This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, March 14 2019 7:00 PM UTC +00:00.
Exploration is an innovative space themed game with a mix of deckbuilder, area control and unique orbital movement mechanics. You will take control of corporations at the start of the new Space Race. Send out colonization ships, dispatch science expeditions, collect resources, modify your designs, develop new technology, or even sabotage your opponent’s missions.
- Unique orbital movement mechanics greatly increasing game immersion
- Spaceship fleet deckbuilding game
- Area control
- A flexible strategy depending on your opponent's moves
- 30 - 150 minutes of gameplay for 1 - 5 players
- Solo mode
Build up your fleet with an array of ships, from transports to destroyers, and everything in between. Some ships rely on speed and maneuverability, while others boast impressive shields and armaments. Build your fleet to your faction’s strengths to gain dominance of near-Earth space.
Riches and experiences await intrepid explorers, and those who make their way to the space beyond gain even greater rewards. But beware, for with unexplored space comes unfortunate events. Explore effectively to get ahead of the competition.
When the competition gets fierce, only the strong survive. Attack other factions to hinder their progress—and increase your own. Some ships can take more of a beating than others, so plan carefully, or risk being on the receiving end of a deadly counter attack.
Earn points by completing secret missions, destroying enemy spaceships, gathering resources, and more. But be wary of your opponents, because they’re also out there with the intent to control near-Earth space. Use your resources to gain the upper hand and show the other factions who deserves the right to this final frontier.
Original version of game will be printed in English language, but we can translate it the game into Polish, French, Spanish, German and Italian, with digital deliverables. This will be triggered by the number of backers at the end of the project, as follows:
- 50 backers - We will translate the core rules only. PDF deliverables.
- 100 backers - We will translate the rulebook and all cards and game components. PDF deliverables.
Of course if backers invovement from each country, will be much higher we will consider to add digital locales to the printed language edition.
We will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter ends, to avoid shipping cost differences. We will collect this via pledge manager. We will ship your rewards at our cost to our international hubs placed in USA, UK, Canada, Australia and China. Below is the list of estimated shipping cost.These prices includes VAT and Import Taxes.
- Poland - $6
- Spain / United States - $10
- United Kingdom - $12
- Canada / Germany - $14
- Australia / France / Italy / Belgium / Switzerland - $16
- Japan / Norway / Sweden / Thailand - $18
- Other countries in EU - up to $25
- Rest of world - up to $45
Please note that this is estimate cost of shipping and this values may change during and after campaign. For more info about retailers plege shipping please contact email@example.com
Damian Korus is the designer of Exploration and founder of Pl.y games.
Patryk R. is the lead graphic designer for Exploration.
Marius J. is the illustrator of spaceports and maneuvers. You can find more of his work here.
Justinas V. is the illustrator of events and development cards. You can find more of his work here.
Jason M. and Bilal K. are 3D modelers and Exploration miniature designers.
The project video was made by We Make Games.
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to all of playtesters. We had over 250 playtests featured by 51 playtesters. Special thanks to Kicktester, who gave the game the right shape.
Risks and challenges
Exploration has been in playtest since Feburary 2017. The game rules are now finished and well balanced. Please note that this is not a pre-order and the final product might slightly change in the process. All potential changes will be discussed with the community. We will work with famous Kickstarter manufacturer and based on their experience the estimated delivery date is beginning of December 2019, but keep in mind this is only an estimate.
All pledges can be refunded up to 14 days after the end of the Kickstarter campaign. After that we will be unable to refund you fees charged by Kickstarter and Stripe. Refunds will no longer be available after we start processing your order. In case of problems with obtaining the ordered copy, we will refund all the costs incurred by the backer. All refunds will be made via PayPal or Stripe, and in the project’s currency. This project is being funded in USD and any refunds processed will be in USD for the exact amount received in USD, excluding any applicable fees depending on the time of the refund being processed.