Hello all, my name is Steve and I appreciate you taking the time to read about my project. This is my first co-developed title for our platform called Nuclear Eclipse Online also known as N.E.O that takes place in a world envisioned to be Fallout 3 meets Halo. NEO is a Free-to-Play Sci-fi shooter that has been in development for almost 2 years.
NEO is being developed by my team here in the US under the name Boiling Core Entertainment and an outsourcing company in Beijing China that also worked on titles like Halo 3. The team behind Boiling Core has years of experience making and playing online games, and this project is the culmination of lifetimes devoted to online gaming. When we decided to start this endeavor we realized there was just no way to develop a larger scale FPS with just 3 of us in a basement.
Other than me on the US side the team works part-time, around other jobs and our outsourcing studios work on milestone payments & future royalties. Since I am self-funding this project this causes a lot of delays, bottlenecks, miscommunication and stress. And that’s what has brought me to Kickstarter.
So, where are we at?
We have been working on NEO for awhile now and it’s almost ready. We are shooting for a closed beta in October and a planned open beta at the end of November. The internal tests have all been positive, but the game needs a lot more polish before we are ready to open it up to players. We need to rethink some things and fix some bugs. One thing personally is the art direction as far as character models. The mutant zombies just aren’t mutant-y or zombie-y enough for my taste yet.
Main Features at Open Beta:
With your support and of course your money, we will be able to go to open beta with NEO this winter with the following features:
- 8-10 Game Maps, that includes 2-3 PvE mission maps.
- 6 Game Modes; like King of the Hill, Killing Machine, Capture the Flag, Zombie Apocalypse, etc.
- 8 Sets of mixable equipment that includes 7 pieces each (Avatar customization)
- 5 different basic Avatars to customize
- 16 Weapons with 22 weapon modifications
- 3-5 Vehicles. I wanted a map that can have air combat, but that might be a 75k Stretch goal.
- A ranking system for individuals and teams.
The PvE missions are unique, in that they have multiple difficulty levels with different rewards for each run. The PvE missions can be done solo or with a team.
As mentioned above, I like air combat. So if we hit $75,000 there will be a large map for that.
Currently NEO is a PC only title, but if we somehow manage to hit $150,000 we will begin porting over to the Xbox, PS3, and OUYA marketplaces where you can download for FREE on all three.
The rewards are something that the team and I thought people would like, but we are open to other ideas. Send me a message and we can talk about it. In the meantime here is some concept art for some of the current rewards.
Beta Tester Armor Top, Army Of One Armor Bottom:
Example of a Custom Avatar:
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