Local Video Game Developer Needs Help To Release Game

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One Mercs Fully Loaded Die Cut Sticker and One Mercs Holographic Sticker in random colours (blue, orange, red, yellow or green). PLUS - Our eternal gratitude Shipping via untracked Canada Post.
One Mercs Fully Loaded Die Cut Sticker and One Mercs Holographic Sticker in random colours (blue, orange, red, yellow or green). PLUS - Our eternal gratitude Shipping via untracked Canada Post.
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Estimated Delivery: 2021-08-31
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One Mercs Fully Loaded door hanger and One Calgary 2021 Postcard PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded Die Cut Sticker and One Mercs Holographic Sticker in random colours (blue, orange, red, yellow or green). PLUS - Our eternal gratitude Shipping via untracked Canada Post.
One Mercs Fully Loaded door hanger and One Calgary 2021 Postcard PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded Die Cut Sticker and One Mercs Holographic Sticker in random colours (blue, orange, red, yellow or green). PLUS - Our eternal gratitude Shipping via untracked Canada Post.
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One Mercs Fully Loaded presentation folder, a personal thank you note on company letterhead, and a specialty ByteBomb or Mercs Fully Loaded sticker PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded door hanger and One Calgary 2021 Postcard PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded Die Cut Sticker and One Mercs Holographic Sticker in random colours (blue, orange, red, yellow or green). PLUS - Our eternal gratitude Shipping via tracked Chit-Chats or tracked Canada Post.
One Mercs Fully Loaded presentation folder, a personal thank you note on company letterhead, and a specialty ByteBomb or Mercs Fully Loaded sticker PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded door hanger and One Calgary 2021 Postcard PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded Die Cut Sticker and One Mercs Holographic Sticker in random colours (blue, orange, red, yellow or green). PLUS - Our eternal gratitude Shipping via tracked Chit-Chats or tracked Canada Post.
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Three Temporary Tattoos, One Poster, One Specialty Sticker and One Mercs Fully Loaded or ByteBomb Unisex T-Shirt (sizes M-2XL, please contact if you are looking for a different size as we sometimes have Small-3XL). PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded presentation folder, a personal thank you note on company letterhead, and a specialty ByteBomb or Mercs Fully Loaded sticker PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded door hanger and One Calgary 2021 Postcard PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded Die Cut Sticker and One Mercs Holographic Sticker in random colours (blue, orange, red, yellow or green). PLUS - Our eternal gratitude Shipping via tracked Chit-Chats or tracked Canada Post.
Three Temporary Tattoos, One Poster, One Specialty Sticker and One Mercs Fully Loaded or ByteBomb Unisex T-Shirt (sizes M-2XL, please contact if you are looking for a different size as we sometimes have Small-3XL). PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded presentation folder, a personal thank you note on company letterhead, and a specialty ByteBomb or Mercs Fully Loaded sticker PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded door hanger and One Calgary 2021 Postcard PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded Die Cut Sticker and One Mercs Holographic Sticker in random colours (blue, orange, red, yellow or green). PLUS - Our eternal gratitude Shipping via tracked Chit-Chats or tracked Canada Post.
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Pledge: C$250.00
Have your name, or the name of someone else, in the support credits section of Mercs Fully Loaded! Also, get a digital download copy of the game itself once available on early access! (ETA December 2021) PLUS- Three Temporary Tattoos, One Poster, One Specialty Sticker and One Mercs Fully Loaded or ByteBomb Unisex T-Shirt (sizes M-2XL, please contact if you are looking for a different size as we sometimes have Small-3XL). PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded presentation folder, a personal thank you note on company letterhead, and a specialty ByteBomb or Mercs Fully Loaded sticker PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded door hanger and One Calgary 2021 Postcard PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded Die Cut Sticker and One Mercs Holographic Sticker in random colours (blue, orange, red, yellow or green). PLUS - Our eternal gratitude Shipping via tracked Chit-Chats or tracked Canada Post.
Have your name, or the name of someone else, in the support credits section of Mercs Fully Loaded! Also, get a digital download copy of the game itself once available on early access! (ETA December 2021) PLUS- Three Temporary Tattoos, One Poster, One Specialty Sticker and One Mercs Fully Loaded or ByteBomb Unisex T-Shirt (sizes M-2XL, please contact if you are looking for a different size as we sometimes have Small-3XL). PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded presentation folder, a personal thank you note on company letterhead, and a specialty ByteBomb or Mercs Fully Loaded sticker PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded door hanger and One Calgary 2021 Postcard PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded Die Cut Sticker and One Mercs Holographic Sticker in random colours (blue, orange, red, yellow or green). PLUS - Our eternal gratitude Shipping via tracked Chit-Chats or tracked Canada Post.
Pledge: C$250.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-08-31
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Game Elite 02

Game Elite 02

Pledge: C$500.00
Name a character in Mercs Fully Loaded! Choose a name, (within reason, we'd like a 14+ rating here) and we'll have one of the playable characters named that way. Maximum 20 Characters. PLUS- Have your name, or the name of someone else, in the support credits section of Mercs Fully Loaded! Also, get a digital download copy of the game itself once available on early access! (ETA December 2021) PLUS- Three Temporary Tattoos, One Poster, One Specialty Sticker and One Mercs Fully Loaded or ByteBomb Unisex T-Shirt (sizes M-2XL, please contact if you are looking for a different size as we sometimes have Small-3XL). PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded presentation folder, a personal thank you note on company letterhead, and a specialty ByteBomb or Mercs Fully Loaded sticker PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded door hanger and One Calgary 2021 Postcard PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded Die Cut Sticker and One Mercs Holographic Sticker in random colours (blue, orange, red, yellow or green). PLUS - Our eternal gratitude Shipping via tracked Chit-Chats or tracked Canada Post.
Name a character in Mercs Fully Loaded! Choose a name, (within reason, we'd like a 14+ rating here) and we'll have one of the playable characters named that way. Maximum 20 Characters. PLUS- Have your name, or the name of someone else, in the support credits section of Mercs Fully Loaded! Also, get a digital download copy of the game itself once available on early access! (ETA December 2021) PLUS- Three Temporary Tattoos, One Poster, One Specialty Sticker and One Mercs Fully Loaded or ByteBomb Unisex T-Shirt (sizes M-2XL, please contact if you are looking for a different size as we sometimes have Small-3XL). PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded presentation folder, a personal thank you note on company letterhead, and a specialty ByteBomb or Mercs Fully Loaded sticker PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded door hanger and One Calgary 2021 Postcard PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded Die Cut Sticker and One Mercs Holographic Sticker in random colours (blue, orange, red, yellow or green). PLUS - Our eternal gratitude Shipping via tracked Chit-Chats or tracked Canada Post.
Pledge: C$500.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-08-31
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Game Elite 03

Game Elite 03

Pledge: C$1,000.00
Name a town/level in Mercs Fully Loaded! Choose a name, (within reason, we'd like a 14+ rating here) and we'll have one of the towns or levels named that way for the Full Release! Maximum 20 Characters. PLUS- Have your name, or the name of someone else, in the support credits section of Mercs Fully Loaded! Also, get a digital download copy of the game itself once available on early access! (ETA December 2021) PLUS- Three Temporary Tattoos, One Poster, One Specialty Sticker and One Mercs Fully Loaded or ByteBomb Unisex T-Shirt (sizes M-2XL, please contact if you are looking for a different size as we sometimes have Small-3XL). PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded presentation folder, a personal thank you note on company letterhead, and a specialty ByteBomb or Mercs Fully Loaded sticker PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded door hanger and One Calgary 2021 Postcard PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded Die Cut Sticker and One Mercs Holographic Sticker in random colours (blue, orange, red, yellow or green). PLUS - Our eternal gratitude Shipping via tracked Chit-Chats or tracked Canada Post.
Name a town/level in Mercs Fully Loaded! Choose a name, (within reason, we'd like a 14+ rating here) and we'll have one of the towns or levels named that way for the Full Release! Maximum 20 Characters. PLUS- Have your name, or the name of someone else, in the support credits section of Mercs Fully Loaded! Also, get a digital download copy of the game itself once available on early access! (ETA December 2021) PLUS- Three Temporary Tattoos, One Poster, One Specialty Sticker and One Mercs Fully Loaded or ByteBomb Unisex T-Shirt (sizes M-2XL, please contact if you are looking for a different size as we sometimes have Small-3XL). PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded presentation folder, a personal thank you note on company letterhead, and a specialty ByteBomb or Mercs Fully Loaded sticker PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded door hanger and One Calgary 2021 Postcard PLUS- One Mercs Fully Loaded Die Cut Sticker and One Mercs Holographic Sticker in random colours (blue, orange, red, yellow or green). PLUS - Our eternal gratitude Shipping via tracked Chit-Chats or tracked Canada Post.
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Campaign Description

ByteBomb Studios is nearly ready to release our game for early access on Steam and Epic games. We still need an audio engineer to add in the sound effects, a motion capture suit for complex animations and we'd like to hire on an additional local general developer to assist with the final polishing. Our goal is to have the game ready for early access by the end of 2021. There will be 10+ hours of quest/mission gameplay plus infinite re-playability. There will be 50 playable characters as well as a plethora of enemies. If we are able to get a secondary general developer, we plan to release some of the arcade games inside the main game with early access as well.

The ByteBomb Story

ByteBomb Studios was created in 2013 and incorporated in 2021. It is owned by Amanda Wolfe and Corey Purdy. Corey Purdy holds a degree in New Media Production and Animation from Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario. Corey developed his skills and passion working as a technical artist at ProCad Consultants in Montreal, as a Digital artist for 3D Internet in Calgary as well as numerous freelance contracts.

In 2018, Corey began developing the first title release, "Mercs Fully Loaded" part time while still working full time in an unrelated field. When the world paused, Corey realized that his game could fill a gap in socialization. When friends can't get together for LAN parties, they can still do it remotely through Mercs Fully Loaded! Corey spent every available moment working on the game and Amanda spent countless hours giving ideas and feedback to him as well as setting up a marketing plan. 

In 2021, Corey and Amanda incorporated ByteBomb Studios and chose to make Calgary as the home base for ByteBomb Studios because "Alberta, and the people in it, are home for us". Amanda is especially proud to be joining other women in business as she owns half of ByteBomb Studios and runs everything behind the scenes. 

A retail location was obtained at New Horizon Mall, just North of Calgary, to be a place where Corey could work on development, interact with future players and sell some of the game merchandise. He has decided to set up a game testing station at the mall starting every Saturday in August. Both Corey and Amanda want to ensure this game is as close to what the players want to see as possible and getting the feedback early on helps that goal. 

ByteBomb Studios has been struggling to get the company and game name out there and joined up with Delisle Marketing & Events and, for the duration of the summer, ByteBomb Studios can also be found at the Cardel market, Kensington Night Market and Mardi Gras at Marda Loop. While merchandise is available at these markets, the main goal is to build a fan base for the game itself. 

One of the biggest hurdles ByteBomb Studios has been facing is financing. As ByteBomb Studios is mostly self-financed so far, it has been very hard to be able to get certain needed things for development. Such as a motion capture suit and an audio engineer. We believe this game has the potential to do very well on the market once it's released and we just need a little help to get it there.

Both Corey and Amanda thank you very much for reading through our story and we hope you'll consider helping us reach our goal!  

The Mercs Fully Loaded Story

Mercs Fully Loaded is the first game release from ByteBomb Studios and it is a game that offers something for everyone. It is a mixture of old school and new school mechanics. Mercs Fully Loaded is a third person shooter meets RPG game that can be played single player, multi-player or even a combination of the two.

In Mercs Fully Loaded, the player is a mercenary and will get all their quests, contracts and missions from inside "Mercs HQ". There also vendors there where you can get new weapons, new characters and new skins. There is an arcade in Mercs HQ with custom mini-games, each with their own leaderboards. Pinball, Tower Stacker, Endless Runner and an RPG are the mini games we are currently trying to get ready for the early access release. Mercs HQ also houses the Shooting Range and the Slaughter Dome which is a battlefield where players will fight to level up their characters by fighting through different game modes. Players can fight with or against each other and also against AI enemies. Some game modes include Endless Waves, Death Match, Capture The Drone and Vampires.

One aspect of Mercs Fully Loaded that we love is that players can invite their friends to join them and any quests completed will count for both players. Currently, we are set to have up to 32 players able to play together remotely in a single area but that number may change. While the Gamer can compete with or against friends, the game itself is intended to be a more relaxed game and will allow players to advance at their own pace.

Some gameplay can be seen at https://youtu.be/Xiw_wS2f_RY Please keep in mind that this gameplay is a little outdated as it is from last October and we have made a significant amount of updates since then. We will be releasing updated gameplay cinematics very soon.

Meet the Team

Amanda Wolfe

Amanda Wolfe

Amanda is an avid reader, video game player and loves her cats, other people's dogs and thinks animals were the greatest gift humans were ever given (even more so than sliced bread!). As a half owner of ByteBomb Studios, she is constantly learning and growing in business and finds it amazing how much other women in business are willing to help new business women along the way. Amanda is in charge of contract writing, marketing, finance, employees and all things administrative. She primarily works from home with an endless supply of coffee and a warm kitty with purrs for encouragement.

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Corey Purdy

Corey Purdy

Corey loves all things tech related and spends a lot of time keeping up to date on the latest game development techniques. He spends his limited amount of downtime playing old school arcade games and watching Netflix. Corey obtained his diploma in New Media Production and Animation from Loyalist College. He has recently been offered a part time teaching position at Loyalist College to teach students advanced Unreal Engine expert level content, structure and game development. Corey's goals include seeing Mercs Fully Loaded be successful, seeing more of the world with his wife and having a hand in guiding the future generation of game developers.

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Jul 23, 2021

THIS IS JUST SOME OF THE ITEMS YOU CAN GET BY HELPING WITH OUR CROWD FUNDING ON ATB BOOSTR!.jpg

Some of the rewards

It was brought to our attention that some people would like to see more of the products they'll be able to get by supporting our crowdfund. We've gathered a bunch of the rewards we have an put them onto this photo to show you the stickers, posters, shirts, door hanger and more.

If you have a preference for a specific design, size or colour when funding, please ensure you reach out to us so we can do our best to accomodate! 

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Jul 17, 2021
Project launched

FAQs

Why are you doing an Early Release?

We want the players to have a chance to have some input regarding the final development of the game. Early Release allows us to get feedback and make changes to give you the best game possible!

Will this be available on console?

We plan to release the PC version first and then follow that by getting it to console.

Is this keyboard/mouse play only?

No! The game is programmed for X-Box and PS4 controller use as well!

Can I get the merchandise elsewhere?

We have a retail location at New Horizon Mall just North of Calgary that you can pop into, meet our Lead Developer and get merchandise. We also have merchandise on our website.

Can I play the game right now?

A testing station is being set up at our retail location in New Horizon Mall every Saturday starting in August 2021. Players will be able to spend a few minutes testing out the game and giving feedback regarding things they'd like to see.

What if the merch I get as a reward doesn't fit?

Unfortunately we are not able to process returns at this time, but we do have an accurate size chart available to assist you in getting the right size the first time.

Why should I get Early Access instead of Full Release?

Early Access gives the players the ability to get the game at a lower price point and when the Full Release comes out, all the players who purchased early get their content updated without additional cost. Characters and progress shouldn't be lost during the update as we are designing with this in mind.
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