Hey there GDU!
We're Red Shirt Games (RSG for short), a team currently participating in the Oulu Game Lab, a pre-incubator for game startups, based in the City of Oulu in Northern Finland.
After 5 weeks of creating countless game ideas, prototypes and playing around, we are now happy to have a beta version of our game available in the Google Play Store! We've released AETHON roughly 2 weeks ago, and are now ready to take on a broader audience for feedback on the game. So if you're interested in a mix of Clicker and Idle Games in a space-themed mobile game, give it a shot! We would love to hear all kind of feedback!
More about the game itself:
You are a spaceship pilot that takes part in a rebellion to liberate the galaxy for the influence of the evil InterGalactic Army (IGA). You do so, by defeating enemies in various areas of your current star system (clicker part). After clearing an area of enemies, you gain access to the resources which you can harvest (idle meta game). Clearing an area unlocks the next one, which features stronger enemies, but in turn also more valuable resources and enemies with a higher bounty.
To deal with the increased enemy strength, you need to upgrade your ship's subsystems, as well as your abilities with the money you get from bounties and resource collection.
You can also adventure into the wormhole, an endless mode of the stage clicker part, and try to climb the leaderboards and compete with fellow rebellion pilots!
We started out as a team of 3 students: one producer/game systems designer, one UI artist and one programmer. Together we scrambled around with some game concepts for 2 weeks and then settled on this one. We made a rough prototype of the clicker part and pitched the idea and the prototype in front of jury of industry experts. After they gave their approval, we moved on to further develop the game, eventually getting another programmer, one "real" 2D artist and a sound designer to the team. We also pitched our game at the Northern Game Discovery Contest at the Northern Game Summit in Kajaani in Finland, which resulted in a load of feedback and networking.
We're now improving the game based on player feedback and aim for a soft launch at the beginning of December.
If we got your attention, we would love to hear from you - any feedback is appreciated, positive and negative! You can reach out to us via the in-game settings menu ("Give Feedback", "Report a Bug" or "Suggest a Feature"), via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or at our Facebook page (feel free to like that as well! ;) ).
Get the game at the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rsg.aethon
(If the game is not available in your country, tell me, and I'll unlock it there too)
If you have any questions, suggestions or anything else, I'd be happy to answer them here or at our facebook page.
Kind regards, and keep up the fantastic community here!
Ruben from RSG