Spark Plug Games presents Steampunk Bullet Train: our very first crowd-funded video game! Read more
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on March 1, 2012.
About this project
What is Steampunk Bullet Train?
Spark Plug Games presents Steampunk Bullet Train: our very first crowd-funded video game! Take to the rails as a would-be smuggler and transporter attempting to circumvent the over-priced, iron grip of the air shipping guard. Fight your way through their territory on the old rail systems taking down their supply shuttles and fending off their squadrons. Can you reach the end of the Line and deliver the goods?
We’ve already got a start on playable demo of the game, which we are building for PC, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. But with the help of you lovely people, we would love to finish the rest of the game and offer everyone this opportunity for fun and adventure!
Who is making this game?
Spark Plug Games is a team of game developers located in the Research Triangle of North Carolina. We are genuine, 100% professional game developers. This is exactly what we do, all day, every day. It’s not a side job or hobby – this is our daily career (an awesome one, yes) and we have a passionate and extremely talented team of 15 people who work on high quality, rich content games in a wide variety of genres and on multiple platforms (from mobile games to consoles).
For more information, check out our website and see the other games we’ve developed (Puzzle Quest 2 for iOS, anyone? Or Lost in Time: The Clockwork Tower for those hidden-object game lovers out there?)
The most important thing to know about us? We are all about having fun. We want to have fun making this game and we want you to have fun playing this game and many more that we make!
Why do we deserve your hard earned cash?
Our core focus is on the creative content and we leverage multiple industry-standard software packages to help us build great looking art, efficient code and engaging gameplay in all of our products. Spark Plug Games has been around for over four years as a company and many of us have actually been in the industry for over 15 years. This project is already staffed by a portion of our team, and with successful funding we will move the additional required team members on to the development effort to ensure a managed and high-quality game.
TL;DR: This is the real deal by game developers who are going to make a real (awesome) game.
They're all over there on the right, y'know. But in a nutshell, our rewards include: mentions in the thank you section of the game credits, various logos on our forums (depending on how much is donated - people will receive different levels of Flight Wing logos to show off), digital posters, real posters, t-shirts, 3D printed (and hand-painted!) models of planes and trains from the game, as well as the ability to be immortalized as a character from the character selection screen at the beginning of the game.
Another reward for high-tier fans willing to give us their hard earned cash is to be included in weekly development meetings - to listen, contribute their thoughts and get an inside peek on how a game is made by professionals. Our reward increments currently range from $5-$1,000, with limited rewards in the $100-$1k range (it’s going to take a lot of work to paint all of those models!)
Models painstakingly crafted with love
And everyone that donates gets a copy of the game!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
$5? Awesome! Your name will be mentioned in the thank you section of the credits and you’ll receive a Bronze Flight Wings Logo icon in our forums. Oh, and did we mention that everyone who donates gets a copy of the game? Hey guess what, everyone who donates via Kickstarter gets a copy of SBT!Estimated delivery:
$10...you clearly like us twice as much as the people giving $5! You'll receive a special digital letter signed by the team thanking you for your support, thank you in the credits, and a Silver Flight Wings Logo icon in our forumsEstimated delivery:
For showing us three times as much love as those $5 donators, you'll receive a schematics digital poster of the SteamPunk Bullet Train, the special digital letter, the even more special thank you in the credits, and the most special prize of all: Gold Flight Wings Logo icon in our forums.Estimated delivery:
Wow! $25 - you rock! You'll receive the official game poster for SteamPunk Bullet Train (mailed just to you!), all of the above, and even a Platinum Flight Wings Logo icon in our forums!Estimated delivery:
This ain't no small chunk of change - thanks for believing in us! You'll receive the official t-shirt for SteamPunk Bullet Train, all of the aforementioned rewards, and a One-Star Platinum Flight Wings Logo icon in our forums.Estimated delivery:
If you give us $75, we're going to give you some bling in return! You'll receive a logo pendant in the shape of the Bullet Train Flight Wings, all of the rewards above, and a very shiny Two-Star Platinum Flight Wings Logo in our forums.Estimated delivery:
6 backers Limited (19 left of 25)
My friend, for your love - we will give you some hand-crafted love in return. You'll receive a 3D printed, hand-painted model of the Interceptor (from the game!), have an enemy pilot named after you, receive all of the above AND get an Interceptor Logo icon in our forums.Estimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
What goes around comes around - for $250, we'll give you some super fun stuffs! You'll receive a 3D printed, hand-painted model of the Track Tank (from the game!), have an enemy pilot named after you, receive all of the above (excluding the Interceptor model) AND get a Track Tank Logo icon in our forums.Estimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)
Very nice! For $500 (there can only be three of you!) you'll receive a 3D printed, hand-painted model of the Rat Rod Bullet Train from the game, have a boss pilot named after you (like a boss), receive all of the above (excluding the Interceptor and Track Tank models) AND get Rat Rod Bullet Train Logo icon in our forums.Estimated delivery:
Wow wow wee waa! For a whopping $1000 of game developer love, you will be included in weekly development meetings (via phone/Skype), be IMMORTALIZED as a character to choose from at the beginning of the game, receive all of the above (one choice of model!) AND receive a ridiculously shiny Three-Star Platinum Flight Wings Logo icon in our forums.Estimated delivery:
- (33 days)