08/05/2015 – Weekly Update #1: The Journey.
It’s been a long journey to get to where we are now, the point where things are just starting to get interesting; not only for us but all of you.
In October 2013, we founded Sector 13 Studios with the intention of creating worlds for others to enjoy and helping creators whether they are writers or artists find a way for their dreams to become a reality.
Whether this takes the form of books, games, comics or other media; our goal is to see new worlds take shape and for vision to become reality.
Since we started we have worked on several projects, the first of which to be released is T.I.T.A.N. which will be spoken about further below and was our first try at crowdfunding (Kickstarter in this case); it was purposely a very quiet campaign to try and get our feet wet and learn more about the crowdfunding community and social media.
We’ve learned quite a bit since those early days and have taken this break from communication in order to better work on establishing ourselves and solidify our plans and ideas for the future.
There are a number of exciting products and releases on the horizon, as well as the promise of daily updates (Including a large weekly update like this one, the one you are reading). The product releases are not only T.I.T.A.N. related either and we plan to expand into other settings and mediums as well in the near future.
Before we go much further, please remember to:
Both of these social media accounts will have daily updates posted to them starting this month.
When we first got started, we were lucky enough to connect with some talented artists and writers who have helped bring the universe of T.I.T.A.N. to life. T.I.T.A.N. is a future-fiction story set in the near future utilizing elements and projections from the world today, to paint a vision of the future.
The Universe of T.I.T.A.N. is filled with many themes meant to appeal to a variety of audiences and as it begins to take shape, this will become clear as the stories begin to explore a deeper look at what it means to be human through mediums such as artificial humans, sentient A.I. and other concepts.
While there are weighty thoughts and concepts behind the story of T.I.T.A.N. it also features a significant amount of technology and post humanism that will appeal to fans of cyberpunk and science fiction including the M.A.C.S. (Mobile Armored Combat Suits) and the Titans themselves which are planned to feature heavily into the T.I.T.A.N. 2100: Strategic Miniatures Game.
Our first release for T.I.T.A.N., the T.I.T.A.N. 2100 Encyclopaedia came out earlier this year and serves as literally an encyclopaedic guide to the universe filled with information on almost anything imaginable and loads of artwork. It is the cornerstone of the T.I.T.A.N. line and will be used to support all future products in the universe.
It can be found here: (http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/131621/TITAN-2100-Sourcebook)
What’s Coming Next?
We have a large variety of products that we are hoping to see released in 2015 and plans for what is to come in 2016 as well.
Code 13 (Name Tentative): The Sector 13 Studios RPG system which has been play tested extensively over the past two years. This system utilizes many concepts that players of traditional RPGs will be familiar with, while taking advantage of entirely new systems and ideas to create a unique narrative and gameplay experience.
Code 13 is designed to be used as a plug and play RPG with multiple settings with the potential for licensing and/or free non-commercial supplements meant to help adapt the rules for other popular settings that may not have full RPG support.
T.I.T.A.N. Role-Playing Game: The T.I.T.A.N. role-playing game uses the Code 13 RPG Rules specifically within the universe of T.I.T.A.N. 2100. This is a stand-alone supplement and will not require the Code 13 RPG Rules to play and will feature content unique to the universe of T.I.T.A.N. rather than just the base rules.
Code 13 Supplement #1: T.I.T.A.N.: This is a supplement for the Code 13 RPG System that contains all of the T.I.T.A.N. content separately.
The Black Veil: The Black Veil is a novella set within the T.I.T.A.N. universe telling the story of the mysterious Black Veil Project and includes new mech designs and technology as well as original artwork.
Love in Binary: A T.I.T.A.N. novella set in a unique perspective through an A.I. who has come to love but cannot express her feelings. Can love become hate when repressed for too long?
Steel Fever: The Titan Wars are over but for some, life is only just beginning. Steel Fever is a series of T.I.T.A.N. stories focussing upon a group of misfits known as The Steel Angels; an underworld Slipcycle gang who are rebels with and without a cause. What’s a Slipcycle? Who are The Steel Angels? You’ll find out soon enough!
T.I.T.A.N. Year One Artbook: A hardcover artbook containing all artwork from year one of our production of T.I.T.A.N. 2100 including production notes, exclusive information and short stories.
Code 13 Supplement #2 – Shattered Future: Shattered Future is set thousands of years in the future when humanity has conquered and subjugated hundreds if not thousands of species. We are what aliens fear the most, no longer is humanity the underdog. Shattered Future explores many of the darker themes of human nature including conquest and exploitation but also focuses on the better parts of humanity such as our perseverance and hope as we try to fix this shattered future we have created.
There are also a few potential more releases for 2015 that we would like to sneak in here that we haven’t mentioned; we need to keep some things a surprise though. The list of 2016 products only covers a handful of items that we are intending to release and we are in the process of working on signing on some bigger authors to create fiction within our universes.
Code 13 Supplement #3 – CodeZero: The Aftermath: Day Zero: The Aftermath is set in the present day and starts before the outbreak of a deadly disease and then explores The Aftermath and the consequences it has as society breaks down.
T.I.T.A.N. 2100 Strategic Combat: A Strategic tabletop war game which utilizes unique combat elements borrowed from the Code 13 RPG System to create a unique tabletop experience. The gameplay is designed around a lower model count (at present in 1/300 scale as well) and players are encouraged to focus on smaller, more personal skirmishes (even with pilots!) rather than larger battles that might be bogged down. That doesn’t mean larger combat isn’t supported.
The TITAN Wars: The TITAN Wars is a planned graphic novel series that will focus on telling the story of the TITAN Wars and the heroes and villains that fought on all sides of the conflict.
Tales from T.I.T.A.N. 2100: A planned series of visual novels which contain short stories, novellas and artwork set within the T.I.T.A.N. universe.
Travellers Guide to a Shattered Future: The Travellers Guide to a Shattered Future is a guide to the Shattered Future universe with full color artwork and a presentation style inspired by other guides to the galaxy as you are taken on a tour of the galaxy.
How to Survive a CodeZero (The Aftermath): How to Survive a Code Zero is a full color hardcover giving full details about the universe of The Aftermath including information on what has happened around the world, survivor journals, tips on staying safe and even diagrams (of what, you will need to wait and see!).
Code 13 Supplement #4 – Resurgence: Resurgence is a fantasy world set after a cataclysm that sundered the world. Species old and new fight to survive against not only each other but the world itself.
This is just a small taste of what is to come and if we have our way, there will be plenty more releases in the pipe very shortly.
From all of us at Sector 13 Studios