Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
A co-operative racing game where you're tethered to your best friend or worst enemy.
579 backers pledged $20,752 to help bring this project to life.

About

Fling to the Finish project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$20,752

579

Fling to the Finish is a multiplayer physics racing platformer in the spirit of wacky games like Gang Beasts, Human Fall Flat, Genital Jousting, and Mario Kart.

In Fling to the Finish, teams of two players race through colorful, chaotic obstacle courses while tethered by a stretchy elastic rope

When you and your friends first pick up the game your rope will get tangled in practically everything you pass. But as you quickly improve your communication skills you'll learn that the rope is your biggest asset

Experienced players can use the rope to swing around perilous obstacles, and fling their partner up ledges before they fall to their doom. When partners master using their rope, they're capable of acrobatic feats unachievable in any other platformer!

Teams can show off their skills by competing in online or local races with a bunch of other players!

Fling to the Finish is being developed for Windows, MAC, and Nintendo Switch, and will release in early 2020!

Because you're literally attached to your partner, Fling to the Finish is a truly cooperative experience. If you want, you can even play through Fling to the Finish by sharing a controller with your partner. 

This control scheme is great for local co-op, and adds an extra dimension to the game. While you push and pull each other in game, try not to do the same in real life!

We've built Fling to the Finish to accommodate all kinds of play styles. Players looking for a chaotic, couch co-op party experience love sharing a controller with their partner and racing other friends.  For a more competitive atmosphere, you can hop online for matchmaking. If you're a fan of single player platformers, you'll find a unique challenge in controlling a pair of characters and navigating dastardly obstacles in our solo campaign.

Local Multiplayer (1-4 players)

Locally, two teams can race against each other on any track. 

Online Multiplayer (1-16 players)

Local players can invite online friends to compete in private races with up to 4 teams.

 A single player, local team, or online team can play online against up to 7 other teams in random public multiplayer races.  

Local/ Online Co-Op Campaign (1-2 players)

Two players can play by themselves through our challenging campaign mode. Players connecting over the internet can also play through this mode with an online friend.

Single Player Campaign (1 player)

If you're a fan of challenging platforming games, this mode has you covered.  Single players can experience our challenging solo campaign, along with other challenge modes that modify the rope and make getting through levels more difficult.

Every course in Fling to the Finish has a unique theme and style. Race through floating parks, giant casinos, and even worm filled asteroid fields to reach the finish line! We designed every obstacle to force you to use the rope in a new way, so every second is filled with new surprises and memorable moments. The race track even evolves to challenge you as you play, so every race is a nail biter. You'll never know what weird obstacle you'll find next. 

Opponents battle back with hails of plungers, sinking weights, and evil lasers if they fall behind. Our items keep the races interesting, and help even the score if one player has more experience than another.  

With a roster of over a dozen unique characters, you're bound to find a pair that matches your vibe. Personally we're a fan of the very autumnal Acorn/Apple combo. Which pair is your favorite? Make sure to be unreasonably attached to it. 

                This is a new reward! All backers above $90 will also receive these rewards!

Our small team of five has been working on Fling to the Finish for almost two years. Now, in the final few months of development, we need your help to get the game out the door. The bulk of the funds we receive will go directly into the game's development, which will help us stay in our home here in Philadelphia and work full time on finishing the game. 

(From Left to Right)

Matt Quaschnick 

Matt does a ton of the coding work, and is probably the biggest reason the game can be played online. He loves online competitive games, and has recently gotten into Old School Runescape.

Ryan McMahon

Ryan is the production manager on the project, and also an astute level designer. His favorite game is Star Wars Republic Commando, and his second favorite is Minecraft. 

Andre Edgarian

Andre is the lead level designer, and also does a bunch of the production work. He is a big fan of old school arcade games and challenging 3D platformers. 

 Utkarsh Dwivedi 

Utkarsh is the steadfast programming lead on the team. There isn't a problem he can't endlessly hammer away at while losing his sanity.  He loves to play Assassin's Creed and Rainbow Six Siege. 

Ben Spurr

Ben is the Art lead on the team, and is damn good at his job. He nerds out over any games that have nice physics. 

Risks and challenges

We're at a point right now where our work on the game is nearly finished. However, we can only stay on our development timeline if we have the funds to stay together as a team in Philadelphia after we graduate from our university. If we don’t reach our goal, some of the team may not be able to stay and will have to start working remotely. This will push back our release window and will result in an overall less polished game.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $12 or more About $12

    The Game + Sunglasses Skins!

    If you pledge this amount you get a digital copy of the game upon release, discounted to $12 for Kickstarter backers (For Steam or Nintendo Switch).

    You also get a pair of sick Kickstarter exclusive shades to wear for every character in the game. Show off that you were a pro Flinger before it was cool!

    Your name will also appear in the credits of our game as a backer!

    Included in this tier:

    -A Digital Copy of the Game
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Sunglasses for every Character
    -Name in the Credits

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    316 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    2x Game Copies + Sunglasses Skins!

    If you pledge this amount you get two digital copies of the game upon release so you can team up with a friend online! Discounted to $20 for Kickstarter backers (For Steam or Nintendo Switch).

    You also get a pair of sick Kickstarter exclusive shades to wear for every character in the game! Show off that you were a pro Flinger before it was cool.

    Included in this tier:

    -2x Digital Copies of the Game
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Sunglasses for Every Character
    -Name in the Credits

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    151 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    Exclusive Alien Undies Skin!

    If you pledge this amount you get a Kickstarter exclusive skin of the Alien in his underwear! This elegant outfit is reserved for early backers only!

    Included in this tier:

    -2x Digital Copies of the Game
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Sunglasses for every Character
    -Name In The Credits
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Alien Undies Skin

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    30 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Alpha Access! + Digital Design Book!

    If you pledge this amount you get access to our Closed Alpha. Play levels and modes before anyone else and help shape the development of the game! You will also receive a digital design book detailing the process behind making the game with exclusive art, behind the scenes images, and more!

    Included in this tier:

    -2x Digital Copies of the Game
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Sunglasses for Every Character
    -Name In The Credits
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Alien Undies Skin
    -Closed Alpha Access
    -Digital Art/Design Book

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    28 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $70 or more About $70

    Exclusive Bomb Character!

    If you pledge this amount you get a special character available for Kickstarter backers only: Bobby Bomb! Bobby is a fabulous flinger with a lot of personality, but he's got a short fuse. Pick him up now, because he's probably gonna explode by the end of the Kickstarter.

    Included in this tier:

    -2x Digital Copies of the Game
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Sunglasses for Every Character
    -Name In The Credits
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Alien Undies Skin
    -Closed Alpha Access
    -Digital Art/Design Book
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Bomb Character

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    8 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $90 or more About $90

    Evil Skins + 1 Extra Copy!

    If you pledge this amount you get evil skins for every character, plus one extra copy of the game (For Steam or Nintendo Switch). Bring a shroud of darkness wherever you roll, and inspire fear in all the other cutesy characters as they flee in terror.

    (all tiers above this one will now receive the Evil Skins + extra game copy)

    Included in this tier:

    -3x Digital Copies of the Game
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Sunglasses for Every Character
    -Name In The Credits
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Alien Undies Skin
    -Closed Alpha Access
    -Digital Art/Design Book
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Bomb Character
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Evil Skins

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Gold Skins + Name in Credits Level!

    You will receive shiny, solid Gold skins for every character, along with a golden profile name banner for online play.

    Your name will also become an obstacle in our playable credits level! We're making a special bonus level where the names of our largest backers will become the obstacles that players must navigate through.

    Included in this tier:

    -2x Digital Copies of the Game
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Sunglasses for Every Character
    -Name In The Credits
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Alien Undies Skin
    -Closed Alpha Access
    -Digital Art/Design Book
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Bomb Character
    -Name in Playable Credits Level
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Gold Skins for Every Character

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    14 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Custom Kazoo + Kazoo Chorus!

    If you pledge this amount we will send you a custom Fling to the Finish Kazoo! With this magical kazoo you can be part of the Kazoo Chorus! All the backers in this tier can record themselves playing the theme of the game and it will be in the playable credits level! (You will need a microphone to be part of the Kazoo Chorus).

    Included in this tier:

    -3x Digital Copies of the Game
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Sunglasses for Every Character
    -Name In The Credits
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Alien Undies Skin
    -Closed Alpha Access
    -Digital Art/Design Book
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Bomb Character
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Evil Skins
    -Name in Playable Credits Level
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Gold Skins for Every Character
    -Custom Fling to the Finish Kazoo
    -Kazoo Chorus Member (Microphone needed)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    Voice a Character!

    If you pledge this amount you can voice a character in the game! Record yourself making a few grunts, cheers, and all around funny noises, send the files to us, and we will use those sounds for a character of your choice in the game! (You will need a microphone for this).

    Included in this tier:

    -3x Digital Copies of the Game
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Sunglasses for Every Character
    -Name In The Credits
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Alien Undies Skin
    -Closed Alpha Access
    -Digital Art/Design Book
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Bomb Character
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Evil Skins
    -Name in Playable Credits Level
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Gold Skins for Every Character
    -Custom Fling to the Finish Kazoo
    -Kazoo Chorus Member (Microphone needed)
    -Voice one character in the game

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Design a Character!

    Work with us to create a concept for a new Flinger that we'll help turn into a playable character!

    Plus you get your name in the credits as Assistant Character Designer!

    Rewards Included:

    -2x Digital Copies of the Game
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Sunglasses for Every Character
    -Name In The Credits
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Alien Undies Skin
    -Closed Alpha Access
    -Digital Art/Design Book
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Bomb Character
    -Name in Playable Credits Level
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Gold Skins for Every Character
    -Help create a character that you design with the devs that goes into the game!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    You as a Character!

    Play as your own avatar/face in the game! This will be a character created specifically for you, and playable only by you!

    Plus you get your name in the credits as Assistant Character Designer!

    Included in this tier:

    -2x Digital Copies of the Game
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Sunglasses for every Character
    -Name In The Credits as Assistant Character Designer!
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Alien Undies Skin
    -Closed Alpha Access
    -Digital Art/Design Book
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Bomb Character
    -Name in Playable Credits as Assistant Character Designer!
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Gold Skins for Every Character!
    -A custom character that's a caricature of you (or your avatar) for you to play as, available only for you online and offline!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Reward no longer available 3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    Become the King of Fling!

    If you pledge this amount you and your favorite character will be crowned The King of Fling! Select your favorite character and we’ll bestow the crown upon him as a skin only you can use! Whenever you enter a race, there will be fanfare that plays letting your loyal subjects know The King of Fling has arrived. The King of Fling will be immortalized in the game’s lore and your name will also appear as solid gold in the credits level.

    Included in this tier:

    -3x Digital Copies of the Game
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Sunglasses for Every Character
    -Name In The Credits
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Alien Undies Skin
    -Closed Alpha Access
    -Digital Art/Design Book
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Bomb Character
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Evil Skins
    -Name in Playable Credits Level
    -Kickstarter Exclusive Gold Skins for Every Character
    -Custom Fling to the Finish Kazoo
    -Kazoo Chorus Member (Microphone needed)
    -Become the Fling King!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)