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Made in ca
God-like Imperator Titan Commander





Halifax

Here's the nigh-complete video. Any nitpicks that might improve it?



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Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter




Montreal

I like the 90's vibe of the colours and style in the video. The Swappability of the weapons harkens back ot the beetleback warlords of old Epic battles but better done.
   
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Fresh-Faced New User




Nice trailer. Exactly what I predict the future will look like.
   
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God-like Imperator Titan Commander





Halifax

Thanks! I'm super-jazzed about it!

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[MOD]
Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

The film chop/jump effect is possible a little overused in there... It was giving me a headache by the end of the video.

Otherwise, very cool retro vibe.

   
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Halifax

Thanks insaniak!

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Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

I loved the development here, but I think the sculpts are going to hold it back. Is there any chance of taking another pass on them to add detail?

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Stone Bonkers Fabricator General






A garden grove on Citadel Station

Way way way way way too much of that jumping / error effect in the trailer.

I wish you only the best of luck with this project. In my opinion the sculpts need 2 to 10 times as much detail as they currently have.

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Made in ca
God-like Imperator Titan Commander





Halifax

 RiTides wrote:
I loved the development here, but I think the sculpts are going to hold it back. Is there any chance of taking another pass on them to add detail?

I'd love to have the details on the model match all the little details that the 2D artist put on the cards.

At this stage I'm aiming for more of a board-game experience rather than trying to compete with model-oriented games like Adeptus Titanicus, Monsterpocalypse, and GKR: Heavy Hitters. I can't match the big producers for funding so hopefully people will like the product enough to help me kickstart a business developing and expanding it (new Titans, new systems, new buildings, more detailed kits, etc).

Ideally if the Kickstarter is successful I want to produce a premium Titan kit with all the original modularity and detail in place.


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 ph34r wrote:
Way way way way way too much of that jumping / error effect in the trailer.

I wish you only the best of luck with this project. In my opinion the sculpts need 2 to 10 times as much detail as they currently have.

Yeah, that seems to be the consensus that the frizz is dialed up way too high. Hopefully we'll get to that ideal level of detail in the KS. I like the uncluttered look, but as I said above I love the additional details on the cards, and getting that in plastic would be great!

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God-like Imperator Titan Commander





Halifax

Speaking of content, here's a crew enjoying not being on fire:

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Fresh-Faced New User




Nice looking art. I'll try to pledge. Hope it works out.
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

I threw a buck in the pool!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/52974294/titanomachina

   
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God-like Imperator Titan Commander





Halifax

Thanks John! You know, if 28,000 people threw in buck, the KS would fund and I'd be able to sell 1,000 copies of Titanomachina!

Note: I started a thread strictly for the KS (here) but everyone probably has this one bookmarked, so I'll carry on here.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

I'll show support too, good luck

 
   
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Halifax

Thanks! "Every little bit helps," remarked the Titan as she hammered another building into rubble!

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

"The Bright Dawn of the Far Future!"

Is that actually the tag line for the game?

Hm. Somehow, the feel I had been getting was more "Rusty Sunset of the Coming Age".

TBDotFF has more of a neo-AElf resurgence wiping everything else in the 40k universe, terraforming everything as it goes... a pseudo-Utopia

   
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Halifax

It's a bit sarcastic, I agree.

So the background I've worked out so far is that Humanity, and its custodial Titans, physically escaped from Gaia umpteen years ago, and went into space. Mentally, Humanity went into the comfortable virtual reality of Elysium where some of them were culturally exhausted by it and eventually wanted to return to Gaia and live 'real' lives.

The Titans agreed, and returned settlers to Gaia where they helped Humanity re-settle. This is the bright new dawn, a new era for Humanity to build a utopia. The trouble being that with the Titans' control was loosened, and the long ages of caring for Humanity had perhaps loosened the Titan's own grip on sanity.

Regarding Humanity as a combination livestock/pets, the Titans found themselves pruning the new cities that spread across the face of Gaia, or at least those belonging to other Titans that didn't properly respect municipal borders. The natural disorder and entropy of free-range Humanity had brought its guardian Titans into conflict.

In this case, the 'bright new dawn' refers both to the Utopian ideals of Humanity, and many of the Titans' preference for nuclear weaponry.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Ah, thanks for the explanation

   
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Halifax

You're welcome! Warhammer 40k was very much part of my inspiration when I started the project, including making sure that I had every piece of Titan lore available from GW. Things rather diverged in development though, and probably for the best considering GW re-released Adeptus Titanicus!

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SoCal, USA!

Yeah, this is definitely NOT Epic / AT. To me, it has a lot more in common with WETA's Heavy Hitters boardgame or MonPoc.

   
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Halifax

Yup, I'm aiming for something a little less grimdark, and as a product it's much more a board game than a war game. It's not a premium product like GKR (who can match GW or Weta for production and art direction?), but something a little more mass-market.

Of course, you can paint your models. Here's a high quality print from Shapeways a friend airbrushed for me:




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Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Hm. That's a nice paint job, but it looks like a 40k model where I've been seeing bright colors

   
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Halifax

Yeah, originally I wanted a paint-job reminiscent of Okoye in Black Panther, but the painter's schedule was kind of crunched. It goes well with the darker Titan in the background of the box cover, I think though.

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SoCal, USA!

Ah... I'm a little surprised you didn't commission it as a yellow one to match the headliner. But now that you mention the BP link, I can see the influence.

   
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Halifax

Here's some rough footage of a demo-game I filmed, which I should cut into something more watchable:


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Halifax

A friend of mine let me play with his light-box before wiping out my Tyranids with his Custodes:



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[DCM]
Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

 Nurglitch wrote:
It's a bit sarcastic, I agree.

So the background I've worked out so far is that Humanity, and its custodial Titans, physically escaped from Gaia umpteen years ago, and went into space. Mentally, Humanity went into the comfortable virtual reality of Elysium where some of them were culturally exhausted by it and eventually wanted to return to Gaia and live 'real' lives.

The Titans agreed, and returned settlers to Gaia where they helped Humanity re-settle. This is the bright new dawn, a new era for Humanity to build a utopia. The trouble being that with the Titans' control was loosened, and the long ages of caring for Humanity had perhaps loosened the Titan's own grip on sanity.

Regarding Humanity as a combination livestock/pets, the Titans found themselves pruning the new cities that spread across the face of Gaia, or at least those belonging to other Titans that didn't properly respect municipal borders. The natural disorder and entropy of free-range Humanity had brought its guardian Titans into conflict.

In this case, the 'bright new dawn' refers both to the Utopian ideals of Humanity, and many of the Titans' preference for nuclear weaponry.


I love this background. I can't help picturing a mix of The Culture and Primal Rage.

   
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God-like Imperator Titan Commander





Halifax

I like to think of the Titans as being voiced by Ellen McLain.

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Halifax

The Kickstarter is still going, although not on target to make the MVP goal of $28,000.

Right now it's looking like I should pull the plug soon and come back in the spring with a collection of reviews, and 'how-to-play' videos. I've received a considerable amount of feedback, and that content is a common theme.

It looks like my job now is to produce some review copies to send to various reviewers, and to get back to the videographer who produced an earlier version of the 'how-to-play' video for round 2.

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SoCal, USA!

If you're going to produce stuff, consider to have the titan repainted in yellow, to match the box art?

   
 
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