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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, December 19 2011 5:59 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 20, 2011

Exiles of Chiron

Exiles of Chiron is a free to play, multiplayer spaceship shooter with customizable ships, weapons, hulls and shields.

Exiles of Chiron

Exiles of Chiron is a free to play, multiplayer spaceship shooter with customizable ships, weapons, hulls and shields.

$2,185
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
41
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, December 19 2011 5:59 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 20, 2011

About

Welcome KickStarters!

Update 1:

Mike created a 'Fighter Archetype Showcase' video to showcase the two fighters, the Hornet and the Stinger.  We will be doing 2 more videos to highlight the tanks (Titan and Chimera) and support (Tempest and Raven).

About this project:

Exiles of Chiron is a project by Bat Country Games -- Charles Stracener & Michael Keeney.  We are both long-time programmers, and long-time gamers.  We have spent the last year pouring our hearts (and brains) into this project and to build the most enjoyable game we possibly can.  The project has turned out much bigger than either of us had anticipated, but with hard work and dedication we've managed to turn it into a reality.

Exiles of Chiron:

Update: Exiles of Chiron Alpha is currently a PC (Windows) and Mac release.  The Mac version does not have a working launcher/updater at the moment but we're working on it.  Sadly we can not support Linux unless Unity adds support.

Exiles of Chiron is a multiplayer top-down spaceship shooter with customizable ships, weapons, hulls and shields.  The game is fast paced and games typically last between 10-20 minutes.  Currently we have 6 unique ships in the game and are working hard to add more.  The game is currently in alpha, meaning it's playable but we're still adding new features and functionality.

The game logic is 100% server side to prevent exploits and ensure an enjoyable, consistent playing experience.

Current features:

  • Customizable ships, weapons, hulls and shields.
  • Lobby system with friends list and chat.
  • Game Mode: Team Death Match
  • Matchmaking system that quickly gets you in a game.
  • Automatic updater so you always have the latest version of the game.
  • Website and Forums available at www.exilesofchiron.com.

Coming soon:

  • More ships, weapons, hulls and shields.
  • Cross game chat.
  • More game modes such as Capture the Flag, Domination, and Mothership.
  • Customize each weapon to fit your playstyle.
  • Got a feature request?  We'll gladly look into it.  Shoot us an email or visit the forums.

The game and network code is in place and current play tests with friends are going very well. We will be entering "alpha" release around the same time this project begins, which will be open to project backers only (any donation level).  This not only will reward our backers with a gameplay  "sneak peek", but also help us stress test and give us feedback for our later official release.

Once released, the game is going to be 'free to play'.  All game items are unlockable by simply playing the game.  Cosmetic items are purchasable through the store.  We want to give players the option to play for free, and if they feel like supporting the game then purchase something from the store.  The game is balanced in a way where swiping your credit card does not give you a competitive advantage.

Why we want your money:

We mentioned above that both of us are programmers, but neither of us are artists.  We purchased the ship models and most of the effects currently in the game.

If you decide to donate, the money will go to:

  • Two professional licenses of Unity3D.  We are currently using the Indie license of Unity3D which has a limited feature set.
  • Hosting for game server and website.
  • GUI and environment art, including unique skins instead of the current recolors.
    • Sound effects and music.
    • Scale up of overall production values.

We are proud of the game in its current functional state, but need your help to give it an artists touch.

Exclusive KickStarter 'Tidal' skin unlocked for all ships.  $25 reward.

Alpha access:

To unlock access to the Alpha, please send us a message through Kickstarter telling us your email address.  We will email you confirmation then you can create your account through our website.  You can find more details on the Alpha at our official forums.

Exiles of Chiron Website:

http://www.exilesofchiron.com/

Special thanks to:

Our families for being incredibly supportive.

Our friends for helping us test and being critical.

Stendeck for providing the awesome music in the trailer.

And anyone who's listened to either of us ramble on for hours about the game.

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    Include all of the previous rewards and... Design your own ship! Your web chat from the 250$ reward will also include designing a ship (name, stats, ultimate weapon, the works!) to be released at a future date, subject to approval.

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