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$5,852
pledged of $75,000pledged of $75,000 goal
43
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 21 2013 1:27 PM UTC +00:00

About

Spacecraft is a sandbox PC game (Windows/Linux) where you get to construct interstellar wonders! Through the use of a few basic building blocks, you can construct anything you can imagine, from starships with dozens of lasers, to massive space stations, to stargates that will zip you to the farthest reaches of the galaxy!

As you explore the universe searching for new resources to exploit, you will discover new environments and encounter strange new creatures, hostile and friendly. In fact, bringing friends into your world will allow you to tackle challenges that are otherwise impossible.

The core of Spacecraft is building. We're creating a world with almost no limitations. Because of this, we chose to give players a few simple building blocks that can be combined in any arrangement and quantity.

These naturally occurring blocks are:

Matter:  Solid stuff. Fun to poke.

Focus: Improves the properties of any adjacent object.

Propulsion: Exerts constant force in a single direction.

Energy: Nature's pick-me-up! Great for powering things!

You can use these blocks in their natural state, or combine them using our crafting system to create basic items such as switches, lasers, engines, and fuel tanks.

A basic engine block, crafted from natural materials.
A basic engine block, crafted from natural materials.

Once you've made your items, the fun really starts, and it's time to find cool ways to use those items! For example, you can make a remote-detonation bomb by attaching a switch to a laser, and pointing it at some fuel tanks. Flip the switch, and the laser destroys the fuel tanks, creating a nice explosion! 

A simple remote detonation bomb.
A simple remote detonation bomb.

Then you can turn that into a missile by attaching an engine and some armor to it...

Cross section of a basic missile
Cross section of a basic missile

And if you throw in some grappling beams, you'll have a missile that pulls multiple targets towards it before exploding! 

Cross section of a Gravity Missile
Cross section of a Gravity Missile
A small ship
A small ship

One of the most important things to create is your spaceship. You start with a very small ship, with plenty of room for upgrades. You can keep your ship small and sleek, a difficult target with high acceleration, or  turn it into a terrifying monstrosity bristling with hundreds of weapons! You can even have the best of both worlds, as you can leave one ship to hop into another!

An advanced ship.
An advanced ship.

Your Command Pod is the core of your ship. Similar to a Pod in Eve, this is the heart of your ship and is capable of space travel all on its own, though it is fragile and carries no weapons. Moving this Pod into a designated location on a ship will allow you to take control of that ship, while detaching it will allow you to move on to a different ship. Destroying a control pod is the only way to kill a player, forcing them to respawn.

Your control pod!
Your control pod!

To make ship building easier, we'll also be including a Ship Factory that you can create. Using the factory opens up an interface designed to speed up your ability to design a ship without having to work one block at a time.

After you've built an awesome new warship or a cool new weapon system, you may decide that you want to share your creation. We plan to streamline this process with the concept of blueprints. Once you create an object, you can make a blueprint of it that can be used by anyone to recreate that object automatically (provided they have the appropriate materials). Aside from sharing blueprints with friends, there will also be an interface in-game that will allow you to look at and download blueprints other players across the internet have chosen to share with the world!

Blueprints also create a shortcut to repair ships or objects that have been damaged, so that you don't have to spend exorbitant amounts of time remembering which-block-went-where after a firefight.

Switches are the key to activating your more complex creations. By placing the switch's icon on your HUD, you'll be able to activate the switch as long as you're close enough. Switches will block or allow energy to pass through them depending on whether they're turned on or off. So placing a switch between a laser and a fuel tank means that, if the switch is turned on, the laser will fire continuously, while it will remain idle if the switch is turned off.

Exploring is not without its rewards! As you discover new parts of the galaxy, you'll come across increasingly rare and powerful forms of the natural blocks nestled in planets and asteroid fields! Mine them up and haul these bad boys back to your base to build better ships and bigger bases!

Gathering raw materials.
Gathering raw materials.

As you explore, you'll find far more than just a few asteroids and planets. In our procedurally generated universes, you'll find alien ships, space-faring animals, black holes, quasars, and more, all generated from the same building blocks you can use to build your ships.

One of the many planets you'll find as you explore the universe.
One of the many planets you'll find as you explore the universe.

As you explore the vast reaches of the universe, you'll encounter any number of alien species. They'll all have different ways of travelling through space - some in spaceships, and a few that are capable of surviving the depths of space on their own! Some of these aliens may be friendly and willing to trade with you, while others will attack you on sight! Whether you destroy them or help them out, you can obtain rare and valuable resources from these exotic creatures.

Do you want to team up with friends to make some kind of super-construction, battle an epic enemy, or simply show off your own amazing creations? It's a simple matter of joining your friend's universe for a while. When you enter their universe, you'll be able to bring one of your ships with you, as well as anything you're carrying in the cargo hold of that ship.

You may find that you make a ship so large and complex, that you simply can't use everything it has to offer on your own. To encourage this style of super-construction, we'll be supporting multiple players operating a single ship! In fact, it's perfectly plausible to have each player's ship connect into a single super-sized ship.

Whether you want to command the Enterprise with a bridge full of people in charge of their own systems, or the Megazord with its component ships merging together into a more powerful whole, the power is yours!

First we have William Hill, the creative director. This guy reaches for the stars in everything he does, and he works in a lot of different areas. Mostly he'll be working on the art, though he dips into programming sometimes as well.

Next up is Cory Demerau, the programmer. If Will can dream something up, then Cory can make it happen on screen. He's a wiz in code and helps bring our concepts to life.

We also have Heidi Hernandez, our graphic artist. Having worked on big budget films like Man of Steel, she brings a lot of artistic expertise to our studio.

Finally, there's Nathan Markey, our project manager. He makes sure that we meet our deadlines, confirms the quality of our products, and generally keeps us in line.

We are so excited to make this game! Without your help, this game will remain just an idea in our heads without ever having the chance to come to life. We need people like YOU to back this game and make this dream become real. We need you to be involved, too! Tell your friends about this game and spread the word. Send us your ideas and feedback. We'd love to incorporate your thoughts into the game where we can. We're making this game for YOU, so we want YOU to be excited about the game, and let us know what you think!

We have some awesome rewards in store for backing the game, so take a look and help make this game a reality! Please note that the following images are concepts and subject to change.

Have a great t-shirt idea? Send it to us, and we might make it!
Have a great t-shirt idea? Send it to us, and we might make it!
Unlock the Black skin for your Command Pod by pledging $50 or more!
Unlock the Black skin for your Command Pod by pledging $50 or more!
Earn the unique Angel skin for your Command Pod by pledging $100 or more!
Earn the unique Angel skin for your Command Pod by pledging $100 or more!
By pledging $100 or more, you'll also receive a personalized ID Badge!
By pledging $100 or more, you'll also receive a personalized ID Badge!

Risks and challenges

The biggest hurdle we face is getting the funding we need to keep working on this project full time. The game really deserves our full attention, and without Kickstarter backing, it would just be impossible.

We also need tons of player feedback, starting as early as possible. We play the games that we make so much that it can be pretty easy to lose perspective when it comes to things like difficulty. We need your fresh set of eyes to refine each concept and make the game as fun and engaging as it can possibly be! Consistent feedback from fellow Kickstarters will really help ensure that when we bring the game to market, it's a highly polished, super fun experience.

We've got a great team and with your backing and support, we can make this dream come to life! Join us in this amazing journey!

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