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PlaneQuest: Champions provides an exciting new interactive gaming experience on your iPad, Android, or Windows RT tablet.

Our TabletTop Miniatures (TTMs) have special conductive bases that let you move in digital worlds and fight and interact with digital characters in real-time!

Do you love traditional table-top miniatures but are you tired of the clunky limitations of the game experience?

Do you love tablet-centric games but sense there's untapped potential waiting to be unleashed…?

With PlaneQuest, we're bringing miniatures and video games together to define a new genre we're calling TabletTop gaming

 Here are the first TabletTop Miniatures used to play the game - they represent 1 Champion from 5 of the planar races.

You get all 5 of these miniatures in the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL and the PRE-ORDER SPECIAL rewards! The Full Champion Pack!

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- TTM models are indicative only & subject to final manufacturing implementation.]

Blurring the line between the physical and digital worlds: our TabletTop Miniatures feel like they're part of the digital game environment for the first time. The figurine you're holding appears to cast realistic shadows - as if it's standing in the same digital game world as the enemies.  

Gesture-driven interactivity: Each Champion plays very differently with unique gestures required to drive that character. Hot pressing (holding your finger down) on a non-player character brings up a range of options for talking to members of each exotic race you encounter.

Move through large environments: You hold your character with one hand, whilst using the other hand to pan around - and hence walk or run - through large environments. Move through wondrous forests, destroyed towns, castle corridors, and eerie catacombs.

Tag-team action!: Adding or removing miniatures from the TabletTop is catered for in the design of the game and lies at the heart of PlaneQuest game dynamics. Lifting a miniature up, or placing it down on the tablet equates to phasing in, or phasing out, of the current Plane of Existence in the game (in the game, this is called Flaring in and Flaring out, due to the burst of scintillating light produced when a person moves between dimensions). This feature lets users swap Champions in real-time to take advantage of the different strengths and special abilities of each character (though this action comes at the cost of health and power). Mastering each character is the key to successful advancement through the game. 

If you love figurines and collectibles as much as we do, order your own large 7-inch Premium Figurines of the Archon, Draken, and Tigron Champions to display at home. 

The Draken

The Archon

The Tigron**

These rare, limited edition resin collectibles faithfully lock in incredible detail and convey every nuance of each character. Given the potential of TabletTop gaming, by ordering one you'll be owning a valuable piece of gaming history!

[*Note: Premium Figurine models are indicative only & subject to final manufacturing implementation].

In PlaneQuest, you control a team of Champions in an exciting style of gaming that includes manoeuvure-driven combat, fascinating exploration of exotic parallel worlds, character levelling/power development, and non-player character (NPC) interaction.

Journey from one Plane of existence to another liberating Celestial Keeps in a quest to save the Multiverse.

We're working on a fascinating storyline and great game mechanics that will see you control these Champions to infiltrate each Celestial Keep and attempt to overthrow the resident Darkon. Freeing more Keeps, Archons, and Planar races increases your Liberation tally and helps swell the army you'll need to win the game.

All the keeps on the different planes must be liberated before the final assault on the High Plane can begin.

Pre-order your Miniatures or Premium Figurines and help us unleash PlaneQuest: Champions!

If we hit our funding target, we're aiming to get the TTMs and the game to you in May 2014. At which point Celestial fanfare will ensue!

PlaneQuest will be supported on the iPad, mainstream Android tablets, and eventually Windows 8 & Windows RT tablets such as the Microsoft Surface.

PlaneQuest: Champions is being developed using the Unity3D game engine.

Here are some of our objectives for future iterations. Each iteration will expand the scope of the game and bring even more exciting TabletTop Miniatures into existence for you to play.

Large Table-top PC support

RISE OF THE TABLETTOP!

  • After the basic game is developed, we'd like to ensure support for large table-top devices such as the Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27-inch table-top PC. This will open up incredible experiences on large touchscreen surfaces.



Dual-player / Co-op Mode support

PLAY WITH A WINGMAN! 

  • We'd like to work towards dual player support to let you play with a friend in co-op mode on separate tablets.

Our team consists of experienced industry professionals and up-and-coming talent in product & software design and development. We're based in the centre of Brisbane's creative precinct amidst a profusion of creative and technical talent. We're also part of the city's thriving indie games industry. 

Our team members have worked for games companies like THQ Australia and Blitz Games.

Find out more about our key people on our website here.

CEO, Anna Rooke, Creative Enterprise Australia

An album of beautiful original music composed and produced by our Music Composer & Sound Producer, Ricardo Pujol, is available as a Reward.

You can listen to a sample track called, Magic Quest here. Enjoy!

Order your own copy of the complete PlaneQuest album in the Rewards on the right.

Please "Like" us by clicking the small button under the main video at the top of the page. Posting to your Facebook wall, or Tweeting about this Kickstarter campaign will help us out a lot too. Thank you for your support!

Risks and challenges

We have spent 10 months building the prototype, working on gameplay, improving the technology, designing the miniatures, conceptualising the game, and testing key features. With this in mind, here are the following challenges and how we are qualified to overcome them:

Manufacturing
The production moulds for our miniatures are very expensive. Production is further complicated by the fact that our bases require special conductive materials. We have relationships in the manufacturing sector from established and reputable companies. We will build on this to ensure we can negotiate the strongest deals from the best suppliers. The production industry is very competitive in this area, which will work in our favour to bring you high quality TabletTop Miniatures. They'll look superb.

Game Production
Game production is expensive and time consuming. It is further complicated by the innovation inherent in this game. We are implementing many new features that currently do not exist in other games. However, in developing the prototype we have learnt a lot and have plans for a wide variety of compelling gameplay features that we can bring to you providing we manage to raise sufficient capital to cover development costs. We are confident that we can deliver a solid game whose scope will increase with each new funding milestone achieved.

This game is also being developed in Unity3D, which means development costs will be minimized whilst still being able to draw upon a large and expanding base of game developers and designers based both in Australia and abroad. Brisbane alone has a large community of independent game developers that we are able to tap into. We are also based in the centre of a creative precinct and so talent is abundant.

In short, we have the passion, competence, and industry connections to deliver. All we need is your support!! :-)

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    Thank you for your support! You'll get an invite to the PLANEQUEST DEVELOPMENT FORUM, where you can provide feedback and suggestions on the direction the game is taking. Pledging £8 will get you an INTERACTIVE e-BOOK of PLANEQUEST ART & MEDIA packed with beautiful artwork of characters and story scenes, interactive renders of TabletTop Miniatures, video clips, and music from the game. It also includes the full backstory to the game and expanded info on each Champion.

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    PLANEQUEST MUSIC ALBUM (via digital download) of mindblowing original music created by our music composer maestro, Ricardo Pujol (listen to the heart-lifting sample track at the bottom of the page!).

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! MINIATURES & THE GAME. Get The Full Champion Pack of TabletTop Miniatures (TTMs) - that's all the PlaneQuest Champions, one from each race: The Sauren, Sentinel, Tigron, Draken, & Archon; plus a full version of the game itself! As a bonus, add £5 if you'd also like the PlaneQuest: Champions INTERACTIVE e-BOOK described in the first reward. Remember, you only pay for your reward if we hit our base funding target. Thanks for your early bird support!
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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! (Shipping corrected) MINIATURES & THE GAME. Get The Full Champion Pack of TabletTop Miniatures (TTMs) - that's all the PlaneQuest Champions, one from each race: The Sauren, Sentinel, Tigron, Draken, & Archon; plus a full version of the game itself! As a bonus, add £5 if you'd also like the PlaneQuest: Champions INTERACTIVE e-BOOK described in the first reward. Remember, you only pay for your reward if we hit our base funding target. Thanks for your early bird support! (Shipping: UK, USA, Canada, Australia, & NZ free. Please add £8 for other countries).

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    PRE-ORDER SPECIAL: MINIATURES & THE GAME. Get The Full Champion Pack of TabletTop Miniatures (TTMs) - that's all the PlaneQuest Champions, one from each race: The Sauren, Sentinel, Tigron, Draken, & Archon; plus a full version of the game itself.
    This is the next best thing to the Early Bird Special, and still represents a solid saving from retail pricing. Back our Kickstarter campaign and save!
    As a bonus, add £5 if you'd also like the PlaneQuest: Champions INTERACTIVE e-BOOK described in the first reward.
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    A PREMIUM FIGURINE of the DRAKEN CHAMPION.
    Get a mindblowing 1:10 Scale (approx. 7.5-inch tall) hand-painted collectible of the powerful Draken Champion, Marcellon of the Flame Ardent (scroll down the page to view).
    Own a valuable piece of gaming history with this superb collectible! These figurines are a Kickstarter exclusive - no more will be produced after the campaign ends. Add £23 to also get the MINIATURES & THE GAME - that's The Full Champion Pack of TabletTop Miniatures - at the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL price! Add a further £5 if you'd also like the PlaneQuest: Champions INTERACTIVE e-BOOK.

    (*Note: the figurines depicted are indicative only & subject to final manufacturing implementation. Shipping: UK, USA, Canada, Australia, & NZ free. Please add £12 for other countries. The Premium Figurine will arrive by December 2013; the TTMs and the game are scheduled for May 2014.)

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    Get TWO PREMIUM FIGURINES: the ARCHON & DRAKEN CHAMPIONS.
    This reward gets you the Draken and a second 1:10 Scale (approx. 6-inch tall) hand-painted collectible, this time of the aesthetically magnificent Archon, Seraphae - daughter of the King and Queen of The High Plane.
    Your shelf at home awaits these centrepieces!
    For your keen support, we'll also bundle in the PlaneQuest: Champions INTERACTIVE e-BOOK for free! 
    Add £23 to also get the MINIATURES & THE GAME - that's The Full Champion Pack of TabletTop Miniatures - at the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL price!

    (*Note: the figurines depicted are indicative only & subject to final manufacturing implementation. Shipping: UK, USA, Canada, Australia, & NZ free. Please add £12 for other countries. The Premium Figurine will arrive by December 2013; the TTMs and the game are scheduled for May 2014.)

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    Get THREE PREMIUM FIGURINES: the TIGRON, ARCHON, & DRAKEN CHAMPIONS.
    In addition to the Draken and Archon, this reward gets you a third 1:10 Scale (approx. 6.5"" tall in a deep stance) hand-painted collectible of the shamanistic Tigron warrior, Rax - whose race has near unparalleled speed and reflexes. For your keen support, we'll also bundle in the PlaneQuest: Champions INTERACTIVE e-BOOK for free!

    Add £23 to also get the MINIATURES & THE GAME - that's The Full Champion Pack of TabletTop Miniatures - at the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL price!

    (Note: the Tigron model shown has thick, ruggedized weapons for the purposes of our 3D printing prototype. The produced version will actually have thin blades. Again, note that this image is indicative only as it depends on final production. Shipping: UK, USA, Canada, Australia, & NZ free. Please add £12 for other countries.The Premium Figurine will arrive by December 2013; the TTMs and the game are scheduled for May 2014.)

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    Pledge £250 or more About $382

    THE TOTAL PREMIERE COLLECTORS PACKAGE!! Get a 30- by 20-inch (75*50cm) high-quality canvas print of PlaneQuest Story Art + A supporter's T-shirt emblazoned with the PlaneQuest Champions +
    get all 3 Premium Figurines + the Full Champion Pack of TabletTop Miniatures + Interactive e-book of PlaneQuest Art & Media + the PlaneQuest Music Album. Incredible Kickstarter-only value!
    This is the ticket to vast new planes of existence!
    (Shipping: UK, USA, Canada, Australia, & NZ free. Please add £20 for other countries. The Premium Figurines will arrive by December 2013; the TTMs and the game are scheduled for May 2014.)

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