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About

Orbital Crush
Orbital Crush

A top down bullet hell shooter with a real time strategy twist, Orbital Crush combines fast paced shmup action and a branching story weaving comedy, tragedy, and speculative science fiction, into one insane whole.

For continued updates on development head to darkspacegames.com/games/orbital-crush/

The Story
The Story

The water's acid, the sky is green, and the air tastes like ass sweat and smog on a good day. The resources dried up long ago, which is why the Mars expedition was created. Hundreds of privateers, contractors, and corporations took to the stars to claim their fortune. Forty years later earth depends on the Mars colonies for everything from heavy ore to breathable air, and they know it. But earth has one ace up it's sleeve. Women. Mars has a severe shortage of women which keeps population growth to a minimum and Mars dependent upon earth for new influxes of workers. Which is what makes smuggling so damn profitable. Charge women for a ticket off the skuzzball called earth and charge Martian settlers for their delivery to their camp instead of a rival faction. The life of a smuggler is a good one. Unless some jerkass puts a hole in your ship.

You control Snag, a smuggler with a heart of gold, a good for nothing gun for hire, a profiteering scumbag, a freedom fighter, or some combination thereof depending on how you choose to play.

Gameplay
Gameplay

Top down 2d action advances the over the top story of a smuggler turned freedom fighter. In addition to running and gunning and commanding recruited fighters, the player has one more powerful tool in their arsenal; the Crush Cannon. Originally an orbital delivery launcher, the Crush Cannon can be used to create cover, reroute an enemy force, create doors where none stood before, and of course, crush bad guys into a gooey paste (or good guys if evil is your thing).

You'll need to more than just a sharp trigger finger to survive though. Many maps contain independent groups going about their duties. As the player you have an objective you must accomplish but how you do so is up to you. Kill everything is an option, though an equally valid option is to destroy a vital resource rendering your enemies helpless, or inciting a war by picking a fight with one side and then seeking shelter in a rival camp.

Screenshot
Screenshot
  • Top Down Shoot em Up Action
  • Real Time Strategy like Squad Control
  • Dynamic Pathfinding that allows enemies to react in real time to...
  • Real Time Terrain Changes allowing players to control the flow of battle
  • 16 Massive Worlds to Explore and counting
  • Epic Boss Encounters
  • 6 Enhancable tools of destruction and counting
  • Explosions!
Rewards
Rewards

Earthbound

Every dollar counts! You will receive an exclusive desktop wallpaper and your name in the credits as a project supporter. Thank You!

Stowaway

Get the exclusive Digital Art Book + The Desktop Wallpaper + Your name in the credits. Thank you for supporting DarkSpace Games!

Prospector

Get the game! One digital copy of Orbital Crush + One digital copy of the kickstarter exclusive Orbital Crush art book + Your Name in the Credits. Thank You!

Smuggler

Welcome aboard! You get a copy of the Digital Soundtrack + An Exclusive Founder Only in Game Vehicle + One digital copy of Orbital Crush + One digital copy of the kickstarter exclusive Orbital Crush art book + Your Name in the Credits. Thank You!

First Lander

Get while the gettings' good. First Lander's receive a Physical copy of the game + copy of the Digital Soundtrack + An Exclusive Founder Only in Game Vehicle + One digital copy of Orbital Crush + One digital copy of the kickstarter exclusive Orbital Crush art book + Your Name in the Credits.

Brigand

Take what's yours at the Brigand level! All Brigand level contributors will receive access to the Beta version of the game and be able to make suggestions on the final project + Access to exclusive video conferences with the developers + Access to the in game Tomb of the Founder's area, exclusive to kickstarter + copy of the Digital Soundtrack + An Exclusive Founder Only in Game Vehicle + One digital copy of Orbital Crush + One digital copy of the kickstarter exclusive Orbital Crush art book + Your Name in the Credits. Thank You!

Freedom Fighter

For the Freedom of Mars, Fight On! All Freedom Fighter level contributors receive Alpha access to the game as it's being developed + Playtester forum access + An exclusive poster + A Kickstarter exclusive boxed version of the game! + Everything in the Brigand Level. Thank You!

Revolutionary

Lead the charge! Revolutionary level contributors will receive an NPC named in your honor + A Physical CD of the soundtrack + An exclusive Orbital Crush deck of cards + A First Lander Survival Guide provided upon arrival on Mars + Everything Included in the Freedom Fighter Level. Thank You!

Executive Chieftain

By your command. Executive Chieftain's will have to opportunity to Voice an in game Character! + Have either a song of your own creation or an image of your own creation in the game + A custom ID card identifying you as a member of an in game faction + an Orbital Crush engraved Flask (because kicking ass on the Red Giant is thirsty work). + a Physical Copy of the Art Book + An Orbital Crush Hat + Everything included in the Revolutionary Level. Thank You!

Member of the Board of Seven

Command power from the shadows. Board members shall receive A custom character in the game + an Orbital Crush engraved Steel Coffee cup + Orbital Crush Tshirt + Replica Executive Board Member patch + One Demolition Saber (Note: Demolition Saber will not actually pulverize matter via contained quantum singularity) + Everything included in the Executive Chieftain level. Thank You!

Founder

Expand your reach from Earth to Mars and beyond! Founder level movers and shakers receive A custom song created just for you based around a theme of your choosing with an exclusive license to use the song for anything you want + Snag's Personal Crash Kit containing (2 Replica Scrap Pistols, A Giant Sized Orbital Crush Flask, Orbital Crush engraved lighter, Replica Decals, Replica Wallet containing $$1000 New Terran Cash and various cards belonging to our “Hero” Snag (it'll probably come in some kind of a case as well!) + Everything included in the Member of the Board of Seven Level. Thank You!

Director

Chart the course of a new world. Directors will receive an edition of the game commissioned just for them containing a one of a kind hidden message. Surprise that special someone, have a very personalized keepsake, or prank the hell out of a friend! + A regal digital painting of either your or your characters likeness will be commissioned and included in the game! + A physical poster of said Painting + Everything included in the Founder Level. Thank You!

Sovereign of the Red Sands

Stand most high above a brave new world. The Sovereign of the Red Sands will receive, in addition to the eternal gratitude of the developer: Inclusion in the game as a Venerated Founder of a Corporation + commemoration in the game world with an in game statue + A one of a kind Orbital Crush Stand up Arcade Machine + the unlocking of the Sovereign of the Red Sands Edition of the Game. + help design an original faction withing the setting of Orbital Crush to be included in the game + A Framed Digital Painting of themselves or their character + Design a Level of the Game + Collaborate with the Developer to design an alternate ending of the game + receive a Designer Credit in the Game! + Everything included in the Director Level. Thank You!

Sovereign of the Red Sands Edition: Whosoever contributes at this level will not only receive an edition of the game with menus and Titles created in their honor boxed and shipped to their home, but if someone is able to fund the game at this level we'll be able to afford to send that very same boxed edition to all Kickstarter contributors at the Smuggler Level or above!

Stretch Goals
Stretch Goals

$3000 - Local Multiplayer!

$5000 - SECRET

Risks and challenges

What could go wrong? Well at this point the major technological hurdles have been addressed so the issue now is design and polish. The difference between an application and a game is mostly presentation and polish, both of which require time and resources. DarkSpace Games has successfully launched two titles based solely on internal resources and with the full support of the Kickstarter community this game will be the largest and most complete experience to date.

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    Stand most high above a brave new world. The Sovereign of the Red Sands will receive, in addition to the eternal gratitude of the developer: Inclusion in the game as a Venerated Founder of a Corporation + commemoration in the game world with an in game statue + A one of a kind Orbital Crush Stand up Arcade Machine (Probably only available in the USA, Canada, or Mexico unless you can come pick it up or pay international shipping) + the unlocking of the Sovereign of the Red Sands Edition of the Game. Whosoever contributes at this level will not only receive an edition of the game with menus and Titles created in their honor boxed and shipped to their home, but will also have that very same boxed edition sent to all Kickstarter contributors at the Smuggler Level or above + help design an original faction withing the setting of Orbital Crush to be included in the game + A Framed Digital Painting of themselves or their character + Design a Level of the Game + Collaborate with the Developer to design an alternate ending of the game + receive a Designer Credit in the Game! + Everything included in the Director Level. Thank You!

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