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Do you remember classic games like Desert Strike, Tiger Heli and Air Rescue?. We are back with a new classic ready to take off!!

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Hell-IX (read it as roman numeral Hell "Nine") is a Combat & Rescue game based on classic games like Tiger Heli, Air Rescue, Desert Strike and others. The concept is very simple, take off, search for marines, rescue them and return home meanwhile you’re fighting against the enemy troops.

Key Features:

  • Multidevice game: iOS, Android, OUYA, GameStick, Windows Phone, Blackberry Z10, PC, Mac, Linux and Nintendo Wii U
  • 3 cam views: Third Person, First Person and the Classic Isometric.
  • Survival game (survive endless waves with play becoming harder as you progress).
  • Simple Control system, only one joystick (virtual on devices) and 3 buttons.
  • Automatic target lock system.
  • Huge open world maps for endless missions.
  • Experience system to progress and unlock new maps & areas.
  • Main missions (rescue marines) and secondary missions (destroy enemy infrastructures).
  • Several kinds of hostile enemies.
  • Take care of your armor, fuel and ammo.

How is a typical game with Hell-IX?

When a game starts you will take off from marines' base, your HUD directs you to where the next main objective is and where the secondary objectives are located. The HUD will also tell you where the enemies are, fuel, where to refill ammo supplies and of course, your base.

At the beginning of a game the enemy difficulty is really easy, it’s not a problem, some ground troops and light vehicles. Fly fast to rescue your men with your copter, load up to 5 men every time and return to base, if you need you can reload your weapons or refill your fuel.

When you return to the base and drop off your marines, a new main mission will be shown on your HUD - but this time the difficulty will have increased with tougher enemies than previous. Everytime you finish a main mission enemies will became harder and harder.

When you die the game will give you a score based on destroyed enemies, completed main and secondary missions, survival time etc. This score will be converted to experience points that allow you will increase your army ranking (from Private to General). Every rank you will achieve more features are unlocked.

Special Features:

These are the basic copter configurations:

  • Unlimited bullets for machine gun.
  • 10 rockets
  • 2 missile
  • 1/2 Fuel tank
  • 1/2 Armor
  • 5 men load capacity

So with special features players will unlock:

  • Weapons x2 (20 rockets, 4 missile).
  • Weapons x3 (30 rockets, 6 missile).
  • 3/4 Fuel tank
  • Full Fuel tank
  • 3/4 Armor
  • Full Amor
  • 10 men load capacity
  • 15 men load capacity

Special Features for KickStarter Edition:

Only the backers for this edition (pledge $20 or more) will have the following extra features:

  • Orbital targeting system, this helps so much to destroy enemies, when active your copter will orbit around the locked enemy when you move left or right.
  • Automatic countermeasures to avoid almost 50% of missile and rockets attacks.
  • Customize your copter color and stickers.
  • 1,5 Fuel tank
  • 1,5 Armor
  • 20 men load capacity

These features will be exclusive during first 6 month for backers and will later be available for all players too.

With Hell-IX project basic goals, we will release 3 different huge maps. At the beginning only the Persian Desert is available but when players reach better rank, for example Sargent another huge map will be unlocked.

Persian Desert

An arid terrain with high visibility. Low difficult level, unlocked from beginning.

Rocky Forest

Forest, mountains, narrow rivers and ponds, high-medium visibility. Medium difficult level. Unlocked when Sargent rank reached.

South Asia Jungle

Deep jungle, wide rivers, soft mountains. Medium visibility. Medium-High difficult level. Unlocked when Captain rank reached.

All from the above, this mean...

  • 3 Huge Maps
  • Special Features
  • Extra Special Features (Kickstart Edition)

(Aprox. 4-5 development months)

- 3 New Maps

- New Hell-IX weapons (Napalm rockets, Bombs & Swarm missile).
- Better enemy IA, they will learn from your gameplay and planify ambush.

(3-4 development month more)

(*) Game will be released as soon as basic goal is ready, when these 3 new maps and features are ready we will release as an update.

The Zombie Survival Mode

This will be a fully new game mode playable on all maps. This is an "against the clock" mode. There are no enemies attacking Hell-IX but a Zombie plague are attacking marines everywhere, they are so much to stop, you can kill many but many more will appear.

Players must rescue marines from a fortified area and bring them to safety. However this is a timed attack mode so players will have only a few minutes to rescue as many marines as possible.

Players will need more than one flight to rescue all of the marines, Hell IX can be loaded with supply boxes to help marines survive meanwhile players go back and forth from the base. Final score will be based on "saved versus died" marines.

(2-3 development months more)

(*) Game will be released as soon as basic goal is ready, when this game mode is ready we will release as an update.

- Another 3 new maps!!

- Day/Night cycle
- Meteorology effects (sunny, cloudy, windy, rainy, stormy)

(3-4 development months more)

(*) Game will be released as soon as basic goal is ready, when these 3 new maps and features are ready we will release as an update.

Well, at this point all the team was working for over a year non-stop, so we deserve a break. We’ll use this extra money to go with our beloved family to a beach resort :) Thanks for your generosity  {-_^}

Well, ok, not so much a vacation :) only a little. We will develop 3 new maps, but this time backers with access to the developement forum will decide the theme we use for each... artic? river valley? canyon?

(3-4 development months more)

(*) Game will be released as soon as basic goal is ready, when these 3 new maps we will release as an update.

Retromade Games Studio is a small indie studio and was funded with our personal savings, we gambled all on this because we trust on our product quality and we believe that if we make our games with love people, our customers and fans will love them too! We like to hear from our customer and solve any issues they may have on our products as soon as possible.

We need your help to release our next product, but we promise to use the money in a wise way, let us show you:

Retromade Games Studio was founded 2 years ago by veterans from the advertising and technology industry. We’re developers who not only make games, we play them too.

Our basic philosophy is to return to classic gameplay. If you remember the old coin-up machines and classic home computer like ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Coleco, Atari, etc. we do too and feel our love for those simple games helps draw inspiration. We decided we can make games keeping controls as simple as the classics but with a modern visual twist. New games with a classic soul.

Hell - IX is our third game; our second one where we’re using the Unity 3D engine. With our previous title, Fixie Joe for iOS & Android, in the year of development we learned a great deal about all the development process and the intricacies of the engine. You can take a look here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsJ-f8u-O0k

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We’re a small team, but we like to keep our goals realistic. However; our biggest handicap on this game is to keep the same visual quality on all the platforms. It is obvious that PC/Mac & Linux versions will have the highest visual quality; however we want to keep a consistent level on every version. Devices are the most difficult ones to cater for but we want the game to run with a decent level of visual quality. Starting at iPad 2 / Galaxy Tab II on tablets and iPhone 4 / Samsumg Galaxy SII on phones (we’re using these as performance reference). We also want the game run as maximum visual quality as possible for OUYA and GameStick and will be optimized to squeeze out the power hidden within.

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    Same as Kickstarter Edition 2 plus game soundtrack digital download and became betatester from early stage for PC / Mac / OUYA / GameStick.

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    Same as previous reward but you will have FIVE digital downloads!!! (For you or share with family & friends) and your name and a short tweet inside game credits/supporter section.

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    Busybody Friend!!!! TEN special codes + HD Artwork + Soundtrack + BetaTester + Name & Short Tweet + ACCESS EXCLUSIVE DEVELOPING FORUM where you can make proposals and influence about the game developing.

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    Gold Friend!! Same as Busybody Friend + Limited Edition T-Shirt + Your face on a marine!!!

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    DELUXE FRIEND !!! Same as Gold Friend + Your voice (or whatever you want) will be recorded for marine voice with a simple sentence like "Help me!!", "Yes Sir!", etc..

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