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Last updated October 14, 2014

Cimmerian Space Realtime 3D Browser Game

Cimmerian Space thrusts you in to the hot seat as you explore a 3D universe using just your web browser.

Cimmerian Space Realtime 3D Browser Game

Cimmerian Space thrusts you in to the hot seat as you explore a 3D universe using just your web browser.

£1,360
pledged of £ 5,000pledged of £ 5,000 goal
36
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, October 14 2014 1:59 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 14, 2014

About

Starting off piloting a small spaceship, you'll get the opportunity to trade, dogfight and bounty hunt your way to success. Our universe is set on the edge of known space where dark forces have been woken from their slumber. Travel from planet to planet following our mission threads to meet exotic space vixens, bounty hunters and aliens that maybe able to help you uncover the truth behind the mysterious Cimmerians. The game runs in all major browsers including on Android and soon on iOS8.

The Beta will launch shortly after this Kickstarter finishes 

The current game focuses on Fighter class ships and this kickstarter will be unlocking medium size ships that you can customise the appearance of via the use of Fleet Kits. Each Fleet Kit consists of a number of core hulls that lie at the heart of your ship and a set of parts , engines , weapons, bridges, radars and other decorative features that you can customise the appearance of your ship with. 

The Terran Fleet Kit currently consists of:

  • 9 Engines
  • 15 Weapons (shared with other fleets)
  • 3 Radars
  • 3 Bridges
  • 3 Windows
  • 3 Weapon Nacelles
  • 12 other decorative parts
  • 3 Hulls Initially - Frigate, Corvette
  • 3 Hulls as Stretch Goals: Destroyer, Aegis Defender and Cruiser

The Stretch Goals for the Kickstarter will unlock more Fleet Kits each with a distinct look and feel to them, and each with their own set of skins that allow you to change the ships colour scheme. When customising your ship you will be able to mix and match parts  and colours from different kits giving you an enormous spectrum of possible appearances. Each time you customise a ship you must save its appearance in a Customisable Ship Slot (much like costume slots in other games).

All Kickstarter backers will get access to all the Fleet Kit parts and skins that are unlocked. If you pledge £18 / 30$ or more you get a Corvette Hull from each Fleet so you can begin customising a ship as soon as each Fleet Kit is released.

So once you have made your perfect ship we have an option for you to view your ship as a 3D printable model. The geometry of the ship will change slightly between the real time representation and the 3D printable version as some parts have to be thickened or adjusted to work on a 3D printer. Once you are happy with the printable version you can validate it with our Shapeways plug-in to ensure it is printable, then use an Export Token costing £3 / $5 (check out our Export Token bundle Add-Ons) to send it directly to Shapeways to print and deliver it to you. When you have the ship in your Shapeways account you can print as many as you  like using their service! 

See our Pre-confgured ships in the Shapeways store so you can see actual sizes and material prices
See our Pre-confgured ships in the Shapeways store so you can see actual sizes and material prices

Whats super exciting is Shapeways have are piloting a full colour print process, so you could print your ship ready to play without any need to paint it! 

To keep the tabletop gamers happy we are also going to have a Free Edit mode where you can edit your ship without the constraints hard of points. These models wont be usable in game, but will be exportable. We are also planning a supporting table-top game rules supplement next year, Kickstarter backers will be the first to preview the rules. We have some core concepts but we want your feedback on what sort of game you want most.

At the heart of your ship lies its hull, each hull has unique armour, manoeuvrability and stealth factors and a number of Weapon Engine and Shield Hard points that come in 3 sizes – Small, Medium and Large. Each ship starts with each of its hard points filled with a Basic items but you really need to think about crafting upgrades to these. There are currently over 140 Weapons, 50 Shields, and 80 Engines that can be crafted via research and gathering components from the game or as gifts from your friends

The medium hulls that will be unlocked during this Kickstarter are - Corvettes, Gun Boats, Frigates, Destroyers, Aegis Defender and Cruisers. We have reserved Capital ships for mission content to give you some real challenges! Each Fleet has 4 of these 5 classes and their own strength and weaknesses too. For instance the Zen Dazi rely on advanced shields for protection, prefer to make lightning raids on their enemy. We will be revealing more about upcoming Fleets as our stretch goals get met so stayed tuned for more. 

If you are patient you can unlock these hulls by finding the right components in the game or take the opportunity to get them as Add-ons with a Kickstarter discounted rate.Take the Admiral Pledge to get all the Hulls unlocked!

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These initial pledge packs are designed to get you flying when the Cimmerian Space Beta launches, with everything you need to begin amassing your fortune. The £12 / 20$ and £18 / 30$ pledges also set you up for when the Ship customisation feature launches.

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If you interested in signing up to the Beta test the first 1000 players to sign up to the mailing list get 5$ worth of gold cuboids when they connect  to the game:

https://www.cimmerian-space.com/betasignup/

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Risks and challenges

Cimmerian Space is close to launching its beta test, we still have some debugging to do but the majority of work has been completed. We hope to launch the beta test not long after Kickstarter finishes. We already have an Android prototype, and will launch that after the desktop version, as we have to manage the interface on a variety of form factors of phones and tablets these days. iOS8 recently announced its compatibility with WebGL so an iPad version is on the cards post iOS8 launch. Apples implementation does have a reduced feature set of WebGL so we may have to adjust the graphics engine to cope with that.

We realise that building an intuitive ship editor will be one of the most important challenges that lies ahead, and so have been working on a simple interface to the ship editor and are confident that building your ship will be a fun process that will require a minimum amount of 3D skills. A simple menu will guide you through your choice of Fleet Kit -> Weapon, Engine, or Decorative ->Part -> Skin allowing you to easily move up and down the tree to change your parts. Then you will be able to place your part, rotate decorative features, and scale within some constraints. Finally when you have added all your parts your are ready to launch your ship or send to print!

Shapeways recently announced a pilot scheme for full colour 3D printing which we are very excited to explore. Clearly this is cutting edge technology and we dont know how long it will be before openly available but it is something we are in an excellent position to embrace.

Note since we are a UK based companies your pledges will be in GBP £, but we have put the approximate USD value for your convenience

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    ENSIGN PLEDGE: $1.6
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    FREELANCER PLEDGE 10$ -game value 24$
    : 100 Gold Cuboids (worth 10$)
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    + 2 Customisable Ship slots
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    MERCENARY PLEDGE 20$ game value $50 : 200 Gold Cuboids (worth 20$)
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    FIGHTER ACE PLEDGE 30$ game value $100
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    + 1 Ghost Class Interceptor
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    MINIATURES FLEET PEDGE - $32 value >50$ : All hulls and parts from one fleet of your choice + 5 Export tokens. + 4 Customisable Ship Slots

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    ADMIRAL PLEDGE 60$ game value up to $232 : 600 Gold Cuboids(worth 60$)
    + All Hulls unlocked as Stretch Goals
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    3D PRINT MASTER EARLY ADOPTER $80
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    PLANETARY GOVERNOR $150
    : You get to name a planet (we reserve the right to refuse obscene or comical names)
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    SHIP DESIGNER PLEDGE $250 -
    Work with our artist to design a Hull for one of the unlocked Fleets: 50 Export to Shapeways tokens*
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    MISSION COMMANDER $500 -
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    ALIEN AMBASSADOR $5000 -
    Work with our artist and concept team to design your own Fleet Pack and 3 Hulls to be released as a future game update. The fleet will be Introduced by a mission of your creation! (we reserve the right to refuse obscene or comical designs)
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