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City of the Great Machine

A project in Tallahassee, FL by CrowD Games

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Complete the Master Plan or bring about a revolution in the One-vs-Many strategy game set in the Victorian steampunk universe.
Backers: 2306
Average Pledge Per Backer: $71

Funded: $164,859 of $23,500
Dates: Oct 19th -> Nov 19th (32 days)
Project By: CrowD Games
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Latest News

Congratulations! The City Celebrates!

November 19th - via:
Dear Friends! THANK YOU!!! This campaign has been a fantastic journey! With your ongoing support we were able to achieve much more than we’ve even planned, and it has been a great experience for all of us. We appreciate all that you’ve done for... (Read More)

High above the City: Surveillance Zeppelin Miniature and Missions Unlocked!

November 19th - via:
Dear Friends! The City flying high in the sky needs transport that flies even higher. With the new stretch goal unlocked, an amazing miniature of the Surveillance Zeppelin is added to the game. Hovering high above the City, it provides benefits to... (Read More)

The Eye of the Oracle Is Watching You!

November 17th - via:
Dear Friends! Solo & Coop Mode introduces a brand-new game mechanic — the Hero Missions. The new unlocked stretch goal adds a set of special Missions that integrate the Oracle Zeppelin Module into the struggle of the human-controlled Heroes... (Read More)

One Step Ahead of the Enemy. Chronoleon Unlocked!

November 17th - via:
Dear Friends! There are three Special Heroes in City of the Great Machine — each with their own unique components and special rules. With the new stretch goal unlocked, the Great Machine has as a worthy and sophisticated counterpart — Chronoleon,... (Read More)

One small step for a Hero, one giant leap for the Revolution!

November 15th - via:
Dear Friends! Counting all expansions, City of the Great Machine has a whopping 15 Heroes, but you can have only 3 Heroes in play at once. What if they weren’t the same Heroes that were there from the beginning of the game?.. Explore that... (Read More)

Can You Unseal the Secret Envelope?

November 12th - via:
Dear Friends! City of the Great Machine is an asymmetric game. After all, it features the conflict of a small group of Revolutionaries against basically an entire City with all its power and resources. Today we will talk about a secret that can... (Read More)

Solo & Coop Mode Unlocked — Chronoleon — New Social Target!

November 10th - via:
Dear Friends! At first, we thought it was near unachievable. Then, we considered all the options and found a way to make it work. Later, it turned out that it not only works, but it works amazingly! And now your support has made it real — yes,... (Read More)

Bring about a Revolution! — Special Heroes in Details

November 8th - via:
Dear Friends! With Julie Corvus unlocked (and in the anticipation of unlocking the Solo&Coop mode!), it’s time to talk a little bit more about the Bring about a Revolution Module. It offers you 3 more Heroes with tons of cool tricks up their... (Read More)

New SG Unlocked! • Wallpapers of the Sky City

November 5th - via:
Dear Friends! There’s no such thing as a “minor detail” for us — that’s why we’ve decided to add a variety to the artwork of the On the Verge Module cards. Instead of sharing a single illustration, each card will have its own art. And... (Read More)

The One Who Knows the Ropes. Julie Corvus — the Smuggler — Unlocked!

November 3rd - via:
Dear Friends! City of the Great Machine is built on massive flying platforms full of well-hidden tunnels and rooms. Smugglers, outcasts, vagrants — you name it — are dwelling within the depths of the City, unreachable to the Machine and its... (Read More)

Solo & Coop Mode + First Social Stretch Goal!

November 2nd - via:
Dear Friends! At last, we are ready to show you what many of you been asking for: Solo & Cooperative Mode. We're not at its final stage just yet, but we're getting closer and closer to completion every day! Also, we have more avatars and yet... (Read More)

Stand-In Heroes in Details + New SG Unlocked!

October 29th - via:
Dear Friends! With the Stand-In Heroes expansion fully unlocked, it’s time to talk a little more about them. They are ready to pick up where the core game Heroes left off and carry on their work to stop the Great Machine from fulfilling its... (Read More)

Alea Iacta Est!

October 27th - via:
Dear Friends! Alea lacta est (Latin for “The die is cast!”) is attributed to Julius Caesar and is used to indicate that events have passed a point of no return. The new unlocked stretch goal — On the Verge — is all about that. On the Verge... (Read More)

Performance That Provokes the City

October 26th - via:
Dear Friends! Lucas Aberstein, the Impresario, has come to the realization that the power of art is something that can put an end to the oppressive regime of the Great Machine. With another stretch goal unlocked, he joins the Revolutionaries! You'll... (Read More)

Almost All About Clockwork (SGs and SU&SD preview)

October 25th - via:
Dear Friends! The campaign is going well, like a fine-tuned clockwork mechanism, and we’re happy that with your support we are unlocking more cool content for the game. At the moment, 7 stretch goals are unlocked (with 2 unlocked over the weekend),... (Read More)

Double Pledges and Themed Avatars!

October 22nd - via:
Dear Friends! There’s so much going on with the campaign (and so much more we’d like to show you)! However, this update is not about the stretch goals or expansions. Let's see what we have got for you today! Master of the City DOUBLE and... (Read More)

Diagnoses That No One Questions

October 21st - via:
Dear Friends! Lilian Defalco, the Psychiatrist, no longer believes in the Great Machine. With another stretch goal unlocked, she joins the Revolutionaries! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with... (Read More)

The Gears are Rotating Faster

October 21st - via:
In this update we’re going to tackle lots of things. Just like the Great Machine consists of myriads of gears, this update contains many different — yet interconnected — gears. The gear that stretches Okay, that headline doesn’t make much... (Read More)

It’s Time to Bring the Balance Back!

October 20th - via:
Dear Friends! Akira Wagner, the Inventor, was one of the most praised Heroes during the playtests of City of the Great Machine.  We are happy that you’ve unlocked this stretch goal, and now Akira joins the Bring about the Revolution Module AND the... (Read More)

Night, Glider, and Sleeping City

October 20th - via:
Dear Friends! Soon after the funding goal was reached, the first of our stretch goals was achieved as well. Let us introduce you to Yanko Kalderash, the Maverick! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play... (Read More)

1st Day. We Are Funded!

October 19th - via:
Dear Friend! In these first hours of the Kickstarter campaign... we are funded!  THANK YOU for joining the struggle of the Great Machine, an artificial intelligence network, against an alliance of Heroes! The Master Plan has begun to slowly progress... (Read More)

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