Transcendence Tower DefenseOfficial Timeline wrote:23rd Century: The Age of Apocalypse
The Commonwealth grew and prospered throughout the 23rd century. Meanwhile, the Martian colonists who fled the genetic engineering ban formed the Syrtis Conclave—an almost utopian civilization with genetically engineered neo-humans living on the Martian surface. In 2243, however, guided by what they believe to be a divine intelligence in the Galactic Core, the Syrtis Conclave decided to annihilate Earth.
The war left the Solar System in ruins and it was only with the help of the Commonwealth that the Syrtis were defeated. Most of the martians left Sol as refugees, for Mars was left uninhabitable, and today Syrtis refugees are found in many systems. The Syrtis leadership, however, escaped into deep space and they formed the Ares Orthodoxy out beyond Jiang's Star. The old Commonwealth Fleet fights them still, but few people in St. Katharine's System (far from the fighting) believe that they are a threat.
I've been bouncing this idea around for a long time, started it numerous times and now it's finally come to life!
You; the player, pilot Earth's last hope for survival.
The adventure takes place immediately after the attack on Earth by the Syrtis Conclave. The player must reconstruct Earth's defenses to fight off endless waves of syrtian war ships and eventually take the fight to their doorstep and nuke Mars.
alterecco and I should have a playable demo ready in a day or two and we desperately need some help.
playtesters - seriously. find the bugs, make constructive comments to make it better etc.
artists - the gameplay is pretty straight forward but it needs that polish that only some nice shiny graphics can provide. If you are willing to work with us PLEASE help. We can discuss the requirements in pms or in IRC if you're interested.
canon - (GEORGE HELP PLEASE) the timeline is quite vague and some details can be found in various places, but we would really love to keep this very strictly in canon, showing what the solar system was like at this point in the trans history. Any notes, pointers etc. would be very much appreciated!
What is it?
Tower defense, Transcendence style!
The player must manage resources, building stations and turrets to defend against oncoming waves of enemy ships.
The player takes a back seat to the action (you have no weapons) and rely on strategy to survive.
Where can I get it?
Hold on! It's not ready yet.
This thread will be updated as the project progresses.
Now with screenshots!
Rebuild human civilization, one turreted laser cannon at a time!
Gather resources, balance economic advancement with military might and advanced research to survive the onslaught.
The Syrtians haven't gone far watch out because you never know when a wing of fighters will appear!
Guard your precious stations with laser turrets, missile turrets and thermo cannons.
All dockscreens written with DSF, completely customized with added functionality!
This is a shot of the construction menu.