The distant future. Humanity has not only made its way into space, but it has colonized worlds far from home and become the most expansive and dominant group in the entire galaxy. AI is making us challenge our preconceived notions of what is being alive. Alien races are not always friendly. And different human factions still fight among themselves. This is the universe you find yourselves in when you play Omega Horizon, a new sci-fi RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.
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What is Omega Horizon?
Omega Horizon (TM) is a tabletop role-playing game currently being developed by Paleo Gaming, scheduled for release in 2021. Omega Horizon presents a future in which humanity has spread out among the stars, and become a dominant force in the galaxy. However, this future is far from idyllic, and the source material explores dystopian themes such as:
The nature of humanity and the potential perils of artificial intelligence;
Humankind versus machine versus nature; and
The cost of survival in the dark reaches of space.
However, despite the at-times grim nature of the source material, there are elements of hope; elements of resistance, and players who endeavor to carry a torch in the darkness will find welcome company among the stars- not in the unyielding might of the great empires, or the insatiable greed of the mega-corporations, but among individuals; idealists who also dream of a better tomorrow and are willing to fight for it.
There are three primary "factions" available to players in Omega Horizon: The Sentenium Empire, the Yamato Empire, and the Free Colonies. There are also numerous minor factions which include mega-corporations, drug cartels, mercenary groups, and more. Some of these minor factions operate within the umbrella of one of the three primary factions, while others are completely independent.
The three primary playable factions are described in detail below. The faction emblems were designed by one of our talented artists; Andrew Cefalu, who is also the primary concept artist for the project. The graphics and planetary art depicted in the banners were illustrated by Rowye, another of our talented artists.
The Kickstarter is up and running now. It's set to go for another 29 days.