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Spaceship building and combat game. Dynamic spaceship ecosystem. Explosions.
Spaceship building and combat game. Dynamic spaceship ecosystem. Explosions.
1,711 backers pledged $35,308 to help bring this project to life.

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The Reassembly Story

Note: All images on this page are in-engine screenshots, most of these ships were designed by our alpha testers.

Start off as a small ship in friendly territory.

 Explore a living universe.

Say, "Hello," to your neighbors.

Gather resources, upgrade your power reserves and unlock new components.

Redesign your ship as much as you want.

Make it a bit larger and check in on the neighbors again.

Or try out other designs.

Ramming speed.
Ramming speed.

Oh, and you can customize your color scheme.

What did the asteroid do to deserve this?
What did the asteroid do to deserve this?
Majestic flight.
Majestic flight.

Not flashy enough for you?

All aboard the party bus.
All aboard the party bus.

Or maybe something more sinister?

Space camo.
Space camo.

Now to design a fleet.

Build some outposts. 

Explore the map.

Make new friends.

Customize your weapon bindings.

And, applause. Thank you!

In supporting this Kickstarter you're helping us lock in our release date, ensuring the game comes out smooth as butter and slick as freshly mopped floor.

Ship Sharing and Tournament Mode

Besides polish there are two features that we plan to add. The first is easy-to-use ship sharing so you can upload your creations to the Reassembly-verse. The second is a tournament mode so you can test your ships against other players' designs, and we will run official tournaments as community events on a regular basis.

We first tested these features with our alpha testers just a few weeks ago and had a blast. You can see some of the results at our YouTube page.

First and foremost, you valiant and virtuous folks can expect a beautiful and polished game worthy of not only your money, but your time. But besides the game here are some details on the other rewards.

Name Destruction Video:

Right now this is a $1 tier exclusive, but if we can automate the process we will expand it to all of the tiers, so stay tuned for updates.

Soundtrack:

All of the music in the game on your hard drive. 12 original tracks with 7 remixes, totaling 92 minutes. Check out this track as a preview.

Wallpapers:

Here is a sample background for 1920x1080.

Not big enough for you? Why not just download it at full resolution and use it as your background! We will do many more in a similar style using the in-game engine.

Mod Makers Guide:

Arthur has made this game very customizable, but there are lots of little tips and tricks about how to make it all work that are currently only stored in Arthur's brain. Arthur will write this all down in a several page guide explaining how to go about modding some of the basic aspects of the game so tinkerers can hit the ground running. We know you want to get started on changing the game before it is even finished, so this guide will be out in a rough format as soon as beta is released, and then updated and refined for the final release.

Postcard:

This is the flyer we came up with for PAX, but we totally think we can do better than this and will make sure our next flyer is even cooler. And it will be a functional postcard that can be sent in the mail!

T-shirts:

Here are two designs we made for PAX.

First design modeled by Peter.
First design modeled by Peter.
Second design modeled by Arthur.
Second design modeled by Arthur.

We aren't set on using these exact designs, but it will probably be similar. We may also run a poll to choose our final design.

Magnets:

We don't have any fancy pictures of these because they don't exist yet, but that won't stop us from telling you about them! We want to do sheets of magnets with blocks printed and pre-cut into them. You get these sheets, punch out the pre-cut blocks, and then start designing ships on your fridge while you try to decide what to eat after your Reassembly induced fasting.

Poster:

Similar to the magnets we haven't finalized a design for the poster yet, we just know that we have to make some really nice posters for this game to hang up in our own houses, and figured you might want some too.

Design a Plant:

Plants are the basis for every resource in the game, they are the core of the ecosystem. They also cover every asteroid so you see them a lot. Here are some that are in the game already.

If you would like to try your hand at designing a new plant then you can back us at our lowest custom content tier and make something that will be a permanent part of the game.

Design an Enemy Ship:

See this ship?

Think you can do better? Back us at this level and you can make your design a permanent enemy ship.

Design an Enemy Component:

Not good enough to make just a ship? Want that ship to have a custom weapon or shield? Well then you can design a component and a ship that uses it. Here are some examples of variables you can set, as long as we approve the balance.

Design a Player Component:

Basically the same thing as the above tier, but for the player faction. For this reward you can choose from a number of component types, specify size and shape, and all of the variables.

Design a New Enemy Faction:

This is what an entire faction's worth of ships looks like.

You get to choose a color scheme, block shapes, and characteristics. Then we put those in the game and you can build until you have made a faction's worth of ships. Then we make them an enemy faction that everyone in the game will fight and die against.

Design a Player Component Type:

We're not even going to attempt to put an image in here for this. Your imagination is the limit.

This Kickstarter is a collaborative effort by Anisoptera Games, Peaksound and Indie Voyage. Anisoptera Games is Arthur Danskin's development studio. Peaksound is Peter Brown's sound design and music studio. Indie Voyage is a crowdfunding game label made up of Rob Leach, Colin Sullivan and Christine Hoang.

Peter and Arthur on the Twitch stream at PAX.
Peter and Arthur on the Twitch stream at PAX.
Peter, Arthur and Colin at the Minibooth at PAX.
Peter, Arthur and Colin at the Minibooth at PAX.

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Anisoptera's YouTube

Indie Voyage's YouTube

Arthur Danskin

Before working on Reassembly Arthur Danskin worked as a GPU Architect and Systems Software Engineer at Nvidia for three and a half years. At Nvidia he contributed to the design and verification of the Kepler family of GPUs as well as to the DirectX driver. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University and has spent really a lot of time building spaceships out of lego bricks.

Peter Brown

For all his classical upbringing, Peter Brown, aka Peaks, makes weird yet accessible bleep-bloop music. Sometimes he will combine both worlds, or compose entirely in the classical paradigm. But mostly it's computer blips, stemming from oscillators or field recordings of him kicking things. As a result he's planning on releasing the world's first "Kick-step" track. But until then you will see him composing strange noises for video games, ads and film, varying from big action scores such as Fast & Furious 6, to indie horror such as The Quiet Ones.

Rob Leach

Rob's been meandering around and through the games industry for over 12 years. Starting in QA, Rob moved on to production, design, writing, and project management of games spanning a multitude of genres and platforms. Having partnered with Colin Sullivan on Indie Voyage, Rob's background in production helps ensure common pitfalls in the game-making process are avoided.

Colin Sullivan

Having worked with game developers and crowdfunders on legal issues, Colin decided he wanted to be more involved with the game development process and co-founded Indie Voyage with Rob Leach. Colin helps with anything that needs to be done, but focuses on business issues, community management and helping with marketing.

Christine Hoang

Before joining the Indie Voyage team to direct marketing efforts, Christine did PR and marketing with The Behemoth and THQ. She was also a Frag Doll Cadette and has an obsession with storm troopers.

Arthur has been working on Reassembly for over two years, but one person can only do so much. This Kickstarter will let the Indie Voyage team help Arthur bring Reassembly to release in a polished state by February of 2015.

It also lets all of you become involved in the project before release and give us your feedback. We have been running a closed alpha for six months and those testers' feedback has been invaluable, but we would like to get a broader group of our community involved now that we are approaching beta and release.

The money raised on Kickstarter will allow Arthur to continue developing Reassembly, while paying for other areas of development such as QA and promotion at gaming events like PAX and IndieCade.

We at Anisoptera and Indie Voyage are looking forward to bringing Reassembly into your computers and, more importantly, into your pulsing fleshy hearts.

Enjoy!

Risks and challenges

Arthur has been working on this game for over two years and it is already in a very playable state.

The biggest challenge will be ensuring that we can achieve the level of polish we want to reach in the relatively short time left before our targeted release date.

Our team at Indie Voyage has experience making sure games are delivered on time and on budget, so we believe we can make it.

We have no doubt that the game will be delivered on time, but if we are not happy with the state of polish by our targeted release date of February 2015, then we will let all of our backers join the early access beta at that time. Then every backer can enjoy the game as the final finishing touches are added.

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    NAME DESTRUCTION VIDEO

    Your name will be generated using in-game assets, only to be ruthlessly destroyed by a fleet of trigger-happy ships. All of this will be recorded for the world to see via YouTube, at which point you can gleefully share it with your family, friends, and social network sycophants. This is a $1 reward tier exclusive! Thank you for your support!

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    EARLY BIRD PRICE

    You want to buy Reassembly, but don't want to pay the $15 price? Have no fear, space cadet, we will give you one Steam key or a DRM free copy of Reassembly for PC, Mac and Linux at a 40% discount. Supplies are limited, so act fast.

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    COPY OF GAME

    OK, so you didn't sneak in at the 40% discount. We feel your pain. We do. Super swear. That's why we're giving all Kickstarter funders the opportunity to fund for a 20% discount while still receiving one Steam key or a DRM free copy of Reassembly for PC, Mac and Linux. You're welcome.

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    COPY OF GAME + SOUNDTRACK

    Hey, you love the game and you love the music. We get it. That's why we're pitching this fancy package of the game, Reassembly (the very one we're pitching here on Kickstarter), AND its incredibly gorgeous soundtrack handcrafted by the one and only Peter Brown. Let's sum this up to avoid confusion: that's one Steam key or a DRM free copy of Reassembly for PC, Mac and Linux, and a copy of the Reassembly soundtrack. Groovy.

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    TWO COPIES OF GAME

    Call it what you will: The Deja Vu, Twinsembly, Double Barrel, The Cold Cut Combo, The One and One. Whatever your catchy marketing blurb, the fact that you're getting two games for a combined 26.67% off retail is a pretty sweet deal. Get one for yourself and one for a friend or keep them both in a grand display of selfishness not seen since Ebeneezer Scrooge worked alongside a still-living living Jacob Marley (that's for you literature fiends). In either case, this is a power pack designed to delight. Enjoy.

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    BETA ACCESS + SOUNDTRACK

    I know what you're thinking: "February? FEBRUARY? I NEED THIS LIQUID AWESOME RIGHT NOW!!!" Hey, hey, there's no need for that tone on this page. No need at all. Besides, we've got you covered. For $30 USD, we'll give you early access to one Steam key or a DRM free copy of Reassembly for PC, Mac and Linux. On top of that we'll even throw in the ridiculously amazing Reassembly soundtrack by Peter Brown, legend.

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    DIGITAL BUNDLE

    BETA ACCESS + SOUNDTRACK + EXCLUSIVE WALLPAPERS + MOD MAKERS GUIDE

    You're 1337, we get it. You need a package that separates your abilities from the riffraff out there. Yes, you'll get your early access to one Steam key or a DRM free copy of Reassembly for PC, Mac and Linux. And yes, you'll also get a copy of the Reassembly soundtrack by Peter Brown, legend. We're also going to give you some nifty hi-def wallpapers (made using content from actual gameplay) with which to deck out your epic rig. On top of that, we'll sling you a short guide to help you start modding the heck out of this thing. Yeah, baby!

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    DIGITAL BUNDLE + POSTCARD

    If you haven't already, take a moment and read the previous pledge bundle. It's called "Digital Bundle." Don't worry, I'll wait here. You back? Great! So for THIS pledge, you'll get all that stuff in the Digital Bundle, PLUS we'll send you a Reassembly postcard anywhere in the world! A postcard of real cardstock. A mail-person made of real fleshy bits. And YOU! What a combo!

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    DIGITAL BUNDLE + T-SHIRT

    “Hey! I don’t want a postcard. I want a T-Shirt!” Yes. These thoughts pulse through my head every minute of every day and if it weren’t for the fact that we’re making this tier available, it’d surely drive me to various points of unclothed madness. And so we present to you a Digital Bundle and an Analog T-Shirt.

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    DIGITAL BUNDLE + TWO T-SHIRTS

    This tier takes its inspiration from the lasagna: the layer part in particular. Yes, why put on one t-shirt when you can put on TWO WHOLE T-SHIRTS! That’s twice the warmth, double the chest coverage, and two times the padding. Or you could give one of them to a friend. But do keep the Digital Bundle for yourself, as that’s important. Very important. Enjoy.

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    PHYSICAL BUNDLE

    DIGITAL BUNDLE + T-SHIRT + POSTER + MAKE-YOUR-OWN-SHIP MAGNETS + POSTCARD

    OK, so you get the Digital Bundle. That's for starters. I'm about to open this thing up for you, so go ahead and sit down, lest you fall over in shock and awe. First, you'll get a Reassembly t-shirt. We could stop right there, but we aren't jerks. Included with the shirt, you'll get a poster and postcard (to clear up any confusion, these will both be of the game, Reassembly, we aren't sending you Heavy Metal posters or anything). Yeah, I know, that's plenty of swag, right? Wrong! We've got some die-cut magnets coming your way as well. Yes, you'll be able to turn your refrigerator into a Reassembly battlefield! Or maybe you just like shapes. Either way, it's fun times. If you happen to reside outside the US, add $25 for shipping. Note, these physical goods are not included in any higher tiers. If you want to add the physical bundle to a higher tier then just add $150 to your total (the $25 international shipping still applies).

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    DIGITAL BUNDLE + DESIGN A PLANT

    You want the Digital Bundle but you also love plants. Well, you're in luck. For $200, sit down with the team and design a plant of your own that will inhabit the world of Reassembly. Your plant will produce resources that help power the entire procedurally-generated cosmos. Quick note, since the dawn of mankind, nipples and penises have been sketched with loving care on... everything. Not on our plants, though. The Reassembly team reserves the right to refuse designs at our discretion.

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    DIGITAL BUNDLE + DESIGN A DEFAULT ENEMY SHIP

    Digital Bundle? Check. Ability to make your own ship which will pretty much be seen by every Reassembly player ever? You got it! Create a ship for one of the many opposing factions that populate the Reassembly universe. The Reassembly team will help ensure it matches both your creative center as well as the look of the faction you choose. You remember that note about drawing nipples and penises from the "Design a Plant" pledge? No? To sum it up: don't do it. The Reassembly team reserves the right to refuse designs at our discretion.

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    DIGITAL BUNDLE + DESIGN A NEW ENEMY FACTION COMPONENT + DESIGN A DEFAULT ENEMY SHIP

    OK, Let's get the easy stuff out of the way: this pledge amount gets you the same bundle as the "DIGITAL BUNDLE + DESIGN A DEFAULT ENEMY SHIP" bundle. Aha, but there's one super cool addition: you get to design a ship component that defaults to your new enemy ship. What does that mean? Why is that cool? Simmer down, partner, and I'll tell you. The ship component is a new type of building block for the game. It can be a new type of laser or a defense system. The Reassembly team will help you design it so it balances well into the game. As before, when designing the ship, maintain a low-lewdness level, all right? The Reassembly team reserves the right to refuse designs at our discretion.

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    DIGITAL BUNDLE + DESIGN A NEW PLAYER FACTION COMPONENT

    We had you at "Player Faction" didn't we? First, you get the "Digital Bundle." OK, now you get to affect the gameplay on a granular level. Take one of the many component types available, such as missiles, cannons or lasers, and design one that fits your ideal specifications. You can set basic shape and size, and give rough parameters for the power. Towards this end, the Reassembly team will do our best to make it balanced within the specifications you set, but some adjustments may be made.

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    DIGITAL BUNDLE + DESIGN A NEW ENEMY FACTION

    Do you generally sport an evil grin? Do you constantly find yourself wringing your hands in a scheming manner? Do you stroke white cats while sitting in overly fancy swivel chairs? If you answered "Yes!" to any of these questions, do I have the pledge level for you! With this level, you get to design an entire enemy faction from the ground up. From the color scheme to the general style of the faction, all the way to the individual ships themselves (dozens of them)! The Reassembly team will help you create your masterpiece, balance it, and then plop it right in the worlds of all Reassembly players. As before, we want no part of nipple-shaped, penis-shaped, or the nipple/penis-hybrid-shaped ships that already plague the internet, so please keep this in mind. The Reassembly team reserves the right to reject offensive designs.

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    DIGITAL BUNDLE + DESIGN A NEW PLAYER FACTION COMPONENT TYPE

    If you are looking at the game and find yourself saying this -- "I like lasers, rail guns, missiles, thrusters, and shields as much as the next person, but something feels like it's missing," -- then you should dig in and get your hands filthy with this pledge level. Yes, you get the Digital Bundle and all the goodness that comes with it, but you also get to design a unique ship building block that isn't yet represented. Now I'm not going to spit on your creativity, here, by tossing out a ton of lame ideas, but to get your juices flowing: gravity gun, freeze ray. Why is this particular level so valuable? Well, these new blocks are likely going to be literal game-changers. They'll have brand new properties that don't exist anywhere else, and probably Arthur will have to go and generate some new fanciness. It's all very exciting and cool. The Reassembly team will help ensure that not only is your new component balanced in the game, but that it has every bit the sweet effect on the game you would've hoped.

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