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Build your own dinosaurs and explore secret caves in the center of the Earth as you uncover forgotten fossils and lost treasure.
Build your own dinosaurs and explore secret caves in the center of the Earth as you uncover forgotten fossils and lost treasure.
745 backers pledged CA$ 36,879 to help bring this project to life.

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Fossil Hunters is an Action/Adventure game where you build your own dinosaurs using a modular system of interlocking Fossil Blocks.

Find the Fossils you need by exploring your environment and clearing away dirt and rocks. Each Fossil has a number of possible connection points and will snap to another Fossil when they are close together.

Build Fossil Skeletons to complete objectives and unlock new levels and items.

 

 

  

UPDATE: Now coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch! Check out the update for more information!

 

Our first priority is completing Fossil Hunters and giving our players the best quality fossil-hunting experience possible.  

Our original budget accounts for the initial PC and Mac release, with distribution on Steam and Uplay.  

Interested in other platforms? Let us know where you'd like to see Fossil Hunters released next, and spread the word so that we can make the awesome fossil goodness available to living rooms everywhere!

 

You are an Elite Fossil Hunter, about to embark on the most dangerous and mysterious expedition ever attempted... but when you arrive at the dig site it looks like it's been trashed, and the entire team is missing.

 

 

A few torn pages of research notes are the only clues you have about the missing team
A few torn pages of research notes are the only clues you have about the missing team

 

Use the Fossil Board to keep track of the different species you've discovered
Use the Fossil Board to keep track of the different species you've discovered

 

Find the other missing notes and complete each of the unique Fossil Schematics to fill up the Fossil Board.
Find the other missing notes and complete each of the unique Fossil Schematics to fill up the Fossil Board.

 

 An old radio desk is your only form of communication with anyone outside the Dig Site.  

A mysterious voice on the other end of the radio known only as "The Collector" claims to represent wealthy investors...  

The Collector asks you to find the most outlandish fossil skeletons you can manage, and in return for completing his challenges you will receive rare supplies and unique items to help on your expedition.

Fill your Fossil Journal with notes from your adventure, track progress on your objectives, and discover research notes from the missing expedition team.
Fill your Fossil Journal with notes from your adventure, track progress on your objectives, and discover research notes from the missing expedition team.

 

 

Customize your character and unlock new costumes, hats and items by exploring underground or completing special objectives.
Customize your character and unlock new costumes, hats and items by exploring underground or completing special objectives.

  

Travel deep underground through more than 30 hand-crafted levels. Each level has multiple variations and possible secrets so you never know what you'll find next time you dig
Travel deep underground through more than 30 hand-crafted levels. Each level has multiple variations and possible secrets so you never know what you'll find next time you dig

 

 

 

 

Construct the best fossil specimens you can... or the weirdest!
Construct the best fossil specimens you can... or the weirdest!

 

Be careful where you dig, some caves can collapse at any moment!
Be careful where you dig, some caves can collapse at any moment!

 

Who left all these bright red barrels down here?
Who left all these bright red barrels down here?

 

Find hidden treasure!
Find hidden treasure!

 Sandbox Mode

The Sandbox is a creative mode where you can experiment freely with countless fossil combinations. Whenever you discover a new Fossil piece it will become available to use in the Sandbox .

  

In Sandbox mode you can create as many fossil pieces as you like, so feel free to get creative!
In Sandbox mode you can create as many fossil pieces as you like, so feel free to get creative!

  

We've been working on Fossil Hunters for over a year now. We are finishing the game and releasing early 2018 either way, but we want to make sure everything is "rock solid" when we do. With your help we can properly finish all the features we've started and really make Fossil Hunters as polished, fun and engaging as we know it can be. Here are a few of the things that our Kickstarter funding will help with: 

Beta Test 

We want to know what you think – Love it? Hate it? We want all the feedback! Use our in-game tools to report bugs you find while playing, or just leave feedback. Join our Discord channel to discuss game design and balance with our team and other backers. 

More Fossils! 

We have a good number of fossils in the game already, but with every new piece we add the combinations of creatures you can build just gets more exciting! It's clear that the more fossils the better, so we want to double the number we currently have, and add additional schematics and objectives to go along with them.

More Levels! 

We did a few experiments with procedural generation, but the best results still came from hand crafting each of the levels ourselves. Our plan is to create enough levels, and variations of them, that each play through will be a little different than last time. This process is a lot more work, but we are still going to try to pack in as many cool things as we can for players to find!

 More Bug Fixing! 

This one is a bit less exciting, but we are really serious about making everything about Fossil Hunters as stable as possible for launch, we might not be able to catch everything but we are going to try!

 

 

  

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Risks and challenges

We are a small team, and this is our first game so we’re going through a lot of the growing pains of doing these steps for the first time, including this Kickstarter! We know that there are a huge number of steps in the later stages of launching a game that have a chance of causing expensive delays.

Knowing this we decided that we only wanted to launch our Kickstarter once the project was at a point where we were 100% sure of being able to complete the game.

Another challenge is that we are self-publishing, which means we have full creative control and can decide when and how to launch. It also means we need to do all of our own marketing and PR, and with Fossil Hunters not falling into a traditional genre we need to rely heavily on feedback from backers and play testers.

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $8

    Early Bird - Fossil Fan

    Early bird access to the Fossil Friend tier. Get the game for a 40% discount over retail, including all future DLC.

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    Fossil Friend

    Get a digital copy of the game on the available platform of your choice, including all future DLC.

    A 15% savings over the retail price

    Includes:
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    • Your name in the credits
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    Fossil Enthusiast - Music Edition

    Get a digital copy of the game on the available platform of your choice, plus a digital copy of the soundtrack composed by the awesome Robby Duguay.

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    Fossil Enthusiast - Art Edition

    Get a digital copy of the game on the available platform of your choice, plus a digital copy of the art book with notes and commentary by the artists and devs.

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    • Digital copy of Fossil Hunters
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    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About $24

    Fossil Hunter

    A combination of both Fossil Enthusiast tiers. Get both the soundtrack AND the art book with a $5 savings.

    Also includes a digital copy of the game.

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    Pledge CA$ 45 or more About $36

    Expedition Member

    Beta Access unlocked!

    At this tier, gain early access to the game through the beta testing process. Provide your feedback on the game and communicate directly with the devs about your experience.

    Also includes the full version of the game on release, the soundtrack, and the art book PDF.

    Includes:
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    • Digital Art Book
    • Digital copy of Fossil Hunters
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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About $59

    Fossil Collector

    Write a message that the players will find somewhere deep underground.

    Also includes the digital download of the game, soundtrack, art book PDF, and beta access.

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    • Write an in-game message for players to find
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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $119

    Fossil Designer

    Work with the dev team to design and name one of the unique schematics players will discover in the game. Players will have to complete your skeleton as part of the core progression of the game.

    Also includes the digital download of the game, soundtrack, art book PDF, and beta access.

    Includes:
    • Name and design a fossil schematic
    • Beta access
    • Digital Art Book
    • Soundtrack
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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $198

    Fossil Idol

    You will be immortalized as a GOLDEN IDOL, to be found somewhere deep underground. We will design a golden statue based on a photo you provide, this will be the most valuable treasure item in the game.

    Also includes the digital download of the game, soundtrack, art book PDF, and beta access.

    Includes:
    • Your likeness as an idol in the game!
    • Beta access
    • Digital Art Book
    • Soundtrack
    • Digital copy of Fossil Hunters
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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $396

    Fossil Researcher

    You are a lost researcher who went missing deep in the mines. Your story, likeness, and name will be discovered by the players in snippets of text and images found throughout the game. Work with the devs to tell some of your researcher's story in the game.

    Also includes the digital download of the game, soundtrack, art book PDF, and beta access.

    Includes:
    • Design a lost researcher
    • Beta access
    • Digital Art Book
    • Soundtrack
    • Digital copy of Fossil Hunters
    • Your name in the credits
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