Crying Suns is a rogue-lite and tactical game where you explore a dying galaxy as the admiral of a space fleet.
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August 7

You can pre-order the game (and the art book) on Backerkit!



We finally reached the end of our (stressful but captivating) Kickstarter campaign!

We have set up a Backerkit website, where you can order several Crying Suns items:
  • The physical art book,
  • A digital copy of the game (Windows, OSX or iPad),
  • A “Digital art package”, composed of a digital copy of the game, a digital copy of the OST and a digital copy of the art book.
  • A “Physical art package”, which is composed of the “Digital art package” + the physical art book.

Our Demo is still downloadable for free (in english and french) on our Kickstarter page.

Thanks a lot for your support, and if you like the game, add it to your wishlist, and spread the word about it!
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July 29

Only 3 days left, and approaching the 3rd stretch goal!

We are now very close to reach our third goal, the Epic Boss Fights! You are simply amazing! Only 3 days left to go even further!

Crying Suns Kickstarter campaign

You are probably wondering now what would be the next stretch goal after this third one. Well, as we told you before, we had to make drastic choices to respect our deadlines, so we had to cut a few factions from the story we wrote. Thanks to your help, we will reintegrate the Prag Mah faction presented here.

Here is another faction that we had to cut from the game and that we could reintegrate as well: the Phalanx.

About the new “Phalanx” faction



Before The Shutdown, The Phalanx were a powerful mercenary organization that came into existence when Emperor Oberon banned the use of OMNIs in war. (OMNIs were much too good at killing. And the results on the human population were much too devastating.) Someone human needed to do the killing, and they were happy to step in... for the right price.

For a pretty penny, the Phalanx could be hired by any major house, or by many minor houses, to fight in any war that their bidder wanted. Simply put, what the members of the Phalanx love most is war, which they consider a science as well as an art. Their studious interests in the subject, their obsession with its pursuit, and their love of money, preclude any kind of moral doubt that they may or may not have over the nature of any given job.

As members of the Phalanx are paid for their ability to kill, it's not uncommon to see them using these payments to make them better killers still, and many sport mechanical or biological augmentations, often more subtle and better integrated than those adorned by members of House Kosh-Buendia and House Akibara-Sung.

As you command a powerful battleship in hostile star clusters on your journey, don't be surprised if one or two of your enemies hires the services of The Phalanx to stop you. It might also be possible to hire The Phalanx yourself... But it will cost you a LOT of scrap.

Stretch goal #4 - Additional faction + additional contents 70.000€

So if we reach 70.000€, we will add this new Faction to the game, the “Phalanx”, including:
  • 1 new/unlockable Battleship,
  • 2 new playable Heroes,
  • 2 new weapons,
  • 3 new squadrons,
  • 15 new story events
And, several new contents:
  • new stations and beacons,
  • new planets,
  • new civilian ships.

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Reviews

“Just from that demo, I’m really digging it! I love the art, which blends 2D pixel imagery with 3D models, and the more sedate pacing and variety of experiences made me feel very much in command of such a big ship.”
Kotaku

“It looks excellent, and aims to blend the tight resource management and decision making of FTL with more freeform exploration, putting a bigger emphasis on story than FTL did.”
PC Gamer

“After playing the demo, I feel this is one to keep an eye on.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Pre-Purchase Offer


Our Kickstarter campaign is now over! But you can still pre-order the game at a preferential rate here:
https://crying-suns.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

About This Game

When FTL meets Foundation


Crying Suns is a rogue-lite and tactical game where you explore a dying galaxy as the admiral of a space fleet.

As a deep story-driven game experience, each successful run will uncover a part of the underlying truth about the fall of the galactic Empire.

Main Features


- Space exploration in a procedurally-generated universe
- Tactical fights between battleships and their squadron fleets
- More than 300 possible story events (with various possible actions and outcomes in each)
- A deep and dramatic storyline structured in 6 chapters
- A dark and disturbing atmosphere inspired by our favorite S-F universes (Foundation, Dune, Battlestar Galactica)

Prepare to die often, it's a rogue-lite game... And it's a hard one…

The story: The epic journey of a clone


After 700 years of peace and prosperity, the Galactic Empire has suddenly been shattered into pieces. The OMNIs, god-like machines which did everything for their human masters, have mysteriously shut down. And humankind, having long since lost the ability to survive on its own, is dangerously close to extinction. But somewhere in a far corner of the Galaxy is Gehenna, a planet of ice and rock and a top-secret facility that is the pinnacle of Imperial Tech and also humanity’s last chance.

You are a clone of Admiral Ellys Idaho, a weapon fashioned from flesh, the best Imperial Admiral ever to battle in the stars and you have just been awoken on this planet by its strange and darkly-humorous Guardian, Kaliban, the last functional OMNI to exist.

Your mission: skillfully command a battleship through the Empire's now chaotic, violent clusters ––where one wrong move could be your last–– as you try to reactivate the OMNIs and save the future of all humankind. But you must leave Gehenna now.... for time has almost run out.

Platforms

Crying Suns will be available at first on PC and Mac. We also planned to release the game on iPad soon after the desktop version.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7+ (32/64 bits)
    • Processor: 2 GHz, dual-core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimal resolution: 1024*768
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7+ (32/64 bits)
    • Processor: 2,5 GHz, quad-core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimal resolution: 1280*720
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.11/10.12 (64 bits)
    • Processor: 2 GHZ, dual-core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimal resolution: 1024*768
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.11/10.12 (64 bits)
    • Processor: 2,5 GHz, quad-core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimal resolution: 1280*720

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