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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 9 2013 10:25 AM UTC +00:00

About

Project Updates:

Update #1 - New platform - OUYA! 

  • This is an Action RTS with RPG elements.
  • Save your home planet from annihilation.
  • Command a battalion of Drones, Droids, Troopers & other bots.
  • Take part in inter-planetary missions to destroy the enemy.
  • Engage in massive fire fights and cyber-hacking.
  • Develop strategy and battle management skills.
  • Both Single and Multi-player gameplay will be available.
  • (Almost) immediate Alpha access for Kickstarter backers.
  • For PC, Mac, Linux... and OUYA
  • HUGE possibilities for game expansion.
  • We need YOUR help to complete the game!

As the turn of a new millennium approaches, civil unrest and violence continues to intensify in Sektor 58, a solar system of habitable planets in a galaxy many light years away from our own.

The Syndicate of Nebula has ordered their warships to mobilize into a colossal Armada to attack and destroy the Planet of Zeostra, the headquarters and home of 'The Resistance'. Intelligence from infiltrators' suggests that this assault could be imminent.

Action has to be taken before it is too late. It could mean the annihilation of the Resistance, a rebel movement formed from an alien civilization called the Xorions, who ruled Sektor 58 for almost 3000 years until the Syndicate invasion.

In response, Resistance Generals begin to compile elite battalions of fighters to be sent on inter-planetary missions to locate and destroy Syndicate bases, all their assets and crucially, their 'command Bots', self-aware devices that control Syndicate warships from the ground. The aim... to cripple the Armada and stop the destruction of their planet.

You are The Resistance. The battle begins...

Sektor 58 is a game that we have been wanting to make for a very VERY long time. It's going to be an Action RTS game (with some RPG elements) with an emphasis on battles, strategy and character progression ...and there will be both single and multi-player versions of the game available for PC, Mac, Linux and OUYA.

Single-Player Details:

In the Single-player game you will follow the core story and command a Battalion of Resistance fighters consisting of Drones, Droids, Troopers and other Bots. You will be helping to destroy the Syndicate of Nebula's armada of warships and avoid the impending attack on your home planet.

You'll receive incoming communications from Resistance HQ and will have to follow their directives, moving from planet to planet within Sektor 58, annihilating Syndicate Bases, their Command Bots, and other assets.

The battles will be epic and intense, with massive fire fights against increasingly powerful opposition with more advanced AI, that will test your strategy, tactics, skill and wit ...to the limit.

As you progress, you will be able to acquire new skills, equipment, weapons and fighters that will help enhance your ability as Commander as well as the capabilities of your Battalion.

In order to complete missions successfully, you will need to:

  • Engage in fierce fire-fights, outwit and overcome Syndicate forces in various combat scenarios.
  • Hack into Syndicate Cyber-Systems enabling you to take control of their bots (which you can then use against them!).
  • Arm your battalion with powerful futuristic weaponry which will give you the ability to wield monumental destructive power.
  • Request 'orbital drops' of backup fighters from your Transporter in order to gain the upper hand over the enemy.
  • Make tough tactical decisions and use effective battle management skills.

The ultimate aim is to destroy all Syndicate assets, cripple their fleet of warships, then wipe out the ‘Leadership’ in a final showdown aboard their 'Mother Ship'.

Multi-Player Details:

After honing your skills with the single-player game, you will be able to challenge friends, family, or other 'Sektor 58' players (via auto-match, email invite or Facebook) to take you on in battle, with one side playing the role of the Resistance and the other, The Syndicate.

These battles will be 'one-time' events and wont impact your progress in the main game, other than making you a more efficient battle commander.

Multi-player will be a lot of fun as you will be able to attack and destroy your opponents' battalions, turn their drones against them, out manoeuvre them …and you'll be able to use weapons and bots you earned in the single-player mode in order to help you do this.

The game is going to be awesome...but... all of the above is just the beginning…

We have plans for Sektor 58... And they are BIG.

The funds that we have asked for will allow us to finish and release both the single-player and multi-player games that we have outlined above.

We have made incredible progress over the past few months and have been burning the midnight oil (as well as a big pile of cash) to get the game to this stage.

Because we're not a well known studio, we felt that it was important to have more than just a concept to show the Kickstarter community, and to prove that we know what we're doing. As such, we have invested heavily in producing an initial playable version of the game - and that is what you can see in the videos.

...but now we (really) need YOUR backing.

"So why do you need my help? ...and what will my money be used for?" 

Simply put... in order to progress to Beta, and then to launch, we need more resources and more talent!

First and foremost, we will need to hire two more (VERY competent) designers to help create the planetary environments.  

Your Battalion will move from planet to planet, and each planet will have a different climate and environment depending on it's location within the Sektor 58 solar system. So we will have 'Mars-like' arid environments, Rainforest environments, metropolis environments (as some battles will take place within alien-like cities.) And that is just a start. All of this will cost a lot of money to develop.

You can see a preview of the Alpha in the below video as it stands at the moment. The environment/backdrop here is essentially a placeholder to demonstrate the game play mechanics. (Skip ahead to the 4:00 mark as the real action starts here)

In addition, we need a UI designer, an extra programmer (or possibly two), and a sprinkling of voice and audio talent. We want to make the game as exciting to play and visually appealing as possible...and we'll need all of the above to achieve that.

What we promise is this --- If the project is funded, we’ll work night and day to deliver the finished game, and we'll get it done FAST (more details on that in a moment.)

However...

Our real aim is to take the Sektor 58 experience and turn it into something extraordinary. 

(ie. Stretch Goals)

We want to...

  • Create a community (well, two communities to be exact) in the solar system of Sektor58 where you'll need to make a conscience decision whether to be good or evil (i.e. whether to join The Syndicate... or  join the Resistance)
  • Turn this into an on-going galactic saga, where players can plot against each other, plan attacks, collaborate with other battalions of the same faction, roam Sektor 58 battling for control of planets, moons, asteroid belts and other assets… and more.  Essentially, there will be an on-going tussle between Syndicate and Resistance over who ultimately controls Sektor 58.
  • We also want to take the fight into other dimensions, star systems and galaxies and create additional types of battle and war scenarios.
  • We want to develop many more assets... characters, additional weapons, introduce character customization, further environments, enhance the role playing elements of the game…and so much more.

There are endless possibilities for expansion and the more money we can raise, the deeper the game experience will become.

If we reach our initial funding target, (or if we start getting close to it), then we'll begin laying out the stretch goals in more detail.

...and if you were to get additional funding, wont it take longer to release the game?

Well, here's the plan…

The £45,000 goal (roughly $70,000 USD) will be sufficient funding to complete and release the single and multi-player versions as described above in the ‘Game Overview’ section.

We are hoping to release them pretty quickly. We’re going to set a time frame of 5 months (October 2013) for PC, Mac and Linux completion (to be safe). But realistically, it should be more like 3 months from the end of the Kickstarter campaign (August 2013). We’ll have the funds to hire the talent we need in order to rapidly speed up development whilst maintaining a high level of quality.

(Note: The OUYA version will follow about 30 - 45 days after the release of the PC, Mac and Linux versions.)

Then, if we get additional funding, we will release additional game updates and expansions throughout the year...and hopefully beyond. It will be an ever-evolving project. What these updates will be and when they will happen depends on what happens in this campaign!

Make a Pledge... Get an edge. 

(Alpha Access)

The Sektor 58 Alpha is very close to being at a point where we can distribute it, and we should have it ready to be released to all backers almost immediately after the campaign is complete.

No matter what size of pledge you make, the alpha will be in your hands by late May 2013 (if we're successfully funded).

Not that Alpha will only be available for PC, Mac and Linux.

Here are some examples of characters and assets from the game (both concept and actual)...

We want YOU involved!

We are creating this game for you... and so we really want your input in deciding where this game should go. We'll be setting up a Sektor 58 forum where we can all discuss ideas, direction and development.

We've been wanting to do this for a LONG time...

Honestly, we have wanted to make this game for years. We have made amazing progress over the past few months and like we said, have the Alpha almost ready. However, we need YOUR help to complete the full game, get it launched and make it everything we know it can be… and beyond.

But who is Crowdcell ??

We are an 8 person indie studio located in Central London, UK,  with many years experience in game creation (hopefully the videos will prove that) ...but have only recently had the opportunity to begin development on Sektor 58 because we've been tied up with client projects for far too long. (They are all under NDA's so can't tell you much about them unfortunately... although wish we could - it would certainly help the cause!)

...but just to reiterate, this is exactly why we have invested so much time and money into proving to you, and the rest of the Kickstarter community that we REALLY know what we’re doing by getting Sektor 58 to a considerably more advanced stage than most crowdfunding campaigns do when launched.

What can I do to help?

We hope you can support us - we’d really appreciate it. Please, please pledge... and please spread the word and tell your friends, family, community (or indeed anyone!) about this project.

Also, be sure to check the rewards we have lined up for backers below.

Thank you - and we look forward to seeing you in the forum!

Website: www.Sektor58.com

Rewards Notes: 

1. We are currently getting 3D models printed which will be used to create the silver, gold and platinum game character miniatures. We will post an update on this soon.

2. We are working on the Backer-only weapons and characters and will post an update on these too, in the next few days.

3. As we are a UK company the pledges need to be in GBP (UK pounds). At the current exchange rate for USD, multiply pledge amounts by 1.5 (for example: £9 x 1.5 = $13.50). For EUR multiply by 1.2 (for example: £9 x 1.2 = €10.80)

4. Each pledge level will have the option to get the OUYA version of the game. We only added it after campaign launch and can't update the rewards after doing so.

Risks and challenges

We have a very talented team to create this game. We have the best graphical artists in the business and our programmers have years of game development experience. Creating a game like this and making it REALLY good will not be a problem. As you can see, we have a playable game already and if we were to receive the funds that we are asking for, game expansion and completion will not be far away.

However, during developments like this there can always be unforeseen issues that could lengthen the development time. If anything were to happen that could impact the promised release date of the game... and the delivery of the rewards, we have the experience to get through difficulties such as this. The risk of non-delivery is very small. We have been wanting to make this game for many years, are a long way into development... and frankly, we will not allow anything to stand in our way of finishing the game, if we raise the required funds to complete it! Of course, we hope there will be no issues!

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Funding period

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