*** 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
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!
*above - longer gameplay video (some pre-beta footage)
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 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 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.
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.
- 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
- 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!
- 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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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