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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, June 20 2015 4:01 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 20, 2015

Manticore:Escape

Frantic, relentless, explosive, knife-edge action shoot-em-up! Command the lost patrol ship Manticore as you fight your way home.

Manticore:Escape

Frantic, relentless, explosive, knife-edge action shoot-em-up! Command the lost patrol ship Manticore as you fight your way home.

$40
pledged of $11,500pledged of $11,500 goal
5
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, June 20 2015 4:01 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 20, 2015

About

Gameplay screenshot
Gameplay screenshot

Manticore:Escape is a free-roaming arcade-style PC action game that requires quick tactical thinking, strategic planning, and nerves of steel. Travel through numerous star systems, fight your way past fleets of marauding alien ships, and lead your crew home.

JUNE 8: Gameplay screenshot featuring a random sample from the latest version of dynamic enemy ship generation, and the latest player weapon.
JUNE 8: Gameplay screenshot featuring a random sample from the latest version of dynamic enemy ship generation, and the latest player weapon.
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BEHIND ENEMY LINES

The last warship that stayed behind and held off the alien invaders while the civilian ships fled to safety, the Manticore was presumed lost with all hands. Stranded in what has now become enemy territory, cut off from the fleet and left for dead, your goal is to get your ship and crew home – no matter what stands in your way.  

THE INVADERS

Nobody knows who or what they are, or why they attacked. All that is known about them is that they came from the distant, unexplored nebula known as the Devil's Scar.

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In Manticore:Escape, no two games will ever be the same. Dynamically generated enemies and ever-changing space "terrain" mean you'll never know what to expect. Be prepared for anything!

  • Dynamically generated alien ships provide a constantly evolving challenge.
  • Numerous interconnected star systems to fight through. Choose carefully; your next hyperjump could be your last. 
  • More features to be revealed soon!
Startup menu
Startup menu

 Much more info coming very soon!  Please feel free to contact me by leaving a comment.

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Risks and challenges

The game is already ~20% done, from my spare time over the past year. It's playable, and that alone is already eating into my development time (that's a good sign!). With help, I can greatly accelerate the process, as well as ensure a much richer gameplay experience.

While there's always the possibility of unforeseen problems arising, I am 100% committed to finishing this game, sooner or later. With your help it'll get there much faster. I plan on eventually releasing "Manticore Escape" either way, but by backing this Kickstarter campaign you will ensure that the game will come out much sooner rather than later, and of a far superior quality.

As I'm doing all the programming and graphics myself, funds will be used for music, sound effects, and to keep the lights on until this project is done -- turns out hardware doesn't run on happy thoughts; who knew!

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