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Arctic Infiltration: A suspenseful tactical underwater game

A first-person vehicular game in which you descend, many miles, below the arctic surface and infiltrate a terrorist facility run by AI.

Arctic Infiltration: A suspenseful tactical underwater game

A first-person vehicular game in which you descend, many miles, below the arctic surface and infiltrate a terrorist facility run by AI.

AU$ 571
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, October 2 2019 1:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Descend, many miles, below the arctic surface!

Coming to PC, Arctic Infiltration is a 1st person vehicular game in which you descend, many miles, below the arctic surface and infiltrate a terrorist facility run by AI.

Pilot a heavily armed submersible and explore interconnected passages. Pitch, yaw and strafe your way under water as you explore a terrorist hideout. Go full force with a wide variety of weaponry, or strategically combine them to defeat enemies as you experience this dark, claustrophobic and intense counter terrorism mission. Use your gadgets to free hostages, cut through ice and solve puzzles, find your objectives and eliminate the threat.

If you'd like to experience controlling a submersible underwater, our team has put together an early demo to showcase the suspense in Arctic Infiltration. Try it out and let us know what you think: download.

FEATURES LIST

  • 360 degrees submersible combat against unique AI enemies and bosses.
  • State of the art 3D environments and enemies.
  • Weapons to wreak havoc on your enemies.
  • Gadgets to outsmart your enemies and infiltrate the facility with.
  • A haunting soundtrack and equally thrilling atmosphere.

We started experimenting with controlling a ship from a 1st person cockpit view, and decided to set the game underwater. Inspired by such games as Descent, we felt that controlling a submersible armed with weapons and gadgets in an underwater setting added atmosphere, claustrophobia and tension to the 1st person vehicular game genre.

The Arctic setting also allows us to create some striking visuals and give the player a feeling of coldness and isolation. In the game, you are part of a squad of attack submersibles sent on a mission to stop terrorists who have commandeered an underwater military facility in Antarctica. When your team is wiped out, you must heroically complete the mission on your own. The goal is to take the player on a single player journey with action and suspense leading to a climactic showdown with the terrorists as they attempt to launch a nuclear missile strike.

NOVUS ONE: MILITARY BASE 

As the game starts, terrorists detonate a nuclear explosion to thwart any attempts to stop them. This permeates the environments with deadly radiation that must be avoided, and plunges the military base underwater, crumbling apart as you explore and progress. The aim is to create a vibe of tension and suspense, as you pilot your submersible alone through the game. 

The enormous clandestine military facility features underwater caves, maintenance tunnels, weapons systems, missile silos, medical bays, recreation areas, hangar bays, crew quarters and more. Each part with their own secrets for you to find out.  

BATTLES: COMBAT AND ENEMIES

With infiltration comes enemies. To make sure their mission will be completed and your mission will fail, the terrorists sent out their own AI controlled ships and robots. You can take them out, outsmart them or sneak behind them without being seen. It's up to you to choose your combat style during your mission. 

Full force? No problem, the submersible got you covered with a set of different weapons to choose from to wreck havoc on your enemies.

Tactical? Don't want to get discovered? Sure, the submersible provides you with gadgets. It's up to you to use them strategically to outsmart your enemies.

PUZZLES: INFILTRATION AND THREATS 

To spice up the action and exploration, puzzles must be solved in order to progress. Using either the robotic arm to manipulate items - or the hydraulic drill to cut through weak areas of ice, there are scenarios in the game where you must solve puzzles. For example, to gain access through a locked door, power must be restored. Explore the area to find a power conduit, collect it using the robotic arm, and carefully slide it into an open slot on a power generator to activate it.

Marty Howe – Director: A self taught game developer, Marty started his career making Quake and Unreal mods and posting them online. He then relocated from Australia to Finland to create levels for the iconic Max Payne. After spending several years in the Australian Video Games scene and shipping action games on PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Wii platforms – he now operates his own studio to develop titles for PC, console and VR.

Abel Pandian – Programming: A specialist in AI, Engine and Gameplay programming, after graduating from the Academy of Interactive Entertainment Australia, Abel worked at Trickstar Games where he shipped action games on PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Android platforms and most recently has developed 2 games by himself.

Alexander Apeshin – Artist: After graduating College, Alexander quickly progressed from entry level Graphic Designer to a Lead position. Attaining years of experience in the field, he now works independently as a freelancer. Alex is a specialist in concept art, illustration, matte painting, raster and vector drawing as well as traditional hand drawing. You can see Alexander's work here.

Brian Fairbanks - Audio: After graduating Murdoch University Australia, Brian's career has encompassed music teaching, freelance, audio creation for radio, sound effects and has composed music for games on PC, Xbox, PlayStation and VR platforms. You can listen to Brian's work here.

As most game development teams we've been developing Arctic Infiltration with our own money for many months. To complete the game and deliver an experience with more scope we need your help! Ideally we would love to release the game on multiple platforms and deliver a VR version. We also think that Kickstarter is a great way to gain a community and engage with the players, listen to suggestions and feedback to help us polish and refine the game collaboratively with you! 

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DEVELOPMENT ROAD

Risks and challenges

Every unfinished game has risks, but as individual team members we have years of experience working within established companies and delivering assets and games for PC and console on time.

We are creating the game using an established engine (Unreal Engine 4) with a clear, concise vision of the end product. Our schedule has each team member allocated tasks and due dates and we've included 2 months buffer at the end of the project. Should any unforeseen circumstances cause any hindrance or delay in us delivering the project as promised.

We will regularly post updates to show you our progress and regularly solicit your feedback and input during the project.

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