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A rogue-lite and tactical game where you explore a dying galaxy as the admiral of a space fleet.
A rogue-lite and tactical game where you explore a dying galaxy as the admiral of a space fleet.
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Survey: Stretch goals

Posted by Caroline (Collaborator)

Which stretch goal features would you most like us to add to Crying Suns?

  • A new Faction: 1 new playable battleship, 2 new playable heroes, new weapons, new squadrons, new story events, 
  • Epic boss fights: Enhanced and bigger boss battleships, boss mega weapon, unique boss squadrons, additional patterns, 
  • Expedition improvements: more graphics, more animation, better UI, 
  • Daily Run: We present you with a new run each day, you play it, earn a score, and we rank you worldwide against all other Crying Suns' players,
  • The choice to play either a female or a male Admiral Ellys Idaho.

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      C45513 on

      @Vryl, @SniperKnighter
      I didn't say Idaho doesn't have a developed backstory, I said "fully developed". What I mean is that Idaho is supposed to be a stand-in for the player, so you feel like you're part of the game. From the campaign page:
      "one of our goals ... was to make the player feel like the admiral"
      "He (you) awakens on Gehenna"
      "...driven by one guiding idea: immersion."

      So it affects player immersion and story content, not "nothing". Anyway, that's just my opinion.

    2. SniperKnighter on

      I mean, switching gender affects nothing in terms of gameplay so its kinda useless.

      Until the difficulty is tweaked Boss battles are not all that important

      Improving graphics is good but honestly should be expected to make the game as appealing as possible, i don't see why that would be a stretch goal.

      A new faction and daily run are fine i suppose.

      Just saying, i think adding voice acting is a good idea but whatever.

    3. Vryl

      Who says that Admiral Idaho doesn't have a developed personality and backstory? Okay, you're playing as successive clones of him, but as Alt Shift already said "A lot of things in the story (other characters, events) are related to this choice."

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      C45513 on

      I agree with @Tim, in an immersive game where the protagonist is supposed to represent the player (rather than a character with a fully developed personality and backstory like Geralt, Booker Dewitt, Lara Croft), this should be a base feature rather than an "extra".

    5. Vryl

      I can't say I expected corvettes to sneak in as a stretch goal, but I could hope.

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      Willy B.

      All of these should be stretch goals. The question is in what order. Here's my proposal (First goal to last):

      Expedition improvements
      Epic Boss Fights
      A New Faction
      Gender choice
      Daily Run

    7. Alt Shift Creator on

      @Felix Fehse / @Eric Anker - Yes, you are right, that's a risk, but we didn't want to force people to log in to vote. But let's trust our community :)

      @Tim - About the various items costs, they are all quite different to be honest. So we might combine two or three depending on the answers.
      About the choice between male and female admiral, it could seem easy, but from our side, it's a little more complicated. A lot of things in the story (other characters, events) are related to this choice. But I can't spoil this now :)

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      Felix Fehse on

      Eric Anker confirmed. I just voted for both of my favourite options (A new Faction & Expedition improvements). I think it's fine if we could vote for multiple items. That way, you'd truly get the most wanted as well as the second most etc. Just make sure everyone can vote only once (maybe by entering the name and then filtering?)

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      Tim on

      I'm excited about this game, but honestly it seems a little gross to put "choice to play male or female" alongside options like extra factions or boss battles. The work for that should just be a few extra portraits or sprites and making conditional dialogue for pronouns and Sir/Ma'am, right? (And even that second part can probably be avoided depending on the writing.) Seems like that should be considered base at this point and not a Cool Extra Feature that requires extra funding.

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      Eric Anker

      Not sure how accurate this will be as we could vote multiple times...

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      Dillon Moise on

      So many good choices to choose from! D':

      Though I would prefer this order (new faction, better boss fight, improved graphics, choice between female or Male admiral , then the daily run :)