Acceleron Online is a free-to-play browser-based online game, which sends the player into deep space to cooperate with The Space Guild. Players will have an opportunity to use their strategic skills to build asteroid mining bases for extracting resources. Players will also have the chance to engage in the Logistics of resources, the political endeavors of joining alliances and unions, these are just a few of the many challenges you will be faced with while exploring deep space. In Deep Space you slowly learn the mysteries behind your relationship of your assistance with the Space Guild.
How much work has been done already?
At this time, we have prepared half of the game art, economical balance, game mechanics, and created a functioning game client. We are looking to you, the player, to help us continue with the development. During our search for financing, we were referred to Kickstarter and told how supportive its community is. We offer our supporters the opportunity to affect the development of our project not only with financial support, but also give their constructive input to the design of Acceleron Online.
What sets Acceleron Online apart from other online strategic browser-based games?
It's in-depth lore and story line. We are taking a new approach in the development of the game by releasing it in sections following it's story line, and by also adding in both features and content with each expansion. As the players dive deeper into each expansion chapter, they will begin to uncover some of the mysteries that the guild is shrouded in and begin to uncover the true nature of the so called “outsiders”. The future of Accelron Online depends on you. We hope that you are as excited as we are about Accelron Online and look forward to your input and any help you may provide. Your support lets us continually work to improve the game, and our future creation: a new game, the game that will redefine the strategic sci-fi MMORPG genre.
More about us:
We are a group of enthusiasts, gamers, and professionals. We collectively noticed that the gaming industry does not have enough strategic sci-fi games and strive to create an extensive universe like no other that we hope will evolve the genre as we know it. All work will be done by professional studios with experience in development. Ideas can be infinite, however, financial support is not. Without your help, this project cannot move forward.
Where will money be spent?
First, we will send to all backers their prizes thereby expressing our infinite gratitude to everybody who helps in development of this project. We will finish game art, a server that will provide stability and will support the future game population, and multiple servers with multiple language support.
Every dollar above and beyond our goal will be spent to improve our project: better content, better hardware, better support, more media, more information. Each extra dollar will make your in-game experience much deeper. If we will get more money that expected, (miracles happen sometimes!) we will bravely invest it to bring new content than was planned for future expansions. This content will be provided as fast as possible. Milestones will be solid, as well as a goal.
$40,000: Content pack: we will double count of available types of: satellites modules and cruisers. Each of these items is unique content with unique abilities, that will make the game much more rich and interesting.
$60,000: The first expansion will be developed twice as fast and will contain much more than we planned initially: two new playable races with their own unique content and balancing. Players will be able to choose their own play style by choosing one of the available races.
$80,000: The second expansion will be ready early spring: Players will get the tools to expand their influence to space: they will build powerful permanent space satellites and space stations what will expand your colony far away from surface, allow you to make secret hideouts and plan your strategy in new ways. New types of spaceships, ground units, cruisers, buildings and satellites will also be included.
$100,000: Plans for a third expansion is at the moment, to remain a mystery. But if things will come to this milestone, we will uncover new details, that will be even better than we can describe here.
Whats next, after Acceleron?
The future of Acceleron Online depends on you. We hope that you are as excited as we are about Acceleron Online and look forward to your input and any support you have. Your support lets us continually work to improve the game, and with it we will make regular expansions, new content, new server-wide events and even server Vs server competitions, and a server specifically dedicated to those with a competitive nature. All experience we get we will use for a new game to redefine the genre of strategic sci-fi MMORPG! This second chapter can only be achieved with your continued and generous support! Thank you in advance!
Risks and challenges
Over the last few months, we have created a software client that will be able to withstand even the highest load of players without difficulty. We have performed high-population stress tests successfully.
Development will continue for two months after successful funding. This fantastic game will be possible because we have already chosen our development company. They will use all available people to make this game fully operational in a short period of time. This will allow you, the player, to enjoy the game sooner than planned. We are expecting this game to be finished in May of 2013, and after a month of beta-testing the game will be released. All backers will get their rewards accordingly, as promised in the pledge section. We want you to be able to play this game as soon as possible.
We are one hundred percent sure about the success of this game. The background story is unique: each expansion will give you another piece of the puzzle which will leave you excited for the next part of the story. Regular game events will keep the game interesting in between expansions, the perfect escape after a long work week.
The toughest challenge for us is the funding. Without it, the time spent developing the game will be much longer because we will have to do it ourselves. Every mountainous challenge we face is surmountable, in time, but with your support, they will become mere hills on our path to create a whole new gaming experience!
Founder pack: You will receive a limited edition cruiser fitted with special equipment that will have unique abilities, and tag what will show that you are a founder of the game. Plus previous reward: (Booster pack)
Early bird reward: Printed poster with autographs of the founders, and a special namesake: a cruiser module will be named after you. Plus previous rewards: (Founder pack, Beta test access, Booster pack)
You will get a printed copy of our upcoming book: "Operation Acceleron" where the guild tells you everything about the arsenal, information about the aliens, and game rules. It will be printed in color on high-quality paper. Plus previous rewards: (Founder pack, Beta test access, Booster pack)
Given that there will be a limited amout of cruisers in the game, we want each cruiser class to have its own style. You will have the opportunity to give us the name and concept design of a cruiser, that we will accept upon approval (design constraints will be discussed). You will begin the game with YOUR special cruiser! BONUS: We will mail you a 3D model of your special cruiser! Plus previous rewards: (Founder pack, Printed book, beta test access, Booster pack, Your name in the credits)
An asteroid will be named after you in-game, you may name a character in the back story, and you will be placed in the credits. Plus previous rewards: (Founder pack, Beta test access, Booster pack, printed book, name in game credits)
The Collector: You will receive 5 3D printed, painted copies of in-game units, one per each type. Guaranteed to make your home a place of style. Also, you will be listed as co-founder in game titles. Plus previous rewards: (Founder pack, Beta test access, Booster pack, printed book, name in game credits and your asteroid)