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Battle and adventure as a clan of dragons in this browser-based game. Breed dragons in hundreds of colors and patterns.

Flight Rising is a browser-based game where players lead an elemental clan of dragons and work with other clans to gain supremacy in the realm. It features dragon breeding, battles, adventures, item collection, and mini-games.

Breeding --Flight Rising will support a robust breeding system that allows you to selectively pass down special breeds, genes, and colors. All dragons and their traits are 100% hand-drawn creating visually stunning combinations.

Resource Collection --Flight Rising is chock full of thousands of items, ranging from colorful foods, materials, battle stones, and apparel. Use the items to the benefit of your own clan or sell & trade them with other players.

Apparel and Custom Skins --It is possible to further customize dragons through hundreds of apparel pieces, and players can even create their own custom skins to lay over the artwork! All apparel items are hand-crafted to fit perfectly on each breed and gender combination.

Battles --Dragons can form hunting parties and duke it out in the Coliseum with hordes of animated monsters, and they can specialize in certain fighting styles via completely customizable stats and abilities.

Mini-Games --Clans can accumulate wealth by competing in an assortment of HTML5 faire games, where high scores will often net a bounty of treasure!

Stay Connected --Players will be able to build friends lists, trade dragons, and compare achievements. Many site activities will be relayed through easy-to-read alerts, and players will be able to build communities in our growing selection of message boards.

Item Sponsor Additional Information: The items that you sponsor in Flight Rising will fall in one of three categories: Food (meat, seafood, plants, or insects), trinkets, or materials. We prefer that the food items you sponsor keep with the theme of the game and not break the 4th wall. As an example, sponsoring a strawberry as a plant food item would be perfectly acceptable. A package of strawberry fruit snacks would not be acceptable. If you want to know if the item you wish to sponsor falls within our guidelines or not, feel free to ask us! 

Monster Sponsor Additional Information:
Sponsored monsters should be critters or mythological creatures. As an example, a monster named "Jim" who looks like your roommate named Jim would not be something that falls within these guidelines. If you want to know if the monster you wish to sponsor falls within our guidelines or not, feel free to ask us! 

Apparel Sponsor Additional Information:
We will work with you to translate your apparel idea into an item that displays beautifully and works on each of the 10 dragon species of Flight Rising.

Gene Sponsor Additional Information:
The dragons of Flight Rising may be born with one of 67 unique body, wing, or accent colors. We will work with you to translate your sponsored gene idea into a gene scroll that works with all of our dragon colors, creating a beautiful pattern no matter what color dragon it is on.

Dragon Dreamer Additional Information:
Sponsored dragon species must be a dragon. As an example, we could not create a winged cat species for you; however, we could create a dragon that has feline characteristics and feathered edges to its wings. All dragon species should have wings; We have this requirement because in Flight Rising, dragons can be crossbred with other species and pass on their colors and genes. We need wings on all of our dragons so that wing patterns and colors can be passed on no matter what breed your dragon is! Your dragon species may have some sexual dimorphism. As an example, males of your species might have a mane that the females do not. 

$5,000 - 20 New Gene Colors - UNLOCKED!
Flight Rising will launch with 20 additional color possibilities bringing our total 67. Coupled with our genes and patterns that's over 200,000,000 dragon possibilities!

$10,000 - Spiral Dragon Breed - UNLOCKED!
Flight Rising will open with an additional dragon breed available to all players at launch!

$15,000 - Snapper Dragon Breed - UNLOCKED!
Flight Rising will open with an additional dragon breed available to all players at launch!

$20,000 - Backer Upgrades - UNLOCKED!All of our backer tiers will receive upgrades!

$25,000 - Viking apparel and Bestiary+ - UNLOCKED!
A new set of twine-wrapped fur leggings and battered helms will be available to all players at launch. We're adding 3 new pages to the Bestiary book for all tiers that include it.

$30,000 - Harpy's Roost - UNLOCKED!
An additional coliseum venue will be fast-tracked for launch. Harpy's Roost will be a mid-level venue that follows the Boreal Wood.

$35,000 - Gem-bond Tertiary Gene - UNLOCKED!

A new tertiary gene will be available to all players at launch. The gem-bond gene displays a series of rough-cut gems in your dragon's skin using your dragon's accent color.

Most of our Kickstarter funds will go to primarily upgrading our server environment from a Virtual Private Server (wherein several sites are sharing space on a single server) to a Dedicated Server. This will substantially increase the load speed, efficiency, and capacity of Flight Rising, and support hundreds of concurrent player connections fluidly. Technology like this is pricey, but we believe with your help, we can do it!

In addition to upgrades, any remaining funds will be distributed to:

  • Reimburse content contributors (Artists, Writers, Designers, etc.) that have helped us through the years.
  • Fuel future content!


You can follow the development of Flight Rising on our website and social media pages.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Most of the risks and challenges in developing Flight Rising have already been overcome. Flight Rising has been in development for several years, and had 95% of the content needed to open completed before we launched our Kickstarter. Flight Rising has been in closed alpha for two months and closed beta for two-and-a-half. During that time we've enjoyed interacting with our wonderful testers, taking their suggestions to heart, and squishing a swarm of bugs (Well, maybe our codesmiths didn't exactly *enjoy* that last part... but they took their medicine!). We're ready to open and can't wait to have you play.

Non-designer digital backer rewards are completed and ready to be turned into redemption codes.

We have our printer and suppliers lined up for our physical backer rewards: The Buttons, Bestiary, and Ultimate Gallery. We believe in transparent communication. Should a delay arise we will keep you in the loop through our Kickstarter updates and various social media pages.

FAQ

  • Yes! We have spent a significant chunk of beta working on compatibility for multiple browsers and devices. We have also opted out of the use of Flash completely, to ensure compatibility with as many devices as possible. Older browsers such as IE8 will not be able to run the faire games or the Coliseum, but IE9+ is compatible. We recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to browse Flight Rising, as they are consistently the most W3C-compliant browsers, and Flight Rising uses a lot of cutting-edge web tech.

    Flight Rising is being developed on and is compatible with PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android.

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  • Early Access Codes were used for our beta testers to access the game in its beta state. We will not be giving out further access codes. The next time Flight Rising is playable will be Headstart, which is three days prior to the official release to the public. To get in on the Headstart, pledge at least $5.00 to the Flight Rising kickstarter campaign. Otherwise, we hope to see you on release day!

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  • Not at this time. Thanks for your interest, though! We may be looking to expand post-release, depending on Flight Rising's level of success.

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  • No. If we reach our milestones to unlock these breeds, the Spiral and Snapper dragons will be available to anyone who plays Flight Rising. Their breed scrolls will be found in Flight Rising's marketplace and earned through gameplay.

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  • The Bestiary is a 5 x 7.5, 60-page softcover book with full color interiors. If the 4th stretch goal is met, this will increase by 6 pages!

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  • Sure! Just add the cost of the pledge-levels together and choose one; At the end of the kickstarter we'll be sending out a survey to our backers to get rewards and shipping squared away.

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    HEADSTART: Start playing Flight Rising 3 days before we open to the public. You'll receive the "Founder" achievement and our gratitude for supporting the project. Thank you!

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    CLOUDY: The rewards of "headstart" plus the cloudy treasure pack. Pack contains kickstarter-exclusive cloudy familiar, vista, + apparel.

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    FIENDISH: The rewards of "gilded" plus the fiendish treasure pack. Pack contains kickstarter-exclusive fiendish familiar, vista, + apparel.

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    BUTTON SET: The rewards of "headstart", plus we'll ship you a set of eleven 1.5" buttons featuring the elemental dragon gods. Fancy!

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    IMPERIAL: The rewards of "fiendish" plus 1 imperial dragon blueprint. Imperial dragons are a kick-starter exclusive species.

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    CLOCKWORK: The rewards of "Imperial" plus the clockwork treasure pack. Pack contains kickstarter-exclusive clockwork familiar, vista, + apparel.

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    ALL THE THINGS: The ultimate digital-pack. The rewards of "clockwork" plus a second Imperial dragon blueprint. Imperial hatchlings may be in your future...

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    BESTIARY: The rewards of "Imperial", plus we'll ship you "A Flight Rising Bestiary" softcover book.

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    ITEM SPONSOR: The rewards of "All the things", plus we'll create an in-game food, trinket, or material item to your specifications and credit you in the tool-tip. You'll receive 3 copies of your item. Restrictions apply; please read information to the left.

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    ALL THE THINGS & MORE: The rewards of "All the things" plus we'll ship you "A Flight Rising Bestiary" and eleven 1.5" buttons featuring the 11 elemental dragon gods.

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    ULTIMATE GALLERY: The rewards of "All the things & more" plus a hardcover copy of "DragonArt Ultimate Gallery" art book, signed and sketched-in by Jessica Peffer.

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    MONSTER SPONSOR: The rewards of "All the things" plus we'll create an in-game monster to your specifications and credit you in the tooltip. You'll receive 3 copies of the familiar in-game and a high resolution copy of the image (1250 x 1250) by e-mail. Restrictions apply; please read information to the left.

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    MONSTERS & MORE: The rewards of "all the things & more" plus we'll create an in-game monster to your specifications and credit you in the tooltip. You'll receive 3 copies of the familiar in-game and a high resolution copy of the image (1250 x 1250) by e-mail. Restrictions apply; please read information to the left.

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    APPAREL SPONSOR: The rewards of "Ultimate Gallery" plus we'll create an in-game piece of apparel to your specifications, fitted to each of our dragon breeds and credit you in the tooltip. You'll receive 3 copies of the apparel in-game. Restrictions apply; please read information to the left.

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    GENE SPONSOR: The rewards of "Ultimate Gallery" plus we'll create an in-game gene to your specifications and credit you in the tooltip. You'll receive 3 copies of the gene blueprint in-game. Restrictions apply; please read information to the left.

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    DRAGON DREAMER: The rewards of "Ultimate Gallery" plus we'll create an in-game dragon species to your specifications and credit you in the tool-tip. You'll receive 3 copies of the species blueprints in-game. Restrictions apply; please read information to the left.

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