Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:30 pm
Harebrained Schemes is pleased to announce their return to Kickstarter this Fall to partner with Backers in co-funding the creation of BATTLETECH. Jordan Weisman, the creator of BattleTech and MechWarrior, is back with the first turn-based BattleTech game for PC in over two decades. Steeped in the feudal political intrigue of the BattleTech universe, the game will feature an open-ended Mercenaries-style campaign that blends RPG ‘Mech and MechWarrior management with modern turn-based tactics.
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That was a truly astounding first day of backing and we are awed that in one 24 hour period you came together to unlock:
Expanded Mission Objectives
But you did more than just complete these worthwhile STAGE 1 objectives! Through your valiant efforts, we have achieved STAGE 2 and unlocked the Single Player Story Campaign in a single day!
The Global BattleTech Community has spoken with one voice and affirmed that BattleTech is more than just big stompy robots battling it out. It’s a dynamic, centuries-spanning science fiction setting filled with intrigue and cutthroat politics - a fertile environment for rich storytelling. And thanks to your efforts, the Single Player Story Campaign is a reality. We thank you.
Now, MechWarriors, it’s ONWARD towards our next major objective: STAGE 3 - The Extended Mercenary Campaign!
As you will see, we have added several key targets on our march to STAGE 3.
$1,100,000 - Cinematic Transitions: We'll add short cutscenes for various events in game - such as deploying your forces to the battlefield - and for key moments in the single-player story.
$1,200,000 - Player-Character Origin Stories: In BATTLETECH, you’ll create your own mercenary character to star in the story. If we hit this funding level, you'll be able to choose one of six origin stories for your mercenary commander's career. Are you the only heir of a once noble family that has since fallen from favor? The ******* child of a famous MechWarrior? You decide.
$1,350,000 - Voice Acting: We'll record a cast of talented voice actors to act as your advisers, provide mission briefings, and record battlefield emotes. We’ll also add voice acting to the animatics for important moments in the story.
$1,550,000: 3D MechWarrior Portrait Customization: We'll build a complete 3D portrait customization system for you to customize the look of both your MechWarriors and your own Mercenary commander.
And how do we reach our STAGE 3 objective? Together.
In our first 24 hours, the Global BattleTech Community has come together to complete a series of TEN Backer Missions, earning enough points to unlock TWO Backer Mission Rewards!
A live streaming Twitch Q&A session with Jordan, Mike, and Mitch Friday, October 2 at 10am PDT | 5pm GMT.
A SECOND Michael A. Stackpole e-novella for Backers at the $50 Reward Level and above.
In honor of your Decisive Victory, we now reveal the GBC’s FIRST WEEKLY BONUS CHALLENGE. And who better to announce it, than Jordan Weisman, creator of BattleTech.
In this video, Jordan shares one of his favorite BattleTech Memories. Now we want to hear yours! Using the hashtags #BTmemory and #BATTLETECH, tweet us your memories of playing tabletop with your pals, attending conventions, hanging out in the BattleTech Centers, reading books - whatever makes your fusion engine hum. Tag your BattleTech lovin’ friends - we want to hear their memories too! #BTmemory #BATTLETECH