The Specialists

APB Vendetta shoot-dives onto Kickstarter as an acrobatic FPS

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Reloaded's cops-and-robbers MMO APB: Reloaded escaped death once already when the studio picked up the shelved title in 2011 after dwindling player numbers and the demise of original developer Realtime Worlds almost sent it to the slammer permanently. Now, we're getting another APB, but it's a gun of an entirely different caliber: an agility-based multiplayer shooter. Reloaded explains it all on its Kickstarter campaign for APB Vendetta, where it asks for $300,000 in 30 days.


Double Action: Boogaloo dives onto Kickstarter with playable pre-alpha

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There are a few notable things about the Kickstarter campaign for Double Action. Firstly, the final game will be entirely free. It's a spiritual successor to The Specialists - a Half-Life mod with similar John Woo inspired acrobatics to Action Half-Life, but with added bullet time slow-mo for the multiplayer mayhem. Secondly, the pitch video is refreshingly frank about the team's distribution of funds, project scope and disinterest in stretch goals.

Thirdly (and most importantly?), the codename for the game's first version is Boogaloo.