For more on Interstellaria:
Kickstarter (successful Dec 2013) : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coldricegames/interstellaria
Ok here’s the crazy idea: I’d love to get some fan designs into the game. I really like the idea incorporating “fan” designs into the final product. I feel it gives the game character. I’m also not so naive to think that I have all the best designs in the world. This is where you come in!
The mission is simple:
-Design a ship you feel fits into the Universe of Interstellaria
-Any art style is fine! I promise I wont be biased towards pixel art or anything!
-Submit your design to my email – email@example.com
-You can submit more than once! Be sure to get your artwork submitted by MARCH 11th, 2014
-I will be sharing artwork on the blog and twitter as it comes in, so stay involved!
Now how will I reward you for your hard work?
–$50 steam gift card
-Access to the Interstellaria Alpha
-Your design will be in the final game!
That’s it! from here you’re free to go hog wild. I’ve written some fluff below to help you with your designs and potentially improve your chances.
KURSHA VESSELS – The aquatic Kursha vessels are as cold as their designers. The kursha have little use for pleasing design. Their designs, which are very obviously influenced by submarine type vessels, are fairly boxy in appearance. The kursha once held the title of rulers and kings in the Old Empire. Many modern designs have evolved from their original designs. Kursha ships are considered fairly well armored and favor particle cannons.
HUMAN VESSELS – Human technology and design is just like their populations – a hodge podge. Although human vessels are generally on-par with the rest of the galaxy, they are also slightly primitive. They sport the largest engines which are actually the least powerful. Their space technology is mostly reverse engineered from antique alien probes, hence the large size to low power ratio. As one of the first races to succumb to the old empire (and the last to escape it) their ship designs are very similar to Kursha Vessels. Human ships tend to favor Missiles
KAIDUN VESSELS – Despite being ant-like in appearance, the Kaidun are a “hive” in culture only. Each worker is very unique and generally fairly philosophical/religious. The colors and designs of Kaidun vessels are also fairly unique. The Kaidun build their ships out of hallowed out asteroids instead of actual hulls. Though these vessels are lightly armored they are one of the few ships to feature shielding. The Kaidun do not build Corvette class ships(The smallest class) and only build large ships. These ships also favor Missiles.
ANOA VESSELS – The lizard like Anoa are considered to be the least advanced civilization. The Anoa were one of the few races to have colonized another world through generation ships. The Anoa employ Apollo-era design mixed with whatever technology other races give to them. Some have been known to have Kursha Armor, Kaidun Shielding, and powerful alien propulsion systems. At the same time, it’s not uncommon when traveling through Anoa space to find an abandoned service vehicle which had attempted to traverse space the slow way. The Anoa ships use ballistic guns for defense.
There are several other races of course – why not make up your own? A ship doesn’t have to be from one of the main races – unique events and unlocks are ALWAYS fun! Heck – include a little back-story to your ships design and it might just improve your chances!
P.S. I’m also hosting a simple greenlight contest right now as well for Twitter followers! Simply tweet our greenlight link: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=193386952 before February 26th to enter.
Prize: alpha access to Interstellaria!