Sentinel Games announces Total Extinction Kickstarter

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 20th, 2013

Sentinel Games announced their upcoming Kickstarter campaign for Total Extinction, their sci-fi miniatures game.


From the announcement:

We can finally announce the launch of Total Extinction on Kickstarter: it will be on the 15th of October at 11:00 EST (16:00 GMT).

With crowdfunding we hope to raise funds for production of the first two armies (the Union of Colonies and the Glorlon) which can be obtained in boxes of units, armies or in a Starter Set called “Battle for Karnak”, the first official campaign of the game.

Every box of units will contain from one to nine miniatures as well as the respective cards of units and the tactical cards (in the case of Commanders).

The Starter will be composed of two balanced armies that enable to carry out the missions described in the campaign as well as all necessary elements for the game (rulebook, cards of units and tactical cards, dice, templates and tokens).

We hope we can count on your backing to be able to make Total Extinction a reality.

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  • Wow, this is amazingly derivative.

  • surprize

    Good luck to them, but it might be an uphill struggle. I guess you balance the ability to use the minis in other games with the fact it doesn’t seem to have any originality at all. It seems to me this one is going to hinge on either the miniature quality or the shear volume of minis you get in a pledge. As I can only see renders at the moment I’m guessing its going to have to be the later (as they can’t demonstrate how good the finish products will look).

    So going to have to go down the CMoN route and try and tempt people with a metric ton of repeat poses.

  • GavinSyme

    I am going to be watching this one with interest. It will answer a lot of theory questions for me as to the direction of sci-fi wargaming.


  • 4tonmantis

    Scroll down.. there are some prototypes at the bottom of varying materials and quality.

    I like the fact that it has a more Starcraft aesthetic. I like the video-game type look the humans have.. not in the fact that it’s a render, but more that the armor is styled after the types of things you see on soldiers in games like Halo or Starcraft. There are soooo many sci-fi games out there though that I tend to agree with the idea that it will be uphill.

    If the amount of models you get is ridiculous I might pitch in but there’s also the fact of this company being a startup makes it hard to trust the project enough to throw anything major at it.

    • blkdymnd

      So you don’t trust startup Kickstarters, but you don’t like Kickstarter preorder store type campaigns either?

      • Necroloid

        “So you don’t trust startup Kickstarters, but you don’t like Kickstarter preorder store type campaigns either?”
        This describes 90% of all gamers on Kickstarter!

      • 4tonmantis

        Your reading skills are apparently as bad as your manners.

        • 4tonmantis

          That was directed towards the guy that is apparently trolling me.

          • Soulfinger

            My reading skills are quite good. Thank you.

          • blkdymnd

            Not trolling at all (I know, weird on this forum, right?) just a serious question. You took much offense seemingly at Definace Games preorder Kickstarter, but also don’t trust a start up Kickstarter (just repeating what you said). Just confused me is all. I don’t think asking a question was bad manners.

          • 4tonmantis

            It is rude to take what someone says out of context. I didn’t realize my thoughts on this subject held so much sway over you. If you will re-read what I posted, I very clearly said that I would be happy to invest in this one if it was a good value.. but the amount at which I am willing to invest because they are not established is another matter. That was the intent on the last line. Since my words and thoughts hold so much weight I will even elaborate as to why the pre-sale of the hard suit is offensive to me while this is kosher (as was Deadzone). The hard suit is a single figure and is already developed. Defiance is simply using it as a storefront. This game/products do not fully exist yet and the funding is to help create them. The same can be said about Deadzone and Dreadball. Even though they came from Mantic (an established company), the point of the kickstarter was to help fund the development of those products.. not simply push their latest releases out to the masses. Also, I didn’t say anything earlier, but Kickstarter does not fully screen everything, as their have been tons of dubious kickstarter projects that have been pulled AFTER someone pointed out that they were in violation of Kickstarters’ rules. Kickstarter as a point of fact made a public statement sometime last year that they were no longer willing to allow the pledge manager to be used as a shopping cart for company’s wares and put down several projects that were essentially just storefronts. If you would like I could go further to explain to you my feelings on the changes in online distribution, the tendency for gluten-free bakers to gouge people with health disorders, or the current sham that is passing as writing over at Marvel comics.

          • 4tonmantis

            their should be *there
            lack of editing features in the comment system is another thing i would be happy to expand upon if you are really that fascinated about my opinions on everything

          • 4tonmantis

            blkdymnd wrote:
            September 20, 2013 at 8:19 pm

            Not trolling at all

            This is complete and total crap. There have been numerous other times that I have simply voiced an opinion on something and you felt the need to try to make me look foolish and dogged me through several of my posts. Get a life.

          • blkdymnd

            Glad you feel that important, but I’ve never intentionally targeted you. I seriously asked a question out if curiosity, and only because I noticed both comments by you today, nothing more. But I can state for fact, my intent was not to troll, and thanks for expanding on your opinion. I am curious as to why some folks are just dead set against KS at times when it’s so far infiltrated nearly every game companies business model now.

          • Soulfinger

            Alright, now you two kids shake hands, and let me get back to legitimately trolling 4tonmantis.

        • Necroloid

          Its still true!