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$564
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
6
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, May 25 2015 2:42 AM UTC +00:00

About

This game is about a little kitten named Dash, who goes on a big adventure. Dash's story is tied to another, far older one, a legend passed down from cat to kitten for generations.  

The Red Dot was once the source of a great power. Ancient mystics placed the Dot within an enchanted amulet, and then bestowed that artifact to a young warrior chieftain. Aided by the phenomenal power of the Dot, he became known as Katashi, the Emperor of Felenia. Years later, Katashi's kingdom was invaded by dogs. The warrior king repelled them, but at great cost, in the heat of battle, the amulet was broken and the Red Dot escaped. Without it's power, Katashi was defeated, but swore one day another would catch the Dot, and with its power, return hope to the lost kingdom. Every cat knows this tale. That's why they chase every shiny thing they see. To you, it's just a laser pointer, to them; it could be the key to unlocking the power of an ancient king.

Follow Dash as he begins his quest. He will encounter many obstacles and face many enemies, but he will also make friends along the way. He'll use his speed, his wits and some clever boosts to uncover the forgotten mysteries of The Red Dot!

Our game play experience will be a little unconventional. Players won't be controlling Dash directly. You control The Dot, and Dash will chase it!

Dash is a hungry kitty, so to keep up his strength as he runs, he'll need to pick up snacks such as fish, turkey, cat food, milk, sausage, and bacon... mmm... bacon...

In addition to food items, Dash will be able to pick up boosts, which will give him an edge against both obstacles and foes. One such boost is Fur-ball Ammo. This boost will allow Dash to cough fur-balls into the face of an enemy. And never underestimate CATNIP POWER!! This little leaf will not only increase Dash's speed, but it will grant him the ability to fly, and make him almost indestructible... kind of like real catnip.

On your journey you will meet a lot of fun enemies, each with their own evil powers.

As you progress, Dash accumulates experience points (XP). You can use those points to unlock new playable cats. Each will have their own special abilities and characteristics.

We wanted the art style of Dot & Dash to be equal parts adorable and bizarre. Our character design of Dash was carefully crafted to be the cutest little kitten we could imagine. Other game elements were inspired by over-the-top and psychedelic Japanese cartoons. The vivid colors and 8-bit elements reflect our passion for classic games

Going into this campaign, we knew we wanted to have a lot of different ways to say thank you. Our rewards were established to make sure there was something for everyone. From thank you notes and digital wallpapers to t-shirts, to more specialized rewards based on your interests.

NOTE: Physical rewards are restricted to the United States and Canada, but if you are outside of these countries and you really want a physical reward, contact us and we'll discuss shipping options.

     Here are some of our rewards:

Digital Artbook - Collection of our artwork in PDF format dedicated to Dot&Dash game and our other projects.

 T-shirts - Pick one of four different designs.

 Posters - pick one of the two big posters.

 Catnip Toys - Let your cat enjoy the game as well! Made to look like the boosts from Dot&Dash game, this toys will bring many hours of joy to your kitty.

In the event this campaign exceeds our expectations, we've prepared a set of more ambitious objectives.

Dot & Dash represents a significant part of ourselves. We have made a personal investment of our time, as well as an initial financial investment toward making this game a reality. In addition to months of planning and pre-production we have purchased software, licensing for music and bought a cheap laptop, as out of pocket expenses. To continue, we will need your help.

Hardware - 45%

Physical Rewards - 20%

Licensing - 13%

Kickstarter & Amazon fees - 10%

Audio - 7%

Software - 5%

       
 

Risks and challenges

Dot & Dash will be our first title, and as with anytime you try something new, there's always an element of unpredictability. Keeping that in mind, one of our challenges will be facing unanticipated setbacks.
Though new to game development, we are more than comfortable with the skill sets required. Our coder is certified in multiple programming languages. She has utilized Python, JavaScript, and C# in previous projects. Both members of our team are accomplished, professional artists, so we are stepping into the game industry with a developed understanding of character design, animation, and visual story telling. We are also both avid gamers, so we have a good sense of what appeals to our target demographic.

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    THANK YOU!^^

    You will receive a special Thank You email from us expressing our sincere gratitude. If you would line to get regular updates on our progress, let us know and we'll make sure you're kept up to date!

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    SET OF WALLPAPERS

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    THE GAME!

    You'll receive a full copy of the Dot & Dash game upon it's completion. You'll be able to choose from variety of platforms, including PC, Mac and Android.

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    BETA ACCESS

    You will be able to Play Dot and Dash before anyone else with Beta level access to the game. You can help us make Dot & Dash the best game it can be, so your feedback will be important. Plus, when the game will be finished, you will receive a copy of the complete game.

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    LIMITED EDITION WITH NEVER-ENDING BOOST!

    You will receive a full copy of the game, but yours will be special. You'll never have to worry about running out of fur ball ammo or catnip power. This exclusive copy of Dot & Dash will come with a never ending supply of boosts!

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    THE GAMER SET

    This awesome set includes:

    -Copy of the game
    -Never ending boost
    -Beta access
    -Digital art book
    -Set of wallpapers

    NOTE: you will get beta access to the game in Oct 2015.

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    GAME + A T-SHIRT!

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    CAT LOVER'S SET

    -Game
    -Set of catnip toys
    -Portrait of you and your cat(if you have one)

    This one is perfect for anyone with the cat. We will send you a set of handcrafted catnip toys based on the boosts from the game. Will also create a one-of-a-kind portrait of you and your cat. You will also get a copy of the game upon completion.

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    COLLECTOR'S SET
    -Game
    -T-shirt of your choice
    -3D printed statue of Dash
    -Set of catnip toys
    -Poster of your choice
    -Digital art book
    -Set of custom wallpapers

    We'll send you a care package with an assortment of goodies. You will receive a 3D printed model of Dash, a set of catnip toys, a Dot & Dash poster, one T-shirt, a digital art book and a full copy of the game once it's completed.

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Funding period

- (40 days)