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Shallow Space: Insurgency’s Indiegogo Campaign is Unsuccessful

Shallow Space: Insurgency's Indiegogo Campaign is Unsuccessful

Shallow Space: Insurgency’s Indiegogo Campaign is Unsuccessful

Developer Crackdown Games asks (and answers): "What next?"


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Upcoming ReleaseShallow Space: Insurgency Lands on Indiegogo – April 4, 2015
News: Shallow Space to Launch Indiegogo Campaign on April 4th – March 24, 2015
Upcoming Release: Vote for Shallow Space as IndieDB’s Indie of the Year – December 7, 2014
Upcoming Release: Shallow Space – New Videos, Ships and Info – December 2, 2014
Upcoming Release: Shallow Space Videos, Screens, Info – November 1, 2014

Download Alpha Demo 7.10D for Windows (32 and 64-bit), Mac or Linux
Read an Indiegogo post-mortem by head honcho James Martin

Sometimes I just don’t get it.

I’ve been covering Shallow Space — an RTS game with RPG elements that takes place in 3D space — since I first became aware of it last November (see links, above). I’m a big fan of the Homeworld franchise, and Shallow Space immediately looked scrumptious to me.

I’ve been eagerly following its progress. It’s currently 10th in popularity out of 26,433 games on IndieDB. I thought for sure it was a shoo-in for a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Then the latest newsletter arrived, with the subject line, “Shallow Space Crowdfunding Unsuccessful: What next?” I could scarcely believe it. I was crestfallen.

Here we have a game that has great variety and lends itself nicely to replayability; it also has an in-depth story, heavily customizable ships, an immersive single-player campaign as well as multi-player and co-op modes, and is just plain gorgeous. Yet crowdfunding is unsuccessful.

On the other hand (and with all due respect), we have dime-a-dozen retro pixel graphic platformers that are wildly successful at crowdfunding.

I realize that a great many factors can influence whether a game is funded or not, but I still don’t get it.

All is not lost, however. Development of Shallow Space will continue, and your help is needed now more than ever.

You can currently pre-order the game at the introductory price of $14.99. This will yield access to both Steam Early Access and Release (the game has already been Greenlit), and Humble Bundle’s DRM-free Early Access and Release. Adding an optional “tip” will get you some additional goodies. Details and pricing are available here.

For a taste of what Shallow Space has to offer, you can download a demo here. If you like what you see, please consider pre-ordering. It’s estimated that Early Access will begin this August.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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