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Last updated September 4, 2019

HANCHO: A turn-based RPG operating system™ (Canceled)

Build and battle teams based on real-world professions!

HANCHO: A turn-based RPG operating system™ (Canceled)

Build and battle teams based on real-world professions!

$5,092
pledged of $55,000pledged of $55,000 goal
107
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 4 2019
Last updated September 4, 2019

About

HANCHO is a turn-based RPG operating system/video game that allows you to build and battle teams composed of real-world professionals!

For decades, managers across the globe have tried to strengthen their leadership skills with little luck and even less success. Until now! HANCHO is an operating system designed to improve your people management skills by giving you access to real-world professions in a user-friendly environment!

Welcome to HANCHO

The demo for HANCHO is now available to download for PC! (Mac demo to be released soon!) This early alpha provides a detailed look at the HANCHO OS and allows you to create teams based around five different professionals. Try it today!



The first step in becoming a great manager is Team Building! Featuring the latest in Trust Fall™ technology, this application allows you to customize your team members and their attributes! From abilities and gear, to skills and stats, each professional can be altered to accommodate multiple play-styles.


Everyone loves Team Building!
Choose from professions of all different types
Each professional can equip four different skills

Once you feel like your team has achieved great Synergy™, you'll need to test their mettle in the workplace! Battles are turn-based, where managers take turns commanding their subordinates until one team is completely terminated.

Breaking News can be quite effective against .GOV types!

Only one professional from each team can be active in the office space at any given time. Top managers will need to utilize the skills, abilities, and type advantages of their team to claim victory! Random battle factors are minimized, instead relying on unique strategies from teams and their managers.

The HANCHO battle system features a unique mechanic called OverTime™. When a professional is close to termination, they will gain access to their signature OverTime skill! These skills are single-use and typically much stronger than regular skills. Use them wisely!

Kilgore used Landslide! It's a Best Practice!

The Office Tower is home to the toughest teams in the workplace. Assemble the best team you can, then challenge these teams and their managers to gain experience and claim some fantastic rewards!

Will you be able to ascend to the Top Floor?

Do you have an appetite for competition? If so, the Corporate Ladder is for you! This application will feature the ability to match with other managers all over the world to definitively prove whose leadership skills are superior! We plan to hold competitive seasons each year, with cosmetic rewards distributed at the end of each season based on the manager's rank.

Challenge managers across the globe!

Learning the ins and outs of the HANCHO operating system can be daunting for new managers. When in need of additional information, turn to the in-game Wiki! This helpful application is loaded with tidbits about type match ups, status effects, and more.

The Wiki can be opened during battle

In addition to the Wiki, HANCHO also features a new friend who will guide you through different parts of the OS: Felipe!

This Kickstarter is about Felipe now


Every profession in HANCHO is represented by a professional that captures the heart of their respective industry. These workers are each unique in their style, skills, and strategies. Here's the roster of HANCHO so far!

A strong willed detective, ready for any situation
Loyalty to country ALWAYS!
No one can HUSTLE like Fletcher
Let's find our inner strength!
A Holy Hipster

We are always looking to recruit new professionals! Here are some previews for some upcoming characters!

Float like butterfly, sting like a BEE!
Let's DO WORK!

HANCHO is currently being developed for PC, Mac, and Nintendo Switch! A Mac version of the HANCHO demo will be released soon. Closed beta and Early Access will be limited to PC and Mac versions, with the Switch version slated for release in 2021.



$15 - The Game. Receive a copy of the game on your platform of choice (PC, Mac, or Switch) and get a key for Early Access on Steam in early 2020. Also includes the Kickstarter-exclusive "Kickback" Business Card title.


$20 - The Game x2 (Earlybird). Bring a rival manager along with TWO copies of the game at a discount, on your platform of choice (PC, Mac, or Switch) as well as two keys for Early Access on Steam in early 2020. Only available for the first 24 hours!


$25 - Digital Soundtrack. Get a copy of the HANCHO digital soundtrack produced by Satin Sheets!


$35 - Digital Manual. Pore over pages and pages of intricate workplace data with the digital version of the HANCHO OS manual.


$45 - Closed Online Beta. Be among the first to climb the Corporate Ladder with access to the Kickstarter-exclusive closed online beta. Slated to launch late 2019 on Steam. Also includes the prestigious "SuperUser" Business Card title (in addition to any previous Business Card titles!)


$75 - Closed Online Beta. Get TWO keys to the Kickstarter-exclusive closed beta at a discounted rate. Only available for the first 24 hours!


$85 - Physical OS Manual. Take your education offline with the physical edition of the HANCHO OS manual!


$250 - Admin. Show off your admin credentials with a rare "Admin" Business Card title. Also includes three keys to for the game and the closed online beta.


$500 - People Person. Assist the development team with the creation of an NPC boss that the players will encounter in the Office Tower!


$2500 - SuperAdmin. Bring your wit and brainpower to the table by assisting the development team with the profession-creation process! Also includes the ULTRA-RARE "SuperAdmin" Business Card title. Only 5 available!


Josh (@minor_gods) Creator & UI Design. An avid fan of competitive turn-based video games, Josh has been toiling away at development of HANCHO in his spare time. In 2019 things really came together as Josh united the team below in a very Captain Planet fashion.

Xander (@Xandersauce) Lead Programmer. A meticulous craftsman when it comes to code and a god when it comes to RPG battle systems. Xander is doing all the heavy lifting when it comes to HANCHO's structure and backend.

Vadim (@YellowAfterlife) Network Programmer. Well known throughout the GameMaker community for his networking prowess and useful GM tools, he has worked on a number of high profile games including Nuclear Throne, Nidhogg 2, Rivals of Aether, and Forager. Vadim will be bringing HANCHO online later this year.

Fernando (@petaurodoacucar) Character Design & Animation. With an incredible eye for motion and a unique style, Fernando's character designs have brought HANCHO's professionals to life! He formerly directed animated TV shows for Cartoon Network Brazil and Nickelodeon Brazil.

Bruno (@brunopixels) Background/Skill Design & Animation + Additional Art (Felipe!!) Bruno's amazing talents have made the workplace battle scenes of HANCHO really pop! He has honed his pixel art aesthetic over the last few years with fantastic pop culture tributes and contributions to shows like OK K.O.

Material (@Materialisimo) Promo Art + Kickstarter Trailer. Material created a vast following with his famous MLG style videos and continues to sharpen his impressive talents of editing and design. His work on the aesthetic of HANCHO with promo images and the Kickstarter trailer have proved invaluable!

Jesse (@JJSoundArtist) Sound Design. Jesse has captured a unique soundscape to fit the visuals of HANCHO, inspired by classic games and computers of the 90s. His past credits include sound design on games like Galaxy in Turmoil, Gunnhildr, and OrbusVR.

Satin Sheets (@satinsheets1999) Music. A member of the illustrious 100% Electronica label, Satin Sheets crafts a contemporary take on 80s and 90s new-age and wider synth genres. Listen to his exclusive HANCHO tracks and be transported to a place of perfect work/life balance:

Risks and challenges

Software development, and especially game development, is not a perfect science. While we have a lot more that we want to add to the game, we are confident in the current state of the battle system and the operating system in general.

We have had a few minor setbacks throughout development, and learning how to overcome them has been instrumental in preparing us for the road ahead. Our experienced team is more pumped than ever, and with your help, we can get the complete version of HANCHO into the hands of managers the world over. Join us!

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