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Skippy the famous skipping turtle has returned from retirement to battle Salty, the maniacal salt water crocodile. OUYA, iOS, Android

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!! 

WE WILL BE DEVELOPING SKIPPING TURTLES FOR OUYA, ANDROID AND iOS!

IF WE REACH $10K IN PLEDGES WE WILL OFFER AN ADDITIONAL AWARD. WE WILL DEVELOP A CUSTOM LEVEL THAT ONLY THE BACKER CAN ACCESS AND THEN SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

SKIPPY WILL BE DONATING A PORTION OF ALL GAME SALES TO ZOOS WORLDWIDE AND ANIMAL EDUCATION.  AND DOUBLE REWARDS UNTIL THE END OF OUR CAMPAIGN!!!

Image of Salty's right hand villain for a backer reward...

Adventure Begins 

Clack, Clack, Clack rattles Skippy's door and wakes him up from his afternoon nap.  Skippy is a middle aged turtle, once world famous for his ability to slide and skip across any surface is now enjoying his retirement years from the sport.  As he opens the door he can see his friends gathered together outside talking in a hushed tone.  "Do you think he still has it?"  "What if he says no?"  "Are you sure he is qualified for this?"  As Skippy opens the door you can see behind him all of his awards, pictures with foreign diplomats, medals, and trophies displayed all over his home.  He asks, "What is going on out here? I am trying to get some rest before my announcer job at Wave Rock's skipping competition."  All eyes turn to Skippy.  Hops, the legendary red kangaroo exclaims, "Skippy we need your help!"  And thus our adventure begins...

At the request of his friends Skippy has decided to come out of retirement and assemble the crew back together for one last adventure.  Salty, the menacing saltwater crocodile and his minions are back from exile from the harsh Australian Outback and have started to take over the water supply from the other animals by constructing a water system that will effect the Land Down Under.  Skippy and his team are their last hope to get things back to normal again.

Skippy in development
Skippy in development

What is Skippy's Goal in Skipping Turtles?

Your goal is to navigate Skippy along water slides, tunnels, pipes, and make sure you are on the lookout for hidden underground levels.  Skippy needs to collect as many shells as he can as well as open the water plugs to release the water back to where it belongs and away from Salty's fortress.  As you embark on Skippy's adventure there will be additional characters you will face as well as meet more of Skippy's friends who can help you succeed defeating Salty and his minions.  Additional shells with unique powers will also be available as well as the chance to unlock levels.  It will be 2D side scrolling game with intuitive controls for jumping and changing velocity to increase height and distance off of slide and pipes.  Skippy can't wait for you to help him defeat Salty!

Skippy's Nemesis, Salty the Maniacal Salt Water Crocodile

Who is Skippy?

When Skippy was a baby he was taken from his home by a human and was smuggled on an airplane from Oklahoma to Arizona.  Skippy was frightened and didn't know what to think.  Fortunately, Skippy's new owner was very kind and began teaching Skippy how to slide and skip across the water.  In time Skippy learned how to skip across any surface and began to compete in local sliding and skipping contests.  Over the years Skippy proved he was a natural and was invited to compete in the World Skipping Games.  Skippy has earned every award and honor in the sport and has spent countless hours helping less fortunate animals around the world.  During his career he has made strong friendships but his best friend is Snap, an alligator snapping turtle he met in Baton Rouge.  Snap was a ferocious competitor and could break through any obstacle with his unique shaped shell.  Skippy and Snap decided that after the 2008 World Skipping Games, held at Wave Rock in Australia that they would retire from the sport.  Skippy or Snap never realized that their talents and skills would one day change the world.

Snap in his Outback gear and Skippy
Snap in his Outback gear and Skippy

Who we are and the inspiration for Skipping Turtles?

Kevin, Ed, and Steve have been working on Skipping Turtles for close to a year now in one form or another.  When Leap To Mobile was created late last year it was time to get serious about developing Skipping Turtles. 

The inspiration for Skipping Turtles came while Kevin was fishing in OK.  He thought why not create a mobile game starring a turtle as the hero who saves the day from a much larger foe, a modern day David and Goliath.  Kevin also lived in Australia for a couple of years and is excited to begin Skippy's adventure in the beautiful country of Australia.

Concept artwork of Snap and Skippy
Concept artwork of Snap and Skippy

What Will Kickstarter Funds Be Used For?

We have started the design and development process for Skipping Turtles.  We have chosen to utilize Kickstarter to assist us in raising the additional funds needed to fully design and develop Skipping Turtles for the iOS platform. We hope to raise more than our goal so we can develop Skipping Turtles for Android as well as create additional levels, work on the back story of Skippy and introduce new characters.  We will be creating hidden levels within the game, additional shells that can be utilized on certain levels and enemies.

We sincerely appreciate everyone's support and could not do this without your help. 

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    SKIPPY'S WALL OF FAME! - Here is your chance to become a permanent part of Skipping Turtles game like never before. Skippy has 6 spots on his wall to proudly display a photo of his backers. Skippy's Wall of Fame will be in the credits of Skipping Turtles. You can use any image as long as it is appropriate and your name on the photo as well. You will also receive a Skipping Turtles shirt and free game download.

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    SKIPPY'S EXCLUSIVE PROMOTER - Remember the days of Don King promoting Mike Tyson? Become Skippy's Exclusive Promoter. Don't worry he won't bite anyone's ear off. You will get a certificate, featured on our website and appear in our game's credits. Also receive 3 free downloads of our game. This is a ONE of a kind reward. "Don ain't got nothin on you!"

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    A BILLBOARD OF YOU IN OUR GAME! - That's right for only $200 we will place your name, company name, photo of you or company logo in our game on a billboard. So every time you play you will see it. You will also receive a shirt, copy of Skipping Turtles, and name in our credits. Limited number available. (International pay $15 for shipping)

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    CHARACTER NAMED AFTER YOU! We have decided to add another since the other was taken so quickly. For this reward you can give Salty's right hand villain any name you want, as long as it isn't vulgar and this character will be featured in our game. (Image of character is in story) You will also receive a backer's shirt, sticker, and free download of our game. What will Salty's right hand villain be named??? (International Shipping add $25)

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    CHARACTER NAMED AFTER YOU! This is an exclusive reward given to only 1 person. Skippy's little cousin has arrived and he/she needs a name. For this reward you can give Skippy's cousin any name you want, as long as it isn't vulgar and his cousin will be featured in our game. You will also receive a backer's shirt, sticker, and free download of our game. We are excited to see what his/her name will be. (International Shipping add $25)

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    AUTHENTIC AUSTRALIAN DIDGERIDOO - One of a kind Didgeridoo from Australia, Custom crafted by ABORIGINES. Skippy falls asleep each night listening to the music from the didgeridoo. You will also receive a SKIPPING TURTLES iPad/iPhone case and receive your name in our game credits as Skippy's Preferred Backer and a code to download Skipping Turtles. (International shipping please add $25)

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    KING OF ALL REWARDS!! We are offering 1 backer the opportunity to choose which animal organization(s) we donate a portion of our sales to for ONE YEAR! We will notify the organization to let them know and set everything up. You will also receive 10 game downloads, 4 backers shirts, 4 Skipping Turtles coffee mugs, 2 Skipping Turtles iPhone/iPad cases, Skippy Bobble Head, 10 Skipping Turtles Stickers, and a permanent place in our game and website as our Elite Backer acknowledging your backing and the organizations you chose to support. (We pay all shipping costs anywhere in the world that can receive packages from USA)

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