Robert Cummings from Simian Squared, co-developers of The Other Brothers ,sent me a message asking me to spread the news about their kickstarter project which will have a GNU/Linux client if the campaign is successful.
The Other Brothers is a family fun adventure game of running, jumping, collecting, racing against the clock, all in retro pixel glory!
It was just another day at Jim and and Joe’s Garage when, outside, a ruckus was heard. The mechanic duo rushed out the door to investigate the disturbance, only to find a beautiful redhead, Tavy, being forced into a car at gun point by a couple of Mafia thugs. Joe, having seen Tavy around town, fancied her a bit, so the guys immediately set out to rescue this Damsel in Distress.
Who is this Tavy and what does the Mafia want with her?
The Other Brothers is an episodic family adventure game of running, jumping, collecting and racing against the clock, all in retro pixel glory. That’s right… retro pixel glory! You know what we are talking about. Remember those glorious days of the Commodore 64, Amiga 500, NES/SNES etc., and the hours, upon hours, of side scrolling pixelated fun? We are bringing it back with, The Other Brothers! Not only are we going to bring it back, but enhance it.
Technology today allows us to do things we couldn’t do in the past, so why not incorporate some “fresh/modern” ideas. The Other Brothers is an homage to the golden era of gaming, and yet stands on it’s own feet due to strong visuals and game play. Making a retro game using Pixel Art is a style choice. It’s an art form. It’s an experience we were captured away with in our young years and want to bring back to you and your family.
We invite you to join Joe and Jim, on their wild and crazy adventure, as they horizontally scroll junkyards, cities, streets, allies and sewers. As they, collect pigeons, avoid obstacles, take on bad guys and fight the big bosses all in an effort to rescue our damsel in distress, Tavy! Not only do we want you to enjoy The Other Brothers, we want you to be part of it.
Game development is an exciting, fun and enjoyable process, but it’s also an expensive one. To make The Other Brothers something truly special, we need you.
Being indie developers allows us the freedom to develop unique games without publishers intervening, but also means that we are doing this entirely out of our own pockets with the money we pay the bills and feed our kids with. Things like localization, hardware for testing and audio production all require money and there’s only so far we can get with our MacGyver hats on.
The Kickstarter funding will improve The Other Brothers with:
- Your backing will allow us (4 people) to work solely on completing the game for a fall 2012 Release. First to iOS, then Android, MAC and PC.
- Additional Localization Languages (Japanese, Spanish, Italian, French and more).
- Classic Multiplayer Support (2 people, 1 device).
- Various controller support.
- An original soundtrack written exclusively for the game along with custom made sound effects.
- Great performance on a wider range of devices (hardware testing).
- Various Power Up Items.
- It will allow us to start work on further (FREE) DLC content.
- Buying Unity 4 licenses to support Linux, Ouya and more!
Most importantly, it enables us the ability to organize and open a Beta Test community for Backers, like you. Here, not only will you test the game in its beta stage, but you will be able to convey to the developers your likes, dislikes, comments and suggestions. You will actually take part in making The Other Brothers a Retro Pixel success! And yes, you will receive “in game” recognition for your contribution on our Backers Wall of Fame in the credits.