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Ahoy SkyBoat captains! This is your chance to to sail the skies, take control of the winds, and discover vast riches up in the clouds!
Ahoy SkyBoat captains! This is your chance to to sail the skies, take control of the winds, and discover vast riches up in the clouds!
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In Skyboats you are a skyfaring merchant who must meet the demands of the three sky cities to become the most successful captain! In SkyBoats, you’ll use our unique wind-sailing system to hone and display your piloting prowess. Even better, as you improve your skill at the game, SkyBoats will use your evolving rank to consistently give you a satisfying strategic challenge.

SkyBoats runs in the vein of Euro-board games and will work your strategy muscle! You will love the satisfaction you gain when you deliver that highly sought-after good to a distant SkyCity, dazzling the citizens and increasing your renown as a Captain. SkyBoats is filled with interesting choices and continues the BrainGoodGames trend of deep and thoughtful games based around our staple single-player ladder!

SkyBoats is a strategic gem shining with the art of Tomasz Bigosiński (https://www.artstation.com/artist/lichmcknee

The Skymarine!
The Skymarine!

 

The Fishcopter!
The Fishcopter!

 

The Birdie Boat!
The Birdie Boat!

 

Castle in the Sky
Castle in the Sky

 

The Sky Mahal
The Sky Mahal

 

Floating Tiki Island
Floating Tiki Island

 

...and ringing with original music by Julian Beutel (https://soundcloud.com/elmer-julian-beutel)

We plan to have SkyBoats ready for release in August 2016!

SkyBoats is currently on Greenlight and we would love your votes! You can vote here: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=722471168

We would love your vote!
We would love your vote!

 

   

We would like to use the funds raised on Kickstarter to help with some of the production costs involved with SkyBoats. This includes Art, Development, Production, Design, and a number of other small things that take either time or money. You can also support us by voting for us on Steam Greenlight!

In Skyboats you fly around picking up different goods to sell to cities. The goods also give you the ability to control the winds! Different goods have different wind shapes. When you play a wind the board will now have those wind spaces, and other boats can move into them to sail along the wind. When you sail on the wind your boats gain more prowess and will be able to sell their goods for more Glory! Each wind pattern can also be flipped, allowing you to go the opposite directions. These magical winds also generate goods allowing you to control production. On a turn each of your SkyBoats can use each of its cargo spaces once. Empty cargo spaces can be used to gain fuel. When you fly over goods, you will have the opportunity to pick them up, and place them into your cargo. You must meet enough Sky City demands before time runs out! 

SkyBoats is the third game by BrainGoodGames and continues in the tradition of video gaming inspired by board games. Previous to SkyBoats, BrainGoodGames released Militia (Dec. 2015) and Axes and Acres (Apr. 2016). SkyBoats mixes classic Euro Board Game mechanics with our own unique wind mechanic to create another deeply strategic single-player strategy game. You can follow us on our blog at http://blog.braingoodgames.com/ We would love your support so we can keep making these BrainGoodGames!

$1500 - We will add 2 more SkyBoat models to the game! More beautiful art!

$2000 - 2 more beautiful Sky Cities!

$3000 - We will add a public ladder so everyone can see how they compare to all the other SkyCaptains out there!

$5000 - ?

Risks and challenges

The risks for SkyBoats are relatively minimal. We have already shipped 2 games on time and have no reason to believe SkyBoats will be any different. We do however work on a very tight schedule, and it is possible that unforseen circumstances could delay the release for a month or two.

The other risk is that we do not get Greenlit. We have already Greenlit two games on Steam and do not think we will have an issue with SkyBoats. We encourage all our backers to go vote for us on Greenlight!

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    The Chat

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    Original Artwork (Digital)

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    Immediate Access

    Do you want immediate access to SkyBoats? With this tier you get the opportunity to test and play SkyBoats as it is developed. Does not include OST or Original Artwork.

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    BrainGoodGames Bundle

    Get all three BrainGoodGames games on steam [Win/Mac/Linux]! Militia, Axes and Acres, and SkyBoats will all be yours to truly break your brain! Includes all previous rewards.

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    The Big Bundle

    Do you truly love us? (We love you too!) Do you want BrainGoodGames to keep making games for years? This tier pushes us to keep making games and supports us at BrainGoodGames. You will receive 2 copies (total) of each of our games on Steam [Win/Mac/Linux] (Militia, Axes and Acres, SkyBoats) to share with your friends and get the word out about BrainGoodGames! Includes all previous rewards.

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    The Name Game

    Have you ever wanted to have a hand in the making of a game? With this tier you will be able to take part in the naming of a SkyBoat in SkyBoats! We will name a ship according to your suggestions (within reason)! Includes all previous rewards. (That's 3 copies of each BrainGoodGame!)

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