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A hero-themed action-puzzler with a super-powered twist and a resounding promise: Heroes Never Lose!
A hero-themed action-puzzler with a super-powered twist and a resounding promise: Heroes Never Lose!
282 backers pledged CA$ 13,333 to help bring this project to life.

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WE DID IT! FUNDED! Wii U! Steam!  Linux! Mac!

And it's all thanks to you! Every one of you is a true Hero! We couldn't have done it without you! Professor Puzzler will Pull off his Perplexing Ploy!

Please keep in mind that stretch goals will not delay the game's launch date! Instead, we plan on launching the base game on time regardless of the stretch goal level reached, and then add the content and features from the stretch goals as free updates a short time later!

Heroes Never Lose: Professor Puzzler's Perplexing Ploy is a hero themed action-puzzle game with a super-powered twist! Players go head to head lining up blocks into combos or chains and initiate their character's super attacks to bury their opponent in blocks.

The gameplay is reminiscent of other action-puzzlers such as Puyo Puyo, Dr. Mario, and Puzzle Fighter. However, the choice of characters affects the strategies and gameplay significantly as characters charge up their super bars to unleash unique and devastating attacks on their opponents, such as:

A Blizzard that freezes the blocks on the opponent's screen, causing them to lock to the grid and become a real nuisance!

... or an inferno that sets some blocks on fire, watch out or the fire will spread out of control!

The game also features an Online Multiplayer mode for the Steam and Wii U versions, a unique fusion of a PixelArt style with modern hi-rez effects, a kicking soundtrack, and much more!

We are video game industry professionals who've had a deep-seated passion for all things games and comics since our formative years!

We make games for a living, but we also make games and draw comics for fun in our spare time! We simply want to share our creations with the world!

We're huge fans of the action puzzler genre and have spent countless hours playing them with each other, our other friends, and our family. In our opinion, there hasn't been a good addition to the genre in years, and so we've set out to make our own. 

Now that we have a choice of more than one platform, fancy an extra copy of the game? Or maybe you just want some giftable copies for your friends? Well we have just the add-on for you! 

During checkout, simply add 10$ to the value of whatever tier you want manually to your total pledge. You can do this as many times as you'd like! If you've already backed us, go to "Manage Pledge" and add the appropriate amount to your total all while keeping your original pledge tier the same. After the Kickstarter is over, we will send out a survey to determine which platform(s) you want!

The game is very far along code and design-wise. Mostly, we need to pay our artists to produce more beautiful pixelArt goodness in the form of characters and stage art! The full pledge breakdown is below:

Some tracks from the Heroes Never Lose: Professor Puzzler's Perplexing Ploy OST included as a reward in both a digital and physical format:

Wanderflux's Hands in the Air

Malcolm Clay's Heroes Never Lose:

Karim Azar's Nightlife:

We've created a whole world for Heroes Never Lose and want nothing more than to share it with all of you! But that’s not possible until we make Professor Puzzler's Perplexing Ploy reach its full potential!

                                                                                                                                                        

Risks and challenges

We are confident that the game will be completed and released as we are all industry veterans that have a combined total of over 30 years of experience and 20 titles released under our collective, gadget-laden belts.

The game is very far along code-wise and gamedesign-wise. All of the major gameplay mechanics are coded and are working as expected! We have designs for the supers and specials of the remaining characters. We can even play online, although we don't yet have a working lobby system. We really are pretty far along, the game mostly just needs art and some polish, and with enough support, we can take it to the next level.

That said, we don't have a full-fledged team of testers, so the game might be initially released with a few quirks and bugs needing to be ironed out. We will, however, deal with any issues as they come to our attention! This is our baby and we want it to be the best it can be!

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $9

    ROOKIE:
    A DRM-free digital copy of Heroes Never Lose: Professor Puzzler's Perplexing Ploy + a digital copy of the game's instruction manual.

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    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About $18

    BEAT COP:
    All of the above + beta access + a digital copy of the soundtrack.

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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About $23

    OFFICER OF THE LAW - EARLY BIRD!: All of the above + an additional copy of the game to share with a friend + a digital art book + 5 backer-exclusive digital wallpapers in an assortment of sizes + printable coloring pages "for your children" + your name in the credits alongside fellow Officers of the Law!

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    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About $28

    OFFICER OF THE LAW:
    All of the above + an additional copy of the game to share with a friend + a digital artbook + 5 backer-exclusive digital wallpapers in an assortment of sizes + printable coloring pages "for your children" + your name in the credits alongside fellow Officers of the Law!

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $46

    CHIEF OF POLICE: All of the above + choose the street name in the Bank Robbery stage! (see rewards section for details) + set of all 10 kickstarter-exclusive character bookmarks + a set of all 10 kickstarter-exclusive character stickers + both official 11x17 posters + your name in the credits alongside fellow Chiefs of Police!

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    Pledge CA$ 65 or more About $60

    PURVEYOR OF JUSTICE: All of the above + a physical copy of the Original Sound Track + a physical copy of the art book + your name in the credits alongside fellow Purveyors of Justice!

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $92

    MASKED VIGILANTE:
    All of the above + physical copy of the Heroes Never Lose: Professor Puzzler's Perplexing Ploy game DVD + Case + instruction manual + kickstarter-exclusive T-Shirt + your name in the credits alongside fellow Masked Vigilantes!

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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $230

    SWINGING SIDEKICK:
    All of the above + a full-color profile picture + bio of a hero or villain of your creation (or simply just you or someone you know) that would be included in the "Denizens of Megalopolis" section of the game as well as in the instruction manual and Art Book! In addition, you'll be credited in game as a Character Designer!

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $459

    FULL-FLEDGED HERO:
    All of the above + a hero or villain of your creation (or simply just you or someone you know) incorporated into the background of a stage in the game in full Pixel-Art glory! In addition, you'll be credited in game as a Character Designer!

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    Pledge CA$ 2,000 or more About $1,837

    CAPTAIN AWESOME:
    All of the above + a hero or villain of your design/creation (or simply just you or someone you know) incorporated as a playable character in the game and you'll be credited in game as a Character Designer!

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