A few years ago I came across a really fascinating game called Interstellar Marines. It had a slick trailer, cool concept, and promised to be a divine mix between such classics as System Shock 2, Half-Life, and Rainbow Six: Raven Shield. I followed the game and its ragtag team as they came nearer and nearer to a publishing deal. Then the financial crisis struck and the rug was swept out from under them. The indie developer, Zero Point Software, went into bankruptcy and laid off most of its team, save the two friends who had originally founded the company. Nevertheless, they pressed on, working on their game and building a community. If the publishers wouldn't make it happen, then the community would.
Years have since passed, and the small community has kept the game afloat with donations. The team has now partially reassembled for a final push to make the dream of two friends become a reality: to make the game they'd been working on for nearly a decade come to life. But, as with most things, it's a daunting task, with the financial aspect being the most threatening. With the recent trend of developers finding success on Kickstarter, the team at Zero Point Software have decided to roll the dice and see if they can't find support from an even larger community to bring this game to life.
Although the amount needed may seem daunting, if we all work together, then no mountain is insurmountable. Every little bit chips away at the wall blocking progress. So, I'm asking you as a fellow artist to please take a look at what they have to offer and do what you can to help fellow artists complete their masterpieces. Thank you
Kickstarter Page: [link]
Interstellar Marines site: [link]
Zero Point Software: [link]