, a group of game designers in Austin, has turned to Kickstarter
to raise money for Conquest 2: The Vyrium Uprising
, the sequel to Conquest: Frontier Wars
. Contributors will have special access to the game's development including live design meetings, a private forum and private IRC channels. Other contributor opportunities will include having their likeness and voice in the game and, at higher contribution levels, a personal LAN party provided by the dev team in the contributor's home town. And everyone who takes part in the Kickstarter campaign will be able to purchase the game at a reduced rate.
In Conquest 2: The Vyrium Uprising, players build and command a vast armada of ships, and fight to become the dominant force in the universe. Game play revolves around players managing their resources, upgrading their fleets and fighting to expand their territory.