Sloppy Ninja is a colorful game of strategy, timing and speed based on classic arcade games like Qix and Volfied. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on March 22, 2013.
About this project
Sloppy Ninja is a colorful game of strategy, timing and speed based on classic arcade games like Qix and Volfied. Your success depends on quick decisions you make on the fly in a constantly changing environment, and positioning is essential. Your skills as a flexible strategist will tighten quickly as you grow familiar with the game’s terrain, but you won’t have to spend much time at all learning the controls. The keyboard commands are very intuitive for a generation accustomed to WASD controls, but between the arrow keys and the spacebar, there’s nothing too difficult for players at every level to master.
In Sloppy Ninja, you play as an intrepid ninja whose goal it is to reclaim your field from meandering monsters. Move around the edge of the field avoiding intermittent projectiles, then, when the moment is right, navigate through the center of the field and strategically box-off areas of the screen along your way. As you do, you’ll collect bonuses and kill monsters that become trapped in the boxes you create. Just don’t wander in the field too long and definitely don’t get hit by enemies! As you reclaim fields, you will progress to new levels where there are more monsters, fewer aids, and tougher bosses. The fast-paced challenge will keep you on the edge of your seat through all 30 levels!
For anybody who has played Snake on a cell phone, Sloppy Ninja will feel familiar, but our game has been updated with lively graphics for a Fruit Ninja age. A different western, horror, action, or fantasy landscape appears on each level in this playful and genre-dismissing game. These thematic differences add life and color to your experience as you cut down ghosts, ninjas, scorpions, skeletons, cyclopes and much more. Each new level will pique your intrigue as you learn about new enemies and their tricks, and we think you’ll find yourself wondering, “Who’s next in the match-up?”
Our love of and nostalgia for retro arcade games inspired us to create Sloppy Ninja. We hold fond memories of feeding endless quarters into games like Qix, Volfied and Snake and wanted to update some version of those games with appealing graphics/characters for contemporary sensibilities. Between its simple game play and addictive qualities, Sloppy Ninja is truly an updated version of the arcade classics!. The artwork in Sloppy Ninja is flat and one-dimensional to keep with the straightforward feel of an 80’s game, but its bright colors and cartoony characters keep it fun to look at. Watching the monsters humorously hiss, grunt, squish and disintegrate their way to death adds to the game’s entertainment value while reflecting our belief that games ultimately exist to be fun!
Risks and challenges
We are college students and brand new game designers hoping to launch Sloppy Ninja as browser game. Through the power of sheer love for this project, we’ve managed to program the running alpha version with a few distinct levels in our free time without any professional help. We’ve spent countless hours brainstorming new ideas for levels and monsters, working out technical bugs, and shaving the game’s elements down to their purest and most eloquent form. The whole process excites us, and we’re determined to program even more levels as soon as we have the funds to do it. We aim to release the game with 30 Unique flawless fun exciting levels if we reach our funding goal.
Eventually, we hope to launch Sloppy Ninja for Browsers, Facebook, Mobile Phones, Tablets even Xbox and Playstation. all places where we think arcade-style games are experiencing a revival. We hope it can bring a little fun and mental stimulation to anybody who turns on his platform without the arcade machine’s demand for quarters! Launching and Funding Sloppy Ninja with your help will also help us to realize the beginning of our crazy, oft-snubbed dreams to become game designers full-time after graduation.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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