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alpha six productions is comprised of five Seattle locals who smash their brains together to create extremely cool games, and tj and Jesse are trying to get their housing bills paid. More ...
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a6productions

the short version

we are alpha six productions, a Seattle game development & digital art collective. we like to make a lot of different kinds of games, and we (tj + Jesse) need financial help in order to keep our housing situation stable and to pay the people that contribute to the development of all of our titles.

the long version and everything else

OUR GOAL MILESTONES:

since FundRazr offers a "keep it all" option, we've set up a list of tiers that we want to accomplish that are under the actual "goal" of this campaign! absolutely anything contributed helps us a ton!!

  • $3500

    - we can pay a month of rent and start putting together our Mac Studio so we can start porting ACTION SIX! + all future titles to Mac + Linux platforms
  • $6000

    - this gives us about 3 months of wiggle room to develop games while keeping our bills under control.
  • $10000

    - at this goal we can pay off our rent + bills for at least six months, allowing us to put our all into bringing everyone the greatest games we can possibly create! this will guarantee that ACTION SIX! will continue to release new volumes during this period!
  • $20000

    - our goal! this will allow us to put maximum energy towards our projects while keeping our home paid for at least a year! if we reach the goal, every contributor will receive an upgrade to the next perk tier, 100% on me!

hello! my name is tj thomas, and i am the founder of alpha six productions, a Seattle-based game development collective that operates inside of my house.

i am an animator and an amateur programmer, as well as a musician, who's been in the industry since 2008. i've worked on a large variety of projects, collaborating with groups like Nicalis and WayForward, and have worked on games like Skullgirls (when the game used pixel art way back) and the Thor game on the Nintendo DS in the past.

my roommate Jesse Burnett handles most of the programming work (and also writes his own music), and together we've been putting together various projects and ideas in order to help us pay our rent.

my friends and talented comic artists Greg Goodson, Rory Frances, and Nero O'Reilly help with extremely slick style, character designs, and background artwork. (they don't live with us, but they meet up with us to help us do stuff, and so far they've been doing it voluntarily, which is something i would like to change and pay them properly.)

for the last few months, we've all been working on various projects, including  The Joylancer: Legendary Motor Knight, and ACTION SIX!-- all projects that we've been making without getting. we have a fairly diverse catalog of titles that we've worked very hard on, but for some reason we've never been able to make nearly enough money to keep up on the housing payments required in order to prevent us from getting evicted from our home. we just don't sell enough copies of games consistently enough to keep us covered.

this has forced me, on numerous occasions, to direct my attention away from our projects, which makes it more difficult for all of us to concentrate on our games. usually, this also means that i have to look outward in order to get the money that we need in order to keep avoiding homelessness, doing tons more distracting work that puts more stress and pressure on us as we put less and less time in our games and inch closer and closer to a dangerous situation.

now, even finding that kind of work is proving to be difficult, and late fees are adding up on our home, with the incredibly high risk of us getting removed from our house in a few days. we are hoping to come to FundRazr to raise the money we need in order to pay off these bills, and potentially be able to put money directly into our projects and pay our contributors a proper wage for a few months as we make more games.

our projects

ACTION SIX!

our most recent project is called ACTION SIX! -- a collection of six games, each one developed by us, created to experiment with new ideas and regularly release new games to players.

our first volume of ACTION SIX! was released to the public in September, containing 6 different titles:

GLASS CANNONS

- GLASS CANNONS -

an arcade-style action-platformer that's easy to pick up and play and rewards great timing

solaris

- solaris -

an ambient sound and visual project

BAD NEWS BOMBS

- BAD NEWS BOMBS -

a game about throwing bombs at wrestlers and birds so they don't knock you over

Navigator

- Navigator -

a block puzzle game where you have to protect a controllable on-field avatar

CHROMAZONE

- CHROMAZONE -

a color-based puzzle shooter hybrid

FEVERMAN Prototype

- FEVERMAN prototype -

an experimental 2D endless game utilizing 3D planes

our current "big" project is The Joylancer: Legendary Motor Knight, which is coming to Steam Early Access on October 26th. we plan on releasing the final version at the start of 2015, in January.The Joylancer: Legendary Motor Knight (2014)

our next project, beginning before the end of 2014, is Goetic, a Treasure-inspired action game with an extremely unique and detailed, painting-influenced art style started by our resident artist Rory F! check out his preview artwork below:

Goetic

and finally, our big project of 2015 is the ambitious and stylish Desperado Voyage: a stylish beat-em-up that bridges the gap between video game and animated film! Desperado Voyage aims to create an entertainment experience that no other titles can put together!

Desperado Voyage Desperado Voyage

CLICK HERE to look at the Desperado Voyage info PDF for more!

BONUSES FOR CONTRIBUTORS!

oh and speaking of perks, we are also offering a huge variety for people to claim! by contributing over a certain amount, you can get a various amount of rewards! below are all the perks being offered:

ACTION SIX! vol. I ( $6 )

this is our starter tier: 6 games for $6! claiming this perk will get you a download code for vol. I, which is available for download on our itch.io page.

ACTION SIX! DELUXE vol.I  ( $10 )

the DELUXE version of ACTION SIX! vol. I can be nabbed here for $10 ($2 cheaper than buying it on itch.io!), which is a cool discount for supporting us!

ACTION SIX! vol.I-III Pre-Purchase  ( $15 )

at this perk level, you will get the DELUXE version of AX6, and you'll also get the next 2 volumes of AX6 when they release before the end of the year!

Silver Tier ( $35 ) [starting November 2014]

at this tier, you'll get the following bonuses:
- ACTION SIX! vol. I - III
- Joylancer Early Access
- "the Alpha Room"-- be among the first to try out our newest concepts and prototypes before anyone else! start building your a6 collection!

Gold Tier ( $50 ) [starting November 2014]

Gold Tier comes with all of the bonuses from the Silver Tier, on top of some extra goodies:
- "the Experimental Room" -- take a peek at some of the ideas that we mess with in their earliest and most exclusive stages, and all the prototypes that we put together in order to test ideas before putting them in other projects
- "alpha six productions: History" -- a big-ass, special-made .pdf booklet containing trivia and information of some of our various projects, from old to new; complete with source games included that you'll never play anywhere else!

Platinum Tier ( $100 ) [starting January / February 2015]

the P-Tier is basically a full-on expression of gratitude for your donation-- you get everything in the previous tiers, and more:
- physical book copies of "alpha six productions: History" -- with CD copies of the pdf + all included games
- an alpha six productions t-shirt; pick your shirt out of a selection of designs that we'll have prepared by us and our amazing artists! want a Joylancer shirt? maybe some Goetic on the body?

 

we strongly appreciate any and all contributions made to our fundraiser! please help us out by spreading the word!

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Perks

$6
ACTION SIX! vol. I
  • 0 claimed
6 games for $6! claiming this perk will get you a download code for vol. I on itch.io.
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$10
ACTION SIX! vol.I - DELUXE Edition
  • 2 claimed
purchase the DELUXE edition of vol.I of ACTION SIX! this edition includes four additional titles!
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$12
ACTION SIX! vol. I-III Pre-Purchase
  • 9 claimed
Estimated delivery Dec 2014
get ACTION SIX! vol. I here, and purchase the next 2 volumes ahead of time for 2/3 the price!
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$35
Silver Tier
  • 17 claimed
at this tier, you'll get the following bonuses:
- ACTION SIX! vol. I - III
- The Joylancer
- earn Alpha Access-- be among the first to try out our newest concepts and prototypes!
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$50
Gold Tier
  • 3 claimed
Gold Tier comes with all of the bonuses from the Silver Tier, on top of some extra goodies:
- "the Experimental Room" -- take a peek at some of the ideas that we mess with in their earliest and most exclusive stages
- "alpha six productions: History" -- a big-ass, special-made .pdf booklet containing trivia and information of some of our various projects, from old to new; complete with source games included that you'll never play anywhere else!
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$100
Platinum Tier
  • 6 claimed
  • 14 remaining
Estimated delivery Feb 2015
the P-Tier is basically a full-on expression of gratitude for your donation-- you get everything in the previous tiers, and more:
- physical book copies of "alpha six productions: History" -- with CD copies of the pdf + all included games
- an alpha six productions t-shirt; pick your shirt out of a selection of designs that we'll have prepared by us and our amazing artists!
- the complete solarinception / The Horizon of Silence / TRON MAXIMUM discography (over 15 albums)
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