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Epic maritime skirmishes on a teeny, tiny, teacup scale!
Epic maritime skirmishes on a teeny, tiny, teacup scale!
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Master of the Seven Teas

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Captain your miniature pirate ship, sink your enemies and use crazy power-ups including Shark, Squid and Ninja in a bid to become the Master of the Seven Teas!

Armada, Picnic Environment (early version)
Armada, Picnic Environment (early version)

Seven Teas was born out of a crazy idea of using real-time fluid mechanics in a ridiculous and original setting.

You take control of your own pirate ship, manouvering around the cup, avoiding obstacles, collecting power-ups and preparing to fire at your foes.

We are developing Seven Teas to be released across PC, Mac, OUYA, iOS, Android and Blackberry.  This means that as many people as possible can play and every platform will be able to play against any of the others!

The version of the game in the video contains just a small amount of what will be in the final version.  Here's a run-down of what will be in the final release:

Multiplayer -  Both Online and Local, up to 4-players.  Co-op against wave-after-wave in Armada or battle the Kraken!  Or it's every pirate for themselves when you kidnap the Guv'nor for ransom, become the richest pirate in Loot mode or sink everything in sight in Last Pirate Sailing!

Battle the Kraken!
Battle the Kraken!

Platform Support - We'll be hitting as many platforms as we can including: PC, Mac, OUYA, iOS, Android and Blackberry!

Single Player Campaign - Battle to become the Master of the Seven Teas, aim for high-scores in the bonus rounds and more!

Shark Attack!
Shark Attack!

Tutorial - earn your tea legs in an interactive tutorial.

Customisable Vessels - choose your hull, sails, colours and designs

Your ship has come in!
Your ship has come in!

More Insane Power-Ups - adding to the Shark and Squid, we'll throw in more crazy weapons, obstacles and tools to help you win!

Weapons & Power-Ups!
Weapons & Power-Ups!

 Wide Controller Support - from keyboards, touchscreens through to OUYA, MOGA and more controller support!  We make it easier for you to play how you want to play!

Kickstarter is a fantastic opportunity for us to reach out to you, our players.  We can engage directly with you and listen to your feedback and ideas.

All the funds raised from the campaign will go directly towards our development costs (after we send out all of your goodies, of course).

Guv'nor! Chinese Tea (early version)
Guv'nor! Chinese Tea (early version)

We're participating in OUYA's #FreeTheGames Fund, created by OUYA to support developers making new and creative console games.  OUYA will match your pledge dollar-for-dollar up to our goal amount (and a max of $250'000), so please help us get there and make a great game for everyone!  To be eligible for this match, we commit that this game will be an OUYA exclusive for a period of time.  To learn more about OUYA, go to www.OUYA.tv.

With our target goal, the OUYA exclusivity period should be a tiny two months!  This small period of time is only for mobile platforms, so the PC and Mac versions should be up and running around the same time as the OUYA release.
The extra time before 7Teas hits mobile devices allows us to iron out any kinks on the mobile platforms, optimize for as many devices as possible and make sure what we bring is the best 7Teas imaginable!

Gaslight Games are an award winning, independent video games studio based in West Yorkshire, UK.  We have worked on a variety of projects across a plethora of platforms, seeing products released on Windows, consoles, mobile - and even 30ft Giant Screens!

Single Player, Italian Coffee (early version)
Single Player, Italian Coffee (early version)

The music for Seven Teas comes from a platinum selling composer and musician out of Score Creative.

£1 - Swabbie

See your name immortalised in the credits of Seven Teas, and have our hearty thanks!

£6 - Powder Monkey

For you Early Birds out there, grab a copy of the game on your chosen platform.  You'll also receive an in-game achievement and a Kickstarter exclusive in-game upgrade!

£10 - Rigger

Get yourself a copy of Seven Teas on your chosen platform.  You'll also receive an in-game achievement and a Kickstarter exclusive in-game upgrade!

£15 - Able Bodied Sailor

Get a digital download of the Seven Teas music and the rigger tier.

Avast Tea!  Seven Teas teabags!
Avast Tea! Seven Teas teabags!

£20 - Mate

At the Mate tier, you'll receive an actual, physical thing!  Not only will you get everything in the Able Bodied Sailor tier, but you'll also receive a gloriously printed Poster and some Seven Teas teabags!

£32 - Master Gunner

Have some friends who would enjoy Seven Teas?  Then the Master Gunner tier is perfect for you, as you'll receive FOUR copies of the game on any of the platforms you choose.  You'll also receive the printed Poster, some Seven Teas teabags, an in-game achievement and a Kickstarter exclusive in-game upgrade!

Poster and Tea Towel Designs!
Poster and Tea Towel Designs!

£40 - Boatswain

Did you know that a Tea Towel can also double as a miniature flag?  If that takes your fancy, then this tier is for you!  At Boatswain, you'll receive a Seven Teas Tea Towel, the printed poster, some Seven Teas teabags and the game on your favoured platform (along with an in-game achievement and an in-game upgrade).

£40 - Carpenter

If you enjoy a piping hot beverage, then our special Seven Teas Pirate chalkboard MUG is perfect for you!  You'll also receive our fine printed Poster, some Seven Teas teabags and of course, the game on the platform of your choosing, an in-game achievement and in-game upgrade, too!

Mugs!  Emblazoned with our Skull and Cross-Spoons!
Mugs! Emblazoned with our Skull and Cross-Spoons!

£50 - Navigator

Fancy a Tea Shirt?  See what we did there?  Yes, we're full of puns and at this tier, you can strut your stuff wearing a Seven Teas T-Shirt.  You'll also receive the printed poster, some Seven Teas teabags, the game on your specified platform, an in-game achievement and in-game upgrade!

T-Shirt and Hoodie Designs
T-Shirt and Hoodie Designs

£70 - Quarter Master

At Quarter Master you'll receive an embroidered Hoodie, the excellent printed poster, some Seven Teas teabags, an in-game achievement, in-game upgrade and of course, the game on your favoured platform!

£100 - Captain

Regale your tales of battling the Kraken with the Seven Teas Kraken themed hip flask!  You'll also receive everything at the Navigator tier - a swanky T-Shirt, Poster, some Seven Teas teabags and the game/achievement/upgrade trio!

Your personalised chest and all the swag!
Your personalised chest and all the swag!

£170 - Admiral

Only the ultimate Seven Teas booty can be found at the Admiral tier, here you'll receive a personalised Wooden Pirate Chest containing: a hand painted teapot, two chalkboard mugs, teaspoons, tea towel, t-shirt, poster, teabags, a copy of the game on your chosen platform, an in-game achievement and an in-game upgrade!  Wow!

£300 - Blackbeard's Booty

All or nothing, that's the pirate way! And with the Blackbeard's Booty tier, that's what you'll receive! Here you'll get everything in the Admiral tier, a leather-bound Kraken flask AND a Seven Teas Hoodie!

£1000 - Treasure Island

Never one to leave you stranded, with this tier you can help design a new arena to be included in the final game! Oh, and you'll get everything in the Blackbeard's Booty tier, as well... plentiful plunder, indeed!

£5000 - Black Bart's Tea

The legendary pirate Black Bart was known to enjoy a cup of tea, over the more traditional of pirate beverages. With this tier, you can become a legend across the Seven Teas by having your likeness appear within the game, help design a power-up AND get everything in the Blackbeard's booty tier!

£5000 - Master of the Seven Teas

Party like a pirate at the award winning 3 Day Pirate festival in Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk! Starting on the 12th September you'll get tickets to the Smugglers Ball, along with 5* accommodation at Admiral House for 3 nights, flights into London (if needed) and return travel costs to get you to the event once you're in the UK. You'll also get to party with the team on the Saturday night (if you want to!) and then enjoy the rest of the festival before heading home. If you're coming from outside the mainland and fancy extending your stay in the UK then we can arrange your flights with that in mind, within reason. You'll also get everything from the Blackbeard's Booty tier!

You've made it all the way to the end!

Hopefully you're interested in our crazy game, you're already thinking about backing and spreading the word!

From everyone working on this game, THANK YOU!

Risks and challenges

Making Video Games, whilst great fun, is always a challenging endeavour.

Many games, and projects in general, are often inaccurately scoped, which leads to delays and feature cuts further down the line.
We take an Agile approach to development, scoping each sprint and adjusting based off the outcome of the previous sprint. Using this approach, we have successfully completed numerous projects, across many different platforms, for both ourselves and our clients.
In fact, the prototype seen in the video was built using this approach!

In order to manage the project and accurately track the progress of each sprint, we use several management and development tools such as feature, issue and bug tracking databases, and also versioning and revision tools.
This will help us to spot potential problems early on and tackle those as priorities, make sure the project remains within an achievable scope and is on target.

There are also risks associated with cross platform development and ensuring that the experience is solid and fun on all devices.
Our technology has been continually developed over a number of years and is at a place where we're confident we can not only complete this game, but that it will be fun and enjoyable on all target platforms.

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