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Last updated March 23, 2017

AEGIS 2186 - Defend mankind in this retro arcade shooter!

Take command of AEGIS and fight for the survival of mankind in this action-packed single-player survival shooter! Every second counts!

AEGIS 2186 - Defend mankind in this retro arcade shooter!

Take command of AEGIS and fight for the survival of mankind in this action-packed single-player survival shooter! Every second counts!

£148
pledged of £2,000pledged of £2,000 goal
18
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, March 23 2017 1:46 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated March 23, 2017

About

 

 

Hello! Thank you for checking out our project! 

Meet AEGIS 2186 - a simple but challenging arcade shooter where you must defend mankind from thousands of colossal ships in an endless and unstoppable alien attack! Use your cannon to fire bullets bigger than Earth itself! Coming soon to Windows, Mac & Linux!

Jollyfish Games here, we have been developing AEGIS 2186 on-and-off for several months now and the game is really starting to come together! With the alpha and the new trailer we have something that we can show off now too, it's not finished, but it's playable and fun and the core gameplay is all there! 

However there is still a lot more work to be done and our budget for this project has been essentially exhausted, with certain planned features now seeming out of reach and without a marketing budget or funds for music and other assets.

We need your help to get to the finish line and to transform AEGIS 2186 into the awesome fully-featured arcade experience that we want to create!

To get an idea of where we are right now - we've just released our early test alpha on itch.io, and if we were on Steam we would be preparing Early-Access right now. If the Kickstarter is successful we're looking at a Q2 2017 Steam Early-Access release, with full release some time later this year! (Q3/Q4 2017)

We're committed to this project and we want to push it hard to completion! We hope that AEGIS 2186 is something that you want to play and that you're interested in joining us on our development journey!

 

 

Take command of AEGIS and fight for the survival of mankind in this 360 degree arcade survival shooter!

  • DEFEND MANKIND - Fast and intense arcade fun with skill-based defensive combat!

  • BIG BULLETS - Manage shield & energy levels and use your cannon to annihilate incoming ships!

  • BIGGER BULLETS - Charge your cannon shots for unlimited power!

  • BE THE BEST - Compete on the global leaderboards and against friends for the best time! How far can you make it?!

  • STYLE - Retro-neon-arcade visuals driven by a pumpin' 80's style synthwave soundtrack!

 

 

 

 

~INCOMING TRANSMISSION~

The year is 2186, an endless fleet of alien ships approach and they intend to completely destroy Earth. Our only defense against certain annihilation is Aegis.

Around 10 years ago, in a powerful flash of light and energy, our dimension and one home to a very powerful and advanced alien civilization seemed to collide into one. Their colossal ships can be seen passing by in the night sky. They seem to ignore us and there has been no successful communication. Work began on a defensive measure; Project Aegis.

The goal of Project Aegis was to transform the moon into a defensive weapon of unlimited power to defend Earth against any threat. Since the event, there has been non-stop research and construction to achieve this. Many have protested the construction of Aegis, but work continued.

Unfortunately it may have been a mistake, early detection systems are picking up a lot of ships incoming for the first time... big ones... and more than we could have ever imagined. Some are saying that they are coming because Aegis is too dangerous to exist... I think we better hope that's true.

Construction of Aegis is complete and it is also our only hope now. We are completely surrounded with the first ships soon to enter combat ranges. There will be no surrender! You are our highest ranking operator and you will command Aegis itself. Your training is over, and time is not on our side. 

Good luck - commander.

~END TRANSMISSION~

 

 

 

 

 

If we reach £4,000 we can guarantee a Steam release starting with Early-Access in the Spring. We will be able to have Steam integrated leaderboards as  soon as possible so that you can compete globally and against your friends on the biggest PC gaming platform! We will also be able to create achievements, trading cards and other fancy Steam things!


If we reach £6,000 we will be able to afford to work extensively with artists/composers to create an original 80's style synthwave sound-track! The visual style and general aesthetic of the game fits incredibly well with the 80's style and the punchy and exciting sound.

(and we love synthwave - shhh)


If we reach £8,000 we will develop Hardcore Mode with it's own seperate leaderboard for veteran players who have mastered the main mode and require a truly brutal & unforgiving challenge with different rules.


If we reach £10,000 we will utilize Steam integration to add a challenge mode which will enable players to challenge other players or friends to a one-on-one simultaneous competition to see who can last the longest in one attempt! Both players get one chance to prove their skills!

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We think these are achievable goals for a game of this style and size, we're not looking to drastically change the general scope of the game, and would rather create a tight and polished arcade experience that you can enjoy time and time again.

With a Steam release and an early-access testing phase, integrated leaderboards so that you can compete for bet time globally & with friends, achievements & trading cards, a sweet soundtrack and different ways to play - the game will have truly met our vision!

 

 

We've just released our early alpha version publicly on itch.io! You can check that out HERE if you can't wait to play!

I only recommend the alpha right now if you want to give feedback and get involved and if you don't mind missing features, in-complete assets, bugs and some jank!

Right now we consider the Kickstarter pledges to be of more importance as even the possibility of a Steam release is uncertain right now. Without the Kickstarter there will be huge delays to the final release and some features won't be possible to include at all, so please do consider pledging instead if you can wait til the end of the Kickstarter! 

Once the Kickstarter succeeds (fingers crossed!) you will receive access to the alpha and all future updates through itch.io, plus a Steam copy if/when that is available!

 

 

Thank you for taking a look at our project! And to anyone who is considering pledging any amount, an EVEN BIGGER THANKS! 

Every little helps and it really means so much to us here at Jollyfish Games! 

THANK YOU!
-JollyfishGames

Follow along:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jollyfishgames
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JollyfishGames/
itch.io: https://jollyfish-games.itch.io/aegis-2186

 

Risks and challenges

Risk 1: Kickstarter fails:
If the kickstarter does not meet the £2k funding goal, this raises a few issues which change the development plan significantly, however this does not mean the end for AEGIS 2186.

Development will be slowed and full release delayed considerably, possibly several months.

Some features will be ignored for the time being but could be funded with early-access/full-release sales and slowly patched in when possible.

The soundtrack will not be the amazing original synthwave dream we want! It might be possible at a later date but we're not sure.

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Risk 2: 4k Steam Release goal not-met:

Without the £4k stretch goal for guaranteed Steam Release via Steam Direct we rely on two possibilities: we either get through Greenlight before Valve replace it with Direct, or we hope that the Steam Direct entrance fee is affordable (we may able able to raise money through sales elsewhere for this fee, but it's a long shot!)

However even without an initial Steam release the game will live on and development will continue, the game will always be available on itch.io and -eventually- we will get on Steam.

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In conclusion, there are a few risks but really this is a small project and it will be completed regardless in some form this year - but we really want to push it to the max with this Kickstarter and the stretch goals.

Thanks again for passing through - I hope that you enjoyed checking out AEGIS 2186, and that you too want it to become the best game it can be!

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