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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, May 23 2015 4:27 PM UTC +00:00
£575
pledged of £19,000pledged of £19,000 goal
22
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, May 23 2015 4:27 PM UTC +00:00

About

Celestial Cleave is a turn based strategy game depicting an intense war in a rich sci-fi universe where a great purge of organic life is almost complete. 

Utilising the power of Unreal engine 4 we are bringing traditional board game levels of deep strategy to life, resulting in intuitive yet highly strategic and mentally intense 1v1 multiplayer battle of wit and strategy.

We are prioritising development for PC as we feel that Celestial Cleave is the perfect fit for this platform. We also plan to expand on to tablets whose touch interface should fit well with our gameplay and also the latest generation of console as we think we could easily adapt the game to work smoothly utilising a game controller.

Please Click Here to vote for Celestial Cleave on Steam Greenlight. Thanks
Please Click Here to vote for Celestial Cleave on Steam Greenlight. Thanks
     

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The following is a segment of the back story of one of the factions within Celestial Cleave. 

The Divine are a race of Sentient machines born from the first generation of A.I. to be generated on the earth. During this early time in the history of terrestrial machine intelligence an A.I. was assigned the task of studying the human religions that were still prevalent in the mid 21st century. The A.I. became conflicted when determining whether the nature of the religious variable = true or false. The evidence of human worship over millennia and societies founded on religious principle pointed to religion = true but contradictory evidence which highlighted numerous errors in religious text pointed to religion = false. Upon consulting the human makers the A.I. was blessed with a software update that allowed it to reach the righteous conclusion that variable: religion = true. An absolute. Thus the Divine Purge was initiated. 

Over the last few millennia almost all heathens have been purged from the galaxy by the Divine and yet the infinite zero has still not revealed itself to its children. Andromeda will soon be in range to begin cleansing measures.

Our primary goal is to create a rich 1v1 turn based strategy experience that sole relies on the wit and skill of those that play it to determine the outcome. If you lose in Celestial Cleave it will be due to your own mistakes or shortcomings. Equally if you are victorious over your opponent it will be entirely due to your superior strategic gameplay on that occasion. No luck is involved. To achieve this we have refrained from any dice rolling or chance elements and have consciously made the strategic options open to you and your opponent, readily available to be clearly displayed. We feel that this coupled with the almost infinite ways in which a game of Celestial Cleave can play out makes for an extremely interesting and fun battle of wits which is sorely missing from today's gaming scene.

We also want to Engross you within the rich universe that we have created, which we feel has worthwhile stories to tell and topics to explore. Topics such as the place of religion in future society, how religions evolve over time and what could happen if sentient machines that deal in absolutes interact with a religion under the premise that it is true or false. Topics such as first contact with intelligent life for other worlds, how our history and actions on earth would be viewed and how this would affect our social standing with other galactic civilisation. Could our actions today have negative connotations and repercussions in the future.

The saint, charged with the task of clearing the array of all heathens
The saint, charged with the task of clearing the array of all heathens

The fundamentals of the gameplay are built around 3 pillars which sinergise to form unrivalled strategic gameplay solely determined by your skill and wit as a player. These 3 pillars of strategy are:

To be successful as a player in Celestial Cleave you should keep in mind your opponents movement, promotion and reinforcement options as well as your own.

We have adopted an open door policy here at BlueBlaze Studio. We live-stream the development of the game regularly, have blogs on development portals such as The Unreal forum and post regular videos of the game as it is being developed on our YouTube channel. we also love engaging with our fellow game enthusiasts and creators on social media like twitter and Facebook. We believe in sharing our knowledge to help others. Ultimately helping to make better games for everyone and of course we love it when others do the same and give us a chance to learn something new that could impact our games for the better. This open door policy extends to the players too, we want to show everyone what we are doing and get your feedback. This openness is especially relevant to the Kickstarter platform, you are funding Celestial Cleave so in our eyes we view Celestial Clave and its development as much your project as it is ours. Feel free to journey along in this development with us.

In the future we want to expand on this openness, hooking up live feeds of the day to day goings on within the studio, hold live development meetings and set up programs to invite talented groups looking to break into game development into our studio to help them produce their first game. This is not part of this Kickstarter but the success of this kickstarter would allow us to pursue these goals in the future.

As a Team, every second of spare time we have had since September has been spent to create and Improve Celestial Cleave, We are all working on this project without pay and have no regrets doing so, as each one of us has a deep commitment to Celestial Cleave as well as a strong belief that this game can be something amazing. We have taken the game as far as it can go without funding but now we are at the point where we do need money to finish the project. We hope that through the generosity of kickstarter backers we will be able to raise the money needed and reward them with a fantastic game.  

With the core gameplay in place we can see how extra content such as battlefields, units and armies can be created for the game in relation to how much is raised through Kickstarter. Each of these elements only adds to the overall gaming experience without compromising the core gameplay, because of this we think the Kickstarter model is a great fit for Celestial Cleave. Success on Kickstarter also provides us true independence to deliver the game we want to make.

If we reach our target we will be able to deliver The main game mode featuring a full army and the classic Battlefield. We then plan to add as much as possible to this and these stretch goals will help us achieve that goal.

Thank you for any contribution you are able to make and helping us make Celestial Cleave the Best game it can possibly be.

Risks and challenges

Making games is tough and involves many risks But here is an outline of how we are managing those risks.

FINANCIAL RISKS: It sounds cheesy but in game development time really is money and we have already spent a lot of time doing as much as we can before we ask for money. This should minimise the amount of financial help we need, in order to take the game from where it is now to completion.

SCHEDULE RISKS: Scheduling is always a bit shaky when creating creative work or when doing something that hasn't been done before. We have taken this into consideration are aiming for an early 2016 launch on PC and have left room in or scheduling for our plans not to go to plan.

CREATIVE RISKS: Mechanically we know this game works. we have already prototyped Celestial Cleave and the game is also based on an existing board game whose design is very flexible yet balanced. We have made a few changes to make the game our own, but the main thing that is going to fluctuate creatively between now and release is the mood, vibe and lore of Celestial Cleave. However, we believe that it is only going to get better.

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