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€161
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, August 29 2019 5:17 PM UTC +00:00.

€161
pledged of €12,000pledged of €12,000 goal
14
backers
4days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, August 29 2019 5:17 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Randy's Camera will be launching on the following platforms:

  • Steam (Windows).
  • Mobile (Android).
  • DRM Free (Itch.io and Gamejolt).

The game also can be released for iPhone, Mac and Linux if the stretch goal is reached.

A Switch port will be possible if we can reach the $20,000 stretch goal in order to have the funds to find a publisher and make the respective port.

Randy's Camera is a game in which you use a camera to interact with the different elements of your environment to solve multiple kind of puzzles. 

The idea of the game is to make players feel the same as a photographer trying to take the perfect photo. Every time a photo is taken, the camera’s battery drains by a little, so players need to think very carefully about their next movement in order to make their way through the multiple levels. 

During the levels you will be able to find multiple collectibles, NPCs and maybe some secrets or easter eggs.

You can experience some of the gameplay by yourself by playing the demo.

Randy is an enthusiastic photographer who wants to show everyone that he is ready to become a professional. In order to do that, he gets involved in a journey through Bokehland to find the Golden Camera, a sacred camera, which according to what his grandfather told him, could turn anyone into a true professional photographer.

The story of the game is going to be presented through some small cutscenes illustrated by Gaby Yoyo (my girlfriend), who is a very talented artist and is currently helping me doing some promotional art for the game.

I had the idea to make Randy's camera many years ago, but I never had the opportunity to dedicate the time and effort necessary to finish it. Initially, it was going to be a project for college and it was basically a 2D photography simulator, it was very complex and also very boring for anyone who did not know about photography, so I adapted it to create a videogame that still had the essence of feeling like a photographer and also be fun for everyone.

Currently the development of the game is like 35% done, all the core systems are in place (movement, photography mechanics, dialogs, menus, overworld) and the game is already localized in English and Spanish languages.

These are some of the things left to do:

  • Improve and polish the existing game visuals.
  • Create the graphics and layouts of various of the levels.
  • Add additional mechanics (like the capacity to undo some moves).
  • Illustrate cutscenes.
  • API implementation of the different platforms (achievements, cloud saving).
  • Make the Level Editor (if the stretch goal is reached).
  • More music.
  • Develop the iPhone, Mac and Linux port (if the stretch goal is reached).
  • A lot of testing.

The planned release date for the game is Q2 2020. I'm very confident that I can deliver an awesome and polished game for that date with the required funds. 

Important note: If the Switch port goal is reached, it will be launched some time after the initial release.

I always wanted to make a game about photography because I love photography and video games since childhood, but that is not the only reason why I'm making this game.

I'm from Venezuela, and due to the political and financial situation of the country, I was forced to move to another place: Spain. This has been a hard journey, I left my family,  girlfriend and friends back in order to find some financial stability in another country to be able to help them. I have not managed to get a stable job, so I decided to invest some of my free time during the past 7 months in this project hoping to find some financial support to continue doing this game full time and be able to develop more games in the future.

I'm putting all my heart and soul into this game because for me is not only a game, is the start of a new future for me, my family and my girlfriend. I love to make games since I was a little boy, so in addition to helping my family, this could also be an opportunity to fulfill my dream of becoming a game developer.

  •  DIGITAL COPY OF THE GAME

Once the game is completed, you'll get a copy of the full game in the platform of your desire.

  • BECOME A NPC IN THE GAME

Be in the game as a NPC. You can also have a custom message of your liking. (It needs to be previously approved by me).

  • DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION OF YOU WITH RANDY 

A custom digital portrait illustration of YOU with Randy made by Gaby Yoyo.

  • BECOME A PLAYABLE CHARACTER IN THE GAME

Play as yourself in the game and help Randy in his journey through Bokehland!

 Me and Gaby Yoyo as we appear in the game.

  •  40% of the amount of the campaign goes toward paying bills, food and basic expenses to be able to dedicate myself full time on the project in order to deliver the game in the expected time.
  •  31% goes to taxes: 5% to Kickstarter, another 5% to Amazon Payments and 21% to Spanish taxes.
  •  15% is dedicated to paid all the publishing fees and legal procedures that I need to go through in order to publish the game.
  •  10% for paying a music composer to make more music for the game.
  •  4% to cover the time I need to invest in the rewards.

As I said before, I'm a graphic designer, so I can do all the graphics of the game by myself. Also, my girlfriend is helping me with some illustrations required for diverse things. The sounds are either recorded by myself or made upon paid sound packs from different online stores.

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Risks and challenges

The main risk of a puzzle game is that the puzzles may lack some logic or become boring, so I will be doing my best to deliver a fun and challenging game.

Making a videogame is a difficult and complex task (I know it firsthand) and this is my first commercial game, so I may underestimate the time and budget this process will take and this could cause a delay of the release date of the game.

I'm going to be posting updates on my social networks to keep every backer informed about the progress of the project.

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