New Indie MMORPG “Ship of Heroes” Reveals Kickstarter Goal and Rewards
Supporters of the new heroes in space MMORPG will be among the first to play in Alpha and Beta testing.
State College, March 13, 2017 – Heroic Games today announced the goal of its upcoming Kickstarter campaign to support Ship of Heroes, the new indie MMORPG with the best features of space and hero games, beginning April 4th, 2017. The crowdfunding effort has the goal of raising $400,000, will last five weeks, and will reward all backers above a certain level of donation with the opportunity to play a Beta for free prior to release. A series of increasingly complex Alpha tests will also be conducted in late 2017 and early 2018. Participants for the Alpha test will also be drawn from the donors to the Kickstarter. All donations will go directly toward the continued rapid development of Ship of Heroes.
Ship of Heroes will begin its second year of development following the Kickstarter conclusion in May. The title has been developing quickly and has rapidly reached the point that justifies the crowdfunding initiative.
“We’ve shown that we can develop on a schedule, and keep quality high and we are moving toward Kickstarter with more elements developed and shown than perhaps any other MMO in our genre had at our stage,” Casey McGeever, CEO of Heroic Games said. “We’re open with our community about what we have already built, and what still needs to be developed. But donors can examine the art style, the level of realism, and the story elements already. We’ve shown the first persistent level, the customization of characters, the first superpowers and combat. At this point everyone can tell what they’ll be creating when they support our Kickstarter.”
“After the Kickstarter, we will take 90-120 days to expand the team and complete the fulfillment activities, and then we’ll start getting organized for the first Alpha tests. We’re driving to hit a Beta release in late 2018 if we can,” McGeever said, noting that the amount raised also impacts the schedule. “The key point to realize is that if you want to play in the Beta, you need to back us in the Kickstarter. If you want to start even earlier and be part of the Alphas starting this year, then your chances go up depending upon how much you donate.”
As an MMORPG, Ship of Heroes seeks to return to the feel and playstyle of classic MMOs of the past, but it is being built with advanced graphics using the leading-edge Unreal Engine 4 by Epic Games. The developers are building an immersive, intense gaming experience with a strong team element and a sense of family-friendly community, structuring the game to acquire and hold players for the long term.
“Ship of Heroes is designed to become a destination game that one plays for years, rather than content that gets played once and is then abandoned.” McGeever said. Ship of Heroes will create a family-friendly gaming community that involves new and experienced players in team based missions, along with harvesting and crafting opportunities that will allow players of all levels to participate and advance.
Other Kickstarter rewards will be announced as April 4th approaches, but to get the latest news on Ship of Heroes and their imminent Kickstarter campaign, register for the forums on www.ShipofHeroes.com.
About Ship of Heroes
Ship of Heroes is a new MMORPG that combines the best elements of space and hero games aboard a generation ship traveling the galaxy 500 years in the future. Ship of Heroes will have both PVE and PVP content, along with complex harvesting, crafting, trading, and combat features. The game promises a family-friendly environment, along with an innovative storyline that allows players to explore the gigantic generation ship, join raids and counter-raids against alien ships, and land on multiple worlds as the Justice moves through space. The developers are hitting a very rapid development schedule, having begun work on the title about a year ago. Heroic Games plans to have a Kickstarter in April of 2017, and has already shown an impressive amount of high-quality in-game content, especially for a pre-Alpha MMO. Visit https://shipofheroes.com/.
About Heroic Games, Inc.
Heroic Games Corporation is a State College, Pennsylvania-based independent developer and publisher of cutting-edge Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs). The firm is currently focusing on the development of a single title, Ship of Heroes, which was announced in November of 2016.
First alpha test provides valuable feedback from user community, allowing the team to hone their user experience while keeping development on schedule.
The PAX West video is here! Three panelists representing Ship of Heroes, Valiance Online, and City of Titans discuss the state of their respective games, and the nature of what each is developing, using City of Heroes and other MMOs as reference points.
This is the video that our CEO, Casey McGeever, unveiled at PAX West on September 3rd.
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