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Second Lunch StudiosBy Second Lunch Studios
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Second Lunch StudiosBy Second Lunch Studios
First created
$7,172
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backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 3 2016

About

Leonard Saves the City is an adventure game inspired by my dog, Leonard, a sweet, friendly puppy that loves to run. 

Hi! My name is Hoa and I'm the founder of Second Lunch Studios. I've been working on the prototype for the last several months and now I need your help. I have musicians and animators committed to the project. We're ready to lock down 2016 and put out this awesome game for you (and some awesome rewards). Help us make it happen!

The game is being developed for Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux and will be available DRM free. 

Steam Update: We're on Steam Greenlight: 

PS4 Update: We're Officially A Sony Partner and Dev now. Currently submitting the game concept for review. Apparently Leonard can't do hard drugs or smoke in the game! That's okay, he prefers pancakes.

Experience the exhilaration of an excited puppy with boundless energy. If you combine the raw energy of the Tick* hyped up on a gallon of cold brew coffee competing in American Ninja Warrior with the cuteness of a warehouse full of puppies; that's what this game will be like. 

*the cartoon not the live-action series

The game is an homage to classic 2D games such as Super Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog, with the quirkiness of Earthworm Jim, and immersive (and completely optional) storytelling through rich environments and characters from Half-Life 2.  

Play the game at whatever pace you like!
Play the game at whatever pace you like!

The level design is inspired by the variety found in classic games such as Duck Tales, Zelda, and the Super Mario Series. You'll be battling pink bag monsters in Chinatown one minute and next thing you know you're dodging night club bouncers in the Little Italy!  

  • Explore iconic San Francisco landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, and ridiculous hills! 
  • See the different neighborhoods like North Beach, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, and more. 
  • Run into artists, hippies, tech executives, celebrity chefs! 
  • Breathtaking battles on top of landmarks and skyscrapers.
  • Warehouse battles because games need warehouse battles.
  • Witness the ever evolving city and the effects of the housing crisis from the eyes of a puppy!
Wet Dog Game Mechanics
Wet Dog Game Mechanics
  • The game has a stylized bright look inspired by the beautiful low poly art scene. 
  • San Francisco's different neighborhoods, from the lush plant-life in Golden Gate Park to the towering buildings under construction downtown, offer a crazy variety of levels to explore.
  • You'll encounter scary paper bag demons, misplaced furniture monsters, and other mysterious characters.  
Bag Guys. Haha, get it?!? :/
Bag Guys. Haha, get it?!? :/
  • Super Fun Boss Battles!
The Whole Beast Color Study
The Whole Beast Color Study

 Unravel Mysteries with Your Nose!

Like an augmented reality app powered by your nose!
Like an augmented reality app powered by your nose!
  • Discover a whole hidden world utilizing your keen puppy sense of smell. Harness and develop your skills to find secrets, track friends and enemies, and unravel the secrets of the city.

We really appreciate your support! Here is a visual breakdown of our carefully curated rewards.

I see now that my time at Live Nation designing merchandise for Poison and Meatloaf was meant for this moment. No, I'm not THAT old, this was several years ago. Yes, they're still around. 

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

We will be using USPS Priority Mail International Flat Rate Shipping* with USPS Tracking. US shipping is free, but unfortunately Internationally is too expensive for us to cover. 

This game may or may not be translated to any other languages so buyer beware, but hey, if you're able to read this then I think you'll have no problem enjoying the game! I'll definitely do Spanish** though. I took 4 years in high school and sometimes hung out with the Latin American team at Sony. Leonard es un perro! Donde esta la bibliotecha! 

*Ships only to countries USPS ships to, you know who you are.
**My Spanish is horrible, but luckily there isn't a lot to translate. 

https://www.usps.com/international/priority-mail-international.htm

Risks and challenges

Video games are a mix of art, music, programming, game balance, UI/UX, and human behavior. There are a lot of elements to juggle and a lot of hats to be worn. The prototype is coming along really well and we're locking down the core design, game mechanics, and artwork style. We have a lot of work ahead of us but we have also been looking forward to this part.

We are ready to put our noses to the grindstone and make this awesome game for you all. Everyone involved with the game has had years of experience, understand meeting deadlines, and cannot wait to deliver this amazing game for you all!

Measure twice and cut once! A lot of time has been invested to make sure the right tools are being used. We're using the Unity engine which is a proven engine with cross-platform exporting, a strong active community and asset store, and a lot flexibility. We're using Maya and Spriter to animate, and Unity allows us to use blend 2D and 3D if the need arises. It allows everyone the flexibility to work in the tools they're comfortable with and bring everything together in the end. Wait-a-minute, is that why it's called Unity? I just realized that.

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    A FULL COPY OF LEONARD SAVES THE CITY.

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    + PDF instruction manual.

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    PET SUPERSTAR

    Send us photos and we’ll put your pet in the game as an NPC that Leonard meets on his journey. Dog, cat, bird, alligagor? We love all animals!

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    RESTAURANTEUR EDITION!

    A restaurant (or food truck) is named after you and appears in the game. There’ll be at least 15 people in line for your critically acclaimed establishment! We’ll send you a copy of the menu with 5 star newspaper review as well.

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    STAR IN THE GAME

    Send us a photo of yourself (plus pet if you have one) and we’ll give you an interesting cameo in the game. Toll booth operator? Guy yelling about aliens? clipboard/petition vollunteer? A barista?
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    RUN FOR MAYOR!!!

    You appear in the game as a Mayoral Candidate! Your campaign appears across the city including at least one rooftop billboard. We’ll also send you a 11x17 campaign poster, sticker, and pin.

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    You appear in the game as a powerful CEO of an international corporation and a level will take place in your skyscraper. We’ll work with you on a company identity and get your input on the level design!

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