This game has been Greenlit by the Community!

The community has shown their interest in this game. Valve has reached out to this developer to start moving things toward release on Steam.

Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Sep 9, 2014 @ 3:01am
Dec 1, 2014 @ 7:31pm
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Excubitor now live on Steam.
DBE: Brave New Worlds
Excubitor is a Sci-fi action tower defense game played from an overhead perspective with intense action and depth, featuring exhilarating ship combat, unique terrestrial and space environments, strategic defense planning and massive boss fights.

Excubitor is a video game project by Tesseract Interactive. An action game at it’s core, it harks back to the days of the Strike Series and Raptor: Call of The Shadows. While those games served as the initial inspiration, in the later stages of development we shifted the focus to not just invoke the gameplay of old school shoot-em-ups.

Our game is a shooter at its core, but the games’ structure offers choices for the player, constantly shifting him to more than just shoot. In fact the player will have to master the three main concepts of the game: Offense, Defense and Resource Management. Each level contains strategic locations, allowing the player to build defenses, interact with the environment and change the enemies’ tactics. By fusing all of these pieces, in addition to our own ideas and gameplay innovations, Excubitor has developed its own identity, something that differentiates it from the ones that came before it.

  • Explore Unique Worlds - each one offering a unique feel and different gameplay elements

  • Big Selection of Weapons - unlock weapons as you progress through the game

  • Turret Defense - build turrets on strategic locations to dominate your enemies

  • Upgrade Your Spacecraft - upgrade your spacecraft’s subsystems for combat advantage and gain unique abilities

  • Vast Array of Enemy Units - with the difficulty increasing as the game progresses

  • Plan Your Resources - unlock new strategic possibilities based on your play style using the resources you earn in-game

  • Interact with the Environment - take advantage of your surroundings to outmaneuver the enemy forces.

“We have created countless amazing machines … and used them to destroy our fellow men.”
CEO J. Whannyn, Whannyn Enterprises

You are in control of the SST-77 Hammerhead, a prototype combat ship designed for both for terrestrial and exo-atmospheric endeavors. The ship is loaded with new features that give it unique flight abilities and a constantly upgrading supply of weapons.

The Hammerhead is accompanied by Antares, a Generation III research vessel, which acts as its base of operations and must be protected at all costs. The game is telling the story (arcade style) of what happens when the player receives a distress call from the Isigura Station, on the planet Farris in the Baphomet star system.

This is a story of struggle for survival, a battle against all odds, as one resourceful pilot utilizes the amazing tools of the SST-77 Hammerhead to press on and traverse from planet to planet, to unravel the secrets behind the mysterious attacks.

Tesseract Interactive is an independent game development studio with a unified goal to breathe new life in the old shoot-em up formula, to make it more accessible to the modern gamer by introducing current technologies and gameplay mechanics. The company was founded by six friends, who share the same passion for gaming and game development. We have been working on our first project for over two years now, learning the tools of the trade, what it takes to build a fully-fledged game from the ground up, along the way.
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Alt May 26 @ 8:25am 
...sorry i can't hold my excitement its been a long time and a lot of work but we've got this far :)
FYI: new release trailer -

Alt May 12 @ 2:11am 
If you haven't already go check out the steam store page, and add Excubitor to your wishlist so you don't miss out when we launch

Launch is 26th May
That's right less that 2 weeks!!!!!
eeeeekkkk I'm excited

x7slick Dec 17, 2014 @ 1:10pm 
Excited for it!
Luca T☻ni Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:16pm 
looks good, i will play this game
Sword155 Dec 7, 2014 @ 1:28am 
Looks cool
Eric Cartman Dec 2, 2014 @ 6:29am 
Congratulations and best of luck with the game :)
Tesseract Interactive  [author] Dec 2, 2014 @ 5:29am 
Thank you all for the support. We were greenlit today.
alexgizh Dec 2, 2014 @ 3:14am 
Greenlit! Congratulations!
Impact Nov 25, 2014 @ 3:00pm 
aNer1K Nov 9, 2014 @ 4:12pm 
+would buy