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Robot Champions

Local and Online physics fighting - choose your robot, enter the arena then bash, smash, rip and flip your enemies into oblivion!

Robot Champions

Local and Online physics fighting - choose your robot, enter the arena then bash, smash, rip and flip your enemies into oblivion!

£23,201
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595
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6days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, September 24 2019 10:45 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Get Ready to Battle Bots in an epic Robot War...

In the year 2064 robot combat has become the ultimate sport; Roboteers from across the planet build fierce fighters to battle in hazard packed arenas for gears and glory! 

You're invited to the greatest show on Earth - get ready to bash, smash, rip and flip your opponents into oblivion... It's ROBOT CHAMPIONS! 

For years we've waited to play an engaging and hard hitting robot combat game. Unfortunately no one's ever made one! There have been some decent attempts but lets be honest; these games are old, rusted and ready for the scrapheap. 

So we're making Robot Champions - a modern local & online arena fighter for 1 - 6 players.

RC is the first game to take an arcade focused approach to the robot combat genre. Gameplay is entirely physics driven, ensuring that players feel every strike as pieces of their robot are sheared off in fast and frenetic matches. Every aspect of RC has been designed with responsive and impactful gameplay in mind to ensure you enjoy combat from round one. 

Choose From a Dozen Battling Bots

While our robots come in all shapes and sizes they've all been built to be champions, no losers allowed! Getting into combat is simple: Select your robot, apply perks to modify performance, go crazy with customization and you're ready to fight. 

Select from a growing list of Flippers, Spinners, Hammers, Grabbers and more! 

Enter out of this world Arenas

No more freezing warehouses, we're taking the Robot War global! Competing in Robot Champions will take you from Cairo and Tokyo all the way to the edge of the Galaxy. Every arena is packed with hard hitting hazards to guarantee every fight is explosive. 

Hit the buttons to powerup hazards... if you dare! 

Control the Robot Rumble

Maintaining first place during a match is always a challenge, but in the menus you'll reign supreme. Want to play a Free For All with three humans, two medium difficulty AI, locked walls and extra fast Dropdown? You're in luck because our settings get super specific. 

Everything is configurable so your party gets the fight of their lives!  

Dress to DESTROY

Grinding your enemies into metallic dust is great, but how are you going to do that when you look like everyone else? Fear not, because RC comes with a range of unlocks that will give you awesome skins, antennas, hats, power-core explosions and more. 

Winning isn't enough, dress like a Champion! 

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Robot Champions is playable as an online pre-alpha demo on Steam right now. While we're currently focusing on PC, Prospect Games is fully equipped to develop games on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch. We're working towards releasing on as many platforms as possible and with a successful Kickstarter we can reach them even faster.

We've built every fighter in Robot Champions to fit a tried and tested design philosophy. The weapons and functionality of each robot are immediately obvious to players, they can drive either inverted or self-right using their weapons and most importantly - they're all Champions!


Reality comes with harsh financial limits...that's why videogames are so great! We took the standard combat arena and dialed it up to 11 with giant hammers, ferocious flippers and placed them in locales across (and sometimes off) the world! With a successful Kickstarter we can go even crazier with arena designs, locations and hazards.

Sure these maps look awesome but how do they sound? Awesome as well! Thanks to our excellent sound designer George Lloyd-Burman we're packing RC with super hot songs, give our Pre-Alpha tracks a listen: 

RC comes with a range of premium robots so that you can enter the action right away. However tweaking and tuning is an essential part of robot combat: enter Perks. These special upgrades add an extra level of strategy to fights, with thousands of combinations there's so many styles of play to choose from. 


The base version of Robot Champions is going to be packed with arenas, robots and modes. But we're big dreamers and have a grand vision for RC. We've already been prototyping ambitious upgrades and one day hope to add features like these:


Stretch goals will be revealed once we hit our base goal :) 

Stampede Figurine

This full colour, limited edition figurine is the ultimate RC fan! We're only making 100 of these so make sure you grab them before they are gone! 

How to claim an add-on:

  • After making a plege, press the "Manage your pledge" button on the top of this page.
  • Add your addon amount on top of the tier you chose in the "Pledge amount" (£80 / $98)
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  • Send us a message confirming you want the add-on
  • Once the campaign ends we will request information for delivery 

FAQ 

Why take Robot Champions to Kickstarter?  

Prospect has self-funded projects and worked with publishers on previous titles. Initially we developed Robot Champions in a business partnership but unfortunately that didn't work out, leaving us with a solid pre-Alpha but not enough funding to finish development. We believe that having financial and creative control over Robot Champions is the best way to complete PC development so that we can progress to consoles and expand the content and features. 

By pledging to our campaign you help us maintain control and ensure we remain focused on bringing the RC vision to life. 

Which platforms are you releasing on and when? 

Robot Champions is playable for free as an online pre-alpha demo on Steam right now. We're aiming to launch a paid version on Early Access in 2019 followed by a full PC release by mid 2020. We are fully setup for development on all major consoles (See Unbox: Newbie's Adventure below) and fully intend to bring RC to as many platforms as possible over the next 24 months. 

We're committed to every gamer being able to experience the greatest robot combat game of all time. 

Founded in 2013, Prospect has developed games and interactive products across PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch and mobiles. Shortly after graduating from University, Prospect CEO Andrew Bennison realized he sucked at making games! To change that he setup the modding team Prospect Games and started making an ambitious total conversion of Left 4 Dead 2. That didn't work out, but he did learn a thing or two along the way and in 2013 turned Prospect into a proper company.  

From there Prospect evolved from a mobile developer into a company that focuses on PC and console development. After experimenting on a range of prototypes Prospect found it's calling - over the top and explosive games about silly subjects! 

www.unboxgame.com
www.unboxgame.com

Unbox:  Newbie's Adventure is a 90s style 3D platformer about the ultimate  postal service, self-delivering cardboard boxes! Explore giant  worlds full of challenges, collectibles and boxy boss battles! 

Prepare to dig for precious gems on the hostile surface of Terra; the landscape is dangerous but what lurks beneath is even worse… Grab as much as you can before you’re eaten by the TERRAWURM!

So what's it like working at Prospect? It's (usually!) pretty fun: 

 If you want to track our progress during the Kickstarter campaign, ask us questions or even send a word of support (which we always appreciate!) then hit up the links below:

Discord - Twitter - Facebook - Youtube 

Risks and challenges

Making multiplayer experiences is always a challenge and Robot Champions is our first venture into online gameplay. We've already been through numerous reworkings of major systems to get RC to this stage and we're positive there will be more tough challenges to come.

Fortunately Prospect has been making games for nearly 10 years and we've experienced just about everything you could imagine, good and bad. During Unbox: Newbie's Adventure we grew our team from 3 - 9 and made a massive open world platformer in 1.5 years, releasing it on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch with physical copies for the latter two. This process taught us much about proper planning, optimization, feedback channels and more.

We've been dreaming of RC for over 4 years and developing for nearly 2. That's given us plenty of time to concept, prototype, build and test every aspect of our design. The current Steam demo proves we're capable of building an online game and our community is helping us find and fix bugs at a rapid pace.

Crowdfunding requires honesty and trust and that's something we take very seriously. We are open with players about the status of development by posting regular updates, answering daily questions and playing online with the community.

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    1 digital copy of Robot Champions for Steam. This covers both Early Access and the full PC release.

    Additionally, become immortalized in the credits as a backer of the greatest robot combat game ever made.

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    Roboteer

    Who needs The Art of War when you can read the Robot Champions fighters booklet! Learn all about the robots, their builders, tactics and more; Become the roboteer you were born to be.

    Make sure you look the part when kicking ass with exclusive Backer Skins and Antennas plus a nifty in-game badge to show you pledged!

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    You've waited years for an amazing robot combat game and now you're going to make sure RC is brought to life.

    Elite Backers get their own section in the credits, super cool cosmetics and an in-game badge that shows you supported us when we needed it most.

    Best of all you get to choose a name that will be used for the AI controlled robots.
    Please note: "SANDRA" is already taken!

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    You're not here to play around... wait you actually are!

    With the Steam Supporter Pack you'll get exclusive content for life along with an in-game supporter badge to show why you look cooler than everyone else.

    You'll also get a behind the scenes look at RC with the Making Of Booklet. We recommend reading it while listening to the Soundtrack for added affect!

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    Elite Backers get their own section in the credits, super cool cosmetics and an in-game badge that shows you supported us when we needed it most.

    Best of all you get to choose a name that will be used for the AI controlled robots.
    Please note: "SANDRA" is already taken!

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    Antenna Analyst

    See that wobbly thing on top of all the robots? You can design one! Collaborate with Prospect to make an awesome antenna that will be added to Robot Champions.

    You also get a Unique Skin for the Antenna and an In-game Collab Badge to show how awesome you are!

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    Ensure a robot of your choosing gets to look an incredibly specific way. Collaborate with the Prospect team to design a robot skin that will be free for all RC players.

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    This tier is only for those who are just as determined as us to see RC completed!

    We could never thank you enough for contributing this amount, but we can give you a very special thanks in the credits, the ultra-rare In-Game RC Badge (for staff and special folk only) and finally we'll design a Corporation Logo that will appear throughout RC.

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    *Get 60% off Master of Robots - available for 1 day only!*

    You've waited years for an amazing robot combat game and now you're going to make sure RC is brought to life.

    Elite Backers get their own section in the credits, super cool cosmetics and an in-game badge that shows you supported us when we needed it most.

    Best of all you get to choose a name that will be used for the AI controlled robots.
    Please note: "SANDRA" is already taken!

    p.s for supporting us on launch day you'll also get a unique thank-you video from our lead dev Andrew :D

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    Master of Bots - Insomnia Special

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    You've waited years for an amazing robot combat game and now you're going to make sure RC is brought to life.

    Elite Backers get their own section in the credits, super cool cosmetics and an in-game badge that shows you supported us when we needed it most.

    Best of all you get to choose a name that will be used for the AI controlled robots.
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    Includes:
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    Arena Architect

    We've already done crazy things with the existing arenas in RC - help us take the madness to the next level.

    Collaborate with Prospect to design an arena, just don't ask us to do a battle Royale sized map! We'll also include your signature / logo in the arena so that everyone knows who's boss.

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    Bot Builder

    Building robots IRL has never been easier but for most of us, making the robot of our dreams would break the bank.

    We've got your back, collaborate with Prospect design a robot

    You will also get to design and use a unique skin for this robot to show the world how awesome you are.

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