It wasn’t so long ago that we featured DeadCoats, a fantastic Flash game from our talented friends over at Neo-Pangea. Well, we weren’t the only ones to take notice, and a global following has sprung up. Tens of thousands of patriots continue to rise and face the undead hordes monthly. The game also got tons of attention and great press at the recent Game Developers Conference out in California and may soon be part of Gamefly’s Stage 3D game library.
What does all that mean for you? Hopefully lots more DeadCoats. The thing is, the guys over at Neo-Pangea put the beta version together in about three weeks as a little side hustle. Getting this thing to the big time is going to require some more money – fighting the undead ain’t cheap, you know. The team has launched a Kickstarter to fund additional development, starting with the implementation of some player feedback and expanding to a full story and multiple new levels. From the Kickstarter page:
It’s being proved more and more every day: when players gets to contribute directly to a project, the final result makes everyone happier. Studios that don’t have to answer to big company names can operate with the power of the independent spirit, and create the wonderful things that they want to create. We at Neo-Pangea are humbled by the way DeadCoats was received in its test-state, and would love to move forward, polish it up, and create something even more amazing. No one likes playing games clogged with ads, so we’re going straight to the community of game-players and game-creation enthusiasts to fund the next step forward for the DeadCoats experience.
Now, we’re not promising the next Massively Multiplayer First-Person Competitive Shooter here, but the sky’s the limit when you put the power in the hands of the community itself. Every cent put toward funding this project will go toward making a bigger, better, and deader final product. We absolutely loved making DeadCoats, and would enjoy nothing more than creating as much content as you guys and gals want. If there’s demand for it, we’ll keep supplying.
DeadCoats is in its test state at the moment. It was originally made to quench a creative thirst and test the boundaries of a new technology, but it quickly became more than that. Now DeadCoats is looking to become a fully-fledged game. This project (if successfully funded) will start the ball rolling. Firstly with community suggested tweaks and changes, followed by the addition of new content. Our goal is to add a humorous and interesting story, immersive levels, new weapons, robust characters, and as much zombie-blasting enjoyment as we can cram in.
So, yeah. Everyone loved the tasty little morsel the team released last Halloween. Just think about how much more awesome a full-blown game will be. Above all else, remember the words of Big Ben: Well done is better than well said. Get out there and do something to make this a reality.
The Project: DeadCoats – A First-Person Zombie Revolution
The Sweet Spot: Every donation counts, but $30 will get you listed as a Defender of Freedom in the credits, as well as an unlockable character (or weapon) and some other sweet swag. Not enough? Get your mug mapped into the game as a zombie at the $300 level.
Funding Deadline: July 31st, 2012
More Info: Check out the fantastic Neo-Pangea site for more info on what else the guys are up to, and be sure to hit the main Kickstarter page for all the other details.
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