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Help us finish THE original space strategy game Tradewars® Rising - and design your OWN game, no code skills required!

About this project

Help us make Tradewars® Rising the most engaging and accessible space strategy MMOs by giving your support to our project today.

We're Sylien Games, an Ottawa-based game company and the creators of Tradewars® Rising, a browser-based space strategy game. We're already in Beta with an active community. Playtest the game today at tradewarsrising.com and help build new items, bases, planets, vehicles, even entire GAMES on the optimized game engine by pledging to our Kickstarter! 

Yes, that's right: create your OWN massively multiplayer online game, without writing one line of code. We already have a prototype game, TyphoonLand, in the works showcasing the possibilities of our future engine. All that's left is one final engine polish.

Support our Kickstarter and become involved in the both the improvement and evolution of Tradewars® Rising and the creation of your very own online game! 

Play the current Tradewars® Rising Beta Game.

Watch Tradewars® Rising gameplay videos on our Youtube Channel.

We'd like to thank Ramp Up Studios for their help with our Kickstarter video. Also, we'd like to thank John Pritchett of EIS for allowing us to use the Tradewars® trademark and duplicate the classic design.

June 13th, 6 hours after launch:  Wow, we're already at close to $16k in Pledges so this is going well.  Thank you to all the original backers that are just awesome project supporters to get this going!

June 15th.  Super backers!:  Again, wow. We are working on getting more exposure for the project, but for now, people that discover this project sure are GENEROUS! Old players and people that believe in our company's ability to deliver - this is awesome! We've brought on more people to help promote our project. Time to bring Tradewars® Rising to the world!

This has been our passion project over several years. We've never had the time and means to truly go all-in which has limited our ability to bring our full version to life. Now with your help, we can make it happen: finalize Tradewars® Rising, refine our next generation platform, and allow players to truly modify their online experience with friends!

For those new to the series, Tradewars® Rising ("TWR") is a Massively-Multiplayer Online turn-based computer game in which Starship Captains battle against each other and compete for medals and experience in order to see who is the strongest, mightiest, most cunning, and overall Greatest Captain of the Galaxy. Each game features a randomly-generated galaxy complete with planets, stations, resources, other ships and non-playable characters; players move/battle/interact using a set number of turns which regenerate daily. However the true strategy lies within the players' interactions through forums, chat systems, and private mail - alliances are built and betrayed, corporations created and corrupted, diplomacy used and abused. With mere keystrokes a new player can sway the balance of power, jumping up to become the #1 Captain!

We're looking for your suggestions, what things you don't like, what you want to see in the game and in the engine going forward. Get involved, leave a comment in our Kickstarter forum, and most of all have fun!

Now, here are the perks we offer in exchange for your support:

And of course, you'll always have our gratitude and eternal engagement to keep you involved with new developments, games, projects, and all sorts of coolness around Sylien Games!

Risks and challenges

Sylien Games has been operating since 2005. We've worked with high profile game companies such as Microsoft and Magmic Games, and recently completed an impressive "100 Games in 100 Days" Windows 8 Game Development Challenge. We've been involved in larger projects, such as WET, Scooby Doo 4: Mystery Machine, and more. We demonstrate a proven ability to produce a wide range of online and mobile games. Since the Tradewars® Rising game exists already on an mostly-completed engine, the only challenge is completing the final polish and launching the game.

We expect this project to be completed in 6 months time. This includes completing and launching Tradewars® Rising, polishing the engine for TyphoonLand, and soliciting feedback for our "create your own game" offering.

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    CAPTAIN'S COMMENDATIONS - Receive our endless gratitude and name recognition at the Tradewars Rising Launch Party, and up-to-date notifications of how our Kickstarter is going!

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    BASIC BACKER - Special Backer badge in Forum and Scoreboard showing that you were one of those people who supported the project.

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    PREMIUM BACKER - Basic backer reward plus get 6 Month free Premium subscription time starting on the game Update launch (to be determined).

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    CAPTAIN BACKER - Premium Backer reward and take part in a special "backers only" TWR custom event.

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    MOUSE DROID BACKER - Captain Backer reward plus get the official and very cool-looking Tradewars Rising mousepad.

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    GOLD SHIRT BACKER - Captain Backer reward and also get the official Tradwars Rising black t-shirt of your size.

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    COMBO BACKER - Captain Backer reward and you get both the official Tradewars Rising mouse pad AND the official Tradewars Rising t-shirt.

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    COLLECTOR BACKER - Combo Backer rewards and in addition get the Tradewars Rising / Sylien Games team poster, signed by the senior members of the Tradewars Rising team (Lehmund and Vadis signature guaranteed). :)

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    SUPERFAN BACKER - Simply put, you have the Captain Backer reward only, so its all about playing Tradewars Rising as Premium member forever. Just cool 'ol digital goodness with no physical swag.

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    VETERAN BACKER - Collector Backer rewards but your Premium subscription is for life. Yep. You heard me, you play Premium FOREVER.

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    FLY BOY BACKER - Receive 1 in 200 limited edition Federation Starship fully detailed models (25 cm wide, 3D printed in plastic resin, painted, numbered, with certificate of authenticity.) To receive other rewards, please pledge on other levels separately.

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    BIG BANG BACKER - Receive the Veteran Backer rewards and connect with our artists to execute a custom paint job for your own unique 3D modeled spaceship (with help from our 3D artists). Perhaps you can put that ship into a TWR game mod you will create thanks to the Mod Tool?

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    SOLAR ADMIRAL BACKER - Receive the Big Bang Backer reward where you'll help an artist create your very own 3D printed custom spaceship and all perks, but you'll also take part in the creation of a brand new game on the refreshed game engine OR help us flesh out TyphoonLand as an Associate game designer (with game credits).

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Funding period

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