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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:

Crying Suns on itch.io / Between the Stars
about 3 years ago – Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 08:18:30 PM

Greetings dear backers!

It's now been a month since the Crying Suns’ closed beta started, and thanks to the feedbacks from our early beta testers, the game has evolved compared to the demo available on our Kickstarter page! 

Today, we are moving on to the next phase, by allowing people who could not contribute to the Kickstarter at the "Beta access package" tier to access the Beta. Indeed, we really want to give you the opportunity to be involved in the development of the game before its release. 

How to join the beta? 

Crying Suns’ beta is exclusively available on the itch.io website. For the same price as the “Beta access package” tier (30 € / 35 $), you will have the possibility to download the different versions of the Beta, you will also be able to share your feedbacks with us by accessing the dedicated surveys and joining the community forum on which you can discuss with the team. And, of course, you will also have access to a digital copy of Crying Suns as soon as it is released

New features 

By joining the Beta from itch.io, you have access to the current version (v 2.0) of Crying Suns' beta. Compared to the demo, here is a partial list of features added:

  • You can now go up to sector 2, and fight the first 2 sector sub-bosses, 
  • 3 new enemy battleships added : Kosh-Buendia, Empire, Pirate, 
  • You can now sell units in shops, 
  • The starting hero roster now includes "generic" random heroes (in the the end, specific faction heroes will need to be unlocked in-game),
  • Complete rethink of the game fight difficulty progression
  • Added new battleground event: “Meteor” Shower (temporary name),
  • Added 3 new hero abilities: Proximity defense, Proximity Unit repair, XO (Executive officer),
  • When “undeploying” (squadron returning to the battleship) they should now try to take a safer path (= not going through asteroid fields),
  • And a lot more... 

To see all the new features and bugfix, please read the changelogs on the Crying Suns forum.

A new spatial game: Between the Stars!

Do you know this game? Between the Stars is a non-linear space faring roguelike ARPG with a heavy focus on events and player choice... and the Kickstarter campaign of the game started a few days ago. We find the art impressive, and the gameplay really interesting (and you can test it: a free demo is available). Look at this trailer: isn't it gorgeous?

If you like the game, please spread the word!

Test now the new version of the Beta!
about 3 years ago – Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 08:35:56 AM

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Bugs fixed in the Beta version
about 3 years ago – Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 06:38:23 AM

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Beta version is now available
about 3 years ago – Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 10:38:10 PM

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It’s not the end… it’s just the beginning!
about 3 years ago – Wed, Aug 01, 2018 at 08:02:38 PM

That's it!!!

We finally reached the end of our (stressful but captivating) Kickstarter campaign. Thanks to your help, your enthusiasm and your feedbacks, the result is way beyond what we expected! You gave us so much energy and motivation! 

A million thanks! 

Now, it's time to make it happen! This is just the beginning of a great adventure... 


We have set up a Backerkit website, where you can order several Crying Suns items:

  • The physical art book
  • A digital copy of the game (Windows, OSX or iPad), 
  • A “Digital art package”, composed of a digital copy of the game, a digital copy of the OST and a digital copy of the art book. 
  • A “Physical art package”, which is composed of the “Digital art package” + the physical art book. 

You have access to this Backerkit whether you have backed this Kickstarter campaign or not. However some rewards will stay exclusive to our Kickstarter backers: your name in credits, the wallpapers and the early access to the closed Beta. These rewards can’t be ordered on the Backerkit online shop. 

Closed Beta 

Next week, we will send all the backers a survey to gather information like their shipping address (for the art books) or e-mail address (for the digital rewards). 

All the concerned backers should receive their access to the Closed Beta the week after. 

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