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Using an array of weapons you collect or build, defend survivors who make their way to your base through a zombie horde in this game for the iPhone.

***** CHECK OUT THE UPDATES PAGE FOR PICS OF THE PLUSH ZOMBIE*****

Zombies.

Who doesn’t love them? Am I right? Or at least love to shoot them?

Well you are in luck, new best friend, because I’m making a game to do just that!

It’s an idea I came up with in England. In the shower. I know, NEI (Not Enough Information), but that’s all you’re going to get about that. Sorry.

Zombie Fortress is a zombie survival game.

As you can see from the video, you’ve made it to safety, but the only way to stay safe is to rescue other survivors. You’ll have to defend them while they try to make it to the fortress. To do this, you’ll use an array of weapons that you collect or build to kill the zombies before they can attack and kill the survivors. Survivors bring things you need with them, and can be sent back out to get more things.

It’s tower defense-y, it’s gauntlet-y, it’s a lot of things-y.

To get the game developed, the 3D artwork, and the sound created, I’ve got Santa Cruz Games helping me. They've developed games for Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo. Including Tomb Raider: Underworld for the DS

They don’t come cheap though, and that’s why I’m here, so I can afford to pay them when they are finished making my game awesome. Also, I want to do frequent updates and add new maps, weapons, and zombie types to the game. Any money I make over the goal will go towards those updates.

To thank you for your pledge to help fund the game’s creation, I have a load of great rewards:

Everyone that pledges 10 dollars or more gets a copy of the game on me.

Don't have an iPhone? NO PROBLEM! I have other stuff for you. And you don't actually HAVE to take a reward you know. You could just pledge out of the kindness of your heart and all that junk.

I’m making three sets of foldable 3D paper figures, five figures in each set. The designs will be professionally printed on card stock and sent to you uncut. You cut them out, fold them, and glue them together to make the 3D figures. One set will be zombies; one set will be people (not necessarily live, intact people…); and one set will be variants of figures from the other two sets.

My brother makes plush toys (spy cats, love-sick robots and pandas, etc…) most of them have secret magnetic features. He’s agreed to help me create a plush zombie, and I’m gonna come up with some cool magnetic feature… http://bit.ly/HoracePic

Do you like clothes? Sure we all do. So I’m making a zombie t-shirt. Not exactly sure what the design will be, but I quite like the stick men zombies from the end of the video, it might be something with them.

Finally, and the thing I’m most excited about, I’m offering you a chance to create a weapon that will be added to the game as either a free In App Download, or as a game update. It can be any kind of crazy (non-obscene) thing you can think of to kill a zombie, but it has to work with the game. So if you suggest something that won’t I’ll make sure that we get together and tweak it so that it will. I hope that a lot of you decide to design weapons, because that’s part of the fun of the game, taking out zombies with something cool or ridiculous.

Take a look at all the pledge levels, I wanted to make all the various ways to split up the rewards so you could get exactly what you wanted, but I got tired. If there is some grouping of rewards that you want that isn’t there send me a message and I’ll see what I can do for you.

Feel free to message me if you have any questions or comments.

I’ll be putting up links to the website for the game and the Facebook fan page soon.

( UPDATE: It's soon-ish... The fan page is still under construction, but the webpage is up! http://www.firebongo.com/zombiefortress/ Check it out! )

(NEW UPDATE: The fan page is done and is running a contest until March 11, come check it out! http://bit.ly/ZFonFB)

Thanks for pledging! Tell your friends!

Rick

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    PERSONAL GLORY –- For a minimum pledge of one dollar your name will go… somewhere. Either on a thank you screen in the game, or on the game’s website (Also coming soon). I haven't figured it out yet, but it will be one of those places, and that’s pretty cool. So cool that you would probably feel pretty bad about only spending a single dollar on such an honor (not that I’d turn down your dollar.)

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    CONGRATULATIONS ON SURVIVING THE ZOMBIE PLAGUE -- For a minimum pledge of ten dollars I’ll get you a copy of the game once it’s out. You will also receive PERSONAL GLORY!

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    WATCH OUT FOR THE LITTLE ONES -- For a minimum pledge of twenty-five dollars I'll send you a MiniZom keychain. These little guys are hand sewn mini versions of the plush zombie, perfect for dangling from your keys, your rear-view mirror, or just about any other dangle source. I will also get you a copy of the game, and PERSONAL GLORY!

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    THEY CAN GET IN THROUGH THE MAIL SLOT! -- For a minimum pledge of thirty dollars, I will send you a set of 5 paper zombies! These zombies will be professionally printed (in color!) on nice cardstock and mailed to you for you to cut out, fold, and glue together to have your very own paper zombie mini hoard! I will also get you a copy of the game, and PERSONAL GLORY!

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    SNACKS FOR THE TRIP –- For a minimum pledge of forty dollars I will send you the set of 5 paper zombies (see above), AND a set of 5 paper people! Some of these people will probably be dead, and partially eaten, so that should be fun… I will also get you a copy of the game, and PERSONAL GLORY!

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    ZOMBIE PRIDE -– For a minimum pledge of fifty dollars you can show your zombie pride with our lovely zombie T-shirt. It will say to the world, “Hey, World, I feel a way about zombies.” And you choose the size! Small, medium, large, extra large, all the best sizes, as long as it’s one of those. I will also get you a copy of the game, and PERSONAL GLORY!

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    WE'RE DIFFERENT! -- For a minimum pledge of fifty-five dollars I’ll send you the set of 5 paper people (see above) and the set of 5 paper zombies (see higher above) AND a set of 5 variants of figures from the first two sets! Cool! Neat! Rare! (Unless everyone goes for this pledge level, then they are just cool and neat.) I will also get you a copy of the game, and PERSONAL GLORY!

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    ZOMBIES HAVE NEVER BEEN SO SOFT… – For a minimum pledge of seventy dollars I will send you a hand sewn, plush zombie. These zombies have a secret, magnetic, feature! Perfect for you AND your zombie loving loved ones! (That’s right; find a way to pledge twice!) I will also get you a copy of the game, and PERSONAL GLORY!

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    YOU KNOW WHAT I’D REALLY LIKE TO KILL A ZOMBIE WITH? -- At one time or another I’m sure we’ve all thought, “The crowbar is the obvious choice for killing zombies in close quarters, but for long range what we really need some is kind of crowbar gun!” Do you have a really great/crazy idea for a zombie-killing weapon? Well now’s your chance to see that idea in action! For a minimum bid of seventy-five dollars you can design a weapon for the game. Your weapon will be released in a free weapon pack or as part of a game update. Don’t choose crowbar gun though, because I already called it. The weapon will have to work for the game, so if you think up something that we can’t make work, I’ll work with you to tweak it so that it will. Also, let’s keep it clean, OK? I can’t personally think of an obscene way to kill a zombie, but I’m also not trying. I will also get you a copy of the game, and PERSONAL GLORY!

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    ZOMBIE DUO… – For a minimum pledge of ninety dollars I will send you a hand sewn, plush zombie and the zombie keychain. The plush zombie has a secret, magnetic, feature! I will also get you a copy of the game, and PERSONAL GLORY!

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    ZOMBIE HOARD – For a minimum pledge of one hundred and fifty dollars I will send you the paper zombies, the paper people, the variant paper figures, AND the plush zombie! With that many zombies hanging around your house, my friend, there is very little chance of your survival. I will also get you a copy of the game, and PERSONAL GLORY!

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    ZOMBIES, THE T-SHIRT, AND EVERYTHING – For a minimum pledge of two hundred and fifty dollars you get it all. I will send you the set of 5 paper zombies, the set of 5 paper people, the set of 5 paper variants, the zombie T-shirt, the plush zombie, you can make a weapon for the game, and I will get you a copy of the game, AND PERSONAL GLORY!

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    HEAD SHOT – Hey, crazy rich people (and crazy, rich people) cruising Kickstarter, looking to blow someone’s mind by dumping a huge wad of cash on them. I know you’re out there… Pick me. You won’t get anything more than the two hundred and fifty dollar guy, but who cares?!?! You’re RICH! (And possibly crazy?)

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