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A sci-fi faction multiplayer shooter with mechs and focus on building and crafting.
A sci-fi faction multiplayer shooter with mechs and focus on building and crafting.
2,024 backers pledged €74,679 to help bring this project to life.

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You join one of two player factions, the interplanetary mining corporations Andell or Itokawa, competing for domination against each other and one hostile NPC faction near the center of the map.  

While relatively safe in the starting area (don’t expect any spawn kills), it becomes more dangerous as you venture into enemy territory with the goal to capture strategic objects like power plants and mining facilities and to push forward towards the enemy control tower.   

The game is set on a huge 64 km2 (39 sq. Miles) handcrafted map, with an NPC faction of fearsome biomechanical creatures controlled by a rogue AI native to the planet Lethaea at the center of it. 

Use reinforced bases, infantry, and vehicles to help your advance, such as the powerful T3 spider mech.  

3 players controlling a T3 mech
3 players controlling a T3 mech

As you and your comrades build more bases, the NPC faction will try to capture territory for themselves and build their own bases if you let them. If you manage to push them back, you will be rewarded with loot, including encrypted data storage devices and alien artifacts you can research to uncover the history of what happened on Lethaea.  

Attacking the NPC faction
Attacking the NPC faction

This means that base raiding won’t be limited to PvP alone.  

Imagine the dynamics and aesthetics of an MMOFPS, throw in some highly customizable, modular mechs, add a detailed crafting system and base building, then add to that a hostile NPC faction of biomechanical creatures fighting for their own interests, add global events and a storyline, and you still won’t get Pantropy… but you’ll be pretty close.

T3 mech climbing on the mountain side
T3 mech climbing on the mountain side
Trying to attack the NPC faction
Trying to attack the NPC faction
A flying player base
A flying player base
Tree space program!
Tree space program!

Pantropy’s art lead is Tyson Roberts, who has been with us for over 2 years now.  

Have a look at his amazing concept art below:

We love music and know how important it is to set the mood for a game, so the score for Pantropy is being written by Alex Pfeffer, known for his work on games like Crysis and Wolfenstein.  

Listen (LISTEN!) to our main theme below:

The game at launch  

Get the 1.0 release (PC digital). This doesn’t include the Alpha and / or Steam Early Access versions.  

The game at Steam Early Access launch  

Get a digital copy of Pantropy the moment we release the Steam Early Access version. This tier includes the 1.0 release version.  

Closed Alpha access  

Play the early, closed alpha version of Pantropy. This includes the Early Access and the 1.0 release.  

Our thanks in the credits  

Your name in the credits as an Early Backer. We appreciate your support!  

Custom forum title  

You’ll receive a custom forum title depending on your tier. Whichever one you choose, we’d love for you to join our friendly community and help make this game the best it can be.  

Original soundtrack  

Get a digital copy of Pantropy’s official soundtrack. Perfect when you want add some Sci-Fi to your hike.  

Pantropy artbook  

Receive a digital artbook with over 200 original images. See how we went from vision to concept to implementation.  

Discord Founders Club channel access  

We’ll give you access to a very special channel on our Discord.  

Kickstarter exclusive backer skins  

Get unique skins for the T2 and T3 mechs and the Tomahawk!

These skins are exclusive for our backers and it´s the only chance to get them!

Name an NPC  

You can give a human character in the game a name.  

Name a creature  

You can name a creature of your liking in Pantropy.  

1 hour voice chat with the devs

Talk about the game, the development process, or anything you want with the game’s developers.   

Access to the VIP developer forums  

Exxxclusive!

We are Brain Stone GmbH, a company founded in 2016 by the brothers Sebastian and Julian Kaulitzki.  

Sebastian has experience in game design and runs the business side of things, having owned a successful 3D graphics company since 2005 (his first game credit was “DoveZ: The Second Wave”, a scrolling shooter released in 2004), while Julian is the lead programmer on the project.

The company is 12 people strong; our devs have decades of collective experience. 

Here are just some games that our team members have worked on:

We had the idea for Pantropy back in 2013 and began working on it part time in early 2016, switching to working full time on the game from mid-2016 to today. During that time we’ve found a private investor who’s backing us, but we would like to ask the Kickstarter community for your help. Again.  

This is our second Kickstarter campaign; in the original one we raised €42,917 ($52,931) from nearly one thousand people, but unfortunately fell short of our €75,000 ($92,520) goal. So we’ve decided to lower our funding goal even if it means that it’ll take a bit longer to develop the game.  

We are doing this because we don’t want to let our previous backers down. And although we have an investor, and have put virtually all of our own money into the game to make sure we’ll get a finished product one way or another, your support would mean that we would be able to make the game better, and with more content, than we could on our own.

Thank you so much to everyone who placed your trust in us, and to all those who encouraged us to restart the campaign. Thank you also to all those who helped get Pantropy Greenlit on Steam in 2017.

Pantropy on Steam:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/677180/Pantropy/

Right now we’re running a closed alpha with about 250 testers across 5 servers, with a peak of 30 players per servers so far. The game seems to be running well, although we’re still hunting bugs.

You can follow us on our public Trello board if you’d like to see how we’re changing the game based on the feedback:  

As long-time backers of many other projects here on Kickstarter, we’d like to use this chance to help Pantropy’s great community to grow even bigger.  

Securing the funds will allow us to develop the game faster, add more features, continue optimizing for performance and multiplayer, hire one more level designer to further flesh out the game world, and to expand the game’s story.  

We hope you’ll join us to help make this unique game the best it can be.

Pantropy already has a dedicated following both in the US and here in Europe. Here’s where you can find us at:  

Community Discord

We’ve an active community on Discord with over 1,000 members, so there’s usually always someone to chat with about the game. We love interacting with people interested in Pantropy and game dev in general, so whether you want to back us or not, feel free to join anyway!

German Community

This is the page for our German-speaking fans and community members. Komm und schließ dich uns an!  

Current Progress 

We’ve already mentioned our Trello, but what the heck, we’ll mention it again. This is where you can follow our progress to see exactly where the game’s funding is going. This is where we post code, concept art, screenshots, and regular updates.

We use STOMT for bug tracking and feedback. They’re an awesome company who are also based out of Germany. This is where you can report bugs and see what the other players reported. If you’re a tester, thank you, thank you, thank you.  

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Risks and challenges

There are always risks when working on game projects of this scale, especially when trying to do something that hasn’t been done before. That said, we feel confident that we are going to be able to deliver the game to Steam Early Access in 2018.

We can say this because we have been working on the game since 2013, and have already released a closed alpha version of the game in 2017 which was played by over 250 people, and we’re looking forward to more people joining in as this Kickstarter takes off.

One obvious risk would be not having enough money to fund the game.

We have alleviated this by investing our own savings into Pantropy, which in turn helped us to find a private investor who gave us lots of freedom and a capital to work with while maintaining our vision.

We have actually received a few publishing deal proposals after our first Kickstarter campaign, and, while we are thankful to everyone who believes in our game, we had to turn them down because we feel that complete independence from producers and publishers is how we can stay loyal to both ourselves and to everyone who decided to take a chance on us.

The second big risk would of course be lack of experience, as this is Brain Stone’s first game.

Thankfully, we can say that this shouldn’t be a problem because we were lucky enough to be able to assemble a team of professional video game developers who shipped dozens of titles, and with whose help we are sure we’ll be able to create a game that our backers will enjoy.

We’re firm believers in crowdfunding, and we hope that you’ll believe in us too.

You won’t be disappointed.

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    Pledge €10 or more About US$ 12

    Pre-order Pantropy

    Welcome to the fight for Lethaea. Receive the game when the 1.0 version comes out, our gratitude and acknowledgment in the credits, and a Kickstarter exclusive in-game rank badge.

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    • Game at launch - 1.0 Release (PC )
    • Thanks in the credits as early backer
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    Pantropy Rookie

    You know your way around a blaster, so when you’re one of the first people deployed to the alien planet, you quickly learn to keep your cool under fire. Join the game on Early Access launch, and receive all of the above, plus a custom forum title

    Includes:
    • Game at Steam Early Access launch (PC Digital) late summer 2018
    • Thanks in the credits as early backer
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    • Rookie Forum Title
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    Pantropy Private

    A T2 mech’s cockpit is your second home, Private. You’re good at building, but you’re just as good at blowing &#$* up. Get all the above plus a T2 mech backer skin and exclusive access to the closed Alpha version of the game in July 2018.

    Includes:
    • Closed Alpha Access from July 2018
    • Game at Steam Early Access launch (PC Digital) late summer 2018
    • Thanks in the credits as early backer
    • Kickstarter exclusive in-game rank badge
    • Private forum title
    • Kickstarter exclusive T2 Mech skin
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    Pledge €25 or more About US$ 29

    Pantropy Sergeant

    You’re a grizzled war veteran with notches on your rifle for each enemy slain. Been there, done that, you are as fearless in the cockpit of a Tomahawk fighter as you are when building a base. Get all the above, with access to the closed Alpha in June 2018, a Tomahawk backer skin, and the game’s original soundtrack.

    Includes:
    • Closed Alpha Access from June 2018
    • Game at Steam Early Access launch (PC Digital) late summer 2018
    • Thanks in the credits as early backer
    • Kickstarter exclusive in-game rank badge
    • Sergeant forum title
    • Kickstarter exclusive T2 Mech skin
    • Kickstarter exclusive Tomahawk aircraft skin
    • Original Pantropy Soundtrack (Digital)
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    Pantropy Lieutenant

    Men and women follow you into battle without question, and most of your enemies flee in terror as soon as they spot your heavy T3 spider mech. Get all the above plus the exclusive T3 backer skin.

    Includes:
    • Closed Alpha Access from May 2018
    • Game at Steam Early Access launch (PC Digital) late summer 2018
    • Thanks in the credits as early backer
    • Kickstarter exclusive in-game rank badge
    • Lieutenant forum title
    • Kickstarter exclusive T2 Mech skin
    • Kickstarter exclusive Tomahawk aircraft skin
    • Kickstarter exclusive T3 Mech skin
    • Original Pantropy Soundtrack (Digital)
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    Pledge €50 or more About US$ 58

    Pantropy Captain

    You know how to inspire, and you know how to lead. You fought in every corner of the known galaxy before fate lead you to Lethaea. You’re not here to take part. You are here to take over. Receive all the above 2 games on Steam Early Access launch as well as 2 access keys to the closed Alpha. plus Pantropy’s Artbook and access to the Discord Founders Club channel.

    Includes:
    • Closed Alpha Access from May 2018
    • Game at Steam Early Access launch (PC Digital) late summer 2018
    • Thanks in the credits as early backer
    • Kickstarter exclusive in-game rank badge
    • Captain forum title
    • Kickstarter exclusive T2 Mech skin
    • Kickstarter exclusive Tomahawk aircraft skin
    • Kickstarter exclusive T3 Mech skin
    • Original Pantropy Soundtrack (Digital)
    • Pantropy Artbook (Digital)
    • Discord Founders Club Channel Access
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    Pantropy Major

    You’ve been in the military since you were a teen. Your soldiers adore you, and career officers want to be you. But when push comes to shove, you’re not afraid to lead the charge in person. Get all the above with 3 games on Steam Early Access launch as well as 3 access keys to the closed Alpha.

    Includes:
    • Closed Alpha Access from May 2018
    • Game at Steam Early Access launch (PC Digital) late summer 2018
    • Thanks in the credits as early backer
    • Kickstarter exclusive in-game rank badge
    • Major forum title
    • Kickstarter exclusive T2 Mech skin
    • Kickstarter exclusive Tomahawk aircraft skin
    • Kickstarter exclusive T3 Mech skin
    • Original Pantropy Soundtrack (Digital)
    • Pantropy Artbook (Digital)
    • Discord Founders Club Channel Access
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    Pledge €125 or more About US$ 146

    Pantropy Colonel

    Wars aren’t won by Generals, they’re won by the people who fight them. You know this better than anyone. Get all the above and bring your friends to the fight with 6 game keys on Steam Early Access and 6 keys to the closed Alpha, and the exclusive access to the VIP developer forums

    Includes:
    • Closed Alpha Access from May 2018
    • Game at Steam Early Access launch (PC Digital) late summer 2018
    • Thanks in the credits as early backer
    • Kickstarter exclusive in-game rank badge
    • Colonel forum title
    • Kickstarter exclusive T2 Mech skin
    • Kickstarter exclusive Tomahawk aircraft skin
    • Kickstarter exclusive T3 Mech skin
    • Original Pantropy Soundtrack (Digital)
    • Pantropy Artbook (Digital)
    • Discord Founders Club Channel Access
    • Access to VIP developer forums
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    Pledge €250 or more About US$ 292

    Pantropy Major General

    Your tactical skills are legendary, as is your commitment to the cause. You leave nothing to the enemy. This tier is best if you’re planning to invite lots of friends to the party as you get all the above and 12 game keys on Steam Early Access launch, 12 closed Alpha keys, and access to pre-release builds and a developer server.

    Includes:
    • 12× Closed Alpha Access from May 2018
    • 12× Game at Steam Early Access launch (PC Digital) late summer 2018
    • Thanks in the credits as early backer
    • Kickstarter exclusive in-game rank badge
    • Major General forum title
    • Kickstarter exclusive T2 Mech skin
    • Kickstarter exclusive Tomahawk aircraft skin
    • Kickstarter exclusive T3 Mech skin
    • Original Pantropy Soundtrack (Digital)
    • Pantropy Artbook (Digital)
    • Discord Founders Club Channel Access
    • Access to VIP developer forums
    • Access to pre-release builds and a developer server
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    Pantropy General

    You were on the command deck as the colony ships passed through the wormhole, barely surviving when it collapsed on itself. Now it’s your duty to lead your people to victory. And if you know one thing, it’s that you always do what you must. Get all the above with as many as 24 games on Steam Early Access launch, 24 closed Alpha keys, and the right to name NPC in Pantropy

    Includes:
    • 24× Closed Alpha Access from May 2018
    • 24× Game at Steam Early Access launch (PC Digital) late summer 2018
    • Thanks in the credits as early backer
    • Kickstarter exclusive in-game rank badge
    • General forum title
    • Kickstarter exclusive T2 Mech skin
    • Kickstarter exclusive Tomahawk aircraft skin
    • Kickstarter exclusive T3 Mech skin
    • Original Pantropy Soundtrack (Digital)
    • Pantropy Artbook (Digital)
    • Discord Founders Club Channel Access
    • Access to VIP developer forums
    • Access to pre-release builds and a developer server
    • Name a NPC in Pantropy
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    Pledge €1,000 or more About US$ 1,170

    Pantropy Faction Commander

    You are your faction’s planetary commander, with all the might of your forces behind you. Your experience in strategy is unmatched, and with you on our side, we’ll win (and make an awesome game) for a fact. All the above, plus you get 40 games on Early Access launch, 40 closed Alpha access keys, and the right to name a creature in the game.

    Includes:
    • 40× Closed Alpha Access from May 2018
    • 40× Game at Steam Early Access launch (PC Digital) late summer 2018
    • Thanks in the credits as early backer
    • Kickstarter exclusive in-game rank badge
    • Faction Commander forum title
    • Kickstarter exclusive T2 Mech skin
    • Kickstarter exclusive Tomahawk aircraft skin
    • Kickstarter exclusive T3 Mech skin
    • Original Pantropy Soundtrack (Digital)
    • Pantropy Artbook (Digital)
    • Discord Founders Club Channel Access
    • Access to VIP developer forums
    • Access to pre-release builds and a developer server
    • Name a NPC in Pantropy
    • Name a creature in Pantropy
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    Pantropy AI Core

    You are superhuman. Your thoughts race at the speed of photons inside your quantum mind. You are the beginning and the end. You are above and beyond the affairs of mere humans, yet you’re so advanced you choose to participate out of benevolence and because you think it might be a fun thing to do. Receive all the above, 50 (fifty!) games on Steam Early Access, 50 Alpha access keys, and have an hour-long voice chat with a part of Pantropy team. Plus we'll create a statue of you and place it in an abandoned colony!

    Includes:
    • 50× Closed Alpha Access from May 2018
    • 50× Game at Steam Early Access launch (PC Digital) late summer 2018
    • Thanks in the credits as early backer
    • Kickstarter exclusive in-game rank badge
    • AI Core forum title
    • Kickstarter exclusive T2 Mech skin
    • Kickstarter exclusive Tomahawk aircraft skin
    • Kickstarter exclusive T3 Mech skin
    • Original Pantropy Soundtrack (Digital)
    • Pantropy Artbook (Digital)
    • Discord Founders Club Channel Access
    • Access to VIP developer forums
    • Access to pre-release builds and a developer server
    • Name a NPC in Pantropy
    • Name a creature in Pantropy
    • We´ll create a statue of you and place it in an abandonded colony
    • 1 hour voice chat with a part of the Pantropy team
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