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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 2 2015
$6,991
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
87
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 2 2015

About

Backer Reward available for download here  for Mac and here for PC!

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This is a Kickstarter in which your reward is what you make of it, and backing is part of the game. By the end of this sentence, you're already playing.

Two Tomorrows From Now is a weird improv FMV (full-motion video) game in which you build the game as you play it. We want each choice that you makes to have not only a real effect on the world(s) of the game, but on the mechanics underneath it.

The team at Breakfast Games - Jon, Shepard, Geoff, Sig, and James - want your help creating the world's first improvisational video game. Our previous project, Backer Reward, was very well received - it's a unique, genre-breaking game, using FMV in an interesting way. As much as we love Backer Reward and its means of storytelling, we feel that it didn’t reach its true potential of interactivity. With Two Tomorrows From Now, we want to explore our unique genre further.

Two Tomorrows From Now will be similar to Backer Reward in its tone and FMV-ness, but not its intentionally-janky-gamemaker-101-what-is-happening controls. It will start off as a game in which you are in a room, and all you can do is walk left and right, but how will it end? Will it take place in space or in the jungle? Will it be a shoot-em-up, or a brawler? Will the art style devolve into chunky pixels, or will J.J. Abrams be jealous of our overuse of lens flare? Will the story deal with the powerful grasp of the Illuminati, or will it be a more personal tale about your trip to the super market?

Yes.

We believe that with good design sense and rigorous efficiency, we can master a breadth of experience. It will be a ten- to fifteen- minute experience each playthrough - the idea, however, is that the combination of choices players are making will inspire dozens of playthroughs. In Backer Reward, you can end up with four or five radically different games by the time you finish. In Two Tomorrows From Now, we hope to increase that number exponentially.

When we formed Breakfast Games, we quickly realized that, coincidentally, we were a group of former actors and theater professionals. We also each had a strong ingrained love for the concept of "yes, and" - that is, the belief that never saying no to each other leads to more interesting results. We're opening up that idea of improvisation to you backers - start talking. We'll "yes, and" you.

We have a framework and rough outline and idea of the story and setting of the game - a structure that can support layered narratives, aesthetic goals, scope consideration. But we have intentionally left a lot of big empty boxes inside the narrative and design of the game so that backers can be integral in a way most other games haven't yet been able to deliver. 

Lots of games give you control over how you play them, but not until now has a video game given you control over how its made. With a blend of delightfully stupid sensibility, endearing earnestness, and design acumen, Breakfast Games is going to bring you joy in the way we know how - by making a really weird, fun game.

Additionally, although the conservative projected release date is the end of 2015, Two Tomorrows From Now has already started.

If you're reading this Kickstarter description, you've already begun playing Two Tomorrows From Now. Keep your eyes peeled.

#OnlyEatBreakfast

Pitch Video Music: www.bensound.com

Breakfast Games coalesced at the Global Game Jam 2015 when, while working on a game called Backer Reward, Shepard Ramsay suggest that we call ourselves "Break Fast Games" on account of the design goal that if something is going to break, it should do so quickly. The room quickly fell into silence at which point James Marion said, "...that's breakfast. That's just breakfast games. Perfect." 

And so was born not just the name of the company, but the entirety of our design philosophy.


Sig Gunnarsson is a game designer and interactive fiction writer from Iceland, working on an MFA degree from the NYU Game Center at Tisch. He worked for 6 years in a board game store, playing and teaching hundreds of games for kids and adults. He has held academic talks at NYU, CUNY and the Icelandic Academy of the Arts and his games have been selected for showing at the Boston Festival of Indie Games and IndieCade East.

James Marion is a game designer from Brooklyn currently pursuing an MFA at NYU Game Center. He has worked professionally with WePlayDots as Level Designer for TwoDots and TANK&BEAR as Lead Game Designer.

Shepard Ramsay is a two time NYU graduate and game designer and teacher from Nyack, New York. They have previously worked at the Museum of Natural History and currently makes science games at PlayMada.

Geoffrey Suthers is a game designer from Honolulu, Hawaii completing a M.S. in Games for Learning at NYU. He has worked for companies including BrainPop, Electric Fun Stuff, E-Line Media, and now for IronWall Games as a designer and playtester. His and Sig's board game Goblin Law was presented at Boston FIG in 2014

Jonathan Zungre is an NYU Game Center MFA alum whose thesis game, Lie to the Devil, was featured in multiple online publications such as Killscreen, Technical.ly, and on the front page of r/gaming on Reddit. Before joining the NYU Game Center, Jonathan worked as a game journalist and founded a production company that produced video game reviews on the radio.

Two Tomorrows From Now is all about giving you, our potential backers, the power to have real meaningful influence over the development of our weird game. As people who have backed, observed, and played tons of Kickstarted games, we understand the frustration with toothless promises of backer interaction and transparency.

That's why we intend to take these promises as seriously as possible. That's why our reward tiers include Skype calls, real-life backer meet-ups, polls in which the information gathered is immediately surfaced, lovably dumb ways of putting backers into the game, and tons of other silly stuff. Even though the five us are the lead designers, we want to foster a thousand-person development team all focused on making the most ridiculous, most fun thing to come out of Kickstarter. 

Approximately $7000 dollars raised will be for physical goods - wardrobe, green screen, and a camera, to name a few. An additional $5000 dollars will be reserved for development software and licensing, including sound libraries. The remainder will be reserved for reward fulfillment, fees, buffer, and keeping the developers alive.

 At $30,000, we intend on pursuing release on one or more of the three major platforms!

We have a whole host of fun stretch goals planned that we will announce as stretch goals are reached!

Risks and challenges

Frankly, the biggest challenge behind this Kickstarter is that as much as we are pitching the concept of Two Tomorrows From Now, a game that starts off with this Kickstarter and ends the way you want it to, we're pitching a process and idea - trust by way of game design, and fun at whatever cost. When we made Backer Reward, and on every one of our past solo projects, our focus is on the joy of "running with it." So our biggest challenge, then, is to ask you to run with us.

The team behind Breakfast Games consists of five talented individuals, and each of them is game designer, writer, actor and ideator. We have already proved that our “yes, and” - go with the punches - improv - design philosophy can produce an interesting and innovative experience.

Risk of Delivery Date?
Backer Reward was completed in 48 hours. The new design will focus on depth rather than length, and an inverted pyramid approach to design, which means that we will always deliver a complete experience on time. In the unlikely scenario that we hit time conflicts, it would only mean that we can’t get quite as much content in as we would like to.

Risk of creative input?
We are asking our backers to be a part of our design process. We are showing you our game in progress, getting real restrictions from you, the backers. But in improv, as in all creative mediums, restrictions are inspiring. They get us where we want to go.

Thanks for backing, and being a part of this project. We are fully committed to making a strange, experimental experience with you, one in which you get to make decisions that affect the game and its design.

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    IMMORTALIZED IN THE PANTHEON OF KICKSTARTER BACKERS.

    Your name will appear in the credits of every copy of Two Tomorrows From Now that will ever exist.

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    SHARE YOUR WISDOM.

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    STARVING ARTIST

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    A digital copy of "Two Tomorrows From Now!"

    THE POWER IS YOURS.

    For you, Two Tomorrows From Now starts the moment we get funded - you immediately get to start taking part in development discussions, voting for features, getting harangued by frustrated developers, and watching videos of us slowly losing all sense of what is real over the course of development.

    Unlimited hugs from any members of the design team. Except Jonathan.

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    SHARING IS CARING.

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    PLEASE COME GET DRUNK WITH US AND COMPLAIN ABOUT HOW BAD WE ARE AT DOING STUFF.

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    IMMUTABLE DESIGN DECIDING POWER! You get to say one word that we have to incorporate into the game! So, if you say "strawberry," then there will be some strawberries somewhere in this game! (Please don't say strawberries.)

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    IT'S LIKE A MARIO PARTY BUT BETTER AND NO WEIRD BOARD GAME!

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    YOU DID A COMMERCIAL FOR GEICO AND NOW YOU'RE SET

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    THIS GUY WAS IN THE MOMA IT'S LIKE YOUR GETTING AN ORIGINAL VAN GOGH OR SOMETHING.

    Bennett Foddy, the creator of QWOP and Sportsfriends, and all the developers will sign a fun postcard and send it to you.

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    YOU DID A COMMERCIAL FOR BING AND NOW YOU'RE DOING OK I GUESS

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    OH MY GOODNESS WE REALLY HOPE THAT JAMES EARL JONES BACKS OUR GAME.

    You're a voice actor! Your voice gets put in our game.

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    CHARACTERS APPEARING IN THIS WORK ARE FICTITIOUS ANY LIKENESS TO REAL PERSONS LIVING OR DEAD IS PURELY COINCIDENTAL.

    A character in Two Tomorrows From Now is named after you, wonderful backer!

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    BROADWAY ACTOR - NYC ONLY

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    WHEN YOU LEAVE OUR OFFICE YOU WILL LITERALLY BE MADE OF PIXELS.

    You get to be in Two Tomorrows From Now! You'll come down to our workspace in Brooklyn, and we will transform you into a video game character.

    (Travel not included. Cookies included.)

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    BY OUR POWERS COMBINED - DELUXE DESIGN DECISION.

    You tell us a phrase - such as "an octopus wrestling a small horse" or "the illuminati overthrowing the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg" - and it will find its way into the game, guaranteed!

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    UNFETTERED ACCESS TO THE DARKNESS INSIDE THE MINDS OF THE DEVELOPERS.

    You will be part of a Skype call or in-person meeting with at least two of the developers during development of Two Tomorrows From Now, making you an honorary member of Breakfast Games.

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    PLEASE BACK THIS ONE WE REALLY WANT TO DESIGN A SHIRT.

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    LIKE A VIN DIESEL OR THE ROCK OR SOMETHING

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    You will receive a backpack grab bag full of ridiculous items from us here at Breakfast games - t-shirts, posters, pins, foam hands. STUPID AWESOME things.

    REALLY THOUGH YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW COOL THIS TIER IS YOU GET LIKE THE COOLEST THING EVER.

    You get a tiny video game ALL YOUR OWN; a cute little thing that belongs to you, that you can choose to distribute or not. The game can be about whatever you want, so long as it isn't offensive or pornographic.

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    OSCAR WINNER

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    You will receive a backpack grab bag full of ridiculous items from us here at Breakfast games - t-shirts, posters, pins, foam hands. STUPID AWESOME things.

    You get a tiny video game ALL YOUR OWN; a cute little thing that belongs to you, that you can choose to distribute or not. The game can be about whatever you want, so long as it isn't offensive or pornographic.

    I don't know how you could afford this, but if you back this much, we'll fly you out to NYC, show you a good time, get you really drunk, talk games, play games, let you sit in on as much of the development process as you like, and ship you back home the next day.

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Funding period

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