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A competitive gardening game. Plant and throw seeds with friends in a pixel art styled action game!
63 backers pledged $3,199 to help bring this project to life.

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*** Update 8/3 *** As we mentioned on our Live stream last night, we've added two more music-based tiers. The first one is the $8 Soundtrack Only tier.  Then we have the $80 Gardener's Music Paradise, which is limited to 3 backers. In addition to all the rewards you get from the Gardener's Paradise II tier, you'll have the chance to work with the composer to remix a Bloom Barrage music track to a style of your choosing.  These bonus tracks will be available on the Soundtrack for everyone to hear!

***Update*** funding goal reached! Our first stretch goal is $4,000 for a new character to be added to the game. Help us reach this goal!

^scroll half-way down this page to see the entire list of stretch goals.

***Update*** 2 new reward tiers include signed 5"x7" character prints

$25 - Gardener's Paradise Lmtd | $325 - Senior Festival Planner
$25 - Gardener's Paradise Lmtd | $325 - Senior Festival Planner
Home garden
Home garden

Bloom Barrage is a pixel art game you can play single-player or multi-player. This is an action game with a gardening theme and each map only takes a few minutes to complete. 

We have worked hard over the last few years to create a playable beta but we need your support so we can complete this project. We need funding for the final stretch of development.

We have a goal of reaching 1000 people for this project. We used this number to create our conservative funding goal of $3000. We plan to use the funding to pay our talented contributors for pixel art, music, and coding.

Thank you for your support!

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 *above - longer gameplay video (some pre-beta footage)

Seed Barrage
Seed Barrage

Seed Barrage is a quick game mode that is similar to dodge-ball. Collect seeds and throw them at your opponents until they run out of hearts. This mode is designed for people looking to get right into the action.  

Bloom Design
Bloom Design

Bloom Design is a low pressure game mode where your goal is to grow flowers of varying colors and complete a particular pattern. This mode is designed for people looking to relax during some down time.  

Bloom Barrage
Bloom Barrage

Bloom Barrage is the namesake game mode where you collect seeds, throw them at enemies, grow flowers in the garden, and score by bringing the flowers to your planter-boxes. This mode is designed for strategic and team players looking for a challenge.

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Play as one of four distinct characters!
Play as one of four distinct characters!
  • Skip the Mouse Lemur - a fun loving and competitive youth who is learning the basics of gardening.
  • Serena the Panda - a wise and truth filled mentor.
  • Connie the Lynx - a sneaky character who keeps her style in high gear.
  • Thoreau the Iguana - a bit of a bully with a gruff sense of humor. He likes to throw things.
 
Collect Super Power-ups for exciting abilities!
  
Ghost Pepper (left) / Seed Shield (right)
Ghost Pepper (left) / Seed Shield (right)
Super power-ups are available for pickup on select Bloom Barrage and Seed Barrage maps. These give the player some super abilities for a short time. Here are a couple included in the game:
  
  • Ghost Pepper power-up to become invulnerable and shoot flaming seeds that go through walls.
  • Collect the Seed Shield power-up to get a rotating set of seeds that protect you and can also hit your opponents.

This game is best played together with friends and family on your iOS or Android device over wifi! We have designed this game to be as easy as possible to share and play with your friends.  

  • 4 players
  • Cooperative vs the AI
  • Competitive
  • Cross-Play iOS and Android
  • *other platforms via stretch goals

Above: example iOS and Android cross-play connected via wifi playing cooperative vs the AI. 

Play as Skip the Mouse Lemur as he learns about the different types of events involved in competitive gardening. Meet the characters as you make your way to compete at the Bloom Barrage festival. Become a gardening champion. 

 

Give us feedback!

Download and play the backer beta during the Kickstarter on iOS and Android devices.

This Free to Play model was chosen to enable easy sharing of the game.

It's a competitive gardening game so ... Seed Packets with Stickers!  

We are offering 4 different collector's edition seed packets with high quality water-resistant vinyl stickers inside! 

Skip the Mouse Lemur collectable seed packet.
Skip the Mouse Lemur collectable seed packet.

Includes: 

  • the seed packet (4.5" x 3.25" when sealed). The packets include a 1/2" flap with green self sealing adhesive glue. 
  • 2 character stickers (roughly 2" x 1" in size) 
  • 6 smaller stickers (roughly 1" x 1" in size) including a lily, tulip, mushroom, ghost pepper, flashing seeds, and a bloom barrage logo.
  • Stickers are made of a high quality water resistant vinyl.
*Scroll to the bottom to view detailed images of the other collectible seed packets.
  
Tim Volpe - Lead Developer @}~}~~~~~~~  Ben Llewellyn - Character Artist
Tim Volpe - Lead Developer @}~}~~~~~~~ Ben Llewellyn - Character Artist
Cameron Kocher - Dev Intern ~~~~~~~~~{~{@ Christina Skyles - Pixel Artist
Cameron Kocher - Dev Intern ~~~~~~~~~{~{@ Christina Skyles - Pixel Artist
Elaine Volpe - Marketing Strat @}~}~~~~~~~~~ Bryan Minus - Composer
Elaine Volpe - Marketing Strat @}~}~~~~~~~~~ Bryan Minus - Composer
Lewis Selway - Voice Talent ~~~~~~~~~{~{@ Sarah Nanbu - Soc Media Marketer
Lewis Selway - Voice Talent ~~~~~~~~~{~{@ Sarah Nanbu - Soc Media Marketer
Will Supinski - General Manager  @}~}~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Will Supinski - General Manager @}~}~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
Serena the Panda collectable seed packet
Serena the Panda collectable seed packet
Connie the Lynx collectable seed packet
Connie the Lynx collectable seed packet
Thoreau the Iguana collectable seed packet
Thoreau the Iguana collectable seed packet
 

Risks and challenges

We have made a strong start by building out a playable beta version of the game but this is still our team's first commercial product.

Stability and software bugs. Software can be hard but we plan to do our best to roll out bug fixes and updates as soon as possible.

Keep a reasonable project schedule. We want to build a great game as fast as possible but we also want to respect our contributor's time and work-life balance.

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    Pledge $3 or more About $3

    Bloom Barrage - Digital Gardener

    A great place to get started with Bloom Barrage at release!

    Includes the "Flower Pot Map Pack" which has 5 maps in it with a total MSRP value of $4.95. Maps shall be a combination of the 3 game modes.

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    Bloom Barrage - Nursery Keeper

    Get all the digital content at the time of release with the "Raised Bed Map Pack"! It contains everything in the "Flower Pot Map Pack" but with at least 10 maps for an MSRP value of at least $9.90. Maps shall be a combination of the 3 game modes.

    Includes physical reward: "Skip the Mouse Lemur" collectors edition seed packet with high quality, water resistant vinyl stickers. Includes 2 character 1"x2" stickers and 6 smaller 1"x1" stickers. (see pictures)

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    Bloom Barrage - Soundtrack Only

    For you music lovers out there who just need the tunes this tier give you the full soundtrack.

    includes digital soundtrack.

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    Bloom Barrage - Green Thumb

    Get the soundtrack, early access, and the "Serena" collectors edition seed packet with this tier!

    Includes Bloom Barrage - Nursery Keeper tier.

    Includes early access during the kickstarter campaign and the project! Send your feedback to help shape the direction of the final product. Early access planned for iOS and Android.

    Includes a high quality digital soundtrack! Includes at least 5 musical tracks from the game.

    Includes physical reward: "Serena the Panda" collectors edition seed packet with high quality, water resistant vinyl stickers. Includes 2 character 1"x2" stickers and 6 smaller 1"x1" stickers. (see pictures)

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    Bloom Barrage - Gardener's Delight

    Collect the complete set of seed packets with this tier!

    Includes Bloom Barrage - Green Thumb tier.

    Includes a 2nd copy of "Raised Bed Map Pack" with early access and the digital soundtrack to share with a friend or family member.

    Includes physical reward: "Connie the Lynx" collectors edition seed packet with high quality, water resistant vinyl stickers. Includes 2 character 1"x2" stickers and 6 smaller 1"x1" stickers. (see pictures)

    Includes physical reward: "Thoreau the Iguana" collectors edition seed packet with high quality, water resistant vinyl stickers. Includes 2 character 1"x2" stickers and 6 smaller 1"x1" stickers. (see pictures)

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Bloom Barrage - Gardener's Delight Lmtd

    Collect the complete set of seed packets and get a signed character portrait!

    Includes Bloom Barrage - Green Thumb tier.

    Includes 5"x7" character art portrait of one of the characters signed by the artist.

    Includes a 2nd copy of "Raised Bed Map Pack" with early access and the digital soundtrack to share with a friend or family member.

    Includes physical reward: "Connie the Lynx" collectors edition seed packet with high quality, water resistant vinyl stickers. Includes 2 character 1"x2" stickers and 6 smaller 1"x1" stickers. (see pictures)

    Includes physical reward: "Thoreau the Iguana" collectors edition seed packet with high quality, water resistant vinyl stickers. Includes 2 character 1"x2" stickers and 6 smaller 1"x1" stickers.

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    Bloom Barrage - Gardener's Paradise

    A set for the whole family (4) to enjoy that includes the following:

    Digital Rewards:
    4 x "Raised Bed Map Pack" w/ early access
    4 x digital soundtracks

    Collectors edition seed packets w/ stickers:
    2 x "Skip the Mouse Lemur"
    2 x "Serena the Panda"
    2 x "Connie the Lynx"
    2 x "Thoreau the Iguana"

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    Bloom Barrage - Gardener's Paradise II

    A set for a bigger whole family (8) to enjoy that includes the following:

    Digital Rewards:
    8 x "Raised Bed Map Pack" w/ early access
    8 x digital soundtracks

    Collectors Edition seed packets w/ stickers:
    4 x "Skip the Mouse Lemur"
    4 x "Serena the Panda"
    4 x "Connie the Lynx"
    4 x "Thoreau the Iguana"

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    Pledge $80 or more About $80

    Bloom Barrage Gardener's Music Paradise

    Bring your favorite musical style to the game by providing input on a track remix!

    includes everything in Bloom Barrage - Gardener's Paradise II tier.

    You get to select a single track of music from the soundtrack and request a style of remix for that track. You can pick any musical style! Input in the final result shall be limited but this is going to sound sweet. The remixed track shall be included in the final game and soundtrack for all to enjoy.

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    Bloom Barrage - Garden Designer

    Be a true garden designer and provide an amazing level for others to enjoy!

    Includes Bloom Barrage - Gardener's Paradise II tier.

    Work with the development team to design a Bloom Design level. You bring your own personally designed shape/company logo and the color combinations for the icon and it will be included in the game for others to enjoy!

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    Pledge $225 or more About $225

    Bloom Barrage - Field Builder

    Build and design a custom field to play in the Seed Barrage game mode! Choose where the water, hedges, walls, and power-ups are placed to make a great map.

    Includes Bloom Barrage - Gardener's Paradise II tier.

    Collaborate with the development team to design a Seed Barrage level to be included in the game at release.

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    Bloom Barrage - Arena Architect

    Architect a custom arena to play in the Bloom Barrage game mode!

    Includes Bloom Barrage - Gardener's Paradise II tier.

    Collaborate with the development team to design a Bloom Barrage level. Choose where the water, gardens, walls, etc are placed to make an awesome level.

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    Pledge $325 or more About $325

    Bloom Barrage - Festival Senior Planner

    The prestigious Senior Planner tier grants custom art prints and 2 designed levels.

    Includes Bloom Barrage - Gardener's Paradise II tier.

    Includes 2 signed 5"x7" character art prints signed by the artist. Choose any 2 characters!

    Collaborate with the development team to design a Seed Barrage and a Bloom Barrage map.

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    Bloom Barrage - Festival Master Planner

    There can only be 1 Festival Master Planner.

    Includes Bloom Barrage - Gardener's Paradise II tier.

    Collaborate with the development team to design one of each of the game mode maps to be included in the game.

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