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pledged of CA$ 36,520pledged of CA$ 36,520 goal
22
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 1 2014 12:13 AM UTC +00:00

About

Thanks to all our backers for their support. Keep watching for our updates on Steam Greenlight, indieDB and our website as we look at other funding options and continue with the project.

As longtime Gamers we have been waiting for a modern online strategy game, but the multiplayer game we wanted to play didn't exist so we started making our own. We wanted to be match our tactical skills with players from around the world as well as to be able to play with our friends. We began this project as a hobby to make a game we wanted to play and now we want your help to take the project to the next level.

As a young race in a new galaxy, you have just discovered space travel. You will explore and encounter other player controlled races that you can ally with, declare war on, or simply leave be.

You will have access to an expansive technology tree containing many buildings, ships and components which you must use to the fullest if you want to create the most powerful empire in the galaxy.

We plan to have the full game ready to play and rewards ready to be sent out by March 2015 if everything goes well! We will be updating our progress on the game and rewards on a regular basis.

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Game Engine

Our game is built using the Unity v.4 engine. We choose the Unity platform for this project because Unity allows us to save significant time and money over building a from the ground up client side for NCG-19: Gravitus. While at first we were skeptical it has proven to be a great fit for our project. Our game server is hosted by iWeb Technologies.

NCG-19 takes place in a persistent-world, meaning that when you log out, your colonies and ships will continue follow the last commands you've given them. Most people don't have a lot of free time so we designed our game to allow you to play in short bursts of as little as 15 minutes.

NCG-19 challenges you to establish an empire in the cold depths of space. You choose production for your colonies to expand and make contact with other nearby races. The goal is to have the most powerful empire (the highest Networth) at the end of a game season. You can accomplish this through several means: economic, diplomatic or combat.

There are items called Power Cores that are available to find in game. Power Cores are the currency with which you can purchase special skins and models for ships. You will be able to purchase Power Cores from our shop. Power Cores can also be used to give boosts to ships and colonies and to level up Captains.

The game uses a circle-of-advantage mechanic for combat.
The game uses a circle-of-advantage mechanic for combat.

Players are given the choice between three basic race models, then they choose racial modifications from a list of attributes. These attributes range from bonuses to income and research to enhanced planetary tolerances to combat modifiers. This is done only once upon creation of a unique race.

Captains are special units with a set of attributes that can level up. They have a wide range of abilities and powers which can also level up. When Captains are assigned to ships, they will increase the effectiveness of their ship and potentially the rest of the fleet as well. There are seven classes of Captain, each having unique abilities.

There are many types and sizes of planets that players can colonize. Some planets will be more beneficial to them than others due to varying gravity and radiation. Colonies produce buildings and ships, and will grow in population if they are cared for.

A player's colony has three kinds of jobs that can be performed by each unit of population. Players can choose at any time to switch a worker to a new job, thereby altering the output of the colony.

A player's fleet of ships will engage an enemy fleet in open combat where ships are paired and fight until one side is destroyed. Success is modified by ship type, weapon type and defensive components. When colonies are attacked, they can retaliate provided they have a planetary defence structure.

Players will have a Command Point total that will determine the number of ships they can have under their control. This total can be increased in various ways.

Ships come in many sizes with varying amounts of room for components and weapons. Weapons and components each take a specific amount of room and so ships can be tailored to each player's specific needs.

Ships can be grouped together for ease of movement when players are moving between planets or stars. Ships will also engage in battle as a fleet, giving players more tactical options in war.

At this point, only a basic level of the tech tree is implemented. Players have a variety of buildings and ship types to choose from, but we are in the process of expanding on this material.

Players have access to an in-game communications feature which allows them to send and receive messages with their friends and enemies.

Players can declare war on each other, make peace and make alliances. Alliances have private in game message boards for strategy and providing help.

Players receive log of each battle, indicating ships that were destroyed, how they were destroyed and which enemy ship destroyed them. These logs are saved in-game so that players can access these at any time to review their historic battles.

In addition to destroying their foes, players can opt to capture their enemy's ships and colonies. Specific ship components are required to capture other ships, but all players can capture colonies.

Each player has a number called their Networth that is determined by the overall value of their empire. Penalties are given to players who attack others who are too much lower in Networth, while attacking a higher Networth player can result in bonuses.

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Millennia ago there was an ancient galaxy containing three great races.

The Machines: Little is known of the true origins of these mineral and metal based machines, but any who have witnessed them literally devour a planet know of their true power.

The Bio-Swarm: Birthed in their former galaxy from a spore pod send through the depths of space, this race has evolved into durable, nightmarish creatures able to shape their environments and bring terrible fear to those who oppose them.

The Terrans: Evolved on a planet similar to Earth, this race of carbon-based life forms was able to reach for the stars in a far shorter time-span than their peers due to their innate creativity and desire to understand.

Each race discovered interstellar travel and began to colonize planets far from home, and they quickly found they weren't alone. At first there were hostilities between them, but over time the races came to several agreements. Among these: in order to avoid encroaching on each others territory, efforts would begin to reach nearby galaxies and settle there.

A survey of nearby galaxies found 23 that were suitable. They were designated NCG-1 through NCG-23. Spectroscopy results proved that one galaxy contained higher levels of water, carbon, iron and methane than any other: NCG-19. It was given the name Gravitus.

Hundreds of large colony ships were commissioned to be built, but with construction nearing completion, a blue ultra-giant star weighing over 1000 solar masses reached the end of its life. Instead of becoming a neutron star, it was utterly obliterated and collapsed into a massive black hole.

The amount of radiation and matter it released when it exploded was cataclysmic and wiped out entire solar systems with the shock wave, triggering other supernovas. As the destruction spread, each race hurriedly launched the colony ships they had finished towards NCG-19, hoping some could escape. The residual radiation was so strong that inter-ship communication was impossible.

Survivors had no way to tell how many other ships had made it as they hurtled through the void towards their new home.

We have wanted to make a game for a long time but it was prohibitively expensive. Software and hardware costs have come down, allowing for more developers to get started in their projects.

We started almost two years ago and have been working evenings and weekends since then to make our game become a reality. We finally reached the point where our expenses for the game became too much to handle with our day jobs, so we have brought NCG-19: Gravitus to Kickstarter.


Music:             $2000                  Emergency Fund: $2000

Art:                 $7000                   Rewards:              $6000

Programming: $8000                  Server Costs:        $2000

Writing:           $3000                  Unity License:        $1200

Marketing:      $2000                   Fees:                    $3320
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Total:             $36,520


$37,500

Every player will get to create a custom icon from a selection of graphics and colours that will be available. This icon will appear next to your planets and ships in game and will be visible to all.

$40,000

We would love to bring NCG-19 to mobile devices. We feel it would suit the play style of the game and allow players to quickly and easily access their empires.

Additional Stretch Goals will be announced as we progress.

'Physical Tier' indicates that one or more of the rewards in the tier require shipping.

'Digital Tier' indicates that no shipping is required.

$1 Digital Tier (Unlimited)

+ Your name will appear on the “Donor Hall of Fame” page on our website and you will have our sincere gratitude.

$5 Digital Tier (Unlimited)

▲ Previous Tier

+ You will receive a custom skin for one class of ship. These skins will only be available through our Kickstarter.

$10 Digital Tier (Unlimited)

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+ You will receive a custom model for one class of ship.These models will only be available through our Kickstarter.

$25 Digital Tier (Unlimited)

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+ You will receive 2000 of our digital pay currency, Power Cores, to spend in game.

$49 Digital Tier (Unlimited)

▲ Previous Tiers

+ You will receive an additional 3000 Power Cores for a total of 5000.

$50 Physical Tier (Limit 100)

▲ Everything included in the $25 Tier

+ You will receive an additional 2000 Power Cores for a total of 4000.

+ You will receive a Box Copy of NCG-19: Gravitus. (Physical)

+ You will receive 3 postcards of game art drawn by our artists. (Physical)

$99 Digital Tier (Unlimited)

▲ Previous Digital Tiers

+ You will receive a digital Concept Art book with many sketches and concepts from our artists.

+ You may submit a name for one of the stars that will appear in game.

+ You will receive an additional 5000 Power Cores for a total of 10,000.

$100 Physical Tier (Limit 75)

▲ Previous Physical Tiers

+ You will receive a Box Copy of NCG-19: Gravitus with alternate art. (Physical)

+ You will receive one 3D printed ship model chosen randomly from a pool of 18 models. (Physical)

+ You will receive an additional 1000 Power Cores for a total of 5000.

$149 Digital Tier (Unlimited)

▲ Previous Digital Tiers

+ You may submit a name for one of the Captains that will appear in game.

+ You will receive two redeemable codes each worth 5000 Power Cores. A great gift for friends!

$150 Physical Tier (Limit 50)

▲ Previous Physical Tiers

+ You will receive a mousepad with the NCG-19: Gravitus logo. (Physical)

+ You will receive a copy of the NCG-19: Gravitus soundtrack. (Physical)

+ You may submit a name for one of the stars that will appear in game.

$249 Digital Tier (Unlimited)

▲ Previous Digital Tiers

+ You may submit a name for two of the stars that will appear in game.

+ You may submit a name for two of the Captains that will appear in game.

+ You may submit a name for two of the buildings that will appear in game.

+ You may submit a name for two of the Technologies that will appear in game.

$250 Physical Tier (Limit 25)

▲ Previous Physical Tiers

+ You will receive a copy of the Vinyl version of the NCG-19: Gravitus soundtrack. (Physical)

+ You will receive 5 Collectable Milkcaps. (Physical)

+ You will receive two posters drawn by our artists. (Physical)

$499 Digital Tier (Unlimited)

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+ You will receive all future additional content for NCG-19 for FREE.

$500 Physical Tier (Limit 15 Physical)

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+ You will receive three 3D printed ship models chosen randomly. (Physical)

+ You will receive a set of NCG-19: Gravitus pins. (Physical)

$750 Physical Tier (Limit 10 Physical)

▲ Previous Physical Tiers

+ You will receive all 18 3D printed ship models. (Physical)

+ You will receive a copy of each of the posters done by our artists. (Physical)

$1000 Physical Tier (Limit 10)

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+ You will receive access to all custom ship skins and models for NCG-19: Gravitus.

$2500 Physical Tier (Limit 5 Physical)

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+ You will work with us to create a design for a new ship that will be included in the full game.

+ You can design five weapons or systems to be included with your ship.

+ You will receive some exclusive custom concept art done by our art team. (Physical)

$5000 Physical Tier (Limit 1)

▲ Previous Physical Tiers

+ Come hang out with us at our studio for a day of fun and help implement your ideas into the game.

+ You will also have the option of being in our 'Behind the scenes' documentary.

Risks and challenges

Since we have a small team and a smaller budget, we have had to do a lot of the work ourselves. We have contracted a few more people to speed up the process, but if we aren't able to reach our goal we'll have to go back to doing it all on our own.

This is our first game and a lot of people haven't heard of us yet. We don't know how well our game will be received or if we will be able to reach enough people to meet our goal. We are going to make our game either way, but it will take a lot longer if we aren't able to meet our goal.

We would like to say thank you to everyone who has helped us and supported us along the way. Without you we wouldn't have had this opportunity.

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