About this project
Holobunnies is a challenging and rewarding side-scrolling adventure game that happens across every corner of the universe. You play as one of the Holobunnies, which are hologram brothers and sisters bunnies, living together aboard their very own starship. Explore planets, fight with vile and weird creatures, mighty and not-so-mighty bosses, meet with special and peculiar people, collect treasures and collectibles and ultimately; find a new home for you and your hologram buddies. Share the fun of exploration and fighting with a friend (or foe?) in coop mode.
Holobunnies is set to release in Q1 2016 on PC, Mac and Linux.
The Holobunnies are still recovering from their adventures in the Pandemonium, in which they saved their sister Avril and retrieved the eyes of the machetes, their weird pets. On a cold night, after working all day to rebuild their starship, the Holobunnies gather around a cozy campfire to enjoy some time together. Mephisto is enjoying some milk bottles, Avril is petting some cute ginariums, Roméo is rocking some Primus on his bass and Danielle is showing Leenox some magic tricks.
Unfortunately for them, something has to stop the party. Something really big and hot and erected and filled with lava; a volcano! This is where the adventure starts; and after leaving aboard your starship, you'll start exploring the universe to discover a new planet to call home.
Travel time and space in search of a new planet to call your home; You'll freely travel space aboard your starship, across multiple planets, dwarf planets and asteroids in search of a nice and safe place to live with your family. The universe is immense, boundless and host both abomination and happiness.
- Planets feature a world map, granting you access to different part of the planet without having to start from the beginning each time you visit one.
- Dwarf planets are event planets, featuring battles, escape missions, treasure hunts, etc.
- Asteroids are procedural levels flying through the universe, sometime with undiscovered treasures to find, sometimes with dormant evil to vanquish.
Action platforming; you'll need some equipment if you want to travel all those planets, notably your favorite jet-pack to reach high grounds or defeat falling damage. Each of the Holobunnies also have their own ranged weapon; Magical Wand, Carrot Shooter and even a Bass Guitar.
Groovy, eerie and heavy soundtrack, composed and actually played and recorded by us!
Original "voice acting"; every playable character is originally voiced, expressing themselves in a range of emotions throughout the game. When killing monsters, they will sometime drop their souls. By collecting these souls, you can absorb the life out of them, to give you and your family the ability to feel more emotions. You'll be able to express those emotions with your voice, and access different places and items depending on which emotion you use!
Watch Danielle's lovely voice actress Lauriane Garneau doing some weird things in one of the voice sessions:
Discover golden carrots and other collectibles such as creatures' souls for your emotions, or door scraps scattered across the galaxy that needs to be collected to build a strange door... Extract the power from the golden carrots to upgrade your starship, equipement and appearance!
Avril the catcher: there is a fifth playable character named Avril, with who you can digitalize monsters with. You'll then be able to make those creatures fight in with other creatures some other people may have caught!
Weapon: Homemade magical wand
Ability: Life stealing
" Hi people! My name is Danielle the witch. I've been dreaming of being a witch for as long as I can remember, and here I am, capable of wonders like shooting magic balls and stealing life of other living creatures. Yeaahhh I know it's not that exciting, but it's a start! I even made my magic wand myself with a Torzoi bone and a Mexploom eye. They're easy-to-find goods but I wish I could find more unique material to upgrade it... Oh also I love blood-flavored candies! "
Weapon: Bass guitar
Ability: Shield HP
"My name is Roméo. Not to be confused with Leenox, Mephisto, Avril or Danielle, my name is Roméo. It's always been."
Ability: Powerful ammo
"Hello yes this is Leenox. In my life, I accomplished lots of interesting things, like creating bullets out of carrots, I recorded an album with Roméo and designed most of our starship. I'm currently looking forward to learn the most things I can, and enjoy life with my family."
Weapon: Shuriken carambolas
Ability: Walks faster
"I'm so glad Avril is back home. I wish an evil being wouldn't had corrupted her mind, I missed her so much. It's funny because everyone in my family have ticklish feet, but I don't. They're also really soft, really stealthy. I'm glad I have them. I love feet."
HOLOBUNNIES SUPER VIP CLUB MEMBERSHIP CARD
Everyone from this pledge and up will receive a lifetime membership card of the HOLOBUNNIES SUPER VIP CLUB, featuring your pixel portrait, name, title and quote of your choosing, to be shipped this year. It will also grant you early access to the game before release, and receive exclusive materials like videos and love letters <3
SPECIAL HAND DRAWN SKETCH
This limited reward is a hand drawn sketch by our artist Luciana, signed by all of us! Here's what it will look like;
REACHED! STRETCH GOAL #1 - 6,000$ - NATE THE HOLOMONKEY
Nate is another playable character, friends with the Holobunnies. He needs to find some courage if he wants to do like his pals and go out on adventure! Read more about him in this update!
Ability: Wall climbing
"Oo ee oo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang"
STRETCH GOAL #2 - 7,000$ - PLAYER VERSUS PLAYER ARENAS
Battle with or versus your friends (or enemies) in arena battles themed around the multiple planets of the game. You can battle to see who's going to survive the longest, or play Catch the Golden Carrot; where you have to grab the most Golden Carrots in a time limit!
STRETCH GOAL #3 - ????? - ????????????????
We are q-bit games. An indie studio located in Montreal, Québec, Canada. We're two passionate, devoted and awkward dudes that love video games and have a need to make them. We're also the folks behind the big success deadly surprise and Machete.
Our marvelous friend Luciana from Sleepy Sheepy is handling the ancient craft of pixel art for Holobunnies! Based in São Paulo, Brazil, the art studio's motto is "Games are dreams" and because so, they're our indie soul-mates.
Community; Your love, support and feedback already helped us to make the game better, and we'll keep the dialog with everyone of you to gather your thoughts and impression on our game. We have that vision to make Holobunnies great, but with you we'll ship an astonishing Holobunnies!
Money; After the last Kickstarter, we were seriously thinking about cancelling the project because of funding. We took some time off to think about it, and in the end we thought that we could make another one. Because we reached 7,000$ the first time, because we received a lot of feedback from people who loved the project, because we received fan art, because YOU helped us realize that we love the project too. We removed console support to ease the development (and the goal!) to reach one that you and us know we can reach, and make a wonderful game :D
We still kinda wish that we could put this money in fast food (poutine), but it won't happen. What we'll do instead is split the money this way, approximately:
Risks and challenges
The major challenge we may face while developing Holobunnies is time. We all have experience in making games, and we know that giving a release date can be problematic. Of course, we planned all of this and gave our best idea on when the game will release, but there are so many things happening in game development that it is possible that we push the release a bit further.
Even though this may happen, you can rest assured that we won't add any extra time-consuming features and things in the game without being sure that it can be done in the time frame we have. <3Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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