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$1,068
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
33
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, May 6 2015 2:06 PM UTC +00:00

About

Prepare to Warp!
Prepare to Warp!

Unveiling Stellar, a roguelike space shooter for PC that blends the immersion and furious fast-paced gameplay of modern titles with the best elements of classic games like Galaga and Asteroids.

"There are quite a few space-themed games on the horizon. This one, however, stood out" - Imad Khan, The Daily Dot

The universe of Stellar features numerous solar systems populated with hundreds of procedurally generated asteroids, meteor showers and planets. Each world is inhabited by its own alien race equipped with their own powerful weapons and spacecraft.

" Imagine exploring those depths, venturing into the unknown, and murdering the heck out of everyone you find there so you can rule everything. What a sweetie you are." - Alice O'Connor, Rock Paper Shotgun​

Players assume the role of an alien tasked with expanding their race’s domain. The player’s species has two distinct advantages in their battles with other extraterrestrials:

1) The ability to assimilate the ships and weapons of other aliens

2) Shifting dimensions, taking gamers from 3D dogfighting to a 2D top-down or side scrolling perspective, locking nearby objects and enemies into the same 2D space as the player’s ship.

Players will dogfight their way through countless ranks of enemies amidst breathtaking spacescapes. Combat in Stellar will be a mix of 3D dogfight games like Starfox, and 2D arcade games like Asteroids.

 In 3D players can flip and barrel roll to dodge, while taking out enemies from a distance.  

Danger ahead!
Danger ahead!
Carrier close up
Carrier close up

 2D combat will resemble a top-down shooter, all the enemies and space objects next to the player get slammed into a 2D world. Different enemies will present advantages/disadvantages from different 2D perspectives (top-down, left, or right).

2D combat
2D combat

Enemy races will be randomly generated! They'll include small fighter ships, larger carrier ships, and massive bosses. We've designed a ship builder that assembles enemies in random configurations out of a set of parts (wings, hulls, weapons, accessories, etc). Using this method, we can create a large variety of enemies out of few art assets. Over time, this will evolve into a large collection of parts so we can have 100's of different enemy ships.

An example of some randomly generated enemies.
An example of some randomly generated enemies.
Boss ship close up
Boss ship close up

Enemy weapons will be randomly generated in different configurations and abilities. Each race will have a unique set of weapon technologies that can be unlocked and adapted by the player.

In Stellar you play as an alien race whose sole purpose is to take over the universe. As captain of your ship, you are tasked with conquering the galaxy and claiming whatever alien tech you come across in order to increase and diversify your arsenal while maximizing your capacity for destruction. You are given the unique privilege of using your home planet's secret weapon, a device that allows travel between the 2nd and 3rd dimensions to better allow for the strategic dominance over your foes!

The story of your race will unfold over time as you play the game. Previous playthroughs will be recorded and mentioned to the player via the home planet's commander. For example, you might be told to aspire to the legend of a previous player if they did well, or threatened if a previous player did poorly. 

True to many roguelikes death means you actually died. Technologies a player gains by defeating alien races will persist from play to play, but upgrades will not. Every time you play, you start as a NEW fighter ship, sent off into the dark regions of space to conquer what you can.

The universe of Stellar is randomly generated EVERY TIME YOU PLAY. Players can explore a range of solar systems and the space in-between as they battle countless foes, attempting to conquer them. The universe will include asteroid belts, gas clouds, planets, meteors, and more.

Watch out!
Watch out!

Listen to some of the music from the game: 

Stellar will feature original music that changes with your surroundings. All the tracks in the game will have a bass line that fades in when you are close to enemies, and fades out when you're in the "safe" regions of empty space.

We have a vision for Stellar that given the chance we can bring to life and into the hands of players around the world. Because of Stellar's randomly generated universe, we have the potential to create a robust game out of limited assets. Every dollar earned allows our team to dedicate our resources to improve and extend the game. Our dream is for every play-through of Stellar to feel like a new and fresh experience. With your help we can afford to make Stellar what we know it can be, a badass space exploration meets roguelike arcade game. If you share our vision then please support us! 

If we meet our goal of $10,000. We'll be able to release the game on PC by 2016. Any money above that will allow us to add even more content to the game. That means more enemies, planets, weapons, upgrades, and more play time!

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Siphon - puzzle platformer.
Vivo - spherical shooter arcade
Vivo - spherical shooter arcade

Thank you to everyone for your continued support as we improve Stellar! We couldn't do this without our friends, family, and fans that help us strive to become our best.

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge in Stellar is to have every time you play feel like a new experience. We want this game to have hundreds of upgrades, weapons, alien spaceships, and planets. That much gameplay requires a large effort over a long amount of time. However our team definitely has the skills to make this happen, and we'd love to have you along for the ride!

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