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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October 23

Major improvements to the Crying Suns’ free demo



A brand new version of the demo is now available!

This newest release includes many enhancements, integrated and tested during a Beta phase that began two months ago and will end in a few months.
The demo, available in English and French, is downloadable for free (Windows and OSX).

While the scope of the demo is the same (players can experience one sector, compared to two in Beta), many improvements have been implemented. Graphics, content, gameplay... and several aspects of the game have been altered based on player feedback and development goals.

Main additions and modifications:
  • Recalibration of the combat difficulty progression
  • New battlefield elements: meteor showers and blaster turrets
  • New hero abilities
  • New enemy battleships
  • Possibility to sell your squadron units in shops
  • New narrative events
  • New sound and visual effects
Check the changelogs on our forum to access the complete list of all changes made since we started the Beta phase.

Note that the demo represents the current state of the game, which is currently under development, and will evolve until its release (first half of 2019).
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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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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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