Skyward Kickstarter launch September 29, 2016 10:11 by David Scott

We teased it several weeks back, but the day has finally arrived: our next game Skyward will officially go live on Kickstarter tomorrow night, Australian time.

As is the way with all Kickstarter campaigns, we're working furiously in the background to make sure everything is just right ahead of the public launch, so there have been more than a few sleepless nights to this point...

However, we're incredibly excited to get it out of our heads (and inboxes, and Slack channels haha) and into the gaming community. We can't wait to see what you make of it!

We already mentioned in a previous post a little detail about the basic mechanics of the game, but what about your role in the Skyward universe? In short, each player takes charge of a unique faction, trying to make their mark on the construction of a city in the clouds. Here's some more detail from the campaign page:

After centuries of sparring, the four factions have finally put their differences aside and agreed to combine their strengths to build a better tomorrow. As a commitment to this new alliance, they are working together to launch Skyward - the world’s first airborne city, constructed above the point where all four empires meet.

You have been elected onto the board to help design the new city. Each season, the board selects a new Warden to assist in dividing the work among its members. Use your connections with the four factions and influence as Warden to get your name attached to the biggest and best buildings of Skyward, and eventually be recorded in history as the Founder of Skyward.

No Kickstarter launch announcement would be complete without a preview of course! So here's a quick look at one of the factions you can play in the game - The Preservers - alongside one of the buildings that you can choose to place in your city. 

We've posted several different teasers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well - a sort of social scavenger hunt if you want to find them all! - and will be posting a few more in these next twenty-four hours. The hype is real!