If you cast your eye back to the Kickstarter greats of 2011, you'll remember Lifeless Planet. The fledgling action-adventure-mystery of Russian spaceman paraphernalia on what is supposed to be an uninhabited planet was incredibly intriguing, even back then in its early alpha stages. Now that the Lifeless Planet is hurtling towards release, it's got a gameplay trailer to show how far it's come.
I hate getting my hopes up only to have them brutally dashed against overwhelming odds, but sometimes I can't help it. Case in point: Lifeless Planet. Based on the creator's description and trailer, it's a game I'd kill to play. Luckily, that won't be necessary, as Kickstarter isn't powered by any sort of human sacrifices (that I know of). Instead, you need only drop a few coins into the project's hat, and you'll even be generously rewarded for your troubles.
So, what's the game about? In a nutshell, it takes place in a universe where humanity's taken to the stars, and one astronaut stumbles across what he assumes to be an uninhabited planet - which sort of goes with the whole "lifeless" territory. Before long, though, he stumbles across the abandoned remains of a Russian civilization. That's right: space Russians. Here, though, is the part that really sold me on the project: