!!!!
    Digital Copy of "Explorer's Guide to Churble World" AND the Official Art Book AND the Official Game Soundtrack! Get it all!

    Everything from the HERO & Scout Tier (The game, fur, jade claws, and all 3 promo skins)

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    9 backers

    QUARTERMASTER

    YOU GET ALL KINDS OF STUFF!!!! Digital Copy of "Explorer's Guide to Churble World" AND the Official Art Book AND the Official Game Soundtrack! Get it all!

    Everything from the HERO & Scout Tier (The game, fur, jade claws, and all 3 promo skins)

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    33 backers Limited (467 left of 500)

    "Raydurs"

    Who wants to play as the good guys anyways? With this pledge you begin the game with access to the 3 main Raydur skins: Warlord, Bandit, and Warlock!

    Also includes everything from the QUARTERMASTER, HERO & Scout Tiers

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    37 backers Limited (63 left of 100)

    "Royal Guard"

    Can’t wait for the launch? Want to help shape the world first hand? Pledge as a Royal Guard to unlock access to our closed Beta testing and get access to the Beta Forums. Play the game, give us your feedback, help us make the game the best it can possibly be.

    Also includes everything from the Raydurs, QUARTERMASTER, HERO & Scout Tiers! You will also be listed in the credits as “Royal Guards, protectors of the World’s Development.”

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    "Legendary Weapon Smith" - Boomerang

    There are 7 legendary weapons hidden throughout the realms of Churble World. At this tier you become one of the 7 legendary Smiths of Ancient times. Working with our artists and developers you will design the Legendary Boomerang, name it, and help craft the lore for it. You will also be listed in the games credits as a Legendary Smith. You'll receive a signed print of the concept art from your design.

    Also includes everything from the Royal Guard, Raydurs, QUARTERMASTER, HERO & Scout Tiers!

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    "Legendary Weapon Smith" - Sword & Shield

    There are 7 legendary weapons hidden throughout the realms of Churble World. At this tier you become one of the 7 legendary Smiths of Ancient times. Working with our artists and developers you will design the Legendary Sword & Shield, name them, and help craft the lore for them. You will also be listed in the games credits as a Legendary Smith. You'll receive a signed print of the concept art from your design.

    Also includes everything from the Royal Guard, Raydurs, QUARTERMASTER, HERO & Scout Tiers!

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    "Legendary Weapon Smith" - Two Hander

    There are 7 legendary weapons hidden throughout the realms of Churble World. At this tier you become one of the 7 legendary Smiths of Ancient times. Working with our artists and developers you will design the Legendary Two Hander, name it, and help craft the lore for it. You will also be listed in the games credits as a Legendary Smith. You'll receive a signed print of the concept art from your design.

    Also includes everything from the Royal Guard, Raydurs, QUARTERMASTER, HERO & Scout Tiers!

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    "Legendary Weapon Smith" - Dual Daggers

    There are 7 legendary weapons hidden throughout the realms of Churble World. At this tier you become one of the 7 legendary Smiths of Ancient times. Working with our artists and developers you will design the Legendary Dual Daggers, name them, and help craft the lore for them. You will also be listed in the games credits as a Legendary Smith. You'll receive a signed print of the concept art from your design.

    Also includes everything from the Royal Guard, Raydurs, QUARTERMASTER, HERO & Scout Tiers!

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    "Legendary Weapon Smith" - Relic

    There are 7 legendary weapons hidden throughout the realms of Churble World. At this tier you become one of the 7 legendary Smiths of Ancient times. Working with our artists and developers you will design the Legendary Relic, name it, and help craft the lore for it. You will also be listed in the games credits as a Legendary Smith. You'll receive a signed print of the concept art from your design.

    Also includes everything from the Royal Guard, Raydurs, QUARTERMASTER, HERO & Scout Tiers!

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    "Legendary Weapon Smith" - Staff

    There are 7 legendary weapons hidden throughout the realms of Churble World. At this tier you become one of the 7 legendary Smiths of Ancient times. Working with our artists and developers you will design the Legendary Staff, name it, and help craft the lore for it. You will also be listed in the games credits as a Legendary Smith. You'll receive a signed print of the concept art from your design.

    Also includes everything from the Royal Guard, Raydurs, QUARTERMASTER, HERO & Scout Tiers!

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    "Legendary Weapon Smith" - Claws

    There are 7 legendary weapons hidden throughout the realms of Churble World. At this tier you become one of the 7 legendary Smiths of Ancient times. Working with our artists and developers you will design the Legendary Claws, name them, and help craft the lore for them. You will also be listed in the games credits as a Legendary Smith. You'll receive a signed print of the concept art from your design.

    Also includes everything from the Royal Guard, Raydurs, QUARTERMASTER, HERO & Scout Tiers!

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    "Legendary Weapon Smith" - Churbow

    There are EIGHT! legendary weapons hidden throughout the realms of Churble World. At this tier you become one of the 7 legendary Smiths of Ancient times. Working with our artists and developers you will design the Legendary Churbow, name it, and help craft the lore for it. You will also be listed in the games credits as a Legendary Smith. You'll receive a signed print of the concept art from your design.

    Also includes everything from the Royal Guard, Raydurs, QUARTERMASTER, HERO & Scout Tiers!

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    "You NPC, you..."

    Farmer Chobbson's crops have gone missing, he needs a hero! But wait what if YOU were that Farmer? Or the sneaky Bandit Prince, or the doting lackey? At this tier we take your likeness, and Churblize it, turning you (or a loved one) into a Churble NPC who will be featured in the story line of the game. In addition to being immortalized as an NPC in the game you will also receive a signed print of the concept art.

    Also includes everything from the Royal Guard, Raydurs, QUARTERMASTER, HERO & Scout Tiers! Plus an extra copy of the game to give to a friend. You will be listed in the credits as an Epic NPC.

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    "A Tailor of Legends"

    Design a premium skin for the Churbles! Are you envisioning your Churble decked out in the coolest costume imaginable? Well let’s make it happen. With this pledge you will work with our Artists to create an original premium skin for the game! (Must meet an E for everyone rating). You'll receive a signed print of the concept art from your design.

    Also includes everything from the Royal Guard, Raydurs, QUARTERMASTER, HERO & Scout Tiers! You will be listed in the credits as a Tailor of Legend.

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    1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)

    "You Are Legend"

    Your founder is not the first Churble to pick up sword and spell to follow the path of heroism. There are living legends wandering Churble World dispatching deadly beasts and dispersing skills and knowledge of their trade. You are such a Legend. Work with our artists to design a legendary hero who can be discovered and recruited during the course of the game. Design a custom skin and weapon set for your Legend, work with our writers to come up with a cool back story and history (must meet an E for everyone rating). While this hero has retired from adventuring and is not playable, they will live in the Guild Hall imparting knowledge and skills to the next generation. You also receive a signed print of the concept art of your Legend.

    Also includes everything from the Royal Guard, Raydurs, QUARTERMASTER, HERO & Scout Tiers!

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    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    "Mid-Boss"

    Like any good JRPG Churble World has powerful, hero crushing super monsters hidden away in the dark corners waiting to destroy any hero foolish enough to find them. As a Mid-Boss it will be your destiny to design such a beast! Work with our artists and developers to redesign and re texture an existing monster from the game. Make it crazy tough. Make it soul stomping strong. Help us design a unique secret boss fight involving this monster that Churbles will have nightmares about. Should the Churbles be victorious they will receive a unique weapon skin or Hat Item to commemorate the occasion. You will design that too! You'll receive a signed print of the concept art from your designs.

    Also includes everything from the Royal Guard, Raydurs, QUARTERMASTER, HERO & Scout Tiers! As well as 2 extra copies of the game and an item that allows YOU to fight this beast anytime you want! You will also be listed in the credits as a designer and by the name of your Mid-Boss.

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    "Master of Monsters"

    Work with our artists and developers to create a new species of monster! Name it, help develop the lore for it. When the base mesh is finished, work with our game designer to create a powerful boss fight featuring a boss version of your monster!

    But wait, there's more! We will design a baby version of your monster to be used as a Guild Hall pet. You get one and so do 19 of your friends! Your monster must meet an E for everyone rating and fit with the existing lore of the Churble World. You'll receive a signed print of the concept art from your designs and be credited as The Master (or Mistress) of Monsters.

    Also includes everything from the Royal Guard, Raydurs, QUARTERMASTER, HERO & Scout Tiers!

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    "Dungeon Master" -

    Do you have an epic tale of legendary heroism to tell? Do you want to tell that tale with Churbles? As the Dungeon Master you will work with our entire team to write, design, and develop a side quest line for the Churbles game! This side quest can contain up to 6 story scenes and 6 scripted fights (3 of which can be boss battles). We will create up to 3 texture variations to existing models. We will also Churblize 3 people of your choice to include as NPCs. The storyline must meet an E for everyone rating and fit with the existing lore of the Churble World.

    We'll also give you 19 copies of the game to give to anyone you want! Show them your masterpiece! You will also be listed as a designer and as "Dungeon Master" in the credits of the game. Includes everything from the Royal Guard, Raydurs, QUARTERMASTER, HERO & Scout Tiers!

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