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What happens when you combine the classic Rock Paper Scissors game with Monsters? An epic new mobile game!

STICKY NOTE CHALLENGE - Every pledge I receive, I will write that pledger's name on a sticky note and stick it to the WALL OF FANG. Help me make my Monster Mural!

Wall of Fang as of 12/4
Wall of Fang as of 12/4

COMPLETED - HALLOWEEN REWARD - Pledge any amount before midnight EST on October 31st to receive a special Ghost Monster in-game!

COMPLETED - THANKSGIVING REWARD - Pledge any amount before midnight EST on November 30th to receive a special Turkey Monster in-game!

COMPLETED  - CYBER MONDAY REWARD - Everyone that pledges before midnight on Cyber Monday (11/26) will receive $10 of in-game cash. If you refer a friend who pledges to Rock Paper MONSTERS! You'll receive an additional $5 in-game cash

Stretch Goals

$15,000 - Every backer will receive an Item Pack in-game that will significantly boost your Monsters. It will increase all your stats and give you more Hit Points to last into the late rounds of battle!

$20,000 - Every Backer will receive a bonus Monster that will have the highest stats at level 1. Because of your support, you will be rewarded with a significant edge on the battlefield

$30,000 - I will host a Rock Paper MONSTERS! party in Michigan where all of you are invited. We will have food, drink, and Rock Paper MONSTERS! Tournaments with giveaways! Thank you so much!

What if I want to buy more reward items?

Kickstarter only allows you to pledge once. If you want additional items with your pledge level, select the pledge level you want and add to the pledge total with the following values:

  • "I <3 Indie Games" Sticker +$5 each
  • Rock Paper MONSTERS! T-Shirt +$30 each
  • Rock Paper MONSTERS! Hoodie +$55 each
  • Monster Wall Peel + $60 each

Introduction

Rock Paper Scissors (RPS) is the easiest game in the world to play and people of all ages can play it. It is often used on the playground to settle who will be team captain and for a friendly competition among friends. If I had my way, RPS would be an Olympic sport and even be used to determine the next President of the United States. Luckily for everyone else, I don’t make those choices.

President for 24 consecutive years!
President for 24 consecutive years!

We have seen a lot of games that everyone played growing up emerge on mobile devices, such as hangman, Scrabble, and Boggle, but no RPS-type game has been able to provide a unique and competitive experience, until now.

I am creating a mobile game for Apple and Android devices that will provide the ultimate battle ground for Rock Paper Scissors competition with unique gameplay that will keep you coming back for more! This game will have Battles against the computer, friends, and random players, Achievements to earn and a store to purchase power-ups and new Monsters using coins earned in-game.

Apples and Robots are yummy
Apples and Robots are yummy

Okay so what’s unique about it?

The traditional Rock Paper Scissors battle has 3 possible moves: Rock, Paper, and Scissors (Duh). This game adopts the advanced version commonly referred to as Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock, where each move you make will beat two and be defeated by two other moves. This is where I bring in the Monsters!

Instead of you performing moves against another person, you’ll get to choose from a massive collection of Monsters to fight for you. I call it, Rock Paper MONSTERS! Each of the 5 moves will now deal damage to the opposing Monster instead of just winning that turn. The amount of damage dealt increases based on your Monsters stats, which can be increased by leveling up and using items.

Monsters choose their moves
Monsters choose their moves

The cool thing about dealing damage instead of just winning a turn is that just because you won 2 out of 3 turns, you might lose the match if the other Monster dealt more damage. This gives the higher level Monsters an advantage, but still allows the little guy to have a chance.

The Green Monster lost the battle and takes damage
The Green Monster lost the battle and takes damage

After 3 turns, the losing Monster loses one health point and the battle continues until one Monster reaches 0 health. The winning Monster receives their reward and bragging rights, while the losing one plots their revenge.

Pfft, I’ll just focus all my time around increasing a single stat and make it extremely overpowered

Have fun with that. To make things interesting, each player will be able to see the most common played moves that each Monster makes. This adds a heightened level of strategy to help every player make the most strategic moves and also try to trick their opponent into thinking they’ll play a certain move more often.

Okay smarty-pants, if you’ve thought of everything, why isn’t this game out yet?

You got me there, and that’s why I have turned to Kickstarter…

Why Kickstarter?

This is the ultimate crowd funding website with an extremely passionate fan base. I have watched as thousands of people made their own dreams come true with the collective help of all of you. It is amazing how far some have been able to go with your support.

What I need from Kickstarter is to raise enough in pledges to pay for the amazing talent I have found that are ready to make Rock Paper MONSTERS happen.

Here is a short list of what the money will go towards:

  • Development
  • Composer (Every awesome game needs awesome music)
  • Web Service to manage the data and multiplayer functionality
  • License fees for tools and integration in the iTunes and Play stores

This game has been in development on paper for well over a year and I’m ready to share it with all of you. Please consider pledging and sharing this campaign with your friends and family to help me reach my goal!

What do I get?

Check out the rewards to the right and pick the pledge level that is right for you! Have something you want, but it is not listed? Comment on this project!

Reward Sticker
Reward Sticker
Reward T-Shirt
Reward T-Shirt
Reward Hoodie
Reward Hoodie

Kicking it Forward

Kickstarter is a play where dreams can come true, which is why I will be returning the favor and helping out all those other creators out there. I will be pledging 5% of the profits made from Rock Paper MONSTERS! to projects out there that are also relying on everyones help. Learn more at http://kickingitforward.org

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The following challenges have been acknowledged and have the following action plans:

- I have found a great developer from Interactive Monster named Kevin Loughran who is amped about beginning development on Rock Paper MONSTERS! He has years of experience in the interactive industry and has developed many games including a recently successful Kickstarter project "Legend of Fat Ninja". http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zephyrgames/legend-of-fat-ninja

I have complete faith in Kevin and his abilities and we are already working out the details of how to make this game better for everyone

- To maintain all the active games, data, and user accounts, I need to maintain a server to handle all the incoming/outgoing requests by device. It will have to be scalable to handle the traffic as the game grows. I will be working with the developer to ensure the response time and load will be appropriate for all users. I don't want the players to have to worry about lag and server outages so this is critical

Everything about this game has been a work in progress for almost 2 years. The algoithms, Monsters, and mechanics have all been fine tuned and are all ready to be turned into a functioning game. All that is left is to build the game and give it to all of you. This has been a fun adventure so far for me and I hope to share the rewards of my efforts to you all when this game is launched in early 2013. Thanks everyone!

FAQ

  • Kickstarter only allows you to pledge once. If you want additional items with your pledge level, select the pledge level you want and add to the pledge total with the following values:

    "I <3 Indie Games" Sticker +$5 each
    Rock Paper MONSTERS! T-Shirt +$30 each
    Rock Paper MONSTERS! Hoodie +$55 each
    FATHEAD Wall Peel + $60 each

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    LIMITED TIME OFFER - Bring your imagination to life as I work with you to design every detail of your very own Monster and have it playable in-game. You'll help me design everything from it's name, apperance, and stats. You'll also receive this Monster in-game when it launches. How sweet is that? (If you want to receive the rewards from higher tiers, select this reward and update the pledge amount to reflect the tier you want) ++ PLUS ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS ++

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    BUSINESS LEVEL 2 - This is an amazing opportunity for you to advertise your business to potentially millions of people by advertising your brand, product, or service as an in-game ITEM. This is a permanent advertisement and will persist through the lifetime of the game. Take advantage of this opportunity today! (example: A beverage company could have their beverage showcased in the game for users to use on their Monsters and also learn about their products)

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    BUSINESS LEVEL 3 - Want even more visibility? Get your brand, product, or service as an in-game MONSTER. I'll work with you to represent your business in the form of an in-game Monster. Own a cupcake business? We'll make a Cupcake monster! Own pooper scooper business? Well we'll figure something out... This is a permanent advertisement and will persist through the lifetime of the game. Take advantage of this opportunity today!

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