Ex Machinis

Ex Machinis

is creating a multiplayer space game to teach students basic coding skills.

7

patrons

$23

per month
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.

The game is still in its infancy.  But I really need your help to bring it to life! 

Anyone can play around with the game in its current state.  Just check out our open tutorials to learn how to get started.

Support this Ex Machinis at $3 per month to receive access to the authoritative Player's Manual.  (This is really a programmer's guide... but I'm trying to make it fun!)

Commit to the $6 per month to review and contribute to the most secret Design Manual.  Only subscribe at this level if you're not squeamish about seeing the twisting innards of the game laid out before you.
Tiers
Player
$3 or more per month
  • Enjoy unrestricted access to the Player’s Manual.
  • Be the first to learn about advanced game-play techniques.
Designer
$6 or more per month
  • Receive exclusive access to the Player’s Manual and Game Design Manual.
  • Enjoy advanced notice of our design and development plans.
Goals
$23 of $100 per month
We'll recruit a scientist to detail in-game technologies.
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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.

The game is still in its infancy.  But I really need your help to bring it to life! 

Anyone can play around with the game in its current state.  Just check out our open tutorials to learn how to get started.

Support this Ex Machinis at $3 per month to receive access to the authoritative Player's Manual.  (This is really a programmer's guide... but I'm trying to make it fun!)

Commit to the $6 per month to review and contribute to the most secret Design Manual.  Only subscribe at this level if you're not squeamish about seeing the twisting innards of the game laid out before you.

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Tiers
Player
$3 or more per month
  • Enjoy unrestricted access to the Player’s Manual.
  • Be the first to learn about advanced game-play techniques.
Designer
$6 or more per month
  • Receive exclusive access to the Player’s Manual and Game Design Manual.
  • Enjoy advanced notice of our design and development plans.