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Maia is a new god game from indie developer Simon Roth.
8,115 backers pledged £140,481 to help bring this project to life.

Imp Possible: The Final Stretch Goal.

Posted by Simon Roth (Creator)

The big 200k.

I'm leaving this one to you guys. There are two options for the final goal:


Option One: Maia Gone Rogue

We will use the Maia procedural system to generate a top down shooter RPG. A rogue-like-like mini game.

Think Alien Swarm or Alien Breed. You are an imp bot sent in to failed colonies on Maia, rescuing survivors, retrieving science and killing a whole lot of aggressive aliens. Collect and upgrade weapons and gain experience and skills through an infinite number of generated worlds.


Option Two: Telluric Variation

We will create three entirely new game types each with their own graphics, music and gameplay.

Dead planet: No plants, no animals, no atmosphere. The battle for survival will be long and hard.

Frozen world: Build your base into the permafrost of an ancient glacier. There are terrifying things waiting to be thawed.

Ocean planet: Your colony is based in an abyss on the ocean floor. Fight the force of our fluid system. Can you stand the pressure?


Indiegogo contributions given before December the 20th will also count towards the goals!

Let me know which you want in the comments below.



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      CabbageFoot on

      OPTION 2! those environments all sound great!

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      otakulord on

      Option 1! Why is everyone going for 2? :(

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      Jonas Madsén on

      OPTION 2. Definitely.

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      David Warren on

      Option 2, but it doesent look like there is enough time left to raise the money :(

    5. Eric Falsken

      option 2

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      Seth Schwartz

      Option 2

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      Max Doran on

      seeing as Option 2 is what we gave money for i am going to vote for that whole-heartedly =] welldone simon

    8. Chris on

      Option 2. Challenges and more available difficulty for sure.

    9. gavlig on

      Option 2 - Frozen world, please. It sounds better :)

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      Joakim on

      Option 2, and if we do not raise that much money, god forbid, make option 2 a new kickstarter Gaia-expansion-pack/DLC :D

    11. Jonathan Cook on

      Option 2 sounds far more interesting and unique. There's plenty of top down shooters to compete with, which would make your job harder i'm sure.

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      James Sadler on

      Definitely Option 2!

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      Jono Faber on

      Option 2 sounds amazing!

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      Dennis Brandt on

      Option Two sound more fun

    15. Luke Hoptroff on

      Option 2 sound amazing to me :)

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      Alexander Catechis on

      Option 2 all the way! I'm so happy this game is being funded!

    17. pertama79 on

      Number 2 sounds great!!!

    18. Jake Atkinson on

      I like them both, but definitely option 2 more.

    19. DagothAgahnim(Menarra) on

      Hrm.....I like them both, I STILL play Mines of Moria v1.1 so I love my Rogue games.....

      I have to vote option 2 though.

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      Tor on

      Option 2 would be awesome! Especially the ocean planet, think Sealab 2020!! :D

    21. Chris Dymond on

      Option 2 tickles my fancy.

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      Kate Worton on

      Definitely Option 2!

      As an elaboration, this reminds of a game I played ages ago called Outpost; only done with added amazing, and having more types of planets to build on would be wonderful.

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      Grotaiche on

      Option 2 please !

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      Luke Thomson on

      Option 2 all the way!

    25. Biscuits101 on

      Option 2 by a mile.

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      Thomas Levenhagen on

      Option 2 for sure! That sounds awesome!

    27. Bala on

      Option 2, no question.
      If I wanted an FPS, I'd play an FPS. I want a more awesome god game!

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      Andy Payne on

      Definitely Option 2

    29. Greg Wild on

      Tough one, but yeah, option 2 gets my vote.

    30. Tyler Mayo on

      They both sound great, but option 2 is just too good to pass up.

    31. Ryan 'Riot' on

      Option 2 please, looking great :)

    32. Kris Ashton on

      Option 2.

      Sounds awesome :)