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Race against other prospectors in this family-friendly exploration, building and trading sim game for PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone and Android Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on December 2, 2012.

Race against other prospectors in this family-friendly exploration, building and trading sim game for PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone and Android

Thanks to Shadowgate and EternalCase for their last minute support

Even though we came up short, I wanted to thank both ShadowGate and EternalCase for their last minute support!  Shadowgate has already closed (and funded), but EternalCase has a few days left. 

Grab yourself a indestructible keychain USB case like I did at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/952731033/eternalcase-metal-case-for-flash-drive-and-other-s/

Kickstarter Funding fell short by $28 and future plans

Thank you all for your support, but I am afraid that we came up $28 short on our Alpha Colony Kickstarter. I know many of you offered to increase your pledges or suggest that we simply redo the Kickstarter again, but Kickstarter is very strict about their terms and (for now) our project will not be funded. Obviously, we are very disappointed. We have invested 10 months and over $60,000 of our own money into this project.

We appreciate all of your feedback and criticisms (especially with regard to improving our promotion and press coverage and lessened focus on the desktop platforms) as well as ideas for a future Kickstarter effort. For now, our team needs to feed our families, so we are going to focus our efforts on projects with more immediate demand and financial rewards such as getting Championship Spades out for tablets and smartphones as well as updating our existing card and board game lineup for desktop PC and Mac. Given that Christopher has been trying to build Alpha Colony for almost 14 years, it is unlikely this will be the end for Alpha Colony. However, we do have to be a responsible business and accept the reality of where we are at the moment and do what is best for our team.

Although many of you considered us falling $28 short really unfair, in the end, it is perhaps for the best. To be committed to deliver our dream game underfunded, understaffed, and leaving us all broke would have been even more heartbreaking than not funding at all. I believe there is still a way to build Alpha Colony in all of it's glory (for Linux and Mac with multiplayer!) and we simply need to find the right means to make it happen. Whether that be through a private publisher or another better-promoted Kickstarter or some other means is unclear at the moment, but we will keep you appraised of where we are going!

If you have not already, please Like Alpha Colony and DreamQuest Games on FaceBook as this is the best way for us to keep you appraised of our future plans for Alpha Colony as they unfold and to get early notification of any future Kickstarter so you can help us make sure it succeeds gloriously the next time around!

Thank you,

Christopher and the entire Alpha Colony Team at DreamQuest Games

80% there! Final 48 hour update and push to finish!

A quick 2-minute video update and personal appeal from our team for our final 48 hour push!  Help us bring Alpha Colony to PC, iOS, and Android tablets and smartphones!

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And now for some refreshing humor, OUR BLOOPER VIDEO!

Despite all the last-minute pressures, we haven't forgotten how to have fun.  Here are some humorous outtakes from the making of our video game Kickstarter video for our embarrassment and your enjoyment!  Enjoy!

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Save Alpha Colony and become one of the legendary 12

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.