Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on July 27, 2012.

Update #13

Alpha Colony is 80% there! Final 36 hour update and chance to be a part of history!

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A quick 2-minute video update and personal appeal from our team for our final 36 hour push!

Please, if you haven't yet pledged on our latest Kickstarter, pledge now so we can fulfill a dream and bring Alpha Colony to PC, iOS, and Android tablets and smartphones!

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Update #12

Save Alpha Colony and become one of the legendary 12

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The Colony, and the lives of all the colonists are in danger. The fate of Alpha Colony hangs in the balance. Legend has foretold however, that in the Colony’s darkest hour… 12 saviors would rise to lead the Colony to safety!

The Elders say, they will be called the Architects. They wield the power to shape the course of history. Three by three the Architects will come. Who will step up and rescue our Colony? Will they arrive in time?

In honor of these trying times, we are offering our VIP reward tiers at more than 50% off for our final 4 days!

As the Colony’s desperate plea reaches across the galaxy… YOU have the power to save Alpha Colony. Will you answer the call?

Join the Sacred Twelve:

Three Architects of Light will bestow blessings upon the colonists. (Design a positive in-game Event)

Three Architects of Destruction will maintain balance in the Colony by dealing swift, divine justice and challenge. (Design a challenging in-game Event)

Three Architects of Life will introduce new alien lifeforms to the Colony, and bestow them with innate abilities necessary for survival in the harshest outreaches of the galaxy. (Design a playable race)

Three Planetary Architects will summon new planets into existence around the Colonists, filled with new resources and challenges. (Design a playable map)
The Rewards of Being an Architect:

All the Architects will have the Colony’s undying gratitude. They will also receive the VIP Kickstarter Rewards tier at %50 off their original price. These reward packages include:

  • Game Designer credit in-game, which will recognize your creative contribution.
  • Three Collector’s Edition DVD Game Boxes and an additional Collector’s Edition DVD Game Box signed by the entire Alpha Colony team.
  • A collectible, limited-edition figurine.
  • A 4-color, die-cut vinyl sticker.
  • Exclusive VIP forum access, including to our Alpha preview.
  • A Kickstarter-Exclusive T-shirt.
  • A Kickstarter-exclusive Alpha Colony iPad 2 or 3 skin.
  • Exclusive Beta access to early prototypes of the game.
  • A Kickstarter-Exclusive, in-game, playable bonus race.
  • Digital Wallpaper Download.
  • Digital Soundtrack Download.
  • A Kickstarter-exclusive in-game First Colonists Badge.
  • Full Digital Game Download for all funded platforms.

We are already 60% funded, please help us reach 100% on this second Kickstarter by pledging today while there is still time left!


Update #11

Need your help to fund Alpha Colony + pledges now doubled!

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It’s our final week for Alpha Colony and we’ve crossed the halfway mark and are headed for the finish line!  We’re revving up to for new content all this week to help us meet our goal. Beginning with this very exciting announcement:

Double Time! Every dollar pledged to Alpha Colony on Kickstarter gets matched!

Make a pledge in our last 5 days and help us reach our goal!

Starting today, your dollar goes further! This is really exciting news because it means that we now have a realistic chance of not only succeeding but also reaching several of the stretch goals we had our heart set on. But how is this possible?

#1 – Colorado Film Incentive Program

We’re proud to announce that our application to the Colorado Film Incentive Program has been accepted! This program matches funds spent on creative content projects based in Colorado, such as film or video games. However, if we don’t reach our Kickstarter goal, we will not be able to spend the minimum requirement to be eligible for these additional funds.

#2 – Private Funding

A private backer has also agreed to match our Kickstarter funds in make additional stretch goals possible. However, we need to prove that the game has enough demand first by reaching our Kickstarter minimum funding goal.

This means if we can just reach our $50k minimum funding goal, we will now able to deliver all of our stretch goals up to $100k, including:

  • Playable Tutorial Mission
  • Separate Wampus Mini-Game
  • 4 Additional Playable Races
  • Android support (tablets and phones!)
  • iOS LD support (tablets and older iPhones!)
  • Prospecter Game Mode
  • Random World Events
  • Auction Mini-Game

We’re really happy about what this means, as this really makes Alpha Colony a more complete game. However, it’s still all or nothing, so if we don’t make our minimum funding goal we won’t get any of our backer’s money, any money from the state of Colorado or any money from our private backer.

Matching funds apply toward future stretch goals too!

Best of all, this matching goes above and beyond our minimum goal and will apply to all future stretch goals as well. Now that your money goes further, it’s more important than ever to like, share and tell your friends and family about our project. Let’s get Alpha Colony funded!


Update #10

Alpha Colony is back up on Kickstarter and needs your help

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Greetings to our past Alpha Colony Kickstarter supporters!

We apologize that we have been unable to contact you for several months because Kickstarter deactivated our past project, preventing us from sending out further updates.

Alpha Colony Kickstarter #2 launched last week

For those of you that don't already know, we have relaunched Alpha Colony on Kickstarter with a less ambitious starting goal of $50,000 and several stretch goals to add additional features so everyone can benefit from an even better game as we are able to spread the word and get more backers. We think you will really enjoy seeing how much more game play we have (and even playable mini-game prototype!) to show this time around.

Help us make Alpha Colony happen this time on Kickstarter!

4 quick things you can do to help us succeed

1) Go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1547218311/alpha-colony-an-exploration-building-and-trading-g and back us again! Every pledge, no matter how small, helps!

2) From the same page above, click the Like button under our video and share it on your FaceBook and Tweet it out to your friends and help spread the word! This really helps us extend our reach!

3) Like our FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alpha-Colony-Videogame-Kickstarter/408341812520382

4) Forward this email to your friends and family that might be interested and also able to help out!

Alpha Colony has undergone some major changes since our previous Kickstarter

As we began designing Alpha Colony almost 10 years ago, we were influenced by many of our favorite games. Among these were Settlers of Catan, Civilization, and several retro 80's games including M.U.L.E.. Just before our last Kickstarter in July 2012, we had the opportunity to secure the official license to create a M.U.L.E. sequel, and at the time, we thought we could adapt our existing concept into a sequel in partnership with the Bunten family. We called this "Alpha Colony: A Tribute to M.U.L.E.".

However, we fell short of funding that ambitious project on Kickstarter. Further, we realized that the game we wanted to make was bigger than just a M.U.L.E. tribute (and there was also already a faithful remake in development) so we separated these projects out. Alpha Colony is no longer associated with M.U.L.E. and we no longer have a license. However, we are still friends with the license holder and it is possible that in the future we will still make a true sequel to M.U.L.E.. In the meantime, for those of you are looking forward to a sequel to M.U.L.E., we think you'll really like Alpha Colony.

We truly believe that this is the right direction to go, and that Alpha Colony will be a better game for it. We're working hard to make it a game that all of our fans will enjoy.

Thanks for your support,
Christopher
DreamQuest Games

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Update #9

Alpha Colony moving forward

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We are renewing our commitment to making Alpha Colony: A Tribute to M.U.L.E. a reality. We are reviewing our past lessons learned from http://www.alphacolony.com/20_ways_to_screw_your_kickstarter/ and are taking the following actions for our next Kickstarter:

  • We have reduced the scope of our project and are relaunching in early August for a Kickstarter goal of $175,000.
  • We are reaching out to the media, fans, and our social networks in advance of launch to get a strong start.
  • We are incorporating the survey results from 287 of you into our next Kickstarter launch.
  • We are approaching some industry vets for feedback on our game design in the hopes of at least 1 VIP testimonial.
  • We have now have some of the original team that worked on M.U.L.E. working with us! (official announcement soon!)
  • I will officially start posting bi-weekly updates to our AlphaColony.com web site as well as the past Kickstarter group.
  • I will be personally monitoring our Twitter account at @AlphaColonyGame and posting daily updates.
  • We have an extensive media plan and launch timeline prepared in advance so we can have the strongest launch possible.
  • We have started work on a game play prototype so that players can get a feel for how much fun Alpha Colony will be!
  • Work with and cross promote with other past, current and ‘Kicking-it-Forward’ Kickstarter campaigns.

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