Turn-based strategy game for Facebook and Kongregate. Play as James Aleshire as he rescues his pirate crew from Doctor Driftwood.
A New Gaming Frontier
Now that you've watched that video (If you haven't yet, go ahead. I'll wait.) you're probably slightly confused, considerably entertained, and rather curious— though not necessarily in that order. My name is Glen Sanger— you saw me a few minutes ago in the video. I'm the CEO, Producer, LotD, Creative Director, and Co-Founder of Spark Brilliance Productions. Last year, Co-Founder, Design Lead, and Art Lead James Feeman and I sat down and worked out the idea for a game that would break the mold of what a Facebook game should be. We wanted a game that serious gamers could play on Facebook as well as something that non-gamers could play that would be more engaging than waiting on a timer to click a button. The world was ready, we knew, for people to start taking social media games seriously. The result was Clockwork and Crossbones.
Ok, What Is It?
I'm glad you asked! C&C is a Turn-Based Strategy game that will be released initially for Facebook. You the player create and control fleets of pirate ships which you use to sink the ships of your opponents— simple enough, right? However, we bring a few extra things to the table, some never seen before, such as:
- Episodic Single-Player Campaign: Once a week, we will be releasing a new level— and with it, story— of the single-player campaign. Follow the dashing privateer James Aleshire as he works to rescue his crew from the dastardly devices of the diabolical Doctor Driftwood and interacts with a wide assortment of unique and memorable characters— often through full-on naval warfare!
- Steampunk Setting: If you haven't heard of Steampunk, now's the time to look it up. Brass gears, jets of steam, nice hats, and goggles make up C&C's unique world of Boston Harbor, year 14XX.
- Completely Customizable Fleet: Instead of using pre-made characters with very little customization potential in your TBS, wouldn't you rather have the freedom to fully customize to your play style? Take the nine base ship types and outfit them with items, captains, and equipment that change their stats and abilities to allow for unique strategies.
- Multiplayer PVP and PVE: Multiplayer PVP is nothing new to the world of TBSs. The majority of them have some form of player-vs-player combat— it's one of the genre's major draws. However, C&C provides the unprecedented ability to go on multiplayer co-operative missions against opponents. After all— you couldn't be expected to face a monstrous mechanical Kraken by yourself.
That's Awesome, But What Do I Get?
We here at Spark Brilliance have a wide array of goodies for those cool enough to donate to our project. They range from in-game content to T-Shirts to becoming a part of the force designing the game! Take a look to the right to see the full list. PLEASE NOTE: If you select the $150 or lower tier, you get EVERY LEVEL before it. If you select a tier higher than $150, you get that tier, and all of the tiers $150 and lower.
What If You Go Over Your Goal?
That would be awesome! Right now, the $5000 is the bare minimum needed for this game to launch. We're already well into development, but the last few months of push (we're aiming for an April release) need your help! If we go over, we'll look at expediting the release for other platforms, getting our high-quality work done quicker, and possibly updating our episodes regularly more than once a week within the first year.
Due to the unforseen inability to send attachments over Kickstarter's message system, the Captain's Chair will be released along with the forums, in an exclusive area for those who have donated $40 or more. To make up for this, the Captain's Chair will run after the start of the project a number of weeks equal to as many as takes to put up the forums.
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Exclusive wallpaper for your computer, access to the donators-only board in the upcoming Clockwork and Crossbones forumEstimated delivery:
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"Ally of the Crew" achievement (they aren't just for show in this game!), 'Silver Spyglass' unique in-game item- provides a bonus to every kind of ship.Estimated delivery:
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A high-quality print of your choice of Clockwork and Crossbones concept art. Your name in the 'Special Thanks' section of the credits, 'Pyrite Ticket' in-game item- unlocks any one achievement. Please Note: If you select the $150 or lower tier, you get EVERY LEVEL before it. If you select a tier higher than $150, you get that tier, and all of the tiers $150 and lower.Estimated delivery:
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More in-game content! Silver Star Chart and Silver Astrolabe items- apart they give your ships more speed, combined with the Silver Spyglass gain the unparallelled power to move through other ships. Also gain access to Archibald Onepenny, a captain who grants your entire fleet extra HP.Estimated delivery:
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Excited for the upcoming plot behind Clockwork and Crossbones? You'll get access to the Captain's Chair- a once-a-week newsletter written by the producer that will run until the game's launch. In it you'll find behind the scenes info, art revealed before being released to the public, and plot information much more detailed than what we give the rest of the fans.Estimated delivery:
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You get a Clockwork and Crossbones T-Shirt! It has our logo on the back and the Mechanical Kraken on the front.Estimated delivery:
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Custom art of anything you want (within reason- no sexual content or excessive violence) done by the talented Spark Brilliance art team. Our characters, your characters, someone else's characters done in our style- the possibilities are endless! You can even request an artist if there's a member whose work you particularly enjoy.Estimated delivery:
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The T-Shirt above, signed by the entire Spark Brilliance development team. Please note- this Replaces the above T-Shirt. If you pledge this amount or higher you get one shirt, signed, not two and one of them signed.Estimated delivery:
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SWABBIE: Want to be part of the creative process? The named tiers let you do just that. Each includes all rewards from the non-named tiers, but do NOT include previous named tiers. The Swabbie Tier lets you work with us to design one item to go into the game.Estimated delivery:
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CABIN BOY: You get to work with us to design one item to go into the game AND you or your original character will have a minor role (1 episode) in the game.Estimated delivery:
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CHEF: Pick any two: Design an Item, Design an Item Set (3 items), You or Your Character get a Minor Role, or Design an Island the Heroes go to.Estimated delivery:
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PIRATE: You or your original character get a medium role in the game (at least 4 episodes). Pick any one reward from the Chef Tier.Estimated delivery:
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BOS'N: You get to write the plot for a 4-episode storyline that everyone will be able to play. Pick any one reward from the Chef or Pirate Tiers.Estimated delivery:
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QUARTERMASTER: Invitation to the Launch Party for Clockwork and Crossbones in Austin, Texas (airfare, etc. not included) as well as any one reward from the Chef, Pirate, or Bos'n tiers.Estimated delivery:
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GUNNER: Invitation to the Launch Party, any two rewards from the Chef, Pirate, or Bos'n tiers.Estimated delivery:
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FIRST MATE: Invitation to the Launch Party and EITHER you or your original character get a major role in the game (at least 8 episodes) OR three rewards from the Chef, Pirate, or Bos'n tiersEstimated delivery:
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CAPTAIN: The same as First Mate, but with one important addition. You get a Producer credit, and we take that seriously and literally. You will sign an NDA and have access to company mailing lists, meetings, and all our progress. You will have a direct say in what direction this game goes. This is the only limited availability reward, for obvious reasons.Estimated delivery:
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