A project in Richardson, TX by Nerve Software

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Burnstar is a fun and addictively frenetic action-puzzle game from Nerve Software.
Backers: 112
Average Pledge Per Backer: $50

Funded: $5,649 of $90,000
Dates: Aug 10th -> Sep 9th (30 days)
Project By: Nerve Software
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Latest News

Thanks Everyone!

September 9th - via:
Thanks to everyone who has backed and supported Burnstar! It has been great communicating with all of you and showing off what we’re working on. Everyone here at Nerve is still excited and very passionate about Burnstar.  With the lessons learned... (Read More)

Contest Is Over + A New Concept!

September 4th - via:
The Speed Run contest is officially over!  Thank you all for sharing / re-tweeting it! BONUS:The concept below is for a potential Sealab Environment: Check out the Kickstarter for Crystal Arena!Enjoy MOBA-Like games with awesome art and great... (Read More)

Editor Tutorial Update!

September 3rd - via:
In this video update we give you a tutorial of the basics for making a Burnstar level. From placing the player start(s) to seeing what the process of adding art to a level, we show you how to use the editor so that you can make your own puzzles for... (Read More)

Boss Concept Sheets!

September 1st - via:
We hope you are having a nice and relaxing holiday weekend!  Today we wanted to show you a couple of concept sheets that revolve around the potential bosses of Burnstar!  Check them out below:  (Read More)

Burnstar + Emotiv Insight!

August 29th - via:
We are proud to announce our partnership and integration of the Emotiv Insight! The Emotiv Insight is a sleek, multi-channel, wireless headset that monitors your brain activity and translates it into meaningful data you can understand and that we, as... (Read More)

Burnstar Pre-Alpha Forest Art Update!

August 27th - via:
We wanted to show you all what we have been up too!  What you see in the video below is some of our latest updates to the Forest environment.  We have been hard at work putting in more sub-themes and creating a more varied visual experience for the... (Read More)

Funding and Pledge Update!

August 22nd - via:
We have added some more information about funding to our Funding and Pledge section on the main page!  Below is the new information that was added! We are a game studio with full-time employees, most of who continue to work on big budget, AAA... (Read More)

Burnstar DEMO and Speed Run Video Contest!

August 20th - via:
Burnstar DEMO and Speed Run Video Contest! To help get the word out about Burnstar we're holding a Speed Run contest! Below you'll find a link to a Pre-Alpha Demo Build of Burnstar for the PC that contains many of the levels for World 1. Within the... (Read More)

Advanced Gameplay Video Update!

August 20th - via:
Posting another video update for you all!  In this update we talk about some of the advanced gameplay features of Burnstar!  Check it out below:  (Read More)

Weekend Treat!

August 17th - via:
We wanted to do something to say thank you to everyone who has taken the time to check out our Kickstarter so far!  Check it out below! Here is a wallpaper / background featuring Burnstar and his Crew:  (Read More)

Pledge Tier Update!

August 15th - via:
You have asked and we have listened! We would like to introduce the DESIGNER TIER for the new price of $70!  What does this get you?  DESIGNER TIER: In addition to the EDITOR TIER rewards, you will be able to submit one game level for placement in... (Read More)

Preview: Burnstar - the Game’s Aim is in the Name

August 15th - via:
Burnstar is an upcoming puzzler game, in which you star as a twisted fire starter. (Read More)

Gameplay Overview!

August 13th - via:
We have just posted another video to the front page!  In this video we play through a level in Burnstar to give you an example of what the gameplay is like.  Enjoy!  (Read More)

Hello, Burnstar Looks Like Fun

August 12th - via:
Burnstar is a forthcoming puzzle game in which you are a heroic little firestarter: “In Burnstar your goal is to burn vast swathes of the environment – it’s okay, you’re on a mission.” Yeah, that’s the excuse I use, too. Basically: you have to run around the board with one of four uniquely-powered little dudes, and then set off explosives at the correct points to solve the puzzle. Sounds simple, but seeing it in action makes me think it’s actually going to be a brain-frazzler. (Read More)

Editor Update!

August 10th - via:
Want to see the Editor?  No Problem!One of the most frequently asked questions has been about the editor, so we are wanting to address and give more information about just that! We are a company made up of many developers who came from the mod... (Read More)

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