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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 27 2013
£312
pledged of £8,500pledged of £8,500 goal
11
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 27 2013

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What is Zone: Commando?

Zone: Commando is the first major game by Xitol Softworks and features our idea of what a Sci-Fi shooter should be like, we looked to classic examples to help us keep a classic feel as well as adding our own twists and own game modes to the mix.

We chose a FPS game as we felt that it was the best type of game for us to deliver with a quality bar that is set quite high relative to some teams of our size and finances.

Game Summary

Multiplayer and Co-Operative game set to introduce the Zone Universe feet first Zone: Commando puts you in the place of a UEGA Commando in multiplayer faction battles against the KRA and AFA as well as co-operative operations against the KRA, as well as surviving hostile life forms the planet of Arcasion harbors. Explore various locations on the planet and engage in key battles for the United Earth Government Army from vast glacial regions and tundras to the deep jungles and forests outside the urban city. Players will be able to make use of various weaponry and equipment to suit their role and skill set; from commanders, controlling the battlefield to recon troopers providing tactical scouting advantages. Vehicles will also play a part in combat on the ground and different objectives provide different challenges in games.

Intended players is unto 32 in the Battlefield (on selected maps) with up to 6 players working co-operatively in Commando mode. Games with less than the allocated players will feature AI to support the team and keep games balanced and fair. Players can take advantages of core loadouts for all engagements but more tactical weapons will be dropped into the field of play to provide dynamic challenges.

Users will also be able to create maps and other content including mods to be supported and also introduced into the game at later stages, Zone will also be supported with updates and new content when it is released, and we will be listening to community feedback all the way through development and post-release.

The Battleground

The Battleground is the online multiplayer section of Zone: Commando featuring six different maps from the start each with its own size, setting and unique features featuring small fire-team gameplay up to squad battles of 16 vs. 16, each map heavily features different skill sets, tactics and game modes and provides different combat challenges to the UEGA and AFA forces that battle in these regions. The battleground also supports AI support to keep each teem at full strength throughout the combat battles and rounds.

The Battleground is one of two main game zones in Zone: Commando and is the feature area for players to go to play competitively online or create their own custom games to play with friends. The Battleground will be updated with maps and game modes though the lifetime of Zone: Commando via DLC (Paid and Free) and also via free title updates and Game Packs (Paid and Free) that expand content. Custom/Private games will support user created maps some of which will eventually added into multiplayer games.

Operations Centre

Operations Centre is the other co-operative survival mode of Zone: Commando featuring two maps from the start to hold out as a group of six against waves of KRA in two situations Assault and Operation. Assault features a core objective is to survive waves of on-going KRA forces along with surviving hostile ambient life. Players have 4 individual lives each and a new life is added at the end of each round passed. Also players will be able to collect and unlock black boxes to change the game.

Operation has core objectives that are to complete set tasks for each round these tasks, with tasks completed these will reward players with points. Objectives consist of recovery-based objectives, activating relay positions, killing set KRA leaders, protecting UEGA leaders, recovering UEGA assets and so on.

Specialisations

Zone: Commando’s players can choose from one of six player specialisations for both The Battleground and Operations Centre each providing unique abilities and loadouts, which can be changed by the player as they need to between spawns.

Specialisations provides players with choice in the Zone and Normal game modes on how to approach combat and to let players choose what starting weapon combinations and abilities they prefer.

Unique 'Thank You' letter from the developers at Xitol Softworks

[All of the above] Plus - Unique forum Badge (Donor) and unique forum user colour.

[All of the above] Plus - Unique (Iron Level) in game badge, Upgraded Forum Badge (Iron), access to closed beta and early access to the open beta tests.

[All of the above] Plus – Zone: Commando (Full Game - PC), OST Volume I (Digital Download), Unique (Steel Level) in game badge and a Signed unseen concept art piece (poster), Upgraded Forum Badge (Steel)

[All of the above] Plus - Zone: Commando - full game upon release (2 Copies) Unique (Bronze Level) in game badge, Special Zone T-Shirt, Free DLC Pack 1, Listed in games credits, “Bronze Level” user title, Upgraded Forum Badge (Bronze)

[All of Iron Level] Plus - Zone: Commando - full game upon release (2 Copies) Unique (Bronze Level) in game badge, Special Zone T-Shirt, Free DLC Pack 1, Listed in games credits, “Bronze Level” user title, Upgraded Forum Badge (Bronze), Personal signature/identity placed in game, Access to un-released content.

[All Bronze level and above] Plus – Zone: Commando - full game upon release Silver Limited Edition (Plus 3 standard digital editions), Unique (Silver Level) in game badge, 15 support badges for the forums, Personal signature/identity placed in game, Access to un-released content, “Silver Level” user title, Upgraded Forum Badge (Silver)

[All of the above], Silver Limited Edition replaced with Limited Exclusive Edition (Plus 3 standard digital editions), Custom Challenge (created by you), Unique (Gold Level) in game badge, DLC Packs 2 and 3 for free, Exclusive early access to future content, “Gold Level” user title, Upgraded Forum Badge (Gold)

[All of the above], Unique (Platinum Level) in game badge, Shadow and Mystic Packs, Phoenix Pack, Exclusive Easter-egg placed in game (created by you), Platinum Lego Pack (Bonus Custom Lego Model), Platinum Artwork T-Shirt, “Platinum Level” user title, Upgraded Forum Badge (Platinum), access to play Alpha levels

[All of the above], Unique (Platinum Level) in game badge, Shadow and Mystic Packs, Phoenix Pack, Exclusive Easter-egg placed in game (created by you), Platinum Lego Pack (Bonus Custom Lego Model), Platinum Artwork T-Shirt, “Platinum Level” user title, Upgraded Forum Badge (Platinum), access to play Alpha levels

[All of the above], Unique (Onyx Level) in game badge, Exclusive Bonus pack (TBA), “Onyx Level” user title, Upgraded Forum Badge (Onyx), get behind the scenes info on our future projects as well as free future main titles (we don’t plan to stop making games), Exclusive Hardware Item, More to be added!

£8,500

We can get what we need done to Finish Zone Commando

£10,000

Expect an extra bonus map plus some finer details added

£15,000

Gives us the ability to get some improved technology to refine the game

£20,000

We’ll add in a second Bonus map and get more characters and weapons in the game

£50,000

We’ll be able to get stats onto the website as well as other back end improvements. Free DLC packs periodically (Separate from the paid packs).

£100,000+

We’ll refine the game as best as possible and add in some secret content! Extra platform Support (We are exploring possibilities)

Risks and challenges

One risk Zone: Commando as a unexpected project faces is delays to the schedule, delays are an inevitable part of development but some will be overcome by assessing what game content is essential and what is causing problems/non-essential to the development and overall vision and make sure only essential features and features not causing setbacks remain.

If Zone doesn't finish production (due to unforeseen circumstances) backers will be rewarded with content and a free copy of our next game we can provide to as many backers as possible. We would not be able to provide refunds to backers in any circumstances as we will have spent it on development resources and also for paying developers with milestone royalties so the money is going in the right places from the off and we will let you know each time it is spent so you can see where the Kickstarter backing is going.

One challenge is to make sure all content is put together most core game elements are ready and just need to be put into place, we love our asserts quality and now it is about creating the final assets and refining them as well as piecing everything together to make a flowing game.

The other challenge is to get online working to a good standard this is our biggest hurdle but we have the skills in our team to make it happen and to an acceptable standard as minimum.

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