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Last updated November 6, 2019

BOC: The Birth Of Civilizations (Canceled)

Historical Turn-based 4X strategy game set in the ancient world, spanning from the Ice Age up until the fall of the Roman Empire.

BOC: The Birth Of Civilizations (Canceled)

Historical Turn-based 4X strategy game set in the ancient world, spanning from the Ice Age up until the fall of the Roman Empire.

€17,018
pledged of €45,000pledged of €45,000 goal
394
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 6 2019
Last updated November 6, 2019

About

BOC is a realistic historical turn-based 4X strategic indie game project. Originally inspired by Civilization IV,  Our main features are a global scale over 360º realistic worlds (no borders) world brought to life by our own multi-platform engine, climate simulation, plus hardcore tactical components like supplies or morale system.

We want you to have a rich in-depth experience starting as a nomad and from there to great empires, having a real chance to explore the world before deciding where to settle, and over the passage of time, to adapt to a world that will change shape drastically.

Our approach will take players all the way from the last Ice Age (55.000 BC) up until the fall of the Western Roman Empire (500 AD).

 In BOC, the players don´t begin by choosing a particular faction, as happened in the real world. Rather, it is the geography and the decisions that you make as a player that, with the passage of time, shapes the culture and identity of your people. Basically, in BOC, social/cultural progression is similar to the historical timeline of civilizations in the real world.

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In BOC what we have is a sandbox-like combination of progression and cultures. At the beginning of the game, you just will have under your command a tiny nomadic tribe. This tribe are not Romans, Carthaginians, Persians or Sumerians, but depending on how you run and manage them over the millennia, they may become into one of these cultures!

Along with the Historical progression line, you can unlock a civilization with Trait trees, In the sand-box progression system, the player's civilization is the sum of traits acquired.


The world maps of BOC range from micro maps (8x8) up to vast global scale maps (512x384) without borders! which is more than 196.000 hexagonal tiles without any intermediate load screen,  this breaks the current world record by three times!

The procedural generation is based on realistic simulations models to generate the world map. The worlds of BOC are divided into circles of latitude like the real world. This determines the type of terrain, the amount of sunlight, temperature, weather and biomes. According to their latitude, the biomes can be colder or more temperate.

You can see the current biome list for implementation here

 The worlds of BOCproject include a large variety of resources and all of them are limited, which means that each kind of resource will end up running out through overexploitation.

A good example is the Mammoths, which provide the players with a good source of food as a hunting resource, but over the millennia, they will end up going extinct.



Trading nodes will be part of the regions’ system (this is how we are going to divide the world). Each region will be a group of hexagonal sections. The good thing is that these sections won’t be linked or predetermined, you´ll be able to modify, eliminate or create new regions.

Each region will have its own node and these will vary in accordance with their correspondent regions. Dividing your civilization into regions is a proposal that tries to improve two systems that we enjoy: the traditional system featured in the Civilizations series,  and the system of provinces from the EU and CK series. Our system is a significant improvement over the overly simplistic traditional hexagonal meshes.

Commerce starts after researching the primitive trade knowledge node, and after that, each civilization can start to grow their wealth through commerce and the accumulation of luxury resources; their wealth value is the sum of all of them. The Commerce income is divided into Domestic trade and World trade.

In BOC you can stack your units, each group of units consisting of a minimum of 4 units from a specific class, each one of these basic units group is called are battalion, you can stack up to 64 max units in one tile. You can stack different battalion classes in a unit group, with up to 16 different battalion classes.

A huge world has multiple and varied civilizations that differ in many aspects, In each game, we're implementing up to 32 different AI's that will also evolve using our non-linear progression system, guaranteeing enough diversity between AI's so you don't end up playing against two or more AI's that behave exactly the same way.

  • Personality and behaviour

In the team, we feel that a common mistake on the titles of the genre is the way of transmitting the reasons for the actions taken by the AI’s, because this usually is a commonly criticized topic.

We want to offer an approach that we think will provide coherently all the information that we all expected inside the game. That is proposing 4 values determining our projection, these values will be Power, Wealth, Culture and a 4th value that will assess the way you play like as a slave empire by e.g.


Deus Ex Machina is our own multi-platform game engine technology, The goal is to keep the hardware requirements as low as possible.

Developed from scratch in C++ specially designed to focus on performance and the efficient use of resources through an entirely original multithreading software architecture, because less expense brings more gameplay possibilities over all possible scenarios!!

Our architecture avoids the most expensive post-processing approaches, with an extreme focus on the most moderns indirect API´s + computing shaders (OpenCL), keeping in the process the shared resources as low as possible through memory barriers locking to zero overhead the hardware system and software drivers.

The OST for BOC is a really big challenge since we want to include orchestrated classical pieces together with our own original compositions. We believe that the music is there to enhance the player's experience, to help breathe life into the world of the game, and for this reason, the musical work will not be outsourced

BOC will be released on Steam and GOG* platforms for Windows, Linux and Mac, BOC will be DRM free in all versions, in addition, we will offer a 100% offline playable physical edition. BOC will not be released for consoles, mobile or other devices.

Ps. Platforms like EPIC games store are totally out of the question, we think that PC should be a compatible platform!

*GOG platform depends on future validation to be confirmed.


BOCproject is being developed by Code::arts studio, a little indie studio. We have developed our technology, community and game from scratch, the team of Code::Arts is a multicultural group from Canada, USA, UK, Germany and Spain

we expected to continue growing in order to achieve our roadmap.

Your support here on Kickstarter enables us either to finance the full development by ourselves, to able to make the 4X of our dreams.

We made a concerted effort to build our own community from scratch, discussing with all of our audience each gameplay mechanic, update, and proposal for over a year, paying special attention to your feedback. And we are very proud of the reception and acceptance that BOC has had over the course of the pre-alpha development.

Risks and challenges

We are self-funded and determined to complete the BOC project: Birth of Civilizations. Taking in consider this, we are not financially bound and will continue the development until our game will be finished. However, video game productions are always a big challenge for all team members and circumstances may affect the development process

- There might be technical problems or unforeseen challenges.
- We might be late (due to illness or change of the team or content).
- Certain features of the game that we are planning on now might be changed as we move ahead with development.
- Obtaining the rest budget might fail.

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    Collector’s Physical Edition: Emperor

    This is our very special physical “Collector’s Edition”. Instead of a regular box, you will get the game in a heavy box with metal applications and the BOC logo. In this unique packaging you will find everything you would expect from an awesome Collector’s Edition.

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    Limited collector's edition signed

    This is the LIMITED edition of our very special physical “Collector’s Edition”. You will get the game in a heavy box with metal applications and the BOC logo manually signed! In this unique packaging you will find everything you would expect from an awesome Collector’s Edition.

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    • The Game on DVD and CD´s
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    • PLUS a Key for the Digital Edition
    • Access to all closed Alpha Versions
    • Early Access Step
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    Design a Special Unit type

    You get to design a special Unit type on BOC with their own attributes (based on a true-historical), You also received all from Limited collector's Edition

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    • Game on DvD and CD-Box
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    Design a Civ with their traits trees

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    • Collector´s LIMITED Edition Box with metal and manually signed
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