Couple Six Inc.

Couple Six Inc.

is creating a Stealth-Action Video Game for PC/MAC: Le Loupgarou

14

patrons

$188

per month
We are not your typical games company, and this is not your typical game.

We are Couple Six Inc. and we’re making a video game called ‘Le Loupgarou’.

It’s a stealth-action game that will be heavy on narrative. We’re five Caribbean folk so we’re really interested in weaving our island’s folklore, history and culture into the things we make.

We’re also really focused on making rich characters that are very diverse. Our games will champion people of colour, and people who are queer. We are building things very differently in our studio - and we’re excited for you guys to be a part of that.

The Game We're Building: Le Loupgarou


We’re two-years into working on our first major title, ‘Le Loupgarou’.

It’s a game about a plantation fire, a pact with a creature called a Baccou, and a civil rights activist masquerading as a maid.

It’s a narrative-driven stealth adventure game set in a mythical version of 1930's Barbados. You play as Le Brun, an old man whose frail body harbors the unhinged beast, the Immortelle, Le Loupgarou.

You hunt souls through darkened streets in a world where there are monsters far more terrifying than you. You have to survive long enough to pick apart your own history and identity, and the history of those you’re hunting.

It’s also a game that’s built around historical events. In 1937 Barbados erupted in riots. Workers had banded together to push for union rights. It was one of the watershed moments for adult suffrage and it gave birth to some of the most incredible people this island’s ever seen.

Meet Bertha.



Born in St. Lucia. Raised in Barbados. Activist. Educator. Mystical obeah woman. Mother to precocious little six-year old Rachel.

Her role in this narrative gives us goosebumps, and we’re so excited to share that with you.

Our Design Philosophy:


This isn’t a game about power. This is a game where the player will have to be observant, careful and coordinated.



But you’re still a hunter. Slipping between shadows, skulking across moonlit rooftops and even squeezing into sewers in your pursuit.






Who We Are




Ari (middle picture) and Mark (second) have been best friends for years. They met because of Runescape, which is how all great relationships started in ‘05. Krystal (first) moved to Barbados and became besties with them. Then Ari met Josh (fourth) at art school and we kidnapped Blaize (last) from Trinidad.

As a team we’ve worked unflaggingly for almost three years, learning the rigors of game design from the ground up. We’re friends who became partners who became game makers.

How you can directly support the making of Le Loupgarou


Without support it could end where it began, a nice idea in a notebook. A nice niche.

We got into this because we wanted our stories to be visible for the first time. To be the ones to dictate the narrative of what the Caribbean looks and sounds and feels like. And to make a game that exhibits that with as much magic and fidelity we know only we can bring.

In short: to make games about us, and by extension, about you.

We’ve drawn on all of our internal resources and we’ve been scraping and building for two years now - but we have hit our reserve limits. It’s begun to hurt the project.

That’s why we’re approaching Patreon.

If you support what we’re up to, and you mirror our belief that the world needs more games like this, then pledge.

Every dollar goes directly into the making of the game.

And in exchange you get access to a whole host of behind the scenes materials. You get to see and be a part of the mess, before the success.

We’re Couple Six, and we make games about you.

Thank you for your support.
Tiers
Speak friend, and enter!
$1 or more per month
Thank you for getting this off the ground. 
  • You get access to our Patreon-only mini dev blogs.
  • We’ll also turn to YOU folks with any of the countless billions of stray thoughts that turn up in the development process.
You’re family now, that means we show you our mess!
$3 or more per month
You’ll get access to Ari’s working bug list - see the things she’s most ashamed of, and how she implements fixes!

This Tier is for the coding geeks among you, she’ll also post anything she finds useful in her quest to build Le Loupgarou with her two bare (and quite toned) arms.

(+ mini dev log)

    We’re blood relatives now.
    $5 or more per month
    This tier is for you art fiends in the audience who want to know how everything comes together.

    You’ll get unlimited access to our artists’ in-process sketches.

    (+bug list)
    (+mini dev log)

    In a disaster we’d save you instead of our own siblings.
    $10 or more per month
    This tier is definitely for those who are ALWAYS hunting for a new wallpaper.

    Get access to high-resolution concept art, process pics and gifs.

    Update your wallpaper monthly with gorgeous art from Le Loupgarou!

    (+art bones)
    (+bug farm)
    (+mini dev log)

      You’re in the will!
      $35 or more per month
      We’re always really interested in getting early, cogent feedback from players. We push a build every month (or at least we aim to), and we rely on people like YOU.

      You’ll be invited to our Playtesting circles. Help us build the best game we can, together.

      Please note: Playtesting is something we take super seriously, if you want to be a part of this process you’re going to have to follow the rules that we setup to ensure that your feedback can be heard, and that our game is safe from those who would do it harm.

      (+high def)
      (+art bones)
      (+bug farm)
      (+mini dev log)

      You’re the highest paying rational backer!
      $75 or more per month only 9 left
      You’re definitely not related to us in anyway because we don’t have your kind of disposable income, but we sure do think you’re wonderful!

      At this tier you get access to a bit more behind the scenes stuff. You get to sit in on our game dev calls. They’re a riot (this is limited to once a month).

      You’re also entitled to having a full character sketch designed by either of our artists (each backer at this level can only redeem two such sketches a year).

      (+playtester)
      (+high def)
      (+art bones)
      (+bug farm)
      (+mini dev log)

      Name our Firstborn Dogs.
      $1,000 or more per month
      Ignore that sobbing sound it's just our animator realizing she can eat this month.

      You are a beautiful human being - whoever you are.

      We will call you everyday, twice a day to make sure you’re eating well.

      We’ll send you pictures of our dogs. We’ll demand pictures of your dogs.

      We will be clingy and needy because we directly equate money with human affection, which we’re all genuinely starved for.
      We are not your typical games company, and this is not your typical game.

      We are Couple Six Inc. and we’re making a video game called ‘Le Loupgarou’.

      It’s a stealth-action game that will be heavy on narrative. We’re five Caribbean folk so we’re really interested in weaving our island’s folklore, history and culture into the things we make.

      We’re also really focused on making rich characters that are very diverse. Our games will champion people of colour, and people who are queer. We are building things very differently in our studio - and we’re excited for you guys to be a part of that.

      The Game We're Building: Le Loupgarou


      We’re two-years into working on our first major title, ‘Le Loupgarou’.

      It’s a game about a plantation fire, a pact with a creature called a Baccou, and a civil rights activist masquerading as a maid.

      It’s a narrative-driven stealth adventure game set in a mythical version of 1930's Barbados. You play as Le Brun, an old man whose frail body harbors the unhinged beast, the Immortelle, Le Loupgarou.

      You hunt souls through darkened streets in a world where there are monsters far more terrifying than you. You have to survive long enough to pick apart your own history and identity, and the history of those you’re hunting.

      It’s also a game that’s built around historical events. In 1937 Barbados erupted in riots. Workers had banded together to push for union rights. It was one of the watershed moments for adult suffrage and it gave birth to some of the most incredible people this island’s ever seen.

      Meet Bertha.



      Born in St. Lucia. Raised in Barbados. Activist. Educator. Mystical obeah woman. Mother to precocious little six-year old Rachel.

      Her role in this narrative gives us goosebumps, and we’re so excited to share that with you.

      Our Design Philosophy:


      This isn’t a game about power. This is a game where the player will have to be observant, careful and coordinated.



      But you’re still a hunter. Slipping between shadows, skulking across moonlit rooftops and even squeezing into sewers in your pursuit.






      Who We Are




      Ari (middle picture) and Mark (second) have been best friends for years. They met because of Runescape, which is how all great relationships started in ‘05. Krystal (first) moved to Barbados and became besties with them. Then Ari met Josh (fourth) at art school and we kidnapped Blaize (last) from Trinidad.

      As a team we’ve worked unflaggingly for almost three years, learning the rigors of game design from the ground up. We’re friends who became partners who became game makers.

      How you can directly support the making of Le Loupgarou


      Without support it could end where it began, a nice idea in a notebook. A nice niche.

      We got into this because we wanted our stories to be visible for the first time. To be the ones to dictate the narrative of what the Caribbean looks and sounds and feels like. And to make a game that exhibits that with as much magic and fidelity we know only we can bring.

      In short: to make games about us, and by extension, about you.

      We’ve drawn on all of our internal resources and we’ve been scraping and building for two years now - but we have hit our reserve limits. It’s begun to hurt the project.

      That’s why we’re approaching Patreon.

      If you support what we’re up to, and you mirror our belief that the world needs more games like this, then pledge.

      Every dollar goes directly into the making of the game.

      And in exchange you get access to a whole host of behind the scenes materials. You get to see and be a part of the mess, before the success.

      We’re Couple Six, and we make games about you.

      Thank you for your support.

      Recent posts by Couple Six Inc.

      Tiers
      Speak friend, and enter!
      $1 or more per month
      Thank you for getting this off the ground. 
      • You get access to our Patreon-only mini dev blogs.
      • We’ll also turn to YOU folks with any of the countless billions of stray thoughts that turn up in the development process.
      You’re family now, that means we show you our mess!
      $3 or more per month
      You’ll get access to Ari’s working bug list - see the things she’s most ashamed of, and how she implements fixes!

      This Tier is for the coding geeks among you, she’ll also post anything she finds useful in her quest to build Le Loupgarou with her two bare (and quite toned) arms.

      (+ mini dev log)

        We’re blood relatives now.
        $5 or more per month
        This tier is for you art fiends in the audience who want to know how everything comes together.

        You’ll get unlimited access to our artists’ in-process sketches.

        (+bug list)
        (+mini dev log)

        In a disaster we’d save you instead of our own siblings.
        $10 or more per month
        This tier is definitely for those who are ALWAYS hunting for a new wallpaper.

        Get access to high-resolution concept art, process pics and gifs.

        Update your wallpaper monthly with gorgeous art from Le Loupgarou!

        (+art bones)
        (+bug farm)
        (+mini dev log)

          You’re in the will!
          $35 or more per month
          We’re always really interested in getting early, cogent feedback from players. We push a build every month (or at least we aim to), and we rely on people like YOU.

          You’ll be invited to our Playtesting circles. Help us build the best game we can, together.

          Please note: Playtesting is something we take super seriously, if you want to be a part of this process you’re going to have to follow the rules that we setup to ensure that your feedback can be heard, and that our game is safe from those who would do it harm.

          (+high def)
          (+art bones)
          (+bug farm)
          (+mini dev log)

          You’re the highest paying rational backer!
          $75 or more per month only 9 left
          You’re definitely not related to us in anyway because we don’t have your kind of disposable income, but we sure do think you’re wonderful!

          At this tier you get access to a bit more behind the scenes stuff. You get to sit in on our game dev calls. They’re a riot (this is limited to once a month).

          You’re also entitled to having a full character sketch designed by either of our artists (each backer at this level can only redeem two such sketches a year).

          (+playtester)
          (+high def)
          (+art bones)
          (+bug farm)
          (+mini dev log)

          Name our Firstborn Dogs.
          $1,000 or more per month
          Ignore that sobbing sound it's just our animator realizing she can eat this month.

          You are a beautiful human being - whoever you are.

          We will call you everyday, twice a day to make sure you’re eating well.

          We’ll send you pictures of our dogs. We’ll demand pictures of your dogs.

          We will be clingy and needy because we directly equate money with human affection, which we’re all genuinely starved for.