The Command Wants You: Astrobase Command Road to Kickstarter

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The Command Wants You: Astrobase Command Road to Kickstarter

Postby Max Shields » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:42 pm

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A crew member diligently stands watch over the Mission Control terminal.
With less than two weeks to go before the launch of the Astrobase Command Kickstarter, all four of us are furiously toiling away to get everything into place for the big day.

Adam has continued producing the tools we need to make the trailer. Dave has proudly announced that he is design complete. He is now polishing it until it gleams. Daniel has channeled his inner Francis Coppola and is making a Kickstarter trailer. Max is working on the mandatory talking heads video and building the Kickstarter page.

Adam had the privilege of running a quick demo of the game to one of our community members and occasional contributor, Ethan. Such external sanity checks are invaluable for assuring that we aren't getting carried away by drinking our own Kool-Aid. We're glad to say that it went quite well.

As we mentioned last week, we need to start getting the word out about the April 25th Kickstarter launch. Generating awareness for a small project such as ours is incredibly challenging. Whereas our larger AAA counterparts generate a tidal wave of media attention every time they hiccup, indies can have a marching band accompanied by fireworks and a parade and still not be heard.

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The cargo bay is fully loaded...for now.

We need your help, champions.

Get out there and don't be shy about getting onto other forums, reddits, Books of Faces, Tweeterspaces, and whatever else you can think of. We're old and boring, so we probably don't know all of the wonderful ways to get in touch with people on the interwebs today. Of course, be polite, and don't be spammy. Your opinions and enthusiasm as supporters will speak far more loudly than ours as developers.

Someone has already commented on the BaseBuildingGames subreddit, so feel free to drop in there and join in the conversation.

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Carl ponders whether the sensor table would make for a great carrier landing.
We'll also be looking for a few of you to run the trailer by as test audiences so we're sure we've gotten things right before posting it. If you're interested in giving us your opinion about the trailer, sign up in this forum section. We won't be able to take everyone because of the limited time at our disposal, but we'll be grateful for your offers.

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Re: The Command Wants You: Astrobase Command Road to Kicksta

Postby aunshi » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:40 pm

Not gonna lie.... little jealous Ethan

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Re: The Command Wants You: Astrobase Command Road to Kicksta

Postby MilitantLobster » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:48 pm

I'd be happy to take a look at the video. My company is currently running its own Kickstarter, so I'm right there in that mindset with you. Good luck, and I'll be liking and favoriting on all the social media!

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Re: The Command Wants You: Astrobase Command Road to Kicksta

Postby Dave » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:15 am

MilitantLobster wrote:I'd be happy to take a look at the video. My company is currently running its own Kickstarter, so I'm right there in that mindset with you. Good luck, and I'll be liking and favoriting on all the social media!


Oh, cool! Do you have a link?

Also,

Dave has proudly announced that he is design complete.


Just a correction Max, Astrobase Command is design complete (for the 1.0 featureset). Whether not myself is design complete is unrelated & up to the Universe rather than me. :D

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Re: The Command Wants You: Astrobase Command Road to Kicksta

Postby Max Shields » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:51 am

Well, Dave 1.0 is design complete. I'm looking forward to the next iteration. :mrgreen:

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Re: The Command Wants You: Astrobase Command Road to Kicksta

Postby daselk » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:08 am

Great to see a few screenshots, looks like its come a long way. I'll be sharing and linking the kickstarter, the more support the better! Would be very keen to check out the trailer and offer some objective feedback. Not long now, keep it up!

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Re: The Command Wants You: Astrobase Command Road to Kicksta

Postby Ethan » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:14 am

The demo looked great guys, and always excited to hear "feature complete!"

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Re: The Command Wants You: Astrobase Command Road to Kicksta

Postby MilitantLobster » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:04 am

Didn't want to look like a spammer, but since you asked, the project is called Crazy Circuits. Modular electronic components that fit onto LEGO: http://bit.ly/CzyCts

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Re: The Command Wants You: Astrobase Command Road to Kicksta

Postby Chris K » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:36 am

Happily signing up for the video. I don't see the harm in just posting it as a kickstarter update, though. A lot less work than signing people up manually and I'm sure you're pretty pressed on time, now that you're starting the kickstarter (at least you should be :D).

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Re: The Command Wants You: Astrobase Command Road to Kicksta

Postby Usamarine6600 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:21 pm

This game is really looking good Dev Team! I cant wait to get the game. When i get a money when i can ill donate to help keep this game alive! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! ;) :D

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