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About this project

Massive alien machines of pure death were poised just beyond the rim of our solar system and like fools we reached out in friendship, begging for annihilation.  

Now they're here, threatening to implode the sun and eradicate humanity unless we comply with their depraved demands of flesh, violence, and pain!

The Infinite Black 2 is a new online tactical role-playing adventure where you command fleets of ships through strategic turn-based battles to slaughter aliens and conquer solar systems for your corporation!

The Infinite Black was created nearly a decade ago and became an instant cult classic enjoyed by over one-million players worldwide! It is one of the first online games to bridge the divide between all desktop and mobile platforms, bringing together a diverse community that spawned many real-life weddings, pregnancies, divorces, parking lot brawls, and maybe a few stints in jail.

We're taking everything that made the original so amazing, but powering it up with a custom massively-multiplayer game engine and the latest technology! The Infinite Black 2 will be a familiar universe to our veteran players, but is an entirely new and unique interpretation not intended to replace the first game, which continues to have a vibrant and thriving community!

Cross-platform servers will once again bring together a multitude of people, with launch-day support for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS! No matter what system, all of your friends can play through missions, fight invasions, raid enemy corporate garrisons, and gamble on tournaments together!

Players will become part of the story as live Dungeon Masters craft custom events in real-time, and evolve future development with daily staff discussion in chat!

All backers will receive a promo code for the original game to redeem a valuable gift. In the coming months we will announce a new feature linking the first game with the second, allowing corporations in one to take actions and influence the other. This also provides a great benefit to veteran players, even if they don't like the new game.

You will also receive a free digital copy of The Infinite Black 2, special player titles, and community awards such as unique ships and paint skins that will not be offered later! We don't sell post-Kickstarter "slacker backer" packages -- You will have exclusive rewards with real value that demonstrate how wise and intelligent you were to support the game!

Each tier of support comes with a pile of Credits to "kick start" your first day in The Infinite Black 2! They are used to repair damaged equipment, bid on auctions, hire ships, expand storage space, grow your Corporation, and gamble on tournaments. Players can also earn Credits by doing missions, selling items, fighting invasions, and collecting bounties.

Gameplay in The Infinite Black 2 is centered around fleets of ships deployed to solar systems throughout the universe. 

Each fleet is a collection of ships that fight together when joining combat in strategic turn-basedbattlefields. There will be many ship classes and factions ranging from tiny fighters to massive planet-crushing dreadnoughts! Each ship has strengths and weaknesses that can be exploited or augmented through tactics and equipment decisions. Players discover new ships and equipment as loot by winning a battle, hunting down bounties, or with research and engineering.

At the head of your fleet is The Flagship -- A powerful command vessel with flexible mount-point utility allowing it to act in any role from front-line offense to long-range missile assault, or running support with advanced nano-repair technology.

Corporations are a social group of like-minded players working together towards common goals such as gathering resources, researching technology, engineering equipment, or the complete and total annihilation of all other life!

Players may create new corporations and deploy their corporate garrison to any suitable solar system. The garrison acts as a social and military hub where technology is researched, defenses are established, and territory is controlled. Enemy corporations can raid other garrisons to steal research or disable their technology!

All corporation members take part in Corporate Quests to earn items and Corporate Credits used to expand the Garrison.

Players own a reserve of ships that are deployed in fleets via jump gates around the galaxy. Each ship can be customized in great detail with unique color combos, skin patterns, engine effects, and decals. Ships may come in hundreds of configurations with origins in one of the many factions of human or alien races. Each faction has a unique visual style, as well as strategic strengths and weaknesses.

Every item and ship is procedurally generated! No two are ever the same!

Weapons, engines, armor, shields, and computers are discovered as loot or crafted via engineering, and can be equipped to your ships or sold on the player-driven auction market. There are no NPC merchants for selling your items -- Players set the value and dictate the economy.

All backers will receive free bonus Credits and items!
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The Infinite Black 2 will be fully released on all desktop and mobile platforms by December 2017, however kickstarter backers will have the opportunity to play much sooner! We expect to start testing by the end of summer, and early launch access by the end of October. There will not be a database reset once early access begins, so you'll have a head start on the teeming masses.

Thank you for the support! Check back often for new updates and sneak peaks!

Email us with any questions or ideas!

Check out our other games!

 

Risks and challenges

We successfully completed a Kickstarter campaign in 2016 for Heroes of Dire -- A dark fantasy online game with similar risks. The project was delivered on time, with significantly more features than initially promised, and development continues today with new features added often.

"The Pit" is our custom MMO game engine created specifically with The Infinite Black 2 in mind. It has already been proven in the wild with Heroes of Dire, where all the hard technical and deployment problems were solved.

We have self-funded the initial development costs of The Infinite Black 2, and assuming we can reach our (very) reasonable funding goals, the chance of failure at this point is low. We've built a proven game engine and just need to cover a few months of operating costs to keep the lights on while it's finished.

Spellbook has secured the www.TIB2.com website and registered the The Infinite Black trademark. The costs of operation are fixed, known, and manageable. A steady playerbase of ~400 players is expected to break even on one server, with deployment to Steam marketplace alone providing at least 1,000 players.

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    The Shuttle Tier

    * "Shuttle Pilot" Exclusive Player Title
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    The Corvette Tier

    * All previous titles, plus "Corvette Pilot"
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    The Frigate Tier

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    The Destroyer Tier

    * All previous titles, plus "Destroyer Pilot"
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    The Cruiser Tier

    * All previous titles, plus "Cruiser Commander"
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    The Battleship Tier

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    The Dreadnought Tier

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    * 70,000 credits
    * 4 unique random Human ships
    * 1 unique random Alien ship
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    The Titan Tier

    * All previous titles, plus "Titan Captain"
    * 85,000 credits
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    * 2 unique random Alien ships
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    The Flagship Tier

    * All previous titles, plus "Vice Admiral"
    * 145,000 credits
    * 6 unique random Human ships
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    +3 Ship Storage Slots
    +1 Fleet Deployment Slots
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    The Carrier Tier

    * All previous titles, plus "Fleet Admiral"
    * 255,000 credits
    * 9 unique random Human ships
    * 3 unique random Alien ships
    +6 Ship Storage Slots
    +3 Equipment Storage Slots
    +1 Fleet Deployment Slots
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    The Loyalist Tier

    * All Carrier Tier titles, plus "The Loyalist" and "Admiral"
    * 375,000 credits
    * 9 unique random Human ships
    * 3 unique random Alien ships
    +6 Equipment Storage Slots
    +12 Ship Storage Slots
    +2 Fleet Deployment Slots
    * Set of 6 unique Human Alliance ships, all in "Rare" gear
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    The Separatist Tier

    * All Carrier Tier titles, plus "The Separatist" and "Admiral"
    * 375,000 credits
    * 9 unique random Human ships
    * 3 unique random Alien ships
    +6 Equipment Storage Slots
    +12 Ship Storage Slots
    +2 Fleet Deployment Slots
    * Set of 6 unique Human Separatist ships, all in "Rare" gear
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    The Pirate Tier

    * All Carrier Tier titles, plus "The Pirate" and "Admiral"
    * 375,000 credits
    * 9 unique random Human ships
    * 3 unique random Alien ships
    +6 Equipment Storage Slots
    +12 Ship Storage Slots
    +2 Fleet Deployment Slots
    * Set of 6 unique Human Pirate ships, all in "Rare" gear
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    The Wyrd Tier

    * Exclusive Titles: "The Invader" "The Assassin" "The Reaper" "The Wayfarer" "The Colonizer" and "The Wyrd"
    * 450,000 credits
    * 9 unique random Human ships
    * 3 unique random Alien ships
    +6 Equipment Storage Slots
    +12 Ship Storage Slots
    +2 Fleet Deployment Slots
    * Set of 6 unique Wyrd ships, all in "Rare" gear
    * All community rewards
    * Digital copy of The Infinite Black 2
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    The T'Kri Tier

    * Exclusive Titles: "The Mantis" "The Eluder" "The Mimic" "The Scientist" "The Shirk" and "The Enslaved"
    * 450,000 credits
    * 9 unique random Human ships
    * 3 unique random Alien ships
    +6 Equipment Storage Slots
    +12 Ship Storage Slots
    +2 Fleet Deployment Slots
    * Set of 6 unique T'Kri ships, all in "Rare" gear
    * All community rewards
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    The Heteroclite Tier

    * Exclusive Titles: "The Hunter" "The Killer" "The Predator" "The Warrior" "The Hive Mind" and "The Defender"
    * 450,000 credits
    * 9 unique random Human ships
    * 3 unique random Alien ships
    +6 Equipment Storage Slots
    +12 Ship Storage Slots
    +2 Fleet Deployment Slots
    * Set of 6 unique Heteroclite Aliens, all in "Rare" gear
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    * Digital copy of The Infinite Black 2
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    The Precursor Tier

    * Exclusive Titles: "The Flayer" "The Executioner" "The Devastator" "The Despoiler" "The Annihilator"and "The Precursor"
    * 450,000 credits
    * 9 unique random Human ships
    * 3 unique random Alien ships
    +6 Equipment Storage Slots
    +12 Ship Storage Slots
    +2 Fleet Deployment Slots
    * Set of 6 unique Precursor ships, all in "Rare" gear
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    The Space Lord Tier

    * Exclusive Titles: "Space Lord" and 10 UNIQUE randomly-generated titles
    * 750,000 credits
    * 6 unique random Human ships
    +12 Equipment Storage Slots
    +15 Ship Storage Slots
    +2 Fleet Deployment Slots
    * 10 unique random ships (ANY RACE), all geared with "Rare" equipment
    * 9 "Ship Refit" Blueprints, allowing you to upgrade a ship to another type! Tradable!
    * All community rewards
    * Digital copy of The Infinite Black 2
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    * Kickstarter-exclusive skin for your ships!
    * 30,000 BlackDollars in The Infinite Black 1

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    The Earthling Tier

    * All 14 Exclusive Titles from the Human Tiers and 14 UNIQUE randomly-generated titles
    * 1.5 Million credits
    +18 Ship and Equipment Storage Slots
    +3 Fleet Deployment Slots
    * Set of all 18 Human ships (Alliance, Separatist, Pirate) + 6 others (random), all geared with "Rare" equipment!
    * All community rewards
    * Digital copy of The Infinite Black 2
    * Access to Alpha and Beta testing
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    * 66,000 BlackDollars in The Infinite Black 1

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    The Alien Tier

    * All 18 Exclusive Titles from The Wyrd, T'Kri, and Heteroclite Tiers and 10 UNIQUE randomly-generated titles
    * 1.5 Million credits
    +18 Ship and Equipment Storage Slots
    +3 Fleet Deployment Slots
    * Set of all 18 Wyrd, T'Kri, and Heteroclite ships + 6 others (random), all geared with "Rare" equipment!
    * All community rewards
    * Digital copy of The Infinite Black 2
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    Fist Contact: Huppo

    * Discover a new Sentient Race and help them enter the Space Age
    * 6 Exclusive Titles: "Empress" "Regina" "Contessa" "Princess" "Matriarch" "Pasha" and 10 UNIQUE randomly-generated titles
    * 1.5 Million credits
    +18 Ship and Equipment Storage Slots
    +3 Fleet Deployment Slots
    * Three sets (18 ships) of Huppo Ships + 6 others (random), all geared with "Rare" equipment!
    * Exclusive Access to Huppo ships for the first 6 months!
    * All community rewards
    * Digital copy of The Infinite Black 2
    * Access to Alpha and Beta testing
    * Kickstarter-exclusive skin for your ships!
    * 66,000 BlackDollars in The Infinite Black 1

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    The Overlord Tier

    * Reserve your TIB-1 corporation name
    * Corp Credits bonus based on the rank of your existing TIB 1 Corporate Garrison!
    * Note: Each Corporation can only be claimed once by an active leader. First come, first served.
    * 17 Exclusive Titles: "CEO" "Leader" "Corporate Overlord" all 14 Human titles, and 10 UNIQUE randomly-generated titles
    * 3 Million credits
    * Set of all 18 Human ships (Alliance, Separatist, Pirate) + 6 others (random), all geared with "Rare" equipment!
    +18 Ship and Equipment Storage Slots
    +4 Fleet Deployment Slots
    * You design an Exclusive Title for all Kickstarter Backers!
    * All community rewards
    * Digital copy of The Infinite Black 2
    * Access to Alpha and Beta testing
    * Kickstarter-exclusive skin for your ships!
    * 144k BlackDollars in The Infinite Black 1

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    The Cartographer Tier

    * 17 Exclusive Titles: "The Cartographer" "The Explorer" "The Pathfinder" all 14 Human titles, and 10 UNIQUE randomly-generated titles
    * 3 Million credits
    * Set of all 18 Human ships (Alliance, Separatist, Pirate) + 6 others (random), all geared with "Rare" equipment!
    +18 Ship and Equipment Storage Slots
    +4 Fleet Deployment Slots
    * You design an Exclusive Title for all Kickstarter Backers!
    * Discovery! Work with our level designer to create two new Solar System maps!
    * Your Corporation gains access to an exclusive hunting zone!
    * All community rewards
    * Digital copy of The Infinite Black 2
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    The Ancient Alien Tier

    * Work with our team to develop a new alien race! Decide name, backstory, art, ship classes, and more!
    * Full set of 6 ships from the race you designed!
    * Each Kickstarter backer gets 1 of your race's ships!
    * COMBO: Alien + Earthling + Huppo + Overlord + Cartographer!
    * Reserve your TIB-1 corporation name
    * Corp Credits bonus based on the rank of your existing TIB 1 Corporate Garrison!
    * All 48 Exclusive Player Titles + 10 Unique randomly-generated titles
    * 7.5 Million credits
    * Full set of all 18 Human ships
    * Full set of all 18 Alien ships
    * Full set of 6 Huppo ships
    * Exclusive Access to Huppo ships for the first 6 months!
    * Full set of 6 Precursor ships
    * 24 additional random ships
    * All ships are geared with "Rare" equipment!
    +72 Ship and Equipment Storage Slots
    +5 Fleet Deployment Slots
    * You design an exclusive title for all Kickstarter Backers!
    * Work with our level designer to create a new Solar System map!
    * Your Corporation gains access to an exclusive hunting zone!
    * All community rewards
    * Digital copy of The Infinite Black 2
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    * Kickstarter-exclusive skin for your ships!
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    The Buyout Tier

    * Everything from The Ancient Alien Tier
    +10 Million additional credits
    +20 additional ships from your race!
    +400k BlackDollars in The Infinite Black 1

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