A cutting-edge open world-building toolset for players to create, design, build, play and share their games: by game industry veteran Matt McDonald's Heavy Water
Scheduled for release October 2013 for PC/Mac/Linux
HEAVY WATER'S OPEN WORLD - BUILDING TOOL-SET
Industry veteran, Matt McDonald, and his development studio, Heavy Water, are excited to bring you a game-changing, open world-building tool-set that provides players with the ability to design, create, build, play and share their very own game creations with user-friendly technology and expansive game assets.
Axis Game Factory puts the power to create an entire game into YOUR hands! By providing players with endless assets, themes, characters, cameras, game modes – all of the ingredients to make amazing games – the only thing missing? You!
At Heavy Water, we've worked on every type of game and genre imaginable; having delivered on over 100 titles. We love to make games, but even more so, we want to put you in the driver’s seat to design and build your own creations, and that’s why we’re here - we need your help to make it a reality!
AXIS GAME FACTORY IS FOR ANYONE – KIDS, ADULTS, DESIGNERS, PROFESSIONALS, DIRECTORS, STORYTELLERS AND IMAGINEERS... IF YOU CAN DREAM IT – YOU CAN BUILD IT!
At Heavy Water, we know enough about building games, tools and content to know that it just shouldn’t be as difficult as it is! And there should be a way for EVERYONE to have as much fun making games as us. We have eliminated the need for you to have an entire game development team and instead, wrapped it all up for you in the Axis Game Factory!
Built for the PC/Mac/Linux systems, Axis Game Factory is a real time game tool-set (built in UNITY) that acts and looks like a scene editor/game development tool but we’ve taken all the hard parts out - without having to know how to program or model in 3D!
- Full GUI scene and gameplay editing tools
- Extensive art asset libraries for terrain, foliage, structures, props, atmospheres, characters, lights, and more from different art styles
- Ability to create custom models from separate pieces to use just like any other art asset in your toolbox
- Every saved file, scene or model, saves the history so even after you’ve closed and opened the file you can undo and redo the entire file
- Positional NPC's that can be configured by altering variables via sliders, attaching animations, voice acting, way points, and sound effects
- Positional enemies that can be configured with variables via sliders same as NPC's plus variable for aggressiveness, strength, etc.
- Scene linking between your different environments to give your game a larger than life feel, linking environments by start and end points
- Multiple camera choices during gameplay to create different types of games such as FPS, platformer, adventure 3rd person, and side-scrollers
- Multiple playable characters with expansive animations to fit various gameplay genres
- Press play at anytime during design development to play your level in progress to test out and then easily switch back into design mode
- The ability to play back user inputs from gameplay and choose different camera angles to create compelling Machinima
- Share your in-development scenes with friends who have the same assets to collaborate on a game design
- Become a real game designer by sharing your final game to the community to play for free and earn status within the community
- Update your warehouse inventory by purchasing new kits, themes and features
Anyone will be able to download and play Axis Game Factory in Basic Mode - but if you want all of the bells and whistles, you will need to step up and buy a starter-kit of a theme of your choosing, to unlock the "Deluxe Mode." From there, you can add any number of kits and features as they are made available. You will be able to share your creations with your friends to play and rank you, as well as download other games to play and link your levels to for endless fun!
Why are we asking for donations?
When we say, “we love what we do” – we mean every word of it – and providing YOU with the tools to create in the same space as the pro’s is a life long passion of ours. Having published our own games and virtual world content for the last several years, we know there is a better way to the finish line than going the traditional publisher route and having them as the middle-man between us and you.
Through donations, we get to collaborate directly with you about the game and development features we will be including in Axis Game Factory. Plus, we don't have to make compromises with a publisher. We make the development decisions, we market the game, and we don't have to answer to anyone but you - our fans. It’s time to put the power of your imagination into your hands and support us through Donations today!