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Next-Gen MMOG 3D STRATEGY based on cutting edge scientific theories designed for platforms: iOS, Android, WEB/PC/MAC/LINUX Read more

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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on January 22, 2014.

Next-Gen MMOG 3D STRATEGY based on cutting edge scientific theories designed for platforms: iOS, Android, WEB/PC/MAC/LINUX

About this project

ALL our backers will get an ACCESS to CLOSED BETA in January 2014!

Update #1: Access to BETA & AstroLords nomination

Update #2: "Arseniy and the Oort Cloud" and a sneak peek of soundtrack

Update #3: Happy Holidays and Astro Lords Backer's avatars

Update #4: Announce of access to CLOSED BETA of Astro Lords

Update #5: Game Story & Voiceover 

Merry Christmas and Happy New year from Astro Lords!
Merry Christmas and Happy New year from Astro Lords!

Long ago when humans were only just beginning to explore the cosmos, an asteroid passed by planet Earth. An automatic research probe was sent out: having landed on the asteroid this probe made an unexpected discovery that forever altered the course of human progress.

The probe discovered an energy source, which became known as a ‘Rune’. This new energy source possessed remarkable properties: it had been created by an unknown ancient race, which subsequently came to be called the ‘Forerunner Race’.

After this discovery humans quickly learnt how to build space ships: even subspace portals between two given points in the Solar System soon became a reality. More and more Runes were discovered, which further sped up technological progress.

Continue reading at the official AstroLords web site  >

AstroLords nominated for Selected Projects at Game Connection Europe 2013
AstroLords nominated for Selected Projects at Game Connection Europe 2013

We are proud that our game - "Astro Lords: Oort Cloud" was nominated in the Selected Projects competition in the "Online" category during the Game Connection Europe 2013 conference in Paris! 

The Judging Committee of Game Connection (highly respected around the globe professionals) were shown a wide range of very different games for Console, PC, Mobile and Social Networks, coming from more than 35 countries. AstroLords was chosen from almost two hundred games sent to this competition, that means we are definitely on the right track and that our game is surely in line with current trends.

The IGDA also supported the Selected Projects program by helping to spread the buzz around the world.

More information at Game Connection web site >

«AstroLords: Oort Cloud» - is a Next-Gen 3D multiplayer space-strategy game with combat management in real-time.

The game was developed using the Unity 3D engine for web browsers, PC/MAC, single-server iOS and Android and built on a proprietary custom-designed Cloud technology. This allows players to access an unlimited game universe.

Each player begins the game as an Astro Lord on their own asteroid base. This base enables players to extract minerals and build factories, which will be used to produce ammunition and spare parts for their space ships. This base is the player’s primary stronghold: other Lords can raid it but they won‘t be able to capture it.

Players can also capture up to five additional asteroids, which will be used to extract minerals. But beware: the player will have to remain on alert to keep other Lords from recapturing the asteroids.

Asteroids sketches
Asteroids sketches

You can construct buildings on asteroids to produce weapons, cyborgs and mine resources.

Buildings models
Buildings models

Each base is protected by an orbiting space station, which can be equipped with Runes and artifacts. The station also has guns that can be loaded with different types of ammunition.

Star port
Star port

One of the game’s distinguishing features is the unique Radar, which is located on the space station. Not only will it enable you to monitor the location of your enemies and allies, but you’ll also be able to carry out pirate raids!

During raids and other attack missions you can send out up to 6 ships but you can only control one of them in battle. You can also have up to 5 allies take part in your defense and attacks. A maximum of 12 ships can be simultaneously present in battle at any given point.

Player bases are located on asteroids, which travel within the Oort Cloud. Once they’ve acquired the appropriate skills, players can control their asteroid’s movements. 

Oort Cloud navigation
Oort Cloud navigation

This can be extremely useful for:

- Navigating into nebulae rich with minerals and other useful elements;

- Searching for victims;

- Trading expeditions: searching for the most lucrative market prices or using the asteroid to transport resources;

- Pursuing enemies;

- Escaping from persistent robbers and invaders;

- Carrying out clan raids;

- Locating safe places within trade zones;

- Being recruited by other players to escort their more vulnerable asteroids;

And lastly, exploration of the vacant sectors of the galaxy within the Radar’s radius, which can provide you with resources and other useful bonuses.

You will experience complete freedom of action and social interaction.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oort_cloud

The Oort cloud (named after the Dutch astronomer Jan Oort), or Öpik–Oort cloud, is a hypothesized spherical cloud of predominantly icy planetesimals that may lie roughly 50,000 AU or nearly a light-year from the Sun. This places the cloud at nearly a quarter of the distance to Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the Sun. The Kuiper belt and the scattered disc, the other two reservoirs of trans-Neptunian objects, are less than one thousandth of the Oort cloud's distance. The outer limit of the Oort cloud defines the cosmographical boundary of the Solar System and the region of the Sun's gravitational dominance.

The Oort cloud is thought to comprise two separate regions: a spherical outer Oort cloud and a disc-shaped inner Oort cloud, or Hills cloud. Objects in the Oort cloud are largely composed of ices, such as water, ammonia, and methane.

Every Astro Lord commands up to 6 hero-generals: a Commander-in-Chief and 5 mercenary generals. Throughout the game heroes progress, level up and acquire skills. They also possess their own ships. These ships can be equipped with ammo, officers, artifacts and Runes. 

Players will have access to seven different types of ships of varying size and capacity, which they will be able to change depending on a particular general’s skills.

Scout concept
Scout concept
Frigate concept
Frigate concept
Destroyer concept
Destroyer concept
Cruiser concept
Cruiser concept
Battleship concept
Battleship concept
Titan concept
Titan concept
Atlantic concept
Atlantic concept

Mass-combat enthusiasts will love the Arena: here players can battle it out against alien races (AI) or other AstroLord players. Those battles take place in real-time and that allows players to actively take part in the game instead of just having to wait for the completion of their building projects. Players can take part in these battles whenever they like – or they can entrust a battle to their general, who will fight according to his skill level and equipment. 

Battle screen
Battle screen

One day, a new aggressive alien race arrived from the far reaches of space. As it turned out this race was also on the hunt for Forerunner Runes and artifacts: it is likely that they know more about the Forerunners than the humans do.

Alien boss ship
Alien boss ship
Alien ships
Alien ships

This race is warlike and unsociable. They field immense Boss ships and crews at the Arena: in order to determine the military capabilities of our own ships.

One of Aliens asteroid
One of Aliens asteroid
Asteroid base scene
Asteroid base scene
Hangar scene
Hangar scene
Arena scene
Arena scene
Battle scene
Battle scene
Boss battle
Boss battle
Oort cloud scene
Oort cloud scene

More screenshots & media on our site >

BUILD YOUR ASTEROIDS Build factories and infrastructure, produce ammunition and cyborgs on your main Asteroid. Capture up to 5 additional asteroids, which will be used to extract minerals and can be recaptured.

EXPLORE OORT CLOUD Player bases are located on asteroids, which travel within the Oort Cloud. Exploration of the Oort Cloud, trading expeditions, spying and robberies of another players and pirate raids. One of the game’s distinguishing features is the unique Radar, which allows to find various objects. You will experience complete freedom of action and social interaction.

REALTIME MULTIPLAYER BATTLES In Arena players can battle it out against alien races (AI) and Bosses or other AstroLord players with up to 12 players in one battle. Battles take place in real-time and that allows players to actively take part in the game, unite with other players in teams and fight for win!

CUSTOMIZE YOUR GENERALS Your General’s ships can be equipped in the Hangar with ammunition, Officers, Runes and Artifacts. The orbiting space station can be equipped with Runes and Artifacts and also have guns that can be loaded with different types of ammunition.

We have thought very hard and chosen the best rewards for YOU! There will be both: digital and physical rewards! You can choose rewards from sincere THANKS!, postcards, magnets, wallpapers, art-books, t-shirts, polo-shirts with AstroLords' logo and 1m x 2m printed banners with your face on them To various deuterium packs, premium accounts, officers with your name inside the game, special asteroids and badges only for backers, the list goes on. We also give you a unique and limited opportunity to have your face on our 8th Exclusive General (this General is only available to backers) inside the game on ALL platforms!

 THE REWARDS MATRIX:

WHY KICKSTARTER?

We have been developing AstroLords for almost 2 years, working intensely and full-time with a team of more than 20 people in order to bring AstroLords to life. All of us are highly committed and we truly believe in our game's success. We are very proud to have become a part of AstroLords and Oort Cloud and especially happy to provide you the opportunity to become a part of the world we have created.

We are sure we can make it much better and more interesting! But we need more time to fully accomplish what we've planned and that's why we are here. AstroLords need your help!

Crowd-sourced fund-raising will allow us to finish the game for WEB/PC/MAC/LINUX and iOS/Android platforms and release the multi-platform version of our creation in spring 2014.

We have a big team which has enough experience, a comfortable office to work in, professional equipment and tools to work with and of course an enormous motivation to complete this game and open it to all players in the world! There is only one thing that is stopping us at the moment - we need four more months to get the game ready! That's why we are here and that is what we are going to spend your money on.

We need your help! If you believe in AstroLords - back our project and we will reward you and be very grateful to you!

Kicking it Forward
Kicking it Forward

If we'll reach our goal here, We promise to donate 5% of the Astro Lords game profits to help fund other Kickstarter projects! 

You can get special Astro Lords Backer's avatars for Kickstarter profile here 

THE TEAM:

We gathered one of the best teams consisting out of high skilled professionals who are also passionate about games.

Meet us: 

AstroLords team
AstroLords team
AstroLords team
AstroLords team
AstroLords team
AstroLords team

Visit our site http://AstroLords.com 

Like our Facebook page http://facebook.com/AstroLords 

Follow our Twitter page http://twitter.com/AstroLords 

We hope that you are inspired by AstroLords. Feel free to contact us, share your comments and ask any questions!

Thank you for your support! 

AstroLords backers card
AstroLords backers card

Risks and challenges

We have been working on AstroLords for almost 2 years with a strong team and full-time. Our team consists of many specialists who have already been working for quite a while in the game industry meaning they perfectly fit the job and have enough experience to fulfill our most exciting and complex requirements.
Unfortunately we have struggled to overcome a few obstacles on our way. Like the wrong choice of technology at start and then quickly changing it to Unity3D, lack of free highly experienced specialists on the market, funding shortages, difficulties porting to mobile platforms, interface and control development, etc. Fortunately we have now overcome all these difficulties!

We've learnt a lot from our mistakes and had a very long journey to this point. Our team has solved all fundamental problems and overcame all obstacles that could have caused serious consequences. We now know exactly how to accomplish this project quickly and efficiently at the highest level of quality and we require only 4 additional months to get our game ready to open its doors to the World!

We feel very responsible for our backers' money! More to that we will definitely try our best in releasing our unique next-gen game even earlier!

Thank you!

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

FAQ

  • We plan to port the game to 2 languages at start, which are Russian and English. After full launch and its success, game also will be ported to other languages, like French, Italian, Spanish, German, Turkish, Polish etc. And off course we plan to port it later to Asian languages, like Chinese, Japanese, Korean and so on

    At the moment we have Astro Lords site at English http://astrolords.com and Russian http://astrolords.ru languages

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  • Sure thing. We have a Facebook group for AstroLords, it can be found at http://facebook.com/astrolords. There is news at two languages: Russian and English.
    Also we use Twitter http://twitter.com/astrolords and you can subscribe to our news.

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  • Our game model will depend on platform and server and it's not final yet. We plan for mobile versions incl. iOS and Android worldwide (except Russia and China) use free-to-play model and on this server player will be able to buy Deuterium in game, the same in Web version, but MacStore and Steam clients we plan to have paid and pointed on special server where you will not be able to buy Deuterium, just earn it in game. At Russia and China game will be cross-platform and free to play with various types of monetization built inside.

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  • Deuterium is an in-game currency with which you can buy premium services (like an account that gives you bonuses and boosts on researching science, building, missions and so on) and upgrades, auto-espionage, auto-equipment, auto-exploration), equipment, ammunition, artefacts, officers and so on. Premium goods and services give you bonuses compared to ordinary items, services. You can also earn and found deuterium during your play, but it’s not so easy though.
    But in all versions Deuterium is cool stuff and even if its not guarantee you victory, it helps you a lot.

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  • First of all, you get an experience points for your General, next- microchips (resource that drops from enemies) - and microchips you can get only in battles or during your exploration of the Oort Cloud, and the last one thing, is the Credits (all participant make their bets in credits, in-game main currency for marketplace and shop) - winner team will get the bank.

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  • Up to 6 players in one team - so in PVP 12 players in one battle, but a lot of battles on Arena with different goals

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  • It is particularity of our battle mechanics, which take source from Worms Armageddon or Angry birds mechanics. Well, I think You need to play it to feel it - its special unique gameplay.

    And ALL our backers will get an ACCESS to CLOSED BETA at January 2014!

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  • It is, if you wish to manually control one of your general. If not - your Generals will AI control

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  • Of course. More of that - if somebody want to capture your asteroid - he must kill all your defending ships (if robbery mission- then just kill starbase)

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  • Sure thing. The game is cross-platform and you can play Astro Lords also from your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, requires iOS 6.0 or later. For iPhone/iPod touch we will create a special UI, for now we have only concept of it.

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  • Здравствуйте! Прежде всего, спасибо, что хотите поддержать нас!
    Поддержать проект вы можете
    - здесь, на Кикстартере, купив один из предложенных пакетов
    - либо на нашем русском сайте http://astrolords.ru/promo
    - и рассказав о нас своим друзьям!

    Вы также можете оставить заявку в форуме http://astrolords.ru/forum/ на участие в закрытом тестировании игры.
    Ваше мнение для нас важно!

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Rewards

  • You selected
    £1 reward

    10 backers

    PACK #1: THANKS!
    This pack includes: Thanks in Credits on AstroLords official web site

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  • You selected
    £5 reward

    10 backers

    PACK #2: WALLPAPER!
    This pack includes: Thanks in Credits on AstroLords official web site, Hi-Res digital Wallpaper, Case of Deuterium (19.99$ in-game price)

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  • You selected
    £15 reward

    4 backers

    PACK #3: STARTER!
    This pack includes: Thanks in Credits on AstroLords official web site, Hi-Res digital Wallpaper, Digital Art Book PDF, Premium account for 1 month, Container of Deuterium (49.99$ in-game price)

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  • You selected
    £20 reward

    3 backers

    PACK #4: BRONZE!
    This pack includes: Thanks in Credits on AstroLords official web site, Hi-Res digital Wallpaper, Digital Art Book PDF, Premium account for 1 month, Container of Deuterium (49.99$ in-game price), AstroLords post card, Backer badge in game profile - BRONZE

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  • You selected
    £30 reward

    2 backers

    PACK #5: BLACK HOLE!
    This pack includes: Thanks in Credits on AstroLords official web site, Hi-Res digital Wallpaper, Digital Art Book PDF, Container of Deuterium (49.99$ in-game price), Backer badge in game profile - BRONZE, Premium account for 3 months, Flask pack of Deuterium (9.99$ in-game price), 15 x Black holes, 10 x Runes, Premium main asteroid model

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  • You selected
    £40 reward

    1 backer

    PACK #6: PREMIUM ASTEROID!
    This pack includes: Thanks in Credits on AstroLords official web site, Hi-Res digital Wallpaper, Digital Art Book PDF, Astro Lords post card, Backer badge in game profile - BRONZE, Premium account for 3 months, Case of Deuterium (19.99$ in-game price), Container of Deuterium (49.99$ in-game price), Premium main asteroid model, AstroLords magnet 5 x 5 cm with logo and icon

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  • You selected
    £50 reward

    2 backers

    PACK #7: ASTRO WARRIOR!
    This pack includes: Thanks in Credits on AstroLords official web site, Hi-Res digital Wallpaper, Digital Art Book PDF, Backer badge in game profile - BRONZE, 5 x Invisibilities, 10 x Immobilities, 5 x Black holes, 10 x Stellar Converters, 3 x Artefacts, 15 x Runes, Premium main asteroid model, Tank of Deuterium (99.99$ in-game price)

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  • You selected
    £75 reward

    2 backers

    PACK #8: T-SHIRT + DEUTERIUM!
    This pack includes: Thanks in Credits on AstroLords official web site, Hi-Res digital Wallpaper, Backer badge in game profile - BRONZE, AstroLords magnet 5 x 5 cm with logo and icon, AstroLords post card signed by Arseniy Nazarenko, White or black t-shirt with AstroLords illustration and logo, Premium account for 6 months, 15 x Runes, Container of Deuterium (49.99$ in-game price), Tank of Deuterium (99.99$ in-game price), Premium main asteroid model

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  • You selected
    £100 reward

    3 backers

    PACK #9: PREMIUM ACCOUNT!
    This pack includes: Thanks in Credits on AstroLords official web site, Hi-Res digital Wallpaper, Digital Art Book PDF, Premium account for 1 year, 10 x Invisibilities, 10 x Black holes, 10 x Stellar Converters, 5 x Artefacts, 20 x Runes, 3 x Tanks of Deuterium (299.97$ in-game price), Backer badge in game profile - SILVER, Special main Asteroid model for BACKERS ONLY!

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  • You selected
    £150 reward

    2 backers

    PACK #10: SILVER!
    This pack includes: Thanks in Credits on AstroLords official web site, Hi-Res digital Wallpaper, Backer badge in game profile - SILVER, AstroLords magnet 5 x 5 cm with logo and icon, AstroLords post card signed by Arseniy Nazarenko, White or black Polo-shirt with AstroLords Backer logo, Reservoir of Deuterium (999.99$ in-game price), Special main Asteroid model for BACKERS ONLY!

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  • You selected
    £250 reward

    1 backer Limited (49 left of 50)

    PACK #11: OFFICER'S NAME!
    This pack includes: Thanks in Credits on AstroLords official web site, Hi-Res digital Wallpaper, Digital Art Book PDF, Backer badge in game profile - SILVER, Premium account for 1 year, Your name on Officer card in game!, 30 x Stellar Converters, 7 x Artefacts, 25 x Runes, Special main Asteroid model for BACKERS ONLY!

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  • You selected
    £350 reward

    1 backer

    PACK #12: SHIRT MANIA!
    This pack includes: Thanks in Credits on AstroLords official web site, Hi-Res digital Wallpaper, Backer badge in game profile - SILVER, AstroLords post card signed by Arseniy Nazarenko, AstroLords magnet 5 x 5 cm with logo and icon, White or black t-shirt with AstroLords illustration and logo, White or black Polo-shirt with AstroLords Backer logo, Reservoir of Deuterium (999.99$ in-game price), Special main Asteroid model for BACKERS ONLY!

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  • You selected
    £500 reward

    5 backers

    PACK #13: GOLD!
    This pack includes: Thanks in Credits in game and on AstroLords official web site, Hi-Res digital Wallpaper, Digital Art Book PDF, 10 x Artefacts, 30 x Runes, Premium account for 1 year, Backer badge in game profile - GOLD, All 7 premium ships pack!, Special General class for BACKERS ONLY!, Special main Asteroid model for BACKERS ONLY!

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  • You selected
    £1,000 reward

    2 backers

    PACK #14: PRINTED BANNER!
    This pack includes: Thanks in Credits in game and on AstroLords official web site, Hi-Res digital Wallpaper, Backer badge in game profile - GOLD, AstroLords post card signed by Arseniy Nazarenko, AstroLords magnet 5 x 5 cm with logo and icon, White or black Polo-shirt with AstroLords Backer logo, Printed wall banner 1m x 2m with your face as main General signed by the dev-team!, Reservoir of Deuterium (999.99$ in-game price), Special General class for BACKERS ONLY!, Special main Asteroid model for BACKERS ONLY!

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  • You selected
    £2,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (40 left of 40)

    PACK #15: OFFICER'S FACE!
    This pack includes: Thanks in Credits in game and on AstroLords official web site, Hi-Res digital Wallpaper, Digital Art Book PDF, Backer badge in game profile - GOLD, Premium account for 1 year, 10 x Artefacts, 40 x Runes, All 7 premium ships pack!, Special General class for BACKERS ONLY!, Special main Asteroid model for BACKERS ONLY!, Become a story! Your face on Officer card in the game

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  • You selected
    £4,975 reward

    2 backers

    PACK #16: PLATINUM!
    This pack includes: Thanks in Credits in game and on AstroLords official web site, Hi-Res digital Wallpaper, AstroLords post card signed by Arseniy Nazarenko, AstroLords magnet 5 x 5 cm with logo and icon, White or black t-shirt with AstroLords illustration and logo, White or black Polo-shirt with AstroLords Backer logo, Printed wall banner 1m x 2m with your face as main General signed by dev-team!, Special main Asteroid model for BACKERS ONLY!, Premium account for 2 years, Reservoir of Deuterium (999.99$ in-game price), Special General class for BACKERS ONLY!, Backer badge in game profile - PLATINUM

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  • You selected
    £5,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    PACK #17: REAL ASTROLORD!
    This pack includes: Thanks in Credits in game and on AstroLords official web site, Hi-Res digital Wallpaper, Digital Art Book PDF, Backer badge in game profile - PLATINUM, 15 x Artefacts, 50 x Runes, All 7 premium ships pack!, Premium account for 2 years, Reservoir of Deuterium (999.99$ in-game price), Special main Asteroid model for BACKERS ONLY!, EXCLUSIVE General with BACKER's FACE!

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Funding period

- (45 days)