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Star Duck

An epic game filled with adventure, humor, and philosophy all intertwined into an experience you won't want to miss!

Star Duck

An epic game filled with adventure, humor, and philosophy all intertwined into an experience you won't want to miss!

$931
pledged of $180,000pledged of $180,000 goal
15
backers
4days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, September 21 2019 11:19 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Mars Pterasaur has unleashed his attack on the entire Volans Galaxy. The galaxy faces extinction unless its defenses can push back and vanquish Mars and his army. Francis Cardinal, General of the Volans Galaxy Space Armada, will send everything at his disposal to put and end to the invasion.

Leading the retaliation is the famous 'Star Duck' team. Led by Duck LeCloud, this team has seen many battles and saved many lives during their legacy. With their biggest threat looming over the galaxy, they're ready to engage, holding nothing back. 

In a universe governed by instincts over morality, take a journey to discover how sincere evil can be.


Unlike the single object Black Clouds, this was an immediate jump in complexity. Although the design still looks simple it had to be rigged, animated, given dynamic cloth attributes, particle simulation for steam, and react according to its situation in game.

These guys don't have the strongest of attacks, but they can be quite pesky to take down. They have quick dodging abilities, but they take a while to stabilize after a dodge. That's your chance to take them down!

One of the heavy hitters in the game. You can’t have a fun game without some big titans to take down.

One of the 2 carrier ships seen in the demo.

Second carrier ship found in the demo. Not only does it hold some of the heavier enemies, but it dishes out some damage of its own as it is equipped with 6 cannons on top and 4 on the sides.


There are a lot of little pieces that go into a scene. Making those pieces is fun and it feels pretty good once they’re all put into place according to plan. Here are some of the assets you’ll see scattered throughout the Grand Mallard

Emanate Studios is a group of very talented artists who share a passion for video games and the technical art creation behind it. After almost 10 years, we have all gathered industry experience in films and games. Now it's time to do our own thing with Star Duck. The idea has been there for a few years, and has grown along with us. From what started as a silly sketch with 'this would be a cool game' has already become playable demo. On top of that the game story matured. It has been much refined into a multi-layered experience which includes mission oriented tasks infused with philosophical undertones providing a much more engaging narrative for the players.

Using top of the line tools (ie:  Substance Suite, Unreal Engine, Maya, and Zbrush) which are used in many AAA titles like Uncharted - we intend to deliver a product that is nothing short of your expectations.

Even though we're a small team we have not settled for either game play mechanics or story. Everything plays smooth and we are proud of the content we are creating. It is a very exciting project and can't wait to have everyone try it out!


Risks and challenges

The greatest risk of any film/game/art project is time and distribution.
On the time front - appropriate buffers have been included. The demo is serving as an extremely useful indicator as to how much we can do as a team and how fast we can do it. The current deadlines are reasonable for keeping the progress of the project stable with allotted safeguards.
On the distribution end we made sure to learn from others what is safe to deliver online. There will not be online multiplayer because we currently do not have the bandwidth to deliver that (Although it is something we would love to do). Cutting that out allows us to deliver couch-multiplayer and focus on having fully functional game play after a simple one time download.
On that note, we want everyone to enjoy the experience which means we will stay attentive and alert on bugs and fix them to let everyone get patched up and enjoy the game the way it's intended.

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