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Please note that all game footage and screenshots are of the game in its ALPHA stage - this means that what you see is not final and lots of improvements will be made before release!

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This is an indie game, made by myself with input from a couple of other people.

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Have you ever looked up in to the night sky and wondered if you could colonise the moon? Could you manage and sustain a human population on humanities next frontier?

Colonisation: Moonbase is a 3D mobile game for Smart Phones and Tablets running the Android operating system, presented in glorious full HD.

Go where few have gone and do what no one has done before.

Build your base on the lunar surface to support and grow a colony of humans.

Feed them, keep them warm, give them oxygen and in return they will support you in your goal of creating advanced technology and mining the Moons resources for use back on Earth?

Can you make a successful base and become rich beyond your wildest dreams or will you find out the hard way that humans need more oxygen than you thought? Find out how well you can handle life on the next frontier with Colonisation: Moon Base!

Do you remember those classic games like Theme Park and SimCity?
Colonisation: Moonbase takes what these games where and puts them into a futuristic setting with an update visual style and feel.

Apart from the visuals the game has some very unique features that differ from the games mentioned above. Unlike most city building games Moonbase is set in a completely new location with new challenges.

You won't have the old classic grid placement, instead the game will allow you to place buildings anywhere you like so long as there is enough room! - in turn making each map look unique and amazing, allowing you to be completely flexible in your design - it also adds to the challenge of finding or reserving space for larger buildings!

The game will also have a much stronger focus on strategy and resource management whilst also making it accessible to casual gamers with a varied amount of difficulty as you progress!

Plan your space well and prioritise what you need or you could find yourself out of space and unable to complete your objectives.

In addition, you will have access to over 70 buildings and 10 real lunar locations to build your base and grow your colony.

By exploring the moon in 'flight mode' you can take control of the camera and fly around your colony. Take in the breathtaking scenery of the lunar surface; highly accurate and mapped to real locations on the moon!

We have design Colonisation: Moonbase to be playable in long or short bursts. There is always something to do, such as building more structures, unlocking new buildings or growing your population, Alternatively you could sit back and let your resources build up!

And if that is not enough you could always go fly around your colony and admire all your hard work.

The game also has an auto-save feature that will save your progress regularly, so if you want to stop after 10 minutes you can always come back and continue where you left off!

The game also includes a tutorial to help you learn the basics, but we are sure you will pick it up in no time.

In short, NO the game is not pay to win!

With all those different options for backing, what does the standard game come with and what do the extras do?

The game will be free on the google play store, with in-game purchases and in-game advertisements, where you can then purchase the resources and buy add free.

You will be able to play the full game with no limitations although it might take you longer to complete and maybe a bit more difficult with limiting resources. We want everyone to enjoy the game and have fun - but we can't make it completely free!

The £2 Kickstarter pledge will have no in-app advertising but will have to pay for any resources you may wish to purchase. (no compulsory purchases to complete the game!)

Cheat system?
Exclusive to Kickstarter! For being an early bird and getting in on the action before the game is finished we are offering a cheat system. Instead of paying in-game for resources, you get unlimited resources forever! It will then be up to you if you decide to cheat or if you would play the game as normal - The option will be there to change as you like. You will still have to make sure you have enough resources to support and grow your colony - but you can add them for free.

Sandbox mode!
Unlike the cheat system you won't ever have to worry about your resources and keeping them up to maintain your colony, this version comes with everything costing 0 to purchase and 0 to maintain. - you will have the choice to turn this mode on or off at the beginning of a new career. (you can always choose to use the cheat system if you disable sandbox mode)

Alpha and Beta?
Can't wait until the game is complete? or if you simply want to give some early feedback and help shape the game into something bigger, then you can get early access. Again this is EXCLUSIVE to Kickstarter!
The alpha will be given out immediately after a successful Kickstarter project.
Both of these will be in the form of an emailed .APK file for your android device to install.



As the current build is in alpha there are some things missing or incomplete, one of the major things that will be improved is the building detail, a few of them are complete whilst others do not have any textures (you was wondering about those purple buildings right?)

All buildings will have lights/windows on them making them feel like they are occupied and also looking cool at night time!

UI Text - We are currently trying to make the UI text readable on all screen sizes as this is proving difficult with the amount of information being shown at any given time. Currently some of the text is too long as there have been recent changes to the font.

UI Help - We are also still working on some aspects of the UI including more feedback help such as warnings when resources are low and coloured text so you can easily spot any issues your base may have.
Currently there are some help systems in place - semi included in the video but would like to point them out.

Clicking on your resources: - When you click on your resources a menu will appear showing you the total in/out as well as the top 5 producers of that resource and the bottom 5 producers of that resource. Clicking on these will then send you to that building to help you identify it.

Purchasing buildings:- When purchasing buildings your finger may be covering the building when placing it, at the top there is a secondary indicator to show you if the current location is a stable place to build.

You may of also noticed that when your placing the building the costs appear below the resource, showing if you have enough, this helps to identify when you have enough and reminds you the cost so you do not have to go back to the menu to look

Missions - These will be a set of tasks and objectives to complete where you will receive rewards once completed, there will also be a story plot within some of the missions, can you keep the peace, what will you discover along the way? is it possible to fully colonise the moon?

Tutorial - The tutorial is mostly complete but was excluded from the video as the purpose of the video was to demonstrate the current state of the game. - rest assured that the game will be easy to grasp with discovery of useful features throughout the game, making it accessible to anyone who would like to play the game.

Transport ships & Trade - These will allow you to trade with earth to buy or sell extra resources, you will see the ships take off and land, adding some activity to the game.

Civilian ships - These will not have a function, but instead will be like the people and cars from other city building games - giving the feeling that there is now life on the lunar surface.

Post screenshots to Facebook - You will be able to post your screenshots from the game directly to your Facebook account, where you can do what you wish, maybe save them and make it a desktop background? or just to show your friends your awesome moonbase design!

From the video and screenshots you may of seen that there are a lot of the same buildings (especially those water mining outposts!) when the game goes into beta we will be testing the balance of the game and gathering feedback, our aim is to balancing the resources so its still a challenge but so you don't struggle and have to build the same things over and over - because that’s boring!

You will be able to build over 70 different buildings - over 50 of which will be completely different and unique to each other.

As this is a HD 3D game we want to cater for all devices, even those that would normally struggle with high end games such as this so we have implemented some graphics options to allow more people to enjoy the game.

Currently the minimum requirements is an android device with touch screen capabilities running android 2.2 Froyo or higher.

As for device specification for memory and CPU, we are not 100% sure at this point, though on the lowest settings the game should be playable on a device with 256mb of ram our current recommended is 512mb of ram.

We will update all Kickstarter backers with the system requirements if they change.

The following screenshots demonstrate some of the current graphics settings to aid in performance on lower powered / older devices

These screenshots show the game set to the highest setting with everything at maximum.


These screenshots demonstrate the game when it is set to the medium settings.


These demonstrate the lowest settings.

 Goal 1 - Minimum Kickstarter goal.£5,400

This will cover all software licenses, and game assets/code (wages for the people who make them) this will allow us to complete the game in a timely manner for you to get your hands on! - finishing all of the above items that are in the "what's not in the video" section.
It will also cover the cost for utility bills (such as electricity for the computers the game is made on)  and also cover the Kickstarter take.

Goal 2 - Software upgrade!£7,600

This will let us increase performance and allow us to target more devices with the use of better software and also to expand our testing devices to ensure compatibility with more popular devices.

Goal 3 - Awesome sound track! £10,000

4 Additional soundtracks and better polishing of the final product - if your pledge included the audio download you will also get these too - for free!

Goal 4 - Expansion! £15,000

Additional buildings to construct expanding the game more - if you purchase a pre-unlocked version, these will also be unlocked! + cover costs previously incurred before Kickstarter

Extra funding £15,000 ++++

If we make more than £15,000, first I would like to say a huge thankyou to all that supported us, seriously that is an amazing target to reach! secondly the funds would be put to good use, depending on how much more is raised we could possibly do things such as further expansion, ports to different devices (iPhone & PC) and even a sequel to Colonisation: Moonbase

Here we will cover the full extent of exactly what you get for each pledge level.- make it as clear as possible so no one feels cheated (and we don't get into any trouble for being misleading)

REWARD 1 - BASIC SUPPORTER! (Pledge £1)

  • You will have our thanks and gratitude for helping support us as well as your name mentioned on the colonisation: moonbase website.


REWARD 2 - GAME OWNER (Pledge £2)

  • A copy of the game for your android device. Free of in game advertisement!
  • You will be updated every 2 weeks on the project and its progress until it is released, this is exclusively for Kickstarter!


REWARD 3 - SUPPORTER AND OWNER (Pledge £3)

  • A copy of the game for your android device. Free of in game advertisement!
  • Your name will be put on the colonisation: moonbase website as a Kickstarter backer and also in the credits of the game.
  • Fortnightly updates on the development progress of the game.


REWARD 4 - EARLY ACCESS (Pledge £5)

  • A copy of the game for your android device. Free of in game advertisement! 
  • Your name will be put on the colonisation: moonbase website as a Kickstarter backer and also in the credits of the game.
  • Fortnightly updates on the development progress of the game
  • A beta copy of the game where you will also have the chance to give feedback if you wish!


REWARD 5 - SOUNDTRACK OWNER (Pledge £5)

  • A copy of the game for your android device. Free of in game advertisement! 
  • Your name on the website and in the credits of the game
  • Fortnightly updates on the development progress of the game.
  • A digital download of the soundtrack of the game - including the audio from the stretch goals too.


REWARD 6 - I CHEAT AT LIFE - (Pledge £6)

  • A copy of the game for your android device. Free of in game advertisement!
  • Your name will be put on the colonisation: moonbase website as a Kickstarter backer and also in the credits of the game.
  • Fortnightly updates on the development progress of the game.
  • Cheat system - Free in game purchases you won't ever have to spend another penny on the game.


REWARD 7 - PLAY IT NOW! - (Pledge £6)

  • A copy of the game for your android device. Free of in game advertisement!
  • Your name will be put on the colonisation: moonbase website as a Kickstarter backer and also in the credits of the game.
  • Fortnightly updates on the development progress of the game.
  • A beta copy of the game where you will also have the chance to give feedback if you wish!
  • An Alpha copy of the game, allowing you to play the current version if the Kickstarter minimum pledge is met!


REWARD 8 - LET ME CHEAT ASAP (Pledge £7)

  • A copy of the game for your android device. Free of in game advertisement! 
  • Your name will be put on the colonisation: moonbase website as a Kickstarter backer and also in the credits of the game.
  • Fortnightly updates on the development progress of the game.
  • A beta copy of the game where you will also have the chance to give feedback if you wish!
  • An Alpha copy of the game, allowing you to play the current version if the Kickstarter minimum pledge is met!
  • cheat system - Free in game purchases you won't ever have to spend another penny on the game.


REWARD 9 - I WANT IT ALL AND I WANT IT NOW (Pledge £8)

  • A copy of the game for your android device. Free of in game advertisement! 
  • Your name will be put on the colonisation: moonbase website as a Kickstarter backer and also in the credits of the game.
  • Fortnightly updates on the development progress of the game.
  • A beta copy of the game where you will also have the chance to give feedback if you wish!
  • An Alpha copy of the game, allowing you to play the current version if the Kickstarter minimum pledge is met!
  • Cheat system - Free in game purchases you won't ever have to spend another penny on the game.
  • A digital download of the soundtrack of the game - including the audio from the stretch goals too.


REWARD 10 - LUNAR EXPLORER (Pledge £10)

  • A copy of the game for your android device. Free of in game advertisement! 
  • Your name will be put on the colonisation: moonbase website as a Kickstarter backer and also in the credits of the game.
  • Fortnightly updates on the development progress of the game.
  • A beta copy of the game where you will also have the chance to give feedback if you wish!
  • An Alpha copy of the game, allowing you to play the current version if the Kickstarter minimum pledge is met!
  • Cheat system - Free in game purchases you won't ever have to spend another penny on the game.
  • A digital download of the soundtrack of the game - including the audio from the stretch goals too.
  • All maps unlocked from the beginning of the game.


REWARD 11 - ITS THE FUTURE WE DON'T NEED SCIENCE (Pledge £12)

  • A copy of the game for your android device. Free of in game advertisement! 
  • Your name will be put on the colonisation: moonbase website as a Kickstarter backer and also in the credits of the game.
  • Fortnightly updates on the development progress of the game.
  • A beta copy of the game where you will also have the chance to give feedback if you wish!
  • An Alpha copy of the game, allowing you to play the current version if the Kickstarter minimum pledge is met!
  • Cheat system - Free in game purchases you won't ever have to spend another penny on the game.
  • A digital download of the soundtrack of the game - including the audio from the stretch goals too.
  • All maps unlocked from the beginning of the game.
  • All building are unlocked, you will never have to earn science points to unlock them and progress


REWARD 12 - LIFE IS SUPER EASY (Pledge £18)

  • A copy of the game for your android device. Free of in game advertisement! 
  • Your name will be put on the colonisation: moonbase website as a Kickstarter backer and also in the credits of the game.
  • Fortnightly updates on the development progress of the game.
  • A beta copy of the game where you will also have the chance to give feedback if you wish!
  • An Alpha copy of the game, allowing you to play the current version if the Kickstarter minimum pledge is met!
  • Cheat system - Free in game purchases you won't ever have to spend another penny on the game.
  • A digital download of the soundtrack of the game - including the audio from the stretch goals too.
  • All maps unlocked from the beginning of the game.
  • All building are unlocked, you will never have to earn science points to unlock them and progress
  • Sandbox mode, you don't have to work on any resources at all, everything is free to buy and run allowing you to place buildings and get loads of colonists.


REWARD 13 - HELP AN INDIE GAME OUT (Pledge £35) (Limited to 20)

  • A copy of the game for your android device. Free of in game advertisement! 
  • Your name will be put on the colonisation: moonbase website as a Kickstarter backer and also in the credits of the game.
  • Fortnightly updates on the development progress of the game.
  • A beta copy of the game where you will also have the chance to give feedback if you wish!
  • An Alpha copy of the game, allowing you to play the current version if the Kickstarter minimum pledge is met!
  • Cheat system - Free in game purchases you won't ever have to spend another penny on the game.
  • A digital download of the soundtrack of the game - including the audio from the stretch goals too.
  • All maps unlocked from the beginning of the game.
  • All building are unlocked, you will never have to earn science points to unlock them and progress
  • Sandbox mode, you don't have to work on any resources at all, everything is free to buy and run allowing you to place buildings and get loads of colonists.
  • Special thanks in the credits, your name will be put before the developers of the game!


REWARD 14 - TO BE KNOWN FOR EVER MORE (Pledge £75) (limited to 15)

  • A copy of the game for your android device. Free of in game advertisement! 
  • Your name will be put on the colonisation: moonbase website as a Kickstarter backer and also in the credits of the game.
  • Fortnightly updates on the development progress of the game.
  • A beta copy of the game where you will also have the chance to give feedback if you wish!
  • An Alpha copy of the game, allowing you to play the current version if the Kickstarter minimum pledge is met!
  • Cheat system - Free in game purchases you won't ever have to spend another penny on the game.
  • A digital download of the soundtrack of the game - including the audio from the stretch goals too.
  • All maps unlocked from the beginning of the game.
  • All building are unlocked, you will never have to earn science points to unlock them and progress
  • Sandbox mode, you don't have to work on any resources at all, everything is free to buy and run allowing you to place buildings and get loads of colonists.
  • Your name in the credits above all the devs in moonbase and any other games under the colonisation branding.


REWARD 15 - SUPER AWESOME SUPPORTING PERSON WHO WE LOVE FOREVER - (Pledge £500)

  • A copy of the game for your android device. Free of in game advertisement! 
  • Your name will be put on the colonisation: moonbase website as a Kickstarter backer and also in the credits of the game.
  • Fortnightly updates on the development progress of the game.
  • A beta copy of the game where you will also have the chance to give feedback if you wish!
  • An Alpha copy of the game, allowing you to play the current version if the Kickstarter minimum pledge is met!
  • Cheat system - Free in game purchases you won't ever have to spend another penny on the game.
  • A digital download of the soundtrack of the game - including the audio from the stretch goals too.
  • All maps unlocked from the beginning of the game.
  • All building are unlocked, you will never have to earn science points to unlock them and progress
  • Sandbox mode, you don't have to work on any resources at all, everything is free to buy and run allowing you to place buildings and get loads of colonists.
  • Be the first in the credits with your own message and special notation of your pledge alongside your name in the credits! A very special version of the game, just for yourself where you will have "this copy of the game was specially made for "#Enter name#" to show off to your mates!
    You will also be immortalised as a statue/monument that will give a bonus to the populations happiness!
    Note* We will need hi-resolution photos that are clear and sharp of yourself for us to work from.

If you like the game and want to pledge more than a particular reward don't forget you can request not to receive that reward - we would like to thank you for any and all of your support to make this game amazing - fulfilling a personal dream of making a computer game!

You can find us at www.colonisationgames.co.uk
And dont forget to like and share our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ColonisationGames

P.S.
My game design skills are much better than my video/acting skills!

Risks and challenges

Android devices come in all shapes and sizes from phones to tablets - some cost £50 and some cost £500, unfortunately we can not guarantee compatibility with all devices.
That said we are trying our best to make sure the game will run on as many android devices as possible. We currently have a select handful of varying devices for testing purposes, ranging from the HTC desire to the Sony Xperia S.

As the game is a demanding 3D HD game there are several graphical options in the games settings to try and cater for all devices big and small.

We are also always looking into ways to improve performance and do everything we can to keep the requirements as low as possible.

Please note that all game footage and screenshots are of the game in its ALPHA stage - this means that what you see is not final and lots of improvements will be made before release!

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    REWARD 2 - GAME OWNER -
    A copy of the game for your android device. Free of in game advertisement! Plus fortnightly updates exclusive to kickstarter backers of £2 and above

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    REWARD 3 - SUPPORTER AND OWNER -
    Reward 1 + 2 + your name in the credits of the game as a supporter of a great game!

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    REWARD 4 - EARLY ACCESS -
    Reward 3 + Beta stage of the game, your valuable feedback will help make the game better and more fun to play

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    REWARD 5 - SOUNDTRACK OWNER -
    Reward 3 + the soundtrack to the game as a downloadable MP3 (minimum 4 tracks)

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    REWARD 6 - I CHEAT AT LIFE -
    Reward 3 + cheat system!
    Where people can choose to pay for in game items, you will have all these items unlimited and free!

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    REWARD 7 - PLAY IT NOW! -
    Reward 4 + Super early alpha copy of the game for android available as soon as the kickstarter project has been funded!

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    REWARD 8 - LET ME CHEAT ASAP! -
    Reward 6 + 7 combined (early alpha and unlimited in game purchase system)

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    REWARD 9 - I WANT IT ALL AND I WANT IT NOW -
    Reward 5 + 8 combines (early alpha, free unlimited in game purchases and music track)

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    REWARD 10 - LUNAR EXPLORER -
    Reward 9 (Thats all previous rewards!) + all maps unlocked! - you don't have to earn in game cash to unlock maps.

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    REWARD 11 - ITS THE FUTURE WE DON'T NEED SCIENCE -
    Reward 10 (Thats all previous rewards!) + all buildings are unlocked from the beginning, you don't have to gain research points to unlock them, allowing you to build what you like when you like!

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    REWARD 12 - LIFE IS SUPER EASY -
    Reward 11 (Thats all previous rewards!) + sand box mode, everything is free in resources to build and maintain giving you ultimate choice and freedom to be creative with your colony! (no need to worry about if you have enough colonists or resource storage)

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    Pledge £35 or more About $53

    REWARD 13 - HELP AN INDIE GAME OUT -
    Reward 12 (Thats all previous rewards!) + Special thanks in the credits (will be shown before the developer credits!)

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    Pledge £75 or more About $114

    REWARD 14 - TO BE KNOWN FOR EVER MORE -
    Reward 12 (Thats all previous rewards!) + Special thanks in the credits and honorary mention in all future colonisation series games for supporting an indie game company!

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    Pledge £500 or more About $760

    REWARD 15 - SUPER AWESOME SUPPORTING PERSON WHO WE LOVE FOREVER -
    Reward 12 (Thats all previous rewards!) + Be the first in the credits with your own message

    special notation of your pledge alongside your name in the credits!

    A very special version of the game, just for yourself where you will have "this copy of the game was specially made for "#Enter name#" to show off to your mates!
    You will also be immortalised as a statue/monument that can be built in game that will give a bonus to the populations happiness, with a plaque underneath with your name.
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Funding period

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