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Upgrade Incoming!

Greetings Reapers, We are happy to announce that we are starting the upgrade to our forums. The updated forums will be better than ever, and oh so shiny. Stick with us, we expect to have the forums back up and running on Monday. Until then our discord is still alive and well, so come on

Em-8ER, in conjunction with graphics powerhouse, Nvidia, has announced a new dynamic, highly tessellated, dynamic navel technology called NavelWorks. Solving the age-old problem of not enough aggressive, exposed navel in videogames, the two companies have teamed up to develop a suite of tools for Unreal and Unity engines to dynamically render high-quality navel on demand,

Em-8ER December Recap

It’s December! The end of the year is a good time to recap what we’ve done so far with Em-8ER, show current progress, and talk about where we’re going. First up, a heads up that development slows down during Nov-Dec. Various team members go on break to visit family or take vacation time. You can

We’ve got a great new poster and concept art to share of the newly re-designed Tsi-Hu humanoid aliens! The file is high resolution. Feel free to make it into wallpaper or print it out as a poster:   Also, the lo poly female and lo poly male are complete except for mouths and hair. Even


Great Job Everyone! We did it. YOU did it! 114,000 between IndieGoGo and Paypal Donations! This is going to allow us to create a GREAT playable mockup and video to grow our audience which is already 12,000 strong. Here’s what’s next: Over the next week we will be collating all the pledges. There were many

Okay, we have barely had time to post this update since opening our 3rd Milestone fundraiser. But we hit 30% funded in 17 minutes! Check out all the exclusive perks for this milestone, including NEON founder suits, Custom Guns, Custom Base Banners and more! This milestone will be about GUNS and CHARACTERS!    

Our next fundraiser is going LIVE on IndieGoGo on Monday, 9am PDT! Final link will be sent out via e-mail to all mailing list subscribers and posted to and the forums at This milestone we will be creating our weapon system (1st gun!) and player character pilots (male/female). Glide, jet and shoot with

Milestone Complete!

A new chance to back Em-8ER’s milestone crowdfunding will be announced and go live next week. Check your e-mails, our forums or our website for the exact time next week. In the meantime, we have lots of updates! MILESTONE DONE! We’re happy to announce that we’ve completed the milestone for our previous fundraiser. To recap,

So, we said we had some big news to share today. We were racing towards have the art demo of the THMPR ready today, but it looks like we need a little more time. But we’re close enough now that we are announcing a date for shipping the THMPR art demo exe to backers: Friday,

The THMPR is modeled and animated, now we are into the second part of the goal, which is modeling the Omniframe. Joe has been working on this and will be streaming his progress this Sunday from 5pM to 8PM. I’ll also be there! Use this link this Sunday: THMPR 3D prints are around 50%

Crixa Labs is happy to announce that German magnetic letter and number manufacturer, The Nein, has acquired controlling interest in the Em-8ER IP. “This is a great day,” said founder Mark Kern. “We will finally be able to surrender full control to a company that has absolutely zero experience in making video games. The only

About Kaiju in Em-8ER

Kaiju Kaiju is the Japanese word for “strange beast.” I grew up in Japan, watching such kaiju staples as Ultraman, Mecha-Godzilla, and more when they were new in theaters and popular on television. I grew fascinated watching the out-matched humans, whose cities were being destroyed by these strange beasts with fantastic shapes and powers, band

Last Saturday we had our second Chief Chat on our Discord chat server. This time we recorded it in case you missed it! I go over: Omniframe details THMPR specifics General meta gameplay Nuclear weapons Check it out:

THMPR Animations!

Here we go! We just got the first batch of animations in for the THMPR needed for the art demo. These were done by hand in Maya by our new talented team members: Homonz! and Mihu.  “Myles” worked on Gears of War 4, and did all the animations you see here. Mihu is our rigger,

Omniframe Gameplay Systems

Welcome to the draft spec of the omniframe system. This article will be part of the vision book that will be finalized and delivered to backers in printed and PDF form. We’re sharing these early concepts and ideas to get feedback and catch errors. Please note, however, that any armchair design (including ours) is unlikely

Steps to Art Demo: Update

Just a small update this week as we’re still in the middle of some fairly large tasks. We are in the THIRD ROUND of the “nickname the Tsi-Hu” contest. Ronyn has posted voting details here. THMPR animations have started. We’re doing a walk cycle, idle, emote and drilling. For the curious, we use Maya to

We’re back for another update! First up is concept art by Warren Lou, which doubles as some pin-up art…perhaps recruiting for Reaper teams. The art shows what geesuits looks like. Geesuits are the survival suits that allow Gatestriders to withstand the harsher gravity and temperatures of their homeworld. They are filled with circulatory systems and

3D Printing and THMPR update

Just a short update. Last week we did the lore drop, and this week we started to figure out how to do a 3D print of the THMPR. The THMPR is a very complicated model, from a printing perspective. There are many undercuts and bridges, places where the printer has to build support structures. These

Lore Drop – Em-8ER

*CHIEF CHAT AT 2PM PST, SAT, FEB 25TH ON DISCORD. Ask your questions about the lore!* Introduction Welcome to the world of Ember, or as star charts designate it, Em-8ER (“E-M-Eight-E-R”). The planet is a newly discovered world, one of hundreds found since the invention of D-shift gates. Prior to D-shift gates, humankind was spread

We promised an art demo exe of the THMPR on a plain white background. As a extra bonus, we decided to create some sample terrain to go along with it. Em-8ER is a icy/volcanic world. Volcanoes with lava flows exist next to freezing snow and ice. The idea was inspired by the moon Io, which


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