What is Spate?
Spate is a 2.5D platformer set in a rich steampunk
The game plays very much like the classic
platformers of our youth mixed with some interesting
new ideas. It's set in a steampunk world where you
play as private Detective Bluth. Detective Bluth is
hired to track down a businessman who was last seen
entering a forbidden zone known as the Xzone. As the
story goes on, we learn that Detective Bluth has a
secret of his own and we learn that this
investigation may mean more to him then just a
Some of the games inspiration...
Some of the things I've focused on from the
beginning have been to create a dark, rainy world,
that sucks the player In. To make the game feel
cinematic but not slow things down. To surround the
player with a comedic murder mystery set in a rich
steam punk world. And finally, to have familiar
controls and gameplay that avoid annoying gimmicks.
How am I making this bad boy?
I'm using the Unity3D
game engine. Unity is
widely used and has a wonderful community behind it.
What do I plan to do with your hard earned money?
Spate is a very ambitious project and I have hit the
point were a chubby guy sitting at his computer once
his wife and daughter are in bed just isn't cutting
it. To finish this juggernaut, I need to be able to
hire some people to help scale up the games
production values. I also need to purchase some
software, as well as Unity assets, packages, and
plugins to enhance the look and feel of the game.
Here are a few more things I plan on using the
I kid, I kid =) Maybe.
Beyond the funding goal?
Any funding beyond the projects goal will be used to
continue taking the games production values to a
higher level. To potentially port the game to other
platforms (IOS, Mac, Xbox Indies, etc). And to help
spread the word of Spate.
Here are some things that you will NOT find
in the video game Spate.
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