Ex Machinis

is creating a multiplayer space game to teach basic coding skills.
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Player
$1
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  • Be the first to learn about advanced game-play techniques
Coder
$3
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  • Dive into the game with tutorials and tips for programming your spacecraft. 
Designer
$6
per month
  • Enjoy early notice of our design and development plans.

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$21

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About Ex Machinis

Ex Machinis is a persistent, multiplayer space game that takes place here and now! 

In the game's altered reality, humans have industrialized the solar system with fleets of autonomous unmanned spacecraft.   

Individuals build and maintain sprawling interplanetary industries by skillfully programming their spacecraft to mine, manufacture, and sell goods.

Remember that your assets are always in play! Your spacecraft must face the dangers of the void even while you sleep.  (Life never stops, it keeps coming at you.)

And forget about the grind of typical multiplayer space games. Everything comes down to your skill as a programmer.

Can you program your drones to continually function on the outer edges of our solar system where signals take minutes or hours to transit the void?

I'm building this game because I love programming and I want to encourage others to give it a try.  I firmly believe that knowing how to program may actually save your life one day... or at least get you a decent promotion.

Anyone can play around with the game in its current state.  Just check out our development website to get started. The game is still in its infancy. But I really need your help to bring it to life!

You're also welcome to browse the Design Manual on GitHub, which gets into all the gory details of how that game functions behind the scenes.

Of course, none of this would be here without the help of my patrons.  If you like what I'm doing please consider contributing.  I could really use your help and encouragement!  Otherwise, I really do start to feel that this game is taking place in a vacuum :-)

Thank you so much for your interest!

-- Dave Rozak

All the images in my posts are generated by the amazing Space Engine!!
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$21 of $100 per month
We'll finally be able to cover our monthly operating costs!
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