PlaneQuest, where Miniatures + Tablets = TabletTop gaming!
PlaneQuest, where Miniatures + Tablets = TabletTop gaming!
Help us define a new class of table-top games by connecting miniatures with touchscreen tablets!
Help us define a new class of table-top games by connecting miniatures with touchscreen tablets! Read more
About this project
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!
- 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.
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:
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 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!! :-)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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