Revolution 60 is Heavy Rain meets Mass Effect with an all-girl cast, made with the Unreal engine. One choice changes everything.
FINAL UPDATE - WE DID IT
Guys, it's straightforward from this point. Chip in $20 or more, and get both the PC and Mac version. If you've been on the fence about the Revolution 60 Kickstarter, now is the time!
Revolution 60 is an intense, movie-length story - told cinematically with gorgeous 3D animation and full voice acting from stars like Amanda Winn-Lee. You play as Holiday, an assassin for Chessboard, tasked with discovering why an American orbital weapons platform has malfunctioned. This indie game topped the list of best games of PAX East, and has been called, "One of the best games you've never played," by MSN.
Now, the team needs your help bringing Revolution 60 to PC and Mac. The advantage of using the Unreal engine is the ability to port a completed game to other platforms with relative ease. For an indie team like Giant Spacekat, this is extremely important, allowing us to get our game into as many players' hands as possible.
Your help won't just get Revolution 60 to people without Apple devices. You'll also be helping us complete the game. Revolution 60 was originally slated to ship in November, but the team pushed the ship date to March to put more polish and interactivity into the game. For a cinematic game like Revolution 60, there are thousands of details that have to be implemented - camera angles, music, voice acting, animation. Getting it all right is expensive for an indie team like Giant Spacekat. With your help, you won't just be helping us ship this game, you'll be helping build an indie Boston studio.
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Revolution 60 is extremely close to completion. Voice acting, engineering, set construction and animation are almost done. All major aspects of our game are written and currently running in engine without problems.
From a technical point of view, the main challenge in porting the game to PC and Mac is rewriting some of the interface functions that are optimized for mobile but don't exist on PC. We're already investigating how to rewrite these elements using Scaleform.
The other challenge is supporting different PC configurations. Because we're using the Unreal Engine, it should work in an extremely wide variety of systems. However, because Epic owns the engine, the number of changes we can make is very limited. We suspect if players meet the Unreal specifications Revolution 60 should run fine.
Revolution 60 is independently funded, and fortunately, this Kickstarter only needs to bridge a small budget deficit in us extending development time by six months. The true cost of extending development time and developing this feature is closer to $40,000. That said, every penny helps us tremendously.
Personally, we are huge fans of open source platforms at Giant Spacekat. We'd LOVE to support these platforms. Unfortunately, a consequence of using the Unreal engine is we're at the mercy of Epic in terms of the platforms they chose to support. Currently, Unreal Engine 3 does not support either Linux or Android out of the box.
That said, I have been ASTONISHED by the number of Android people asking for a port. We looked into how feasible this would be, and we calculate it would cost between $100,000 and $175,000. The upside is, we would be left with tremendously valuable middleware that would help port other Unreal games to Android. We might see if we can make a separate Kickstarter for this task.
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- Your support will help make REVOLUTION 60 a reality. You will be given a THANK YOU in the game credits!Estimated delivery:
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CORE REWARD PACK, which includes: 1. If we reach our stretch goal of $10,000, you will receive a PC version of our game, scheduled for release August 2014! 2. If we reach our stretch goal of $20,000, you will also receive a Mac version of the game, scheduled for release September 2014! 3. You will be given a THANK YOU in the game credits!Estimated delivery:
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You will receive: 1. CORE REWARD PACK and 2. DIGITAL BONUS PACK, which includes: Revolution 60 digital wallpapers made by our award-winning artists, and a digital download of the song "Player Two Press Start", with vocals by Amanda Winn-Lee, specially recorded for the closing credits of the game!Estimated delivery:
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You will receive the REVOLUTION 60: SPECIAL EDITION! This includes CORE REWARD PACK, DIGITAL BONUS PACK plus the Revolution 60 Strategy guide! This e-book contains advanced combat strategies, Holiday’s advanced weapon pack, and special in-game items that will help you get the ending you want!Estimated delivery:
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You will receive the REVOLUTION 60: SPECIAL EDITION, plus a physical copy of a limited edition Revolution 60 Poster! This movie-style poster has cast names and credits of the whole team, and will be signed by our team! (Only this reward level includes the poster!)Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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You will receive the REVOLUTION 60: SPECIAL EDITION, plus physical copies of each of TWO different limited edition Revolution 60 Posters! One will be the same poster as the $65 pledge level, plus a second unique poster. Only this reward level includes both posters!Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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You will receive the CHESSBOARD OPERATIVE PACK! This includes the REVOLUTION 60 SPECIAL EDITION + a limited edition Revolution 60 T-shirt! We will have sizes for both men and women.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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You will receive the CHESSBOARD OPERATIVE PACK + your name will appear TWICE in game. Once, as a name on a dedication plate in the N313 space station and in a SPECIAL THANKS section of the credits!Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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Become an evil corporation in the Rev 60 universe! Your name and fictional company logo will appear in the game on a crate in the Rev 60 shipping bay + you will receive the CHESSBOARD OPERATIVE PACK.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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You will receive a special associate producer credit in the game! Plus, if you're ever in Boston, the Rev 60 team will take you out to lunch to say, "Thank you!" Plus, you will receive the CHESSBOARD OPERATIVE PACK!Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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Be an animator for a day! We will host you or someone of your choosing at a site visit to our studio in Boston MA, where YOU will animate a sequence that will appear in the finished game. PLUS you’ll receive an “Additional animation by” credit. And we will take you out to a delicious meal and tell you everything you want to know about game development, life, the universe and everything! (Travel and accommodations not included; must be able to travel to Boston MA.) Plus, you will receive the CHESSBOARD OPERATIVE PACK!Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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Receive a limited edition 3D print of HOLIDAY! This hand-painted, 10-inch figure will stand with the best of them! Here's the one we have at the Giant Spacekat Office! http://flic.kr/p/fiWk7X You will also receive everything in the CHESSBOARD OPERATIVE PACK!Estimated delivery:Add $100 USD to ship outside the US
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Receive a limited edition 3D print of any Revolution 60 character in any pose you'd like! Our team will work with you to make a one-of-a-kind figure! This hand-painted, 10-inch figure will stand with the best of them! Here's the one we have at the Giant Spacekat Office! http://flic.kr/p/fiWk7X You will also receive everything in the CHESSBOARD OPERATIVE PACK!Estimated delivery:
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Anything is on the table. Want to design an enemy type? Want to have a cameo in the game? Would you like a line you wrote to appear in the game? We'll talk about it. Reward subject to creator approval, as it must fit the theme of the Rev 60 universe and not draw undue attention to itself.Estimated delivery:
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