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Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn takes to Indiegogo

Thursday, 6th March 2014 15:32 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Shaquille O’Neal and Big Deez Productions have launched Indiegogo campaign to create a sequel to Shaq-Fu. Apparently it is a real thing after all.

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The funding goal is set at $450,000 and the campaign ends on April 20. So far, folks have already tossed $941 at it.

Shaq will be investing his own time and money in the project as will the developer, and 5% of the proceeeds from t he game will go to the Boy and Girls Club of America which Shaq supports.

Here’s a list of features planned should it hit its funding goal:

  • Play as Shaq as he kicks ass and takes no prisoners
  • Intricately designed combo system that leaves room for a variety of fighting tactics. Learn the moves and let Shaq rip against his enemies
  • Pimp your character with new moves and abilities. Select from different fighting styles or combine styles and create your own new discipline (Shaq FU is what you make it)
  • Challenges for even the best players.
  • Adaptive AI keeps the game exciting
  • Battles against hordes of enemies in the tradition of the lost art of the beat ‘em up. I mean, who could take Shaq one on one?
  • Take the challenge up to an entirely new level in unforgettable smack downs against awesome bosses.
  • Once you beat a boss you unlock him and can play as him in the game.
  • Fight through the slums of Asian cities, on the rooftops of skyscrapers. Battle it out inside buildings, seedy night clubs, and cause mayhem in the markets.
  • Smash an enemy through the floor and leap down to a lower level. Barge through walls and forge your own path. Smash furniture, toss enemies through windows, even collapse structures – when you are the Shaqbreaker everything is possible
  • A wide variety of melee and projectile weapons as well as various everyday objects that can be used as weapons – katanas, shurikens, baseball bats, the occasional basketball filled with the wrong type of gas, bottles, knives and dozens more. Don’t see a weapon you like? What about that manhole cover or that car door? You are Shaq after all, so maybe you want to hurl that motorcycle on a bunch of enemies at once. The world is your projectile.
  • Wipe out huge numbers of enemies at once. Bowl down enemies with balls of steel, create earthquakes of unprecedented power, slam dunk baddies with ease.
  • Modifiers that change your appearance and enhance your skills. Transform into the monstrous Big Daddy O and crush your enemies. Twirl into the Big Baryshnikov and pirouette your enemies like a tornado tearing through Kansas. Power up into the Big Diesel and steamroll your enemies into Kobe-Patties. A power-up for every nickname Shaq has ever had, and a few new ones for good measure.
  • Co-op Gameplay. Grab a friend and battle it out in tandem. Play as Shaq’s identical twin (no he doesn’t sell insurance) or select from a host of other playable characters with different skills and power-ups. Split screen action available, baby!
  • Co-op’s not your bag? Build up your character and fighting style and duke it out online or on the same machine against another player.
  • Once you have played through the main game revisit it to discover secret environments that you might have missed.
  • Think its over once the Black Star Ninja, is unmasked? Think again. Hosts of challenges await that pit you against the best Shaq Fu’s in the world.

So far it’s only coming to PC but should stretch goals be met, it will also hit mobiles.

Various donor goodies include Shaq following you on Instagram, free DLC for life and more.

Hit up the link to read all about it and watch the teaser below.

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  1. salarta

    I think the fact Shaquille O’Neal isn’t using his own money to fund the project raises very obvious questions. Why is it that Shaq can offer signatures, a party, a game of basketball with him, dinner or lunch with him, following on Twitter/Instagram, etc, but not fully fund the game directly?

    The only reason I can see for the Indiegogo campaign existing if Shaq is really committed to its completion is a desire for evidence that there’s a demand for the game… which is offset a little by the offers of Shaq providing things other than the game in return for a money pledge.

    I probably sound like a dick, but I’m just curious and confused about why the Indiegogo campaign is happening when I don’t see the need for it.

    #1 5 months ago
  2. Os Money

    NO. Just NO.

    #2 5 months ago