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Demonic aliens, cyber-mechanical vehicles, and interplanetary chainsaw warfare set in the world of Mutant Chronicles.
Demonic aliens, cyber-mechanical vehicles, and interplanetary chainsaw warfare set in the world of Mutant Chronicles.
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We did it guys! Doomtrooper is coming back thanks to all of you! But let's not stop yet! We've unlocked the core game (multiplayer, 7 factions and deck building) but we can add so much more to the launch if we have the resources!

LINUX SUPPORT UNLOCKED!

CRAFTING UNLOCKED! More Info!

QUESTS UNLOCKED! More Info!

VARIANT CARDS UNLOCKED! More Info!

SINGLE PLAYER PRACTICE UNLOCKED: More Info!

Let's keep spreading the word and getting more people to know about what we're making! Also if we get Facebook to 5,000 likes EVERYONE gets 10 more packs added to their pledge FOR FREE!

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 We'll be adding more stretch goals as we go. Each stretch goal represents a feature we want to put in the game and hitting the stretch goal means it will be added to the release for free for everyone!

UNLOCKED:

CRAFTING SYSTEM UNLOCKED! - This system will allow you to destroy cards you don't want anymore in exchange for points towards a card you do want.

NEXT:

PRACTICE MODE - This is the first part of the single player experience. We'll allow you to play against a simplified AI to practice the decks you're building before facing off against real players! This will also open the door to future single player content!

 

LETS GO ILIAN!
LETS GO ILIAN!

 

 We have a couple of physical add-ons you can purchase simply by adding the corresponding amount to your pledge. SHIPPING IS NOT INCLUDED.

We will reach out to you with a survey when the Kickstarter closes and you will be able to allocate where your extra money goes to!

These items are EXCLUSIVE to Kickstarter and printed on high quality shirts so make sure you don’t miss out if you want them! All add-ons ship with limited edition Doomtrooper stickers as well!

MORE PACKS!

It's been requested by many, so we're offering a Kickstarter exclusive pack bundle, $20 for 20 Packs! Just add $20 to your pledge to reserve one!

T Shirt!
T Shirt!

 

Hoodie!
Hoodie!

 

Enamel Pin!
Enamel Pin!

 

 

Alpha Gameplay
Alpha Gameplay

We're so excited to be rebooting one of the best collectible card games ever made, Doomtrooper, and bringing it into the digital era! During the golden age of the CCG in the 90's, Doomtrooper stood out against the competition and was translated to 15 languages over six expansions. Now we have the distinct pleasure of being able to bring it to modern digital platforms.

Doomtrooper is a collectible card game based on concepts from the Mutant Chronicles franchise. Players use warriors to attack and gain either Promotion Points or Destiny Points. Promotion points can be used to win; Destiny Points are used to purchase more warriors and equipment.

The Mutant Chronicles story took you on this full throttle dieselpunk sci-fi ride through a solar system beset by corporate intrigue and the invasion of a terrible dark alien force. With technology failing due to the insidious effects of the Dark Symmetry humankind must fight back against the Dark Legion hordes whilst dealing with in-fighting and conspiracy from within.

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SCL Team at RTX
SCL Team at RTX

Bryan Winter, the original designer of the game (and others such as Dark Eden, Kult and The Crow CCG), is back on the team helping Secret Cow Level and Cabinet make sure our game is the definitive digital version of Doomtrooper.

Justin Reynard (Fallout New Vegas, Dungeon Siege III, Alpha Protocol) and Steve Berry have spent the last 18 years building and cataloging their collection of Doomtrooper cards while trying to track down what happened to the intellectual property.  

Since day one, we’ve been doing things a little differently on this project. In order to accommodate our passion for Collectible Card Games, we developed our own technology to make it easy to rapidly iterate and improve the game based on feedback. We’ve already built it out and have entered the testing phase and are excited to share it with you!

In January 2016 Justin was experimenting with converting the original Doomtrooper rules to code and finally tracked down Fred Malmberg at Cabinet Entertainment, the successor to the original publisher founded and run by Fred. A quick meeting and this passion project quickly became an official joint venture.

Self-funded over two years, we’ve developed our own customizable card game engine, server and infrastructure to help make Doomtrooper a reality. Now we have to finish implementing all ~400 cards and improve the graphics engine which has inflated our costs and we’re looking at the community to help get us there.

Hitting the goal gets us to "BASE GAME" complete which consists of:

 

Now with more LINUX!
Now with more LINUX!

Happy to say we'll be working with Solus Linux to make sure the game runs on Linux as well! More distributions to follow. Hit up our Discord to see your favorite distro supported!

Beyond that, check out the list of stretch goals below to see all the fun stuff we’d love to add to the game!  

Our goal is to make an accurate but modern version of the game we love. What’s most important to us is the gameplay. Beauty and animations can easily be added to a card game later but if the underlying card game engine itself is flawed no amount of particle effects can rectify the damage.

ALPHA  

This is where we are currently. All gameplay rules are in place and we’ve begun inviting people to test cards and find bugs in the rules. The game looks and plays solid but we are still adding and tweaking cards and improving features. Missing from these tests: Various cards, balance, many animations and final graphics. Alpha tests are more focused and usually have some gameplay systems disabled. Alpha testing is more reserved and under NDA to prevent sharing and streaming as we’re still testing and implementing core systems.

BETA 1 

This is the next milestone in the coming months. We will be entering BETA 1 when we are content complete and have what we think are near final cards, rules and gameplay systems in place. This will allow us to collect feedback to really test balance, deckbuilding and any specific feedback we wish to address to improve the game experience. Missing from these tests: Storefront, final animations and graphics. We will begin inviting more people who back the project or want to help make the game better.

BETA 2  

Beta 2 will be open to a much wider audience. The focus of BETA 2 is polish. With all gameplay elements in place and all cards starting to feel balanced we will be focusing on cosmetics like the gameplay renderer, animations and possibly additional platforms to play on.

 

We have worked with Bryan Winter to evolve the rules slightly while making sure the original Doomtrooper game is kept intact! We will be continuing to tweak the finer points based on user feedback over the coming months.

Gameplay

You play Warriors to your Squad by spending Destiny Points. These warriors attack your opponent's warriors to earn Promotion Points towards victory. First to 25 Promotion Points wins the game!

Card Types: 

  • Warriors - Warriors are the main card type of Doomtrooper. They have 4 stats (Fight, Shoot, Armor and Value). You can attack once per turn and the attacking warrior chooses the battle tactic (Fight or Shoot) to gain the advantage. 
  • Support - These are cards added to your squad that are not warriors such as Cities, Vehicles, Buildings, Organizations and other cards that have persistent effects on the game. 
  • Attachments - These are cards that attach to other cards. Guns, armor or swords given to warriors are an example of this. Or perhaps some kind of condition you inflict on an opponent's warriors 
  • Powers - These are special abilities that certain factions can wield. They have varying effects on the game depending on the faction. 
  • Fate - These cards are all different and are used to turn the tides of battle. They are often things like temporary stat modifiers or special events that affect many cards at once.

Your Turn

Each turn you have Three (3) actions. You can spend actions the following ways:  

  • Add a WARRIOR, SUPPORT to your SQUAD or an Attachment to another card  
  • Enter/Exit Cover (being in cover raises your armor value but prevents you from being able to attack) or Enter/Exit a building or vehicle.  
  • Have a warrior attack an opponent's warrior either by SHOOTING or FIGHTING (attacker declares which combat mode will be used)  
  • Use an action to generate DESTINY, called MEDITATE.  
  • Some Power and Fate cards or card special abilities may have an action cost as well.

It all began in the darkness of the Void. We freed ourselves from the hell we had created on Earth, but freedom had a price.

The weak and the poor fell victim to the corporations, who rule the Solar System. Driven by their greed, the corporations laid claim to the tenth planet and woke the sleeping beast, may its name be forever despised.

Thus did the Dark Legion descend on us, howling for our death and destruction. Now is the time to conquer our fear and stand up against the tidal wave of the Dark Symmetry.  

NOW IS THE TIME FOR HEROES.

The Apostle of War and the Lord of Dark Technology. Algeroth's dread legions are the most numerous. Fanatic Legionnaires and Necromutants charge in endless hordes across the bloodstained battlefields of the solar system. The twisted and corrupted spires can be seen on every world. Will humanity be able to set aside their petty corporate wars to address this terrible threat from beyond?

Bauhaus is controlled by the four ancient families of Duke Electors. Military service is a treasured tradition, and distinguished ranks of office grace the corridors of the Bauhaus business empire. The Bauhaus military is well known for their high quality equipment and mighty armored units.

Capitol is the only corporation that resembles the conventional notion of a business empire. The Capitol management consists of a Board of Directors elected by the corporate shareholder citizens. The straight-shooting Capitol armed forces are the glory boys of the battlefield.

The most recent corporate power to emerge is also the strangest. The Cybertronic organization is primarily comprised of ex-members of other corporations, now implanted with cybermechanical machinery. In an age where electronic gadgetry is looked upon with trepidation, the Cybertronic members are seen by many, especially the Brotherhood, as heretics

The aristocratic Clans of Imperial are headed by Her Imperial Serenity and the Parliament. Imperial is the weakest of the corporate powers, but has the greatest number of special forces and is a vital element to the struggle against the Dark Legion (which is appropriate as it was Imperial that enabled the Dark Legion to enter our reality, to their great shame).

The proud and noble Mishima dynasty fields some of the most disciplined and dedicated warriors in the solar system. Family, loyalty, tradition, and glory are the staples of the Mishimese ideal. Their Shadow Walker assassins are feared by all.

The Brotherhood represents an all-powerful power personified by the Cardinal, the spiritual leader of humanity. The Brotherhood is organized into the Four Directorates: the Mystics, the Inquisition, the Mission and the Administration. The Brotherhood is united in their struggle against the Dark Symmetry and the hideous masses of the Dark Legion. The Brotherhood works autonomously and is not considered a corporate faction. As such, there are ways for Brotherhood cards to be included in the decks of the other corporate factions.

The Cartel is an organization comprised of the five megacorporation factions plus the Brotherhood faction. They police the solar system and provide peacekeeping to the unified face of humanity. Cartel-affiliation cards may be in any of the five corporate Faction decks, plus Brotherhood decks.

We have a couple of physical add-ons you can purchase simply by adding the corresponding amount to your pledge. SHIPPING IS NOT INCLUDED but we will reach out when the items are ready to ship to collect shipping costs.  

These items are EXCLUSIVE to Kickstarter and printed on high quality shirts so make sure you don’t miss out if you want them! All add-ons ship with limited edition Doomtrooper stickers as well!  

 

 

 

 

 Founder Card Back: This is a custom card back that is only available to Kickstarter backers! It features the Kickstarter exclusive green Cardinal’s Stamp with the word “FOUNDER” below it. This shows everyone you were here since day 1!   

Alpha Access: We are currently running regular alpha tests testing new cards, features and updates to our most active community members. You can join this exclusive group and begin offering feedback and playing Doomtrooper as soon as the Kickstarter ends!

Faction Loyalty Package: Choose your favorite faction and get a bunch of Kickstarter exclusive stuff for it! The Faction loyalty package includes a bunch of “classic Doomtrooper” inspired stuff not available anywhere else! You’ll get FOUNDER versions of the classic 90’s logo card back and avatar, a unique title and a FULL ART Variant card with an homage to the classic art style.

Supply Crate: Supply crates are limited edition sales we will offer throughout the life of Doomtrooper, but this one is exclusive to the Kickstarter! It comes with 10 additional packs, a CLASSIC DOOMTROOPER LOGO Founder card back, the FOUNDER title for your profile, an exclusive RETRO FACTION avatar and a FULL ART Variant FATE card with homage to the classic art style.  

Special Thanks: Get your name in the credits! Every version of Doomtrooper that ships on any platform will have your name in the credits to thank you for being one of our most important backers!

 

 

Secret Cow Level is a game development studio based in Los Angeles California founded by Justin Reynard (Fallout: New Vegas, Alpha Protocol, Dungeon Siege III). They're currently developing an in-house engine to power the digital reimagining of the DOOMTROOPER Collectible Card Game.

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Cabinet Entertainment manages and develops global entertainment franchises in all forms of media, including motion picture, television, and the gaming, publishing and toy/collectibles industries. Our portfolio consists of such well-known brands as Conan the Barbarian, Kull of Atlantis, Solomon Kane, Mutant Chronicles, Mutant: Year Zero, and Kult. It was formerly known as Paradox Entertainment and before that Target Games.

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Risks and challenges

Making a video game is a lot of work. That's why we've delayed this Kickstarter until we had proven out that we could deliver everything that we promised.

We've also removed a lot of the risk by making sure our Kickstarter isn't over promising every feature we could up front. Our goal allows us to ship a high quality version of the game to all the backers and then continue to improve it to add all the features we can over time. If the fans want new features faster, we've provided modest stretch goals to help speed things up.

Secret Cow Level is joined by Cabinet Entertainment on this endeavor and we have a great support structure to lean on and learn from including the people behind Mutant Chronicles and Siege of the Citadel successful Kickstarters to ensure we are making the right decisions.

This project is a project of love for everyone involved, just like the fans who want to play it. We're 100% committed to seeing this project come to fruition and be able to play Doomtrooper with our friends (and you guys) in 2017!

We appreciate everyone's trust on this beloved franchise and can't wait to get this game into your hands and start battling!

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    Supply Crates are special packs of exclusives and this one is exclusive to the kickstarter! It's themed towards "retro/classic" doomtrooper!

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    THE COLLECTOR

    Supply Crate + ALL SEVEN EXCLUSIVE FACTION PACKS. If you want to collect everything, this is for you!

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    Work with Secret Cow Level and Bryan Winter to have your name put into the lore of the Mutant Chronicles universe! You choose the faction and we will make your name embedded forever in the Mutant Chronicles Universe!
    (Either in a card, lore text or card flavor text)

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    Design a Doomtrooper card! You will work with Secret Cow Level and Bryan Winter to design a card for the faction of your choice! You will also be credited in the game under "Additional Design"

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    • 20× Digital Packs
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    Everything in the previous tiers plus "Executive Producer" credit in the game. You will get regular design updates from the team and the ability to provide feedback and help shape the future of Doomtrooper!

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