Interstellar Marines takes its sci-fi shooting, and walking sharks, to Kickstarter
Nov 05, 2012
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I'm shocked - shocked, I tells ya. There are at least
upcoming indie games that haven't moved their projects to Kickstarter or Greenlight, and many more that haven't taken the
logical step and robbed a bank. As of a few days ago,
can count itself a member of the first two clubs, though the third is surely only a matter of time. Zero Point are
asking for $600,000
to finish development of their
long-awaited sci-fi shooter
, with $81,000 of that already achieved.
A graphically impressive co-op sci-fi FPS is one of the more expensive genres of game to be making, which is probably why Zero Point are moving to Kickstarter after their alpha funding-style '
' and pre-order programs. Rewards range from the obvious copy of the game to a chance to design a weapon and meet the development team ("travel and lodging not included"). If you're tempted, it's worth playing the four browser-based prototypes first, which are included on the
main Kickstarter page
Interstellar Marines is now Interstellar Marines: Prologue - it's the first part of a trilogy - so we hope this first episode is fairly meaty. (The word 'prologue' doesn't exactly fill you with hope.) There are loads of videos on the page, but the fun ten minute pitch video is below.
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