By Zac Delventhal
February 20, 2013
Grandendroit, the indie-dev team behind the exciting new auto-runner Death Boulder Bones, launched a Kickstarter campaign today to help fund development and ensure an official release this summer. The game is a take on the popular runner genre, featuring a never before seen indirect control scheme, a key factor DBB’s spot as one of the top three finalists in season two of IGN’s Next Game Boss. Early player and critical response has been overwhelmingly positive, and the game is expected to shake up the moribund runner genre.
The new Kickstarter campaign features a $28,000 goal, with stretch goals all the way up to $60,000, aimed at purchasing and licensing technology, and allowing the previously part-time developers to work full-time to meet an aggressive summer release schedule. Additionally, backers will receive a variety of thank-you gifts, including custom figurines, artwork, tee shirts, and in-game digital content.
About Death Boulder Bones
Death Boulder Bones is an innovative auto-runner currently in-development, which has you controlling the environment instead of the character. Using your mouse or touch screen, you draw walls, jumps, and even control time itself in order to lead the nearsighted adventurer, Dr. Indianapolis Bones to the exit. Players will be able to take the easy path, or challenge themselves to collect the many artifacts and secrets hidden throughout each level. It’s a little Lemmings, a little Braid, and a lot of fun.
Grandendroit began in 2009 when coder Eli Delventhal and artist Seth Robles met during the first Global Game Jam. Frustrated with the difficulty of realizing their creativity at their day jobs within the gaming establishment, Grandendroit became a place for their own ideas to take flight. In 2011, they brought artists Darrell Atienza and David Feng on board, and shifted focus from an ambitious action-RPG Lab Rinth, to their innovate runner Death Boulder Bones. DBB is now in alpha and appears on IGN’s Next Game Boss, much to the team’s excitement.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/grandendroit/death-boulder-bones (Kickstarter campaign)
deathboulder.com (official DBB website)
grandendroit.com (official Grandendoit website)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXbL2akrxQA (Next Game Boss round 2, featuring DBB)
For information about Death Boulder Bones or the Kickstarter campaign, contact