A World War II, team-based, action-strategy game where you collect companies of units and battle in quick online matches
We are announcing the end of this Kickstarter campaign for Victory
We want to gratefully thank all of our backers for your support of the game, and to thank everyone who sent us feedback about it. We’ve listened carefully to what the Kickstarter community has said, and it has given us many ideas of games we could do in the future. Additionally, multiple game publishers have expressed interest in Victory, based on your support, and we hope to still bring Victory to you with their help.
To keep up-to-date with Victory, please visit the web-site www.victoryww2.com.
03/13/2013 - Update #06: Feature Spotlight: Map Design
03/12/2013 - Update #05: Monetization and Victory
03/11/2013 - Update #04: Ohmwrecker's Exclusive Hands-On First Look at Victory
03/06/2013 - Update #03: Victory Gameplay Walkthrough
03/06/2013 - Update #02: Feature Spotlight: Companies - an in-depth look at the Company system in Victory.
03/05/2013 - Update #01: Pushing the Big Red Button
“If World of Tanks, StarCraft and League of Legends had a baby, it would be Victory.” – Oksana Kubushyna, Victory Project Lead
- World War II setting
- Online team vs. team battle arena
- Choose units from your collection to bring into each match
- Command squads of units using RTS-like controls and viewpoint
- Win by capturing and holding key map locations or by destroying all enemy units
- If all your units are destroyed, you are out of the match; continue to observe or leave and join a new one
- Each match typically lasts 15-20 minutes
- Your Company earns experience after each match and eventually levels up allowing you to place more units and/or more powerful units into your Company
- Spend your in-game currency to buy booster Commander Packs containing random, collectible units and more
- For PC / Windows
- Victory is not an RTS - there is no base-building or resource management
- Victory is not a Free-to-Play game
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With each game taking only 15-20 minutes to complete, you can get in more games during a single session, yielding more rewards and progression with less time investment.
Every unit in Victory fulfills a specific role with strengths and weaknesses that you can exploit to maximum tactical efficiency.
Unit Facing and Positioning are crucial components to the tactical game; a tank's rear armor is weaker than its front armor, so you always need to be mindful of unit positioning to avoid being outmaneuvered by your opponents.
The environment is a critical point of tactical consideration. How you utilize the terrain can mean the difference between a decisive victory or a swift defeat.
Utilize Line of Sight obstacles to set up ambushes.
High Ground offers a distinct offensive advantage.
Cover Positions are perfect for setting up defensive lines to hold off an enemy assault, and rough terrain can be advantageous to out-flanking enemy units.
The team-based game play central to Victory necessitates the cooperative spirit of fighting in a greater army for the greater goal of team-wide victory. Coordination with teammates is crucial to fighting back the enemy, with individual tactical precision contributing to the larger battle.
As games are completed, your Company earns experience after each match and eventually levels up allowing you to field more units and/or more powerful units. Additionally, you will amass global in-game currency that is used to unlock collectible packs of new units, special orders, and enhancements, expanding your continually-growing collection. The layered strategy of customizing companies offers infinite combinations so you can constantly experiment with perfect builds to suit your evolving play style!
The objectives in Victory are simple: capture, defend, and hold the victory regions on the map, or march down a winner-take-all path of total annihilation against your opponents. Multiple victory conditions coupled with the vast possibilities of company build configurations guarantee that no two game experiences are alike.
With an extensive library of award-winning strategy game titles under our belts, why have we come here to Kickstarter?
We have been part of the Kickstarter community for about a year now, and have enjoyed backing other fun and amazing projects - the creativity and passion we’ve seen is incredible! Now, we're delighted to finally have the opportunity to have our very own game on Kickstarter.
In addition, independent developers are often faced with many challenges in self-funding and publishing high-quality titles on their own, while larger, traditional game publishers remain focused on large-scale productions that aim to repeat the successes of the past. This is not the direction that we've chosen to take with Victory.
Now we intend to charge forward, full speed ahead and pave the way for a persistent, online action strategy game that is both competitive and widely accessible. We are offering our decades of experience, proven talent, and enthusiasm on a mission to deliver a knockout game experience. With your support and collaboration throughout this production, we can realize this vision, and together, create a strategy game that is not what we think you want to play, but what you know and tell us you want to play.
Victory is currently in the playable prototype phase, built on our established and proven GLYPHX Online game engine. The combat sequences from the introductory video were captured from actual gameplay footage. There are still a number of features and a good amount of content that we need to add to make Victory a stand-out strategy title in a class all its own. Additionally, we must also provide operational services such as server hosting and ongoing support to maintain the quality of your gaming experience once Victory has gone live. Content, features, and the necessities of online support - that's what the Kickstarter funds will be used to deliver.
Please join us in the march to Victory!
Please note that the pages linked below were not done by professional translators and may contain errors. We appreciate any help from the community in correcting those mistakes and supporting backers in their native languages.
Russian / Русский: Здравствуйте ребята! Присоединяйтесь к битве за Победу!! Перевод странички смотрите здесь: www.victoryww2.com/kickstarter/international/russian.php
Polish / Polski: Hej chłopaki! Dołączcie do bitwy o Victory! Zobacz tłumaczenie tej strony w tym linku: www.victoryww2.com/kickstarter/international/polish.php
German / Deutsch: Hallo Jungs! www.victoryww2.com/kickstarter/international/german.php
Italian / Italiano: Ciao ragazzi! Unisciti alla battaglia per Victory! Per vedere questa pagina tradotta vai a questo link: www.victoryww2.com/kickstarter/international/italian.php
Portuguese / Português: Olá pessoal! Junte-se a batalha para o Victory! Veja esta página traduzida neste link: www.victoryww2.com/kickstarter/international/portuguese.php
Korean / 한국어: 여러분, 안녕하세요! Victory 전투에 가입하세요! 다음의 링크에서 번역된 이 페이지를 보십시오: www.victoryww2.com/kickstarter/international/korean.php
French/Français: Salut, les gars! www.victoryww2.com/kickstarter/international/french.php
Turkish / Türkçe: http://www.victoryww2.com/kickstarter/international/turkish.php
The following is a description of the different rewards available to our backers...
A digital copy of the Victory promotional wallpaper to grace your screen and ready you for the fight before you log in to Victory. This wallpaper and its key art will be created exclusively for the Kickstarter backers.
A digital download of Victory, available on the day that Victory goes live! Includes all of the standard launch content and features.
In addition to the standard launch content, you'll receive bonus command packs containing more units, enhancements, and special orders. This head-start on filling out your collection lets you start customizing your companies as soon as Victory goes live.
You will have the rare opportunity to participate in Victory's Alpha phase! Your involvement will include round-the-clock access to our forums where your feedback will be essential to Victory's ongoing development. You can specify the email address where you want us to send the Alpha game key in a survey that will be sent to you at the end of the Kickstarter campaign.
Your spot in the Victory Beta is reserved! Your official invitation and Beta account key will be delivered as soon as Victory enters Closed Beta. You can specify the email address where you want us to send you your beta game key in a survey that will be sent to you at the end of the Kickstarter campaign.
Be a part of Victory as soon as the Kickstarter ends! Already in its playable prototype phase, Victory is ready for you to join the battle! Play in exclusive first-look playtests with the development team and provide your first impressions on our forums. You can specify the email address where you want us to send the demo game key in a survey that will be sent to you at the end of the Kickstarter campaign.
Throughout the duration of your VIP Membership (depending on the donation tier that you've contributed to), you will earn bonus experience and currency for every game that you play. This will give you a head start over the competition, allowing you to advance faster and build your arsenal quicker than non-VIP players.
In addition to your own copy of Victory, you will be given even more digital keys (amount determined by your contribution tier). These additional digital copies include all of the standard launch content. Invite your friends and family to play Victory!
An exclusive Limited Edition Panzer IV tank unit will be added to your arsenal. The Panzer IV tank may have been the most widely-manufactured and deployed German tank of the Second World War, but only those contributors who donate at the appropriate tiers will receive this exclusive unit, so act now!
An exclusive Limited Edition Crusader III tank unit will be added to your arsenal. The most important British tank in the North African campaign, this exclusive Crusader III tank will be commanded by only those contributors who donate at the appropriate tiers, so act now!
Those who contribute to our Kickstarter will receive special status prominently displayed on your forum account and in the game. Everyone in the Victory community will know that YOU are the one who helped make their game experience possible!
A digital copy of the awesome Victory soundtrack, composed by our very own award-winning Composer and Audio Director, Frank Klepacki!
A CD version of the Victory soundtrack featuring rockin' artwork on the cover, created exclusively for the Victory Kickstarter!
An exclusive ringtone of the Victory theme, composed by the award-winning Frank Klepacki! Every time someone calls you, you and everyone in the room will be reminded of your heroic contribution to make Victory a success!
Your name will be added to the Victory credits as a contributor with our special thanks. The world will know that it was YOU who helped make Victory possible!
A beautifully designed box with a copy of Victory will be sent directly to you. This boxed edition will be a contributor exclusive -- a real collector's item that only you and your brothers-in-pledge will be lucky enough to receive! You will specify the shipping address in a survey sent out after the Kickstarter campaign has ended.
A 100% cotton T-shirt imprinted with the Victory logo that not only fits you just right, but is also very stylish. You can specify your t-shirt size through a survey sent out after the Kickstarter campaign has ended.
Please note that the T-shirt design is only an early MOCK-UP, and NOT necessarily the final design. T-shirt design is subject to change before launch.
Gear up to play Victory with a Kickstarter-exclusive mouse pad featuring the Victory logo.
Please note that the mouse pad design is only an early MOCK-UP, and NOT necessarily the final design. Mouse pad design is subject to change before launch.
Victory USB drive is shaped like dog tags and imprinted with the Victory logo. You can still wear it around your neck - make a fashion statement that tastefully declares your contribution to Victory - while also having a handy USB ready-to-go!
Please note that the USB dog tag design is only an early MOCK-UP, and NOT necessarily the final design. USB dog tag design is subject to change before launch.
A inspirational poster featuring exclusive Victory Kickstarter campaign artwork, hand-signed by every member of the Victory team! (We promise that our signatures will be legible!) And not to worry about delivery, the poster will be packaged with care before it arrives at your doorstep.
Every unit, enhancement, and special order available in Victory at launch will be immediately available in your collection! But wait - there's more!!! You will receive TWO of everything, making you one of the premier commanders on the battlefield!
TWO of every unit, enhancement, and special order available in Victory not only at launch, but for as long as Victory is live will automatically be added to your collection!
Don't just play the commander -- BE the commander! Work directly with the development team to create a specialized hero unit named after you. This unit will be a truly unique addition to Victory, as you will be the only one in all the community with this hero under your direct command!
A 2-night stay on the Las Vegas strip, plus a VIP tour of the Petroglyph studios. Have lunch with the devs, and then enjoy an exciting local World War II experience!
A visual breakdown of our pledge tiers.
Over 25 years of Game Development History! Founded in early 2003, we are an independent game developer based in Las Vegas, Nevada. As Petroglyph, our team has been making games together for 10 years. However, our collective game development history and experience is even longer than that - many of us also previously worked together for many years at Westwood Studios.
Some of the titles that our team members have had a hand in creating over the years include the Dune RTS series (including the original Dune II RTS), Eye of the Beholder RPG series, Panzer General series, Command & Conquer series, C&C: Red Alert series, Galactic Civilizations series, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War I & II series, Star Wars: Empire at War series, Company of Heroes, Universe at War: Earth Assault, Panzer General: Allied Assault, Guardians of Graxia, Rise of Immortals: Battle for Graxia, and End of Nations.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We have an established and proven GLYPHX Online game engine that we have already used to build Victory as a playable prototype. This means that the greatest risk usually associated with creating and hosting a multiplayer online game of this scope - building the actual core technology - has already been mitigated.
With the core technology already in place, the team is able to focus all of the efforts on crafting the best game experience possible, which is where our greatest challenge lies.
From visually amazing maps with interesting game play to diverse, balanced units and special orders for you to collect, to new and exciting game play features, we are faced with quite a task in delivering the best game possible.
To mitigate this, we have a team with a great deal of experience in crafting online game-play across many strategy and action genres, and a deep understanding of what is required to balance a competitive online game. Even better, we have YOU - the game's community - to provide constant and valuable feedback as the development of the game progresses.
Victory is not free to play. Those getting the game through Kickstarter will get additional goodies with their version.
There is no single player or offline mode in Victory.
At the base funding goal, LAN will not be supported in Victory. We may be able to look at this feature if we exceed our funding goal.
Victory is DRM Free.
At the base funding goal, as much as we want to we are unable to support Mac and Linux platforms. We may be able to look at this feature if we exceed our funding goal.
At the base funding goal as much as we want we will not be able to localize Victory. We may be able to look at this feature if we exceed our funding goal.
Until we reach our funding goal here at Kickstarter we will not be able to take an alternate payment options because of the costs involved in refunding those that paid should we not be successful.
pledged of $700,000 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on March 15.
Mar 5, 2013 - Apr 5, 2013
Pledge $5 or more
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS • You will get a huge Thank You and a CUSTOM DIGITAL VICTORY WALLPAPER.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $15 or more
154 backers Limited (346 of 500 left)
CORPORAL • Discounted CORPORAL tier for early backers only!Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $20 or more
10 backers Limited (9990 of 10000 left)
CORPORAL • Discounted CORPORAL tier for early backers only!Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $25 or more
CORPORAL • DIGITAL DOWNLOAD COPY of Victory! Additionally, you get access to a CUSTOM DIGITAL VICTORY WALLPAPER and are guaranteed CLOSED BETA ACCESS.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $25 or more
40 backers All gone!
CORPORAL (IMMEDIATE ACCESS) • Limited offer! You get everything in CORPORAL level plus ACCESS TO SPECIAL PLAYTEST SESSIONS with the dev team after Victory is successfully funded. You’ll be able to play an early prototype version of the game!Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $40 or more
32 backers Limited (8 of 40 left)
SERGEANT (IMMEDIATE ACCESS) • Limited offer! You get everything in SERGEANT level plus ACCESS TO SPECIAL PLAYTEST SESSIONS with the dev team after Victory is successfully funded. You’ll be able to play an early prototype version of the game!Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $40 or more
SERGEANT • Includes CORPORAL level. You also get 3 BONUS PACKS of in-game tokens and 3 MONTHS OF BOOSTED EXPERIENCE + WEALTH GAIN. Additionally receive a DIGITAL SOUNDTRACK by Frank Klepacki and a custom VICTORY RINGTONE. Finally, you will receive a Kickstarter exclusive FOUNDER TITLE in game and in our forums.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $60 or more
8 backers Limited (32 of 40 left)
LIEUTENANT (IMMEDIATE ACCESS) • Limited offer! You get everything in LIEUTENANT level plus ACCESS TO SPECIAL PLAYTEST SESSIONS with the dev team after Victory is successfully funded. You’ll be able to play an early prototype version of the game!Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $60 or more
21 backers Limited (19 of 40 left)
OBERLEUTNANT (IMMEDIATE ACCESS) • Limited offer! You get everything in OBERLEUTNANT level plus ACCESS TO SPECIAL PLAYTEST SESSIONS with the dev team after Victory is successfully funded. You’ll be able to play an early prototype version of the game!Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $60 or more
LIEUTENANT • Includes SERGEANT level. Lieutenant backers get a Kickstarter-only LIMITED EDITION BRITISH CRUSADER III HERO tank. In addition, backers also get +2 BONUS PACKS (5 total), guaranteed ALPHA ACCESS and a BONUS DIGITAL GAME COPY to hand out to a friend.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $60 or more
OBERLEUTNANT • Includes SERGEANT level. Oberleutnant backers also get a Kickstarter-only LIMITED EDITION GERMAN PANZER IV HERO tank. In addition, backers also get +2 BONUS PACKS (5 total), guaranteed ALPHA ACCESS and a BONUS DIGITAL GAME COPY to hand out to a friend.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $80 or more
7 backers Limited (33 of 40 left)
CAPTAIN (IMMEDIATE ACCESS) • Limited offer! You get everything in CAPTAIN level plus ACCESS TO SPECIAL PLAYTEST SESSIONS with the dev team after Victory is successfully funded. You’ll be able to play an early prototype version of the game!Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $80 or more
CAPTAIN • Includes SERGEANT level. You also get both limited edition heroes, the LIMITED EDITION PANZER IV HERO + LIMITED EDITION CRUSADER III HERO. In addition, backers also get +2 BONUS PACKS (5 total), guaranteed ALPHA ACCESS, a BONUS DIGITAL GAME COPY and +3 MONTHS OF BOOSTED EXPERIENCE + WEALTH GAIN (6 months total).Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $95 or more
7 backers Limited (4993 of 5000 left)
MAJOR (IMMEDIATE ACCESS) • Limited offer! You get everything in MAJOR level plus ACCESS TO SPECIAL PLAYTEST SESSIONS with the dev team after Victory is successfully funded. You’ll be able to play an early prototype version of the game!Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $100 or more
MAJOR • Includes CAPTAIN Level. You will also receive +3 BONUS PACKS (8 total) and +1 BONUS DIGITAL GAME COPIES (2 total). Further, you’ll receive a UNIQUE ELITE FOUNDER TITLE on the forums and in game and unlock a unique ELITE FOUNDER PORTRAIT, and will get your NAME IN THE CREDITS as a contributor!Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $150 or more
COLONEL (Collector’s Edition) • Includes MAJOR (IMMEDIATE ACCESS) Level. You will also receive a physical COLLECTOR’S BOX EDITION, complete with the game, VICTORY T-SHIRT, VICTORY MOUSEPAD, CUSTOM VICTORY DOG TAGS and VICTORY SOUNDTRACK CD.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013Add $15 to ship outside the US
Pledge $220 or more
BRIGADIER GENERAL • Includes COLONEL level. Instead of getting bonus packs you will get a COMPLETE LAUNCH COLLECTION, consisting of 2 of every unit (including all rares and ultra-rares) and ability that can be obtained in packs. Additionally, you will get +2 BONUS DIGITAL GAME COPIES (4 total).Estimated delivery: Dec 2013Add $15 to ship outside the US
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (499 of 500 left)
MAJOR GENERAL • Includes BRIGADIER GENERAL level. In addition to the benefits of Brigadier General level, you will be able to PUT YOUR CHARACTER INTO THE GAME. You will work with our team to name a custom hero based on an existing unit of your choice, which only you will be able to play with in the game.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013Add $15 to ship outside the US
Pledge $725 or more
1 backer Limited (99 of 100 left)
GENERAL • Includes MAJOR GENERAL level. You will also receive LIFETIME VIP STATUS, including BOOSTED EXPERIENCE + WEALTH GAIN. Further, you will get a VICTORY POSTER SIGNED BY THE TEAM and special recognition in our credits as a member of the team! You will also receive the exclusive ULTIMATE FOUNDER title in game and on the forums and a unique ULTIMATE FOUNDER PORTRAIT.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013Add $15 to ship outside the US
Pledge $1,945 or more
LIFETIME EDITION • Includes GENERAL level. In addition, you will receive a COMPLETE LIFETIME COLLECTION, consisting of 2 of every unit and ability (including all rares and ultra-rares), that can normally be obtained in packs, which we ever create for Victory after the initial launch!Estimated delivery: Dec 2013Add $15 to ship outside the US
Pledge $10,000 or more
FIELD MARSHAL • Includes LIFETIME EDITION. You will also get to meet the development team! STAY ON THE LAS VEGAS STRIP FOR 2 NIGHTS and MEET THE DEVS! We will bring you out to the Petroglyph studio for a tour, play session, and a meeting with our design team to discuss the game. But most importantly, we'll treat you to an exciting local WWII experience!Estimated delivery: Dec 2013