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Spot Callerz: Turn-Based, Mobile Card Game

Spot Callerz is a turn-based, Wrestling Card Mobile Game. Nothing about a wrestling match is randomized, everything is strategized.

Spot Callerz: Turn-Based, Mobile Card Game

Spot Callerz is a turn-based, Wrestling Card Mobile Game. Nothing about a wrestling match is randomized, everything is strategized.

$126
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
9
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, August 26 2018 12:19 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 26, 2018

About

{Wrestler names used in videos have no association with the final product of Spot Callerz! The Red and Blue wrestlers are temporary placeholders and will be replaced with custom wrestlers.}

What Is This game?

Spot Callerz is a turn-based, Wrestling Card Mobile Game. Nothing about a wrestling match is randomized, everything is strategized. Take your wrestler from the bottom of the indies, to the top of any promotion by maximizing your moveset and captivating audiences. After obtaining your audience, go town to town and collect your booking fee while also bettering other talent. If you are feeling like taking the risk, start your own promotion and book other top tier talent. The wrestling world is yours for the taking. What sets this game apart? It is not your traditional wrestling game where you frequently spam through the same 10-12 moves. You will build your moveset with depth in your desired areas (Standard, Submissions, Boost, Environment Based, Extreme, Signature, and RARE). In your promotion mode, you can either work with game generated stats, or manually set your wrestlers stats. You are part of the process. 

Wrestler Select Mock Up
Wrestler Select Mock Up

What Am I Funding?

My goal for funding right now will cover the expenses for new art, additional animations(I would like for 90% of the moves to have animations to play for them), audio, marketing, peer to peer networking system, and any other miscellaneous costs (software, add-ons, brand/roster inclusion). I have a lot of skin in the game right now with over $15k of my own money so far. That includes the money paid for the mocap suits, mocap sessions, software, programming from the old version of the game, music, art, and animations. 

WHO ARE YOU?

I started working on this game in 2015. In 2016, I was able to get the Young Bucks in for a mocap session and likeness agreement/game endorsement. I attended over 20 Indy wrestling shows including ROH, XICW, DSW, and APEX. I also spent a lot of time at the House of Truth wrestling training school to understand the psychology and behind the scenes of a wrestler’s journey and wrestling match. I have been employed Full-Time (developing training/marketing games) and attending Full Sail University online. I now have one year left of class at Full Sail University and was able to publish my first solo project “Scrap City”. Scrap City was a self funded and created project that has been downloaded over 20k times with a 4+ star rating on the App and Google Play Stores. That was my first ever project and took 3-4 years to completely finish. Also, during this time, I learned how to program my own games and the right way to create 3D models and animations. As a perfectionist, I want this game to be as polished as possible. To do this, I will have to ensure the game flows like a wrestling match, and the experiences are not limited. 

Where Did This Idea Come From?

The original game concept was a traditional simulation styled wrestling game about Independent Wrestling. While the premise sounded good, many ideas that I considered “fresh” at the time have already been implemented by WWE 2K and Pro Wrestling X. There was also the Kickstarter project known as Saturday Knights that popped up recently and that led me to take a step back from the project and reevaluate my goals and vision. After much deliberation and research, I started brainstorming how I could turn a wrestling experience into a turn-based, card game. I came up with the following.

How Does This Game Work?

Gameplay is THE most important feature of this project. Before a match, you will be able to modify the moveset deck for your wrestler. Your moveset deck consists of: 

  • Standard Cards: Any basic move (Ex: Vertical Suplex) 
  • Submission Cards: Any submission move (Ex: Boston Crab)
  • Environment Based Cards: Any card dealing with the ring or ringside (Ex: Diving Moonsault from Top Turnbuckle)
  • Extreme Cards: Any hardcore or weapon move (Ex: Powerbomb through Glass Table) 
  • Taunt Cards: Any taunt or fire up (Ex: Telling the fans to stand up)  
  • Rest Hold Cards: Any move used to gain more stamina and inflict no real damage (Ex: Headlock)  
  • Defensive Cards: Any move used to reverse or evade an opponent (Ex: Escape the Ring)  
  • Pin Cards: Any move used to attempt to end the match (Ex: School Boy)  
  • Rare Cards: Any card that can be used top override an opponent (Ex: No Sell)  
Moveset Edit Screen Mock Up
Moveset Edit Screen Mock Up

Each card contains the following stats: 

  • Tier (The tier will effect when the move can be unlocked for use in the match. You do not have access to a Tier 3 card if you are still in Tier 1.) 
  • Rating (This is a 1-5 star scale that influences the quality of the match and story telling. It is best to build up to the higher impact moves to save on Stamina.) 
  • Damage Impact (Head, Arms, Legs, Body) 
  • Momentum Boost (This will add to a player’s momentum. Momentum is used to level up between Tiers and gain access to your signatures/finishers.) 
  • Stamina Deduction/Addition (Stamina is deducted when an offensive move is attempted. Stamina is gained when countering and using boost cards such as taunting, pinning, and rest holds.) 
  • Crowd Influence (Crowds like to be popped and love flashy, hardcore, and technical moves. Each card will have their own influence on the crowd and can get a crowd to hate you or love you. Certain wrestler types will get more out of this card than others.) 

During a Match  

If I am the attacking player, I will have 2 options: 

  • Attack (Attacking will show me all of the available card choices I can choose from.) 
  • Boost (Boost cards are used to regain Stamina, heal body parts, increase crowd engagement, drain the opponent of stamina, and stop momentum. 

 If I am the defending player, I will have 2 options: 

  • Attack (If I initiate an attack while defending, I will automatically land the attack if the other player is boosting(except for if a pin is being initiated). If the other player is pinning or attacking, their attack will automatically land. 
  • Defend (Defend Cards will be used to reverse and evade. Using my defend cards will use some of my stamina, but I will automatically reverse or evade the attacking player.) 
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Match Types 

  • Standard 1 vs 1 
  • Deathmatch(Hardcore) 1 vs 1 
  • Ladder 1 vs 1 
  • Table 1 vs 1 
  • Submission 1 vs 1 
  • Other match options are detailed in in the stretch goals. 

Creation Suite 

  • Create A Wrestler (Create your professional wrestlers and publish them for others to enjoy!) 
  • Create A Promotion (Find a city, create roster, and publish roster online for others to enjoy!) 
  • Find future options in the Stretch Goals! 

Game Modes 

  • Standard Exhibition 
  • My Indy (Play as Indy wrestler working their way up through the ranks! Interact with fans, promoters, and other wrestlers as you proceed.) 
  • My Indy Promotion (Play as an Indy promoter and put together the best shows possible. Get a TV deal and broadcast live for the world to watch.) 

When Can My Friends Play The Game?

The goal is to bring Spot Callerz to mobile devices around the world before the end of 2018. If successfully funded, there will be a full Beta version September 1st (The same day as All In).

What To Expect?

If funding is successful, expect at least the following:

  • The game is available on iOS and Android
  • All Game Modes listed above
  • All Creation Modes Listed above
  • 8 Playable Wrestling Arenas
  • 10 Default Wrestlers to choose from (These will all be editable)
  • At least 150 unique animations (The goal is to have more than this, but I am calculating from a higher rate)
  • Re-designed art for the menus and cards
  • New Sound Effects and Audio (Includes crowd chants, impact sounds, menu sounds, and music)
  • Weapon interaction (Chairs, Ladders, Tables, Light Tubes, Thumbtacks, Barbed-Wire Wrapped Weapons, Kendo Sticks, Garbage Cans, Bats, Stapler, and Salt)

Stretch Goals

$15,000: 50 Additional Moves and Desktop Version

$20,000: Head to Head Mode Against Peers

$25,000: Additional Online Modes (Create an Arena Mode/Create a Belt/My Indy Promotion Mode)

$30,000: Multi-Wrestling Wrestling Modes

$35,000: External Model Importer (Useful for Custom Mods)

$40,000+: Additional Moves and Requested Features

Risks and challenges

-Finding another quality/passionate animator
-Creating a product the audience will enjoy
-Expanding if successful

My biggest challenge will be finding an additional animator to maintain the same quality and style of my current animator. My next biggest challenge/risk will be ensuring that the market is available and ready for the product and that the product is compelling enough to obtain a nice following. I want the game to play great and offer something different to the market! If the audience is there and the product is liked, I will dedicate more time and money to make the game better and start looking to push it to the Xbox and PlayStation stores. This will present a new challenge, reconfiguring some aspects of the multiplayer mode be cross-platform.

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    You can now add a LETHAL dose of uniqueness to your gameplay experience! Choose any 5 moves that you would like included in the video game. These can be any 5 moves that you have ever witnessed!

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