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VernuS 2442 is an Indy game in development that combines the style of a classic top-down 2D Shooter with added RPG Elements..

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Vernus 2442 is a unique Indy game in development by my son and myself.  The game is a modern take on the classic top-down 2D shooter style of game play, which combines a 2D top-down Space Shooter with RPG (Role-Playing Game) elements, and will be driven by powerful ever changing backing story. The games story and RPG elements will add new level immersion to the game play not seen in the traditional 2D top-down shooter genre. It will be the first game of a planned Trilogy.

The game is being developed using Unity and will be released on the PC, Mac and Linux first.  We are also working towards having it Greenlit for Steam and if successful all digital copies will be disturbed threw there when the game is finished (or directly to backers). (expected release date Q4 2014)

If our stretch goal can be met we will also be releasing it on the various consoles mentioned in the individual goals.  Starting with the WiiU which will support the WiiU’s switch screen function.

The game is set in the Vernus system a remote part of newly explored space, where you find yourself and your friends thrown into the first stage of the Vernus war that will last nearly 3 years.You are part of an elite head hunter squad whose job is to clear the way for ground troops to land on the various planets within the system.

The Story will be filled with a colorful cast of characters, of a variety of different races from all parts of the system, which you’ll grow to love as it progresses.

Classic 2D top-down action gameplay with modern graphical effects
Diffused , Normal, Lite and Specular maps supported throughout
Advanced Physics
Particle Effects


Advanced player progression system
Inventory
Shops
Revisit key storyline events/areas
Player upgrade system

And much much more….

 NOTE:  The 48hr Concept game is a prototype that we made over a weekend when we were first thinking of the idea for the game.  It in no way reflects what the Vernus Trilogy games will be like.  We have  linked this simple prototype to simply show where our ideas for the game started at.

Why Kickstarter??  My son is finishing up his last year of programming and game design at school. He wants to work as an indy developer.. So we got together and came up with the idea for Vernus and to go ahead with the project straight away.  We need get his various licenses for the number of tools we will be using to make the series upgraded to commercial status.  So we decided Kickstarter was are option to get things off the ground properly and timely.

Risks and challenges

The biggest obstacle we face right now is converting all of my sons licenses for the various software we will be using to develop the game from student to commercial licensing. As well we know there will be inevitable bugs/issues during the development of the game, but we have allowed extra time in our development time line to cover for these types of delays. We will also be updating all backers on the progress of development and any delays that may occur.

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