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Kimeric LabsBy Kimeric Labs
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Kimeric LabsBy Kimeric Labs
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$12,371
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 19 2015 4:35 PM UTC +00:00

About

Satellite Rush is a sci-fi top-down shooter with pixel art graphics and Roguelike elements.

Take control of an abducted office worker and blast through Satellite Moebius, an intergalactic space arena filled with vicious aliens, robots programmed to clean (or kill), and a (not always so cheery) audience.

It is one part Super Smash TV, one part Binding of Isaac (Asimov?), four parts Douglas Adams, shaken - not stirred. Serve with a sci-fi imaginarium garnish.

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This quote was translated into English from Brazilian Portuguese
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 Play our Proof of Concept Demo!

We have a proof-of-concept demo available so you can test it. Please bear in mind that the final game will be quite different, but you can already get a taste of Satellite Rush here!  

Remember that it's a project under development, so if you have any issues running it let us know what happened.

In Satellite Rush you control an unremarkable office worker known, by the aliens at least, by the codename Egomonkey.

"- I don't like where this is going..."
"- I don't like where this is going..."

Egomonkey was chosen for abduction after being considered the quintessential sentient inhabitant of planet Earth - after an abducted car failed to comply with the show’s agenda - and thrown into this sick space arena called Satellite Moebius. The Satellite runs a gladiatorial arena live-show where other aliens and abductees fight for the entertainment of the galactic masses.

Egomonkey is told that the exit is at the end of the corridor, and now has to gun his way through the Satellite’s corridors to reclaim his freedom (or die and start all over again).

Here's a great gameplay video, by Randomise User:

The core of the game is progressing through the Satellite’s corridors running and shooting your way to freedom. It is infested with several alien species with the sole purpose (whether they know it or not) of stopping you, the main attraction, from getting to the end.

But Satellite Moebius is a gladiatorial arena. While you’re fighting for your life, it is also important to keep in mind that you are supposed to please the audience.

If you put up a decent show, the cheer-o-meter will start to fill and they will throw in items that can help you, but if you disappoint them by standing still during a long time or just running around, they’ll get bored and throw things at you instead, to make you stop being such a chicken.

These items can be weapons, utility or defensive gear. Mainly weapons.

Yeah, mostly weapons.
Yeah, mostly weapons.

Once you get through the easy part of the show, it will be time for the main attraction. For this, the Satellite's sponsors have brought in Champion Aliens.

Yes, we've got some bullet hell going on, and it's awesome.
Yes, we've got some bullet hell going on, and it's awesome.

They are the top contenders in the arena, and facing them will be no easy task.

If you manage to defeat a Champion, you have the opportunity to stop worrying about the small fries in the audience. You get to dedicate your victory to one of the Three Big Sponsors, the Galactic Clans that provide the arena with money, guns, maintenance and a steady flow of new stuff to die so that the entertaining cosmic carnage can go on.

The Cult of Mechan, the Pecuniocrats of Joon or the Warphibians of G'ul. Which one will you please?
The Cult of Mechan, the Pecuniocrats of Joon or the Warphibians of G'ul. Which one will you please?

Doing so gets you an Upgrade from that sponsor's stash, making you more powerful and ready to face future enemies.

So, in short:  

  • Blast through endless corridors trying to please the audience;
  • Unlock new content and find the secrets of the Satellite;
  • Get Upgrades by dedicating boss deaths to specific Sponsors;
  • Die a lot.

Satellite Rush is Kimeric Lab’s first big game.

We started development pretty much from the team’s day one. Back then we expected it to be a smaller game, but we saw its potential and eventually decided to make it our first big step into the game developing world.

Since then the team has grown in size and experience, took part in some small projects, participated in game jams and now here we are.

While we have a playable proof of concept available so you can get a taste of Satellite Rush, it's still far from the final product. Because of this, don’t be surprised if some parts of the game mechanics come and go while we’re at it.

We want it to be nothing less than awesome :)

We have people who worked in the game industry for quite some time. From design and pixel art for games, art for TV cartoon serials (notably My Big Big Friend from Discovery Kids), music for film, theater and television, to leading the development of Critical Studios’ hit game Dungeonland. We are more than confident that we have every qualification necessary to deliver an awesome game experience.

We’re a big team for indie standards (our comings and goings aside, we’re thirteen people), and we don’t want to bore you with specifics, so unless you really want to know each one of us and see our ugly faces, you can just read the next paragraph and jump to the next section. We promise not to hold it against you.

If you’re really interested in reading our extensive team member specifications, here they go (and it’s a pleasure to meet you):

(Thank you for being so interested!)

Unlike Satellite Moebius, our team does not have a sponsor, and every penny we can get to continue our trek in the indie development world is worth it.

Like a lot of indie devs, we don’t have the resources necessary to make Satellite Rush the awesome game we want it to be. Some of us have already quit day jobs to work on Satellite Rush and have been burning through personal savings for quite some time.

With your help we can get the team to work full-time in the game, set up modest office space for us to work together, pay for our expenses as we do it and get all that legal stuff out of the way so we can make an awesome game.

What we intend to add to Satellite Rush with the money?

  • More aliens for you to shoot at;
  • More weapons for you to shoot them with;
  • More champions to kick your butt;
  • More deadly furniture to make the arena more interesting;
  • Events to liven up the Satellite – meteor showers, solar flares and schools of space piranhas;
  • An audience with more life and personality to watch your show.

We want to make the game larger, more alive and with a bigger replay value!

The nature of our game’s procedural systems is that the more content we add, the more diverse and fun the game will get. That’s what we want! We want Satellite Rush to be a rich universe that feels alive, filled with discovery and brainless carnage.

Will you help us do it?

Here's our reward list for all you Egomonkeys who want to make all of this possible:

Risks and challenges

Satellite Rush is Kimeric Labs' first big game. When the team came together it was more of an experiment than a real thing, but we saw it's potential and decided to make it our first title.
Part of the team dropped their day jobs and started working full time on Satellite Rush for as long as we could. We've fully migrated Satellite Rush to the Unity Engine, made more robust systems to support our vision of the game and worked hard to make it feel fantastic.
We've been at it for two years now, burning through personal savings, dedicating ourselves to it's development and gaining experience to deliver the best possible game.

But our resources are running thin.
Satellite Rush is a game with a big scope, and the time and commitment we can afford right now isn't enough to make it as good as we want it to be. Without the funding, the development will be severely shortened, as we return to our day-jobs and develop on our free time, delivering a product that is below our expectations and wishes.
With your funding we'll be able to fully devote ourselves to finishing Satellite Rush as the best game it can be.

Apart from that, we're confident that we have the team and motivation necessary to overcome any difficulties that development may happen upon, like we've been doing since the beginning.
We promise Satellite Rush will be no less than awesome when we're done with it!

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    SATELLITE DONOR:
    [Specimen will be cited as one of the event donors, and have his name printed in a monolith that will be launched in the "Egomonkey Premiere" to float in space forever.]

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    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT TICKETS:
    [Early birds buying tickets to Satellite Moebius will get a discount on the front row ticket to your favorite galactic carnage.]

    ► Everything from the $1 tier plus a PC or Mac or Linux copy of the game.

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    VIEWER:
    [Specimen will gain access to the front seats of the Satellite, with a clearer view to throw food and other aerodynamic projectiles at the contestants.]

    ► Everything from the 1$ tier plus one PC or Mac or Linux copy of the game.

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    PLUS ONE VIEWER:
    [Specimen will gain access to the front seats of the Satellite, plus a second ticket to gift to a fellow specimen - or to greedily storage until it becomes a vintage collector's product evaluated in millions.]

    ► Everything from the 5$ tier plus one extra PC or Mac or Linux copy of the game to give to a friend (or to add to your games hoard).

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    ENTHUSIAST:
    [In addition to front row seats, the specimen will gain access to the Satellite’s digital Species Catalog and the show's unique soundtrack album "Screaming in Space".]

    ► Everything from $5 tier, plus a Digital Artbook and digital copy of the "Screaming in Space OST".

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    FANATIC:
    [Specimen has shown great commitment by arriving early to the show and managing to sleep in both the cold and in zero gravity while waiting for the gates to open]

    ► Everything from $15 tier, plus become a tester and gain access to our closed development version releases, participating in the game’s development.

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    CONSULTANT:
    [Specimen will be invited to the Satellite’s backstage, contributing his own sociopathic input to the show’s carnage.]

    ► Everything from $15 tier, plus become a tester and gain access to our closed development version releases, participating in the game’s development.

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    VISIONARY:
    [Specimen has provided solid proof that it grasps the true meaning of life, the universe and everything, and therefore earned it’s place as a Space Age denizen. Attendee will no longer be referred to as “specimen”.]

    ► All rewards from $25 tier plus the opportunity to write a short message that will be broadcast in the game as if they came from the fictional audience. (Subject to review by the development team - In Space, no one can hear you being censored)

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    VIP GUEST:
    [Access to a luxury private booth will be guaranteed to the attendee. Our envoys infiltrated in Earth’s postal service will carefully sneak a Premium Signed Ticket to your home, together with a Golden Record containing the show’s soundtrack.]

    ► All rewards from $25 tier, plus receive a physical copy of "Screaming in Space OST" and a custom Entrance Ticket signed by the dev team.

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    SPACE ENTREPENEUR:
    [Atendee is a business being and his brand will be shoved down the public's throat all across the galaxy]

    ► Everything from the $100 tier, plus design a short commercial break on the big screens that hover above the audience in the game. Fictional only! No real brands here. Subject to review by the development team.

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    THAT PERSON WHO FRANTICALLY WAVES THEIR ARMS IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA WHILE ON LIVE TV:
    [All future generations must have a clear record that, indeed, you were right there, on that purple shirt, at Satellite Rush Season 678 Episode 45]

    ► Everything from the $100 tier plus have a character based on you or a fictional character of your choice at the audience!

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    BIO ENGINEER:
    [Nature bows and obeys your every command. Team up with our bioengineers to create a unique lifeform. Life in the Galaxy is yours to shape (and throw into a carnage)!
    (Please remember that there are no laws that forbid eugenics in low earth orbit)]

    ► Everything from the $100 tier, plus design an enemy with the team!

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    BENEFACTOR:
    [The final frontier. As a sign of eternal and undying gratitude, attendee is to be, henceforth, referred as “Benefactor”.
    The Benefactor has earned its place in the superior tiers of the Space Age. Benefactors have lifelong access to the Satellite, and will be contacted by the showrunners for a Champion indication.
    Also, Benefactors will be notified in the event of a scheduled planetary invasion.]

    ► All rewards from $100 tier, plus the opportunity to team up with the developers online and help create a unique Champion Enemy (Boss) to populate Satellite Moebius. Our gratitude will last until the last star in the sky has faded.

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    WHAT IS HAPPENING? WE DON'T EVEN!:
    [You're a superior being, beyond our wildest dreams and imagination. Every race in the known universe cannot help but gather in puzzlement as they point and stare. They lower their hands, in perfect silence, and bow.]

    ► All the rewards from the $100 tier, plus you can pick between developing a unique Champion (Boss) or an enemy with us. Plus you can create an awesome Gun that can be used by the "Egomonkey" as he runs through the Satellite. And name it! (subject to the development team's review)
    The eerie lights from distant galaxies shine only for you.

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    [Just what do you think you're doing, Dave?]

    ► A Big Bang of gratitude will give birth to a new parallel universe with your name written in cosmic background radiation.

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Funding period

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