Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on October 29, 2013.
About this project
A unique blend of a digital Collectible Card Game and a tactical war game with large-scale team battles!
- Deep grid-based combat system with unit synergies and territory control!
- Collectible digital units allow you to customize your army to your play-style!
- Ever changing battle maps! Maps are built by the players, so every battle is different and offers new tactical challenges!
- Large-scale team multiplayer battles never before seen in other tactics games! Form the ultimate team of players and compete against enemy teams for domination of the battlefield!
- Form a powerful guild of pro players and climb the leader-boards to become the most fearsome guild in the realm.
- A connected experience where you can play from home or on the go on your tablet or mobile device.
- Synchronous turn-based and Asynchronous battle modes available!
- Multiple game modes including 1v1, 3v3, and 5v5. Practice against AI Bots or play a competitive Ranked game against expert opponents!
What we’re building here is huge and never been done before, so we need your help to make this happen! Support us and become part of the community with early beta access to the game! You can give feedback and help steer the game’s development to become the best hardcore tactical combat game ever!
Storm the Gates is a unique blend of a turn-based tactical combat game and a digital Collectible Card Game. Players pit their fantasy armies against each other in 1v1 skirmishes or large scale team battles! Players can work together to conquer territory, increase their resource advantage, and ultimately destroy the opposing stronghold. As you progress in the game, you will earn digital booster packs of unit cards, called Army Packs. You can then customize your army using the different digital unit cards and experiment with new combinations and strategies!
During the course of a game, a player’s team accumulates resources that can be used to deploy units to the grid-based battlefield. As players control more territory, the amount of resources they generate per turn increases, allowing for the deployment of more numerous and more powerful units. Players can deny their opponents of resources by invading their territory and taking it over, so defending your territory is vital for survival. The victory condition of each battle is to destroy the enemy stronghold, so the first team to do so is the victor!
Building and conquering castles is also a key part of the strategy. Castles produce the valuable Steel resource, which is necessary for deploying more advanced units. In addition, castles also act as deployment points, so capturing a castle near a key location or next to the enemy base can be a powerful game-winning move!
In Storm the Gates, the players build out the battlefield throughout the course of the game, so every battle is a unique experience with different key strategic points to conquer per game. Players can decide where to place their terrain tiles and generate unique defensive situations or powerful resource generating setups. The game has unlimited strategic depth because of this feature.
Our team is hand crafting every unit in house, starting with detailed concept art, high res 3D models, then adding custom animation, and lastly lit and shaded final units:
Storm the Gates will ship with 2 playable factions, the Isenhal Empire Faction and the Orc Marauders Faction. Each faction has a unique play-style and a different set of units to collect and master! As we continue to update and expand the game after launch, we hope to be able to create more factions to add to the game, such as the sinister undead Shadow Legion faction and the Elvish Silver Circle faction.
At the start of the game, players must choose one faction to start with. However when a player collects enough units for the other faction, he can then play that faction as well!
Storm the Gates features team multiplayer battles, a rare feature amongst tactical combat games. Team multiplayer isn’t common in most strategy combat games, mainly because it is hard to build and balance well. However, we’re building it – and nothing is as exciting as having a team of your friends gathered around strategizing on which castle to raid next and how to break through the opponent’s battle lines! We built team multiplayer into the core design of this product to make this a truly unique experience!
Players can gather 3 or 5 of your friends and work together to control and dominate the battlefield. The game is especially engaging when players need to devise clever strategies, coordinating their attacks to take down teams of enemy commanders or even opposing guilds! During 3v3 team games, each team has a single stronghold they must defend together. During 5v5 team games, each team has 3 different strongholds to defend, making for an epic battle!
New players can also play cooperatively against an opposing team of AI Bots. As a result, we have modes for the casual player as well as the hardcore player.
Storm the Gates is played as a connected experience, meaning that players can connect to the game via PC & Mac through the web or from a mobile phone or tablet. Regardless of the platform, the players end up connecting to and playing the same game! Players can play matches at home or on the go, and can keep in touch with their guild-mates through their smart phone or tablet.
We believe this is the future of gaming, allowing you to take the game wherever you go!
We plan to make Storm the Gates playable first on iPad and on PC/Mac. Afterwards, we will work on porting the game to the iPhone and then Android devices. The speed at which we can finish the ports will be based on our funding level.
As units participate in battles, they gain experience points. When the unit gains enough experience, they can be promoted to a higher rank to gain additional bonuses and/or unlock new abilities! This can give you the edge you need over your opponents on the battlefield.
The Rebel Entertainment Team has been building award-winning games together for more than a decade, from interactive theme park attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean at DisneyQuest, to massively multiplayer games like Toontown Online and Pirates of the Caribbean Online, to our most recent - the action dungeon diver game Dungeon Rampage.
We’ve been working on our latest effort, Storm the Gates! for over a year now. We love tactical combat games and believe that bringing in online team multiplayer makes the experience deeper and more challenging. We’ve been playing Storm the Gates! internally throughout the entire development cycle, first as a table-top game and later as a web and mobile game, and can’t wait to let the rest of the world try it out.
We’re nearly ready to launch, but because we are publishing the game ourselves, we need help, which is why we decided to try a Kickstarter campaign. Please contribute! We’ll make it worth your while by giving out packages of valuable and exclusive items to help you steamroll your enemies in Storm the Gates!
* All Rewards are DIGITAL Rewards that can be used in all versions of Storm the Gates that we release regardless of platform.
Thanks for your support! This wouldn't be possible without you!
Risks and challenges
With Storm the Gates, we’re trying to build a new type of tactical combat game that hasn’t been built before, so it comes with many challenges. We’re also tackling team multiplayer for tactical combat games, which is also new ground. Video games are hard to build, so predicting all the possible pit-falls can be difficult for developers.
However, Storm the Gates has been in development for over a year. We mainly need money to finish the remaining features, do a proper QA pass, and polish the gameplay! In addition, we have a team of veteran passionate game developers who strive to build a game that strategy game players everywhere will love!
We can’t build this game without your help and support! We need the Kickstarter funding support, but we also really need players who will become part of the Storm the Gates community and help shape the game with their feedback. We really want this to be your game, so we need your support to make it a reality!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
In the Live Turn-based mode, players take turns affecting the board. During each player’s turn, that player gets 3 Action Points to spend on the following actions “Build a Tile”, “Deploy Units”, or “Command Units”. This can allow a player to place 3 tiles on the board (potentially increasing resource gain), move/attack with up to 3 units, or deploy up to 3 units to the battlefield (if they have enough resources to pay for them). A player can also perform any combination of those actions, but is limited to 3 Actions per turn.
Each player can bring a total of 18 Unit plus 1 Battalion Leader into a battle. During battle, a player can choose which Units to deploy based on his available resources. Players will need to carefully choose which 18 Units to bring however, as it will determine the play-style of his force that game.
Yes, players can play Storm the Gates against AI Opponents in a 1v1 mode. This is a good way to practice new strategies and unlock new units. This does require a connection to the internet however.
Yes, Storm the Gates can be played through any Web Browser that can run Flash. Also, Storm the Gates will be available for iPad and later the iPhone & Android devices.
Storm the Gates was developed to be localized, but we have not translated the text yet. We plan on doing this after launch as the game audience grows.
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