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A love letter to the Japanese arcade classics of the '90s. Customize your equipment and blast through multiple paths of destruction!
A love letter to the Japanese arcade classics of the '90s. Customize your equipment and blast through multiple paths of destruction!
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Xydonia - Action-packed Japanese-inspired retro SHMUP

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 PLAYABLE DEMO AVAILABLE!

 

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A MESSAGE FROM GUEST STAR COMPOSER SHINJI HOSOE

 XYDONIA X STARR MAZER CROSSOVER!

 

 In the year 30XX, technology has made space travel an accessible feat. However, the legacy of planet Xydonia's inhabitants still remains a mystery to this day. Countless adventurers and opportunists ventured in search of the remains of this ancient civilization and its homeworld, but none of them lived to tell the tale.    

Now it's your turn to uncover Xydonia's coordinates and reach for the ultimate goal, which could be eternal life, infinite knowledge or a sealed, limited edition copy of that shmup from 19XX!
Every character will offer a unique playstyle.
Every character will offer a unique playstyle.

XYDONIA is an old school arcade horizontal shoot 'em up, inspired by the Japanese milestones of the genre, such as R-Type, Gradius and Darius. Our goal is to bring you a game that looks, sounds and feels exactly like one of those classics, but retaining its own identity at the same time. 

The game is currently being developed by a small team of 3 arcade junkies and has reached alpha stage.

Don't worry, they're all unmanned aircrafts. Most of them.
Don't worry, they're all unmanned aircrafts. Most of them.

 

 

  In XYDONIA, you'll take control of a pilot on a mission to uncover the planet's coordinates and secrets, and reach the ultimate goal.


  • A return to the golden age of shmups with hardcore '90s arcade action
  • A varied roster of characters, each with their own unique play style
  • A killer YM2151+Sega PCM soundtrack featuring shmup legends Shinji Hosoe and Keishi Yonao
  • Multiple paths of destruction for extended replayability and challenge
  • Customize each playthrough with different equipment and assist characters
  • A unique "scavenge" system that allows purchasing of upgrades and more
  • Easy to learn, hard to master scoring/ranking system
  • Old-school 16-bit Neo Geo style 2D graphics
  • Two-player Co-op
XYDONIA's arcade flyer, courtesy of our handy time machine.
XYDONIA's arcade flyer, courtesy of our handy time machine.

(Flyer background illustration by Riccardo Fiorini)

Starting from the SPACE ACE tier, everyone will get the game in a slick retro box (artwork and design not final), complete with the instruction booklet and jewel case like it's still 1995! 

Another relic from the '90s, featuring a fellow time traveler.
Another relic from the '90s, featuring a fellow time traveler.

 

XYDONIA was born as an exclusive to the KAMA MEGA SYSTEM™, the only home console capable of outputting enough BLAST PROCESSING to make it even past the menu screen! Then we remembered we made that up.

We also thought a spine card / obi would have been a nice little touch, like it was really printed in Japan. Can't buy this one on eBay!

Get the full KAMA MEGA SYSTEM™ package without the need to buy the actual console! (Stop googling it, the thing doesn't exist.)
Get the full KAMA MEGA SYSTEM™ package without the need to buy the actual console! (Stop googling it, the thing doesn't exist.)

 

The game disc will also contain all sorts of digital goodies like the soundtracks, instructions, and so on.

Remember that you'll get both the Steam and DRM-free versions of XYDONIA with all tiers starting from 10€!

Besides the 3 main characters you'll be able to pick from the start, there will be more to be unlocked by playing the game, each with their own gameplay style!

After selecting your ship and weapons, to further customize your setup, you'll be able to select a non playable assist character, each possessing a passive gameplay modifier.

Train with a larger stock of lives or go for a score attack, your call!
Train with a larger stock of lives or go for a score attack, your call!

 You can also decide to dive in without any assist and get a boost on your score multiplier!

The quest for planet Xydonia is universally considered one of the most unsafe ideas you could wake up to in the morning.

That's why your ship needs to equip at least 3 different weapons at the same time!

Each will fall into one of the three main categories: A (blue), B (green) and C (red).

It's dangerous to go alone! Take these.
It's dangerous to go alone! Take these.

 You'll be able to swap between them on the fly during gameplay and power them up separately.

Each class has a starter weapon, plus more to be unlocked thanks to the Scavenge System.

Stop spreading space junk all over! Recycle your wrecked bosses!
Stop spreading space junk all over! Recycle your wrecked bosses!
Every defeated boss will leave a trail of scrap behind before disintegrating into oblivion.

Grab what you can and bring it to Ruka's scrapyard to develop new, shiny weapons and ship modifications! (If you make it back alive, that is!)

Ruka's politeness is her best tool when negotiating with her clients.
Ruka's politeness is her best tool when negotiating with her clients.

 

XYDONIA will always keep a challenging and rewarding gameplay without encouraging grinding or giving too much advantage via unlockable stuff, so everything will be balanced to represent an alternative instead of a simple upgrade over the starting weapons.  

If you're a bad enough dude, you'll be able to get the highest score even with the default weaponry, but you might also find some that work better for you!
Level progression will be dynamic, with different paths of destruction to follow, resulting in various endings that also depend on the character you selected.

Some stages will be reachable only after meeting certain conditions while others could just be hidden!

Flying a spaceship, at street level, on Saturday night. Totally legit.
Flying a spaceship, at street level, on Saturday night. Totally legit.
Most extra characters' unlocking will be tied to some paths, stages or special events, so the game keeps getting bigger

Your Star Map will save each stage's position after you discover them.
Your Star Map will save each stage's position after you discover them.

 

To keep track of your progress, check out the Star Map after every playthrough, you may spot some interesting stuff!

 XYDONIA's technical aspect and style are carefully crafted to recreate the look and feel of the era, and to further enhance this we implemented an optional CRT emulation shader + border overlay for widescreen monitors.

Both CRT emulation and unfiltered mode will be an option.
Both CRT emulation and unfiltered mode will be an option.

Plus, the game will feature a slick Yamaha YM2151+Sega PCM powered musical score that really gives it a unique atmosphere and tone, thanks to the audio marvels of FM synthesis.

Here's a sample of our soundtrack, check out Stage 00 and 1-B BGM!

 

 

 

All tracks composed using the awesome DefleMask, a multi-system chiptune tracker.

  Meet the people behind XYDONIA, trying to make this shmup a reality!

 

We teamed up with Scarlet Moon Productions in order to have some authentic videogame music legends compose original tracks for the game!

If XYDONIA gets funded, Shinji Hosoe and Keishi Yonao's tracks will be automatically part of the soundtrack!

And that's not all, if we break through the base funding and reach the proper stretch goal, Ayako Saso and Yousuke Yasui will join the fray!

BUDGET BREAKDOWN

Mix all these and you'll get XYDONIA!
Mix all these and you'll get XYDONIA!

STRETCH GOALS

The STRETCH GOAL GAUGE is charging!
The STRETCH GOAL GAUGE is charging!

 KEEP IN TOUCH

 

 

 

 

 

Risques et défis

Game development throws so much stuff at you it's like playing Mushihimesama on Ultra Mode. It's challenging, but also exciting and rewarding!

We came a long way from our first XYDONIA prototype and we succeded in building a pretty solid engine, completely self-funded. Now we just need to add more content: characters, weapons, stages, and so on.

That's where you guys come in. The game is built in such a way that allows us to expand it in a modular fashion, so it will be finished nonetheless, someday. However, if we want to make it as big as we first expected without taking years to get it done, we must be able to work on it full force.

We're a small team, but with your help we WILL make it!

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  1. Sélectionner cette récompense

    Contribution de 5 € ou plus Environ 6 US$

    ~ ROOKIE ~

    Thank you for supporting us! Your awesome name will be in the backers list of the game.

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    Contribution de 10 € ou plus Environ 11 US$

    ~ SPACE CADET ~

    Get a digital copy of XYDONIA for PC (Steam) on release, with a whopping 33% off retail price! + Exclusive backer assist character!

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    Contribution de 15 € ou plus Environ 17 US$

    ~ TRAINED RECRUIT ~

    Old-school styled digital Instruction booklet + digital copy of XYDONIA for PC (Steam) + Exclusive backer assist character!

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    Contribution de 20 € ou plus Environ 22 US$

    ~ EARLY BIRD - GROOVE HERO ~

    Everything from the 30€ tier, only cheaper!
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    Contribution de 30 € ou plus Environ 34 US$

    ~ GROOVE HERO ~

    Digital XYDONIA Original FM Soundtrack Album + Digital instruction booklet + Digital copy of XYDONIA + Exclusive backer assist character! Groovy!

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    Contribution de 40 € ou plus Environ 45 US$

    ~ GROOVE MASTER ~

    Digital XYDONIA Original FM Soundtrack + Digital XYDONIA Arranged Soundtrack + Digital copy of XYDONIA + Exclusive backer assist character! Rock on!

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    Contribution de 65 € ou plus Environ 73 US$

    ~ ALPHA FIGHTER ~

    Take part of the alpha testing of the game! You'll get to play early builds and give active feedback to help us craft the best SHMUP experience ever! + All previous rewards!

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    Contribution de 100 € ou plus Environ 112 US$

    ~ SPACE ACE ~

    You're a true SHMUP hero! Get the game for PC (Steam+DRM free) on a PHYSICAL RETRO BOX + jewel case disc + manual + All previous rewards!

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    Contribution de 200 € ou plus Environ 224 US$

    ~ COMMANDING OFFICER ~

    Be in the game! Your pixelated self will be hired as an assist character and will interact with XYDONIA's ace pilots! + All previous rewards!

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    Contribution de 300 € ou plus Environ 336 US$

    ~ XYDONIA VILLAIN ~

    Design an enemy's look, movement and bullet pattern with our help! + All rewards from the Space Ace tier!

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    Contribution de 500 € ou plus Environ 560 US$

    ~ XYDONIA EVIL LORD ~

    Design a boss battle with us! Help us forge the most wicked creature that comes to your mind and send it to slaughter (or be slaughtered by) XYDONIA's fighters! + All rewards from the Space Ace tier!

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    Destination : Dans le monde entier
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    Contribution de 1 000 € ou plus Environ 1 119 US$

    ~ XYDONIA ACE FIGHTER ~

    Get in the game and play with yourself! FOR REAL! Design a new playable character and ship with our help, you'll also get your own pixelated portraits, storyline and ending! + All rewards from the Space Ace tier!

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    Cette récompense n'est plus disponible. 3 contributeurs
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    Contribution de 3 000 € ou plus Environ 3 358 US$

    ~ XYDONIA MASTERMIND ~

    Design a special backer level and its boss encounter with our help! + All rewards from the Space Ace tier!

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    Contribution de 6 500 € ou plus Environ 7 276 US$

    ~ XYDONIA GOD ~

    You just got promoted to game producer! Be a part of the team's creative process + All of the above rewards. There can be only one!

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