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Metal Mind - A roguelite game about robot battle

A roguelite game that player controls a mecha assembled from different equipment parts, for PC.

Metal Mind - A roguelite game about robot battle

A roguelite game that player controls a mecha assembled from different equipment parts, for PC.

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About

Our team members played Metal Max series and Metal Slug Series since childhood, we really love the feeling of hard core machines full of engine oil smell, so we thought what if combine it with roguelite mechanics? 

Metal Mind is a top down roguelite game that player controls a mecha assembled from different equipments.

Features:

  • Randomly generated machine world with pixel art.
  • 100+ gears and tons of passive skill for your mecha to make it unique.
  • Decide your battle style by your Armor, Engine, Core, Weapon and Skill.
  • Different NPCs, lunatic enemies, and events with multiple solutions. 

An organization called AWC consists of politicians, scientists, engineers and agents, thinks robots don't deserve their own consciousness, so AWC capture intelligent machines in the worldwide, deprived of their consciousness, convert them into slaves and battle machines.

There are still a group of robots that haven't been controlled by AWC, the robot that player controls is one of them, he will fight for the freedom of intelligent machines against AWC.


Mecha is assembled from 4 part of equipment. Every equipment has its weight.



Armor

Armor provides the survive properties, made up of two values-- Shield value and Struct value. 

Shield value is like the armor plate of tank, it reduces the damage you take at a certain rate, but every point of shield value will increase 0.01t weight. 

Struct value represent the structure of the mecha. It don't reduce the damage you take, but also don't increase extra weight.

Most armor has an active skill, it can provide defense or make damage to enemies or special function. 

"Samurai Legacy"
"Mini AC"

*The more ability strength you get, the more powerful your armor skill is.

"Samurai Legacy" will get a more powerful slash and can summon more floating blades
"Mini AC" will release more drones and bomb around target area

Engine

Engine part provides the motion properties. It determines the max carry weight and move speed of mecha. The smaller your carry weight rate is, the faster you move. If you want to assemble a heavy mecha, you need an engine with high max carry weight.


Most engine has an active skill, it provides a special style of displacement or special effect. 

The fortress mode of "Stable Walker" protects your mecha from being pushed back and reduce the damage you take

The more ability strength you get, the more powerful your engine skill is as well.


Core

Core part provides max electricity and electricity recovering. Armor and engine's active skill will cost electricity, electricity upper limit and recovering determines how often you release skill.

Core also provide a passive skill or other properties. 



Weapon

Mecha can be fitted with up to two weapons, player can switch weapons any time.

Different weapon has different rotate speed, attack speed, heat increase speed, overheat duration time, accuracy, action type.

Every time weapon attacks, it will increase heat value, when heat value is over limit,  current weapon will enter overheat state. If current weapon is in overheat state, it will slow down its rotation speed and mecha will get hurt during the state. 

But not all weapons will be totally nerfed in overheat state, some weapons will be even stronger than normal state.




 Performance modify

Choosing suitable passive skills and suitable equipments can implement different combat styles.

We have 2 pools for passive skills.

Fixed pool provides basic but important skills those are essential to some genre.

Random pool has tons of new passive skills those different from fixed pool, you won't know what skill you will refresh out from it, you need some resources and some luck. These skills are usually powerful and full of imagination.


 For some combination examples: 

  • The weapon which is not in overheat state will launch a missile tracking to the enemy that you hitted.
  • Increase your attack speed when your current weapon is not in overheat state.
  • When switching your weapon, there's 70% chance to clear your heat value.

  • When switching the weapon which in overheat state, it will cause a heat explosion
  • Switch speed + 100%
  • After switching weapon, your damage + 50%, last for 1.5s
  • Overheat state duration time + 40% 
  • You will lost electricity in overheat state instead of getting hurt

And there are more combat styles waiting to be explored. You can even totally rely on your active skills, with your endless electricity and power; or summon kinds of drones to assist you, you will be an army; or build your strong defense, become a fortress with your shield and struct.  


 Manual designed rooms & Random generated dungeon 




Random event

In the adventure, you wil meet kinds of NPC randomly, good one or bad one or... hard to say. The choice you make during the communication decides what you'll get finally, be rewarded or punished, but it will be effected by luck as well. Even some choices will effect the content in next level. 

About death punishment

 You will lost all equipment and all passive skills you've owned. But don't worry, it won't be too mean to you, system will keep a certain rate of your game currency after death for you, so you can have some resources to improve yourself at the beginning in next round.

We have worked together as a team for one and a half years, we explored and tried a lot of things, and this time we can bring a complete game for players with your support. We three developers are fresh to the game industry, but we have passion and wonderful ideals, and we have ability to let them come true.

Jie Zhou did our marketing work, and he keeps running the Twitter and FaceBook work. Here's the link:  Twitter,   FaceBook ,  Discord 

Special thanks to Mark Hu and Cedar Zhao for composing and sound effects, with their help, our game becomes complete and juicy.

Find Metal Mind On Steam

Here is the steam page for early preview : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1167100/Metal_Mind/ 


Why KickStarter

Your support will help us pay the daily cost such as office fee and make the game complete as what we dream as. But the more import part, we can meet more friends here. We can share our story and experience about game and maybe enjoy game together. With your feedback and advice, we can make this game better.

  • Timeline

2020.7          EA version on steam 

2020.12        Completed version on steam , DLC of PDF of art design and OST

Risks and challenges

We are a small and new team, it's the first time for us to develop a complete game production, it means there are not only game development issues to be dealt with, but also the project schedule, the budget and music outsourcing and more.
The most risk is time delay, although we have built the frame of gameplay, there might still be some problems difficult to predict will cost lots of time to be solved. But don't worry! Since we have passed so many difficulties and got the current progress, we have confidence and passion to face the remain challenge. Believe us, every bit of time spent on Metal Mind is for better quality.

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