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Boy and His Pup is an action tower defense game about the struggle to survive in a world that has been over-run by supernatural evil. It’s a game that tells a compelling story challenges players to strategize and make decisions that ultimately lead them on a daring journey against supernatural creatures. You will play as “Boy”, in which he must defend himself and “Pup”, against the constant punishment of a supernatural horde. Boy’s companion Pup will execute commands and provide guidance where necessary. You must collect, build, and fight to stay alive!
World – Boy and His Pup takes place in a modern era on the brink of an unknown apocalypse. Rifts in time and space begin opening up after a terrible thunder storm and things of imagination and nightmares begin to pour out into this world at an alarming rate.
Boy – Boy is a brilliant engineer for his age. Before his father’s untimely death, Boy studied under him as his protégé. Boy now lives with his mother and his pup on the outskirts of society where he continues to hone his skills to become the master engineer his father was preparing him to be.
Pup – Pup is Boy's right hand, given to him by his mother after the death of his father. They have grown closer over the years and Pup has taken the role as Boy’s protector. The inseparable and unique bond they possess will help to prepare them for their unexpected struggle for survival. If something needs to be done, Pup is the first in line to help.
Wrench – A family heirloom passed through Boy’s family for many generations. It was given to Boy by his father before his death. During the night of the lightning storm, the wrench gets hit by lightning, transforming it forever. While Boy has an arsenal of artillery and weaponry, Wrench is Boy’s weapon of choice and is an essential part of his journey.
Supernatural – After the lightning storm, supernatural creatures from dreams and nightmares begin to pour into the world of Boy and His Pup. Many of these creatures are from well known folklore, myths and legends but were thought non-existent or had long been forgotten. The creatures are only after one thing, to find the source of their power—and they will destroy anything and anyone in their path to reach it.
Boy and His Pup is about life and death and how to cope with it. It has elements of the camaraderie between friends, the importance of loved ones, the ideas of fate and destiny, and the struggle of Boy and his Pup to find balance and survival. These two companions journey through this once familiar world trying to stay alive and find out what is happening to the world they once knew. These major themes unite with action, adventure, journey motif and awesome animations to take each player on an unforgettable experience.
• Engaging Combat – In the struggle for survival, knife, jump, shoot, and build, in order to defend yourself against the oncoming supernatural horde.
• RPG Elements – Collect items and level up to further increase power, defense, skills, and more.
• Tower Building – Create, build, and distract the supernatural in order to help you level up and stay alive!
• Strategy – Build towers, protect your house, and think critically about your next move. Your survival depends on your own decisions and strategies.
• Various Supernatural Creatures – Fight against zombies, ghosts and many more! Each with their own unique abilities, strengths and weaknesses. Choose the best weapon or tactic in order to ensure their defeat.
• Original Soundtrack – Choose from original tracks to bump to as you work on defending your home from the supernatural.
Right now, we are at a critical stage of development and are working tirelessly to have all core game functionality complete by the end of 2014. We need your support to complete our next stage of development and incorporate the remaining features within the next 10 months.
Visit our Development Journal at morefiregames.com to see our journey over the last two years.
With your help we can accomplish our goals!
• Finalize look and feel of art assets.
• Complete in game menu and tower building interface.
• Complete final house/level configurations.
• Complete storyline, cutscenes and develop achievements for endless play.
• Complete unique creature specific AI (Artificial Intelligence).
• Prep for initial release on single platform (one of: Steam, Android or IOS).
In addition, we need the following to deliver a full game:
Software: Purchase software and tools to complete the project.
Survival: Paying the basic necessities and keeping the power on as we go into overdrive for the final stretch.
Polish: Fine-tuning the game for optimum quality and performance.
Pledge now to get your epic loot!
* All backers will receive an in-game pendant of the tier they contributed. *
New Born Pup - Name in game credits and a special place in our hearts :)
Under Dog - Early access to the game, opportunity to provide feedback + everything in previous tier.
Engineer - Game + digital Soundtrack + digital wall paper + everything in previous tiers.
Wisdom of Boy – Boy and Pup bottle opener “open bottles Boy and Pup style” + beta access + 1 ringtone + everything in previous tiers.
Leader of the Pack – Boy and His Pup T-Shirt + everything in previous tiers.
Companionship Pack – Boy and Pup welding mask + physical copy of soundtrack + another copy of the game + find your journal in the game with your picture and description + everything in previous tiers.
Ascended Pup – Boy and Pup custom dog collar + physical copy of art book + signed Boy and Pup T-Shirt + mobile package (3 ringtones + notification sounds) + everything in previous tiers.
Golden Mask – Golden Boy and Pup welding mask + help design an item for the game + everything in previous tiers.
True Wrench – Exclusive Boy and His Pup custom golden wrench signed by the team + everything in previous tiers.
Ascended Master – You or your company permanently advertised in the game. From in game billboards to various items found our displayed + everything in previous tiers.
All Seer - Your logo, custom animated and prominently displayed after the More Fire Games logo on game start up + everything in previous tiers.
With our lowest tier of a $3 donation, all the names of our backers will be added to the in game credits.
Backers $10 and up will get early access to alpha/beta builds and the ability to provide feedback to improve functionality and various game features.
We have a few different choices to choose from, we will add more before the campaign is over.
All images and characters for “Boy and His Pup” are originals created by More Fire Games. We will have both digital and printed copy posters and will be distributed accordingly as outline in the tiers description.
Boy’s weapon of choice and the ultimate prize “True Wrench”. We will have a very limited amount for those who support our highest tiers. Each wrench will be signed by the More Fire Games team members.
Risks and challenges
Our greatest challenge is finding the time and funding to expedite the development of the game.
Every effort including space needs, hardware and software acquisition, launch materials, etc. for have been supported out-of-pocket by the More Fire Games Team. The time for leveraging free trials is over and we need to purchase full versions of software and expand our capabilities to reach our 2014 goals.
More Fire Games is a small start-up gaming company where all of our members play multiple roles towards the success of the entire projects. We need your help to continue to grow.
We started with Java/AndEngine and later converted to ActionScript 3 (AS3) on top of CitrusEngine, DragonBones, Box2D and Starling frameworks. Using these powerful frameworks tied together with CitrusEngine we have developed our own game engine and development standards that give us a rock solid scalable architecture as well as a clear path to deployment on multiple platforms.
The lead programmer has been programming since childhood and has two decades of programming experience on both small and large scale technical projects.
The lead artist/animator has has over a decade in digital art and animation experience.
We have a strong team with diverse skills and experience: programming, animation, graphic design, sound engineering, marketing and project management.
The scope of this effort is well within reach and any changes or additions along the way are carefully planned and discussed for an efficient implementation. We have a clear line of sight to complete this game and need your help to secure the funding to support the time and resources needed to clear these last hurdles.
More Fire Games delivers and with your help you will see Boy and His Pup soon!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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