Time sure does fly – two years, to be exact! A lot has been going on in the background, good and bad, and most of my work has been in the spirit of what has come before. The Exacting continues to gain attention, having been viewed nearly 4600 times and downloaded nearly 100 times, and thanks to it I can even find links to my name through Google now! Its legacy has not done so well, but that’s about to change.
Do you remember Starfighter Inc – a multiplayer space combat simulator based on hard science with a heavy focus on narrative? Last kickstarter failed, but we brushed the dust and moved on, leaving a core team that will not sway through any circumstance, and nearly everyone who’s contacted us has displayed nothing but anticipation and encouragement.
A lot has happened since then. For one, we’re no longer alone in the market. We were utterly blown away by the announcing of Zane Mankowski’s Children of a Dead Earth, a game so detailed it put even our science to shame, but what you’re more likely to be familiar with is the Scy-Fy channel’s new hit series The Expanse, an ode to the good old days of hard science fiction describing the hostilities of an already colonized solar system with an aesthetic suspiciously similar to our own.
What this tells us is that there is a growing interest in the kind of work we’re making. The stars are right, and we’re ready to try again.
It is time to announce the second Kickstarter for Starfighter Inc.
This time there’s a lot more of my work to show – I get a shot in the presentation, the Atlas carrier and Pegasus troop transport shown are my redesigns (with the schematics involved shown), the ship designs in the graphic novel are (loosely) based on my sketches, and I worked alongside writer Rusel Demaria and artist Christopher Brown on the story behind the comic itself.
One way or another, this game is getting done – I’ve poured myself into it for two years, and so have my companions, we’re here to see it through to the end – but any support would help us realize our scope that much faster. Personally, I’d appreciate your thoughts just as much.
I'm a college student, amateur artist and hope-to-be novelist. My stories thus far are all science fiction and most revolve around my worldbuilding project, Zainter. As such, I'm an active member of the Speculative Evolution forum, and if you need aid dealing with physics, orbital dynamics, or astronomy I'll be happy to assist you.
If you include any of my drawings in your galleries, please comment or send a note: I will not be able to learn and improve without feedback.