Omicron Protocol

Dominion - Fight for your future amongst the stars!

A project in Rushden, United Kingdom by Mak Software Studio

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The first chapter in an sci-fi space-combat-trade-exploration spectacular - pulling space-sims into the 21st Century!
Backers: 126
Average Pledge Per Backer: £32

Funded: £4,030 of £100,000
Dates: May 3rd -> Jun 3rd (32 days)
Project By: Mak Software Studio
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Latest News

Explorer vessel concept - the Pioneer class

June 3rd - via:
Hi everyone,  well - 4 hours to go, and 96% of the funds to get - ah well! :D Thank you for the good wishes - and for people backing us despite the dark cloud hovering over the campaign! Your belief in what this game could be, and that we could... (Read More)

Yet Another Combat Video - stress testing the engine a bit...

June 1st - via:
Hi all! First - thanks for the great positive vibe of support from everyone after the last update! I don't want to come across as a "downer" - I'm just being realistic is all. So hearing the hopes and good wishes from everyone is a real plus for us -... (Read More)

Procedurally Generated Explorable Floors, Levels, Decks...

May 31st - via:
Ok - so first let me put this update into context... 1) Dom isn't going to get funded - we can all see that. Sad as it is. This is the second funding faliure, so the writing is well and truly carved into the wall.   2) I'm still going to try to make... (Read More)

Canvassing for your input!

May 27th - via:
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More WIP Combat - Me + Squadron vs Cruiser = Salvage

May 19th - via:
Hi everyone! My apologies for the lack of updates the past few days - I've not had as much spare time available for coding on Dom as I'd hoped, and yesterday was spent hitting our growing list of media sites yet again to try and get some exposure for... (Read More)

SpaceGameJunkie Podcast - Dominium Q&A!

May 15th - via:
SGJ (& Jim of Bad Movie Podcast) invited me to a Q&A podcast the other morning - putting themselves out to catch the trans-atlantic divide! SpaceGameJunkie is a nut for all things space-game, so please check out his site, he's been a great... (Read More)

New logo up, and another awesomer awesome concept from Sol...

May 14th - via:
I know you might be fed up with me slapping concepts up like a over excited school boy :) but I couldn't resist this latest one from Sol! Plus - some of our concept art on ConceptShips - check out the greatest place for fab sci-fi concept work I've... (Read More)

"Dominion" Renamed "Dominium"

May 13th - via:
Firstly, a huge thank you to all our supporters sharing the angst of being hit by this.  We've chosen "Dominium" from all the suggestions (by Cody of SpaceSimCentral land) as it's the Latin for "Dominion", preserving the intent behind the name in... (Read More)

Station SSC rolls off the production line

May 12th - via:
As a thank you for all the great pre-launch feedback we had from SpaceSimCentral, we commissioned our awesome shiprwight SolCommand to build a space station in their honour, for use in our game. Not only that - it's available to download for free for... (Read More)

Mak Studios Publically Acknowledges a Potential Trademark Infringement Against "Dominion"

May 11th - via:
It's a sad truth - but it seems we've unwittingly fallen foul of the Trademark and Patents legislation. "Dominion" is in use by Rio Grande Games for their card game and is apparently a pending trademark in the Video Games category. As a consequence -... (Read More)

Pengari 40 Star Race Announced! Celebrate with Super Laser Racer!

May 10th - via:
The Pengari Annual 40 Star Race has been announced by the Pengari, to celebrate the Centennial of their Inauguration into the Empire.  The race will begin and end at their homeworld - Pengrani, and will entail traversing 40 star systems - the number... (Read More)

Confirmation : Dominion will indeed be DRM Free!

May 10th - via:
I've finally managed to clear this up.  Steam does not wrap DRM around games on their platform, according to their publishing information found here. They also do not require exclusivity, confirmed here in item 8. This means we can confirm Dominion... (Read More)

Verdant - aka Planet Greenlight

May 9th - via:
In my headlong rush to get ready - I clean overlooked the "reward" we gave the Greenlight community on Steam for getting us 5 stars for Yes votes that they'd like to see Dominion on Steam when it's ready. My profound apologies - I've updated the... (Read More)

WIP Gameplay time... of sorts ;)

May 8th - via:
Hi everyone, I finally put together some sequences showing a spot of conflict on the go as I was testing out the vessel markup, weapons, hit testing et al. It's very rough WIP - but I hope you enjoy ;)  (Read More)

Another ship concept goes up...

May 7th - via:
This bad boy may not pack much of a punch weaponwise, but believe me - if it launches it's Sicatoya Fighers... run. Plus - I added an update I made to the old pitch after it closed, showing the existing "Nuke it" system I wrote to blow stuff up. I... (Read More)

The First Ever Indie Crossover - Simon Roth's Maia, in Dominion!

May 6th - via:
The Kalarian Pathfinder mission has just discovered a new world in the Roth system, called Maia - details have been filed with the Imperial World Catalog as follows in the attached v-feed.The planet of Maia is set to feature in Dominion!  Maia, the... (Read More)

New Reward Tier - £90

May 6th - via:
Ultimate Starter Vessel Pack  All of the £30 and all of the £40 rewards - that's 8 vessels you can pick and choose from! + Rewards below £7  (Read More)

Mini Update : Imperial Worlds Catalog

May 5th - via:
I just added a mosaic of the worlds of M'thula to the pitch, to show we do have something "in-game" and not just planned!  However, there's a cuckoo in there... a subtle, yet blatant hint at something we're announcing tomorrow on Manic Bank Holiday... (Read More)

Worlds of Dominion - s43e6

May 5th - via:
Catch the trailer for the long running "Worlds" series - only on V! Ok, this one's been out a while on our youtube channel - but, the e7 trailer is about to be aired so I'm just putting this one on the table first as a bit of light-hearted relief ;)... (Read More)

Shipyard Update : Sicatoya Fighter

May 5th - via:
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Like this? Then please 'Like' Dom!

May 5th - via:
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Trip to the Post Office

May 4th - via:
I just got back from the Post Office - having collected something I wasn't expecting for another week yet...  We've finally got one of SolCommand's awesome ship models as a 3D print! We wanted to test the expectations of printing an unmodified game... (Read More)

It Begins...

May 4th - via:
Thank you to everyone for backing us so early! It's made the hard work all the more worthwhile to see such a level of interest so soon :) So, here are a couple of concept images I'm about to drop into the pitch itself as a kind of thank you!  (Read More)

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