Heavy Gear Assault Kickstarted – Looking for 800K from mech fans20 May 2013
Remember Heavy Gear on the PC? It was Activision’s take on the table-top Heavy Gear game which was created by Dream Pod 9. It was also what could be considered a faster paced mech experience when you compared it to Activision’s other mech title MechWarrior.
Developer Stompy Bot Productions has been busy raising funds to get their new title Heavy Gear Assault off the ground, and today they launched the Kickstarter campaign phase where they are a looking to raise $800,000 for the game’s development.
Competitive eSports appears to be the main target for Stompy Bot so they’re taking the Heavy Gear “Gear Dueling” concept and making that the game’s focus. It’s not clear how expansive these arenas will be, and with other mech titles already launched such as MechWarrior Online and the faster paced HAWKEN, Stompy Bot have some work to do to make this game stand out.
Heavy Gear Assault will be free to play with a membership subscription tier, purchasable items, additional game content and special tournaments to keep gamers hooked.
The footage that’s been released as part of the Kickstarter promotion looks pretty early in development but you can see what they’re aiming for with the Unreal 4 engine and destructible environments.
Watch the Kickstarter pitch and see what you think.