Space Chronicles is a free-to-play MMORPG you can play in your browser. You are a space pilot in one of the two races of the game universe, fighting a bloody war to control the Deutanio, the most rare and precious material in the universe. Gather resources, fight the enemy, join factions to reach common objectives, explore and much more! Write the chronicles of the universe!
NOTE: A free/public alpha testing will start shortly (approx. middle Jan) as a demo for the campaign and as a testing cycle for the game. After that, there will be a closed beta phase available only to bakers.
Brief Gameplay Introduction
If you ever played games like DarkOrbit, this game will be familiar in its basic gameplay. You start by selecting your race. Then you obtain a basic spaceship, some weapons and ammo that you can upgrade with credits, aurum, resources and by rising your exp level.
The game universe is dominated by two races: The Humans and the Ruykons. There is also present a third race non playable called 'Insectoid', biomachines with survival as their unique objective.
The 'Deutanio' is the most rare and precious resource in the universe. It is the only material that can be used to produce the 'Energhon'. The 'Energhon' makes up the energy used for everything in the universe, from spaceships engines to weapons, defense shields, warp jumping and much more.
Because the 'Deutanio' is so very rare in the galaxy, the two races have engaged in research to find methods to synthetize it. The process isn't easy or cheap and introduces the concept of 'material crafting'. In the universe there are six main resources: Beuranio, Palonite, Talonite, Teutranio, Detraxite and Deutanio The 'Beuranio', 'Palonite' and 'Talonite' are the most common resources in the galaxy. You can find them in asteroids, salvage box, insectoid and other places. It's possible to combine the Beuranio and the Talonite to synthetize the Teutranio and combine the Palonite and the Talonite to synthetize the Detraxite. By combining the Teutranio and the Detraxite you can finally synthetize the Deutanio! Confused? I told you it wasn't easy! And yes, you lose some resources along the way. I also told you it's not cheap! Obviously you can also buy the already synthetized resources on the galatic market so that option is up to you!
Credits and Aurum
The Credits are the main currency of the game. It can be found in the salvage boxes, in the insectoid and obviously yes, it can be looted from the other dead players. The Aurum is a premium currency of the game, you can think of it as gold. You can get Aurum monthly if you pay for a Premium Account or buy it from our upcoming store. It can also be found in little quantity within the game to allow the free users to obtain the most powerful equipment, but obviously more slowly!
Spaceships and Weapons
The spaceship is your "avatar" in the game. The Hull defines your hitpoints, your speed and the max number of resources player can load aboard. You can upgrade your ship and also buy new hulls to make it more powerful. But you can only use one ship at time, you can't build a fleet. The weapons available are currently of three main types: Laser Cannons, Missiles and Mines. Every weapons can be loaded with different Ammo Types. Every ammo types has a basic damage and unique effects, but the number of weapons multiply the damage of the Ammos. I'll give you an example: you have 2 laser ammo type on board, the 200 damage type and the 400 damage type. You have 2 laser cannons. So your basic damage will be 200 x 2 for the first type of ammo and 400 x 2 for the second type. This is a basic rule, but there are other things influencing the damage, like the experience level or the droids.
It will possible to create Factions (or Clans) to cooperatively pursue common objectives to complete quests, events, and super special events!
This is only a brief introduction of the Space Chronicles galaxy. It is a universe continuously evolving, one where your actions will have consequences, directing and developing the game's story! Without getting in depth into the gameplay (that would be a very long reading for this page) you should know that there are an incredible amount of features you can further read on our website, our facebook page or our twitter account. We will upload a full gameplay guide on our website in the coming weeks, but be patient: it's long to read but also to write!
Space Chronicles is a project that has requested a big investment to reach this prototype stage. Currently the project is approaching the alpha phase but we have got many ideas that we want to reasearch & develop. That's why we need your help and support! The money that we'll get from this fundraising will only be used to fund the game development, to acquire new assets and software licenses, and to hire new developers. The main objective is clear: to get the most entertaining and addictive game possible!
This is a brief explanation of every item available in perks.
Beta Forum: Access to a special forum where you can talk with devs and be an active part of the game developing with your thoughts and ideas.
Closed Beta: Access to the second phase of playtesting that should be private and begin at the end of Janauary (date may vary). You can play in this phase only by backing the project or by getting a code with one of our promo events.
Early Start: Start the game one week before the official launch. Be stronger then other players!
Aurum: It's the premium coin of the game. Is needed to buy the best upgrades for your ship. Aurum can be found in little quantity in game or you can buy it in our store. The minimum pack you can buy is 5,000 Aurum at 1€.
Premium Account Benefits: Missile Fire Rate x 2, Repair Rate Rate x 2, 10000 Aurum every Month, 10% discount on aurum that will be combined with other promotions, and many more! Premium Account will cost 3€/Month and can be suspended at the end of the selected payment cycle.
Name a Planet: Give a name to a Ruykon Planet! Moderation by the devs will be applied.
Name a Space System: Give a name to a Space System! Moderation by the devs will be applied.
1 Hours Skype with devs: Chat or Voice call with the devs for an hour! You can ask anything you want! We speak Italian and English. You will be contacted to get an appointment.
In game items:
Laser Cannon: Mark3 is a 3x damage multiplier laser cannon. The store value is 30000 Aurum
Laser Ammo: ML-S3 is an elite ammo that cause a 270 to 300 damage. Store value is 3 aurum for every single shot. ML-S4 is one of the best ammo available, can cause 375 to 400 damage. The store value is 5 aurum for every single shot
Deutanio: Deutanio is the resource that you need to generate Energhon. The energhon gives power (activates) the Droids, the Shields and other things.
Fully Upgraded Engines: You'll receive a full stack of upgrades for your ship engines. Be the fastest pilot of the Galaxy!
Energhon Generator: It is a portable reactor that allows conversion of Deutanio into Energhon to power up all the ship systems like Droids, Shield etc... The store value is 50,000 aurum
Shields: Your main defense. Shields can absorb damage or even ricochet it back to the enemy, effects may vary depending on the type and upgrade you have.
Droids: these are automated machines you can take aboard your ship to help you with various functions. Every droid it's equippable with "Chips" that are similar to the passive and active abilities system that you see in every RPG game. The store value of the droid is 100,000 Aurum and the price of Chips range from a minimum of 10,000 to 20,000 Aurum
Main: 5000€ Close game development earlier, implement an events/quest system depending and interacting with the game world, implements factions events etc etc...
Stretch Goal 1: 10,000€ Add new universe zone to explore, add new alien, add new types of weapons and new types of playable ships.
Stretch Goal 2: 15,000€ We'll add a new playable race! The universe will be bigger and we will add new drones, new boss and new quest!
Stretch Goal 3: 25,000€ We'll realize a standalone client for the game, that you can play from you desktop instead from the browser. That means Linux support!
Other ways to help us
We appreciate any way in which will be able to help us achieve our funding. If you are unable to contribute financially to our campaign, please share the page with your network!
Risks and challenges
Financial instability is our main challenge: we face the risk of running out of cash. As we are a small team, it takes longer to complete the project; however it is easier to control our budget that way. Even though we are a small team, the experience and background of each member has made the team diverse with creative/design and business/finance expertise. We are constantly analyzing the status of the game and comparing it to our budget to ensure we have enough money.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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