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We're adding a new aspect to this MMO set in an Infinite Universe -- "Capital Ships" -- crewed by you and your mates.
We're adding a new aspect to this MMO set in an Infinite Universe -- "Capital Ships" -- crewed by you and your mates.
491 backers pledged $24,681 to help bring this project to life.

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Quick Info!

  • All Pledge Tiers receive access to the Beta.
  • So far, 9 backers will be commanding the notorious Odin. Will you?
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Capital Ships are the Largest Ships in the Universe, requiring a crew of real people to manage easily.
Capital Ships are the Largest Ships in the Universe, requiring a crew of real people to manage easily.
 

Epic Space Online hosts players in a single universe with absolutely no borders or boundaries. You can fly in any direction in a procedurally generated universe.

The game is incredibly deep with too many aspects to cover at once, but anyone can scratch the surface and start flying, trading, and building space stations now. (Soon on the iPad)

About the Project:

We're going to be bringing Capital Ships to Epic Space Online. These will be the largest ships in the game and will require not just you to operate, but an actual crew of real people!

This has never been done before in a 2D Space game and will be a significant feat. But the end result will be a ship flyable by anyone, where you can transport goods, people, and anything else you can think of across the universe.

This is going to be an add on to an already in depth game that's playable right now.

The Transport Ship (Crewed by You and Others)

The expansion will include Carrier and Destroyer Capital ships.

The Odin - Click for larger image. Pledge now to captain this Ship ---->
The Odin - Click for larger image. Pledge now to captain this Ship ---->
The Odin. Other players can dock with this ship. Also capable of FTL travel.
The Odin. Other players can dock with this ship. Also capable of FTL travel.
  • One shared persistent sandbox/universe.
  • No Borders or Boundaries, fly in any direction.
  • Mining, piracy, industry.
  • Build and deploy space stations.
  • Deep crafting with hundreds of craftable items.
  • Unlimited Exploration.
  • Weekly Updates / Features.
  • 100% Player Driven.
  • Dozens of different ships.
  • Randomly generated content.
  • Epic Space Battles over an insane amount of territory.
Mine, pirate or buy your way to your goals.
Mine, pirate or buy your way to your goals.
Dozens of different ships already in game.
Dozens of different ships already in game.
Hundreds of craft able items.
Hundreds of craft able items.
There are no borders in Epic Space Online. Fly in any direction.
There are no borders in Epic Space Online. Fly in any direction.
In depth wiki available for your use.
In depth wiki available for your use.
             
Unlimited Opportunities for Exploration.
Unlimited Opportunities for Exploration.
New Content all the Time.
New Content all the Time.
Dozens of Ships -- Click for Larger View
Dozens of Ships -- Click for Larger View
             

We need you!

Epic Space Online is the only member supported MMO in existence. Every donation goes directly into development and to the support of the game world. Players who pledge and donate what they can do so because they genuinely love the game and it's potential. 

Join our community!

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VIP Pledge Awards

  • E3 Launch Party (June 10th 2014 - Los Angeles)
  • VIP Forum Badge
  • Design a Fighter, Capital Ship, Receive the Unique 3D Model and More.
Join us for our VIP Launch Party at E3 2014
Join us for our VIP Launch Party at E3 2014

The Combat Physics Demo

http://EpicSpace.net/physicstest

So what if my pledge reward gets destroyed?

Type "/reward <Shipname>" in the chat window.

Rewards the player with a ship if it doesn't exist in the universe and the player has pledged at that level. View more console commands.

For capital ships, you simply have to wait 7 days before a new one can be constructed. 

What do Kickstarter Backers get over everyone else?

  • Free Capital Ship Replacement for Life ( Only if none exist in universe )
  • Backer / Captain Profile Badge
  • Instant Access to Closed BETA

I've just backed the game, when can I get access to the Closed Beta?

You'll receive your BETA Key at the end of the Kickstarter. (See Update #1 for the Client Links. Be sure to download now.)

What if I'm already in the Closed BETA. Why should I pledge on Kickstarter?

  • You'll get everything above
  • A +1 Promotion in Rank  
  • Admiralty Forum Badge
  • A special mention in the credits

Risks and challenges

Edward Melville and his team are creating gameplay aspects that have never been seen before; as proven with the Epic Space Online game currently live now. We wanted to create a universe that's infinite and never ending. Now we want to have players share their experiences on a single ship in this universe.

It's a bold goal, but even with limited means we've come this far.

Capital ships are the next step in Epic Space Online's evolution, one way or another this will happen.

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FAQ

  • Keys will be distributed at the end of the Kickstarter. If you pledged at the Capital Ship level and above, you'll receive your key first. If not, you'll receive it over the next 48 hours.

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  • Yes! We're limiting it to 10 backers only. So grab one before it's all gone.

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    A big heartfelt thank you!

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    BETA Access to the game + an Advanced Scout Ship. Available instantly. Join the game now and fly "The Falcon". A faster and more maneuverable scout ship. Has extra cargo space and an on board scanner. Perfect for deep space exploration and relic hunting. Everything you need to explore an Infinite Universe at an Early Bird Special.

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    BETA Access to the game + an Advanced Scout Ship. Available instantly. Join the game now and fly "The Falcon". A faster and more maneuverable scout ship. Has extra cargo space and an on board scanner. Perfect for deep space exploration and relic hunting. Everything you need to explore an Infinite Universe.

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    STARTER PACK: Get into the game now with three free ships. The Falcon, The Artemis, and the Vulture! If you're already a player you'll receive all the above plus a promotion in rank.

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    SPACE STATION PACK + BETA Access: Get into the game now with all the ships above plus a free space station. Space Stations allow you to legally own sectors of space as well as produce and sell in game items. If you're already a player you'll receive all the above plus a promotion in rank.

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    CAPITAL SHIPS EARLY BIRD: You get the Armored Transport Ship showcased in the video. Early adopters get this capital ship at a lower rate. All tiers above included. You will be able to walk around on this ship with others, and fly it anywhere in the shared universe.

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    CAPITAL SHIP PACK: You get the Armored Transport Ship showcased in the video. All tiers above included. You will be able to walk around on this ship with others, and fly it anywhere in the shared universe.

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    CAPITAL SHIP PACK x2: Same as above, you just get two of them. Comes with an extra beta key. Feel free to give the ship to a friend. Comes with two Space Station Packs, all smaller ships included. Basically two separate packages designed for two players.

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    CARRIER CAPITAL SHIP: The Odin. This Carrier Class Capital Ship comes equipped with a hangar bay and the ability to use prototype jump drives. A very rare and lethal warship designed to project sovereignty over a large part of the galaxy. Use it for commerce, exploration, or combat. All tiers above minus the Destroyer below included.

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    NEW TIER!! DESTROYER CAPITAL SHIP + CARRIER: The Karatsu. Designed to be the damage dealer capital ship class. The most powerful ship in Epic Space Online. Also comes with jump drives. Suitable for exploration or combat. The only ship with extremely long range sensors. (A range of 10 sectors.) All tiers above PLUS the Carrier included. Give it to a friend, or keep it for yourself. Eligible for the Ship Replacement Program. Also get BETA Access to the ESO Industry Professional Mobile App. Keep an eye on your empire when you're Away from Keyboard.

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    NEW TIER!! The Aequitas Class Kickstarter Exclusive Corvette. We'll name the ship after YOU. More details on this ship on Project Update #3. Note: All Pledge Tiers will already receive the exclusive ship as a Thank You. This pledge level allows us to name the ship after you, or a name of your choosing.

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    VIP: Fighter Design + E3 Launch Party

    Help us create the look and feel of one of the ESO Fighter Ships. You choose the role, weapons, the name, back story and more. We'll assist with the design. You'll receive the VIP Award (Listed in the Credits as such, given the in game VIP icon and Forum Badge.) Invite to the ESO Launch Party in Los Angeles during E3 2014 on Tuesday, June 10th. All awards minus the Aequitas naming are included.

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    VIP: Capital Design + E3 Launch Party

    Help us create the look and feel of one of the ESO Capital Ships. You choose the role, weapons, the name, back story and more. We'll assist with the design. You'll receive the VIP Award (Listed in the Credits as such, given the in game VIP icon and Forum Badge.) Invite to the ESO Launch Party in Los Angeles during E3 2014 on Tuesday, June 10th. All awards minus the Aequitas naming are included.

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    VIP: NPC Likeness + E3 Launch Party

    We'll add your likeness as one of the main NPC characters players interact with in game. A permanent place in ESO lore. You'll receive the VIP Award (Listed in the Credits as such, given the in game VIP icon and Forum Badge.) Invite to the ESO Launch Party in Los Angeles during E3 2014 on Tuesday, June 10th. All awards minus the Aequitas naming included.

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    VIP: The Odin + E3 Launch Party

    You'll also receive the only signed 3D Model of the Odin. There will only be one of these designed, not even the developers will have one. Includes a certificate of authenticity. You'll receive the VIP Award (Listed in the Credits as such, given the in game VIP icon and Forum Badge.) Invite to the ESO Launch Party in Los Angeles during E3 2014 on Tuesday, June 10th. All awards minus the Aquitas naming and other VIP tiers are included.

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    An option to be a Keynote speaker at SCIFiCon. http://SCIFiCon.net. Denver Colorado, or any of our other upcoming venues.

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Funding period

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