Project AURA // FAQ
What is Project Aura?
PROJECT AURA is a simulation and strategy game, where you take control of a colony of climate disaster survivors. You will be responsible for the survival and development of the colony, in harmony with the new ecosystem.
At the end of the 21st century, humans — finally aware of the great climate disaster — dedicated their efforts not on preventing the inevitable crisis, but to ensure the survival of the species itself. In this endeavor, they embarked on the construction of a network of cities on the sea, resistant to the hostile atmosphere. Overtaken by the events and extreme food shortage, they built Vital Reserves: ultra secret centers that would support them in a state of cryopreservation, to be awakened in a more favorable situation.
What are the features of Project Aura?
It is a single-player 3D technology simulation/strategy video game for PC.
Why is it called Project Aura?
Each colony has the ability to deploy an immersive dome to protect it from the hostile atmosphere. When the rays impact the surface of the dome, a light emanates that is similar to the effect of an aura, which is why the project adopted that name.
What will my role be?
A network of cities spread out over the sea await activation. When you take control, you become the leader of a colony and its inhabitants, who will place in you both their trust and their hopes of survival.
If I decide to activate a colony, what state of development will it be in?
When you take control of a colony, it will be in a state of zero development.
How can a colony be developed?
A colony can grow and expand, increase in the number of inhabitants, of buildings or its level of technology, trade-based growth can be put in place or it can become self-sufficient…
Is it possible to communicate with life beyond the borders of a colony?
Each colony has a portal system that allows the transport of goods and people with the outside.
Is it possible to trade?
For the time being the Vital Reserves are being used as trade centers, providing trade to help the colonies in their arduous task of survival.
Will we manage the usual resources of gold, iron, stone..?
No, a resource is anything you possess that you know how to give value to.
How do I obtain resources?
Your main means of obtaining resources will depend on the yield you achieve from your warehouses and buildings (either by obtaining raw materials or by processing them), you can also recover valuable remains from the 21st Century. You will sometimes be assigned a mission from the Vital Reserves, which may result in a prize in the form of resources.
Is there a currency?
Yes, in this new era the Synthetic Coin (SC) is the adopted form of global currency, essential for trading between the Vital Reserves.
What stage is the video game currently at?
The game has been given the green light for distribution on Steam in its alpha stage. It is currently in its beta stage, and is available via Steam Early Access.
Is there an online version planned?
As long as we get enough support from the community: Yes, why not? From the moment we launch we intend to work on an expansion that is focused on and guided by the comments and suggestions of the players.
When is the scheduled release date for the final version?
While the launch will take place sometime in 2016, we still don’t have an exact date.
What languages will the game be available in?
The audio will be in English, and the text will be available in Spanish, English, French and German. We will consider other languages if there is sufficient demand.
Is there a tutorial?
Where can I buy the game?
You can buy the game directly in our website -www.projectaura.com- or through Steam.
Are there special purchase levels that enable me to choose between junior citizens, master citizens…?
Within Project Aura, citizens have a rank or category indicative of their skills. In addition to the junior, senior and master ranks, there is a special rank with exceptional qualities: super engineer, awarded to citizens who were involved in the initial design and construction of Project Aura.
How will the citizen I choose affect my game play?
Firstly, your citizen will have a name chosen by you, as well as the rank and profile that you select. In addition, citizens created via special purchase will have an extra bonus in the game (chosen by you) and his rank will have the word ‘baker’ attached to it.
At purchase level 6, can you name a Vital Reserve and configure it to your own specification? What are the implications of this?
Each colony is within a sector of the planet. In each sector there is a Vital Reserve that is connected to the sector. Each Vital Reserve has its own features, if you selected this purchase level, you can configure the following features: name*, market prices, weather, availability of colons and others.
* The name chosen will be subject to approval.
The official website states that a percentage of the purchase price will go towards environmental causes, does this apply to the special purchase levels too?
Yes, and in any event 2% of the revenue generated by Project Aura will go towards this cause.
Can you specify how it will work and what causes the funds will go to?
With each purchase, an amount will be set aside. Once a reasonable amount is reached, we will release an open tender for suitable associations and projects to put themselves forward. After assessment by the Project Aura technical team and a vote by the game users, the selection will be resubmitted to a public vote, and the funds will go to the organization that receives the most votes.