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Space Battle Flight Simulator with the most incredibly dynamic gameplay ever seen! Read more

918
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$42,916
pledged of $200,000 goal

Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 26, 2012.

Space Battle Flight Simulator with the most incredibly dynamic gameplay ever seen!

REVISED REWARDS CHART

TO ALL OUR BACKERS:

Some changes have been made to the rewards based on feedback from fans. This new edition of rewards was proposed to us by backers, then was discussed and approved by us. Now , before to send this edition to Kickstarter asking them to change current rewards, we would like you ALL to read this spreadsheet to let us be sure - NO ONE has anything against the new edition.

In overall, here in new edition we DIDN'T replace rewards from your current tiers, but give you MORE than was before.

If there will be no objections before Saturday 10AM US Eastern Coast time after this update post, we will send it to Kickstarter administration asking to perform changes.

NEW EDITION OF REWARDS TIERS:

PLEDGE $1: On the basis of your feedback, we've rebuilt the reward structure! Everyone's getting more of everything, but please check your pledge to make sure - and feel free to ask for help in making changes.

PLEDGE $5: WALLPAPER SET: A large collection of Skyjacker wallpapers for your PC, Mac, tablet or mobile device, along with our heartfelt thanks.  We appreciate your contribution!

PLEDGE $10: SOUNDTRACK PACK: As the Wallpaper Set, plus: the complete game soundtrack (DRM-free digital downloadable version, 320k or lossless). Take Skyjacker on the road!

PLEDGE $15: SPECIAL EDITION: As the Soundtrack Pack, plus: THE GAME in all of its unearthly beauty on PC or Mac (DRM-free digital downloadable version). Walk the ruthless path of Ael-Skyjacker, the lone human in a galaxy of conflict, as he tears apart the stars in search of fame and fortune.  Sabotage, assassination, robbery, grift - all in a day’s work!  This includes everything - all cutscenes, voiceovers, missions, and content.  All editions are special editions!

PLEDGE $20: ARTISTIC EDITION: As the Special Edition, plus: the PDF version of the Skyjacker ART-BOOK, with 100+ pages of concept art - detailed illustrations of alien races, planetary habitats, designs and technology, and extras left on the cutting-room floor.

PLEDGE $25: COMMUNITY EDITION: As the Artistic Edition, plus: exclusive access to the Beta of the game and the private discussion community. We'll keep you in the loop and include your feedback in the game creation process.

PLEDGE $30 (A): Co-Op Bundle: 2x $20 tier (2x Artistic Edition)

PLEDGE $30 (B): Also the Co-Op Bundle: 2x $20 tier (2x Artistic Edition).  Sorry for the confusion!

PLEDGE $40 (A): EXPLORER EDITION: As the Community Edition, plus: the EXPANSION PACK, free! (check our FAQ for details) This expansion involves additional missions, not less than 24-30 overall, where you step out of the shoes of humans and become the aliens - on both sides. Smash the planetary colonies in the name of the pirate brotherhood, or fight to the death for the honor of your race! (This expansion pack will be developed after the game is completed and will not involve the main storyline. It includes both the ANTI-PIRATE and PLANETARY CAMPAIGNS missions as previously described. The pack will be made available to everyone when the time comes, but you’ll get it free.)

PLEDGE $40 (B): Settler Bundle: 2x $25-tier (2x Community Edition)

PLEDGE $50: SILVER EDITION: As the Explorer Edition, plus: special thanks in the game credits as a Skyjacker supporter! We'll thank you by name, or the name of your choosing (subject to editorial approval).

PLEDGE $60: Traveller Bundle: 2x $40-tier (2x Explorer Edition)

PLEDGE $80: GOLD EDITION: As the Silver Edition, plus: your name in the credits will be larger than life as a Skyjacker super-supporter, in extra big letters!

PLEDGE $100: EVA EDITION: As the Gold Edition, plus: a limited edition print of the game poster in full size (36" x 24"), along with one t-shirt of any design! Protect your frail human flesh from the dangers of space! (All physical items are exclusive to the campaign, and ship free within the US; please add $15 to your pledge for international shipping.)

PLEDGE $135 (A): Pirate Bundle: 4x $50-tier (4x Silver Edition)

PLEDGE $135 (B): Merchant Bundle: 2x $80-tier (2x Gold Edition)

PLEDGE $175: Heroes Bundle: 2x $100-tier (2x EVA Edition - including two each of the poster and shirt)

PLEDGE $200: COLLECTOR EDITION: As the EVA Edition, plus: we'll put a physical box in your hands, with the game on DVD and the soundtrack on CD, along with a second t-shirt of any design. You still receive a DRM-free digital download edition too, so all rewards from this point forward are bundles!

PLEDGE $250: BROADCAST EDITION: As the Collector Edition, plus: we'll add your message in the credits as a Skyjacker super-super-supporter, anything you like (subject to editorial approval).  Plug your website, propose to your girlfriend, throw out your favorite quote, or make us spout memes at everyone who plays!

PLEDGE $500: HARDCOVER EDITION: As the Broadcast Edition, plus: the hardcover Skyjacker art book, signed by Eugene Zhukov and the rest of the team leads. You also get a third t-shirt of any design! On top of that, we'll put your name in the game, as the designation of a weapon, part, planet, or ship.

PLEDGE $1200: WARDROBE EDITION: As the Hardcover Edition, plus: our designers will draw YOU, in full space pirate regalia.  And then we'll put it on an exclusive jacket of your very own! Materials and exact design to be determined - but it'll be nice. Don't worry about the shipping cost even if you're outside the US, we'll take care of it. And we'll attach your name to a character in-game (or leave it as a designation, your choice).

PLEDGE $5000: AVATAR EDITION: As the Wardrobe Edition, plus: we'll put you in the game. We'll animate YOU in 3D as the subject for a CUSTOM PLAYER CHARACTER. This includes your face and proportions, a personal logo, and the highest category of criminal community rating in the game. Only you can play as this character (we'll give you a secret code to activate it) but other players can hire you as an NPC, so they'll get to enjoy it too!

PLEDGE $10000: EXECUTIVE EDITION: As the Avatar Edition, plus: with your permission, we'll use your character in our promotional campaigns. You'll be on our posters, in our trailers, and on whatever other media we produce. Furthermore we cordially invite you to have lunch and hang out with us in Los Angeles, CA, USA. We're from Russia - we know how to party. (Please contact us directly to make personal arrangements before the end of the campaign.)

NEW SPREADSHEET IS AVAILABLE HERE

Comments

    1. Creator GeekBoi on May 23, 2012

      Thank you for that spreadsheet! Very Helpful!!!!

    2. Creator DIGITILUS on May 21, 2012

      @ GeekBoi - Ahm, sorry, maybe I misunderstood you. Spreadsheet is here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc…

    3. Creator DIGITILUS on May 21, 2012

      @ GeekBoi - we cannot - it's technically impossible, cause we are blocked to make change of any tier, which has at least one backer (and sure no reason to change others, while previous stay like they are now).
      Only Kickstarter can do this. That's why we sent them a ticket (actually two already!) and are waiting for their response - when they will do this. In case if they will delay, we will be forced to create double set of tiers today. But that would be a total mess to ask everybody to jump from their current tier to the new one. So would be better to get it changed by Kickstarter staff.

    4. Creator GeekBoi on May 21, 2012

      Can you update the spreadsheet, please?

    5. Creator DIGITILUS on May 20, 2012

      If they will refuse us to change, we will need to create levels 16, 21, 31 etc and will ask all backers to jump to new layers, but ugghhh ... would be better if Kickstarter confirm our proposal and make changes tomorrow.

    6. Creator Veav on May 20, 2012

      @Yuchen Thanks! We're happy with it too - just have to find out if Kickstarter themselves are. Stupid weekends. }:D

    7. Creator Yuchen Wang on May 20, 2012

      The reworked tiers are worded ALOT better, great work.

    8. Creator DIGITILUS on May 20, 2012

      @ Noe - check your mail, just sent you a message. We need to get from you those files to understand the reason of such errors. Looking forward to get those files

    9. Creator KazuyaDarklight on May 20, 2012

      Lvls, look fine to me. Good luck guys.

    10. Creator Noe Ridgway on May 20, 2012

      Now it shows a white screen after I launch, and something called "ENGINE CRITICAL ERROR." Then it crashes to desktop. I tried the game.log thing, and I have full Admin rights on this account.

    11. Creator DIGITILUS on May 19, 2012

      ahm ... you must save that file in a root directory of the game (check where it's installed)

    12. Creator DIGITILUS on May 19, 2012

      @ Noe
      You are not alone today - means runtime error under Vista. What about Administrator's right of your account? It's possible your account has limited rights and the game cannot create game.log Try to create empty file in Notepad, save it and rename to game.log Let me know what will you get then please

    13. Creator Noe Ridgway on May 19, 2012

      I downloaded the demo and installed, but it is giving me a runtime error, and refuses to start. I am running Vista. I installed everything that came with the file. Is this a known error?

    14. Creator DIGITILUS on May 19, 2012

      OK! Just sent request with new rewards chart to Kickstarter to be approved and changed. Let's wait for their response now.

    15. Creator Gavin Phoenix on May 19, 2012

      Perfect!

    16. Creator DIGITILUS on May 19, 2012

      Ok, please revise new edition above, and if it;'s Ok - we are sending it to Kickstarter asking to change our current spec.

    17. Creator Veav on May 19, 2012

      But you're right. DISREGARD MY PREVIOUS STATEMENT, I R DUMB

    18. Creator Veav on May 19, 2012

      We intend to? We want to? I don't know how to phrase it. All rewards are 100% discounts on future goods. }:D

    19. Creator Gavin Phoenix on May 19, 2012

      I'd watch it because you run the risk on having Kickstarter cancel the campaign by mentioning it!

    20. Creator Veav on May 19, 2012

      "There are some limitations on what can be offered as a reward. Investment and loan solicitations are forbidden, as are lotteries, raffles, sweepstakes, and coupons/discounts on future goods." So we can't formally offer the $5 discount, but we're gonna do it anyway afterwards.

    21. Creator Veav on May 19, 2012

      @Gavin Yeah, the current spreadsheet is ALSO being revised. Beta access kicks in at the $25 tier, but since the $30 bundle is a two-pack of the $20 tier, beta is not included.

    22. Creator Gavin Phoenix on May 19, 2012

      The above was supposed to be a question but I seem to have missed the bit that defines it as a question. The question mark! lol.

    23. Creator Gavin Phoenix on May 19, 2012

      Oh. The $30 tiers do not include the beta access. I believe that is correct from what I'm reading. (which is different from the current spreadsheet)

    24. Creator Gavin Phoenix on May 19, 2012

      Everything else looks good to me :)

    25. Creator Veav on May 19, 2012

      @Gavin Not anymore, we're going to put the soundtrack in the $15 too. Good call.

    26. Creator DIGITILUS on May 19, 2012

      oops,. you're right, we will change immediately

    27. Creator Gavin Phoenix on May 19, 2012

      Is it correct that the $15 does not include the soundtrack but the $20 does?

    28. Creator Gavin Phoenix on May 19, 2012

      Does the new $40(A) bundle include both of the expansion packs?

    29. Creator DIGITILUS on May 19, 2012

      Ok, as I understand, the only comment is to repair 'AND' to 'PLUS' , correct? Actually, others use both AND and PLUS or + Ok, I will repair and update soon

    30. Creator Veav on May 19, 2012

      Hm, good point! I'll see if we can't sneak that edit in before everything locks down.

    31. Creator sgllama on May 19, 2012

      Oops, I left my comment on upate #7 and didn't spot that you already had update #8 up. So to repeat myself a bit...

      This version is *very* good, but I think that there is still a risk of ambiguity using the word "and" as

      PLEDGE $15: Special Edition: The wallpaper collection, and: ...

      whereas using "plus" is just a bit clearer:

      PLEDGE $15: Special Edition: The wallpaper collection, plus: ...

      which is the way that you have written the $10 level.

    32. Creator Veav on May 19, 2012

      On the off-chance a backer doesn't catch any of this and ends up with an inappropriate reward tier, we'll make sure they get what they wanted. Thank you, everyone, for helping us make this work!

    33. Creator Veav on May 19, 2012

      5-12 hours. }:D

    34. Creator Veav on May 19, 2012

      The revamp has been submitted to Kickstarter and is pending review (probably for 12 hours or so, since it's way after hours for them now). Apart from cosmetics, the substantial changes to the above proposal are:
      * Broadcast Edition no longer receives a third t-shirt, so Hardcover has that privilege.
      * Wardrobe Edition now receives a snazzy personalized jacket rather than a personalized shirt or a stack of other shirts. We decided it's better to go all in on one thing.
      * All pledges are now good for $5 off digital goods once this all goes gold, so if you don't want buy in for the soundtrack now for instance, you can get $5 off later. Same goes for the game itself and the expansion pack.

    35. Creator DIGITILUS on May 19, 2012

      @ Gerasimos Tselentis - it's Eugene here. We worked with Veav on this spec all this time, so just finished. and I agree, we need to give more time to others to revise everything before we will send it to Kickstarter to do changes. I guess, 5-6 hours will be enough - until NYC morning time, when Kickstarter can do changes

    36. Creator Veav on May 19, 2012

      With the other stuff currently in (shirt, poster) we couldn't put in the box without losing money, and we couldn't take out those elements without running afoul of Kickstarter rules. Once we've got these changes in place, maybe we can do something for a box edition near that price point without the other stuff.

    37. Creator Veav on May 19, 2012

      It ended up being more like 3 hours, so you got here in time. Still - sorry about that! We had to strike while the iron was hot.

    38. Creator Gerasimos Tselentis on May 19, 2012

      I'd consider the $100 tier if it included a boxed copy of the game. $200 seems a bit high for those that want a boxed copy. Unless it includes a physical art book as well. Also don't forget you have a few backers not in your timezone, and they won't be able to give you feedback in the 1 hour.

    39. Creator Veav on May 18, 2012

      After high-level negotiations:

      PLEDGE $1200: Wardrobe Edition: As the Hardcover Edition, and: we'll have our designers make you an exclusive jacket of your very own! Materials and design to be determined (with your input) - but it'll be nice. Don't worry about the shipping cost even if you're outside the US - we'll take care of it. And we'll attach your name to a character in-game (or leave it as a designation, your choice).

      This should gravely impact all 0 of you who have pledged $1200.

    40. Creator Veav on May 18, 2012

      @uberfleas No, BUT you'd get that at the $60 level. Beta access AND the free expansion, for two. }:D

    41. Creator uberfleas on May 18, 2012

      I was at the $80 level because I wanted beta access for both my husband and me. Is that still what we would get at the $80 level? I don't care about the name, just the two copies. Thanks!

    42. Creator Veav on May 18, 2012

      We're putting together an amended spreadsheet to fit the proposal right now. It's going to be three times as awesome.

    43. Creator Veav on May 18, 2012

      The $60 level is two copies of the $40 level, so yes - artbook, beta, forum access, all the good stuff. That one you wouldn't actually get the name.

    44. Creator Robert V Frazier on May 18, 2012

      One thing that isn't clear: does the new $60 level include the stuff in the lower levels? In particular, I want the art book. And the beta game and forum access. My name in the credits is cool, too, but not that important to me. I suppose I can find someone to give the extra copy of the game to.

    45. Creator Smeggit on May 18, 2012

      Looks good, big improvement.

    46. Creator Veav on May 18, 2012

      It's listed under $40A - we've merged the expansion packs, so you get to explore planets AND blow the crap out of their defenders. Sorry for the confusion!

    47. Creator Jeritza Goris on May 18, 2012

      Wait im confused. Which is the one where you get the game, the expansion which lets you explore planets, the soundtrack, etc, and the beta access? (the old $40-b one)

    48. Creator momentsofpassion on May 18, 2012

      Sorry - please ignore my comment. You DID mention it at the $15 pledge. *d'oh*

    49. Creator Veav on May 18, 2012

      @moments Now that's a good idea! We can mention with the first bundle that you can mix-and-match PC and Mac editions.

    50. Creator Fuzzy Puffin on May 18, 2012

      MUCH better!