€8,018
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267
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 23 2016 2:59 PM UTC +00:00
€8,018
pledged of €33,000pledged of €33,000 goal
267
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 23 2016 2:59 PM UTC +00:00

About

 

What is Rogue Raiders Online?

Rogue Raiders Online is a sci-fi Action RPG game with strong emphasis on exploration and cooperative multiplayer.

Players will create their own character and venture alone or in up to a four raiders team exploring worlds, getting jobs done.

Main features:

  • Single player and offline modes also included!
  • Real-time hack and slash combat.
  • Online cooperative multiplayer.
  • PlayStation TV support.

Why PS Vita exclusive?

This game pretends to be a final love letter to our most beloved game handheld, the PS Vita.

Right now a lot of games are cancelling their Vita port, there's no first party support... I think this console still has a lot to say and this game will be proof of that.

This game is designed from the ground up and optimized for the PS Vita, in order to deliver the best experience.

The Game

The main idea of the game is a co-op experience in a hostile environment. So it's not going to be the standard "lets be friends" approach but more of a "we need to cooperate in order to survive". You're not a knight in shining armor but rather a rogue with his own agenda.

In Rogue Raiders Online, there is no galaxy to save but a rent to pay.

You start creating and customizing your own raider, choosing between several alien races and classes, each one with unique stats and traits that may dramatically affect your gameplay.

Then you will be sent to a near space station which serves as a central hub for players to find each other, purchase better equipment, sell valuables, etc.

There will be job boards, which list available quests for you or your team. After assembling a crew, you will travel to a planet to do the job.

Planets will be handmade, no procedural or random planets that end up looking all up the same.

Like any other RPG, Rogue Raiders is filled with quests or jobs for you and your team to do.

The jobs you can get will vary depending on your raider cred, your reputation with the three main factions, among other things.

They are varied and can involve tasks like traveling to a spaceship crash site in order to find survivors, scavenge the remaining gear, doing planetary cartography, steal trade secrets for a rival faction, etc.

These jobs are a collaborative effort, although sometimes one of your crew can have a secret "rogue objective" than can jeopardize the current mission, so you never know up to what point you can trust the others.

After all you are all rogues so what can you expect!

The game will feature a singleplayer offline mode too, so you can go and explore on your own, hunt creatures, or maybe find a nice robot, hack it to later resell it and earn some credits.

Each world has its own biome, dungeons, puzzles, enemies and treasures. The events in them will constantly change, so they will be living worlds with constant activity.

My main inspiration for the visual design of the galaxy and worlds is the sci-fi art from the 60s and the 70s. I want each planet to have a unique set of colors, and to provide an eerie feeling to the players.

I've worked in creating a color palette with enough personality and contrast, that will help to differentiate and make interesting each planet and new area that you explore.

About Me

I've been working in the games industry as a programmer and designer for more than 10 years now.

My last released games includes various titles for PlayStation Vita, and I have worked on plenty of online multiplayer games, creating the network code for multiple platforms, so I have a deep knowledge about the console and network design and optimization.

Some of the previous games I've worked are "Phineas and Ferb: Day of Doofenshmirtz", "Muppets Movie Adventures" and "Young Justice Legacy".

I, for once, want to create something personal. This game is being made by just me, an one woman army. That's why I'm calling the studio "Dangerous Alone" :-)

Soundtrack

You can already check some of the music I composed for Rogue Raiders in SoundCloud:

How will the Kickstarter money be used?

Developing a video game cost a lot of money. For a PS Vita title, I will need to pay for some devkits (I need multiple to debug multiplayer), the rating systems like PEGI cost money even for indies, a lot of the money will go away in paying taxes, and of course Kickstarter takes the 5%.

The rest of the money will be used to pay for the extra work I can't get done, specially art (3d models, animations, etc). I have tried to set a really low budget, so unless the stretch goals are hit, most of the work will still depend on me.

Why should I support this game?

This is a personal project, and I know I'm competing against big publishers with large budgets, Hollywood actors, hundreds of hours of cutscenes and lots of in-game content.

I need to be smart and aim to the things those publishers aren't giving to the current players.

They rely in their big budget to create hundreds of mini games, side quests, etc. Thinking that if they give the player a lot to do they will end liking the game.

I'm doing the opposite, I'm creating a game based on the philosophy of people like Shigeru Miyamoto or Gunpei Yokoi, creating a simple core gameplay that is fun by its own.

With money, you can put a lot of fancy stuff that makes people forget about the foundation. But if the core of your game is good, that's what really matters.

So if you want a simple, yet fun and challenging experience, Rogue Raiders Online is your game.

Stretch Goals

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Risks and challenges

Being small, I need to be realistic. Content wise, this game will be closer to a NES game than a current Rockstar/Bethesda triple A, open world game. Nobody has ever told me that Zelda, Faxanadu or Battle of Olympus were too short, so I don't think that adding lots of features makes for a better game. I think that creating a fun core gameplay is what really matters.

The online part is an added difficulty, and requires lots of work in QA (beta testing), for that part, since this is a exclusive title, I will negotiate a publishing deal with Sony that warrants me QA from them. Worst case scenario, I will use part of the budget to pay a professional testing company. I want to release a good game.

Creating a video game is always a challenge, and previous experience developing and releasing games is key to success.

I've been working in the games industry as a programmer and designer for more than 10 years now.

My last released games includes various titles for PlayStation Vita, and I have worked on plenty of online multiplayer games, creating the network code for multiple platforms, so I have a deep knowledge about the console and network design and optimization.

I'm confident that I'm up to the task, since I have successfully released similar games in the past.

Backers will have full access to the private forums, development log and project status, with each milestone detailed and info about each current task in progress.

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