Remember the wargaming and sci-fi franchise ‘BattleTech’? It looks like it’s back as a turn-based game for the PC! From Harebrained Schemes, the single player tactical game will be for the PC, Mac, and Linux. And if enough funding does get reached, it may also include PVP multiplayer.
For those unfamiliar with the series;
“BATTLETECH is set in a universe at perpetual war, fought by militarized factions utilizing huge, mechanized combat vehicles called BattleMechs.
Following centuries of space colonization and the rise of six Great Noble Houses, treachery undermined the Star League and toppled its First Lord. The rulers of the five remaining Houses each proclaimed themselves the new First Lord, and so the Succession Wars began – hundreds of years of mechanized armies, scavenged technology, and political machinations.
Now, in 3025, each faction is near its breaking point. An uneasy stalemate sets in as the Houses scrape to rebuild their holdings, reinforce their worlds, and restock their ‘Mech armies. But the conflict continues as the nobility drives their agendas forward covertly through the use of mercenaries…”
Since this article has been written, $1,327,447 has been raised and its $250,000 goal has been met with 31 more days to go. But that doesn’t mean all the funding goals have been met. There’s two more goals; “side-missions, procedurally-generated missions and the campaign becomes open-ended,” and introducing “PVP multiplayer combat in the famous arenas of Solaris VII.” So dig deep folks! ‘BATTLETECH’ will be delivered in standard and DRM-free versions on Steam, GoG, and Humble stores. It’s expected to launch in early 2017.[Source: Kickstarter]