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Abyss Crew is a co-op exploration videogame aboard a submarine, set in a steampunk universe.
Abyss Crew is a co-op exploration videogame aboard a submarine, set in a steampunk universe.
Abyss Crew is a co-op exploration videogame aboard a submarine, set in a steampunk universe.
177 backers pledged CA$ 5,416 to help bring this project to life.

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Abyss Crew: A Co-op Submarine Game

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Abyss Crew is a co-op exploration videogame aboard a submarine, set in a steampunk universe.

It is an underwater cooperative roguelike game that allows 1 to 4 players to take on the roles of the Pilot, the Sonar Operator, the Gunner, and the Engineer, on a local or online network.

Stay sharp, keep a level head, coordinate with your crewmates, and make life-saving decisions in the dark depths of an unforgiving ocean.

Can your crew survive the Abyss?

Abyss Crew is an asymmetrical co-op bridge simulator, i.e., a game in which each player has a specific role to fill in the submarine.

The Pilot operates multiple engines, navigates hazards, takes evasive maneuvers, and helps the Gunner line up torpedo firing vectors. Visibility is limited and danger is everywhere, but listen carefully to your Sonar Operator and you’ll keep everyone in one piece!

Pilot Station
Pilot Station

The Sonar Operator is the submarine’s eyes and ears in the treacherous darkness of the Abyss. Monitor the surrounding environment for threats, mark points of interest, and set waypoints for the Pilot to pursue! During battle, the Sonar Operator can reveal the weaknesses and track the movement of hostiles, providing critical information to the Gunner.

Sonar Station
Sonar Station

The Gunner uses a fearsome array of torpedoes, mines, and flechettes to defend the submarine from numerous undersea threats, such as pirate vessels and aggressive sea creatures. He can also illuminate the surrounding area with flares, operate the sub’s drill and orichalcum extractor, and clear debris such as rocks and barricades. Or launch harpoons at a stray kraken…

Gunner Station
Gunner Station

The Engineer processes the valuable orichalcum crystals the crew has harvested. This extraordinary material can be used to repair damaged submarine compartments, install and upgrade various modules, or craft more powerful torpedoes. Just remember to stockpile enough refined crystals to turn a profit!

Engineer Station
Engineer Station

These roles were designed to encourage interactions between players: you'll have to assess every situation tactically, communicate efficiently, and trust your crewmates, as no one player can handle everything alone. This creates a deep, immersive experience and replicates the camaraderie of being part of a sea crew. 

Some of the games that inspired the creation of Abyss Crew are Faster Than Light, Sunless Sea, and Artemis: it is a melting pot of some of our favorites, with some unique twists!

Listen to the creator of Abyss Crew describe the project:

And watch the development team play Abyss Crew!

 

Many marvels and treasures are hidden in the abyss... Unlock the next stretch goal to explore the depths and discover new ones!

 

For you.

To show your support for the game! A pledge of 15 CAD$ / 12 US$ / 9 EUR or more gets you a copy of the game which is a slight discount compared to the retail price. Above the "Executive Officer" pledge, you are also be invited to be part of the Playtest Crew: you'll receive regular invitations to take part in private playtest sessions, during which you'll be able to talk with the developers and provide invaluable feedback to help shape and better the game!

For the project.

Because it's the right time for the project! We could have presented the project earlier, but we wanted to show a working prototype to prove our ability to build the game. In the same time, the game can still be shaped in different ways, depending on the backers ideas. At the current pace of development, the game should be released about one year after the end of the Kickstarter campaign, i.e., in March 2019. Furthermore, we plan to provide regular updates for the game afterwards to ensure a long-term viability.

For us.

To raise some funds to create the game of our dreams (and maybe yours too!). Among other things, it will allow us to remunerate a handful of young, talented developers (artists, sound designers, and coders) who’ve worked on the game so far. We appreciate any pledge enormously, regardless of its amount, and we send you a heartfelt-amazing-internet-high-five!

Join our growing community, and share your opinion and ideas about the game!

There is also an added community stretch goal mechanism: if the three community goals are filled, the next stretch goal is automatically unlocked! (except first stretch goal)

Facebook goal: 170 / 500 likes - Click here to increase the number!

 

Newsletter goal: 170 / 500 suscribers - Click here to increase the number!

 

 YouTube goal: 45 / 500 suscribers - Click here to increase the number!

 

You can also visit our website: www.abysscrew.com to get additional information on the game, and feel free to join us on our Discord to talk with the developers; we'd love to hear from you!

 

 

Risks and challenges

Abyss Crew is currently in a stable pre-alpha version. The game has been showcased at the MIGS Game Festival in 2016 and 2017, and MEGA Expo 2017. Being an indie game, Abyss Crew has so far been developed by a handful of designers solely through their passion for the game. With your support, we'll be able to focus on the development of the game and refine this already unique experience.

At our current rate, March 2019 is a feasible objective. However, unforeseen catastrophes, such as tsunamis, typhoons, underwater eruptions and other, non-aquatic life events could hinder our progression in the game's development. We will do everything in our power to deliver the game on time, and keep you informed as events unfold.

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    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About $0.75

    Seadog

    Your support is sincerely appreciated!
    We’ll make sure that your name is lovingly featured on the Official Backer's list.

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    • Your name in the credits
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    Pledge CA$ 15 or more About $11

    Crew Member

    The Abyss beckons!
    You get one copy of the game, as well as all of the above.

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    • Digital copy of the game
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    Pledge CA$ 18 or more About $14

    Executive Officer

    Open your eyes and ears, X.O. !
    You get the Abyss Crew original soundtrack, an ebook that includes an exclusive short story and a set of HD Desktop wallpapers, as well as all of the above.
    Also includes an invitation for you to be part of the Playtest Crew.

    Includes:
    • Your name in the credits
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Desktop wallpapers
    • Digital soundtrack of the game
    • Ebook with one exclusive short story
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    Pledge CA$ 45 or more About $34

    Captain

    She’s all yours, Sir!
    You get all previous rewards, as well as three additional digital downloads of Abyss Crew (for a total of four), to build your own crew!
    Also includes an invitation for you and your crew to be part of the Playtest Crew.

    Includes:
    • Your name in the credits
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Desktop wallpapers
    • Digital soundtrack of the game
    • Ebook with one exclusive short story
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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $113

    Admiral

    All hands on deck!
    You get all previous rewards, plus four additional copies of the game (total of eight), plus an invitation to help us design a boss you'd like to see in the game, be it a Kraken, a Leviathan, a Megalodon...

    Includes:
    • Your name in the credits
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Desktop wallpapers
    • Digital soundtrack of the game
    • Ebook with one exclusive short story
    • Invitation to be part of the Playtesting Crew
    • Help design a unique boss
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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $376

    Abyss Legend

    All will know your endeavours!
    You get all previous rewards, plus four additional copies of the game (total of twelve), plus an exclusive short story about one of your crew’s adventures, written and signed by our writer J.-P. Savoie.

    Includes:
    • Your name in the credits
    • 12× Digital copy of the game
    • Desktop wallpapers
    • Digital soundtrack of the game
    • Ebook with one exclusive short story
    • Invitation to be part of the Playtesting Crew
    • Help design a unique boss
    • Exclusive novella about your crew achievement
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