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Counter Culture GamesBy Counter Culture Games
First created
Counter Culture GamesBy Counter Culture Games
First created
£11,355
pledged of 25.000 £pledged of 25.000 £ goal
245
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 2 2017

About

 

 'Exosphere: The Card Game' is a highly strategic space combat game.

Players take control of one of two factions (The human 'E.F.A.' or the alien 'Qirulian') and their corresponding fleet of ships: each faction comes with its own pre-built deck of cards (60+) and a 20 inch x 20 inch game board that is used to track the health of your faction mothership, the faction specific abilities your mothership can utilise, the number of actions you can complete as fleet commander each turn and the deployment location of your ships.

Each faction deck is made up of cards that allow you to deploy a range of different sized ships (to attack your opponent or defend your mothership), upgrade your vessels (either offensively or defensively), deploy heroes (to grant your ships extra combat strength or grant your faction the ability to do more each turn) and events (which allow you to manipulate situations to your advantage both in and outside of your turn). 

Each turn a player draws additional cards and uses their command points to deploy ships and make attack runs on the enemy mothership; the game gets more intense as more ships are deployed and as factions increase their turn capacity and the mothership abilities are unlocked. Add into the mix three different ways to defeat your opponent and you have a highly engaging and addictive sci-fi strategy game. 

The game was created by Markus Wilson who employed the amazing skills of two outstanding freelance artists: Ivan Lugomer (principle art) and Piotr Tekien (character art). Together we have created a beautiful, original and innovative game that combines all the things we love about sci-fi and tabletop gaming. If you love sci-fi and love card games then this game ticks all the boxes. 

Please help make this game a reality by pledging to support this project - in turn you'll receive a copy of the game and be able to enjoy what we've created together.

 

Markus Wilson
Markus Wilson

 

 

 An explanation of the core cards using a mix of E.F.A. and Qirulian cards as examples (layout, art elements likely to change slightly):

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An explanation of game boards using the Qirulian Board Prototype as an example(layout, art elements likely to change slightly):

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An explanation of whole game setup using both Qirulian and E.F.A. Prototype boards (board layout, art elements likely to change slightly):

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 The 3D render of our tracking counters (above).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

This game is finished and we foresee no issue in meeting our proposed schedule - we have spent a lot of time making sure everything is right and that this project is 'good to go' as soon as it makes it's campaign target.

The design of the game was completed mid 2016 and game testing took place over the whole of the second half of 2016. We have intensively tested the game through a series of homemade and professionally made prototypes with a broad range of games testers (from friends to full game enthusiasts). Our game is brilliant and we're very proud of all the elements that create the whole 'Exosphere' experience.

Production of the game is pretty straight forward too: we have received quotations from a number of different manufacturing agents who will make the production phase as simple for us as it can be - all we need is the money to start production. Manufacturing agents require a minimum order number, hence our Kickstarter Campaign Target, if our target is met there is little to prevent us from moving forward rapidly.

We are subsequently pretty confident that following the success of the campaign we can get everyone their copy of 'Exosphere' quickly and without the need for a hundred and one update emails every month (though we'll obviously be keeping you all informed). By backing this project you WILL be getting a complete game (and any bonuses / stretch goals associated with your pledge) within the time frame we've provided or even sooner.

To this end we've purposely left out complicated reward tiers that offer this or that. Instead we have dropped random rewards and focused on ones that will quicken up the distribution of the game and give you what you want rather than what you could probably do without. The same is true for our stretch goals - we've focused on things that will either make the game quality better or the 'Exosphere' experience more exciting.

Finally, thank you so much for looking at our campaign - we hope you can how beautiful we have made the game and the levels of detail we've gone for. We're incredibly proud of what we've created and we know you will be too when it arrives at your door.

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    You will literally never have to pay for your future copies of 'Exosphere' again.

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