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Strike Suit Zero hits Kickstarter, with mechs and spaceships in tow

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If you feel that you've not quite kickstarted enough projects lately - perhaps you've discovered some money down the back of the sofa, or you've recently sold a kidney - then, as Michael Parkinson would say, you might want to take a look at this (opens in new tab) . Strike Suit Zero is a Wing Commander/Freelancer-inspired space combat game with transformable ships and mechs - and it's looking abso-bloody-lutely amazing.

Unlike the similarly spacegasmic Star Citizen, Born Ready Games' Strike Suit Zero is fairly close to being done. This kickstarter exists so that it can be finished and then released, which as we understand it are two quite important parts of the development process. We mentioned the game back in January as one of our Best PC Games of 2012 (opens in new tab) , where we said that "it's a very '80s take on the space shooter, with ludicrous firepower and an infinite amount of power-ups." And you can trust us - we have a sort of fifth sense when it comes to space games.

With 28 days to go, Strike Suit Zero is at close to $23,000 of its relatively modest $100,000 goal, so there's a high to high chance of it being kickstarted. If you want to pledge some money anyway, here's the place to do it (opens in new tab) , but it'd be rude not to look at Born Ready's video pitch first.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.