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About this project

Server Tycoon is a strategic and management (MMORTS) video game where players have to manage a data center and strive earning game coins offering internet services to their customers. The simulated companies can be listed on a Stock Exchange and players can buy shares from allies or opponents receiving profits, but remember pirates and competitors will try to stop you with frequent cyber attacks so, improve your infrastructure, organise your defences and try to climb the top of the hi-tech finance!

The very first client version
The very first client version

The base game will offer the following features:

Starter Kit

You’ll start the game with your own company building and server room ready for use. One technician and an initial budget will also be assigned to your management together with a starter kit in your store made of all the hardware needed to make a cluster

Purchasings

New computer nodes can be purchased from the Computer Shop and put in the server room. Every operational cluster will produce money. Since the setup operations need an idle technician to be completed, you can hire more technicians to reduce time costs

Your Staff

After hiring the best staff from the Employment Agency, send them to IT Trainings to improve their skills and be able to reduce technical interventions

We are all pirates!

Prepare new attack scripts to take opponents’ servers offline and always be prepared to protect yours by granting your money flow constant. In the starter kit you'll find two scripts ready to be installed in your firewall but with the game internal compiler you'll be able to program your own scripts outclassing your opponents

UI/UX

Isometric Voxel Graphics (with orbit/pan/zoom)

Augmented Reality (for Mobile only)

Augmented Reality first test Augmented Reality first test
Augmented Reality first test Augmented Reality first test

Floppy Credits

Accumulate Floppy Credits and spend them in:

  • Aesthetic MODs (seasonal, special skins, etc.)
  • DNS service (/addr/0x1234 -> /yourcompanyname)
  • Automation scripts (for coins farming, etc.)
  • Your game data in our Cloud infrastructure
  • ...

Supported platforms

The base game will be released for Desktop (Win/Mac) and Mobile (Android/iOS)

Wouldn't be cool starting a game on your desktop at home and continue wherever you want on your mobile device or vice-versa?

Download the updated TechPreview!

Download the Server Tycoon Desktop Preview for Windows and Mac at www.servertycoon.com/download.php

Play SERVER TYCOON
Play SERVER TYCOON

Levels

The more you level up and become a super skilled data center manager, the more you'll unlock game features as:

  • manage a data center "colocation" and rent space to other companies for hosting racks etc.
  • manage the entire environment in terms of humidity, ventilation and cooling system, as well as the fire protection system, etc.
  • manage your Network infrastructure
  • cope with Disasters (flooding/cooling and power failures/etc.)
  • manage Business continuity systems
  • implement Green Computing (solar cells/CO2 reduction)
  • manage public relations: it can happen to be visited by a client very upset...
  • manage your staff: hire people, train them, rent their skills, and even fire!
  • manage a sales office: set your prices, find partners, etc
Thermal monitor for heat management
Thermal monitor for heat management
Under the floating floor...
Under the floating floor...

Given that we are seriously taking into account your enthusiam, feedback, suggestions and concerns and we value you, we decided to rearrange our stretch goals and to involve you in this process.

If we can obtain more funds we will hire more people to try to reduce the development time and add some additional features.

Here below you will find the additional features we would implement and our stretch goals breakdown.

So, please rate your preferred feature per stretch goal here: http://goo.gl/forms/hw4waTY5lH

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Vote the feature !

 - Stock Market

This is an amazing feature! Want more funds to renew your server farm? You just can’t grow up faster than your neighborhood? Sell your company shares on the “Server Tycoon Stock Exchange” or buy others’ shares and participate in their success with weekly dividends. You can also collect vintage computers as company assets increasing your company capital, gaining more money from your shares.

- The Valley Real Estate

"The Valley" is the virtual place where Server Tycoon companies exist and make virtual money, offering services. Fights for the first place raising the taller building or the most green campus. Sell your old site and buy a shiny new building!

The first version of the Valley
The first version of the Valley

- Real Services (Basic)

When you put a server in the farm, the service offered in the game appears in the real world! Since an address is assigned to every server you’ll be able to reach it at a special URL e.g:servertycoon.com/addr/0x6a5. With the Server Tycoon DNS service you can map game servers with real names like www.yourname.com!

- Real Services (Advanced)

With Basic Real Services only HTML, CSS, JS and binary images can be hosted on your servers. The purpose of this stretch goal is to let you enrich your contents with PHP and MySQL databases.

- Virtual Reality

We are ready for VR... almost! We already bought an Oculus Rift VR headset and started experimenting with this amazing technology... maybe you already recognised in the trailer one of the crew walking around the server room.

Virtual Reality corridor inspector
Virtual Reality corridor inspector

- Localization

The game's user interface will be offered in more languages for international audience (Spanish, German, French, Italian, Dutch, ...).

- Board Game

Launch a cyber attack card against one player, roll the dice to move your 3D billboard on the server room, put service cards in your plateau and draw more hardware cards from your deck!

Note: the more the project is funded the more we will be able to involve additional people in this project trying to reduce development time! The Beta-testing phase will be not limited to iOS and Android only, all the platforms will be involved (Win/OSX/iOS/Android)!

Stretch goals breakdown:

- 150K € - 200K € - 250K€ - 300K € - 350K € - 400K € - 450K € - 500K € - 550K €

€ 5 THANK YOU

  • Your name will be mentioned in a special web page dedicated to our crowdfunding campaign

€ 15 SUPPORTER GAME CONTENTS

  • All of the above, PLUS:
  • FREE GAME FOREVER!
  • Your name will be mentioned in the game’s credit page
  • 500 Floppy Credits

€ 25 SUPER-SUPPORTER GAME CONTENTS

  • All of the above, PLUS:
  • Founder-class building
  • +340 Floppy Credits

€ 35 MEGA-SUPPORTER GAME CONTENTS

  • All of the above, PLUS:
  • Two tiles class building
  • +345 Floppy Credits

€ 45 GIGA-SUPPORTER GAME CONTENTS

  • All of the above, PLUS:
  • Your building in the “Founder’s Park” of the Valley
  • +350 Floppy Credits

€ 50 BETA PROGRAM (Limited 4096)

  • All of the above, PLUS:
  • Your nickname given to one street of the Valley
  • +185 Floppy Credits
Example of The Valley street reporting a backer's nickname in the game
Example of The Valley street reporting a backer's nickname in the game

€ 75 ALPHA PROGRAM (Limited 1024)

  • All of the above, PLUS:
  • Your nickname given to one street of the “Founder’s Park” of the Valley
  • One historical computer in your server room as valuable company asset*
  • Crowdfunding campaign 2015 T-Shirt “ALPHA TESTER” edition
  • +880 Floppy Credits

€ 100 GAME FANATIC KIT

  • All of the above, PLUS:
  • Your nickname and 16-bit avatar in the rolling POSTER in all server rooms of the game**
  • Another historical computer in your server room as valuable company asset*
  • STEC (Server Tycoon Expert Certification) entitlement****
  • +895 Floppy Credits
An example of the avatar reported in the game
An example of the avatar reported in the game

€ 150 PRO GAMER FANATIC KIT

  • All of the above, PLUS:
  • Your nickname and 16-bit avatar in the game as character (one of the technicians available for all the users in the employment agency)**
  • +1790 Floppy Credits
Example of employees badges
Example of employees badges

€ 250 PRO COLLECTOR PACK (Limited 2048)

  • All of the above, PLUS:
  • Crowdfunding campaign 2015 T-Shirt “PRO GAMER” edition
  • Augmented Reality Mousepad ready to be used for the A/R Stretch Goal
  • +3600 Floppy Credits

€ 500 TYCOON PACK (Limited 2048)

  • All of the above, PLUS:
  • Crowdfunding campaign 2015 T-Shirt “STAFF” edition
  • 3D-printed Cluster Scale Model***
  • +9025 Floppy Credits
3D printed models and T-Shirt
3D printed models and T-Shirt
Rewards matrix
Rewards matrix

Once the project will be funded, you’ll receive an email from us with the redeem code to put into the game’s settings view and unlock your exclusive game contents.

We reported preliminary game’s graphics and gadget prototypes pictures, final products aspect may change.

If you choose the PRO COLLECTOR PACK you'll not receive the ALPHA PROGRAM T-Shirt reward. If you choose the TYCOON PACK you'll not receive the ALPHA PROGRAM and the PRO COLLECTOR PACK T-Shirt reward (only the highest T-Shirt reward will be shipped).

* In order to avoid gameplay Spoilers we will disclose further details about these features after the release of the game.

** We reserve the right to refuse nickname and avatars. Offensive material (e.g., hate speech, encouraging violence against others, etc), pornographic material, material (e.g., political, religious, etc) that is likely to be upsetting, insulting, or objectionable to some or most people will not be allowed.

*** Please note that these are 3D printed products intended for decorative purposes. They are not suited to be used as toys or to be given to underage children. The products should not come into contact with electricity and be kept away from heat. They are not food safe.

**** This certification is released from the game’s authors only to those who have contributed to the realisation of the game. Shares owned by those users are listed on different stock indexes like are "blue chips" for companies with high reputation for quality, reliability, and the ability to operate profitably in good times and bad.

We created the game’s name, logo, code, art and concept. But the 3D printed scale model rewards are strongly based on shape and names of historical computers and brands: Digital Equipment Corporation and IMS Associates Inc. This is our little tribute to some of the brands that made the history of computer. All these companies owns the copyright of their respective products and brand names.

    What we already have:
  • a working DEMO with very basic features for iOS 7 or higher
  • the code for new hardware purchasing (cluster cabinets and cluster nodes)
  • the capacity to assemble a complete cluster in the server room
  • web API only able to accept non-encrypted data and return non-encrypted JSON data
  • the structure of the database still non-optimised for heavy loads
  • an algorithm to compute the thermal map based on working clusters on the server room
  • a code capable to recognise a fiducial marker and activate in Augmented Reality the static version of the server room
  • a code capable to work with the Oculus Rift DK1 and letyou walk along the server room corridors
  • a script able to make a working partition of our web server that can be associated to the game’s virtual clusters
  • our own implementation of Core War video game for attack and defense part directly inspired by the Scientific American article by D. G. Jones and A. K. Dewdney (March 1984). "Core War guidelines"
  • scale model 3D meshes and textures optimised for full color 3D printer
  • the game web site (servertycoon.com)
  • secure email-based registration and login mechanism

What we are currently working on:

  • our freelancer graduated in economy and finance is completing the equations for Stock Market automatic quotations
  • our freelancer , a network engineer, is completing the internal clusters addressing mechanisms

Risks and challenges

Even if we are animated by a strong passion, until now we made video games just for our self. This is the first title we are making for the market and, even if we will give our best, something could go wrong. The only things we could promise are:
+ To send your physical rewards (T-Shirt, scale models, thanks on the website)
+ To constantly keep our backers informed about the status of the work (with pictures, posts on major social networks and videos) explaining all the phases, problems and successes.
+ To postpone possible problematics features of the video game in future releases, granting an initial basic version of the game within 9 months from the end of the crowdfunding campaign.

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    + One historical computer in your server room as valuable company asset*
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    + Another historical computer in your server room as valuable company asset*
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