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AU$ 1,230
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69
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Funding Unsuccessful
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Space Station Alpha

Build a high tech space station. Manage the needs of various alien guests. Fight and survive natural and unnatural space disasters.

Space Station Alpha

Build a high tech space station. Manage the needs of various alien guests. Fight and survive natural and unnatural space disasters.

AU$ 1,230
pledged of 5 000 AU$ pledged of 5 000 AU$ goal
69
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 13 2013 2:46 AM UTC +00:00

About

Update: Playable alpha available immediately for all donation levels.

Take to the stars and build a complex and fully operational space station!

What is Space Station Alpha?

You have been given a small bit of space of your own, a handful of credits and a beat up old WorkerBot(tm). Your task is to take this undeveloped piece of vacuum and turn it into a tourist center/economic hub/military base/diplomatic epicenter or any combination you can manage. You'll have to use your scant resources to map out new decking and bulkheads, construct the bare minimum required for life support before opening your station to travelers.

The challenges will be many, the main resource required to keep your cash filled customers alive is oxygen, which can only be pumped out by energy hungry machines. A realistic airflow system sees oxygen rushing from room to room through open doors or quickly escaping into space through the merest hull breach. If you can manage to keep your customers alive long enough then you'll have to deal with their various needs, initially you'll deal mostly with human pioneers exploring the outer regions of space, thankfully they'll be happy with little more than a solid meal and some fresh oxygen. As your station becomes more popular though you'll be dealing with wealthy alien merchants bribing your workers, diplomats expecting special treatment and acid excreting monsters who (accidentally) leave destruction in their wake. You'll become a ripe target for pirates and mercenaries, as your station grows it also becomes bigger target for the periodic meteor showers that are all too common this time of year.

One of the many decisions you'll be forced to make.
One of the many decisions you'll be forced to make.

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  • Build a space station
  • Manage the fickle needs of various slimy aliens and slimier humans
  • Keep that hull intact! Lack of oxygen means dead customers and no repeat business
  • Fully 3D environment, view from a distance or fly in and try an eavesdrop on your customers conversations
  • Protect or simply rebuild after asteroid showers, pirate attacks and various other spacey horrors.

Why should I give you my money?

Hmmmm, good question.....

Because even the smallest donation will get you a copy of the game! Of course you'll also have the warm and fuzzy feeling of supporting an indie developer but the main reason is that you'll get to play a sweet space station building game.

I'm just a lowly programmer so the money from this Kickstarter will be going towards decent artists so we can have maximum prettiness in our squishy aliens, starships, planets and various machines that go "beep". A glorious space opera of a game will need some decent music so if there is enough cash left over it will go there. If you have any expertise in these areas and want to be involved please message me, I have some people already in mind but am still looking for various talent.

I'm a big believer in the power of the community and have been involved in mod creation for heaps of games of the years, as an addition I'll be supporting KickingItForward.org and 5% of the profit from the finished game will go straight back into other worthy Kickstarter campaigns.

Check out those donation levels as well, aside from alpha access and the chance to get your name in the finished game, depending on how much you kick in you might also get the chance to suggest features and have some real input on what will end up in the final game.

Risks and challenges

So far the game has been made entirely by myself in my spare time, the reason for this Kickstarter is to find some people willing to play earlier versions of the game and kick in ideas for improvements and features. The money however will be going to artists and musicians and some product licenses.

The challenges will be the same as any indie development, continuing a grueling schedule while still managing other commitments.

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    Thankyou slightly more! You don't have to wait at all and can start playing the alpha immediately. I look forward to your feedback!

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    Lower Management:
    You are awesome, you'll have alpha access and a character/planet/electronic device named after you (or that special someone).

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    Architect:
    I can't think of all the good ideas, as well as all the above you'll have the opportunity to take part in several live chats and pitch features/changes for the game! Leave your mark on Space Station Alpha!

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    CEO:
    You my friend will get all of the above (except for the live chats) PLUS a printed copy of the game manual with full galactic back stories and art.

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    GALACTIC OVERLORD:
    You are far too generous, you deserve your own character models and Galactic Overlord(tm) battleship bonus.... Plus all of the above (minus the live chat).

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    Deity:

    Two lucky donors will get to propose their own gooey alien race and design (or describe) their appearance, personality and history. (No penis aliens please).... Plus all of the above (minus the live chat).

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