iPayWhatIWant - An Indie Game Bundle For Every Platform
Pay any price you want and you'll receive all the games in the bundle on every major mobile device/computer. No matter how many devices you have and regardless of what they are, I want you to be able to play these games. That means all the following platforms are supported:
Pc, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS
A special version of each game is being made for iPhone/iPod Touch, and an HD version for the iPad. All the games are DRM free and can be downloaded any amount of times you want.
These are all games I developed over the past 8 months. I designed them specifically to work well no matter what device you're running. Below you'll see a list of all the games and a brief description:
In Truck Rush you're a truck driver who has to progress through 40+ levels of merciless obstacles.
Escape your office that has become infested with living computers, desks, and other deadly devices. See if you can get through all 40+ levels alive!
I've designed all these games to be extremely re playable. The games keeps track of your best scores so you can go back to try and master each level.
Pledge anything, get everything
In the spirit of iPayWhatIWant, if you pledge any amount of money to this campaign you'll receive all the games for every platform!
How it works
Once the bundle goes live (which I estimate will happen sometime in November this year). You go to the website http://ipaywhatiwant.com (currently under construction). And type in any amount of money you want to pay from a penny up to anything.
Once you pay for the bundle you will be taken to a download page which will provide you with all the links you need to download all the games for every platform including Android and iOS devices. These links are DRM free, meaning the games are super easy to install on every device and you can download as many times as you want, for as many devices as you want!
Why I need your help
Currently I'm working on my own on this. I'm an independent game developer and while all these games are nearly complete, I need to hire a few people to make this bundle possible.
The most important job I need help with is building the website, while I have built websites in the past this website needs to be extremely secure and make it super easy for you to be able to pay and receive your games with absolutely zero downtime. This is something I estimate will cost $4,000
In addition, while I do have functional betas of all these games on PC, Mac, iOS, and Android I still don't have an Android device of my own to actually test the games with. So I need to buy something that runs Android to test on and also hire somebody to help me get the games officially running on Linux (without the assistance of Wine or emulation). This will cost around $1,000 I estimate.
So that's what your $5,000 will go towards. If we can raise this money I promise I will make it worth your while and I've set up these rewards so that you can get the most out of this process as possible. Your help is extremely appreciated.
If we manage to exceed our goal here I've come up with a number of stretch goals:
$10,000 - Content update. The games will all come with an additional 20 levels each! (Ice Cream Truck will have at least 50 levels, Truck Rush, Rocket Rush, Office Escape will all have at least 60 levels).
$20,000 - Support for advanced iOS features such as the retina display on the new iPad and Game Center support with achievements in all the games.
$30,000 - More games. At least one new game for a total of five! This game (or games) will be included as a reward when you pledge as well as when you purchase the bundle when the site goes live.
I have more ideas for stretch goals in addition to these. I would also like to hear your ideas on what you think I should add to this bundle.
Your support really means a lot to me. Please feel free to contact me through this page or via email (max [AT] allgamesallfree.com) with any questions or ideas you might have. Also if you're a developer working on a game for all these platforms let me know if you're interested in jumping on board. Again thanks everyone for your support!
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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! If you select this reward you'll get an exclusive early version of all the games on PC, Mac and Linux. You'll still get the final version of all the games on PC, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS when they're ready.
Your name will appear in the credits for the game under "Special Thanks". This can also be a Twitter username/tagline if requested (@someone, #something). Nothing vulgar please! This reward includes all of the above rewards.
In addition to the games on every platform and your name appearing under special thanks, you will be sent an exclusive digital package including the sound tracks for every game, high resolution original artwork, and an exclusive thank you video!
You can have a small image (50x50) in the credits that will appear under "Sponsors" in all the games. This is a unique opportunity to permanently promote your website. Includes all of the above rewards.
Note: links to anything vulgar or otherwise questionable (gambling, drinking, drugs, spam etc) won't be allowed. If you're unsure contact me first.
Create your own tagline that will appear in an actual level of one of the games of your choice (between Office Escape, Truck Rush, Rocket Rush) nothing vulgar or personal and no ads ("Hey Frank did you see this?" isn't allowed). Includes all of the above rewards.
Become an unlock able character! An animated likeness of you will appear in Office Escape with your name or any name you want (nothing vulgar). Every player will be able to unlock you as a character once they beat all 40+ levels at least once. Includes all of the above rewards.