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Slower Than Light

A project in Waltham, MA by John Brewer

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A Hard Sci-Fi 4X game based on the first few millenia of humanity's journey to the stars.
Backers: 265
Average Pledge Per Backer: $35

Funded: $9,290 of $30,000
Dates: Mar 15th -> Apr 14th (30 days)
Project By: John Brewer
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Latest News

Last 48 Hours, and New Reward Tiers

April 12th - via:
The end is in sight, but there's still a few more opportunities to pledge for new and exciting rewards: COLONY NAMING RIGHTS ($100): NAMING RIGHTS plus colonies submit a name that NPCs might give a colony they create. (Subject to editorial review) ... (Read More)

Last Video, and Final Weekend!

April 11th - via:
We're going into the last few days of this Slower Than Light Kickstarter. At this point, the odds of making it to $30,000 are pretty long, but not impossible.  Even if the project doesn't fund, though, the closer we get to funding, the easier it... (Read More)

The Energy Economy and Podcast

April 10th - via:
The march of mechanics videos continues!  Today's video is on the Energy Economy in Slower Than Light.  I hope you all enjoy it:  In addition, yesterday the podcast I did with SpaceGameJunkie went up on their site.  We talk at great length about... (Read More)

Resources & Production Video!

April 9th - via:
As promised, a new video covering the mechanics for extracting resources and producing spacecraft!  I hope you enjoy this video, and be sure to ask any questions in comments.  Stay tuned: Tomorrow I'll be talking about the Energy & Information... (Read More)

R&D Video

April 8th - via:
As promised, a video covering the Research & Development system in Slower Than Light: This video shows mechanics as they exist at the current state in the design process.  They may change prior to release.  Likewise, the interface shown is... (Read More)

Final Week!

April 7th - via:
We're moving into the final week of this Kickstarter campaign, and there's a lot of content coming!  I am this week's guest on SpaceGameJunkie's podcast.  Starting tomorrow, a new video covering a major part of gameplay will be coming out each day... (Read More)

Slower Than Light: Not Your Usual Sci-Fi Game

April 7th - via:
Sci-fi fans, here a game that will give you a whole new experience: Slower Than Light. (Read More)

Halfway Through!

March 31st - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Hard Sci-Fi Meets 4X Strategy In Slower Than Light

March 27th - via:
Think of something fast. Think of something even faster than that. Now think about the fastest thing in the known Universe, and think about the problems you face when that isn’t fast enough. Slower Than Light, currently being developed by John Brewer, is a strategy game of immense scope and realistic influence based on the idea that the speed of light is the fastest there is, and although it may seem blindingly fast to us here on Earth, in the grand scheme of things, it’s a crawl. In Slower Than Light, that crawl is your only chance of salvation as you reach out to the most distant stars in hope of saving mankind. (Read More)

The Fermi Paradox Spot

March 25th - via:
I spent this weekend talking with a lot of backers and potential backers, reviewing all the communications I've gotten from you so far, as well as various discussions on other websites about Slower Than Light to get a good survey of what the most... (Read More)

Lightspeed Communications Videos and Demo

March 21st - via:
You've been asking and asking, and I've been telling you it's coming.  Well, now it is here.  Not one, but two videos on how the Lightspeed Communications will actually work in Slower Than Light.  First, the two-and-a-half-minute gameplay summary:... (Read More)

New Reward Tier!

March 19th - via:
As discussed in today's blog post, today the first post-launch reward tier is opening up.  The IN-GAME PORTRAIT tier gives everything from NAMING RIGHTS, as well as allowing the backer to submit a photograph to be converted into character art that... (Read More)

Lift-off! Also, Platforms.

March 17th - via:
What a launch to this Kickstarter!  Thank you so much to all our backers, and especially those of you who have helped spread the word about Slower Than Light.  I am truly humbled and grateful for the amount of support I've seen since we went live... (Read More)

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