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By Cybernetic Walrus
€5,630 pledged of $33,376 goal
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About

Thank you all for the support you have given us through this campaign! This isn't the end we will be back!

"The game is a thrill ride" - Future Beta Gamer

"Slick, stylish and super fast antigravity racing well worth taking for a spin." - Alpha Beta Gamer

"As a big Wipeout fan, this game simply looks fantastic" -lifeisxbox.eu

At its core Antigraviator is a futuristic racing game in the likes of Wipeout, F-zero, Redout and Fast Racing Neo/RMX. However, we do add a twist, players are able to trigger traps. These traps range from hover mines popping out of the ground, boulders breaking of rocks, tunnels collapsing to missiles fired from rocket launchers along the track.

 

Overtake your opponents by triggering traps and activating abilities in this fast paced futuristic racing game! Where death and destruction are part of the daily job, but so is the glory of winning races and the hard earned cash that comes with it! Crowds become ecstatic when they see pilots being decimated by driving into hover mines, vehicles exploding as they head nose first into falling rocks triggered by a rival pilot and engines exploding as they get pounded by rockets. This is not a sport for the faint of heart!

 

Want to try the game yourself? We have a new public alpha build available. The build contains 3 playable levels, vehicle customization, single player versus AI and split-screen multiplayer.

Download the alpha from one of the websites below:

Note: While keyboard is supported we do recommend the use of a controller at this time! Not the Steam Controller as we do not yet have steam support build in.

Edit: We have a Mac and Linux build available on Gamejolt now!

We are testing the online login (not play) on this build. If you don't want to be part of this then choose an offline account. Also please note that this is an alpha and a vertical slice of the game. It will show you the direction the game is taking and will give you a feel of what the actual racing will be like. It is in no way a final and complete version. If it was we wouldn't be here.

Antigraviator offers 4 beautifully created 3D worlds, each with 3 tracks to show your opponent who is the fastest.

City
City

 

Desert
Desert

 

Arctic
Arctic

 

Outer Space
Outer Space

 

Antigraviator's vehicles are equipped with powerful items that add unique abilities. Nitro fuel, invulnerability shields, cloaking devices and other devious devices are used by the racing teams to get an edge on the opposition.

Antigraviator Vehicle
Antigraviator Vehicle

Vehicles can be customized by the players. Each vehicle has different part sets that can be unlocked and have an effect on the handling of the vehicle. You can also customize the skin and colors of the vehicle. Unlocking parts is done using in-game currency or reaching certain goals obtained by playing the game. Antigraviator is a premium game. In-game currency needs to be earned and cannot be bought with real money. At this point there are no plans to add micro transactions. If they ever would get added it would only be to support cosmetic unlocks.

  • Single player versus AI
  • Local split-screen multiplayer with up to 4 players
  • Online Multiplayer with up to 8 players

 

We are planning a release on both Steam (PC, Linux and Mac) and Xbox One. We are already Greenlit and our Xbox One Dev Kits have already arrived. We are currently testing and modifying the game for the certification process that is needed for Xbox One. One question that gets asked a lot is if we have plans for a PlayStation 4 release? We can already reveal it will be the first stretch goal of this Kickstarter. 

 

 

We started to work on the game in February 2016 as a project for school. Back then most of our fellow students were making platform games and we wanted to do something else and go full 3d with our project. After 3 weeks we had a working prototype and after 12 weeks a first production build that was evaluated by an exam commission. Although the graphics didn't look anything they do now, we got very high grades on the project. That's when we decided to enter the game for showcasing. We were selected to showcase at Indigo, the Netherlands, Indie Games Play 7, France and Screenshake 2017, Belgium. 

In January we started Cybernetic Walrus and are now full time developing the game. Because of the changes to Steam Greenlight we decided to release a first public alpha and try to get Greenlit. It only took us 8 days to go through the process.

Cybernetic Walrus is a collective of four people. We studied Digital Arts and Entertainment, a bachelor degree in game art and game development, together in Kortrijk, Belgium.

The Team
The Team

 Form Left to Right:

  • Szabolcs Csizmadia - Technical 3D Artist
  • Ir. Pieter D'hont - Lead Programmer
  • Mike Coeck - Managing Director, Programmer
  • Dovydas Budrys - Lead Artist

We figured that a racing game without a great soundtrack is like a game controller with missing buttons and thumbsticks! So, we hired Michael Maas to compose the music for the game. Michael is among others known for his work on trailers and TV spots for The Amazing Spiderman 2, Edge of Tomorrow, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, The Walking Dead, The People Versus O.J. and Gotham. In 2016 he started studying "MA Composing for Video Games" in the UK.

Michael Maas
Michael Maas

Underneath are three samples composed by Michael Maas that are already in the game:

 

 

 

We are funding the game ourselves with the aid of the Flemish Audiovisual Fund, a governmental fund in the Flemish part of Belgium that provides resources to local media, film and game projects. With this aid and our own funds we will be able to publish the game, however it will need some more polishing. We also hope to create a small budget for marketing our game. Next to that, we would really like to offer you guys a lot more content and more platforms to play on these are addressed the stretch goals for the project.

Since we realize that we are the new kids on the block, we also hope that Kickstarter will help us build a community. We are already looking forward to meeting and talking to all of you.

We have a subreddit open for all feedback and questions!

We are asking for € 30.000. This might seem like a lot, but in reality when working on a game it is not. The breakdown for your support looks like this.

Steam (PC, Linux and Mac) and Xbox One releases are already included and don't need extra funding.

 

 

Kickstarter Skin
Kickstarter Skin

 

Test Pilot Skin
Test Pilot Skin

 

 

 

Because we are also looking to build a community out of being on Kickstarter it sounds only more then reasonable that we reward you for being part of it. We will be giving away a free copy of Antigraviator for each goal we reach.

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Risks and challenges

Creating a video game is always an endeavor that comes with many challenges. However, our risks are minimized for of a couple of reasons.

Up until now the game has been funded by ourselves and the Flemish audiovisual fund, this is a governmental fund in the Flemish part of Belgium that provides aid to local media, film and game projects. This covers most of ours costs to complete the game and it minimizes the amount we are asking for.

We are also partnering with DAE studios, a Belgian game studio that has been around for many years, they focus mainly on educational games but have also produced some commercial games. They help us out with free office space, advise and feedback. This again greatly reduces our costs and risks.

Furthermore, it only took the project a mere 8 days to get Greenlit on Steam. This in turn ensures we can publish the game on the Steam platform. We are also approved by Microsoft to release on Xbox One.

We still have work to do on the game, we have a couple of more tracks to design and get the online multiplayer on point. However the core game is finished and is available in our downloadable alpha.

So, to say this project is without any risk would be a lie, but we have confidence the risks have been minimized.

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    The Supporter

    A BIG thank you goes out to you, the supporter of our game! As a thank you, your name will be in the credits!

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    The Cybernetic Early Bird

    As the saying goes, it's The Cybernetic Early Bird that catches the space worm!

    Flying in antigravity races is not for the feint of heart. It usually takes years of training. By pledging, you become part of this select group of pilots and you will receive a personalized digital certificate to prove it and a vehicle skin to show it!

    Includes:
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Vehicle Skin
    • Digital Copy of Antigraviator for PC or Xbox One (reg. €22.99)
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    The Aviator

    As an Aviator you only care about flying your bird! Who needs skins or other rewards? You sure don't! The most beautiful part is that you will save €3.99 on launch!

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    The Antigraviator

    A true Antigraviator shows his colors by flying around in his exclusive Kickstarter skin and waving his Antigravity Pilot Certificate!

    Includes:
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Vehicle Skin
    • Digital Copy of Antigraviator for PC or Xbox One (reg. €22.99)
    • Listed as an "Antigraviator" in the Credits
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    The Test Pilot

    Fear is not an emotion you know. You don’t care if your ship runs on highly explosive fuel or even poisonous steam gas! The most important thing is racing, so what if your vehicle sometimes crashes?

    Includes:
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Vehicle Skin
    • Digital Copy of Antigraviator for PC or Xbox One (reg. €22.99)
    • Listed as a "Test Pilot" in the Credits
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Wallpaper
    • Personalized Digital Antigravity Pilot Certificate
    • Game Beta Access (est. August 2017)
    • Exclusive Crash Test Dummy Skin
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    The Digital Collector

    As a digital collector you get all the digital content! You even get a digital art book featuring the art guide we used when creating the game as well as all screenshots we ever released and of course some we haven't released. On top of that you get a digital copy of the game's soundtrack composed by Michael Maas!

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    • Exclusive Kickstarter Vehicle Skin
    • Digital Copy of Antigraviator for PC or Xbox One (reg. €22.99)
    • Listed as a "Digital Collector" in the Credits
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Wallpaper
    • Personalized Digital Antigravity Pilot Certificate
    • Game Beta Access (est. August 2017)
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    • Exclusive Crash Test Dummy Wallpaper
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    • Digital Soundtrack
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    The Alpha Pilot

    As an Alpha Pilot you get all the digital content just like The Digital Collector! You even get Beta access! However, this is not enough for a demanding Pilot like yourself! You want to get in the game sooner! You want alpha access. On top of that you will be ranked in the exclusive Kickstarter rankings!

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    • Exclusive Kickstarter Vehicle Skin
    • Digital Copy of Antigraviator for PC or Xbox One (reg. €22.99)
    • Listed as an "Alpha Pilot" in the Credits
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Wallpaper
    • Personalized Digital Antigravity Pilot Certificate
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Leaderboards Access
    • Game Alpha Access (est. July 2017)
    • Game Beta Access (est. August 2017)
    • Exclusive Crash Test Dummy Skin
    • Exclusive Crash Test Dummy Wallpaper
    • Digital Art Book
    • Digital Soundtrack
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    The Completist

    As a Completist you want all the looks, all the colors. You will start the game with all skins unlocked and all colors available. While this is purely cosmetic, you will look the part!

    Includes:
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Vehicle Skin
    • Digital Copy of Antigraviator for PC or Xbox One (reg. €22.99)
    • Listed as a "Completist" in the Credits
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Wallpaper
    • Personalized Digital Antigravity Pilot Certificate
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Leaderboards Access
    • Game Alpha Access (est. July 2017)
    • Game Beta Access (est. August 2017)
    • Exclusive Crash Test Dummy Skin
    • Exclusive Crash Test Dummy Wallpaper
    • Digital Art Book
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • All Skins and Colors Unlocked
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    The One Hour Developer

    As The One Hour Developer you will be invited to an online meeting with the team where after signing an NDA, you can ask us anything and make suggestions on the development of the game. We will let you in on the latest developments and show you some unfinished levels we are currently working on.

    Right after the Kickstarter end we will set up a date and time for the Skype call.

    Includes:
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    • Digital Copy of Antigraviator for PC or Xbox One (reg. €22.99)
    • Listed as a "One Hour Develeoper" in the Credits
    • Listed as a "Digital Collector" in the Credits
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Wallpaper
    • Personalized Digital Antigravity Pilot Certificate
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Leaderboards Access
    • Game Alpha Access (est. July 2017)
    • Game Beta Access (est. August 2017)
    • Exclusive Crash Test Dummy Skin
    • Exclusive Crash Test Dummy Wallpaper
    • Digital Art Book
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • All Skins and Colors Unlocked
    • One Hour Skype Meeting with the Team (est. Early June 2017)
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    The Materialist

    Winning a race is not enough! As a materialist you like holding the trophy more then anything! On top off all previous rewards you will get an Antigraviator t-shirt, button and A2 (16.53 x 23.39 inch) poster. We will also send you a printed copy of your Antigravity Pilot Certificate!

    Includes:
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    • Digital Copy of Antigraviator for PC or Xbox One (reg. €22.99)
    • Listed as a "Materialist" in the Credits
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Wallpaper
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Leaderboards Access
    • Game Alpha Access (est. July 2017)
    • Game Beta Access (est. August 2017)
    • Exclusive Crash Test Dummy Skin
    • Exclusive Crash Test Dummy Wallpaper
    • Digital Art Book
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • All Skins and Colors Unlocked
    • T-shirt, Button and Poster
    • Personalized Printed and Digital Antigravity Pilot Certificate
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    The Track Owner

    As a Track Owner you get all the rewards The Materialist gets, but you also get to name* one of the race tracks in the game and hide an Easter egg message in your level. You will know where it is and others will have to find it!

    *Names and messages are subjected to our approval and should be in-line with the look and feel of the game.

    Includes:
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    • Digital Copy of Antigraviator for PC or Xbox One (reg. €22.99)
    • Listed as the "Track owner of <insert trackname>" in the Credits
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Wallpaper
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Leaderboards Access
    • Game Alpha Access (est. July 2017)
    • Game Beta Access (est. August 2017)
    • Exclusive Crash Test Dummy Skin
    • Exclusive Crash Test Dummy Wallpaper
    • Digital Art Book
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • All Skins and Colors Unlocked
    • T-shirt, Button and Poster
    • Personalized Printed and Digital Antigravity Pilot Certificate
    • Name a Racetrack
    • Easter Egg Message
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    The Designer

    As The Designer you get to work together with one of our artists to design a skin* for our game. You get all the rewards The Materialist gets. We do however understand that designing alone is not enough so we will give you 4 extra copies of the game to distribute among your friends. Now you can really brag about your creation!

    *Skins will be made in line with the look and feel of our game.

    Includes:
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Vehicle Skin
    • Digital Copy of Antigraviator for PC or Xbox One (reg. €22.99)
    • Listed as a "Designer" in the Credits
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Wallpaper
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Leaderboards Access
    • Game Alpha Access (est. July 2017)
    • Game Beta Access (est. August 2017)
    • Exclusive Crash Test Dummy Skin
    • Exclusive Crash Test Dummy Wallpaper
    • Digital Art Book
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • All Skins and Colors Unlocked
    • T-shirt, Button and Poster
    • Personalized Printed and Digital Antigravity Pilot Certificate
    • Design a Vehicle Skin
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    The Advertiser

    Antigraviator is full of billboards and your company could be on them! You provide us with a billboard image that should represent your company in the future and we will make sure it will get the needed exposure! We will add all The Materialist rewards and 5 copies of the game for you to share and show your add!

    *Billboard images are subjected to our approval. Advertising companies should take into account that this game is meant for all ages. (So if you are a manufacturer of sex toys, this will not be for you!)

    Includes:
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Vehicle Skin
    • Digital Copy of Antigraviator for PC or Xbox One (reg. €22.99)
    • Listed as a "Materialist" in the Credits
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Wallpaper
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Leaderboards Access
    • Game Alpha Access (est. July 2017)
    • Game Beta Access (est. August 2017)
    • Exclusive Crash Test Dummy Skin
    • Exclusive Crash Test Dummy Wallpaper
    • Digital Art Book
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • All Skins and Colors Unlocked
    • T-shirt, Button and Poster
    • Personalized Printed and Digital Antigravity Pilot Certificate
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    The Engineer

    As The Engineer you are entitled to all the rewards The Materialist gets. However, working together with our artists you will get to design one of the vehicles* in the game! Just like The Designer we will give you 4 extra copies of the game to show what you created to your friends.

    *The vehicle will be made in line with the look and feel of our game.

    Includes:
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Vehicle Skin
    • Digital Copy of Antigraviator for PC or Xbox One (reg. €22.99)
    • Listed as "The Engineer" in the Credits
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Wallpaper
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Leaderboards Access
    • Game Alpha Access (est. July 2017)
    • Game Beta Access (est. August 2017)
    • Exclusive Crash Test Dummy Skin
    • Exclusive Crash Test Dummy Wallpaper
    • Digital Art Book
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • All Skins and Colors Unlocked
    • T-shirt, Button and Poster
    • Design a Vehicle
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    The Ultimate Fan

    There is only ONE ultimate fan of the game! That is why your name will be the top one on the credits page! You will receive all the rewards The Materialist gets and on top of that you will receive a 3mx2m PVC poster to hang in your home! The team will also meet you on Friday the 25th of August at Gamescom, Cologne. You will get to spend 2 days at Gamescom! We will provide entry to the convention and lodging for one night. In the evening the entire team will take you out for a nice dinner in the city of Cologne during which you can ask us anything!

    NOTE: Travel to Gamescom is NOT included!

    Includes:
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Vehicle Skin
    • Digital Copy of Antigraviator for PC or Xbox One (reg. €22.99)
    • Listed as "The Ultimate Fan" as the first name in the Credits
    • Exclusive Kickstarter Wallpaper
    • Game Beta Access (est. August 2017)
    • Exclusive Crash Test Dummy Skin
    • Exclusive Crash Test Dummy Wallpaper
    • Digital Art Book
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • T-shirt, Button and Poster
    • Personalized Printed and Digital Antigravity Pilot Certificate
    • 2 Days Gamescom Entry
    • One Night Lodging in Cologne (Friday 25th of August)
    • Dinner with the Team (Friday 25th of August)
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Funding period

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