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GalaCollider is a game of immense depth and replayability. It is an approachable, intuitive sci-fi game set billions of years in the future, in a time when Earth is but a distant memory and our galaxy is in the midst of a multi-million year collision with Andromeda.

We took the best from many of our favorite games and forged them together with an unparalleled quest for beauty and sophistication.

GalaCollider is a card game, played on an ever-changing starmap. Command your fleet and lead them to triumph with three different ways to win. Modify and adapt your strategy on the fly by researching new cards to put into your deck. Scout your enemies, anticipate their moves, and bluff your way to victory.

Newcomers to the genre will find our game easy to pick up but challenging to master. Join us as we craft our tale through the stars.

To learn more, watch this video by Tiny Grimes.

GamersObservation also did an excellent breakdown and preview of GalaCollider:

GalaCollider creates a deep strategy experience. In a typical game, players begin on their Core World with two lonely colony ships. From humble beginnings, you can explore exciting and potentially dangerous sectors, exploit their resources, and expand your empire. When you meet your opponents in war, every move can turn the tide in nail biting tactical battles. Your early game economy might be your foundation, but outwitting and adapting to your opponent's strategies can win the day through one of three win conditions: conquering your opponent’s Core World, contesting all of their sectors, or amassing enough victory points.

Zoomed out so that I can decide how best to expand my empire.
Zoomed out so that I can decide how best to expand my empire.

Ship cards played from your hand will leave your deck and become 3D models on the map. Move your ships around to explore, invade, and fight. Manage your resources wisely as you make tough choices like whether to spend research to draw more cards, or buying new ones. Battles involve important tactical decisions where players must decide which ships to attack, and which types of ships to build to counter their opponent.

Forces gather around a planet for a fight!
Forces gather around a planet for a fight!

Features

  • 4X meets digital card game. GalaCollider fuses the conquest of 4X games with the deckbuilding and drafting elements of digital card games, creating a new genre with the best aspects of each.
  • Modify your deck in game. Build your deck and seed your technology pool before each game with your favorite strategies. Then, modify your deck as you play to adapt your deck and beat your opponents. 
  • Play at your own pace. Optional turn timer allows for either long, calculated matches over several days or for quicker, casual skirmishes that you can play in a single sitting. 
  • Asymmetrical factions. Conquer the galaxy as the quick, alien Sylith faction or the steadfast, human-descended Coalition, and stand your ground as more factions join the fray post-release. 
  • Simultaneous turns. Simultaneous turns speed up gameplay and reduce waiting time to a minimum, and makes the game easily scalable for new game modes with many players on the same map. 
  • Co-author the story. Player interactions, tournament and event outcomes will directly influence the story of GalaCollider and future events. 
  • Constantly Evolving. As the story unfolds, players will be challenged to play the game in new ways, in constantly changing territories of space. The metagame will stay fresh as your tactics evolve and adapt to the regular releases of new cards, new mechanics, new game modes (various team, co-op, solo modes of play etc.), and new maps that promote different strategies. 
  • Expandable, NOT collectible. GalaCollider is NOT a collectible card game with random card packs. The type and amount of cards in every set and pack is predetermined and known to players. However you choose to acquire new cards, you’ll know exactly what you’ll receive, letting you deckbuild better for less. 
  • Free Starter Decks for every faction. All players receive Starter Decks for each faction as they are released, for free. 
  • Choose how to acquire new cards. Additional cards and packs can be acquired with in-game currency, gained through gameplay and or purchased from the in-game store. 
  • Regular release cycles. Each release cycle of cards will explore a different theme and showcase new mechanics, opening up fresh strategies for you to discover and master. 
  • An equal playing field. Free to play players will be able to build competitive decks by making smart pack purchasing choices with in-game currency earned through play. Conversely, paying players will have access to the full range of cards and will be able to explore an immensely rich deck building experience. 
Watch these videos from Trevor, our Game Developer, explaining the basics of gameplay and combat:


 

You can play with a pre-made starter deck, or you can build your own. When deck building, you will select cards for your Main Deck as well as for your Techpool. Your Techpool allows you to seed your Main Deck with new cards during a match, so you can you further your strategies or pivot entirely to adapt to your opponent.

A sample Techpool in-game
A sample Techpool in-game

The decks of every starting faction offer highly varied play styles, allowing for everything from fast and aggressive moves to careful and defensive plays. Build a custom deck around your favorite strategies, and then customize your Techpool for a calculated and devastating win.

Coalition and Sylith Core Worlds from the in-game demo decks
Coalition and Sylith Core Worlds from the in-game demo decks

Core Worlds: When building your deck you first select a Core World. Core Worlds have a unique ability and establish the size of your Techpool, your minimum deck size and how many cards from other factions you are allowed to incorporate.

Starter Decks: Starter Decks are free, complete playable decks which allow you to play any alien faction. These are particularly suited to learning to play GalaCollider and for testing out some of the unique features of each faction.

Core Set: Each faction comes with a Core Set of cards. The Starter Deck is a well-rounded selection of cards from the Core Set. In order to access all of a faction's Core Set cards, players can unlock it through play or purchase. Once you unlock a faction’s Core Set you can deck build and customize your Starter Deck to your liking.

Expansion Packs (X-Packs): The game will evolve over time, with pack releases at regular intervals. One of our favorite things about GalaCollider is that you always know exactly what cards are in each X-Pack, it’s never random. The small format of X-Packs make it easy for you to unlock specific cards or supplement your favorite factions with new cards from another faction.

Deluxe Set: Between cycles we will release Deluxe Sets These may introduce an entirely new faction or a substantial enhancement to the game, like a brand new card type. Like X-Packs, the contents of these are always visible. Deluxe Sets are much larger than X-Packs but we won’t be releasing more than two of these majorly game changing sets each year.

GalaCollider’s art style strives for minimalism, elegance, and sophistication. (You can take a closer look at our some of our inspirations on our pinterest page). 

3D model of a class of Sylith frigates
3D model of a class of Sylith frigates
We're creating a platform for exceptional artists to showcase their amazing talent. Each card will be viewable with its full art on display. We are working with an international artist team that already counts more than 20 artists from around the world.


A mockup of our UI that will be implemented when we hit its stretch goal
A mockup of our UI that will be implemented when we hit its stretch goal
We're working with dozens of high-caliber artists to bring you the richest experience possible.
We're working with dozens of high-caliber artists to bring you the richest experience possible.
For a quick overview of our lore, watch this fun fan made video by GamersObservation:


Welcome to where worlds collide. Four billion years in the future, Earth is a lost memory, eons ago devoured by the same sun that gave it life. The Milky Way is in the middle of a multi-million year collision with it’s neighboring galaxy, Andromeda, stirring distant alien factions to sound the drums of war.

Gomeish Warrior
Gomeish Warrior
The Coalition of the Milky Way is the begrudging alliance formed between the various species that descended from humankind. Having abandoned the Earth and their home system long ago, each Sapien settlement took a different evolutionary and cultural path to prosperity. After the Milky Way’s collision with Andromeda threatened many of their core worlds, the Coalition was formed to colonize new sectors. During an exploratory mission, the Coalition discovered a truly alien civilization. This external threat spurred the Coalition to quickly amass a unified military force to defend their people from these aggressors called the Sylith.

Sylith Elder
Sylith Elder

Quietly nestled in the arms of Andromeda, the Sylith survived the environmental changes on their core world, Elgyin, not by abandoning it, but by adapting and moving their cities underground. Viewing their survival as a divine act by their goddess Hathstī, the Sylith saw it as their destiny to seek out natural power sources and to protect Andromeda - the celestial body of Hathstī - from harm, both cosmic and alien. Blessed by Hathstī, the Sylith are capable of influencing the motion of celestial bodies. With this power the safety of their core worlds was guaranteed. However, when an alien faction of Sapiens made contact, it became clear that the Sapiens were an egocentric species. There could be no peace in the Void so long as the Sapiens remained. 

As a thank you for helping us to realize GalaCollider, we’ve designed our tiers so that you get truly amazing deals. Our pledge tiers have discounts of up to 70%! We want to give you, the players, the best quality product for the lowest price, but that means we need your support right now to make this dream come true. We’re a small indie startup and we can’t do this without you!

Our pledge rewards unlock content in the game. As part of an effort to make the pledges easier to understand, we’ve increased the amount of content you’ll receive at the $25-$100 tiers, beyond what is listed on the sidebar.

Here is a simple overview of what you get:

If you pledge at least $5 you will get Closed Beta access with both Starter Decks. If you pledge $15 you will receive one faction’s Core Set of your choice, which can be used to build a custom deck. Pledges at the $25-$100 tiers will now get two Core Sets instead of one, for permanent deck customization.

All X-Packs, Deluxe Sets, and Tickets are for future content that will be added to the game after the Closed Beta and spread out over time. Your account will be credited for this content, and you will be able to unlock your rewards for this content as it released. The four Core Set rewards at the $500+ level can be used to unlock the Core Sets for the starting factions, and for future factions when they are released.

 
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As we reach achievement goals above, the following bonus content will be unlocked for all:

If our project reaches its goal early we will offer various add ons! Stay tuned.

We’ve shared the first several stretch goals we have planned. More will be unlocked as our Kickstarter gets funded. The first couple of stretch goals are dedicated to permanently increasing the size of the Core Sets, giving you more deckbuilding options early on. Our Core Set begins at 100 cards, we’ve got all the designs ready, but high quality art isn’t cheap - help us make 200 and everyone benefits!

We already have a lot planned for this great game. How soon we can implement these features depends directly on how well supported our Kickstarter campaign is. As each stretch goal is unlocked, that feature will no longer be a “future plan” and instead become a guaranteed component of the game!

New card types

Currently we have 3 card types available in your deck.
Currently we have 3 card types available in your deck.

Right now there are three types of cards in the game: Ships, Developments and Operations. But we don’t want to stop there. We want to add Spies, Heroes, Ground Forces, Diplomacy, and Ship Modification cards (or Mods for short). Each new card type opens up a whole sphere of divergent gameplay and deck building strategies; and this is just the beginning.

Many unique and exciting card types are planned for the game's future... Help ensure these are added in!
Many unique and exciting card types are planned for the game's future... Help ensure these are added in!

Improved UI

How our current UI looks like with only 1 zoom level
How our current UI looks like with only 1 zoom level
Our prototype UI that will be implemented if we hit our stretch goal
Our prototype UI that will be implemented if we hit our stretch goal

Right now our UI is very functional, but it can be even better. We have designed and prototyped a 3-layered zoom system that will let you wheel or pinch your way up and down, into and out of the galaxy right down to the orbital battle level.

Android, iPhone and other tablets / mobile devices

We have an immediate stretch goal for Android tablets, but in the future we also plan on supporting tablets and mobile phone devices.

AI and Single player mode 

We realize some people love playing against the AI, especially when learning the game. With enough funds and interest we will add a single player mode to the game. As well as other non-player characters like Pirates, Minor Powers, Mercenaries and invading Monsters.

Tournaments and drafting

Tournaments and a Drafting format are super fun and a high priority in our plans for the future of GalaCollider. To support tournaments we want to implement integration with Twitch, spectating, commentating and game replays. We’ve got the originator of Magic the Gathering Pro Tour, Skaff Elias on the team helping to ensure that GalaCollider has an excellent competitive play component.

More factions!

We start with two, but as the story unfolds we will meet more alien factions. Each faction will play differently than the others. You can mix some cards from a different faction into your deck, but generally speaking, playing a different faction will significantly change how you play and deck build.

We realize that 70k for a software project is not a lot. We've gotten to this point by combining funds from over a dozen committed advocates. We raised and utilized as effectively as possible our seed capital. With our initial funding we were able to build the functional core of the game, a playable pre-Beta. The majority of our team is working on the project for revenue shares or as advisers. This let’s us produce high quality even when on a tight budget. But we need your help to really take this game to the next level.

If we are raise no more than 70k we will absolutely release the game, but with the minimum number of features and then enhance it later as the game evolves. Our pre-beta is a shell that is missing better design and a working back-end. The minimum 70k is what we need to pay for all the artwork of the cards, to finish the deck-builder and release the game initially.

We’ve structured the project in such a way that it is highly scalable, with each stretch goal we add more features to the game and can support a larger team. Help us to make this game as big and successful as it can be.

Our team has worked for and with countless major brands and games such as:

We also have a wonderful playtest and bugtesting team in place to ensure GalaCollider is fun, balanced, and bug free!
We also have a wonderful playtest and bugtesting team in place to ensure GalaCollider is fun, balanced, and bug free!

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We took the best from many of our favorite games and forged them together with an unparalleled quest for beauty and sophistication.

GalaCollider is a card game, played on an ever-changing starmap. Command your fleet and lead them to triumph with three different ways to win. Modify and adapt your strategy on the fly by researching new cards to put into your deck. Scout your enemies, anticipate their moves, and bluff your way to victory.

Newcomers to the genre will find our game easy to pick up but challenging to master. Join us as we craft our tale through the stars.

GalaCollider / Gala Collider is a game by NeoCrux / Neo Crux

Risks and challenges

With game development, there are always things that can go wrong. However, we here at NeoCrux have created a strong and passionate team to create GalaCollider. All told, the team has over 50 years of collective experience making and shipping games and has collectively shipped 100+ titles. Our team has a vast pool of experience to help us fully realize GalaCollider.

As avid Kickstarter backers ourselves, we know what it feels like for a crowdfunded game to be continually pushed back. To mitigate this, we’ve already created a playable Pre-Beta and have a scalable design, so feature creep and deadline extensions will be a low risk for us. Kickstarter will give us that final push we need to polish up the game, add more features, and have it ready for launch!

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