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As a huge fan of strategy games, Extinction Protocol has caught my eye. Using a stylish and minimalist visual style, it gives off a very alluring atmosphere.

You'll master the physical controls and explore the wasteland shrouded in clouds for resources. You'll build and defend your shelter against assaults of old war machinery and ultimately push forward to destroy their base.

Inspired by titles such as Kingdom: Classic, Dungeon of the Endless or Darkest Dungeon that pioneered new and streamlined types of experiences, we invite you to push the genre stereotypes together.

Planned to release for Linux, developer Drawblack is currently running a Kickstarter campaign with a goal of $20,000. They have until August 28th to hit their target, with a quarter of that goal already met. I will be shocked if this isn't funded, just look at this:

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I will admit to being totally in love with both the style and the sound of the gameplay on this. The further I scrolled down on the Kickstarter, the larger my smile grew. It's not often that I analyse every sentence of a Kickstarter campaign! Every enemy a threat? A modular and physical building system? Persistent progression? I need to play this.

You can find out more on the Kickstarter and also wishlist/follow it on Steam. They do plan to release across Steam, GOG and Humble Store.

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Nagezahn 26 Jul, 2019
This looks amazing, the atmosphere got me hooked! Let alone the huge ship at the end of the trailer.

Do you know if the Beta will be available on Linux or just the release version? I don't see it anywhere on the Kickstarter page.
gomera 26 Jul, 2019
It really looks like Kingdom, automatically added to the wishlist !
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Is this the sequel to Choplifter from Apple II? :P
Salvatos 27 Jul, 2019
I'm surprised there's no word on the music on their KS page, that trailer sounds pretty great even though the game doesn't interest me.
razing32 27 Jul, 2019
The graphics really do look great.
Someone spent a lot of work to get those backgrounds so polished.
Only thing that worries me is how the strategy might work in a side scrolling fashion.
wintomee 28 Jul, 2019
Quoting: NagezahnThis looks amazing, the atmosphere got me hooked! Let alone the huge ship at the end of the trailer.

Do you know if the Beta will be available on Linux or just the release version? I don't see it anywhere on the Kickstarter page.
Glad you like it Nagezahn. Yes, the beta will be available for Linux too ;)

Quoting: SalvatosI'm surprised there's no word on the music on their KS page, that trailer sounds pretty great even though the game doesn't interest me.
What specific information would you like to know more about?

Quoting: razing32The graphics really do look great.
Someone spent a lot of work to get those backgrounds so polished.
The only thing that worries me is how the strategy might work in a side-scrolling fashion.
Thanks! If you haven't played Kingdom (we're similar but with deeper gameplay) I'd say a bigger difference than the actual camera view is the fact you're playing as a real-world avatar you need to keep alive. While limiting at first, it makes sure you're focused on one thing instead of having to multi-task as much as usual strategies require you to. In other words, you might make fewer decisions with greater impact. Hope that makes sense :)

Quoting: gomeraIt really looks like Kingdom, automatically added to the wishlist !
If you'd like to know more about how we compare to Kingdom here you can
Liam Dawe 28 Jul, 2019
Quoting: wintomeeYes, the beta will be available for Linux too ;)
Glad to know, pledged for the beta. Love the style and the idea, exactly the type of thing I want to see.
razing32 28 Jul, 2019
Quoting: wintomee
Quoting: NagezahnThis looks amazing, the atmosphere got me hooked! Let alone the huge ship at the end of the trailer.

Do you know if the Beta will be available on Linux or just the release version? I don't see it anywhere on the Kickstarter page.
Glad you like it Nagezahn. Yes, the beta will be available for Linux too ;)

Quoting: SalvatosI'm surprised there's no word on the music on their KS page, that trailer sounds pretty great even though the game doesn't interest me.
What specific information would you like to know more about?

Quoting: razing32The graphics really do look great.
Someone spent a lot of work to get those backgrounds so polished.
The only thing that worries me is how the strategy might work in a side-scrolling fashion.
Thanks! If you haven't played Kingdom (we're similar but with deeper gameplay) I'd say a bigger difference than the actual camera view is the fact you're playing as a real-world avatar you need to keep alive. While limiting at first, it makes sure you're focused on one thing instead of having to multi-task as much as usual strategies require you to. In other words, you might make fewer decisions with greater impact. Hope that makes sense :)

Quoting: gomeraIt really looks like Kingdom, automatically added to the wishlist !
If you'd like to know more about how we compare to Kingdom here you can


I do have knigdom but have not given it a go.
You know what , I'll back you at the digital level.
Good luck with the kickstarter/development.
fabertawe 28 Jul, 2019
This looks beautiful, one to keep an eye on for sure.
Salvatos 28 Jul, 2019
Quoting: wintomee
Quoting: SalvatosI'm surprised there's no word on the music on their KS page, that trailer sounds pretty great even though the game doesn't interest me.
What specific information would you like to know more about?
I don't need anything, just expected to see who made the music and possibly a few more samples like many video game projects do in a soundcloud widget :)
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