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Last updated March 21, 2015

Boss Wave

Boss Wave is a fast-paced arena shooter with massive bosses and big guns where everything is synchronized to a high-energy soundtrack.

Boss Wave

Boss Wave is a fast-paced arena shooter with massive bosses and big guns where everything is synchronized to a high-energy soundtrack.

$472
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
18
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, March 21 2015 8:53 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated March 21, 2015

About

Boss Wave is a fast-paced arena shooter being developed by two guys where everything is synchronized to a high-energy soundtrack. Each level starts with you fighting enemies in an arena. Part-way through the level, the Boss Wave starts. This section transitions the game into an infinite runner with a massive robot boss chasing you. If you don't destroy it before time runs out, it's game over.

Key Features:

  • For PC/Mac/Linux
  • Beautiful, handcrafted pixel art
  • An epic, retro-inspired soundtrack
  • 10 action-packed levels, each with a massive boss fight
  • 40+ unique enemies
  • 30+ insane guns
  • More stuff we haven't even thought of yet!

The Hero

 

You play as Nomad, a lone bounty hunter on a mission to destroy robots. Not much is known about his motives, but it is assumed he just loves to blow stuff up.

The Bosses

These titans are the star of the show! At the end of each level, the game will transition into an infinite scrolling sequence with the boss chasing you. Their attacks are all synchronized to the music, so listening is key to predicting their attacks.

The Enemies

Enemies in Boss Wave range from simple punching and shooting robots to towering mechs with a wide range of attacks. These robots are relentless and will constantly be converging on your position, so moving fast is key!

The Guns

This is the fun stuff right here. Boss Wave features a gigantic arsenal of over 30 hi-tech guns. These range from an energy rifle, to an auto-homing laser, to the Void Cannon, a gun that shoots freakin' black holes (watch out though, it can kill you too)!

The Music

No adrenaline-fueled robot carnage-fest would be complete without an intense soundtrack! Every level and song are crafted to work together to produce an engaging experience. The retro-inspired electronic music will keep tensions high.

Our OST is being composed by the unique artist "Harbinger." While none of the music aside from that in the trailer is ready for prime time, here is a look at some of his existing tracks so you know what to expect!

The Team

 Ryan is the brains behind Boss Wave. This game is the child of his imagination and has gone though many iterations before he even wrote the first line of code.

Igor is a master of simplistic but striking pixel art. His unique visual style is the backbone of the atmosphere of Boss Wave. Click here to check out his public gallery of his work!

Why We Need YOU

Boss wave is still early in development. Many of the core elements have been implemented, but there is still much that needs to be done! As of this point, we only have the art for the first level complete. We have many awesome plans for the rest of the game, but we need your help to make it a reality.

A large part of the funds will go towards paying our artist to craft the rest of the levels, bosses, enemies, and guns. We want to create as much unique content as possible, and that can only be achieved with your support.

Another chunk of the funding will be used to compose the rest of the OST. We have the first level theme complete with more in progress, and we will be releasing sneak peeks of new songs as they are completed.

Risks and challenges

We are a small team of two guys. With a project of this size, not everything is going to always go according to plan. We are trying our absolute hardest to deliver the best possible game, but are being careful not to overwhelm ourselves. We have an expected release time-frame of early 2016, but we will not ship an incomplete product. Delays are definitely a possibility, but we have done our best to estimate a reasonable development time.

If you have any concerns or questions, do not hesitate to contact us, as we are happy to quickly respond to any messages!

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