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GrudgeMatch: Mobile Game and TV Show

01-30-2015, 02:24 PM
#1
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: New Bedford, MA
Posts: 374
GrudgeMatch: Mobile Game and TV Show

Hey guys! It's been a long lonely time since I posted on these forums. I used to be do a lot of online RPG development, and over the years took time to raise a family and get neck deep in lots of other cool projects. I still find the time to work on a few prototype projects a year though, and one came my way that I just couldn't turn down.

Announcing, GrudgeMatch!

Grudge Match is the Sport of Retribution. If you have a problem with someone in Real Life, invite them to a Grudge Match. The loser has to do something to restore your pride. If you find a nasty forum coward, challenge him publicly to a Grudge Match! He can either fight you in a quick battle, or slink away with his tail between his legs. No longer do we need to suffer through these faceless, nameless keyboard warriors.

Releasing this summer, before the new Grudge Match TV Show. We're launching a KickStarter for the project to help get us to the next Release phase and figuring out who is interested in being an early tester.



Last summer I met an incredible guy named Rich Melcombe and we got to talking. He'd done a LOT in the TV world since the 80's. Directed a few movies, etc. He worked on a TV Show in the 90's called Grudge Match. If you want to make Rich feel old, look here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naWnxwmnHrk

Anyway, we started writing everything down and have designed a pretty massive undertaking. We have the team to pull it off though. We are going to start with a mobile game before the TV show is piloted next summer. This is one of the first (maybe the first!) games where you get to go on the TV show by playing it and being good at it. Also, this is the first mobile game in the world that lets you change what happens on the TV Show, LIVE!

Here's an early gameplay clip

We will be inviting artist, developers, designers, musicians to rotate through our dev team to give people exposure to what a true AAA group project feels like. This one is going to be fun!

There's a ton of info here on our Kickstarter page. I like TouchArcade the most out of all the game communities, so I will be posting featurettes here about the ongoing development first.

Most importantly, I will be doing LiveDev with the team for this project. That means.. once we get to the point where we will put it up on the web to play in a browser for testing, we will invite you to come test and influence the development of the game.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/the_davey
Developer of CastleGuard, CastleGuard2, Arcana: Spell Duel, and working on Grudge Match, a new game/eSport/TV Show
02-04-2015, 12:00 AM
#2
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: New Bedford, MA
Posts: 374
We got a lot of feedback about our project. Mainly, that it was a bit confusing exactly what we were up to first. So we've gone through and moved most of the important information up top. It's a very different kind of game with some really and truly unique elements to it.

Our matchmaking system is the first of its kind in the world. Have a look!

Way more importantly than pledges, we are asking for you to check out what we're up to and weigh in. This site more than any other is gamer-focused.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/the_davey
Developer of CastleGuard, CastleGuard2, Arcana: Spell Duel, and working on Grudge Match, a new game/eSport/TV Show
02-09-2015, 12:55 PM
#3
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: New Bedford, MA
Posts: 374
New Single Player Anti-Bullying Mode

After hearing from some people about what they'd like to use the game for, we have decided to add a single player mode to help combat bullying. It's a therapeutic way to sink those feeling of frustration, pain, and helplessness.

I'll post a video shortly. Basically you describe the person, feeling, or struggle that is causing you pain. Then you beat the crap out of it in a very therapeutic manner.

We need your support! Please visit our Kickstarter page or leave me some feedback here.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...dge-match-game

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/the_davey
Developer of CastleGuard, CastleGuard2, Arcana: Spell Duel, and working on Grudge Match, a new game/eSport/TV Show