Hello. I am making a videogame about the Charles Darwin's journey through South America and the Pacific Ocean, where he found his inspiration to create the theory of evolution. It is a turn-based game based on Pokemon and influenced by A link to the past.
It will be available for Windows, OS X and Linux. It will be free and you will be able to download it from the game's website.
I need 650 € (700 $) to complete my game. The development of a videogame is a hard work. This money will allow me to dedicate more time to the game during the next four months.
If I would obtain 800 € (874 $) I would create a special level: The island of doctor Moreau.
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Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace attempt to prove the hypothesis of natural selection in the Royal Society. William Buckland and his followers reject this hypothesis. Darwin travels around the world looking for evidences that demonstrate the evolution. Along his way he meets Buckland's followers and a band of pirates.
Each time Darwin meets an opponent he fights in a turn-based combat with animals. Combat system is based on Pokemon. Darwin fights against wild animals too.
Fossils which are scattered all over the game are important evidences of the evolution of species.
In A bordo del Beagle each new species and fossil you discover gives you knowledge points. There are 100 species and 100 fossils. There are a total of 1,000 knowledge points in the game.
You need ten knowledge points to obtain a new Scientific conclusion. There are 100 conclusions (100 conclusions x 10 points = 1,000 points). Each conclusion is a short text explaining some aspect of the evolution theory.
The purpose is to prove the theory of evolution by natural selection. For this Darwin presents the results of his investigation in the Royal Society and debate with Buckland, his rival. You need the scientific conclusions to convince naturalists that living creatures evolve by natural selection.
Main levels relate the game's story. Extra levels relate short stories which have no relation with the main story. The six extra levels are reserved for backers who want to design his own level.
2.- Canary Islands
3.- Cape Verde Islands
4.- Río de Janeiro
6.- Buenos Aires
8.- Falkland Islands
9.- Tierra del Fuego
12.- Galápagos Islands
15.- 1º extra level
16.- 2º extra level
17.- 3º extra level
18.- 4º extra level
19.- 5º extra level
20.- 6º extra level
The island of doctor Moreau
If I would obtain 800 € (874 $) I would create a level where the Beagle sinks and Darwin arrives at the island of doctor Moreau. There he faces up to beast-men and witness awful vivisection experiments.
In this level you must obtain many knowledge points in order to survive and return to civilization. Here Darwin does not fight for the science, he fights for his survival.
Darwin is accompanied by four musical compositions creted by Raúl Palazón Arroyo.
My name is Andrés Pinto Negreira. A bordo del Beagle is my first game. I began to develop it at the end of 2014 and now is a real game you can play. I have learned a lot during the last year.
One of my favourite games is A link to the past, the game that inspired me when I created the levels and characters for A bordo del Beagle. Other of my favourite games is Ages of Empires. I would like very much to develop a real time strategy game, but it is too dificult for me.
Game development: 510 € (552 $)
Taxes and fees: 80 € (86 $)
Rewards: 60 € (65 $)
TOTAL: 650 € (700 $)
In March, at the end of this crowdfunding campaign, I will deliver tortoise figures and wallpapers. I will complete the game in June, and then I will deliver digital copies of the special edition “Extinct animals” to backers. Beta tests will be done from March to June.
You will be able to download standard edition free of charge from the game's website. Two versions of the game (standard and special) will include the levels and characters designed by backers.
1.- Campaign begining: February
2.- Campaign ending: March
3.- Figures and wallpapers delivery: March
4.- Closed beta testing: March - June
5.- Special edition delivery: June
Each reward includes all previous rewards. For example, if you contribute 20 € your rewards will be: character design, beta testing, the special edition “Extinct animals“ (digital copy), three desktop wallpapers and your name in the credits.
5 € (5,40 $) - You will appear in the game credits
I will send you three desktop wallpapers and a message of gratitude. You will appear in the game credits.
Delivery: March 2016
10 € (10,80 $) - Special edition “Extinct animals” (digital copy)
You will receive all previous rewards and... special edition “Extinct animals”. Special edition includes three exclusive levels inhabited by thirty species which is impossible to find in the standard version of the game, because this species are extinct.
The special edition “Extinct animals” is exclusive for backers. The standard version of the game will be free and you will be able to download it from the game's website. The special edition will not be available any more after the ending of this crowdfunding campaign, and therefore you will not be able to obtain the thirty extinct species. All of them will be really extinct!
I will not produce fisical copies of A bordo del Beagle. All copies will be digital.
Delivery: June 2016
15 € (16,20 $) - Beta tester
You will receive all previous rewards and... you will test the beta version of the game. Really there will be twenty betas, one per each level. Every time I complete a level I will send beta testers the corresponding beta. All you have to do is explore the game looking for bugs and tell me if you find something wrong.
Delivery: March - June 2016
20 € (21,70 $) - Character design
You will receive all previous rewards and... you will design your own character! You will choose his name, his look, the story of his life and his lines of dialogue. Your character must be a person and can not have supernatural powers (this is a scientific game). Your character can not be an animal nor a fantastic creature.
Delivery: June 2016
30 € (32,50 $) - Level design
You will receive all previous rewards and... you will design your own level! You will choose the name of the place, where in the world is this place, the level map, the characters and a short story.
Delivery: June 2016
40 € (43,30 $) - Giant tortoise figure
You will receive all previous rewards and... a hand painted plastic figure of a Geochelone gigantea giant tortoise (Schleich ref. 14601). It is not very large, you can hold it in the palm of your hand.
Delivery: March 2016