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Tri Wing is an online real-time action and grid based card game for PC and mobile
Tri Wing is an online real-time action and grid based card game for PC and mobile
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Welcome, Pilot! You are about to command a new combat testing machine dubbed the Tri Wing. Below you will be debriefed on your role as a Pilot as well as the capabilities of the Tri Wing.

Tri Wing is a multiplayer real-time action based card game within a grid based arena to dominate their opponents by drafting decks full of weapon attacks and tactile maneuvers! The game was influenced by the mechanics of Megaman Battle Network, Hearthstone, and Street Fighter. 

*DISCLAIMER - All damage was significantly increased for demonstration purposes*

Welcome, Pilot!
Welcome, Pilot!

As the pilot, you will be given a set of tools to aid you in combat with the Tri Wing. The first set of tools is the CMD Prompt, which is a window either player can use to reload their hands with fresh attacks when the Turn Gauge is full. 

Utilize your resources
Utilize your resources

The CMD Prompt will allow you to COLLECT cards at the expense of some Fuel (your resource points, manage them carefully!) in order to stockpile more cards per turn, MANAGE cards in your hand by replacing one with another card in the deck, or DISCARD a card for extra Fuel.

The Tri Wing is also equipped with a myriad of intricate tactics, such as the ability to Focus the target, thereby slowing them down for a moment to strike.

Hold up!
Hold up!

The Tri Wing is also capable of an overdrive mechanic when damage has been sustained. This is called the EX mode. EX allows pilots to unleash powerful variant attacks and grants a small window of invincibility frames, but they run the risk of taking extra damage and stun if caught off guard.

High risk, high reward
High risk, high reward

Battles take place on a grid, where each player starts with nine tiles in a 3x3 arrangement. The state of the board is crucial to your success on the battlefield. Tiles can be modified, occupied, broken, or even stolen. A good pilot will always be aware of his surroundings. 

Take the initiative
Take the initiative

The music was done by a close friend of mine by the name of Micah (though he prefers Sir Raleigh. We'll still call him Micah). Here's a glimpse of the soundtrack to get a feel for the vibe of the game:

 

 

Tri Wing will release in late 2017 for PC, iOS, and Android. The Alpha will be projected to launch towards Q4 2016, and the Beta test will be expected for Q2 2017.

This is an estimate of where the game stands as of this Kickstarter
This is an estimate of where the game stands as of this Kickstarter

 

I'm reaching out to Kickstarter as I am a one man team with a day job and personal responsibilities. It's been difficult to balance work, life, and game development all together. I've gone so far as to move to Cincinnati to pursue my game's completion in hopes that the lower cost of living and a pay raise would aid me. Kickstarter will allow me to focus more on the development of Tri Wing, and less on my day job. The base game is finished, but there are still several animations and art pieces that need to be done, mechanics that need polish, and a myriad of cards that need to be added. I'm planning on releasing an alpha when the game has at least 30 unique cards minimum, but I would like the full game to launch with at least 75 cards. Cards effects I plan on adding include, but are not limited to:

  • Knock back punches
  • Objects/Tokens/Minion summons
  • Shockwaves
  • Barriers and heal spells
  • Turn Gauge time modifiers
  • AoE flares
  • Secrets/Trap Cards

Kickstarter also serves as a brilliant way to establish a community that will provide valuable input for the game when I begin releasing test builds. Your opinions about the game's fluidity and balance is beyond important to me. 

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4r Da Sqaw (Palette Swaps)

 

 

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Ya Boi

 

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Follow me for more updates and immediate responses!

 

Risks and challenges

There will always be risks when undertaking a project like this, especially when tackling it alone. The chief concern is timeliness, and how the game should be delivered on time. Working on this game has taught me that game development takes time and cannot be rushed, but also that life has a strange way of presenting new things that must be addressed. I hope that I do not have to slow down or halt development for any reason, but I will always keep a close eye on time.

Another risk is the scope of the project. I'm only one person, but having to do the coding, networking, art, animations, and community management, it will definitely get daunting. This will also go back to the idea of timeliness. I have made it a huge personal deal to myself to keep all goals and stretch goals within my realm of possibility.

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    [INITITATIVE] Test Unit

    Participate in the beta of Tri Wing before the official release! You'll receive:

    - Access to the Beta of Tri Wing
    - In-game credits valued at $10 at launch.

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    Participate in the beta of Tri Wing before the official release! You'll receive:

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    Get to beta test the game, with the soundtrack on your side! You'll receive:

    - Access to the Beta of Tri Wing
    - In-game credits valued at $10 at launch.
    - 6 song soundtrack

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    [INITIATIVE] Reserve Units

    Beta test the game with extra munitions and a fresh coat of paint! You'll receive:

    - Access to the Beta of Tri Wing
    - In-game credits valued at $25 at launch.
    - 6 song soundtrack
    - Extra color palettes for your avatar

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    Beta test the game with extra munitions and a fresh coat of paint! You'll receive:

    - Access to the Beta of Tri Wing
    - In-game credits valued at $25 at launch.
    - 6 song soundtrack
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    Alpha Unit

    Next match starts early! Test the game in the Alpha phase and help influence the balance of the game more directly. Alpha testing is crucial to the overall feel of the game, and your help is very much appreciated. As a thanks, you will also receive a set of special vinyl decals and a signed thank you letter from me. You'll receive:

    - Access to the Alpha AND Beta of Tri Wing
    - In-game credits valued at $40 at launch.
    - 6 song soundtrack
    - Extra color palettes for your avatar
    - Your name added to the randomly selected pool of backers to be displayed on the startup screen.
    - Vinyl Tri Wing logo decals
    - Signed thank you letter

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    Founder's Model

    Let your voice be heard. Not only will you get access to the Alpha, but you will join me in a video update to the community by playing me in a match and giving your opinion of the current build and overall direction of the game. You'll receive:

    - Access to the Alpha AND Beta of Tri Wing
    - In-game credits valued at $40 at launch.
    - 6 song soundtrack
    - Extra color palettes for your avatar
    Your name added to the randomly selected pool of backers to be displayed on the startup screen.
    - Vinyl Tri Wing logo decals
    - Signed thank you letter
    - Join me in a video update and let the community hear your opinions!

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    Blueprint Artist

    Design the main card art for a card of your choice! Not an artist? Not a problem. Just draw your idea to the best of your ability, and I'll reinterpret it for you.
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    - Access to the Alpha AND Beta of Tri Wing
    - In-game credits valued at $40 at launch.
    - 6 song soundtrack
    - Extra color palettes for your avatar
    Your name added to the randomly selected pool of backers to be displayed on the startup screen.
    - Vinyl Tri Wing logo decals
    - Signed thank you letter

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    [ARTISTS ONLY] Lead Architect

    Design a background image to be used on as one of the stages in the game! This one will require acceptable pixel art skills, so be prepared! You will also receive:

    - Access to the Alpha AND Beta of Tri Wing
    - In-game credits valued at $40 at launch.
    - 6 song soundtrack
    - Extra color palettes for your avatar
    Your name added to the randomly selected pool of backers to be displayed on the startup screen.
    - Vinyl Tri Wing logo decals
    - Signed thank you letter

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    Top Engineer

    Work with me to design your very own card to add in the game! We'll sit and chat about the game and create the card you've always wanted. You'll also join me in a developer update as well!
    You will also receive:

    - Access to the Alpha AND Beta of Tri Wing
    - In-game credits valued at $40 at launch.
    - 6 song soundtrack
    - Extra color palettes for your avatar
    Your name added to the randomly selected pool of backers to be displayed on the startup screen.
    - Vinyl Tri Wing logo decals
    - Signed thank you letter

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