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Who needs bats & balls when you have swords & stars? Take your team of shadow warriors and duke it out on the baseball diamond!

Who needs bats & balls when you have swords & stars? Take your team of shadow warriors and duke it out on the baseball diamond! Read More
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Who needs bats and balls when you have swords and stars?

We're mixing sports action with a light and colorful world of cartoony ninja players, and pouring it into a PC game using the Unity engine.  

In the past month, we've built a well-engineered, playable prototype in Unity.  What we need is time and money to get characters and stadium art in the game.

This Kickstarter campaign will help us bring Ninja Baseball to completion. 

Each week, we will send out a production newsletter showing progress on the game, and get feedback from our fans when we have a tricky creative decision to make.

After it's released, we'll support the game with free updates, and eventually take it to mobile and social platforms!

Along the way, we're going to have fun exploring the world through mockumentaries and "dramas," all professionally shot and performed.  Like this!

Ninja Baseball: The Cooking Show ???

About The Team

Ninja Baseball is created by Ted Brown and Todd Booth.  We were among the first to graduate from the Guildhall at SMU, a master's degree program in game development.  Since then, we've been working separately in the industry for more than six years, but without fat royalty checks to show for it.  (just in case you were wondering!)

When you support the Ninja Baseball project, you're helping us get closer to a lifelong dream of working for ourselves, on projects we love, with the support of our talented friends.  You're also helping a fun game get out of our heads and onto your screen!

Thank you for stopping by, and thank you for sharing this site on any social networks you hang out on.  

Reward Pictures

Here's one of the Felted Ninjas you can get for a $50 pledge!

Our Extended Team

These are some of the fantastic people who are helping us out as we get things started.  In no particular order:

  • Jason Harris: Beer maker, IT specialist, and one heckuva guy.
  • Michael Ober: Videographer, Ober Digital Media
  • Tim O'Donnell: Actor and comedian
  • Ben Tendick: Knife Maker, B.R.T. Bladeworks
  • Heathir Brown: Doula and Felter Extraordinaire
  • Jared Foster: Artist
  • Troma Entertainment: They are not directly sponsoring our game, but allowed Jason to give out Ninja Baseball frisbees at their booth at GenCon this year.  Thanks, guys!  Your indie work ethic is an inspiration to us all.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00 USD

    We'll e-mail you a digital Ninja Baseball Card with your name on it! Thanks for your support!

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5 USD

    You'll receive the digital card AND a postcard with exclusive art, signed by Ted and Todd!

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10 USD

    You'll get the digital card, signed postcard, AND a key to download the game... with your name in the credits!

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20 USD

    This is the "Player Pack!" You get an exclusive DVD case with the game, and your name in the game as a player! It also includes the digital card, signed postcard, download key, and a listing in the credits!

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35 USD

    If you'd like to put clothes on our back AND on your own, here's the tier for you! You will receive a super soft t-shirt, designed by us and printed by a local company in Eugene, Oregon. You'll also receive the "Player Pack!"

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50 USD

    Design a team that will be in everyone's game! Their home, name, mascot, and colors are all up to you. (keep it earth-bound and clean, assassin!) You'll receive a custom 8x10 glossy of your team, and a character with your name will be their default manager in the game, if you wish. You'll also get the "Player Pack!"

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    Limited 3 backers
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    Pledge $50 or more About $50 USD

    Our friends at B.R.T. Bladeworks have offered to craft limited-edition Throwing Stars for this campaign! (Wow!) Choose this tier, and you'll get a Throwing Star, certificate of authenticity, and the "Player Pack."

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50 USD

    If you prefer snuggly soft ninjas, then this tier is for you! You'll receive a hand-made, felted ninja, made only for this campaign. Choose the primary and secondary colors, and it will be crafted with love. You also get the "Player Pack" and a waiver. (just in case he flips out and unleashes his awesome ninja power)

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    Pledge $80 or more About $80 USD

    We'll name an MVP award in the game after you or someone you love! AND you'll get a copy of the boardgame used to playtest the rules, including the board, dice, and rubber ninjas. AND you'll get the "Player Pack!"

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100 USD

    This is a special tier, made by request! For this amount, you will receive a throwing star by B.R.T. Bladeworks, a felted ninja, and the "Player Pack." You also get to design a team, and a surprise "something extra." Thank you for your support!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500 USD

    You will receive an original, signed drawing by Todd Booth. You'll also get a signed book of the concept art used in the game, and the "Player Pack." Nice!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000 USD

    Does this game get you as excited as we are? Do you also want to have a serious, lasting impact on its development? Well, then, slide over here! For this amount, you can pick an upcoming stadium we are building, alter it to your specifications, and name it after you or someone you love. You will also receive an invitation to a secret group on Facebook, where the developers and other invitees discuss the game. That's right! A digital legacy, a large format print to show it off, an all-access backstage pass, and the chance to offer your input. (Naturally, you'll receive the "Player Pack," too!)

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Funding period

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