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Last updated March 6, 2015

Holobunnies

Help us bring a cute and fun exploration game to Windows, OSX, Linux and Wii U! Includes: co-op, versus and JETPACKS! Demo available~

Holobunnies

Help us bring a cute and fun exploration game to Windows, OSX, Linux and Wii U! Includes: co-op, versus and JETPACKS! Demo available~

CA$ 7,000
pledged of CA$ 15,000pledged of CA$ 15,000 goal
224
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 24 2014 5:23 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated March 6, 2015

About

You can try Holobunnies right now! You can find more infos on the demo in our update right here.

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Holobunnies on Greenlight
Holobunnies on Greenlight
          
  • Holobunnies is a side-scrolling exploration-based action game set in the wonderful and bizarre depths of the Pandemonium; an evil cave complex, home to horrors UNIMAGINABLE.
  • Why jump when you can JETPACK your way? But beware, fuel is limited and spikes are plenty.
  • Six different worlds with their own bosses, sub-bosses and sometimes mini-bosses (Awn <3).
  • Play as one of the four Holobunnies: Leenox the hunter, Mephisto the ninja, Danielle the witch and Roméo the bard - each with their unique abilities, voices and death animations. (This will not be an easy game) Plus one bonus Holomonkey, Nate, for $50+ backers!
  • 2 player local co-op action so you don't have to go alone to face the evil inside the Pandemonium!
  • 4 player local Brawl! mode to settle local scores and make local enemies!
  • Upgrade your weapons with in-game currency, help giant eyeless creatures on their way!
  • Lots of companions, each own with his unique abilities to help you! (Komorie, the Bat is an exclusive for 35$ backers, by the way)
  • Find the mysterious Golden Carrots to customize your character: alternative costumes, mustachios and even a bunny suit, go figure!
  • Target release of Fall 2015, on PC, Mac, Linux and Wii U!

Whatever is happening in the world at that moment doesn't appear to be truly important to our little friends, the Holobunnies. Something more crucial is happening. Something they couldn't possibly be prepared for....

*Cue dramatic music*

Our lovely holograms' pets, the giant fat creatures called Machetes - got their eyes stolen! Who or what could do something this appalling? Also, why steal their eyes? I mean...

Nothing never seemed so unsure - that's why Danielle, Leenox, Mephisto and Roméo will have to investigate the only place that could host such evil beings - The Pandemonium.

Where are my eyes? Oh, here! ;3
Where are my eyes? Oh, here! ;3

The game takes place in The Pandemonium, a vast cavern with different worlds.

Don't be fooled by the cavernous look, there are lots of galleries inside this forsaken place, each with their own challenges, traps, enemies and rewards.

You will be able to explore 6 unique levels, each with their own respective bosses and sub-bosses:

  • The Forgotten Caverns
  • Mushxploom Kingdom
  • Fr-Frosty La-lands
  • Volcanus Fun and Joy Palace! (Not actually fun)
  • Bizarre Dimension
  • The Depths of HELL (Not affiliated to Volcanus Fun and Joy Palace)

But even the most ferocious adventurer must rest: pay attention to the Holocastles on your way, this is where you and your friends can rest, shop and hear the latest gossips from the greedy cats that run the place.

Weapon: Homemade magical wand
Ability: Life stealing

This Holobunny is Danielle, the witch. She's trying to be darkish, notably with her life stealing abilities, but she's really a quirky and cute witch. She's fighting with a wand that she proudly made herself. She's very optimistic that she will go through any adventures in one or more piece(s).


Weapon: Carrot-shooter
Ability: Powerful ammo

Leenox is a curious hunter, interested in hunting evil creatures and finding treasures. He fine tuned his carrot-shooter to do more damage than usual ammo (how he made carrots hurts more than bullets is still a mystery, he won't tell anyone!)

Weapon: Shuriken carambolas
Ability: Walks faster

Mephisto is a lunatic folk, always running and sneaking around. He's the only Holobunnies that can outrun (for a short moment) machetes in a race! He's also the only one to live in his own bubble, minding his own dreamy business.


Weapon: Guitar
Ability: Shield HP

Roméo is a rocker, a little bit on the anti-social side, but a lot on the hot music player side. Even if he's grumpy, nothing can stop him when he wants to accomplish or reach something. Nothing.

Weapon: Bananas
Ability: Wall climbing

Nate, the mighty Holomonkey is a special playable character for people pledging 50$ or more, that you will receive by download code! 

Nate doesn't need a jet-pack, he can rely on his ability to climb and jump on walls, and he does so very well. 
Also, he loves bananas! ;D

 
 
 

Explore the large caverns of The Pandemonium; You'll travel the caverns and make your way through dungeons filled with lots of secret rooms/houses/caves to find upgrades and collectibles. Items, destructible walls and invisible walls (not you-can't-see-it-but-there-is-a-wall-here, but walls hiding SECRETS OF THE GODS.)

Fight with all sorts of weapon, depending on your character. Each of them use a different ranged weapon and bullets, like Danielle's magic wand and Leenox´s Carrot Shooter.

Groovy, peculiar, heavy soundtrack composed and actually played and recorded by us! We also have special music guests that will be revealed during the campaign!

Play locally with more friends, family or arch-enemies in adventure co-op or in Brawl mode - where you'll face each other in deadly arenas of death and despair!

Original voice acting; every playable characters is originally voiced, expressing themselves in a range of emotions throughout the game. You can use your set of emotions to access special areas or events.

Challenge rooms throughout The Pandemonium, you'll find the strange Servus. Beat his challenge rooms to get hints and looooot!

Travel with your exploration companion who's there for you in your exploration duties by helping you find hidden walls and treasures. Here's Komorie, the exclusive companion! 

  • Digital copy of the game: Holobunnies download code on the platform of your choice
  • Digital soundtrack: Every songs (and more!) used in Holobunnies available in both mp3 and lossless.
  • Digital art book: An art book filled with artwork, sketches, pixel art glory and secrets of the development.
  • Exclusive bat companion: If the bee's not enough, you can summon this exclusive cute bat, Komorie!
  • Exclusive playable character, Nate the Holomonkey!: Throw bananas and climb up the caverns with this exclusive character.
  • Your face - Pixel portrait: Our wonderful artist will make a nice pixel portrait of yours!
  • Post Cards: Wonderful set of post cards, everyone loves post cards.
  • Lithograph: Limited print of Danielle's artwork, numbered and signed with love <3
  • Physical soundtrack: Special edition of the soundtrack with exclusive music not in the digital soundtrack, still signed by us with love and pens.
  • You in the game: You send us a photo of yourself and we immortalize you in the game and we give it the name you want. You get credited as work of art, no less.
  • Your creation in the game: We'll help you with an enemy or NPC design that you create and you'll be credited as enemy/NPC designer.
  • You design a boss: We work with you on a boss encounter of your choice! Abilities, look, sound, we make this together and you get credit as boss designer.
  • BETCHA CAN'T DO THIS: We'll work with you to bring your creation to life as a playable character and you'll be credited as character designer.

Money; We've been making this game on our own, but along the way, we realized it would be best if we could eat and keep our homes and wives. Because we're doing this full time, it seems that at some point we need money. We're at that point now; we need to make sure we can keep giving our effort and energy in Holobunnies.

Community; What's best than making games? Yeah eating could be an interesting answer, but making games with people is the answer. You'll be able to help us shape the future of the game. We have a strong vision to make a great game, but with your feedback we'll be able to make an astonishing game!

We kinda wish that we could put this money in pizza and poutine (and ramen, our late-but-new love), but we know this only can happen when we're famous enough. For now we'll probably (definitely) be splitting money like this:

Does Holobunnies have stretch goals? OF COURSE! While we think our goal is the minimum money required to make a great and complete game, there obviously are some things we'd like to implement but can't due to time and budget (mostly budget - we do nothing most of the time). We'll reveal stretch goal when our first goal is reached - but here are some spoilers;

  • More languages;
  • Each character comes with more special abilities;
  • Another awesome world NOT IN THE PANDEMONIUM?;
  • More weapons;
  • Melee character;
  • Holobunnies/Komorie plushies;
  • Super special guests on music!;

Hello yes this is q-bit games! An indie studio located in Montreal. We’re two devoted and sometimes awkward dudes that love video games and have a passion for making them. We're the folks behind the success story of original Machete and deadly surprise's "flesh means nothing" album, among others. 

I am Claude, 50% of q-bit. I’ve been in the music industry for 3 years before realizing that music is better accompanied by games. I get inspired by everything and nothing. I do design, SFX, music, tons of sketches, but from time to time I just sit and watch Roméo work. So beautiful.

People I’d sleep with to steal their power: Bob Flynn, Steven Appleby, Daron Malakian

I’m Roméo and I usually hit keyboards in quick, synchronized successions to create code. This code then turns into really cool games. I use all the tools at my disposal to get the most out of what we design. I also use computers to make music!

People I’d sleep with to steal their power:
Phil Fish, Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes

Our marvelous friends at Sleepy Sheepy are handling the ancient craft of pixel art for Holobunnies! Based in Campinas, Brazil, the baby art studio's motto is "Games are dreams" and because so, they're our indie soulmates.

Lu is the pixel artist and art director for everything Holobunnies related. Got her powers by using a Wacom pen at a crossroads on a full moon night. She's adorable but likes to kick some ass and chew bubblegum.  

Class Skills: Ilustra, Ilustraga, Ilustraja; Skill Focus (Add Cute Faces); Animate Object.

UI, character and game designer, and robot from the future (hint: robots win), Fe is usually found in the front of the computer making Holobunnies the family-friendly wanton destruction game it was destined to be.

Class Skills: Ilustra; Gameomancia; Chaotic coding; Dog Impersonation.

Risks and challenges

The major challenge of our project is development time.

We've been making games for a while now, and even if Fall 2015 seems a good and realistic target, we know that like in any project, we may face technical issues that may require more time to get through. We think we planned accordingly, but we're also ready to face anything that can happen! ;D

We're SO ready to make all the efforts and work bunnyly possible into Holobunnies!

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