INTERSTELLAR PRIME merges RPG, RTS, and space simulation genres through seamless game play to explore human existence in the space age. Taking place 150 years in the future, mankind has finally acquired all the necessary technologies to contour space. The real question is, does humanity have what it takes to thrive in the unknown reaches of the solar system and beyond?
The main quest in the game is to reach Alpha Centauri, in search of a rumored, advanced human society who had supposedly created an Artificial Intelligence believed to be astronomically more advanced than modern scientists can comprehend that pushed humanity beyond technological singularity. The main drive of the story is about finding meaning within humanity. Your role in the game is to influence the rest of mankind to either:
1) Transform the solar system into an industrial machine with a sole purpose of space exploration into the cosmos
2) Transform the solar system into a better, more comfortable home for the human race
3) Prevent any significant change to the solar system leaving nature to where it belongs as life is just a by-product of it
4) A war zone to where the strongest survive
How you choose to use the A.I. in accomplishing each major mission will contribute to all 4 paths for humanity. At the end of the game, when you finally reach Alpha Centauri, the end result will be the sum of all your moral choices.
INTERSTELLAR PRIME will have a strong emphasis on sci-fi realism. The technologies you will see in the game are all based on real science and genuine projects that are being studied and developed by scientists today. This means there will not be things like Teleportation, Mind Reading, or Warp Drives, for example.
The game will lead you to explore the real questions of conquering space. Does humanity have the ethics, responsibility, or capability to be a space-faring species? This game will take you on an action-packed journey in a scientifically driven story filled with mystery, discovery, and thought-provoking game play.
Merging three massive game genres is a challenge, but it's that pressure that motivates us to deliver an immersive and revolutionary experience. An experience that will put you into the shoes of a 22nd century star ship captain. With such an exciting role come many obstacles to overcome. As you pioneer the stars, you will learn that there is much more to being a captain than just exploration. You can lead a faction, forge alliances, wage war, build your own structures on Mars and floating cities of Venus or the many moons in the Solar system. Uncover a deep and eerie mystery of a lost advanced human society and much, much more.
Star ship control: The bridge is where you command every aspect of your mission. It is where you can set navigational destination, manually pilot the ship, and enter a battle command mode.
Interplanetary travel: Navigational map allows you to plot courses to travel through the solar system using the Hohmann transfer method. You must have enough Fusion Propellant to perform the necessary acceleration to complete the interplanetary transfer. One unit of Fusion Propellant allows you to travel one Astronomical Unit (AU).
Living quarters: You can upgrade your living quarters with decorations and trophies as well as a personal 3D printer to make modifications to your weapons and armor.
The turbo lift: The star ship you start with in the game is about the size of a medium size ocean liner with multiple levels. The turbo lift will allow you to get to any of the levels.
The Interceptor: The best way to accomplish some of the mission objectives may require a fast and powerful fighter jet. Buy/Upgrade your Interceptor to stay ahead of the game.
The flight mechanics of the interceptor is different from flying any other vessel. It will allow you to quickly deliver a deadly payload to targets adding more variety to the overall game-play experience.
EVA (Extravehicular Activity): When you're not in a space craft, your EVA suit is equipped with Plasma Propulsion nozzles which allow you to maneuver around in vacuum Zero-Gravity environment.
G-Compensation: The Plasma Propulsion nozzles on the EVA suit also creates a downward force perpendicular to the asteroid surface you land on allowing the wearer to walk around as if there were gravity.
G-Compensation allows you to naturally carryout combat missions in Zero-G environment
Planetary Missions: INTERSTELLAR PRIME early story revolves around the red planet. You will have to do many missions on Mars. You can purchase a re-entry command module vessel to land on Mars to carryout your objectives.
Building base on Mars: Once a command module lands on the surface, the command module can quickly 3-D print additional modules using the iron-rich soil on Mars. This allows you to build a mining base capable of harvesting large amounts of resources one at a time.
Defending the base: Enemy factions will attack to try and take away your resources. This is where you have to use strategy and upgrade your mobile base with better defense.
Putting it all together: As a result of 3 genres combined in single seamless game play, INTERSTELLAR PRIME aims to offer a unique experience that is both familiar and new all at the same time.
The Dawn of Interstellar Age:
The year is 2167. Man lives peacefully on earth with the advancement of technology creating free energy and the abundance of food and prosperity throughout the earth. An efficient governing system with all political barriers neutralized through the power of the free market and regulation of the United Earth Federation. Mankind can now set their eyes solely on conquering space and venture out to the solar system. Key technologies that made space travel a possibility are nuclear fusion, 3-D metal printing, carbon magnets which create artificial gravity, virtual reality, food computing, and genetic engineering. Many factions rise for the race to the stars, each with their own agenda. It is the gold-rush and the wild wild west of the 22nd century. However space is vast, no form of law or government of any kind could ever extend to enforce whoever is out there.
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Risks and challenges
Game development is challenging, completing a project this scale takes serious dedication. For this reason, it took 3 years to get to this point of having the core game mechanics completed. The rest of development work will be scaling up what is there and adding additional art assets such as 3D models, textures, voice acting, and music etc. That is where the funding from Kickstarter will help.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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