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  • ENGAGE in SPACE COMBAT as a PIRATE
  • DESTROY starships by blasting them into OBLIVION
  • CREATE your own missions with CONSTRUCTOR TOOLSET
  • PLAY solo or with friends on PC, MAC and Linux
  • EXPLORE rich universe full of star systems and alien races

 PLAYABLE DEMO is awaiting for you right now!

Skyjacker is based on the "Abyss Lights" book series written by our project lead, Eugene Zhukov. The player is the lone human in a galaxy of conflict - abducted by aliens, raised by pirates, wanted by privateers and mercenaries alike. You start on the bottom of the Pirate Stock Market and work your way up to the top, not by deliveries and fetch-quests, but through brutal missions like assassinations, sabotage, kidnapping, robberies, infiltration and extractions.

  • Bump space hulks and asteroids into collision courses with your enemies and watch the pretty fireworks.

  • Disable and destroy component parts of a ship. Cargo ship's getting away?  Slow it down with some neighborly torpedoes to the engine.

  • Salvage the parts you didn't destroy and mount them on your own ship.  Add insult to injury - rip enemies apart with their own guns!

  • Swap out engine parts to change the behavior of your ship - play it like an arcade game, like a classic space game, or with full inertia and momentum.

  • And all this in professional graphics and gameplay.

Want to cut your teeth in creating your own missions? Have a need to express your creativity? We got you covered with the Mission Constructor toolset. The Mission Constructor consists of art assets and design framework that will allow you to create remarkable missions. It includes everything YOU need to implement YOUR mission without writing a single line of code

Players can go through scenario based missions, playing as a single player with AI partners, or with other players in co-op mode.

Furthermore, a session based multiplayer mode provides such types of gameplay as Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag and Last Man Standing.

No matter how you choose to play the SKYJACKER universe is in details that unfold around you. There are ten significant alien races, each with unique biological features, social structures, interlocking histories, and star faring technologies - some industrial, some organic, and a few biotech that literally farm their spaceships in deep space.

We've developed a radical set of visual designs that don't rely on classic cubic forms.

 Furthermore, we've got the talents of composer Krzysztof Wierzynkiewic ("Witcher 2" and "Bulletstorm") to help bring out the colors of space.

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You can click HERE to see a well organized spreadsheet with tiers of rewards.

SKYJACKER is already a creative product with years of investment. We put our own time and money in, making ends meet by running odd jobs in the game industry.  We finally decided to take the plunge last year and struck out on our own.  We united under Digitilus and reached out to Kickstarter with a smaller-scale offering, SKYJACKER: Starship Constructor

 We found backers willing to put their faith in us - and we can never thank them enough!  Their support and guidance helped us deliver a quality product and build the foundation needed for the next stage of development.

Now, like the space game genre itself, we’re back.  Our current goal is: April 2014 for beta, July 2014 for a release candidate, September 2014 to stamp out the major bugs, and then launch!  This only represents our timeline for being feature-complete; additional content from stretch goals or further development will take longer to release.  We DO have people we’re eager to bring on board, but some things just take the time they take…

We don’t have the deep pockets of outside investors behind us; we need your help to reach this last mark.  So, in advance: thank you.  Thank you for checking Skyjacker out.  Watch our trailer, give us feedback, back the project, join our community, get some swag.  Help us contribute to the legacy of space games - and help SKYJACKER rise!

We’re crowdfunding SKYJACKER through Kickstarter and on our website.  All funds raised will be combined to determine which of the overall stretch goals we meet. Here’s what we’re working towards:

 TAKE NOTES! If we don’t make some of our stretch goals during current kickstarter campaign, that doesn't mean they won’t happen! We will run direct crowdfunding campaign on SKYJACKER website till the end of 2014. - This is our vision for SKYJACKER!

Risks and challenges

The risks are minimal. We need to complete the remaining environmental art content, such as: solar plasma clouds, asteroids with armored tunnels for interior battles, and a dozen of new skies. Additional programming and game design work that remains: assembly of game missions for the Single Player mode, and data transfer optimization for the Coop mode, as well as mission constructor toolset, game testing and localization .

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    <SUPPORTER>: The mesmerizing sounds of space disturbed by endless starship battles in a form of SKYJACKER digital soundtrack + digital wallpaper.

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    <PIRATE>: A digital copy of the finished game (DRM free for PC, MAC and Linux) + Digital Soundtrack + Digital Wallpaper

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    <ARCHITECT>: A digital copy of the finished game (DRM free for PC, MAC and Linux) + Exclusive access to the Beta + Mission Construction Tools + Starship Constructor + Digital Artbook in PDF + Digital Soundtrack + Digital Wallpaper

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    <STRIKER> {early bird}: A digital copy of the finished game (DRM free for PC, MAC and Linux) + Exclusive access to the Beta + Expansion Packs and Future Content FREE FOREVER + Mission Construction Tools + Starship Constructor + Digital Artbook in PDF + Digital Soundtrack + Digital Wallpaper

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    <MASTER STRIKER> {early bird}: Two digital copies of: the finished game (DRM free for PC, MAC and Linux) + Exclusive access to the Beta + Expansion Packs and Future Content FREE FOREVER + Mission Construction Tools + Starship Constructor + Digital Artbook in PDF + Digital Soundtrack + Digital Wallpaper

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    <THIRD MATE>: You and two mates will get a digital copy of the finished game (DRM free for PC, MAC and Linux) + Named in Credits as Third Mate + 1 USB with completed game + 1 SKYJACKER t-shirt + Co Op Mission Construction Tool + Expansion Packs + All Future Content FREE FOREVER + Digital Artbook in PDF + Starship Constructor + Exclusive access to the Beta + Digital Soundtrack + Digital Wallpaper

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    <SECOND MATE>: You and three mates will get a digital copy of the finished game (DRM free for PC, MAC and Linux) + one 3" 3D starship + Top mention in credits as Second Mate + 1 USB with completed game + 1 SKYJACKER t-shirt + Co Op Mission Construction Tool + Expansion Packs + All Future Content FREE FOREVER + Digital Artbook in PDF + Starship Constructor + Exclusive access to the Beta + Digital Soundtrack + Digital Wallpaper

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    <FIRST MATE>: You and four mates will get a digital copy of the finished game (DRM free for PC, MAC and Linux) + one 4" 3D starship + Custom Made Signed Box Set + Top mention in credits as a First Mate + 1 USBs with completed game + 1 SKYJACKER t-shirt + Co Op Mission Construction Tool + Expansion Packs + All Future Content FREE FOREVER+ Digital Artbook in PDF + Starship Constructor + Exclusive access to the Beta + Digital Soundtrack + Digital Wallpaper

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    <CHEIFTAIN>: You and five mates will get a digital copy the finished game (DRM free for PC, MAC and Linux) + one 6" 3D starship + Custom Made Signed Box Set + Top mention in credits as a First Mate + 1 USBs with completed game + 1 SKYJACKER t-shirt + Co Op Mission Construction Tool + Expansion Packs + All Future Content FREE FOREVER + Hardcover Sketchbook + Digital Artbook in PDF + Starship Constructor + Exclusive access to the Beta + Digital Soundtrack + Digital Wallpaper

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    <BOSS>: You and five mates will get a digital copy of the finished game (DRM free for PC, MAC and Linux) + one 6" 3D starship + Custom Made Signed Box Set + Your personal message in credits + 1 USBs with completed game + 1 SKYJACKER t-shirt + Co Op Mission Construction Tool + Expansion Packs + All Future Content FREE FOREVER + Hardcover Sketchbook + Digital Artbook in PDF + Starship Constructor + Exclusive access to the Beta + Digital Soundtrack + Digital Wallpaper

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    <BIG BOSS>: Your own named character + You and five mates will get a digital copy of the finished game (DRM free for PC, MAC and Linux) + one 8" 3D starship + Custom Made Signed Box Set + Custom Jacket + Your personal message in credits + 1 USBs with completed game + Co Op Mission Construction Tool + Expansion Packs + All Future Content + Hardcover Sketchbook + Digital Artbook in PDF + Starship Constructor + Exclusive access to the Beta + Digital Soundtrack + Digital Wallpaper

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    <AVATAR>: Your own playable character + You and five mates will get a digital copy of the finished game (DRM free for PC, MAC and Linux) + one 8" 3D starship + Custom Made Signed Box Set + Custom Jacket + Your personal message in credits + 6 USBs with completed game + 1 SKYJACKER t-shirt + Co Op Mission Construction Tool + Expansion Packs + All Future Content + Hardcover Sketchbook + Digital Artbook in PDF + Starship Constructor + Exclusive access to the Beta + Digital Soundtrack + Digital Wallpaper

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    <EPIC BOSS>: Hang out for a day with us in LA + Your own playable character + You and five mates will get a the finished game (DRM free for PC, MAC and Linux) + one 8" 3D starship + Custom Made Signed Box Set + Custom Jacket + Your personal message in credits + 6 USBs with completed game + 1 SKYJACKER t-shirt + Co Op Mission Construction Tool + Expansion Packs + All Future Content + Hardcover Sketchbook + Digital Artbook in PDF + Starship Constructor + Exclusive access to the Beta + Digital Soundtrack + Digital Wallpaper

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