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Crying Suns

A project in Montpellier, France by Alt Shift

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A rogue-lite and tactical game where you explore a dying galaxy as the admiral of a space fleet.
Backers: 3294
Average Pledge Per Backer: €22

Funded: €72,396 of €25,000
Dates: Jun 28th -> Jul 31st (34 days)
Project By: Alt Shift
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Latest News

FTL-Inspired Crying Suns Is Finally Announced To Finally Released In September This Year

September 3rd - via:
There’s finally a date set for the release of Crying Suns, a game inspired by FTL. Crying Suns is a rogue-lite tactical combat game with (Read More)

An exclusive Battleship skin for our backers!

July 30th - via:
We are so grateful for your support that we decided to offer you a little gift…  Every backer (higher than “Kind Support” level of pledge) will receive an exclusive Battleship skin, that will be available for our Kickstarter backers only!  .... (Read More)

Stretch goal #3 is funded / Name a Star

July 30th - via:
Greetings, epic fighters! Here we go! Only 27 hours before the end of our campaign (it’s the final countdown!), that is 240 % funded. Your support is so important to us! In addition to the “Prag Mah” faction, advanced expeditions and 2... (Read More)

Approaching the 3rd stretch goal!

July 28th - via:
Greetings dear backers, Thanks to your support, 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! You are probably wondering now what would be the next stretch goal after... (Read More)

Our Demo is now available in French! / Notre démo est maintenant disponible en français !

July 27th - via:
Greetings, French speaking backers! As you probably know (or not), Alt Shift, the studio behind Crying Suns, is located in the South of France (Montpellier). French is our mother tongue, and even if the whole story of the game was initially... (Read More)

Add-on: the art book

July 26th - via:
Greetings, pixel art lovers! Some of you asked us if it would be possible to purchase our physical art book as an add-on. Now, it is!   The Crying Suns' art book is a full-color 48 pages filled with a ton of cool concept work for the game,... (Read More)

200 % / News about the Closed Beta

July 24th - via:
Greetings, Admirals! Only 7 days left until the end of our Kickstarter campaign! Again, we really want to thank all the (almost) 2500 backers who have allowed us to reach… 200% of our initial goal! Thanks to you, we’ll get to make the version of... (Read More)

Crying Suns smashes Kickstarter goal, aims to be FTL but with more story

July 22nd - via:
Crying Suns, a new space roguelike with a gradually unfolding story, has smashed its Kickstarter goal, and has to date raised nearly double the  (Read More)

Stretch goal #3 - Epic Boss Fights

July 20th - via:
Greetings supporters! As we have almost reached our second stretch goal, it’s time to give more details about the third, which we’ve briefly mentioned in our survey. Our team is really enthusiastic about it, and we hope you will be too! The... (Read More)

Stretch goal #1: Check! Ready for the round 2?

July 18th - via:
Greetings Space Fighters,  Our first stretch goal is now funded! Thanks to your support, a new Faction, the “Prag Mah”, will be added to the game, as will an alternate ending.    Stretch goal #2 - Advanced expeditions + Another alternate... (Read More)

Crying Suns is funded!

July 13th - via:
- Greetings indie games supporters! We did it! Thanks to your crucial help, we will be able to realize the project of our dreams, and maybe even more! Indeed, with 18 more days to go on the campaign, we have the opportunity to go further into the... (Read More)

Approaching our goal!

July 12th - via:
Greeting fellow space explorers! We are closer and closer to the finish line… Thanks to your support, we are now pretty confident about reaching our first goal. What a great news! As we had (a lot of) ideas to improve the game, we are going to talk... (Read More)

Survey: Stretch goals

July 10th - via:
Which stretch goal features would you most like us to add to Crying Suns? A new Faction: 1 new playable battleship, 2 new playable heroes, new weapons, new squadrons, new story events,  Epic boss fights: Enhanced and bigger boss battleships, boss... (Read More)

80 % / Reddit & Steam / Beta / Stretch goals

July 9th - via:
Greetings fellow Sci-Fi lovers!Thanks to your (and more than 1000 backers) support, Crying Suns is now more than 80 percent funded! Have we already told you how grateful we are?   The time will soon come to talk about stretch goals (at the end of... (Read More)

61 % in one week!

July 6th - via:
Greetings fellow supporters!   One week ago, we were stressed and excited to launch this Kickstarter campaign. We didn’t know if you’d like the Demo and if you would trust and support us. We are now relieved to see that you’re as excited as we... (Read More)

Precisions about the “Name a NPC” pledge

July 5th - via:
Greetings fellow star chasers! We recently had several questions about the “Name a NPC” level of pledge so we wanted to add a few more details about it. Among the 300+ events we wrote for Crying Suns, we selected 15 key events dedicated to... (Read More)

All About the Beta!

July 3rd - via:
Greetings fellow intrepid space adventurers,   Before talking about the Beta, we just wanted to give you a quick progress report on our Kickstarter campaign:     We are on Day 5!  You’re part of our wonderful 514 supporters!  39% of the... (Read More)

20% in 48hours! You are wonderful!

June 30th - via:
Many thanks for your support! We just reached 20% of our objective thanks to your help. You are simply wonderful!  To celebrate this step, we wanted to show you a larger gif, illustrating one of the cutscenes we are working on. For example,... (Read More)

Direct link to download the demo

June 30th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

163 huge thank yous!

June 29th - via:
After just 24 hours, we've reached 10% of our goal, and we want to thank you for your trust! You've provided insightful and motivating feedbacks, and the team is fired up to deliver you the best game ever! It's just the beginning of our adventure,... (Read More)

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