September 19th, 2012 | By Stephen Fournier
You know it’s not every day that I drool over a Kickstarter project, less so one that is just exiting the mechanical portion of their design but holy crap does Blackspace look good. Pixelfoundry’s third-person RTS space mining game hybrid is a beauty to behold and that’s without the majority of their art assets in place. But, you don’t need me to tell you that since there is a full nine minute video about their Kickstarter, full of gameplay footage just below.
If what you saw there isn’t making you practically vibrate with excitement then you obviously have no soul. Let’s go down the checklist quickly for all the features this game has planned that you should be excited for. You can take control of a futuristic mining Lander and use it to make fully functional mining bases on several asteroids. Explore several fully destructible and manipulateable spherical environments that you can toy with at will from the safety of your Lander. Defend your bases in large scale battles against an unrelenting enemy that currently happens to only be cute black cubes. Last but certainly not least, Blackspace is looking to be one of those currently few games that is going to use the new Occulus Rift technology. I have to admit, the idea of piloting that Lander with the head-tracking functionality of Occulus is a pretty nifty trick, hopefully that same level of innovation will be featured more often with this new technology.
That seems like a pretty good list of reasons right there to go toss $15-$20 at Blackspace. Better yet, the overall goal for the project isn’t anywhere near as high as I figured it would be for a project of this scale, Pixelfoundry is asking only for $350,000 which is an incredibly reasonable price for a game of this quality. If you are looking for more details on the team, their budget goals, Kickstarter tiers and more just drop by their Kickstarter page and poke around.