Help us finish THE original space strategy game Tradewars® Rising - and design your OWN game, no code skills required! Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on July 13, 2013.
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!
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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