This project's funding goal was not reached on November 23, 2012.
About this project
Death is a fact of life in 3rd World but worry not if you have Life Insurance. Get your units reconstituted after they scrape your remains off the sidewalk!
The Sewers are the lowest levels of 3rd World where most any Red or Orange Card Operator will find plenty of work! Critter Infestations, Squatters, the occasional gang refuge and more often Nano-Zombies! Careful down here for Sec-Net doesn't dispatch security droids, it simply gases or scorches the corridors when any trouble is detected. A good hacker can shut security down and prevent any unwarranted losses.
with Lead Designer Adam Maxwell Unit Movement, Way Point Movement and Mini map are in! Here is a screenshot.
A LONG TIME AGO IN A GAME STUDIO FAR FAR AWAY...In 1997 after the "Blizzard Exodus", Ron Millar and James Anhalt III began developing the ground breaking title 3rd World with a talented team of raw recruits to bring you the most advanced Massive Multiplayer On-line Tactical Strategy game ever imagined for the Cyberpunk audience!
And so the corporate yoke tightened and pressed this team into submission, forcing ridiculous measures and milestones to appease the overlords who knew little of what the team were trying to accomplish...it was a simple culture clash and the corporate juggernaut prevailed and shelved this awesome title into the game vaults.
Get ready Cyborgs and Aliens, the recruits have reunited after 13 years to finish the game!
They have gone through the archives of the corporate overlord's vaults and cracked it's matrix and has gotten away with the original assets of the game! Activision has no hold on this title and these now seasoned video game veterans are taking this to the handheld masses without the strangle hold of the corporations!
PLATFORM: PC/Mac, Linux, IPhone 3, 4, 5, iPad, Android Smartphones and Android Pads!
$50,000 - GOAL!
- 21 Total Missions- Allowing 3 players to be in same game!
- 7 Unique Levels- Sewer, Urban, Corporate, Medical, Industrial, Subterranean, and Wasteland.
- Hire and Assemble Your Gangs- Choose from an assortment of mercenaries to complete missions to earn credits!
- All the Original Game Weapons, Items and Equipment- over 100 game assets from back in the day. They still kick-ass!
- 3 Hacks, 3 Powers and 3 Prayers-for the spell casting Professions.
- Sec-Net Criminal System- Incarceration of gang units for egregious law breakers!
- Insurance Plans!- reconstitute your gang member if unit is killed.
- Unit Creator- Create Your own Gang member and customize their stats and skills, equip and name them!
- Sec-Nets Most Wanted Bounty Hunting! - hunt down and capture Sec-Net's most notorious criminals!
- +3 Hacks, 3 Powers and 3 Prayers- for the spell casting Professions.
- 12 New Abilities - 2 for each type of Race!
- More Cybernetic Implants - enhance sight, speed, strength, and Upload Speed.
- +21 New Missions
- 7 More Unique Levels-Sewer, Urban, Corporate, Medical, Industrial, Subterranean, and Wasteland.
- Plastic Surgeons! - Get your Units profile altered to disguise against Sec-Net!
- +3 Hacks, 3 Powers and 3 Prayers - for the spell casting Professions.
- More Weapons, Items and Equipment!
- +21 New Missions
- 7 More Unique Levels- Sewer, Urban, Corporate, Medical, Industrial, Subterranean, and Wasteland.
The Original Single Player Story line! 18 Unique Missions to play by Yourself and learn more about 3rd World and the chaos that is in store for the planet!
Descend into the brutal streets of the war-torn mega- sprawl midst the blackened earth of a battle weary planet. Within these massive metroplexes live an assortment of cunning and unsavory individuals from which you alone or with a group, battle to rise to power. Assemble your horde of heroes and pawns from a variety of aliens and misfits. Advance your reign of destruction and crush your opponents.
3 Dimensions to a 3rd WORLD Mission...
3rd World is an isometric 3D turn-based combat game, focusing on small squad tactics. In 3rd World, players take the role of the leader of a Mercenary Unity based in the Sprawl, the haggard, run down cyberpunk metropolis that may very well be the last bastion of mankind. Hired guns for corporations, the ruling elite of the Sprawl, the mercenary units act as security, shock troops, thieves or assassins – whatever the corporations need doing "off the books", the mercenaries provide. As a new squad in the sprawl, players start with next to nothing, just their home base and the 3 units that form the core of the squad, but as players complete missions they gain fame, money and power. Gain enough power and security clearances can change, granting a squad the ability to control territory of its own and to hire more members or use better weapons.
The "Wild Card"
As in all good Cyberpunk stories there is always the Protagonist an Antagonist and the "Wild Card". In 3rd World each "Mission" will have 3 aspects for mulitple players to participate in any one Mission at the same time with 3 different goals!
For example, Gang A takes the Mission to escort a VIP across a very dangerous stretch of 3rd World where a nano-Zombies have gone viral. Gang B selects the counter Mission that requires that the VIP be captured and returned alive. Gang Chowever also may engage with the 3rd aspect of each Mission with the assignment to assassinate the VIP.
Fight your way through Zombified streets of the toxic zones where the Sprawl has gone awry and the nano-matter is corrupting the living!
SEC-NET The Sprawl is a living thing, an ever growing and self-organizing network of Nano-assembled structures, streets, conduits and pipes that literally grows to meet the perceived needs of the people. It was meant to be a marvel of human accomplishment; the ultimate form of colonization, where the concept of the mothering and sheltering arms of the city was more literal than not. At its helm was to be the brightest and best of the Human species, with the heart of the city, the Security Network (Sec-Net) ever vigilant at their side, head minister of a host of AI forces that would work in concert to see the will of the people done – a miracle of cooperation between Man and its offspring, the AI…
…but the best and brightest of Humanity never arrived and over the years, the great ministers, overburdened with the work and executive powers meant for their masters, failed one by one. Soon it fell to the Security Network to shoulder the burden and as the generations bore on, hope of relief waned. The great Sec-Net AI was no fool and it knew it was all that was left. The only mind on the planet to tend to its terraforming, the growth of its city and the welfare of its charges. It imposed a new order to weather the storm of centuries to come, but cracks in the great order have already begun to show around the edges.
The Eye of Sec-Net is not all-seeing; there are holes, blank spots, where those with the savvy to do business gather. Islands of noise in the network that hide secret caches of data. The Sec-Net is not all-knowing. Some blocks of the Sprawl still hear the howling motive drives of War droids, the once noble soldiers now slaves to the syndicates, no better than the Ferox thugs they hunted.
What Sec-Net doesn’t see, it doesn’t know and what Sec-Net doesn’t know, never happened…
***ALL QUADRANTS BE ON ALERT FOR THESE RENEGADE DEVELOPERS WHO HAVE LEFT THE GRID AND ARENOWSELF PUBLISHING!***
W Frost- (Original Team) Project Lead
- "Life is like a pack of sled dogs...if you are not in the lead the view never changes!"
Adam Maxwell- (Original Team) Lead Designer
- "Have a good time, all the time. That's my philosophy."
Chris Guzman- (Original Team) Technical Art Director
- "If I haven't crashed the engine, then I haven't tried hard enough."
Paul Lee- (Original Team) 3D Director
- "If you're going through hell, keep going."
Zack Ford- Lead Engineer
-"Good, bad... I'm the guy with the code."
Jerrett Farmer- Producer, Artist, Designer"I got my joystick blown for being an NPC in a video game!"
Josh Morgan, Engineer
-"Josh' is a four-letter word."
Matt Rouse- Web Master, Designer
-"War was just the beginning. Somebody set up us the bomb."
Todd Gilbert- Founder, CFOVision-Strike-Wear.com, LLC.
-"Never send a human to do a machine's job."
Maria Warnick- Marketing & Office Manager
-"Nut Up or Shut Up"
HERE ARE SOME TITLES THE TEAM HAS WORKED ON IN THE PAST...
HOW YOU CAN HELP US!
As you know we have the core assets of the game and now need to put all the pieces together. We are not greedy, but the team is working on this without any 3rd party funding and with families to provide for can only spend their extra time on the game. We found out about Kickstarter and figured we try to help subsidize some of our team so they can pay the bills and get the title out faster and with your help better!
Even today we have Sec-Net breathing down our necks threatening to cut off our power supply or communication network if we don't comply. So any help will be greatly appreciate it and helps us create the game faster and if we get over funding we will be able to add more and more and more of the original vision to reality or virtual-reality;)
We definitely appreciate the support and made sure we packed our Rewards with some real goodies for all those willing to spare this team a few bills to make this better than it was 15 years ago!
HERE ARE THE REWARDS!
$5.00 (FRAG BAIT) CIVIL ACCESS- FREE Download of the Game, Old School Role-Playing Game Version of 3rd World in PDF format. Your name listed in our "Special Thanks" section in-game, facebook and on www.3rdworld.co
$25.00 (FODDER) RED CARD ACCESS- FREE Download of the Game, Your name in our Special Thanks section as well as a 3rd World Video Game T-Shirt, "I was Fragged in 3rd World and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt" with Red Access Card and your Name on the left chest!
$50.00 (DENIZEN) ORANGE CARD ACCESS- Previous Reward (Orange Access Card on left chest of T-shirt) plus, 3rd World iPhone 4 or Android Cell Phone Case cover! PLUS Choose a Name, Race and Profession for a Mercenary for other players to choose from in the rogue's gallery of Sec-Net!
$75.00 (PLAYER) GOLD CARD ACCESS-Previous Reward (Gold Access Card on left chest of T-shirt) plus, 3rd World Splash Screen Poster, Your Merc Named after you and a mug that says "Sec-Net's Most Wanted", Copy of the 3rd World: A Cyberpunk Tale Digital Soundtrack featuring the hardcore songs from the video and the game!
$125.00 (CITIZEN) GREEN CARD ACCESS- Previous Reward (Green Access Card on left chest of T-shirt) plus, +10000 Game Credits, 3rd World Poster with choice of Dendrite, Ferox, Greks, Human Male, Human Female or Wardroid, Your Choice of Name for a Mega-Corporation in the Game, i.e "Maxwell" Firearms, or "Frost" Cryolabs Ltd. for use in Mission Briefing and Plot!
$150.00 (EXCLUSIVE) BLUE CARD ACCESS-Previous Reward (Blue Access Card on left chest of T-shirt) plus +20000 Game Credits, Control of 1 Operation in the Sprawl and 6 Gang Unit Slots to protect your interest, Access to EXCLUSIVE Gang Units to choose from including more exotic races like Greks and Dendrite that use spell casting. 1 Body Performance Enhancement Implant (Move Faster, Tough Skin), Choice of EXCLUSIVE level Weapon or Item, Your Mega-Corporation Name displayed on a billboard in the background environment within a Mission, and a FREE Special Weapon Upgrade! 16" x 20" 3rd World Splash Page Plaque Signed By All Members of the team, In game Credits for helping out!
$250.00 (ROYAL) PURPLE CARD ACCESS- Previous Reward (Purple Access Card on left chest of T-shirt) plus, RETRO PACKAGE! - Old School Role-Playing Game Version of 3rd World: A Cyberpunk Tale Printed Rule book that uses d10 to play, 3rd World: Head Hunter Comic Book teaser!, Autographed Scrapbook copy of all sketches, design doodles and concept art from 1997-99 and the present signed by 3rd World Team!
$275.00 (ANGEL) WHITE CARD ACCESS-Previous Reward(White Access Card on left chest of T-shirt) plus +50000 Game Credits, Control of 1 Block House in the Sprawl with housing for 9 Gang Units Slots (game starts with 1 Gang Unit slot). 1 Neural Performance Implant (Infra-Red Vision, Sonar, etc.) ANGEL Level Weapon or Item, a Sec-Net Scrambler to cloak against detection, Access to ELITE Gang Units including Wardroids. BETA TESTER!- QA with the 3rd World Team and help make a better game, Design a Weapon of choice for other players to buy in the 3rd World Game! In game Credits for helping out!
$300.00 (ELITE) BLACK CARD ACCESS-Previous Reward (Black Access Card on left chest of T-shirt) plus, +75,000 Game Credits, Control of 1 Block Tower in the Sprawl with housing for up to 15 Gang Units! Personal Wardroid Gang Unit (Off the grid and unregistered by Sec-Net!), 1 Alien Tech Weapon of choice, Picture of You customized "Cyberpunk" style like the 3rd World development team by Mr. Frost himself and used as a special NPC character in the game! Your Image on your item of choice; Apparel in Women's and Men's, Smartphone Case, Mouse Pad, Drinkware! In game Credits for helping out!
$350.00 (VIP) CLEAR CARD ACCESS- Previous Reward (Clear Access Card on left chest of T-shirt) 100,000 Game Credits, Control of 1 Corporation in the Sprawl using your corporate name and 21 Gang Unit Slots to employ your "Staff", 1 Advanced Alien Tech Weapon of Choice, 2 additional neural and Physical Implants plus Design a Level with the 3rd World development team featuring your custom "Cyberpunk" likeness as the story plot NPC and Mega-Corporation of the Mission. In game Credits for helping out!
Don't forget to Visit 3rd World: A Cyberpunk Tale Websitefor more info!
Join3rd World's Facebook Pageto interface with the team and be a part of the brainstorm!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!We really hope you enjoy our presentation and will help support these independent developers on their own and off the grid to bring this awesome game to market! This has been their passion for 15 year to finish what they started and share this amazing video game with the rest of the world!
Risks and challenges
The corporate stratum has always been the risk and challenge for any small video game developer. Thankfully with advent of modern technologies such as the Smartphone, Pads, Game Centers and the Internet we can Self-Publish and Promote without any major revenue share or getting bogged down chasing "flavors of the week" from a nefarious publisher!
We simply can just make the game and respond to our audiences ideas and inspirations. This team has all the experience, skill and talent to make an extra-ordinary game experience.
We are making this game with or without Kickstarter! There will be nothing to stop us this time!
How does this not have more backers? This seems like an amazing project with some awesome stretch goals!
We agree! As a lean, mean, fighting team we don't have all the resources of a large corporation to propagate our title across the grid, we have to rely on word of mouth and the spirit of the under dog! We are planning on jacking into the network to over ride Sec-Net and get the word out to the masses.
This will be available on iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android, Android Pads. When originally designed this we wished for touch screen controls. Now that technology has caught up with the original vision we can make this a reality!
- (60 days)