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Astronauts Hoping To Kickstart Space Pioneer
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

Space Enigma Studios recently emailed IMG about a Kickstarter campaign to fund Space Pioneer. Described as a space sim with real time strategy and city building mechanics, the game's development team includes real world astronauts, scientists, and architects. Space Enigma Studios is hoping to gather at least $150,000 before the campaign's March 11 target.

The core of our game revolves around the exploration of our virtual in-game universe via an upgradable and customizable spaceship with the player having the ability to colonize other planets using a unique combination of RTS mechanics. Most games that incorporate real time strategy into their game-play focus on squad tactics and small bases; what our game does is allow you to build humungous cities and colonies, whilst preserving all of the elements that you love from the RTS genre.

The player can build Space Stations and can come into contact with other sentient species. He/she can choose to coexist with said species, or compete with them. In order to incorporate other non-earthly sentient life, but still maintain our purpose of making an educational game, we are enlisting scientists and designers who can help us put into our game, plausible forms of alien life. It is entirely possible that in our hugely vast universe exists other sentient forms of life, and we want to be able to represent that in our game.

Space Pioneer will allow you to coordinate small/focused excursions into rival territories, whilst also giving you the option to conduct massive interplanetary battles with rival civilizations. You can establish trade routes with other sentient life or punish them economically by setting up embargoes and trade restrictions. How you play is completely up to you be it peaceful or aggressive.

There are two main perspectives within Space Pioneer. One is the standard top down god mode that you see in strategy games like Civilization, Sim City and XCOM. The other is a 3rd person spacecraft view that you see in games such as Star Citizen and Spore. These two perspectives can be changed whenever you feel like doing so and allow for incredibly unique and immersive gameplay. In other words; you can directly control your main spaceship or command squadrons of units and spacecraft.

More information is available at the links below.

Kickstarter: Space Pioneer
Space Pioneer

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