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Emissive GamesBy Emissive Games
First created
Emissive GamesBy Emissive Games
First created
€2,392
pledged of €50,000pledged of €50,000 goal
59
backers
8days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, April 30 2019 7:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

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Retro Rockets is a knuckle busting game full of suspense and excitement. A group of three Retronauts is tasked with rebooting space stations while being hunted down by Destructo, a deadly machine. Destructo’s ultimate goal is to destroy the entire space station.

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Surviving Retronauts must not fear though! Killed Retronaut players will return as a formidable Securobot. This security robot provides protection with its powerful weapons. During the struggle to win, each party will have an array of gadgets, weapons, and abilities available to gain the upper hand.


As an asymmetrical multiplayer, Retro Rockets offers a multitude of play styles. Each character comes with its own play style, strengths, and weaknesses.

Playing as Destructo, you will be hunting down Retronauts and eventually destroy the entire space station. Although you are stronger than those Retronauts, you will have to be mindful of their traps and gadgets. More challenging are the Securobots that spawn after killing a Retronaut. You will have to utilize your weapons, gadgets, and abilities in order to be victorious.

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As a Retronaut you will have to work together and rely on your abilities and equipment. Even though you may be fragile, utilizing these will help you survive and complete your objective of rebooting the station. Rebooting the station will enable the security system, which will make short work of Destructo.

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Avenge your fallen comrades, and yourself! Your game is not over if you get killed while playing as a Retronaut! You will return as a formidable Securobot. Able to protect your surviving teammates and dealing serious damage to Destructo, you can aid your team towards victory. Either try to destroy Destructo with your weapons or aid any surviving Retronauts in completing their objective.

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 In Retro Rockets you are able to customize your character’s appearance, by changing colours, patterns and by swapping out parts/helmets. Customize your character to be the most awesome, badass or groovy!

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Besides visual appearance, you will also be able to change your loadout. Experiment with different gadgets weapons and abilities. This allows for strategy variations. How about a Retronaut that is less vulnerable and beefier, a.k.a. Rambonaut. Weigh in the pro’s and con’s to create interesting playstyles.

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Our composer Sjoerd Limberger has done a tremendous job at creating an awesome and diverse soundtrack. The soundtrack in our game is heavily inspired by 70s disco, funk, and epic, orchestral scores. Our orchestral pieces are even recorded at the Abbey Road recording studios. Music and sound effects are integral to our game and Sjoerd is the right person to get this done.

London Orchestra @ Abbey Road
London Orchestra @ Abbey Road

As you may know, making a game is expensive, really expensive. We have already made major investments into the game over the past two years. During this period the game has blossomed from a humble prototype to a full-blown alpha with all core features present. Our next major milestones will be the beta version and of course a full release. If you want to be part of the closed beta, be sure to check out our rewards. 

This is where Kickstarter comes in. A successful campaign makes it possible for us to reach these milestones and provide you with an amazing game. A big part of the budget will go towards development, allowing us to not have to worry about external clients or jobs on the side. Furthermore, the budget allows us to bring in external help and have Sjoerd compose even more kick-ass music!

The Team
The Team

Risks and challenges

Scope

Looking at our team size, one might say that we are making quite a big game. As it stands we have our core gameplay working and more. Reflecting on the progress we made, we are confident we can finish Retro Rockets, be proud of it and deliver you an awesome game.

Time

Since time travel has not been invented yet, time will remain to be a risk factor. This is one of the reasons why we organized this Kickstarter. It would allow us to invest even more time into the project, removing the need to accept jobs for external clients.

Multiplayer

Creating a multiplayer game can be quite technically challenging. You have to keep network infrastructure in mind, what happens when someone's ping is low or if someone leaves during a match? However, this is something we have been testing and solving since day one. Furthermore, the engine that we use, Unreal Engine 4, has many amazing tools for setting up an excellent networked game.

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