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Update 4: Celebrations are in order as Terminal Conflict is funded! Strategy Mill CEO, Gellert Keresztes is officially confirming recent progress in our Cold War endeavor, bringing your favorite terminal to you!

Keep supporting our team and make sure to give us your feedback on your war-hat on our newly started reddit page! https://www.reddit.com/r/terminalconflict/

Update 3: Bringing back the cool into statehood, historical leaders make their historical arrival in Terminal Conflict. Pre-alpha head-to-head geopolitics at it's finest as Tito makes a much requested entrance!

Update 2: Get to know the people involved and share in this first ever in-game pre-alpha footage! Strategy Mill CEO, Gellert Keresztes and Development manager Lennart Berg take you behind the scenes in this duel of minds. Thanks for the support!

Update 1: Brand new alpha screenshots were added to the team has started setting up the data sets. See the first attached Pre-Alpha screenshots that have now been added to the Kickstarter page!

Strategy Mill and our visionary chief designer Gellert Keresztes are excited to bring you a new Cold War strategy game for PC. By teaming up with legendary historical game developer, Lennart Berg (BL-Logic) and the industry veteran graphical teams of James Paick (Scribble Pad Studios) and Sally Peck (Polywick Studio), we designed a strategy game that gives homage to the games of years past.

Fascinated by the historical human narrative of living under the nuclear umbrella, we aim to recapture the excitement, the depth and the nostalgia of the Cold War. With Terminal Conflict, our aspiration is to put power into your hands and together we can bring back the struggle of minds in classic strategy games. Geopolitics as it was meant to be played…and that is why we need your help to make it a reality!

The dream of managing a Cold War superpower through an incredibly tumultuous era is now becoming reality. Log into your favorite command terminal and assert dominance over your rival superpower in this multiplayer game. Plans are nothing; planning is everything in this worldwide conflict.

In Terminal Conflict, you take your place at the cornerstone of US-Soviet relations with a user profile normally reserved for Presidents, generals or otherwise high-ranking dignitaries. Meet up with M.I.R.V.I.N (Mainframe Intelligence Remote Vector Identity Network), the AI created by the Defense Department to assist policy makers in meeting historical challenges. Jump into the most authentic head-to-head multiplayer Cold War simulator and balance on the brink of mutual assured destruction as you strive to improve your standing in the world.

Engage in captivating, aspect driven struggles that can range from economy, intelligence, diplomacy, or military. You select the historically plausible event you want to focus on for the timeline ranging from assassinations to coups.

In Terminal Conflict, you take turns to be on the offensive or on the defensive with the aim to outmaneuver your foe with your chosen aspect. Be careful though, this is the kind of gameplay where the sharpest mind, or the most audacious will prevail.

Recruit historical leaders and individuals like Mao Zedong, Margaret Thatcher, or Ernesto ''Che'' Guevara. And if all else fails, you can always look to space and attempt a brash victory in the Space Race. Will you claim technological superiority or will the game end in a burning apocalypse?

Strategy Mill has been an innovative designer and developer of PC-based strategy games founded in 2011. Initially working as a supporting developer on Paradox Interactive's title East vs West, Strategy Mill has expanded and taken on a new role since 2014 as an independent video game developer, specializing in strategy games. 2016 will be Strategy Mill’s most ambitious year yet with an opening of a brand new office in Oslo, Norway as well as the development of several yet unannounced gaming projects and titles.

We love strategy games (more than you can imagine), and making a Cold War game means that it is vital to get the most knowledgeable developers in that historical era. By recruiting BL-Logic, we've done exactly that.

Additionally, exquisite visual experiences are being done by our industry veteran partners, Scribble Pad Studios (USA), and Polywick Studios (Singapore), whose previous game development experiences include Arsenal of Democracy, League of Legends, Magic the Gathering, Uncharted 2, The Last of Us, and many other known titles.

We have wanted to create an epic Cold War strategy game for years that is engaging, historically captivating and above all is true to geopolitical principles of all aspect victory.

Relying on external sources like publishers, loans or investment firms for financing usually comes with significant development influence attached. Though a workable model for many types of projects, very few Cold War games have been released as the tide in the industry for many years favored World War Two era games. They were considered more marketing friendly and it was thought they could boost valuable sales.

This is why crowd-sourced fundraising is so powerful in democratizing the process of game development and allowing consumers to support the games and the concepts they want to see developed by the independent development community. Thankfully, it allows the developers the freedom to create without anyone else bargaining with their vision. A game for strategy fans, funded by strategy fans and we want to make it with you strategy fans.

We need to raise at least $40 000 USD to create the head-to-head game base and to package it all into this stunning terminal created by the graphics department. It's a labor of love and with the flexible budget and scope we have a list of great features that can be stretched into the game and the experienced team to implement it. Any additional money we raise will go into adding even more historical characters, additional game modes and features adding hours and hours of Cold War enjoyment.

Thank you! We are tremendously grateful and incredibly excited!

Risks and challenges

We have a ready made and funded game engine in place and given that, the biggest technological risks have been overcome. Our biggest risk is in our premier with the first Kickstarter campaign in Strategy Mill’s history. We know what we do well and we purposefully set ourselves goals outside of our current, comfortable reach.
Evolution comes from taking calculated risks and tirelessly pursuing innovation and iteration. We have a highly experienced veteran team, where even our junior developers have years of game making experience and we know the drill.

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