Gaming has changed a lot over the years. What started as two pixels playing tennis is now vast 3D worlds filled with aliens, robots, mechs and super-humans all hell-bent on destruction. But along the way, golden pieces of what makes gaming so great seem to become lost within time. Our plan is to bring back one of these forgotten gems, for players to experience for the first time or video-game veterans to re-live their childhood wonder!
Armed with a range of abilities and with his trusty sidekick Teddy, Distro is set on an epic quest spanning many different worlds and dimensions, each one given their own unique art-style and each one feeling radically different to the last. Distro only needs one more thing for this epic journey... and that's You!
For "Distro Horizons", we're taking parts that made collectathon games so addictive and adding a modern twist to this behemoth, for example, In the final release, expect an XP system to level up Distro as you travel one dimension to the next, making him stronger and even more tooled to combat the evil that is Galaximo's Army!
Distro Horizons is the modern-day answer of the collectathon genre, Taking pieces of previous greats and infusing them with modern in-game staples. For example, we'll be implementing an XP bar to level Distro up, We'll be giving players the opportunity to post their speed times of dimensions onto global leaderboards and a few surprises we'll implement once we're happy with their implementation.
Hunt hidden collectables and secrets to unlock extra game content: Hidden in the levels of Distro Horizons will be plenty of secret areas which require your cunning and genius to discover. Within these hidden areas, you'll be rewarded for your struggles with extra in-game content; Concept art, Extra Videos, as well as extra comical abilities for Distro to use and various other special items to help you on your quest to conquer Galaximo's Army.
Compete with your friends for the best speedruns: With the "Dimensions" (Levels) within Distro Horizons, We're focusing on creating a very speed-run friendly environment, which encourages you and your friends to battle each other for the best time! If you don't want to rush through each of Distro's levels, you can explore the giant and beautiful worlds and discover items and secret areas to help Distro gain even stronger and stronger.
The game has been created from the ground up with Unity and Zerano's Mecanim AI system, Making full use of today's technology. Unity is such a powerful tool, used in so many different and unique video-games available today. A list of some of these games can be found here: CLICK ME. With it's user friendly interface and raw power, it's the perfect engine to help bring Distro to life. We're combining the raw power of Unity with the brilliance behind Mecanim AI to create a project not possible in the previous console generation and that takes advantage of brand new coding techniques as well as shaders and other feats that wouldn't have been possible 10 years ago.
Opening up Distro Horizons Vs. Galaximo's Army to Kickstarter has helped in two ways. It's given us a platform to help raise funds to finish the project. But more importantly, it's given us a connection to the community, so we can listen to what the community has to say and we can make changes and implement features depending on what the community want. But without the funding, Distro Horizons won't be possible. With your help, Distro can become a reality. Here's a breakdown on where raised funds will go:
Refined Animations: Distro will stop moving like a Tank and gain his own personality in his movement!
New Content: In the final build of Distro Horizons, You can expect a totally fresh experience. Using open-world dimensions, each with their own art-style, tied together with a beautiful hub-world, You can expect a game that represents the collectathon genre proudly! But this isn't possible without the funding as we're quickly running out of funds!
Business Expenses: The costs of making a game aren't cheap yet! We have to pay licenseing fees, legal fees, marketing fees and distribution charges. Sounds like a lot, but we've got a great team who can get this done on the budget we've stated!
Animated Cutscenes: Bringing the game into the modern day, we want to create cutscenes to make it feel more like a modern video-game and less like an alpha build. These are something that need a lot of patience and bugtesting. But we'll be including these in the BETA and ALPHA builds given to you lucky backers.
Cheat Mode!: Remember Big-Head mode? How about Cardboard cut-out characters? Rotating heads? We want to implement cheats of old; That made you sit there and think "What the..."? Distro Horizons is all about fun and Cheat mode is going to be a great way to get a laugh or two!
No, we're not talking about Avicii here, we're talking about how the game is structured! "Distro Horzions Vs. Galaximo's Army" is divided into 9 different dimensions for you and Distro to explore and conquer, taking them back from the evil clutches of Galaximo. These 9 different worlds range from a snowy, Arctic wonderland to creepy ghost-infested mansions and even a world where everything is a video-game! All of these dimensions are all nicely connected with a hub world for you to explore (Upon Galaximo's ship!), much like how Super Mario 64 and Banjo Kazooie pulled off levels back in the day!
Distro Horizons Vs. Galaximo's Army will launch on Windows, Mac and Linux! (Big up you Linux people out there!) and also for those Ouya gamers out there, we're launching on the Ouya too! Today, we're additionally announcing our plans to release for the Wii U! Additionally, we're planning for a PS Vita release but at this moment in time, we can't promise anything yet! Stay tuned for more information on the Vita port! We're planning a Steam Greenlight campaign, as well as as many distribution networks as possible (Desura, GOG .etc), we'll link the Greenlight page on here as soon as it's active so you can help get us onto Steam!
* Making games isn't child's play just yet. Creating the games assets (Coding, Art, Music and all the little pieces) needs so much energy and time. On our current budget, there's only so much we can do and so, the more we make, the bigger the project can be!
* We are currently aiming to get Distro Horizons Vs. Galaximo's Army on Steam using Steam Greenlight. Being realistic, There is always a possibility that we won't make it onto Steam, however we will release on as many distribution networks as possible!
We're currently looking into what platforms we can secure a release on, but at this time we are unsure exactly what consoles we can and can't release Distro Horizons on. The current confirmed platforms are: PC, Mac, Linux and Ouya. Once we know what else we can put the project onto, We'll let all you lovely people know! :)
Yes! In fact it's recommended! The game has been built with Xbox 360 controllers in mind; So it should work out of the box. If they're any problems with your version and controller support. Please email us at Contact@KitatusStudios.co.uk
At this moment in time, we're preparing a Steam Greenlight campaign, but we're also applying for GOG and Desura. We plan to expand to as many Digital Distribution sites as possible, so you'll be able to get your hands on Distro pretty much anywhere!
THE THANKS TIER - Access to behind-the-scenes of development of the game as the game is being developed! Exclusive Videos, Write-Ups and Polls that will shape the final product! + Lossless Download of the FULL track "Winter Wonders", the background song for the demo! + Previous Reward
[EARLY BIRD OFFER] THE OWNER TIER - The game upon completion! You get a digital DRM-free (PC/Linux/Mac/Ouya) copy of the game upon release - PLUS a Steam Code if the project makes it to Steam (Or any other digital release platforms) - Cheaper than the £8 tier! + All Previous Rewards
THE OWNER TIER - You get a digital DRM-free (PC/Linux/Mac/Ouya/Wii U) copy of the game upon release - PLUS a Steam Code if the project makes it to Steam (Or any other digital release platforms) + All Previous Rewards
THE MULTI-OWNER TIER - Have a DRM-FREE copy of the game for PC, Mac AND Linux upon completion of the project! You'll also be given access to the Ouya version too! Only want the one? Feel free to pass the extra copies to friends or family members! + All Previous Reward Tiers
THE AUDIOPHILE TIER - Grab an exclusive lossless digital download of the Soundtrack behind Distro Horizons VS Galaximo's Army. You'll have extra tracks that won't be available anywhere else! + A Thank-You in the Credits + All Previous Reward Tiers
THE ALPHA 'N BETA TIER - All the Builds! Every time we have a private release? You're going to be able to download it! Test out portions of the game before anyone else and get a true inside look at the game as you watch it form before your very eyes. + All Previous Reward Tiers
THE DIGITAL ARTBOOK TIER - Own yourself a piece of virtual Kitatus history and net yourself all the documents (Not just sketches, but ALL the doodles, charts and design processes) behind the project, perfect for game making enthusiasts or just fans of Distro Horizons! How did a doodle on a piece of paper with "CATBUG" written on it become Distro Horizons? This is your only way to find out! + All Previous Reward Tiers
THE SHIRT & CD TIER - Grab yourself a shirt and a limited edition soundtrack CD to hold in your hands, EXCLUSIVE to this Kickstarter campaign! This CD & Shirt combination will not be available anywhere after the campaign so get them while they're hot! + £1 - £20 Reward Tiers
THE BOXED TIER - Boxed copy! A boxed, physical version of the project upon completion; Goodies are hidden inside the box which are exclusive to this Kickstarter limited edition! + £1 - £20 Reward Tiers
IN THE GAME TIER - Become a non-playable character the one of the worlds of Distro Horizons! We'll send you images / screenshots and details on how to find your creation too! + Exclusive Kickstarter Shirt! + £1 - £20 Reward Tiers
THE BOSS TIER - Become a boss character in Distro Horizons. This means you will play a part in the story of the project and every player will see your design and hear your voice (If applicable)! The boss characters are key to the story and the whole universe behind Distro Horizons so this is not an oppertunity to be missed! + Exclusive Kickstarter Shirt! + £1 - £20 Reward Tiers
THE FUTURE TIER - Become a main character in the future project! We'll talk with you and together, we'll create a character in a future Kitatus Studios project! Using your designs, names and with a little bit of our input to bring it to life, your character will star in it's own video-game! + Exclusive Kickstarter T-Shirt + £1 - £20 Reward Tiers
THE EXECUTIVE TIER - Want to be credited as an Executive Producer? Now its your chance! Thanks to you, the project will arrive in no-time and so we believe the only way we can exclaim our gratitude for this feat would be to credit you as the official Executive Producer behind Distro Horizons vs Galaximo's Army! + £1 - £20 Reward Tiers