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Steam Works is an open world RPG where YOU decide the fate of human and alien kind! Set on the distant planet of Arcadia!

BILL MOSELEY WILL BE PLAYING THE PART OF EDISON SPARKS!  

MCW/WWE WRESTLER SHORT SLEEVE SAMPSON HAD THIS TO SAY: 

"The concept of 'Steam Works' is ingenious! With the combination of multiple story lines and state of the art graphics, it's a must play!"

 AWARD WINNING ACTOR ORESTES MANATENCA HAD THIS TO SAY:

This is what Orestes Mantacena has to say "It would be an actors dream and honor to work on Joe Davison's "Steam Works Video Game." I can't wait to start shooting the video game so everyone who is into video games could have fun playing it and see MY FACE IN IT!!!!"

 

 WATCH THESE AWESOME LIVE ACTION TRAILERS!

 AVAILABLE FOR XBOX, PLAYSTATION, AND PC.

The world of Arcadia was attacked over fifty years ago by aliens one day after what is now called “The Day of the Missing”. The Day of Missing is the day hundreds of people from the government and military went missing and were never heard from again. Brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, all disappeared in a flash. Then the aliens attacked in search of a mysterious item known as “The God Switch”. Blaming the aliens for the mysterious disappearances; all-out battle ensued. The conflict devastated the planet and completely destroyed the alien fleet, leaving several hundred aliens marooned on Arcadia. Some aliens went into hiding, and others were gathered up and sent to the Island Prison, or banished from the city and forced to live in the desert. Human sympathetic aliens may have taken to Sky City. In the end, Arcadia was destroyed and most of their technology with it. Now slowly rebuilding, Arcadia is back in an industrial age - a steam age. But there are sections of the world that are powered by alien tech using plasma or battery powered lasers as energy sources.

There are three main environments in Steam Works. The first one is the City of Arcadia - a once beautiful and robust city priding itself on peace and harmony. It is now a gray, clouded ruin strewn with rubble. The City is made up of six main boroughs and a large island prison in the middle of a large lake.

The seediest part of the city is Croyden, forgotten by most Arcadians and mostly un-policed. It is perhaps one of the most dangerous places in the game. The townspeople have segregated most of the alien populace to Croyden. If you have some stolen merchandise you need to get rid of, this is the place to do it.

Then there's Davenport, the industrial area. This is where all the big warehouse type buildings are located, as well as the airship terminal. Most goods and supplies come in through Davenport as this is also the harbor area and as such, it's full of sailors from both air and sea. If you're looking from some nightlife excitement stop into Davenport.

Next is Chester, a smaller area fairly destroyed and never rebuilt. There are a lot of homeless in these parts. You will find some pawn shops to buy and sell merchandise or to barter for some rare items. Chester is also known for it's boxing ring, in which you as a player, may challenge the Champ!

SMOOTH SHOOTER SHOOTS SMOOTH
SMOOTH SHOOTER SHOOTS SMOOTH

Thetford is where you will find some interesting characters. Thetford is where most of the city gets it's power. There are huge power plants, office buildings, and shops. It's great all around area, but they say the seeds of corruption are sown in Thetford.

And then there's Northport, the richest of the rich live here - and they like to brag about it. This is where you want to be if you need some quick cash and you have prowess in sneaking and thievery. In and out in the middle of the night - no problem. But the last area is full of danger. Rock Bay is just on the edge of the huge lake that surrounds the now island prison. Rock Bay is full of fish and large creatures that roam the waters. Some say there is even a giant octopus that guards the prison, so be careful!

The second environment in the Steam Works world is the vast desert. It is littered with small towns such as Seraphim, Blood Rock, and Juniper. Juniper is where YOU saw Sam's Saloon in the live action trailer [above]. 

Sam will send you on many missions that will risk your life but the rewards pay off. Not to mention she will give you lodging and you may or may not spend time with one of her lovely ladies, for a price. And there are other places like Dragons Den, Great Rock Canyon, and numerous other areas in which to spend time, either getting shot at or shooting at someone or some thing. And remember, it is extremely hot and extremely dangerous.

The sky's the limit baby!
The sky's the limit baby!

Not only do you need to watch out for Daisy and her band of Yellowskulls (see live action trailer), but you need to watch out for Sand Dragons, which are huge snake like creatures that breathe fire and live under ground, as well as various rogue bandit tribes, cannibals, alien thugs, countless man eating reptiles, and Vornochs - something like a pterodactyl but meaner, bigger, and will sneak up on you. If you see it's shadow you'd better hide quick like.

BOOM BOOM GOES THE TIME BOMB
BOOM BOOM GOES THE TIME BOMB

The third environment is the Sky City. The stronghold of the Human Resistance, it is a beautiful city high above Arcadia and is made up of Air Ships. Once up in Sky City you will learn how to fly everything from a full on Dreadnought (a Destroyer Class Battleship) with a full crew, to a single person Pram (a single passenger death dart), to a jumper/rocket pack able to do small burst thrusts. The sky is vast and scattered with smaller Sky Towns. These make great pit stops to upgrade your ship, your crew, or spend some cash. But watch out! There are Sky Pirates everywhere. And remember we said aliens are in this game. So...there's that.

YOU'RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER GUN ON THIS ONE.
YOU'RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER GUN ON THIS ONE.

Listen to some of the music in the game by clicking the sound file below. The music was produced and scored by Mark Tarrant. His music has been on different shows like Dawson's Creek and Friday Night Lights, and in feature films such as Experiment 7, As Night Falls, and Frost Bite.

I MAKE MUSIC AND OTHER STUFF
I MAKE MUSIC AND OTHER STUFF

Your character awakens to a barrage of punches to the face while tied to a chair. Two very mean looking men are beating answers out of you. But you don't have any answers. You don't know anything. They finally leave the room and that's your chance to escape. Now hiding in a bathroom, this is your chance to create your character's looks, skill tree, class, and style. You change everything from nose to toes. And depending on the class you choose, specialty items will be sitting in a bag by the toilet that are yours.

Each class has its own special traits with which you can start the game. Because let's face it, this game is going to be amazing and super challenging. The classes are as follows:

These are just examples. You can level your character any way you want. And have them look any way you want. 

Choose wisely
Choose wisely

 A CREATURE CONTEST STARTING 10/18/13

A what you say? A creature contest. On 10/18/13 - 11/1/13 we will start a creature contest that YOU can vote on and the winner gets their design into the our game! 

The rules are simple:
1. Design, draw, paint, photoshop, z brush, or who ever you use sketch a creature and send it to spitballfrenzy@gmail.com 

2. The creature can be viciously gruesome, scary, or even cute. We don't care. You can even name it! (within reason).

We will post your pictures up with a number and let the backers, fans, friends, your family, or who ever vote on them. The creature with the most votes will be feature in our game. 

Voting will be done in the comments section. 

GET VOTING FOLKS! 

HERE ARE OUR FIRST SUBMISSIONS. THESE WILL BE UPDATED AS THEY COME IN. 

HURRY THE CONTEST ENDS ON NOVEMBER 1ST! 

1. THE ROCK SCORPION BY SCOTT FOLIC
2. THE HORN NOSE "MALE" BY CHRIS M.
3. THE GREY BACK KNEE KNOCKER BY ELIZABETH HENSTI

4. THE FALL CRAWLER BY KEN THEROIT

 5. SLUGGY BY BRIAN MOUNCE

6. THE BEETLE WASP BY DAVID GREEN

 7. BADASS BOB BY MELISSA CURTIS

There are a ton of other actors involved but we wanted to highlight a few and we are working on securing even more big names. 

THE TIERS: A VIDEO EXPLANTION

As you can see our Steampunk weaponry is awesome! 

THESE ARE SOME EXAMPLES! TAKE A LOOK! 

Lasers...
Lasers...
Telsa Electro Shooter
Telsa Electro Shooter
Charger Shock Gun
Charger Shock Gun

STRETCH GOALS

These are some extra DLC items we'd like to bring to YOU, the player if we reach our stretch goals. 

 BACKERS! YOU WANTED SOME VINES! HERE THEY ARE! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!!

                                   

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The biggest risk is going ahead with the idea that people will like what you have to offer them. Well, we're doing that. We want to give YOU the player the best game we can. And we will do everything in our power to meet all of our deadlines.

We are working with experienced game designers, programmers, level builders, and 2-D and 3-D artists. Our director has spent years leading teams into productions and has turned out successful and enjoyable products time and time again.

As any game developer or even production company will tell you, nothing is ever easy. But overcoming challenges, obstacles, and risks is what we do professionally.

All for YOU - the Player.

FAQ

  • In the event that a previous tier has sold out we will make an exception to a higher tier to fulfill all incentives of that tier. For example Tier "Is that a gun your pocket or are you just happy to shoot me" sells out and you have bought into the "Itty Bitty City Committee" Tier we will make an exception and create a prop gun for you.

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  • The tiers "The Arcadian" and "The Regal Arcadian" says you get the downloadable version of the game for "Xbox 360", "Xbox 1" and "PS4". The "AND" should be an "OR". Your choice for one. Not all three.

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  • No. We would love to, but we're focusing on forward thinking and we are working hard on creating Steam Works for the next generation of consoles. With the exception of Xbox 360.

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  • We are working hard on the game and want to make sure that is the most polished product we can deliver to insure that the updates will be few and far between.

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  • We want to give YOU the player the best experience for our open world game. At this time we are not focusing on a multi-player platform. But that is not to say that we wont be looking at that idea closer to the release of the game.

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  • Simply put. Yes. We should have the Mac and PC versions of the game available shortly after the release of the game if not at the same time. We have not listed that in our incentives as yet. But look forward to an update soon.

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    5...5 DOLLAR...5 DOLLAR SHOUT OOOUT! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You will receive a shout out on Twitter and Facebook. You will also receive limited edition Steam Works wallpaper!

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    THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR ROCKIN' <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You will receive custom kickstarter in game leather boots that add plus +20 to your carrying capacity. In addition you get the Rockin' audio CD and DRM-Free digital soundtrack. Put on your boots, roam around, while listening to the funky fresh rhymes of Arcadia! You will also receive all previous reward tiers while supplies last.

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    PLAY THE GAME IN THE GAME GAME!! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You will receive the Dead Man's Hand Card Game. Dead Man's Hand is the card game of choice for the roughnecks of Arcadia. You can gamble it up with Oil Men of Seraphim, Yellow Skulls, or in the comfort of your own home. For up to 6 players, cards and dice are included. Also Digitial Downloadable Concept Art sketchbook with printable JPEGS. You will also receive all previous reward tiers while supplies last.

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    A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND THANK YOU'S! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You will receive an Illustrated Sketchbook from the game. This will include all the concept artwork from the game such as schematics, character sketches, vehicles, locations, skyships, etc. You will also see your name in a special thank you section of the end credits. You will also receive all previous reward tiers while supplies last.

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    YOU'LL SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT KID!! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You get a one of a kind Steam Works gun prop. These are handmade at Red Gears Studios. These guns were used in the live action trailers. These are limited in quantity so act fast to get your favorite characters gun!! You will also receive all previous tier rewards.

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    HATS OFF TO YA!! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You get a custom made mini top-hat. This hat comes complete with classic steampunk flair. These are one of a kind original special edition 1-50. They were created by our very own master costume designer. For the males a custom eye patch or monocle. These will also be a one of a kind special edition. You will also receive all previous tier rewards while supplies last.

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    ORVILLE & WILBURS ENVY!! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You get to build and equip your own custom skyship. Name it, paint it, put grappling hooks on it, cannons, whatever you need. It also comes with your very own crew including flying sabotaging midgets. Sky Pirates don't stand a chance against you and your scurvy crew. You will also receive all previous reward tiers while supplies last.

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    SHIPS AHOY!! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You get a 15 inch 3-D model of YOUR customized ship. Yes the one YOU built and designed and equipped. You can paint it, put it in a fairly large bottle, take it in the tub with you...whatever you do with a 15 inch ship. You will also receive 5 extra Digital Downloadable copies of Steam Works to give to your friends or enemies (who will then become your friends). Plus all previous rewards tiers while supplies last.

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    WHO'S THAT...ME?? <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>> We will recreate your likeness in the game. You, yes YOU, your face will be in the game!! You will be a NPC roaming the city or desert. Be sure to find yourself. You will also receive all previous tier rewards while supplies last.

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    CREATURE FEATURE!! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You get to design a desert creature or alien that will be featured in the game. It can have horns, teeth, teeth horns, eight mouths, twenty seven eyes, or whatever you think is awesome (within reason). Try to keep it clean people. Go head to head with your master creation!! You will also get the 3-D model video of the design process plus a small picture book. You will also receive all previous reward tiers while supplies last, except for the "Who's that...Me??" Tier.

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    IS THAT A GUN IN YOUR POCKET...OR ARE YOU JUST HAPPY TO SHOOT ME? <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You get to design a one of a kind gun because you designed it. It can be anything within the lore of our game. It can be steampunk or alien. It can be a shotgun or a cross-bow or a rocket launcher. It can fire explosive rounds, or ten rounds at a time. It can fire an octopus. You can literally shoot an octopus with an octopus (there is an octopus in the game). You get the picture. The gun will be available in game for everyone to use and for them to find. But YOU will get a code to download your weapon so that you can use it immediately. You can even name it!! (within reason). You will also receive all previous reward tiers while supplies last except for the "Who's That..Me?" and "Creature Feature".

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    ITTY BITTY CITY COMMITEE!! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You get to design an ENTIRE bandit town!! Full of bandits for YOU to fight. You can design either a bunch of buildings, one giant building, a cave with rooms, or a hole in the desert. It is ENTIRELY YOURS to do with what you will. You will also get a CERTIFICATE OF DEED to your town. You can NAME the town and you get a mini digital sketchbook on the process of creating your town. You will also receive all previous reward tiers while supplies last and your choice of one of the three $1000 tiers.

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    WHAD'YA SAY?? <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>> EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!! It's YOUR voice we hear in our game...You get to do a voice over in our game!!! You get to be a character in Steam Works. Fly to our studio in sunny Florida hang out with us for the whole weekend and we will have you being a voice over Pro in no time!! (Travel is not included). You will also receive all previous reward tiers.

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    WHAD'YA SAY...WHEN THE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL RUNS OUT!!! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Same as the $5000 level, only with your travel paid for!! Stay in Sunny Florida for a weekend of fun, and voice a major part in the video game!! You will receive voice over credit AND a producer's credit. AWESOME!!!!

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    "THINGS GOT OUT OF CONTROL AND, UH... WE LOST DOUG" <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You get it all!!! Everything...AND you will go with us to DragonCon or the San Diego ComicCon...Ride in our limo, Hang out at the booth, Go to all the crazy after parties......and Rock-Out in general!!! There will only be two slots for this level...so get in while you can.

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