Welcome to the Dragon Maze crowd funding campaign
If you are reading this, first I want to thank you for taking some time to learn about this project. my name is Luis Garcia, best known as Lune and I have been working in mobile apps and games for 2 years under the name Feline Arts (demo reel here)
Also, I have been involved in several Talking Apps, outsourcing art for mobile games and recently released Phoenix Run for android, under Feline Arts name, now with more than 10,000 downloads after its release in 2012.
The reason of why we are doing this crowfunding campaign is because the studio funds itself with outsource works but this time we are agaist a deadline wich is the OUYA console release, so we can do 2 different things, get an outsource work, fund the game and miss the ouya deathline, or ask you for help to fund the project and finish this release.
In dragon maze you play as a dragon who had his treasure stolen by the evil "Claw Gang", a vicious band of wolves, always searching for treasures to steal. Your goal is to claim your treasure back.
Target Platforms and Releases
The game will be released in several platforms, but the first one we have in mind is OUYA. Once the game is released for this android-based console, the second release will be for PC and MAC (within 2 weeks after the OUYA release) through steam greenlight.
As for last Android and iPad tablets, we still do not have an estimated date of release.
In Dragon Maze you play as this litle dragon, which has the unque habilities of rolling and dashing to smash things such as enemies or weak spots to discover secret areas around the world.
Also, you will be able to upgrade some skills to become stronger and retreive your treasure back from the evil "Claw Gang".
The Claw Gang:
These are the guys who took away your treasure while you were sleeping, they think a small dragon like you can't do anything to get it back. Of course they want your treasure to spend every coin in useless things.
In Dragon Maze you will travel trough 6 different environments such as forests, mountains, swamps, the wolf mines, the dangerous dragon volcano and a "yet to be revealed" location which will push your skills to the limit.
Also, you will find useful objects to aid you in your quest, upgrade your habilities and discover new areas.
Here you can see a comparison of the graphics in the alpha version and the graphics we are expecting for the final release, wich could still improve a bit more.
Perks and Prizes
here is a brief descritption of every item included in the perks
The "Dragon Maze's Development Journey" is an ebook of the problems and challenges we are facing with the development and how we worked around it, mostly aimed at people interested in starting a journey in game development or people who loves "behind the scenes" material,along with all the sketches and concept art made for the game.
We need your help to raise 3500 usd to finish this game on time and this is how the resources will be allocated:
- 1000 usd will be used to pay for music production
- 2000 usd will be used to sustain the two developers during four months. this would actually be a payment of 250 usd per month per developer; it is only a parcial compensation for the work involved.
- 300 usd will be used to print the perk posters and for the marketing campaign.
- 200 usd will be the percentaje indiegogo and paypal takes for this campaign.
- Extra income will be used to buy Unity plugins which will increase the visual effects quality in the game.
Stretch goals will be Voted by all the backers, we have some cool ideas for you to decide and vote.
Luis Garcia - Game Designer, Game Developer and 3d artist for 5 years, also involved as a 3D artist in different projects (samples at www.felinearts.net) outsource art for games, photorealistic visualizations, he also has been a digital arts instructor for 4 years.
(Linked in Profile)
Ivan Aldaz - Environment and GUI Artist for 3 years.
(Linked in Profile)
Carlos Flores - Involved in music for over a decade as composer, lyricist, singer and performer, founding member of the progressive metal band "Fahrenheit", producer and advisor for Muzeik Music Studio, with experience working on soundtrack production shoftfilm and games
(Linked in Profile)
Possible Dangers or Problems
the only possible danger is to have a delay in the release date but not more than two months. We will also submit this game to "Steam Greenlight" with the risk of having the game rejected. This does not affect your perk because you will be receiving a PC/Mac copy of the game anyway, but if we get into Steam Greenlight, you will get a free steam version too.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you love the project and you can't contribute there is no problem, just help us to spread the word and that alone will help us reach our goal; the more people knows about our campaign, the closer we will be to achieve our goal!
Thanks for your time, and we hope you love Dragon Maze!
Game Designer, Main Artist