Alpha Tribe’s Treasure Hunt & The Red Desert

Alpha Tribe

The Alpha Tribe Goes On A Treasure Hunt

If you’ve been following our Kickstarter campaign then you’ll know that this has been an exciting week for us! Earlier, we sent out members of the Alpha Tribe on a treasure hunt. By the way, “Alpha Tribe” is what we call our current Kickstarter backers who have brought us to over €12.2k EUR! We’re so grateful for all the continued support and it’s our pleasure to welcome new members to the Alpha Tribe everyday.

The Alpha Tribe Goes On A Treasure Hunt

Anyways, we were pumped to see our Steam community get stoked for the treasure hunt. The task we laid out wasn’t easy. Three “Venerated Treasures” had to be located within the game world. The first to find all three and post screenshots to Voodoo‘s Community Hub would be able to pick an item from any reward tier in our Kickstarter campaign!

The Alpha Tribe Goes On A Treasure Hunt

Alpha Tribe.

It was exciting for us to see the first players of our game go wild for a challenge we created. Not to mention, we knew that this treasure hunt could be interrupted abruptly by a run-in with an Izimu! However, although the player above (a Japanese gamer) didn’t feel confident about finding the last one — he eventually did!

The Treasure Hunter of the Alpha Tribe

uvcut259 is now honored as the “Treasure Hunter” of the Alpha Tribe for completing the challenge first! And for that, he gets to choose an item from any reward tier of his choosing! So, it’s obvious that it’s been a thrilling week for us.

The Alpha Tribe Goes On A Treasure Hunt

Our Alpha Tribe is slowly growing but this week we also started an initiative to help you join us in building it. Check out the details on our “Build Your Tribe” program and learn how you can have monuments erected in your honor within Voodoo‘s world for inviting new tribe members!

The Red Desert

When we started the Kickstarter campaign for Voodoo we told you that in the pre-alpha you would see the game develop beneath your very eyes. Well, head on over and find a juicy update about the game’s world map that we released late last night. The Red Desert. Get ready to put your feet in the sand and lots more fun stuff coming up soon!

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Join The Voodoo Thunderclap!

Join the Voodoo Thunderclap!

.Join the Voodoo Thunderclap!

It was only just a while ago that we were quite far from the goal of our Kickstarter campaign for Voodoo. But we’ve already been joined by over 100 backers who have brought us to more than 15% of our target!

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These awesome backers have donated generously, given us great feedback through pre-alpha access, and even created lots of fun videos to help share the message as well as gameplay.

.Join the Voodoo Thunderclap!

Join the Voodoo Thunderclap!

The Voodoo Thunderclap!

Because we are new to Kickstarter, we’ve been looking for ways to get the word out and one backer made a great suggestion: Use Thunderclap! So, please join our Thunderclap campaign (click here) and add your voice to our message. It will go a long way in helping us reach our goal! And there are truly a lot of fresh ideas for Voodoo that we’d like to realize.

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Besides from joining us on Thunderclap, there are a few exciting updates coming up very soon! Please check the updates section on our Kickstarter page. This weekend we’ll be starting a Backer’s Quest and next week we have some new amazing challenges and more pledges to add! We think we’re going for a record 🙂

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Besides from a little violence in Voodoo, we’d like to assure all our fans that we are proponents of peace. “We are all one tribe” — this is our message. And to see how harmless we are, please enjoy the video below.

.Join the Voodoo Thunderclap!

.Join the Voodoo Thunderclap!

Funfact: Al is even softer than we are despite his “tough guy” appearance with a toy gun. We have proof!

.Join the Voodoo Thunderclap!

But truly, while we’re developing our game, we’d like to know what you think are some important survival strategy tactics. What kind of things should we include that will make Voodoo more fun and challenging for you? Don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know!

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How We Want To Add Animals In Voodoo

Animals In Voodoo

Animals In Voodoo.

What’s one of the key elements lacking in our indie game Voodoo? Okay, fair enough. There’s still a whole lot lacking. However, one of the elements we’re absolutely crazy about adding is a variety of wildlife. This is the entire reason for our Kickstarter stretch goal on animals.

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But hear us out.

Animals In Voodoo.

We really don’t want to come off as the typical “help us with our Kickstarter campaign and we’ll add something cool” type. No. Our ideas for animals have been brewing for a long time and we believe they truly bring something fresh and innovative to gameplay. Allow us to tell you why.

Animals In Voodoo.

We’re not so satisfied with animals in video games in general. Don’t get us wrong. Several games have gone to astounding lengths to represent the animal kingdom. Some titles that come strongly to mind are MGS 3: Snake Eater and Far Cry 3. However, we’d like players to experience the spiritual connection between so-called “sentient beings” and wildlife — kind of how it was portrayed in Avatar.

Adding Animals In Voodoo

We sketched out very roughly how an entire animal ecosystem could fit into our game. Ideally, we dream of creating a world where the wildlife is actually affected geographically by the activities of players — and vice-versa! We’re obsessed about experimenting with this. But here are three takeaway ideas on how animals will actually increase the dynamism of Voodoo’s gameplay.

(1) Subsistence Hunting

In Voodoo, you need to find food in order to survive. Naturally, we intend to have hunting as one of the more thrilling gameplay aspects to support this concept. We’d actually already started developing in this direction but put things on hold while we focused on some core aspects.

FunFact: before we thought of a Voodoo LAN-party (deathmatch) we thought of a Voodoo Hunting Party!

Animals In Voodoo.

Animals In Voodoo

(2) Supernatural Sidequests

In our very brief history of masks in Africa, we touched on how some African tribes believed that there was a spiritual connection with mankind and the animal kingdom (there most likely is!). Now there’s not much of a story with Voodoo except for yours — survival. But wildlife can bring in more. We’d like to include sidequests that can help you gain animal powers while showing you interesting aspects of their life. This is one of our earlier ideas that was rekindled when we discovered another amazing indie title, Lost Ember.

Animals In Voodoo.

Animals In Voodoo

(3) Changing Perspectives

Here’s one idea that we hope you will love as much as we do. So far, the experience with Voodoo has been on barefoot escapades with fierce Shaka Zulu-like warriors. But dream with us and imagine you could ride with the kings of the jungle! Yes. Riding through the blood lands of primal Africa, exploring and conquering with the beasts?! What?! We’ve only made it this far, but we still believe that’s an idea worth a stretch goal!

Animals In Voodoo.

Animals In Voodoo

Animals In Voodoo.

If this blog entry got extremely long please don’t blame us! We just wanted to give you an idea of where we want to go with Voodoo and stomp off some of our adrenaline in this crucial period. So, while we’re struggling with our Kickstarter, join us in thinking past that. Help us go just a little bit further into our stretch goals!

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New Kickstarter Pledge: The Advanced Base Pack

Get the new Kickstarter Pledge

. Support us on Kickstarter and get the new Kickstarter Pledge


Just earlier, our crowdfunding campaign for Voodoo was selected as one of Kickstarter’s “Projects We Love”! It’s a great feeling to get that kind of support (check the blue banner in the image below) on top of all the support we’ve gotten so far! However, rewind a few hours back, and we weren’t in the best of moods…

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New Kickstarter Pledge

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Part of survival is being able to take a negative situation and make it a positive. Today we had a negative situation. Somebody contacted us through our Kickstarter campaign pretending to be a certain “famous YouTuber”. We were obviously excited. Gaming YouTubers really support indie game studios by trying out their games and presenting them to new audiences.

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Long story short, we caught the ruse but not before we had sent over pre-alpha Voodoo Steam keys. At least we sent them to the true YouTuber! In any case, the culprit confessed and apologized. This was pretty impressive. After all, it’s just a gamer who really wants to play Voodoo. So, we decided to draw on that positivity a little. We went into a “voodoo” trance (watch the video below) and came out with a new idea…

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Our New Kickstarter Pledge

We’ve mentioned before that we did kind of put our campaign together in a rush. In retrospect, we realize that there’s not really an inbetween Kickstarter pledge from the Base Pack (€3) to the Gazelle Pack (€15). Today, we’re going to introduce a new Kickstarter pledge: The Advance Base Pack (€9). This gives you access to:

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♦ “Thank You” Mention in Game Credits

♦ Pre-Alpha Access [immediate]

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Getting played for a fool when you’re in full campaign mode is a downer. And of course, it’s really unfair to trifle with another’s reputation for your own pleasure. But hey, we think if you’re bold enough to admit when you’re wrong and say “sorry”, everyone deserves a second chance. With our new Kickstarter pledge, the Advanced Base Pack, you can support our campaign for Voodoo and get instant pre-alpha access.

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If you like a game on Kickstarter but are unable to support it, just kindly ask the devs. They may have a spare key for you. It probably won’t be the case because they’re reserving keys for backers. Just remember in whatever you do: keep it real. And if you’re running (or ran) a Kickstarter campaign and you can relate to this story, we hope it brings you a smile.

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Voodoo Kickstarter Campaign’s Gazelle Pack

Support our Kickstarter Campaign and get Open Alpha Access

. Support our Kickstarter campaign

Our Kickstarter campaign for Voodoo took off this weekend. 66 backers have already brought the campaign to over €2,600! We’re really excited about this even though we still have a long way to go. It’s just terrific to see the enthusiasm for our game. A few people even increased their pledge after they had a chance to try out Voodoo!

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We really didn’t do a lot of prep before we threw Voodoo out there. This idea for a Kickstarter campaign just popped up and we said “Heck, let’s do it!” Besides from raising more funds that we need, we thought a Kickstarter campaign would be a good way to increase our community. A good community brings out a great game. This is one lesson we’ve learned on this #GameDev journey of ours. More on that soon 🙂

Our Kickstarter Campaign’s “Gazelle Pack”

This is what the Gazelle Pack in our Kickstarter campaign offers backers in a nutshell:

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♦ “Thank You” Mention in Game Credits
♦ Pre-Alpha Access [immediate]
♦ Digital Copy of Voodoo
♦ Player Skin Pack #1 (3 skins for your character)

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For €15, you can basically pre-order a copy of Voodoo when it comes out in 2017. But we don’t want to keep you in suspense all through Christmas, New Year’s Eve and spring! So, we also make it possible to immediately get pre-alpha access to Voodoo. Yeah! Although the game is still in development, we’ve been convinced through awesome YouTube gameplay videos that there is enough for your to enjoy while we build. Trex even tried to make music! LOL.

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Player Skin Pack #1 simply means that you’ll be able to choose from three types of “skins” for your character. This option is available for backers of the Kickstarter campaign. It’s special in that it will only be available to backers. So later on, when you’re forming tribes in Voodoo‘s jungles, you’ll be able to identify the people who were here at the beginning with you. Hopefully you’ll be the friendlier for it!

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“No matter whether lion or gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better be running.” This is the African quote on our Gazelle Pack. Understand: A gazelle knows it must run to stay safe from the lion, and the lion knows it must catch the gazelle not to starve. In the game of survival, you have to keep running! Now off we run! Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more updates from our Kickstarter campaign. You can visit our page here.

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