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About

What happens when "A Boy and His Blob" and "Angry Birds" have a baby? A star is born... and it's called Star Saver.

Star Saver is a fast-paced and charming indie game full of colorful worlds and starring two adorable characters, Squidly and Sir Squishy, out to save the Stars from the Greedy Kings of the Feed Me Galaxy.

Squidly and Sir Squishy are stuck together and must work as a team to battle enemies and solve puzzles scattered across the planets.

How we plan to make the game:

Our team of two (Casey Gatti & Benjamin Cole) are passionate about making video games and have already been working on Star Saver for around 5 months. We've been programming, designing the gameplay, creating artwork and animating characters. It's been a fun and challenging journey as we've brought the game through an evolution of versions and shaped it into what it is today.

We are using a game development tool called Torque to help us release the game across many platforms (iPhone, iPad, Mac, and PC). We also thought it would be fun to mention that there are a couple open-source tools that we have used throughout various parts of development that have been highly beneficial to work with. Here's a small listing of them: Chipmunk Physics, Box 2D, Pencil, Tiled.

So, what will your donation be used for?

As we've reached different milestones in Star Saver's development, we are now at the point where we see opportunities that would help the project reach completion. Your financial support will help us attain the following in order to successfully finish Star Saver:

  • Buy new hardware for development and testing
  • Buy software licenses 
  • Get additional code development support
  • Get additional art support

Rewards for helping us out:

On the right-side of this page is a full listing of the rewards that we offer for the various levels of support that you'd be able to contribute. At the $100 range and above you'll receive hand-crafted works of art. We plan on making fun "behind the scenes" videos when creating the animation cels and sculpted figurines showing the actual process from start to finish.

We need your feedback!!!

We want to make this game loads of fun. Throughout development we've seen that sharing the game with other gamers and gathering feedback has been incredibly important to us. If you pledge a certain amount of financial support, you'll get access to downloadable beta versions. We'd love your feedback! You'll seriously help "shape" the game.

In addition, there happens to be an awesome privately-owned video game store nearby us called Digital Press (located in Clifton, NJ) that we frequently visit to capture feedback. We tend to go there during their monthly NAVA events (held on the last Saturday of each month). If you live in PA, NJ, NY, or CT, we hope to see you there and get your feedback. (Follow our project's updates for upcoming dates.)

Wow, you're still reading this?

Awesome! Thanks so much for taking your time to check out our project. Have a truly wonderful day!

P.S.: If you enjoy supporting indie game projects, please share this project with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or any other tool that you enjoy using! Social sharing is the key way we'll be able to make our goal.

Take care! And as always, YOU ROCK!

- Casey & Ben

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    A copy of the game for PC and Mac (50% off retail price), digital poster and your name is added to a special thank you page on the PxlPlz web site.

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    Thank you postcard, special thanks in game credits, copy of the game for iPhone and iPad upon release + EVERYTHING prior

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    Special thanks in game credits "with your own custom title", vinyl sticker supporting indie game development, copies of game for all platforms upon release (iPhone, iPad, Mac and Windows) + EVERYTHING prior

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    Limited-run hand painted animation cel of Squidly and Sir Squishy (framed) + EVERYTHING prior

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    Limited-run hand-made figurine that includes Squidly and Sir Squishy + EVERYTHING prior

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    You get to name a stage and we'll build it inspired from the name, your photo/image next to your name in the game credits (send us a jpg), a clickable link to your own web site under your name/title in the game credits (children-safe sites only) + EVERYTHING prior

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Funding period

- (45 days)