While some of the hype surrounding crowd funding has abated, Kickstarter continues to be a popular option for small and medium sized developers. Fugitive Games, which features veterans of the Battlefield, Lost Planet and Shadows of the Damned sagas, is the latest outfit to ask ordinary gamers to bankroll their endeavours.
According to Fugitive, Into the Stars with challenge you to maintain “your ship and lead your crew, mine resources and discover mysterious relics, trade or battle with alien ships all while staying one step ahead of a pursuing force.” Try not to get too attached to your unique crew members as you scour the galaxy. Each is vulnerable to permadeath.
Among the game’s key selling points is an original score by Mass Effect composer Jack Wall.
The developer is asking for US $85,000 to polish the game, which it claims has already “come a long way”. After just a few days of campaigning, the project has already attracted more than half of the required funds.
Into the Stars is due to arrive on PC and Mac in July.