CERES is a cyber-tactical space combat game, where you lead a squadron of ships in an exploration and battle-filled single-player campaign. Inspired by Homeworld, Elite and Paradroid, it features thorough ship customization, advanced cyber-warfare and elaborate space combat. Command your ships in a rich 3D environment, manage your crew and artificial intelligences, mine, explore and trade your way through multiple missions -while keeping clear of alien monsters, rogue machines and dangerous transhuman mutants.

Post feature Report RSS Update: Winners Announced! Experience Space in CERES and win a trip to the USA

To mark the launch of CERES, a tactical space combat thriller, IndieDB and Iceberg Interactive have teamed up to offer one reader the trip of a lifetime, to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, to experience a space simulation guided by a former astronaut.

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UPDATE: Winners Announcment.

Thank you to all those that entered, there were a ton of brilliant entries!, below we have the list of winners of a CERES key.

Q:"What would you say if you were the first person to set foot on Mars?"


Feeiingz "Hello? Is it me you lookin for?"
Zer0ktober "I was expecting a huge chocolate bar. Oh well."
alaabigsmoke "I'm on mother land I wonder if the prothean archives are here."
overserbishop "I claim this land in the name of Duck Dodgers!"
djaussiekid "OK, I got my ass here. Now what?"
ShinyKeysStudio "Oi! Where are the Martians? And the Mars Bar factories?"
SLAYRGAMING_YT "hey I brought my surf board where's the water?"
misterbingo_ "I skipped the step, done the leap. Now where'll the hurdle lead?."
xknightyx99 "That my friends is a question for another i just fly the thing."
jameswaltersnz "This isn't where I parked my car"
Disilllusion "I claim this planet in the name of Marvin"
Ashestothestars "For a first step on mars, tumbling down the lander stairs sure was a great way to make history."
MrMRbaconman "One small step for martians, One big leap for marvin-kind"
PENNINGTONGAGE0 "Well I guess this is MARTIAL LAW now isn't it?"
SlypheedViper "We take our first steps on Mars today. Tomorrow, we can go further. To the edges of our solar system and beyond. To the stars"
SietaMaria "A time without end, when all exists for all eternity. Beautiful insolvable paradox, this thing called infinity."
AAron_Molloy "What would you say if you were the first person to set foot on Mars?" I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact."
CLKinoy "If I was the first to set foot on mars, I'd say in Latin:"From Earth to Mars, and from Mars to the stars."
WolferionEnt "Humanity cannot be stopped. It expands like Big Bang! Soon we will be no longer bound to planet Earth."
JonathanEvraire "We're all in this together, and we all achieved this. Proof once more that we are so much more combined!"
dmtagentsmith "For we shall not ruin another planet in our short history."
DarwinsLegacy "The Spirit of mankind has provided this Opportunity to satisfy our Curiousity and become Pathfinders on this new World."
michaelbrainss "War does not determine who is right - only who is left. Left on Earth. Time for a new start on Mars."
steve22hunter "Dejah Thoris, your Warlord has arrived"
BitGameReviews "! Alright, I've made it to Mars. Now where's the tee shirt to prove it?"

And a drumroll please!... The winner!


VAColetta "As I walk on Mars for all of humanity may we realize how small we are apart and how grand we are together."


Congratulations VAColetta, Enjoy your out of this world prize, be awesome to see all the photos from your experience, tell us how it goes!

A massive thank you to Iceberg Interactive for organizing this amazing competition and prize, aswell as supporting hard working indie developers world wide!




Win a trip to the USA to experience a space

simulation guided by a former astronaut


If you have ever found yourself gazing into space and wondering what it would be like to be an astronaut, then start exploring CERES and enter this competition to wonder no more. Everyone who participates has a chance to win. Here are the details:

  • Grand prize winner receives a 7 night holiday for two to Orlando, Florida, to visit the Kennedy Space Center. The trip includes:
    • Travel (Worldwide)
    • Accommodation
    • Spending money
    • 2 VIP tickets for the "Fly With An Astronaut" experience
  • 25 people will also be picked at random and given a copy of CERES
  • The competition begins now and closes November 11, 2015 6pm EST
  • The winners will be contacted on November 13, 2015

To enter, tell us: "What would you say if you

were the first person to set foot on Mars?"


It is our mission at IndieDB to help indies find success and in this mission we are enlisting your help. Answer the question above anywhere on the internet, be it on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Youtube, your blog, some forums (bonus points for posting somewhere space-related but please don't spam) and make sure you include:

  • The tag #ceresgame
  • A clickable link back to this post: Indiedb.com
  • If your post isn't on twitter, make sure we can find it and contact you by leaving a link in the comments

At the end of the event we shall pick the most creative answer and crown it the winner. To give you an idea, here are some of the tweets that have been posted so far:

#ceresgame Tweets



The Game: "Earth has been destroyed. Humans,
machines
and monsters fight over what's left"


CERES is a game for those that wanted to push Homeworld, Elite or Nexus: The Jupiter Incident just a little further, by controlling a battle squadron in cyberspace as you hack, battle and barter your way into enemy ships. After all, you must do what you can to survive a post-apocalyptic monster-infested solar system.


Help us celebrate the release of CERES, and win a prize of galactic proportions.


Rules

Who can apply

Anyone interested in the contest is allowed to participate. The winner of the trip must be at least 18 years old, or must have a legal guardian who is at least 18 years old, to accompany him/her. There are no regional restrictions. Employees, or family members of employees, of DBolical, Iceberg Interactive or Jötunn Games can participate in the contest but will be excluded from any prize.

Submission Rules

Submissions are acceptable by posting a link on the internet to the contest page with an answer to the question stated above and the tag #ceresgame. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this contest. Closing date for entry will be 11 November 6pm EST. After this date no further entries will be accepted. Only one entry per participant is judged. The use of the website twittlonger.com is allowed if you are posting on Twitter and want to include a longer response. If not posting on Twitter, please include a link to your submission in the comments here, so we can find it and contact you.

Abide by the IndieDB terms of use

Read the terms of use here: Indiedb.com

Winner selection process

Iceberg Interactive reserves the right to select the winner of the trip based on the quality of the text in their response. You can mention CERES, @Iceberg_Int, @jotunngames, @indiedb and include images or videos in your submission, but doing so will not give you any additional chance to win. Selection of winners for a CERES Steam key will be at random. We will announce the winner of the contest on Friday November 13.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR WHERE THE TERMS OF THESE RULES CONFLICTS WITH ANY APPLICABLE LOCAL LAWS, TREATIES OR REGULATIONS.

The Entrant(s) agrees to release and hold harmless Iceberg Interactive, any of the Sponsors of the Contest and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, service agencies, independent contractors, and the officers, directors, employees, investors, agents, and representatives of any of the above organizations from any injury, loss, or damage to person, including death, or property damage, including any claim of infringement, due in-whole or in-part, directly or indirectly, to the acceptance from or use/misuse of a prize or participation in any promotion-related activity.

Sponsors are not responsible for any inadvertent error in the printing of this offer, in the administration of the Contest, or in the awarding of Prizes. If any of the Sponsors is prevented from continuing with the Contest, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the Contest is severely undermined by any event beyond Sponsors’ control, (typically referred to as a “Force Majeure”) including but not limited to fire; flood; epidemic; earthquake; explosion; labor dispute; strike; act of God; public enemy act; satellite or equipment failure; riot or civil disturbance; war (declared or undeclared); terrorist threat or activity; any federal, state, or local governmental law, order, or regulation; order of any court or jurisdiction; or other cause not reasonably within Sponsors’ control (each a “Force Majeure” event), Sponsors will have the right, in their sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel, or terminate the Contest without further obligation.


The countdown has begun, don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity for you and a friend to visit the Kennedy Space Center. And don't forget to check out CERES, an incredible indie game made by a solo indie developer.

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INtense! Author
INtense!

I cannot win this epic prize because i'm staff so good luck to everyone else. I went for a rather short and cheeky response: Twitter.com

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Guest
Guest

Better start thinking of some dusty puns

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Sklarlight
Sklarlight

"It's pretty orange!" No, I'd probably say offer a continuation to Armstrong's first words on the Moon and say something along the lines of "Mankind continues to leap to extraordinary lengths, and never shall we stop." Twitter.com

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XanT Staff
XanT

Going to be immensely jealous of whoever wins this! Good luck all!

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA

I'm not eligible but here's mine.

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z741
z741

I posted my response over facebook and tagged the indie db group there. does that count?

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INtense! Author
INtense!

If we can find it yes

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA

Ive looked for your post but was unable to find it, can you link it please?

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Gendarme0
Gendarme0

Another prize ?
Let's give it try Twitter.com

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samsam
samsam

Here is mine!

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Guest
Guest

So... if we trend you with free advertisement you will reward a handful of people? Wouldn't it be more interesting to link an analytics then, to see the propagation of the tag, given that's the real point here?

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INtense! Author
INtense!

Participation is optional, we are doing it as a fun way to promote the game. The prizes are pretty awesome and you've got a good chance of winning the game at random

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smithy0007
smithy0007

Posted it on my YouTube feed (550 subscribers yeah :))
Youtube.com

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SimoHyähä
SimoHyähä

ayy lmao here's my response hi Facebook.com
send me to astronaut plz

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CMDR_Smoky
CMDR_Smoky

Just posted mine! Please send me to Florida!

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0ktober
0ktober

Let's roll. This is actually a good chance buy a brand new passport.

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DarwinsLegacy
DarwinsLegacy

The Spirit of mankind has provided this Opportunity to satisfy our Curiousity and become Pathfinders on this new World.
Reddit.com

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djaussiekid
djaussiekid

Yes, I posted on twitter. Can't hurt to post here as well though. #ceresgame Twitter.com

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Thanoshld
Thanoshld

I've posted it on my Google+ account! Plus.google.com

Good luck to everyone ;) .

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countvaleriucraini
countvaleriucraini

Done mine here

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Guest
Guest

I posted mine on facebook. The post is set to public, and I included the hashtag and a link back here. Do I have to have a "contact link" or can you just message me on facebook?

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA

If you can link your post it will make it easier to get in contact.

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mojoboko
mojoboko

Here ya go :) Twitter.com dos this work?

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Pweetoo
Pweetoo

little sparkles of ever&think; in it, gl hf everyone, dont forget to post here pics then :)
Facebook.com

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Elitic
Elitic

I hope that the winner will be some poor hard-working honest space-fan who has never been on that side of planet :D Imagine his joy...

Here is our entry: Twitter.com

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