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$2,435
pledged of $23,000pledged of $23,000 goal
49
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, September 28 2013 3:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

History Fighter is an unexpected game about time-traveling, super-powered historical figures - fighting for the fate of the world! Inspired by a mix of comics, card games, science fiction, and historical fact, History Fighter is both a parody and celebration of all these things.

History Fighter is being built for iOS and Android. The first release will be for the iPad and we will optimize builds for other platforms one at a time, as quickly as possible from there. YES we plan an OUYA release!

See below for How to Play

Stuff we love: Bill & Ted, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Stargate, The Matrix, MIB, Superfriends, South Park 

Annie Oakley at The Alamo
Annie Oakley at The Alamo

We are an independent team  - a mix of experienced game developers coming from companies including Midway and Ubisoft, working side by side with fresh new talent. The team has been working in spare time, and funding the bulk of this thing from our own pockets for a full year.

We have a working core game - and the talent is in place to execute on a production plan to finish History Fighter in about 8 weeks.

We want you to be part of it - to finish strong we need to focus as a team for the final push. Your pledge will help us to (1) finish and polish the game with your input, (2) control our own destiny (not sell it off) and (3) maintain the game properly post-launch.

But enough about us. Let's look at the game!

STORY FACTIONS

1. Order, Incorporated

2. The Time Defense League

3. Free Range Heroes (the non-faction faction)

A few heroes from "Order Incorporated"
A few heroes from "Order Incorporated"
A few heroes from "The Time Defense League"
A few heroes from "The Time Defense League"
A few heroes from the "Free Range Heroes"
A few heroes from the "Free Range Heroes"

History Fighter fuses meaningful card game game mechanics with a hilarious, choice-driven graphic adventure story! "Season 01" is written as 12 Episodes (story-driven mission packs) with room for some details yet to be decided, with YOU!

Season 01: Episodes 01-03
Season 01: Episodes 01-03
Season 01: Episodes 04-06
Season 01: Episodes 04-06
Season 01: Episodes 07-09
Season 01: Episodes 07-09
Season 01: Episodes 10-12
Season 01: Episodes 10-12

Yes, you will probably learn something while playing History Fighter. While History Fighter is not trying to be "educational", there is real-world knowledge fused to the DNA of this super fun universe. We keep the focus on the fun, while infusing lesser-known facts about everyone's favorite historical figures.

For example, did you know that Cleopatra took beauty baths in donkey milk? Or that Lincoln, the tallest-ever president, carried letters and papers in his big hat? Neat, huh!

What is being funded?

100% of funds go to History Fighter to finish our game and launch this universe with maximum awesomeness.

Almost the complete cast of History Fighter: Season 01
Almost the complete cast of History Fighter: Season 01

Your pledge creates a living wage for the real people working on this game - the artists, writers, and game designers - to finish what we've started - and with your input!

You can help us bring these characters to life, help create more choices, more content, more game play! Our prototype plays great, you can help us to make it shine by pledging now!

SUPPORT CARDS

In addition to Hero cards, History Fighter has 3 types of support cards:

Minions - Knights, Samurai, Aztecs, Lab Techs, Cowboys, Spartans, Banditos, Zombies, Werewolves, Vampires, Pirates, Code Monkeys - we're pulling out all the stops here, because anything can happen when you mess with the space-time continuum!

Items - weapons, potions, and gadgets including a portable black hole!

Relics - Gandhi's Glasses, Capone's Fedora, Socrates' Sandals and many more - no less than 1 relic per hero at launch!

Supprt Cards: MINIONS
Supprt Cards: MINIONS

Stretch Goal: $30,000 : CARD LEVELING & CRAFTING SYSTEM

If we reach $30K we can promise to implement our design for a crafting system in time for launch! This feature lets you "burn" your cards to fill a meter that unlocks a much more powerful game card. This is a planned feature for post-launch, but if you want it sooner, help with this stretch!

Stretch Goal: $40,000 : MORE CARDS PLUS Android / OUYA

The plan right now is for a polished iPad experience at launch. If we are successful in reaching this stretch goal, we can use the extra loot to port to Android / OUYA plus create additional cards and mission packs that you can have a voice in creating with us!

Stretch Goal: $80,000 : DOUBLE THE CARDS plus a Davy Crockett mini-game experience

If we reach $80K we we will double the amount of game cards available at launch - there are currently 150 planned - PLUS we will roll out Davy Crockett: Frontier Ninja - a mini-game bonus mode that plays as a 2D runner with attack racoon hat!

Stretch Goal: $150,000 : Limited 2D Fighter Mode

Yep. We said it. A classic-style limited 2D fighter mode (at least two characters) so you brawl it up out in the alley, proper old-school style. You want it? Pledge it up! We'll totally make it happen.

Be part of it!

We believe in the power of this game to both entertain and to indirectly educate. We also love history, and we are excited to make it live again by telling new, epically awesome stories with our favorite historical people!

YOU can be part of making it happen, we'll offer VIP voting privileges to those who seriously back us - check the tiers - become a part of the team and help make a few final-stage choices in design and production!

How to Play The object is to reduce an enemy Agent or Hero health points (HP) to zero. All cards have an Action Point (AP) cost to play, indicated by the number in the top-right corner of the card - inside the blue sphere. AP is refreshed each round and can be boosted by items and/or abilities. Your available AP is indicated on the Agent Avatar card. Cards are played by sliding them from one’s hand into an open slot. Cards placed Attack (ATK) according to their stats and abilities. Cards placed Defend (DEF) according to their stats and abilities. When a card’s ATK value is greater than its target’s DEF value, damage is dealt. If no card is present in a targeted slot, damage is dealt to the enemy Agent or Hero. Moving a card onto an occupied slot replaces that card. Moving a card from one’s hand into the discard slot gives 1 AP. Playing a Use Item card opens the Agent Briefcase, where any items the agent has placed inside become selectable for use with instant effect.

Risks and challenges

We are a tight team of only a few people so hopefully nobody gets bit by a zombie or falls through a wormhole before we finish this thing. That aside, we're really close to the finish line and so our biggest challenge for now is simply having the budget to continue.

The only dependencies in production we really have at this point are on our partners to follow through for hosting and networking multiplayer, which we feel good about.

We know the trails. Most of us have seen many cycles of game production so this is a straight forward situation:

We have a working prototype with a fun core game.
We have all the talent in place to realize our design.
We need only the space and time to get it all done.

You are funding a modest living wage for the real people making this game to produce the remaining designs, art, and animations needed for us to execute on our original vision and finish the game we have started. Your pledge also ensures we are able to maintain History Fighter properly (bug-fix and add stuff that you want) post-launch.

If you have specific questions about any of this, please don't hesitate to reach out and make contact with us!

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    :: The Supporter :: You'll get our DIGITAL REWARDS KIT which includes an illustrated character eBook and game guide plus exclusive wallpaper, original music and poetry from the game team, and a printable History Fighter coloring book! You will be listed as a Model Citizen in the game credits.

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    :: The Fan :: You'll get the Digital Rewards Kit (above) PLUS a commemorative print featuring a History Fighter character to be determined by a vote (those who pledge this tier vote on it) and SIGNED BY THE GAME TEAM. You will be listed as a Cadet in the game credits.

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    :: The Player :: You'll get the Digital Rewards Kit PLUS access to our Beta test, PLUS a special BACKERS-ONLY BOOSTER PACK that includes a LIMITED GAME CARD, the FEMME FATALE PACK, and special BACKER AVATAR when the game goes live! You will be listed as a Field Agent in the game credits.

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    :: The Collector :: You'll get the Digital Rewards Kit and Backers-Only Booster Pack PLUS a first-edition deck of History Fighter as a PHYSICAL CARD GAME, a true collector's item signed by the game's creators! PLUS access to our Beta test and you will be listed as a Special Agent in the game credits.

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    :: THE KEYMASTER :: You'll get the Digital Rewards Kit PLUS access to our Beta test, PLUS the Backers-Only Booster Pack PLUS all Episodes for SEASON 01 UNLOCKED! You will be listed as a Special Agent in the game credits.

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    :: The Fashionista :: You'll get the Digital Rewards Kit and Backers-Only Booster Pack PLUS an official Team History Fighter T-SHIRT. (this tier does not include the physical deck or Season 01 Unlocked) You will have access to our Beta test, and you will be listed as a Secret Agent in the game credits.

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    :: The Collaborator :: WELCOME TO THE TEAM :: You'll get ALL DIGITAL REWARDS including the Digital Rewards Kit, Backers-Only Booster Pack, Season 01 Fully Unlocked, PLUS access to our Beta test with V.I.P. VOTING PRIVILEGES - help us make final-stage design choices! PLUS the official team History Fighter T-SHIRT and you will be listed as Agent Elite in the game credits.

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    :: The Asset :: All digital rewards PLUS the limited DECK OF CARDS and the T-SHIRT (above) PLUS access to our Beta test with V.I.P. VOTING PRIVILEGES and be listed as an Agent Commander in the game credits.

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    :: The Hero :: You'll get all rewards from the previous tier plus $50 in-store credit when the game goes live! You will be listed as an Agency Founder in the game credits.

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    :: The Legend :: You'll get all physical and digital rewards offered in previous tiers PLUS a 30 minute phone call or online chat with the game design team to voice your suggestions directly, and you will be listed as an Agent Legend in the game credits.

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    :: The Director :: WE PUT YOU IN THE GAME :: You'll get all physical and digital rewards offered in previous tiers PLUS a phone call or online chat with the game’s creators PLUS we will create special game art after your likeness that will appear in the game when it goes live, and you will be listed as a Agency Director in the game credits.

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    :: The Overlord :: You'll get all physical and digital rewards offered in previous tiers PLUS you will get to design a set of cards (hero, minion, and relic) with us, and we will tailor these according to your wishes within the boundaries of our game universe! The design team will write and record a special song for you, and you will appear listed as a Supreme Overlord in the game credits.

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