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Fantasy Tower Defense game with RPG elements developed for iOS, Android and PC

Mar 05 - Update #2 - Gameplay video

Feb 28 - Update #1 - Interface: See the Defference!

“Defenders of Suntoria. Dark Sun rising” is a Tower Defense game with the elements of role-playing game in keeping with the best traditions of "Dungeons and Dragons" - one of the most popular board RPG in the world with the multimillion audience of players and fans. In this project we focus not only on tactical part of the Tower Defense mechanics, but also on the rich and interesting RPG-component.

First of all, Defenders of Suntoria is a Tower Defense game with vast amount of unusual towers, numerous upgrades and different gameplay strategies. In our game you don’t construct standard towers. Instead, you set positions for special characters. They divide in 3 basic classes – Wizard, Cleric and Ranger. You can evolve each of them into powerful prestige classes with new unique abilities and attack patterns.

For example, ordinary Wizard Apprentice, who barely kills monsters with Burning Hands spell, at one of the top ranks can become a Thaumaturgist, who summons Celestial Black Bear, casts Acid Arrows and makes a rampage on the map. Altogether there are 24 classes of towers to find your own unique combination.

And second, we’ve got a unique RPG element - the Hero. Start with basic Warrior, and then choose your class from Fighter, Paladin and Barbarian to lead him through the game, level up, learn new feats, abilities and improve stats. And of course you can buy new equipment to enhance characteristics of the Hero.

You act as a Defender of Suntoria - happy and peaceful kingdom in a distant fantasy world - and protect it from Demonic and Undead invaders. Journey is featured with a controversial, cunning plot. Meet a lot of different characters and make your own moral decisions.

For those seeking a challenge we're preparing 3 game modes. If Normal won't be enough, try to survive in Sudden Death mode, where your Hero has only one hit point. If that seems to hard or doesn't seem thrilling enough, go for Unique mode, in which there are definite conditions to pass every level - think over it before accepting challenges like playing with limited amount of towers. Or Hero being absent till the 7th wave of monsters due to hangover after hard party the day before.

  • Detailed 3D realistic graphics
  • 15 Levels with 3 modes of play
  • 24 Types of Towers with unique spells and abilities
  • 13 Unique enemies and 3 bosses 
  • 3 classes for Hero
  • 20 Tactical improvements for Towers
  • 25 Character’s Feats 
  • 15 Consumable Items
  • Over 75 different kinds of Equipment
  • 30 Unique Achievements
  • Epic battles
  • Outstanding fantasy plot 

Steel Steed Studio is a company developing games for iOS, Android and PC. It is a young and independent team full of enthusiastic and dedicated professionals with passion for strategy and role-playing games. Our studio is just a little more than 1 year old, and “Defenders of Suntoria” is the project we stood for from the very beginning. Today it’s the key project for us and we want it to become a really important event for the game industry and for all fans of strategies and RPGs.

We’re not just game developers. We are a team of fans and active players of D&D 3.5. We’ve grown up on the standards of hardcore old school games, in times when the core idea, twisted plot, richness of the world and exciting gameplay were not sacrificed to casualty and marketing, when they were not hidden behind the modern technologies and impressive visual effects. We want to return former strength and passion to the games to delight of old school gamers. At the same time we’re using the best practices of modern game development in terms of technologies, platforms and usability. We make games that we love.

We have been developing Defenders of Suntoria for almost a half of a year. At the moment all the technical aspects, basic game play and most of the graphics and alpha version is already available. As it often happens in the market, game development takes more time than it was planned before, and now we need more resources to complete the projects. Your generous backings will help us bring our undertaking to a great conclusion. To finish our game, we need $15.000 to fund an experienced team. This will be enough for us to:  

  • Finish and polish 3 chapters with 15 levels and 3 game modes. 
  • Fulfill all the intended content (animations, effects, 3D-models of towers and enemies, equipment, etc.).
  • Launch the first version of the game on iOS, Android and PC markets in English and Russian languages (other localizations will be launched afterwards).

Additional financing will allow us to provide: 

  • Additional Levels, Classes and Prestige Classes for Towers and Hero, new skills, abilities, feats, items and equipment.
  • Additional voice recording. We try to create not only a TD but a full RPG with a well-developed plot and a big number of participating characters. We want to create an atmosphere of real adventure. Therefore there are around 17 characters in a story and many dialogues. And to present the story most effectively we would like to give voice to each character.
  • Add more unique enemies.To make the game more diverse we would like to enlarge our bestiary with new horrible creatures from the limitless supply of Fantasy.
  • Add more cut scenes and comic strips between levels.
  • Port our game to Mac, Linux.
  • Localize our game with more languages.

Here's a visual indication of the exciting items you will receive in return for your generosity: 

We have a webpage and can also be liked on Facebook. We often post short updates on by Defenders of Suntoria and Steel Steed Studio Twitter as well.  We’ll be updating this pages until we've finished and released Defenders of Suntoria: Dark Sun Rising and later. We will also improve it according to what you say. 

We would like to thank all the people who believe in us, people playing games and supporting them. Thank you for looking at our project here as well. With your help we can turn our project into a reality. If you are unable to back, then you can share this page with your friends and family too.  

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Currently the game is 60% ready. iOS, Android and PC releases are scheduled for April-May 2013.
It’s not easy to develop a video game. New ideas and new challenges are arising everyday with constant growth of fascination for the process. But we manage to stay cold-headed and choose only those making the process more enjoyable for our beloved gamers. Unfortunately, current lack of funding poses the biggest risk to the completion of this project in time. We will finish it anyway, because we love the game. But it may take a year or two, cause we will be working on it in our free time then. Whereas with your help - it will become only a matter of 2-3 months for Defenders of Suntoria: Dark Sun Rising to appear on your devices!

FAQ

  • Our Linux stretch goal will be reached with $40.000. Though we can discuss it with backers and reconsider necessity of this goal over others. If people demand it more, then, for example, voice recording, we will make it with less funding.

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    BELIEVER – Thank You! For your support you get one downloadable digital copy of the game. Plus you will get “Defender” status on our forum with access to exclusive sections to discuss the game and share ideas with developers.

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    CLERIC APPRENTICE – You get downloadable digital copy of the game plus “Defender” status on our forum with access to exclusive section and a unique link to downloadable soundtrack of the game.

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    CLERIC ACOLYTE – Digital Copy+Forum Status+Downloadable OST+In-game Credits+PDF Artbook+Wallpapers. Special Thanks! Your name will be mentioned in game credits. You also get pdf with game art and set of unique wallpapers.

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    CLERIC ADEPT – Digital Copy+Forum Status+Downloadable OST+In-game Credits+PDF Artbook+Wallpapers+Bonus Kit. You get a Bonus Starter Kit – a set of consumables at the very beginning of the game to refresh your Hero during hot battles.

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    WARPRIEST – Digital Copy+Forum Status+Downloadable OST+In-game Credits+PDF Artbook+Wallpapers+Bonus Kit+Game Center Achievement+Jewelry Set. You get a unique special achievement in Game Center that unlocks several items in the game shop, and won’t be available for the others. You also get a Bonus Jewelry Set consisting of two trinkets – ring and necklace – giving your hero a unique bonus.

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    ZEALOT – Digital Copy+Forum Status+Downloadable OST+In-game Credits+PDF Artbook+Wallpapers+Bonus Kit+Game Center Achievement+Jewelry Set+We Follow You. @DoSuntoria and Steel Steed Studio will start following you on Twitter and Facebook. Jump at the chance for your words to be spread by us within the communities.

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    BLESSED BY SUNTOR – 2 Digital Copies+Forum Status+Downloadable OST+In-game Credits+PDF Artbook+Wallpapers+Bonus Kit+Game Center Achievement+Jewelry Set+We Follow You+Advanced Item Set. You get exclusive Advanced Weapon and Armor Set for your Hero. And additional digital copy of the game for your friend or relative to join ultimate battles.

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    DEMON HUNTER – 2 Digital Copies+Forum Status+Downloadable OST+In-game Credits+PDF Artbook+Wallpapers+Bonus Kit+Game Center Achievement+Jewelry Set+We Follow You+Advanced Item Set+Beta Acess. You receive a key to closed Beta version of the game to test it with us and hunt down pesky demons (read: bugs)

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    HOLY WARRIOR – 3 Digital Copies+Forum Status+Downloadable OST+In-game Credits+PDF Artbook+Wallpapers+Bonus Kit+Game Center Achievement+Jewelry Set+We Follow You+Advanced Item Set+Beta Acess+Memorial Stone. You become a historical figure in the world of Suntoria and your name is carved on a memorial stone situated at one of the most important locations. You also receive another digital copy of the game.

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    MORNING LORD – 5 Digital Copies+Forum Access+Downloadable OST+PDF Artbook+Wallpapers+Bonus Kit+Game Center Achievement+Jewelry Set+Advanced Item Set+We Follow You+Beta Acess+Memorial Stone+Design an item+Golden Thanks+Golden Status at Forum. You name and design a unique in-game item, armor or weapon. In addition you get special Golden Thanks in credits and receive a Golden VIP “Archon” status at forum with ability to moderate the forum and clear it from evil creatures! And get 5 digital copies of the game instead of 3

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    DIVINE – 5 Digital Copies+Forum Access+Downloadable OST+PDF Artbook+Wallpapers+Bonus Kit+Game Center Achievement+Jewelry Set+We Follow You+Advanced Item Set +Beta Acess+Memorial Stone+Design an item+Golden Thanks+Golden Status at Forum+Hero’s Custom Portrait. Customized face of a Hero in interface (textures) that is possible to choose at the beginning of the game is made after Backers photo. Important: this reward is limited to 10.

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    SUNTOR’S AVATAR – 5 Digital Copies+Forum Access+Downloadable OST+PDF Artbook+Wallpapers+Bonus Kit+Game Center Achievement+Jewelry Set+We Follow You+Advanced Item Set+Beta Acess+Memorial Stone+Design an item+Golden Thanks+Golden Status at Forum+Hero’s Custom Portrait+Become a part of the Story+Regular Skype Meetings. You get a role in the plot - one of the main NPC looks like you. You also become a member co-director and help us improve the game during discussions and give us new and fresh ideas via Skype at regular meetings once in two weeks. Important: Suntor can't have more than 3 avatars.

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