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Alpha Strike: BattleTech Kickstarter is Live

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Alpha Strike: BattleTech Kickstarter is Live

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Tue 29 September 2015, 19:43:23

Tags: BattleTech; Harebrained Schemes; Jordan Weisman; Mike McCain; Mitch Gitelman

Harebrained Schemes' BattleTech Kickstarter just went live, and it's off to a very strong start. The funding goal is $250,000 and the minimum pledge to get a copy of the game is $25, with beta access available at the $50 tier. On top of the basic four stage funding plan we learned about yesterday, this campaign will include a variety of mini-stretch goals for each stage as it unlocks. Since we already know all the basic information about the game, I'll quote the stretch goals for its initial Skirmish Game stage, which Harebrained are funding with their own cash. After the video, of course:


$250,000 - Combined Arms:
We'll add a healthy roster of non-'Mech AI opponents to the Base Skirmish Game including tanks, hovercraft, support vehicles and more. But be careful - even the lightest of combat vehicles can still wreck your 'Mechs under the right conditions.

$400,000 - Expanded Mission Objectives:
We'll add a variety of mission types to the Base Skirmish Game including Escort, Capture, Defend, and more.

$500,000 - Expanded Environments:
We'll add a wider variety of battlefield environments to the game, including time-of-day and atmospheric conditions that affect both movement and combat. Confront enemy forces in the low-visibility conditions of a blizzard on a frigid ice world, or carefully manage your heat in a battle across volcanic fields.

In addition to these, the campaign has a bunch of Bard's Tale IV-style social media stretch goals, with their own unique rewards. I assume there'll be a Kickstarter update about that later, after the game funds, as it surely will. This is definitely no leisurely Shadowrun: Hong Kong-style campaign. I guess they want to be able to get it right the first time with BattleTech.

Update: The campaign has made its initial funding goal and all the Stage 1 stretch goals in just over 4 hours, making Jordan Weisman a very happy man. This is gonna be a big one.

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