€41
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5
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, December 15 2018 10:44 AM UTC +00:00.

Dario MolinaroliBy Dario Molinaroli
First created
Dario MolinaroliBy Dario Molinaroli
First created
€41
pledged of €2,000pledged of €2,000 goal
5
backers
30days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, December 15 2018 10:44 AM UTC +00:00.

About

War Machines is a free Real Time Strategy game inspired by the universe of Total Annihilation that keeps high number of unities, a moderate balancing between factions and many huge maps where great battles can be fought within both single missions, campaigns or skirmish mode. The units keep the style of the “low poly” models that existed already in TA, re-scaled and re-texturized in order to adapt them to the potentialities of the SPRING engine. New special effects are added to weapons and explosions. These improvements, even when minimal, improve the game's overall quality. During a game each unit acquires experience and for some of them – like the commanders – upgrades will be available that improve their performance in both the construction and attack phases.

In the game there are two sides: The "Protectorate" and "the Andronians".

The "Protectorate" side use three factions:

  • the "ICU" that reproduce technology from old "ARM" faction;
  • the "NFA", that reproduce "CORE" technology;
  • the "EU-F", this faction can only be used by those who supported our project via Kickstarter (for user that pledge €10 or more).

The "Andronian" side is itself a military contingence used in campaign and missions and is not playable at the moment in skirmish mode.

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Make of

For the project we have been using open source software like Blender and GIMP to create robots, vehicles, planes, buildings, etc., without any production cost (except for the time we put into it).

But we also had to acquire some licenses:

  • L3DT Pro license: this software is used to create heights and textures for maps. It is also also to restyling the Spring community existing maps (adding new diffuse texture, erosion, details and normal maps) and to build new maps.
  •   Clickteam Fusion 2.5 Standard license: this software is used to build the graphic interface which allows the SPRING engine based game to be launched. This interface (game client) is the core of the project, as it used to manage the entire game (skirmish, missions, maps selection), to configure the user (avatar, nations) and, in the future, also to organise online matches and to manage operations in MMORTS games.

The reason why we're asking for your help is that we need to cover cost for purchasing the license of the above software and, as a second step, we want to buy a server which will be used to support online campaign (MMORTS, like Clash of Clans) and rooms for players (for online skirmish mode)

  • WMRTS dedicated server
  • MySQL and WEB service

And, finally, the cost of put the game in Steam Library:

  • WMRTS in Steam (Steam Direct)

(We Want WMRTS to be available on Steam!)

Features

War Machines RTS is a endless development game (mean build continually new units, factions, maps, stories, campaign, etc). 
If you are interested you can watch the full list of features on the official game website.

Rewards description

  • Name in credits as a backer

User that pledge €3 or more appear in credits list as a backer

  • -ICU- and -NFA- Advance Commander

User that pledge €5 or more will rewarded with an advance commander units. This commander, like a spider unit, Is more strong, run and build 20% more fast than standard commanders.

  • =EUF= side on your control
User that pledge €10 or more will have an entire new faction at his disposal with whom he will be able to play in skirmish modality both in single and multiplayer: the =EUF= (Earth Union Force)

Risks and challenges

The game is already available for free, in single player and multiplayer mode (only direct connect at the moment). If you’re unsure whether to pledge or not, give it a try and then decide!
This is an amateur project. We don't show ads or have other forms of monetisation. We need a minimum budget to buy a small server and build a game chat room for online skirmish mode (and, in the future, an online campaign mode). If we don't reach our funding goal, the game will be available only in single player mode (and direct connect mode).
Once the goal is reached, there could be some delay in activating the rewards (we will wait until the funding campaign is over to start and complete most part of the EUF faction units).

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    -ICU- and -NFA- Advanced Commander

    You will get an Advanced Commander that can be used instead of the standard Commander. The Advanced Commander is stronger, more resilient and can build faster and from a higher distance compared to the standard Commander.

    If you decide to contribute to the kickstarter, don’t forget to let us know the username and the email you used to sign up for the game, so the Advanced Commander can be activated for you.

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    =EUF= side on your control!

    You will have an entire new faction at your disposal with whom you will be able to play in skirmish modality both in single and multiplayer mode: the =EUF=.
    If you decide to contribute to the kickstarter, don’t forget to let us know the username and the email you used to sign up for the game, so the EUF Faction can be activated for you.

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    • -ICU- & -NFA- Advanced Commander
    • You can use =EUF= side in skirmish game
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