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Flip For FateBy Flip For Fate
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SEK 72,425
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14days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, June 2 2019 10:02 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Soko Banana is a brand new game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. This bright and colorful puzzler brings hours of fun and challenge, making your way through dozens of hand-crafted levels.

Our philosophy while making Soko Banana, is to stay faithful to the old days of 8-bit games, both technically (well, it is a real NES game after all) and in spirit, but at the same time we want the game to feel fresh and rewarding, even in short bursts.

Even though there are many ways to enjoy NES games nowadays, we think that the best way to experience it is on the NES console, and that’s why we need your help!

We want to create not only a great game, but a great packaging for it. We will do this by putting Soko Banana on real NES cartridges, boxed together with an equally beautiful instruction booklet. Check out the rewards for all the details!

Gameplay  

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Built on the classic idea of Sokoban, Soko Banana introduces a bunch of new game elements to add to the challenge. You visit banana warehouses on different islands, and the main goal is to get all the banana crates to the exit, using the environment to your advantage while avoiding traps and enemies.

There are also 3 stray bananas scattered around each level...

Features

  • A brand new game for the NES, playable on real hardware
  • Fun and challenging gameplay mechanics
  • 4 different islands - each one will have its own distinct feel, with unique graphics, music and environments
  • 10 regular and 2 bonus levels for each island (for a total of 48+ levels)
  • A bonus island

We feel that we're creating a truly special little game with Soko Banana, and we hope it shows our love for the greatest 8-bit console of all times and our fondness of beautiful gameplay.

The best way to understand what a game is all about, is to play it. So, we've made a demo available for download, that you can try out on a compatible NES emulator. We recommend Mesen. (If this sounds totally bananas, check out the FAQ.)

Rewards

Here's an overview of the different reward tiers. If you have any questions, just shoot a message our way!

Why we're making the game

We grew up playing Nintendo games, sitting on the floor in front of the TV (you remember the short cords, right?) and getting blown away by the amazing worlds that drew you in, making the hours pass like minutes. Now, 30 some years later, we're still huge fans of the graphics, music and gameplay styles of that era. Using the fantastic software that is NESMaker, and learning old school assembly coding, we are able to realize a life-long dream - making our very own game for the NES.

Stretch Goals

Budget

Here's an overview on how the funds will be spent:

Thanks

Thank you for your interest in our game. We have some special thanks to send to the following:

  • The New 8-Bit Heroes
  • NESMakers community
  • NesDev community
  • FamiTracker
  • Grannen Hiro

Follow us on: Instagram | Twitter

Download: Demo Rom | Press Kit

Risks and challenges

As with all things in life, unforeseen events could occur with this project as well. One potential risk is a shortage of game cartridges, and supply of other physical items (such as t-shirts). We will do our best to make sure we secure the items in good time before delivery.

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    SUPPORT

    Keeping the dream alive, thank you!
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    DIGITAL EDITION

    For the digital age! You get the full game as a ROM to run in an emulator, the full instruction booklet as a PDF file, and the soundtrack in a digital format, so you can listen to it on the morning commute.

    Includes:
    • Digital copy as ROM file
    • Digital Instruction Booklet (PDF)
    • Digital Soundtrack
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    Pledge SEK 200 or more About $21

    T-SHIRT EDITION

    Make a statement to the world - I am a Soko Banana gamer - by dressing in style!

    Includes:
    • Official T-shirt
    • Digital copy as ROM file
    • Digital Instruction Booklet (PDF)
    • Digital Soundtrack
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    Pledge SEK 300 or more About $31

    PHYSICAL LITE EDITION

    For old school gaming on a real NES, this is the reward you need. The game cartridge comes with a protective dust case.

    Includes:
    • Game on Cartridge (grey)
    • Dust sleeve
    • Digital copy as ROM file
    • Digital Instruction Booklet (PDF)
    • Digital Soundtrack
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    Pledge SEK 450 or more About $47

    PHYSICAL STANDARD EDITION

    Back in the day, games came in boxes. Nice boxes, and inside was an instruction booklet to flip through when gaming time was up. This reward will get you all that!

    Includes:
    • Game on Cartridge (grey)
    • Instruction Booklet
    • Box
    • Dust sleeve
    • Digital copy as ROM file
    • Digital Instruction Booklet (PDF)
    • Digital Soundtrack
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    Pledge SEK 750 or more About US$ 78

    PHYSICAL LIMITED SPECIAL EDITION

    The cartridge in this reward is special. It is yellow, just like a perfect banana, and it comes in a special box. Add to this some stickers and the official Soko Banana t-shirt, and you have the Limited Special Edition.

    Includes:
    • Game on Cartridge (limited yellow version)
    • Instruction Booklet
    • Box (limited numbered special edition)
    • Dust sleeve
    • Stickers
    • Official T-shirt
    • Credited in Instruction Booklet
    • Digital copy as ROM file
    • Digital Instruction Booklet (PDF)
    • Digital Soundtrack
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    Pledge SEK 1,280 or more About $133

    PRODUCER EDITION

    You get to design your very own level with us, on an island of your choice (a Soko Banana island... not a real island) and you will also get credited both in-game and in the instruction booklet.

    Includes:
    • Design a level together with us on an island of your choice
    • Credited in game and instruction booklet
    • Game on Cartridge (limited yellow version)
    • Instruction Booklet
    • Box (limited numbered special edition)
    • Dust sleeve
    • Stickers
    • Official T-shirt
    • Digital copy as ROM file
    • Digital Instruction Booklet (PDF)
    • Digital Soundtrack
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