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A new modern arcade inspired in the great classics of the 80's!
(Steam and Nintendo Switch)
A new modern arcade inspired in the great classics of the 80's!
A new modern arcade inspired in the great classics of the 80's!
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Hello everyone, my name is José Sanz, I'm from Spain and today I bring you a different proposal in the world of video games.

I've always been a big fan of video games in 8 bits, the time of Master System, Nintendo Entertaiment System and other home systems brought a lot of arcade recreational adaptations to our house.

What is Value Boy?

Value boy collects the essence of a true arcade but with graphics in pixel-art style worthy of the adaptations of yesteryear.

*It also relies heavily on arcades such as: Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Wonder Boy III, Spin Masters, Mickey's Wild Adventures...

Graphic comparison between the original arcade of Ghost And Goblins and its conversion of NES.
Graphic comparison between the original arcade of Ghost And Goblins and its conversion of NES.

In general, the games created for 8bits systems had a very rough movement and having a reduced image rate due to the limitation of the system was seen with very little fluidity. Value Boy tries to get the 8 bit essence mixed in an agile and active arcade.

About the game :)

In the game you will find 4 varieties in most sections of the game. For example, 4 types of swords, 4 types of powers, 4 types of armours...

The Legendary Sword
The Legendary Sword

The powers are really useful. They will take you out of complicated situations, it never hurts to buy some in the store or get them from some enemy.

The Fire Power
The Fire Power
Use of bomb and fire powers
Use of bomb and fire powers
Many objects to discover!
Many objects to discover!

CRT effect and customization.

The game has an incredible CRT effect of old monitor that will give you the feeling of playing in an arcade of the 80's!

CRT Effect
CRT Effect
Color customization
Color customization

Music

The music will be composed by Wyver9, it will be arcade chiptune with a juicy taste of retro games.

Here are some small samples:

Trailer Theme (Example)

Desert Theme (Example)

Rain Theme (Example)

Bestiary and more content!

Obviously the game will have HD resolution, 60 FPS (100% secure on PC) and full controller compatibility. Achievements and trading cards of Steam also :)

I also plan to add a bestiary with a lot of extra content called "Enchiridion". It is still to be developed, but it will be included in the final version of the game.

Enchiridion Prototype
Enchiridion Prototype

The team :D

Josyanf1
Josyanf1

Yes, it's me :)

Mainly I program, but I also draw some graphics of the game in pixel-art, I create sound effects in chiptune and whatever is necessary.

*Occasionally I also collaborate with other artists.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/josyanf1

Wyver9
Wyver9


Wyver9 works on a fantastic soundtrack made in chiptune exclusive to the game. As you have seen in the musical demonstrations, he knows how to totally capture the retro essence.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wyver9

You can find more of his works in: wyver9.newgrounds.com

Why Kickstarter, for 1.000€?

Honestly I would not like to ask for any money to make my game. But my current economic situation totally prevents me from investing in a project.

The money will be distributed in physical materials that need improvement, pay a quality soundtrack made in chiptune and pay fees and licenses.

The future of the game.

Would you like to see Value Boy on other platforms? Support the game on Kickstarter, and if you can not or want to contribute money you would help me a lot by spreading the campaign on social networks or simply talking about the game with your friends.

Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch
Value Boy in PS VITA!?
Value Boy in PS VITA!?


¡Physical copy available with € 40 donation!

The physical edition (Only at the moment for PC) of the game includes a CD with the game without DRM, manual,  and an incredible box (inspired by those of game boy) and some more surprises :P

*The images are a prototype, we are working very hard to make a really special physical version.

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To make the donation and receive the rewards, you should look carefully at the amount of money, and put in the donation note in PayPal all the necessary shipping information.

*If the Kickstarter is not finalized the money will be refunded.

PayPal: josyanf1@hotmail.com

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Thanks for your time :)

Risks and challenges

The only risk that I consider is that you can extend the development account a little longer since I am only one person programming the game.

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