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Crying Suns

Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Developer: Alt Shift
Release Date: Late 2018/ Early 2019

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'Crying Suns' Kickstarter Campaign Fully Funded, Stretch Goals Revealed

by Rainier on July 13, 2018 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT

Crying Suns is a rogue-lite and tactical game where you explore a dying galaxy as a space fleet commander.

As a deep story-driven game experience, each successful run will uncover a part of the underlying truth about the fall of the galactic Empire.

After 700 years of peace and prosperity, the Galactic Empire has suddenly been shattered into pieces

The OMNIs, god-like machines which do everything for their human masters, have mysteriously shut down. And humankind, having lost the ability to survive on its own long ago, is dangerously close to extinction.

But somewhere in a far corner of the galaxy is Gehenna, a planet of ice and rock and a top-secret military and cloning facility that is both the pinnacle of Imperial Tech and humanity's last chance.

You are a clone of Admiral Ellys Idaho, a weapon fashioned from flesh, the best Imperial Admiral ever to battle in the stars and you have just been awoken on this harsh planet by its strange and darkly-humorous Guardian, Kaliban, the last-functional OMNI to exist.

Your mission: skillfully command a battleship through the Empire's now chaotic, violent clusters -- where one wrong move could be your last -- as you try to reactive the OMNIs and save the future of all humankind.

But you must leave Gehenna now...for time is running out.

Alt Shift's Crying Suns kickstarter campaign has reached its initial $28,920 funding goal, setitngs their sights on the first stretch goals, mainly focused on new contents, such as new factions, alternate endings, the kind of extras that were cut from their initial plans to fit into the budget.

Stretch goal #1 (New faction + Alternate ending: 35.000€)

A new Faction to the game, the “Prag Mah”, including:

  • 1 new/unlockable Battleship,
  • 2 new playable Heroes,
  • 2 new weapons,
  • 3 new squadrons,
  • 15 new story events
And, one alternate ending, including:
  • 1 new end cutscene
  • 5 new events

Stretch goal #2 (Advanced expeditions + alternate ending: 45.000€)

An advanced version of the expedition, more immersive and with more visual elements to illustrate what’s happening. It will include:

  • animated illustrations on specific situations
  • enhanced user interface
And another alternate ending, including:
  • 1 new end cutscene
  • 5 new events related

Fans interested in checking out the game demo can download it for free. In this demo, the player will experiment different gameplay phases and will discover a part of the first chapter (the final game will be structured in six chapters).

Key Features

  • Space exploration in a procedural generated universe.
  • Tactical fights between BattleShips and their squadrons fleets.
  • A deep and dramatic storyline inspired by our favorite S-F universe (Foundation, Dune).
  • A mix between pixelart style graphics, 3D and HD special effects.
  • Prepare to die very often, it's a roguelite game... And it's a hard one...

Crying Suns is scheduled for release in late 2018/early 2019 on PC and Mac (iPad version to follow) for $19.99, but fans will get a chance to try out a beta in Q2 2018.

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