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Noble EmpireBy Noble Empire
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Noble EmpireBy Noble Empire
First created
$4,246
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104
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, April 26 2013 3:35 PM UTC +00:00

About

Learn how an aircraft, an automobile, or a tank works. Take apart a Soviet gunship all by yourself. Get inside a Delorean time machine and take out that Flux Capacitor!

In a nutshell

What is Ultimate Disassembly?
Ever read a How Stuff Works article? Ultimate Disassembly shows you exactly how stuff works, inside and out, in real-time; and lets you break a mechanism apart down to its smallest components: manually, step by step, learning what goes after what by heart. It has an Operation mode with X-ray vision and time dilation, and a Game mode that lets you set personal disassembly/assembly time records and beat global high scores.

The models themselves are of various civilian and military aircraft and land vehicles: from vintage racing cars and WWII fighters to modern APCs, main battle tanks and jets. The choice of models is based on their real-world popularity and historical significance, the influence of their design, and on interaction with our users through forums, polls and votes.

Who we are?
We are the indie development team behind a successful disassembly application. Over three years it was downloaded over 3 000 000 times, and sold millions of content updates. We started with a PC version and went on to implement mobile devices support and develop a browser-based version.

It means that…

  • we know how to make a game about disassembling stuff, and make it interesting;
  • we have years of experience coding, modelling, scripting, fixing and updating such a game;
  • we already have an engine and a development kit, and ported it to multiple platforms;
  • the system for distribution, user support and updates is already in place.

What’s the money for?

Until now, we took a step-by-step approach, gradually adding features, making our models more detailed and polishing the engine. But now we want to take our idea to a new level. And moving on to larger mechanisms, like aircraft and cars, is quite a leap for us.

Time machine automobile 3D model
Time machine automobile 3D model
Humvee
Humvee
WWII carrier-capable aircraft
WWII carrier-capable aircraft
Russian helicopter
Russian helicopter

The 3D models themselves are being made as you read this, but there is a huge chunk of work we still need to do — creating animation, texturing and integration of the new super-detailed models into our engines.

To complete this ambitious project and release the finished product, we will have to expand our team, develop a whole new bunch of very highly detailed models quickly, develop new features to increase interactivity, and basically put out a whole new commercial product next to our previous ones, without losing our independency and ceasing support for our existing apps.

This is where Kickstarter comes in. Our background and the amount of work already done has let us set a relatively low funding goal — and at the same time provide a list of exciting stretch goals.

What do I get for funding you?

Most low-level pledges are basically purchases (only with bonuses and other goodies). They grant you either a fixed bundle of models or an unlimited Lifetime Access to ALL of the future model releases — at about half the expected price. Our ability to supply these purchases and ensure user support is guaranteed by 3 years of serving our customers — we only need help in developing the goods. Also, you will become a member of our community, which has direct influence on the choice of future models and new features.

You can read further to find out about what Ultimate Disassembly will be like, what our goals and stretch goals are, what’s already finished, what are the rewards and more. Or you can jump right in and try our browser Hot Rod tech demo, or download standalone Car Disassembly and Body Disassembly applications to get a taste of what’s to come.

Custom Hot Rod Disassembly in browser
Custom Hot Rod Disassembly in browser

How it works

Intro
For starters, why it works, or why should it? Well, we all know that children break apart their toys. From the grownup’s perspective, it perfectly OK to just use the damn thing. But a kid needs to know what’s inside. What’s making a toy car roll and whir? How do the teddy bear guts look? Are there little people inside a TV or a record player? (Yes, you shouldn’t allow kids to put their hands into electrical equipment, but haven’t you done it yourself?)

When kids grow up, they learn to love the surface of the thing, its aesthetics and functionality: a sports car, a mighty tank or a fighter jet, a spaceship or a robot. But for some, the urge to look inside never goes away. Some of them become engineers and design cool things, some don’t. But if you want to know what’s inside those cool things, you have the urge; we know we do.

The Problem

Unfortunately, most of the coolest feats of engineering are out of our reach. They’re too expensive, specialized or even dangerous. That’s where computers came in handy: in a game, you can take an F-22 for a ride, accessorize your uber-Gauss rifle, crash a Veyron repeatedly or fight the Battle of Atlantic inside a Spitfire cockpit. But these things are just polygon surfaces; ironically (and a little disturbingly), the only thing you can really disassemble in videogames, with any level of realism, is the human body.

The Solution
Make a computer application that lets you see inside an operating mechanism, reveal layers of moving parts, slow down time, pan and zoom to your heart’s content. Also, you can swap interchangeable parts and decorations, cycle through custom paint schemes, operate lights, weapons, doors, hatches etc. That’s the Operation mode.

Then you can take the thing apart in Disassembly mode. Parts are removed in a completely realistic order: you can do whatever you like, but you can’t take out an engine block without first disconnecting the fuel lines, exhaust manifold and electrical system, for example. You can use your wits to guess which part is next and memorize it; watch the Demo to see how it’s done; or use the convenient hint system. Inversely, Assembly mode presents you with a bunch of parts that must be put together in the right order.

The combination of Operation, Disassembly and Assembly is a surprisingly efficient tool to really understand the function of each part and the manner in which they interact.

Then there’s the Game mode where you can time your disassembly and assembly just for kicks (though it makes you memorize the functions of the mechanisms and the hierarchy of parts even better).

There’s also a High Scores table for Game mode results, both personal and global (the ability to filter results by platform or a time period is supported now only for browser version of engine).

Supported platforms

Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Unity 3D

What's already done:

  • 90% of the work on the engine and game mechanics are completed;
  • all of the models listed in Goals are in different stages of completion;
  • we test and improve all the aspects of the application constantly, both internally and with the help of our fanbase; including the continued feedback on working iterations of the X Disassembly (Car Disassembly 3D, Bike Disassembly 3D, and Body Disassembly 3D).

The Goals

This Kickstarter campaign is aimed at completing the following tasks by the beginning of 2014:

  • finishing four highly detailed, blueprint-accurate aircraft and car models;
  • creating parts and operation animations;

·creating and applying textures, creating sound design and artwork;

  • integrating models into application and testing;

rolling out the first models pack for downloading

Stretch Goals

$40 000 +
P-51 Mustang, US fighter,WWII; Willys MB, US jeep, WWII

(this content pack may require additional 6 months for development)
(this content pack may require additional 6 months for development)

$50 000+
Bell UH-1 US helicopter, Vietnam era; Supremarine Spitfire, UK fighter, WWII

(this content pack may require additional 6 months for development)
(this content pack may require additional 6 months for development)

$60 000 +

Messerschmitt Bf 109, German fighter, WWII; MiG-15, USSR jet fighter, Cold War

(this content pack may require additional 6 months for development)
(this content pack may require additional 6 months for development)

Existing Non-Gun Models

There are 3 car models, one bike and 6 skeleton models availableWe already have done 3 car models, 1 bike model and 6 skeletons

Custom Hot Rod
Custom Hot Rod
AC Cobra sport car
AC Cobra sport car
Lotus Seven sport car
Lotus Seven sport car
Captain America bike
Captain America bike
Sceletons
Sceletons

Download current applications to check out how detailed and accurate released models are:

Car Disassembly 3D
Car Disassembly 3D

Click on the platform to download PC Mac iOS Android

Bike Disassembly 3D
Bike Disassembly 3D

Click on the platform to download PC Mac iOS Android

Body Disassembly 3D
Body Disassembly 3D

Click on the platform to download PC Mac iOS Android

Rewards

Digial rewards 

$5 pledge: Basic Member - application with four downloadable models unlocked (all platforms supported).

$8 pledge: Disassembly Buff - Four-model bundle + rendered art pack (2 HD wallpaper screens per model).

$25 pledge: Disassembly Enthusiast - Lifetime Access One bundle for a single category of choice (cars or helicopters or aircraft). Lifetime Access grants you access to all existing models and all models that will be released in the future.

$35 pledge: Disassembly Master - Lifetime Access One bundle for a category of choice + rendered art pack (2 HD wallpaper screens per model) + early access to models before release; if you participate in testing, your name appears in the credits.

$50 pledge: Senior Engineer - Lifetime Access bundle for ALL model categories (cars and helicopters and aircraft).

$75 pledge: Lead Engineer - all the rewards of Senior Engineer + rendered art pack (2 HD wallpapers per model) + early access to models before release; if you participate in testing, your name appears in the credits.

Physical rewards

$100 pledge: Chief Engineer - like Lead Engineer + 2 bumper stickers

$250 pledge: Bachelor - all the rewards of Chief Engineer + Noble Empire branded USB flash drive with all the models on it.

$500 pledge: Professor - all the rewards of Bachelor + Noble Empire branded T-shirt*

CREATOR BUNDLES!

$1000 pledge: we create and releaseany model of your choice with up to 100 parts** + Lifetime Access for all categories (5 available)

$2000 pledge: you choose any model up to 200 parts - we create * (3 available)

$3000 pledge: we create and releaseany model of your choice with up to 300 parts** (2 available)

$5000 pledge: we create and releaseany model of your choice with up to 500 parts** (1 available)

Bumper stickers
Bumper stickers
T-Shirts *
T-Shirts *

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* - model will be created if there is enough materials for 3D model creation and it doesn't violate laws.
* - design of the T-shirts can be modified

Risks and challenges

There is no need for extensive rework of our engine to release Ultimate models, so the investment risks are minimal. The work on everything that we promise is well underway, so we can realistically predict our schedule and stick to it. If anything, the goals completion may take less time rather then more. The project depends a lot on your support, but we are determined to get it done no matter what. As always on Kickstarter, every investor gets a full refund if the funding goal is not reached.

You can always monitor our activity at http://noble-empire.com. We will also post regular updates for our investors on our Kickstarter page.

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Funding period

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