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Media-Pirates

Creating new, retro style video games for the next generation! Re-live your childhood! All games are rated "Arrrr!"

Media-Pirates

Creating new, retro style video games for the next generation! Re-live your childhood! All games are rated "Arrrr!"

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Last updated July 1, 2015

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 Controls: arrow keys.

 Ahoy mateys!

It's time to tell the tale of legends yore. Long, long ago... and I mean a really long time ago, when you were young, heroes came in many shapes and sizes. The best heroes though, came in 8 bit resolution!

These heroes captured our imaginations, shaped our egos, and for most, provided a common interest for social interaction. Kids would go to school to trade game secrets, secret cheat codes, and hopefully catch a glimpse of the few lucky kid's gaming magazines that were carefully stuffed into their backpacks.

Kids these days don't have the same opportunity. They are bombarded with "games" that are little more than "achievement" generators that try to capitalize on today's generation of instant gratification, by the way of "in app purchases". The sole purpose of the game is to generate money rather than to entertain. Lacking any story-lines or real goals, there is no reason for kids to interact with one another about them, which stunts kids social abilities. These days, children have their heads pointed downward, all looking into their smart phones during recess instead of talking to one another.

This is where we ( you and me ) intervene! Media-Pirates is a brand new company based in Los Angeles, CA. It is our goal to make many, many retro styled games that every generation will love! We pledge to NOT have any in game purchases, and instead, upgrades and power ups shall be earned as in the games of days gone by.

I have created a small demonstration of the game that Media-Pirates is seeking funding for. Keep in mind that this is only a demo, and the final product ( and stages ) will be more polished.

It is my intention to have at least 5 stages, each with a boss and a mini boss.  This game is a platform, tile based game, and shall pay homage to the greats of the genre such as Super Mario Brothers, Mega Man, Contra, Rush n' Attack, Double Dragon, and more... 

The story-line is still wide open (which is why there is a reward for it), but my initial thought is:

Stage 1: Escape Island

Stage 2: Capture ship

Stage 3: Ship Battles

Stage 4: Underwater swimming (shipwreck on cut scene)

Stage 5: Find Island with the buried treasure ( retire the richest pirate in history)

Stage 6+: More funding above goal will allow more stages and more creature / enemy types.

All artwork and animations are done by me. Sounds and music will be of the royalty free type, unless funding goes well above the goal and I can hire a professional musician who enjoys writing midi style, piratey music.

The graphics and animations are the most time consuming aspect of a project like this, and as such, expect to have a completed version sometime in November 2015.

The game will be free to play on http://www.media-pirates.com and will also be ported to Facebook. There may be a version available for Nintendo Wii, but that isn't a current goal.

I would port it to android, but I don't think this particular game would be very fun with an on screen controller. It is much better suited to keyboards and physical game controllers.

That's all for now, landlubbers!

Keep posted for updates!

Risks and challenges

I don't foresee any risks in completing this project. I am healthy and don't expect to die before finishing it... though Captain Blackbeard didn't expect to die either... Yo Ho!

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