May 20, 2014 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - Indie video game startup company, GameForward Studio announces their Zombie Byte! crowdfunding campaign is now available on Kickstarter. Zombie Byte! is a new re-imagining of video game culture that appeals to new and old school gamers alike through its homages to current and past video game history. Centered around a boy named Miles, players will partake in a story driven experience filled with triumph, deception, and plot twists as they uncover the true connection between Miles and the zombie video game outbreak.
Miles is a lovable, witty, smart, and adept 13 year old boy with a deep passion for all things video game. An avid gamer and collector, Miles has amassed the worlds largest video game collection in his parents basement. But one day while playing his video games a portal suddenly opens up and Miles' video games come to life as zombies and start emerging from his TV. After being forced to escape to safety Miles can't help but wonder how it is possible for video game characters to not just be alive but also zombies? Realizing he is the only one who can stop the zombie outbreak Miles sets out to revert every last zombie back to its video game world while at the same time discover the connection between himself and the zombie outbreak.
"We are deeply proud of Miles and feel he is an endearing character that will resonate in the hearts of gamers of all ages. We could not be happier with Miles leading the Zombie Byte! franchise and hope one day he becomes an iconic figure in video game culture." - GameForward Studio
As players join Miles on his journey through the first installment of the Zombie Byte! franchise, they will experience a 2D side-scrolling action adventure game where they must run, jump, shoot, grapple hook, and pilot a Mech to stop the video game zombies from infecting Miles' world. Players can expect to experience animated level designs mixed with light puzzle elements, scripted sequences, random waves of zombie hordes, and boss battles.
Now here is a brief rundown of the Kickstarter campaign:
The Zombie Byte! crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter is now live and ends on June 14th at 12:30pm EST. The campaign launches with Zombie Byte! in the pre-alpha phase of game development with proof of concept, character prototypes, and animation tech demos already produced, breaking the mold or norm for Kickstarted video games. GameForward Studio chose to launch their campaign at this grassroots level to connect with and involve the gaming community as soon as possible because the concept of Zombie Byte! is just to cool not to share with everyone right away.
Now here is a brief rundown of backer rewards:
The reward tiers range from $1.00 to $7500.00 and include a mix of digital and physical rewards at their appropriate tiers. The first set of tiers range from $1.00 - $40.00 offering a combination of 1 or 2 digital game copies on iOS, Android, PC, or Mac + a digital in-game Art Book, with a single copy on iOS or Android being $5.00.
The reward tiers ranging from $75.00 - $1500.00 include a mix of multiple digital game copies physical rewards such as Backer Exclusive T-shirts, Aluminum Dog Tag USB Flash Drives, Miles Action Figure USB Flash Drives, Miles Cosplay Costume Set, and Limited Edition Dev Team Autographed Production Art.
Other high end digital rewards are offered at a $1000.00 and $7500.00 price point and include having a backers physical likeness being added in-game to Zombie Byte! as a Non Playable Character or their likeness implemented into the story and mythos of Zombie Byte! as one of the more prominent back characters within the story (*note there is only one $7500.00 reward available)
There will also be 11 stretch goals in the campaign, ranging the ultra difficult Zombie Master! game mode, to battling your zombified friends in Zombie Friends! game mode, to releasing Zombie Byte! on other gaming platforms, and Controller Support.
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