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Upsilon Circuit is a #VideoGameShow that takes place in an #online #action RPG that just launched on Indiegogo. Developed in Unity for an expected release on Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Where only eight people, in the whole world, can play at a time.
Part gameshow, part action RPG. When players die in Upsilon Circuit, they can never play again. So player are chosen, then the world watches and everyone has a hand in your journey, both friend and foe. Basically having two games intertwined. The Contestants adventure, while the Audience intervenes. Each Contestant explores the overworld and generated dungeons in search of the Dream Tech Crystals. They fight monsters, avoid traps, and compete with the opposing team. When the Contestant fights monsters or gets treasure, the rewards go to the Audience. Rewards are used collectively by the Audience to level up the Contestant, send in monsters, or helpful items. Simply put, the Audience is part dungeon master, part strategist, and part judge and jury.
Upsilon Circuit will be exclusively played in live stream during “show times” in which the rest of the world interacts in real time! Contestants must interact with the characters they encounter, explore the strange fantasy world and it’s secrets.
Then unravel a tale and shape the adventure around the players, giving a truely unique way to tell a story.
- Part gameshow, part action RPG
- Perma-Permadeath: If you die, you can never play again
- Contestants are selected from the audience
- Specific show times when the game is playable
- Audience Participation!
- Live “Gameshow” host
- Huge world with a big story to discover
- Actions have permanence and consequence
- each Contestant is a main charactor in the story
- PvE and PVP with friendly fire!
This is not a campaign to just raise money: the developers are seeking enthusiastic people for the upcoming live tests. Upsilon Circuit’s unique nature creates lots of questions, and a group of passionate players is the perfect way to challenge them!
UpsilonCircuit Indiegogo campaign has launched and the single single $5 reward tier gives pledges access to the Alpha tests, extras in their inventory, special community status, etc. Check it out!!
Gaming companies getting started in Canada have a new option to help them through the rough early stages of founding a company.
Canadian game incubator Execution Labs (XL) announced Monday that it has teamed up with BDC Venture Capital to offer $150,000 in convertible notes to firms that graduate from the labs’ incubator program.
Montreal-based Execution Labs, which announced its own funding last fall, will help accelerate the growth of independent mobile-game studios by providing the financial support to early-stage companies.
The funding has a structure like a loan at the time of the investment. Its intention is to help new studios weather a period that is possibly very tough for them financially, as they continue working toward generating revenues and positioning themselves to successfully raise subsequent rounds of funding.
Senia Rapisarda, vice president of strategic investments and initiatives at BDC Venture Capital, said in a statement, “Game development has for years been an important part of Canada’s technology ecosystem. We are excited to partner with Execution Labs and look forward to helping the best studios coming out of XL fulfill their potential to power our games economy.”
Jason Della Rocca, co-founder of Execution Labs, said in a statement, “The capital we provide during the course of the program is really designed to fund the teams’ game development and initial go-to-market efforts. The BDC Venture Capital convertible-note program now gives our graduating studios time to continue running their games as a service and ramp their revenues after they leave XL.”
He added, “In addition to giving our teams more time to get traction, having a note in place from a reputable investor like BDC Venture Capital makes it easier for them to attract additional financing to expand their studios and release more games.”
The teams that are currently in the incubator program will become eligible, as will future participants. The convertible notes will eventually become equity when the new studios raise their first equity financing.
Other tech incubators such as Y Combinator, Tech Stars, and FounderFuel offer resources for their participating startups, but indie game studios haven’t had access to a convertible-funding program in the same depth that Execution Labs intends to provide, the company said. Since Execution Labs already delivers some seed funding to its teams, the total financial package available to those who enter the program will now reach hundreds of thousands of dollars. The incubator will start accepting applications for its second class this fall.
Reblogged from: venturebeat.com