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Inglorious Space is a 1-4 player, semi-cooperative tabletop game inspired by arcade shooters of the 80's and 90's.
Inglorious Space is a 1-4 player, semi-cooperative tabletop game inspired by arcade shooters of the 80's and 90's.
Inglorious Space is a 1-4 player, semi-cooperative tabletop game inspired by arcade shooters of the 80's and 90's.
49 backers pledged $3,232 to help bring this project to life.

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Based on classic arcade shoot-em-ups from Galaga to Gradius, Inglorious Space is a tabletop game about working together... as long as it's profitable. Players take control of ace bounty hunters and use "Command Cards" to pilot their fighters across space, shoot enemies, and activate unique character abilities.

In multiplayer, the enemy is too much for you to overcome. Allegiances are made by necessity. But as soon as your usefulness has run out, you better watch your back! There's money to be made on these bounties and between a cold-hearted strategist, an unpredictable hot head, an infamous con artist, and a wanted backstabber, you may find your ship rammed into the path of enemy fire.

Meanwhile, single player features adjusted difficulty that, while manageable, makes every action count. Meticulous decision making is rewarded to earn the highest score (and bragging rights).

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Who is this for?

Inglorious Space is made out of love for the quarters we lost in arcades. Pixel art fighter ships in a dangerous space opera setting contain little nods to the games we grew up with. If you're a "shmup schmuck" like us, you'll find something to love in this tribute to scrolling shoot-em-ups.

And even if you're not, we've balanced Inglorious Space to be fun for card and board game players of all skill levels. Each round presents you with a lot of strategic options, but executing them utilizes a simple and intuitive card system. There are also multiple difficulty settings to allow players to choose the experience that will be the most fun for them.

How does it play?

Enemies and objects spawn into the play area based on "Gap Markers" that require certain amounts of empty space to surround them. You'll have different enemy patterns each time you play!

Players use "Command Decks" based on the directional pads of retro game controllers to perform movement, combat, and unique character abilities.

When each player depletes the cards in their hand, the remaining enemies and objects move down and new cards spawn into the top row until the deck runs out.

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Why Kickstarter?

While this isn't the first game we've designed as a company, it's the first one we're ready to share with the world. Our prototype is already near-final. In fact, we've been working on the game for about a year and a half! We just need your support to do a small print run and get it in the hands of gamers.

Stretch Goals!

If we can hit $3,000 in pledges, we're going to give a hand made bead sprite by the talented Mel Paradise to everybody in or above the "NEXT STAGE" level. You'll be able to choose any of the 4 player ships featured in the core set to include in your order: Richard (not pictured), Ada (left), Julius (center), or Victoria (right).

"Mel Paradise is an artist who resides in Portland OR. While her specialty is pixel and retro gaming art, she also works on many other projects including collages, sewing, video projects, mixed media and more. When she's not working on art, she's studying other interests, including cocktails, and writing."

Level $5: Attract Mode

Even if you can't afford the full game, we'll still thank any backers at the $5 level with an Inglorious Space sticker sheet and a digital guide for how to build all four of the game's ships using LEGOs.

Level $40: Press Start

Keep it simple! At this level, you get one copy of Inglorious Space. Inside the box, you'll find a full color rule book, 48 colored cube tokens, 132 cards, 4 player mats, and a 2-piece game mat.

Level $50: Combo Master

At this level you get one copy of Inglorious Space as well as the sticker pack, digital building instructions for creating your own models of all 4 ships, and the Kickstarter Backer Pilot Pack which features a set of custom pilots based on backers in the Become Inglorious and New High Score reward tiers. 

Level $65: Next Stage

Get Inglorious Space AND the first expansion we produce (with new pilots and a new grid deck), as well as the sticker pack, digital building instructions for creating your own models of all 4 ships, and the Kickstarter Backer Pilot Pack. The expansion will ship at a later date when it's completed.

Level $100: Become Inglorious

Get a custom pixel portrait drawn of you in the style of the game and included in a special Kickstarter Pilot Pack with actual pilot cards of everyone in this tier to be used in the game (and to impress your friends)! Your pixel portrait will also be included in a backers section of the website.

AND you'll also get one copy of Inglorious Space, the sticker pack and digital building instructions for creating your own models of all 4 ships.

Level $115: New High Score

Get the first expansion when it's released in addition to a custom pixel portrait drawn of you in the style of the game and included in a special Kickstarter Pilot Pack with actual pilot cards of everyone in this tier to be used in the game (and to impress your friends)! Your pixel portrait will also be included in a backers section of the website.

AND you'll also get one copy of Inglorious Space, the sticker pack and digital building instructions for creating your own models of all 4 ships.

Credits

Game & Art Design: Jesse Gregory

Co-Design: Shay Gregory

Character Bios: Jonah Gregory

Logo Design: Justin Russo

Trailer Music
Running Free by Michett featuring Kalipluche
Olivetti Prodest by Pierlo
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Risks and challenges

Inglorious Space already has a near-final prototype, has been playtested, and has been fully illustrated (with the exception of any custom pilot cards to be drawn for backers). We have been developing the game for the last year and a half. Our manufacturing partner, The Game Crafter, has been producing board and card games since 2009 and is able to handle our fulfillment as well. We're ready to share the game with you all and we need your help to do it.

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    ATTRACT MODE (Stickers and Digital Building Guide)

    A sticker sheet mailed to you as a thank you along with a digital guide on how to build the 4 ships from the game with LEGOs. Shipping added at checkout.

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    PRESS START (1 Copy of the Game)

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    COMBO MASTER (Game, Stickers, Building Instructions, Backer Pilot Pack)

    1 copy of Inglorious Space as well as the sticker pack, digital building instructions for creating your own models of all 4 ships, and the Kickstarter Backer Pilot Pack. Shipping added at checkout.

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    NEXT STAGE (All Previous Tiers and the First Expansion)

    1 copy of Inglorious Space AND the first expansion (with new pilots and grid deck to be delivered later), as well as the sticker pack, digital building instructions for creating your own models of all 4 ships, and the Kickstarter Backer Pilot Pack. Shipping added at checkout.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    BECOME INGLORIOUS (Become a playable pilot, Game, Stickers, Building Instructions, Backer Pilot Pack)

    Get a custom pixel portrait drawn of you in the style of the game and included in a special Kickstarter Pilot Pack with pilot cards of everyone in this tier to be used in the game (and to impress your friends)! Your pixel portrait will also be included in a backers section of the website.

    AND 1 copy of Inglorious Space, the sticker pack and digital building instructions for creating your own models of all 4 ships.

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    Pledge $115 or more About $115

    NEW HIGH SCORE (Previous Tier + First Expansion)

    Get a custom pixel portrait drawn of you in the style of the game and included in a special Kickstarter Pilot Pack with pilot cards of everyone in this tier to be used in the game (and to impress your friends)! Your pixel portrait will also be included in a backers section of the website.

    AND 1 copy of Inglorious Space, the first expansion (with new pilots and grid deck to be delivered later), the sticker pack and digital building instructions for creating your own models of all 4 ships.

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