Building the next evolutionary step for chess engineered to be chaotic, challenging, fun, and promoted globally on multiple platforms
STRA-TACTICS™ is a game of strategic and tactical thinking for the 21st century. Whereas chess served the time of Kings, Knights, Sultans and Lords, STRA-TACTICS™ is designed for the global economic political world we live in today. "The Logical Evolution of Chess"
A turn based game for up to four (4) players in which a player defends his/her capital while attempting to outright destroy, capture or neutralize their opponents. Each of the four (4) sides start out with an 18-piece set consisting of institutions and citizens. Each game piece is designed to reflect a certain philosophy and/or entity within the global context of the game. In the game, players will be able to promote citizens, take control of other opponents and blindside others.
The introduction of Covert (C) and Overt (O) actions by way of C and O designations at the base of each game piece; along with the element of chance, by way of the 4-sided die, has rendered traditional Chess strategies obsolete.
Now the game is more challenging, but ends quicker; more chaotic, but requires brinkmanship; and now, even a beginner has a chance against a ranked Grand Master.
Will you defeat an opponent with your "overt" Scholars and run the risk of strengthening one of your adversaries? Will you use a "covert" attack with your Executives to place additional playing pieces at your disposal? Or will chance undermine all of your well laid strategies?
The digital version of STRA-TACTICS™ has been under development for the past 4 months. The entire project to this point has and is being funded out of pocket (credit cards, 401k breakage, IOUs, personal loans, etc.) our way of “Burn the Ships” akin to the Conquistadors. My team and I are now at a critical stage of development and in order to complete STRA-TACTICS™ the way it was envisioned, we require more funds than we can obtain on our own. So we have launched this KickStarter crowd funding campaign.
This campaign is designed to achieve two goals; secure funding to complete STRA-TACTICS™ and show that there is a community that will support abstract strategy games like STRA-TACTICS™.
BY PLEDGING You will make it possible for STRA-TACTICS™ to be made the way it was envisioned. Players will have the option to play in the Traditional or Fantasy mode as well as a Team mode. Your donations will make it possible to create different final victory cinematic cut-scenes that visually demonstrate how the other players were vanquished. STRA-TACTICS™ will be able to be offered in at least 5 languages, released on PC/MAC/ iOS platforms along with a basic tutorial Artificial Intelligence. Plus it will be possible to produce the first run of STRA-TACTICS™ Tournament Board Game box sets.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the way KickStarter works; individuals or groups pledge funds at different levels and if the campaign is successful they will receive an award based on their pledge level. There are two important factors concerning pledges:
ONE is the fact that your account is not debited (charged) until the end of the campaign and only then will it be charged if the pledge goal is achieved. It is an all or nothing system, either we hit the goal and get funded or we receive nothing.
THE SECOND important factor is the number of supporters. A campaign is considered very successful when it reaches its goal by small pledges, especially the pledges that are for the game itself. A $15 pledge is just as important as a $350 pledge, especially if its twenty-four $15 pledges verses one for $350.
BECAUSE WITH A SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN, Grunt Corps will have the clout and ability to approach military schools, chess clubs, universities, etc. and say, “Here is the logical evolution of Chess, a game that is chaotic, challenging, fun and develops critical thinking and decision making skills needed for the 21st century & beyond- and we're not just saying it, thousands of others are too.”
In the beginning, a team of animators heard of our projected and went “Airborne” and jumped in.
For the last four months, a small team hidden away in Argentina has been developing STRA-TACTICS™
This project is proudly participating in the “Kicking it Forward” program, whereby 5% of the profit from this project will be used as pledges for other Kickstarter projects, in support of the KickStarter community
IF WE EXCEED OUR GOAL, those additional funds will be used to enhance STRA-TACTICS™ and your playing experience even more. We have additional things we would like to accomplish which we have listed as Stretch Goals.
Thank you for stopping by and reading about our project. We are honored and privileged to be in this position to present our work here at Kickstarter. If you decide to donate, thank you again! This game will not reach its full potential without the help of the backers and we sincerely appreciate everyone who takes part in making STRA-TACTICS™ come to life. We will do our best to make our game chaotic, challenging and fun for everyone. So thanks for a third time for taking the time to visit our site and for any support you may provide. We can't express our gratitude enough for this chance.
No. Only you and the project creator can see your pledge amount.
No. Your credit card will only be charged if we meet our final goal.
Only once our goal is met can we offer you the rewards we promise. If we meet our goal, we will aim to deliver by the dates under each prize. The more our campaign is funded, the greater the likelihood for EARLY delivery
Easy, there is a button that you can select if you don’t want the reward.
YES! Kickstarter allows us to raise as much money as possible as long as we do that before the deadline. We are working with a tight budget, so exceeding the goal will mean upgrades to the game and addition opportunities for reward levels.
YES! Once you donate you may change your pledge level to a different one. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. When you go to our campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button would have been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new reward.
YES! If you would like to donate but give your reward to someone as a gift, go through all the normal process of making a donation in your name (for billing purposes, this action must be in your name). Once our goal is met and we are ready to send you the rewards, we will send you a message on Kickstarter (which is forwarded to the email address you provided). At that time, you can send us the gift recipient’s information, and any note you’d like to include. We’ll make sure they get the reward.
If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, we will not receive anything from the kickstarter campaign and will have to start over in our plan to go forward with the basic game and hope to raise funds elsewhere to make a better project. Your card won't be charged.
Every dollar (minus Kickstarter’s fees) will go directly towards the creation of this project.
Yes. You can pledge from anywhere.
The campaign, when launched, was originally for just the digital version, which will be available on all three platforms; PC, MAC, and iOS. The only available board games were the 20 special edition sets offered at the LIAISON and AMBASSADOR levels. Because of the many inquires about a box set, we reached out to the company that is creating the high end box set which has made it possible to now offer a box set at the newly created ORATOR level.