Blackspace is an excellent looking hybrid-RTS game which the developers say will support the Oculus Rift. Pixel Foundry, the indie studio behind the game, launched a Kickstarter campaign for Blackspace back in September. With 5 days left the campaign is unfortunately still 65% shy of its $350,000 funding goal. The game looks to have excellent potential from what the team has shown off so far, and it is a steal at just $20 for a copy through the Kickstarter!
Blackspace Kickstarter Video
As you can see, the team has already created proof of concept for many of the major game systems. The Kickstarter is to raise money to move into the production phase where the team can create detailed assets and flesh out the gameplay, story, and more. Here’s what I said about Blackspace when I covered it back in September:
I’ve got to say, this game looks pretty awesome. I call it a ‘hybrid-RTS’ because unlike typical RTS games, you don’t simply rule and command from an omnipresent position in the sky. Instead you control one unit, the Lander, from which you perform all functions. Maybe I’m just a sucker for space games, but I think they’ve nailed the game’s atmosphere. The stark shadows cast against the pale asteroid surface really does a great job of emulating photos I’ve seen of the moon and other barren celestial bodies. I’m definitely excited to give this game a whirl on the Oculus Rift.
The team also has a detailed video explaining the gameplay, goals for the game, and what the production phase will entail:
I would absolutely love to see this game make it to the market. I think it looks unique and fun, and the $20 asking price seems more than fair. If you agree, let’s head over to the Blackspace Kickstarter together and back the project! Don’t forget: if the Kickstarter goal fails to be met, you don’t get charged; there is no risk involved!