You have already seen our first map, "Desert Reveal". Many years ago an alien vessel came to extract the iron in the planet's soil and found the planet to also be rich with curium. Unfortunately they died, and their ship was buried after many sandstorms. A group of Helius explorers discovered this resource-rich area and started to excavate it for themselves. Unfortunately, this great source of curium attracted other beings hungry for power. Below is an early painting done for the game which inspired the idea behind the map.
Our newest map takes place on an abandoned (but still functional) orbiting mining station, called Nova. This device extracts curium from the planet below, which is too hostile for any being or robot to land on. Below are some in-game screenshots.
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Structures are an important part of each game’s strategic battle. This week we will share with you a structure from each faction.
Flak Sentry: This sentry gun can deal 35 piercing damage in a 10 meter cone, its victims also become wounded and take 10 piercing damage for 3 turns. While it’s tempting to destroy this unit right away, it is advisable to target any surrounding engineers first! They are softer targets and can both heal and buff the sentry gun.
Shrapnel Distributor: Whenever a friendly unit dies within 16 meters of this structure, the unit explodes inflicting 25% of its maximum health in piercing damage. You’ll want to avoid killing any Dronos around this structure. If your opponent has placed this is in the middle of a fight, it could be a good idea to try and target this unit first!
Some other exciting news: The first complete Void Rim PVP game was played yesterday! We encountered some pretty amusing bugs. (Like the character hit animations getting stuck, looking like they are headbanging and shields being held like rifles.) We are still working hard to get PVP stable enough for beta while finishing up the ability effects.
Thanks everyone who has pledged so far! Stay tuned for next week's update!
We’ve added a lot since we made our Kickstarter video. Here are some notes about our progress and a current screenshot of the game.
- New faction specific backgrounds have been added for characters in the inventory screen.
- All characters are now playable in the game.
- Faction specific UI skins have been added.
- Icons for all tech have been added.
- New power and weapon effects have been added.
- The Desert Reveal map has been polished.
- All structures have been added to the game.
We’re currently working on adding more visual effects to commands, powers and research, polishing the second map, and implementing PVP.
We hope you enjoyed this week’s weekly update! Keep an eye out for update two next week.
Edit: Added more screenshots!
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Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on June 17, 2012.
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Along with the above, you'll also get $10 worth of in-game currency and three faction quad packs, each containing a pre-configured assortment of playable game tech. This is everything you'll need to hit the ground running in one convenient package! You will also get a listing in the game's credits as a bronze level sponsor.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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This reward is an amazing deal, unlikely to ever be repeated, that gives you every piece of Void Rim tech for the life of the game! This includes every character, command, research, structure, power, and weapon from launch and from every future expansion for years to come! Includes all previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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You will get the unique opportunity to help the Void Rim team create a hero! These are powerful faction leader units with a unique set of weapons and powers. The creation process includes interacting with the Void Rim team via Skype conference calls and e-mail (your choice) and providing input on the naming, design, and back story for the unit. All previous rewards also included.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013