Ship of Heroes Kick Starter
New Indie MMORPG “Ship of Heroes” Pre-Announces Kickstarter, Slated for April 4th
The rapidly developing heroes in space MMORPG invites fans of the genre to help build the next great game and get in early on the action.
State College, February 23, 2017 – Heroic Games today announced the launch of a 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 will run for about a month, and will include a creative variety of in-game rewards and recognition. Heroic Games has not yet announced the intended dollar goal for the Kickstarter campaign, but all donations will go directly toward the continued rapid development of Ship of Heroes.
In its first year, Ship of Heroes has set a fast pace for development, delivering a persistent level and a world-class character creator, and a compelling and immersive backstory and setting. “Our approach with our announcement of the Kickstarter is in keeping with the best business practices that have guided our rapid development,” Casey McGeever, CEO of Heroic Games said. “We offer what supporters want: transparency, communication, and tangible results. We have met every milestone shown in our timeline posted with our site launch in November.
“Following our April Kickstarter, we expect a series of Alpha tests in 2017 and 2018, then Beta on a relatively quick schedule.” The Kickstarter proceeds will be used to accelerate work on Ship of Heroes during its second year of development. Although rewards for donating have not yet been announced, Alpha-testing participants will be chosen from among donors, so donating is the best way to ensure you are part of the action right from the start.
“The nature of videogame crowdfunding has changed over the past five years,” McGeever said. “Developers today need to show both considerable progress in development of their title, and ability to actually hit a schedule and deliver on their promises. We have demonstrated that we have the creative and technical power, the latest tools and dispersed agile development style, and the business savvy to keep driving the results that our players want to see. Ship of Heroes is going to be very fun to play, and we expect to continue developing at a good pace because we already have multiple core elements of the game built.”
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 a journey you take with your friends, not a race to the end-game content,” says McGeever.
Ship of Heroes has been extensively reviewed in the press, and can be explored in more detail at the game website, https://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://www.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.