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$60
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
3
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, September 29 2017 4:05 PM UTC +00:00

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Summary

Beware of the Swarm is a Space Dogfighter in Room Scale VR. You progress through a single-player campaign defending humanity from a powerful alien foe “the Swarm.” Beware of the Swarm is being designed for players using the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift with Touch controllers. You control the direction and movement of your space ship using these motion controllers. These special VR controllers also operate your offensive weapons and your mineral collecting ability which is one of the core functions of your spaceship. It is highly unlikely you have ever played a game anything like this. It is designed specifically for VR the controls are adapted to fully engage you.

Goal

We currently have a working, playable, prototype but we would like to fill the game with hours of fun and engaging content. This takes time and money. If we are able to make our goal, we will have enough funding to complete our mission so you can start yours.

Estimated Release Date: Early 2018

Your Spaceship

You’re armed to the teeth with projectile cannons, homing missiles, proximity mines and laser defense turrets. Using the latest in reaction control systems, fly your ship as intuitively as point and go. You're equipped with a mining relay, this will collect minerals from asteroids and transfer them to the collection ship.

Your Challenge

You have been sent on a mission to collect mineral deposits from a nearby asteroid field, however, an alien force has arrived and is collecting all of our resources. You must stop them, and prevent them from stealing these vital minerals! Collect as many minerals as you can while defending yourself and the mineral deposits from the waves of enemies that increase in number the longer you survive.

In small numbers they’re goofy and easy to explode, but they don’t really come in small numbers. Are you ready to take on large swarms of killer alien robots?

Enemies

Alien Worker
Alien Worker

These guys go straight for the minerals, they steal resources that charge the alien superweapon.

Alien Thorn
Alien Thorn

Fast, small, numerous. These guys form clouds, and charge at their foe.

Alien Fighter
Alien Fighter

Fast and armed with an autocannon, fighters will keep you moving.

Alien Tank
Alien Tank

Slow, heavily armed and armored. These bullet sponges pack a wallop with their explosive shells and rockets.

Alien Battleship
Alien Battleship

This is a giant laser with a warp engine and a few turrets slapped on. The primary weapon is capable of instantly frying most anything it's pointed at. It's good idea to stay out of it's path.

Alien Mothership
Alien Mothership

These massive spaceships are capable of interstellar travel and produce drone fleets to procure resources for the aliens, and subdue any threats to their interests. The center of the ship is a particle relay, workers connect with the relay to absorb resources. When enough resources are collected, the relay is capable of emitting a powerful burst that could vaporize the moon.

You are not alone

Your Carrier
Your Carrier

Alongside your ship, you have your carrier. She has all the comforts you need for long term space living, she can repair your ship, and she’s armed with a smaller particle relay capable of fighting off motherships. Charge your relay by flying near asteroids, you will begin mining them automatically.

Stretch Goals

Above $6,000 We’ll expand the campaign, add more content. We’ll release the base game, and send this extra content in future updates.

$30,000 Multiplayer support We think the game would be a lot of fun to play against other humans, If we can get enough funding we’ll make this a multiplayer game. We’ll release the game at the scheduled time, then include multiplayer in a future update.

 

Risks and challenges

We have a working prototype of the base game, our core mechanics are fleshed out but the game still needs finessing and a more interactive campaign as well as time to alter after more extensive play-testing. We are working full time to complete this project and wish to get it released before the end of the year. We believe with your help and enthusiasm we can accomplish these challenges.

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