Kickstart The Rocky Horror Show: Touch Me
Well hot patootie, bless my soul, it’s time to play The Rocky Horror Show. Or it will be, anyway, after a detour on Kickstarter.
Independent game studio, Rocket Lolly Games LTD, already has The Rocky Horror Show: Touch Me in development, but they’ve now opened a Kickstarter campaign to enhance the free-to-play rhythm action game with additional characters, outfits, stage settings and songs in order to truly recreate the unique experience of being a part of the participatory show’s audience.
The game draws inspiration from the musical The Rocky Horror Show, and is licensed directly from the show’s creator Richard O’Brien. Fans of the musical or the theatrical version are being provided with plenty of incentive to participate:
Working with Andy Leighton, the original music and games publisher on The Rocky Horror Show, Rocket Lolly Games have collected an incredible range of collectable merchandise from both the game itself and the original theatre show including t-shirts, posters, a digital ‘making-of’ booklet, mugs, tea-towels, and a limited edition vinyl recording of Richard O’Brien’s original demo-tape used to pitch the show back in 1973.
Rocket Lolly Games are looking to raise a minimum of $35,000 on Kickstarter in order to include community feedback into the final design. More importantly, the team has a series of incredible stretch goals which would make the game even more exciting that can only be unlocked if the community support is there to justify it.
As for the game itself:
The Rocky Horror Show: Touch Me is a free-to-play dance game with a tantalizing twist on the rhythm action experience.
Using the tactile pleasure of a touch screen, players will be able to feel the movements of their character by making gestures to make them move.
- It’s just a swipe to the left to start creating your own dance routines using your favorite characters and Rocky Horror songs
- If you want something visual, share your dances with friends, for them to replicate or even improve and beat you at your own dance!
- Unlock beautiful creatures, outfits, stage sets, songs and more from the show
- Complete missions and challenges and win achievements for your unique dances
- With content released regularly, there will always be something new to excite you!
Plenty more information—including details on pledge perks ranging from $2 to $10,000—is available at www.kickstarter.com. The Rocky Horror Show: Touch Me is expected to be available for iPhone and iPad around April of 2017.