Skylantis features an adventurous mix of platforming, action, and role-playing gameplay presented in the third-person perspective.
Project Status Updates
Earlier this summer Skylantis submitted to the Indiecade Game Festival which is held in October. We recently received notification that Skylantis has now progressed to the 2nd round of Jurors.
Skylantis was recently featured on Lobster's List. You can view the spotlight here starting at the 2:05 mark. Click here for video.
Skylantis is about Gizmo the robot who after a tragic incident finds his world in ruins. Gizmo's creator, Dr. Esmay has disappeared. You must explore his world to find out what has happened to his creator and restore Skylantis to its former glory.
You will enjoy navigating through the abandoned, robotic world of Skylantis, which is suspended in the atmosphere, lost and forgotten. Explore dark and mysterious caves, vast islands, and ancient castles while engaging in intense battles with a variety of mechanical enemies. Our goal is to provide intricate levels full of puzzles and upgrades used to discover the world of Skylantis and unlock its secrets. Skylantis will be released on PC, Mac, and possibly XBox and OUYA (Hint Hint that's one of our stretch goals).
Your vote changes elements of the game! Skylantis currently offers three modes of gameplay; Adventure Mode, Speed Mode, and Hard Mode. We plan to have a little fun during the Speed Mode and alter quite a bit of the game. Every day between 11am and 12pm we will tally the votes on the challenge. Depending on what the total is will determine if the RED or BLUE will be chosen as the winner and will be implemented into the game. A new challenge will appear daily so check back!
Day 7 of the Red vs Blue Challenge is live and you can start voting now. This features our Bat Boss who normally shoots a sonic scream at you. Help decide whether he will shoot Hula Hoops or Sprinkled Donuts.
Click Here To Vote (anyone can vote)
The cost to acquire commercial licensing for the game publishing software is expensive and hardware upgrades are needed to bring the world of Skylantis fully to life. We also need a small, dedicated space in which to work (doing everything at the kitchen table is quaint, but inefficient). We want to deliver the best experience possible and that includes bringing in some exceptional talent for our Music and Sound Effects. Bottom line is that we want to build a great game. We believe we have the chops to make it happen, our mentors and industry advisers have been exceptional and continue to help us- we just need a little funding to put all the magic together.
We're still students, graduating soon with degrees in Digital Media, quite serious about careers in the video game industry. Our mentors have many years of industry experience and continue to help us as we have begun to turn what was once a little "student project" into something much much more. We have already put in countless hours above and beyond the typical assignment and are committed ultimately to taking this title to full publication.
Skylantis has evolved quite a bit over the last year and a half. With your pledge we can finish this game. What started out as a single level student project has evolved into an epic adventure. We are a small team of passionate developers doing what we love. Our team is designing levels for you that provide multiple paths and encourage exploration to discover hidden rewards. As you progress through the game you will unlock new abilities that are vital to accessing the mysteries and secrets of Skylantis.
Let everyone know you were the reason that Skylantis came to be! Retain a piece of history with a limited Skylantis T-shirt. Collect the Skylantis art book and read about the teams insights of creating this fun and wacky world. Pictures will show the humble beginnings of this project up through the end of building a world connected in the sky. Also be one of the few to collect the limited edition box set of the Skylantis game and soundtrack.
Launch your name into fame as people remember you as a helpful robot or the frantic exploding bot that chases them. You may see your name branded on one of many different robots or on a plaque at the entrance of a building somewhere in the Skylantis world.
Have our team draw you in a fun pose as a robot. You may even make it into the game as one of the enemy robots guarding Skylantis.
DESIGN your very own sixty second BONUS STAGE. We provide the assets and you direct the assembly. Make it easy, FUN or outright ridiculous. Select from a variety of islands, treadmills, spikes, EXPLODING BOTS, and much much more! After creating your level we will send it to you for testing to make sure it meets your VISION. We may even add some new obstacles to the game if you create something that fits the Skylantis world.
Who would have thought kicking the bucket could be so fun and rewarding! As a Kickstarter backer to this project you will have access to a special kick ability. After backing the project, you will get to vote on how this mini-game works. At the end of the campaign we will tally the votes and decide which color wins this exclusive round of Red vs Blue. This will aid your adventure by allowing bonus cogs.
Why wait? There's great rewards and an adventure to be experienced! Thanks again to all of you for helping our cause and those about to come on board. Pledge now to bring this wonderful and wacky world of Skylantis to life. Help us, help our robots.
We are using the Unity engine to develop our game. Unity 3 is the current available version which has no support for linux. However Unity 4 supports linux builds which we will be pre-ordering. Assuming Unity 4 comes out before we release we can get you a linux build at release. Otherwise we can get you a Linux copy but it will take a little longer.
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Your dollar whether crumpled, torn, or folded at the edges, will gladly be accepted. Also you may be the one who ultimately changes the outcome of our Kickstarter special ability. Thank you for joining the party and spreading the word to bring the wonderful and wacky world of Skylantis to Life!Estimated delivery:
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Digital copy of the Skylantis GAME Plus 3 SONGS from the Soundtrack. Every great journey has a beginning and this is your chance to discover the hidden path leading to Skylantis. Will you be the first to uncover all of the mysteries or conquer every difficulty? Either way we know you will enjoy the fun and exciting surprises waiting to be revealed.Estimated delivery:
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Digital copy of the FULL Skylantis SOUNDTRACK and Digital COPY of the GAME. Need a boost at the gym or a fun melody to PLAY on your next date? Take all of the music you have grown to love with you on life's adventures.Estimated delivery:
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Digital download of the Skylantis ART BOOK and Soundtrack plus TWO digital COPIES of the GAME so you can gift one to a fellow adventurer. You will also both be sent an invitation to PARTICIPATE in ALPHA gameplay. Additionally we are going to return the favor and help Kickstart your adventure in the game by granting a SPECIAL KICK ABILITY. This will be used for obtaining bonus cogs.Estimated delivery:
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LIMITED EDITION Skylantis Backer T-SHIRT. Bring Gizmo the little robot with a huge sense of adventure with you wherever you go. Digital download of the Skylantis Art Book and Soundtrack with THREE digital COPIES of the Skylantis GAME. You and two others will have early ACCESS to the ALPHA. (Please add $10 for international shipping)Estimated delivery:
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LIMITED EDITION BOX SET of the Game and T-SHIRT. Includes the Skylantis Soundtrack and FOUR additional digital COPIES of the GAME. Be the hero of the day for three lucky friends. All four of you will have early ACCESS to the ALPHA where you can get the head start on exploring the entry levels of Skylantis. Also be one of the few to receive the Limited PRINT COPY of the ART BOOK and Skylantis POSTER, SIGNED by our team, along with ACCESS to the DEVELOPERS BLOG where you can help create the world of Skylantis. See where it all started and provide your assistance as we complete this exciting journey.Estimated delivery:
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Have you always felt like your NAME should be immortalized on a BUILDING or BRANDED on the back of a destructive ROBOT? Send your bio and we will find one of our robots that closely matches your personality. You may even be CHOSEN to have your name ENGRAVED on a Library, Castle, Observatory, Clock Tower, or the Skylantis Factory. While seeking for your iconic name in the game will be a quest, you will easily find it in the credits under the FOUNDERS of Skylantis section.You will also receive the LIMITED EDITION BOX SET of the Game and T-SHIRT. FOUR digital copies of the game. ACCESS to the ALPHA, Signed POSTER and ACCESS to the DEVELOPERS BLOG.Estimated delivery:
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ROBOTIC VERSION of you DRAWN by our Team. Send in a picture of yourself in a fun, serious, or seriously WACKY POSE and our team will CREATE a robotic version of you. Soon after the game is completed you will receive a LARGE POSTER that can be proudly draped in your home. You will also receive the LIMITED EDITION BOX SET of the Game and T-SHIRT. FOUR digital copies of the game. ACCESS to the ALPHA, Signed POSTER and ACCESS to the DEVELOPERS BLOG.Estimated delivery:
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0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
DESIGN your very own sixty second BONUS STAGE. We provide the assets and you direct the assembly. Make it easy, FUN or outright ridiculous. Select from a variety of islands, treadmills, spikes, EXPLODING BOTS, and much much more! After creating your level we will send it to you for testing to make sure it meets your VISION. You will be listed as a game designer in our credits, and have a ROBOTIC VERSION of you DRAWN by our Team. (see previous reward for details). You will also receive the LIMITED EDITION BOX SET of the Game and T-SHIRT. FOUR digital copies of the game. ACCESS to the ALPHA, Signed POSTER and ACCESS to the DEVELOPERS BLOG.Estimated delivery:
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