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Kickstarter thread!

on: August 13, 2007, 09:49:11 am
Seeing as there are quite a few Kickstarter threads we decided that there will be a thread for them all, since we do not want the General Discussion Forum flooded with this stuff.
Just post your kickstarter stuff in here please. Thanks
« Last Edit: November 17, 2012, 11:09:28 am by ptoing »

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Re: Kickstarter thread!

Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011, 12:36:55 am
Hello! I'm trying to 'crowd fund' an old-school 2d tileset in the style of 'Alundra' to release for free to game developers.   I'm not a game developer any more, but I do run a site that hosts both free and low cost resources to game developers.  I also have a deep nostalgia for old-school 2d games.  The tileset will contain enough 2d tiles to create an outdoor scene similar to:

http://wolverinesoft.org/library/library14_files/image-008.jpg

The tileset will consist of completely original tiles, but will stylistically be similar to Alundra.  Once the tileset has been completed, it will be released on my site (Game Beep) for free.  Free as in beer.  Royalty free.  Free free free.

If anyone's interested, check out:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/clone45/creating-a-free-rpg-tileset-for-indie-game-develop

« Last Edit: August 29, 2011, 12:39:56 am by clone45 »

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Re: Kickstarter thread!

Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012, 09:28:22 am
Hi fellow pixel-pushers,

This is Mike at Brashmonkey.com
The beta version of our all new Spriter, a highly optimized 2D game animation tool, is finally available. What makes it special is it's specifically for creating animations for games!

http://www.brashmonkeygames.com/brashmonkey/spriter/Spriterbird.jpg
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/539087245/spriter?ref=live

It doesn't just export sequential images of full frames, it can also export the actual animation data in XML format, so game engines can recreate all the animations using just the original source images (like body parts) thereby saving massive amounts of VRAM and disk space. It will also support tons of game specific features, like visually placing unlimited collision rectangles per frame (with names and numeric values for each!), unlimited action points per frame, unlimited named variables can be changed per frame, and sound effects can be triggered per frame. It also supports an awesome feature called “Character Maps” which lets you show, hide, or replace images from specific folders on the fly to make game features like customizable character appearance and changes in weapons, armor, etc super easy and efficient.

Please check out the Kickstarter page to learn more and for the link to download the free beta version.
We'd love your feedback, suggestions, and support so we can make Spriter hands down the ultimate 2D game animating tool.

 


A note for pixel artists: for now it uses HWA filtering, but in the relative near future we will be adding a pixel art friendly mode with no flitering and aith no floating point pixel coordinates, and in general, a better experience for working with low res sprites. Still even in its current beta stage, I think Spriter can me a very valuable tool for creating animations for even low res games, by creating the animations large than you need for the final spriters, then batch processign the, down to your final size. (then palletizing and pixel popping as required or desired)


Thank you very much.

 
« Last Edit: September 12, 2013, 08:23:18 am by Crow »

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Re: Kickstarter thread!

Reply #3 on: April 05, 2012, 07:56:17 am
Way epic, and excited to see how close you are to being funded already! I've backed this and look forward to playing with the release when it arrives.  :y:
Thanks Mush, adcrusher524, Ego, and iLKke!

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Re: Kickstarter thread!

Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012, 10:01:05 pm
Hi everyone,

The Kickstarter campaign for Spriter, the awesome 2d game animation tool is about to enter its final week.  Spriter has gotten the attention, endorsements and support of many really great pro and independent game developers...

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/539087245/spriter

"Seriously, awesome job on the editor."
- Tuomas Erikoinen, lead artist of Angry Birds

“Up until now, these tools were kept as a sort of "secret weapon" by companies with deep pockets who would use them to reduce dev-time and increase quality. It's often too costly for smaller companies and independents to create their own - and when they do they're reinventing the wheel every time because there is no standard. Spriter finally brings us a commercial solution and with it comes the potential of a universal standard. “

http://vimeo.com/40644291

Dan Fessler, Professional game artist, Lead artist, A Bit Lucky

Since the Kickstarter campaign began, there's now working basic beta Spriter support for lots of Game authoring languages and system...

Cocos2d(by @TacoGraveyard) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mtX0a26voWU
GameMaker(by icuurd12b42) http://gmc.yoyogames.com/index.php?showtopic=537492
Flashpunk(by @abeltoy) http://www.brashmonkey.com/spriter/PunkSpriter.swf
Flixel(by @abeltoy) http://www.brashmonkey.com/spriter/FlxSpriter.swf
Starling(by @abeltoy) http://www.brashmonkey.com/spriter/StarlingSpriter.html
AS3(by @abeltoy) http://www.brashmonkey.com/spriter/BitmapSpriter.swf
XNA(by Mark Schmelzenbach) http://www.brashmonkey.com/spriter/SpriterBetaXNA.zip
JBlocks(by Zeroluck)
Libgdx (by Christian Finckler) http://www.badlogicgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=3863

With continued funding we can continue to work full time and get additional help to make Spriter the ultimate 2d Game animation tool and get full Spriter support in all the popular game authoring systems as quickly as possible.  Please help spread the word.

Thank you very much.

Mike@Brashmonkey

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Re: Kickstarter thread!

Reply #5 on: July 05, 2012, 08:28:32 pm
Hey hey!  I launched a Kickstarter this morning and it's going great so far!  I thought some fellow pixel artists and admirers of the craft would appreciate its style. 

You can see the kickstarter at www.MoonIntern.com

It's essentially a serialized, side-scrolling action-RPG.  You deliver packages, fix machines, fight evil and Love your soulmate.  I'd love it you guys could show some love and support. 

Follow me @LarryPixel for updates and what-nots.


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Re: Kickstarter thread!

Reply #6 on: August 15, 2012, 07:44:11 am
Hi everyone,

http://www.brashmonkeygames.com/brashmonkey/temp/skin_plat.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Plx3eGkp4Z8&list=PL0A78BF3C22C7BAE9&feature=mh_lolz

I've created a simple 3 level platformer game complete with a boss at the end specifically so any game artist can easily (and completely) change out any of the art, sounds, music etc. to create their own platformer game.  I made it using the free edition of Construct 2 from http://www.scirra.com, so you don't need to buy anything to use it and the finished game can be exported as HTML5, which means you can embed your finished game into any website including your online portfolio.

I've also begun creating tutorial videos explaining how to replace the art and will soon even make videos explaining how to “program” in other game play features. (see the link above)

You can also try out the actual game here: http://www.brashmonkey.com/skin_platformer/

(For people like me who love pixel pushing, fear not, I'll show you how to make the game run in non-scaled, not filtered, pixel perfect mode.)

To play, just use the arrow keys to walk and jump and the Z key to throw fireballs once you've collected the “power-bean” .

And for those interested in seeing how far you can take this engine with the full version of Construct2 (the free Construct 2 has a 100 event limit..the current basic engine uses 91 events), please check out this really robust game thats being build on top of the same engine:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/renitao/hyper-segtendio-siblings

Backers of just 55 dollars or more can get the entire fully featured game engine once the game is finished.

I hope people find this useful.

-Mike
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Re: Kickstarter thread!

Reply #7 on: August 25, 2012, 04:03:44 pm
Hey Everyone,
 
Please check out this video:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/renitao/hyper-segtendio-siblings/posts
 
I'm making this game with my friend Renita.
 
This is build on top of the free 91 event Construct2 platformer engine I released.
 
I'm making tutorial videos showing how to replace the art with your own and even program in new game play features.
 
cheers,

Mike
 

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Re: Kickstarter thread!

Reply #8 on: August 28, 2012, 06:56:40 pm
Hi! Allow me to pimp a project by two friends of my, talented game developers Josiah Tobin and Ruben Rodriguez.

Watch the trailer of Worlds Beyond: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2004110145/worlds-beyond-classic-retro-rpg-about-the-end-of-t

Pledged 250$!

I can vouch for the guys being diligent and talented. Some 6 years ago they developed one of the best games in the compiler I use, a cool Zelda-style action-adventure game entitled Lynn's Legacy. It's free: http://games.freebasic.net/dumpbyid.php?input=2

So yeah, if intrigued by their past work or the Kickstarter page, pledge! These guys deserve it.

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Re: Kickstarter thread!

Reply #9 on: October 02, 2012, 12:49:12 am
Hello everyone!

I just launched a kickstarter campaign for my retro/8-bit iphone/ipad game, Attack of the Killer Space Things! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/810955105/attack-of-the-killer-space-things It's the space-themed shooter with a side of humor. I'm trying to raise some funds to finish the thing up. Please take a look - I think you'll enjoy it :)

Adam
8-bitbros.com