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Project Update #15: Release 1.9, Dev Diary on Bounty Hunting, Kickstarter Stats (Read More

  • Corrbox - $500 Pledge - Thank You!
  • Matthew Cason - $500 Pledge - Thanks!

If you pledged at the BETA level, you will still receive a Key. (Even if we don't reach our goal)

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New Release (9/20/12): Version 1.9 Alpha (15 Changes)

  • This is second of three updates before we start BETA testing in October. A lot of changes and new additions --  Read More

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A True "Live in" Universe to Explore. No borders, no boundaries. Just an infinite sandbox on an Epic Scale.

"The kid in me that misses playing Elite just backed @EpicSpaceGame - An Infinite Universe to Explore! on @Kickstarter http://kck.st/NlWB5P" - Justin Calvert, Executive Editor, GameSpot.com

"A top-down 2D shooter, that’s also a sandbox MMO, and space trading game. This is one of my favourite things about Kickstarter – it’s basically allowing for every mad genre cocktail to have an opportunity to be explored." - John Walker, Rock Paper Shotgun

Now:

THE LARGEST MMO UNIVERSE CREATED

Epic Space Game is an ever persistent, ever expanding MMO universe. You play as a pilot among many all trying to live their lives in a small pocket of the universe. You have limited resources, and limited ammo, and no friends? 

FOR iOS, PC and MAC - Run your part of the Galaxy from an iPad!

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"It's a game about building a life in the void of space and protecting it with tools, resources, and friends."

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Twitter: @EpicSpaceGame

Facebook: Visit Fan Page

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WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

Epic Space Game will have one primary game universe. The prototype runs great! -- In my closet! Help me upgrade the backend so we can host more players, have bigger and better battles and create a universe everyone plays a role in. 

This will require:

  • Primary Universe Server Hosting at Viawest Denver 
  • Extra Talent for IT and Creative Development (I'm only one guy!)
  • Extra Spit and Polish
  • Intricate Server Infrastructure

WHERE ARE WE NOW

We've completed the first rendition of the BETA release. However, without better hardware backing, we'll only be able to support between 20-50 players. We'll still launch, just not at the capacity we want. So pitch in!

HOW YOU PLAY IS UP TO YOU

( AND YOUR FRIENDS )

Piracy
You keep what you kill, there are no rules and law outside of "The Cradle". The starting point of all pilots and the primary trading hub of the galaxy.

Exploration
Strike out on your own and discover hidden artifacts, and lost ships.  Can be a very lucrative business for the daring.

Mining
Harvest all kinds of space rocks and planets. Create new weapons, gear. Use them against your enemies, or sell them to your allies.

Courier Missions
Getting goods from point A to point B in once piece isn't just a good idea, it's a way of life.

Bounty Hunting
You hunt humans, period.

Space Trading
You live by one rule: Supply less, demand more.

Salvaging
Dead pirates, and ancient Odin class carriers are all over the galaxy. Find them, stake them as their own. Sell them or turn them against your enemy.

DEPLOY A SPACE STATION... OR A DOZEN

All stations are able to trade automatically with other players as well as host docked ships. Non owners can sell and buy specific products that the station makes. And the owner generates income!

Trade Hub
A station designed for players to trade goods, ideas, jobs and more directly. 

Solar Power Plant 
Deploy next to a star to generate power cells. A necessary consumable for all space stations.   

Fuel Station
Requires Aluminum Ore and Rock Ice. Product: Rocket Fuel

Ammo Factory 
Requires Cordite Ore and Tritanium. Product: 120mm Ammunition

Shipyard 
Fuel with parts and sell flyable Ships to other players.

AN EPIC UNIVERSE - GRAND IN SCALE

All BETA testers get an Artemis Class Police Interceptor
All BETA testers get an Artemis Class Police Interceptor
The game universe is ever expanding. There are no borders.
The game universe is ever expanding. There are no borders.
  • 100% Player Driven
  • An Epic Sandbox Game
  • One Persistent Universe
  • Dozens of different ships
  • Randomly generated content
  • Epic Space Battles over an insane amount of territory

Consider making a pledge and getting access to the private BETA test This October.

Links

Special Credits Design Work

studiochris 
vladedimovski
Ufaces

Also Special Thanks to:

Chris Park ( Arcen Games )
Daniel Cook( Arcen Games )
Philippe Chabot ( Arcen Games )
Hans Martin Portmann ( Arcen Games )
Ashley and Thomas Gullen ( Scirra - Construct 2 )

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This is 1 of 2 final updates before we start BETA Testing in October.

Risks and challenges

Server Infrastructure is without a doubt the challenge. And that's why we need your help. We'll still launch in October as this is the type of game that would have new features and updates applied "forever".

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    Exclusive In Game DOOMSDAY Weapon. You'll also be one of the first to try out an in game Weapon of Mass Destruction. Designed to obliterate any Celestial Object in the galaxy! Permanently! + All of the tiers above(Including the Super Carrier) plus your name or organization placed in the credits.

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    We name a new ship type after you. You'll work with us directly on game ideas and direction, and be included in the credits as well as Permanent VIP Status in game. Not to mention all the award tiers above including the Exclusive Doomsday Weapon.

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