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Crying Suns is a tactical rogue-lite that puts you in the role of a space fleet commander as you explore a mysteriously fallen empire. In this story rich experience inspired by Dune and Foundation, each successful run will uncover the truth about the Empire... and yourself as well. Order now the Exclusive Artbook about this game!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

200 % / News about the Closed Beta
about 3 years ago – Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 09:36:35 PM

Greetings, Admirals!

Only 7 days left until the end of our Kickstarter campaign! Again, we really want to thank all the (almost) 2500 backers who have allowed us to reach… 200% of our initial goal! Thanks to you, we’ll get to make the version of Crying Suns that we always imagined.

We also want to thank press and influencers who have helped us spread the word about our game. We’ve already told you about Kotaku and Rock, Paper, Shotgun in the Kickstarter news #11. We are now proud to add PC Gamer with their article, “Crying Suns smashes Kickstarter goal, aims to be FTL but with more story”. These reviews have helped us a lot! 

The Closed Beta will soon be launched!

The Crying Suns’ Closed Beta will be launched shortly after the Kickstarter campaign ends, in early August.

Our Kickstarter news #4 detailed the features and improvements you will find in our Closed Beta. Here are some additions:

  • Integration of imperialist battleships
  • Improvements to lighting
  • Integration of new sounds effects in the introduction cutscene and the run customization screen
  • Integration of an options screen (yes, FINALLY you will be able to quit the game ^^)
  • Improvement to our tooltip visibility
  • Integration of visual feedbacks when your squadrons go through asteroids and lose life points
  • Integration of generic Heroes with a procedural appearance
  • And, of course, we’ve fixed a lot of bugs

We are also implementing a forum in order to discuss the Closed Beta… and, of course, other topics! 

How to join the early Beta Testers?

Select the “Beta access package” tier (30 €) or upwards, and you’ll be among the first to test the Crying Suns’ Beta! 

Thanks for your support!

During the next 7 days, please continue to share our campaign with others. Invite your friends, and, most importantly, enjoy the demo!

Add-on: the art book
about 3 years ago – Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 09:36:30 PM

Greetings, pixel art lovers!

Some of you asked us if it would be possible to purchase our physical art book as an add-on. Now, it is!  

The Crying Suns' art book is a full-color 48 pages filled with a ton of cool concept work for the game, illustrations, and sprite sheets made by our visual team.

To add the art book, just increase the amount of your pledge, but don't change your tier

The price of the book is 35 € (40 US$) + shipping costs (depending on your location):

  • USA and Canada: 5 € (6 US$) 
  • Everywhere else: 10 € (12 US$)
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Our Demo is now available in French! / Notre démo est maintenant disponible en français !
about 3 years ago – Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 09:36:29 PM

Greetings, French speaking backers!

As you probably know (or not), Alt Shift, the studio behind Crying Suns, is located in the South of France (Montpellier). French is our mother tongue, and even if the whole story of the game was initially co-written by an american author (so, in american english), we’ve naturally planed to translate the game in French. 

We are happy to announce to our French speaking backers that the demo is now available in French. You can select your language in the main menu of the game. 

Download the Demo for free here: http://bit.ly/2yDL6dx 


Chers backers francophones, 

Comme vous le savez peut-être (ou pas ?), Alt Shift, le studio qui développe Crying Suns, est situé en plein cœur de la ville Montpellier, dans le sud de la France. Le français est notre langue maternelle, et même si l’histoire a été co-écrite avec un auteur américain (donc, en anglais américain), nous nous faisons un devoir de traduire Crying Suns en français. 

Nous sommes heureux de vous annoncer que la démo est, dès maintenant, disponible en français. Vous pouvez effectuer le choix de la langue sur l’écran d’accueil du jeu. 

Téléchargez gratuitement notre démo ici: http://bit.ly/2yDL6dx 

Amusez-vous bien !

Approaching the 3rd stretch goal!
about 3 years ago – Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 09:36:27 PM

Greetings dear backers,

Thanks to your support, we are now very close to reach our third goal, the Epic Boss Fights! You are simply amazing! Only 3 days left to go even further!

You are probably wondering now what would be the next stretch goal after this third one. Well, as we told you before, we had to make drastic choices to respect our deadlines, so we had to cut a few factions from the story we wrote. Thanks to your help, we will reintegrate the Prag Mah faction presented here

Here is another faction that we had to cut from the game and that we could reintegrate as well: the Phalanx.

About the new “Phalanx” faction

Before The Shutdown, The Phalanx were a powerful mercenary organization that came into existence when Emperor Oberon banned the use of OMNIs in war. (OMNIs were much too good at killing. And the results on the human population were much too devastating.) Someone human needed to do the killing, and they were happy to step in... for the right price.  

For a pretty penny, the Phalanx could be hired by any major house, or by many minor houses, to fight in any war that their bidder wanted. Simply put, what the members of the Phalanx love most is war, which they consider a science as well as an art. Their studious interests in the subject, their obsession with its pursuit, and their love of money, preclude any kind of moral doubt that they may or may not have over the nature of any given job.

As members of the Phalanx are paid for their ability to kill, it's not uncommon to see them using these payments to make them better killers still, and many sport mechanical or biological augmentations, often more subtle and better integrated than those adorned by members of House Kosh-Buendia and House Akibara-Sung. 

As you command a powerful battleship in hostile star clusters on your journey, don't be surprised if one or two of your enemies hires the services of The Phalanx to stop you. It might also be possible to hire The Phalanx yourself... But it will cost you a LOT of scrap.

Stretch goal #4 - Additional faction + additional contents 70.000€

So if we reach 70.000€, we will add this new Faction to the game, the “Phalanx”, including:
  • 1 new/unlockable Battleship,  
  • 2 new playable Heroes,  
  • 2 new weapons,  
  • 3 new squadrons,  
  • 15 new story events  
And, several new contents:  
  • new stations and beacons,  
  • new planets,  
  • new civilian ships.

Don’t forget to join our community!

An exclusive Battleship skin for our backers!
about 3 years ago – Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 09:36:22 PM

We are so grateful for your support that we decided to offer you a little gift… 

Every backer (higher than “Kind Support” level of pledge) will receive an exclusive Battleship skin, that will be available for our Kickstarter backers only


How to get the exclusive Battleship skin?

Just wait! You will receive it at the same time as your Windows / OSX / iOS Crying Suns copy.

It’s the final countdown!

Only 24 hours before the end of the campaign! It’s never too late to reach the stars, so continue spreading the word about Crying Suns on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit… and all your websites / social networks ^^