Special Circumstance Games today announced that the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for its 3D space adventure real-time strategy game Shallow Space: Insurgency has now begun. As the press release notes, the 32 day campaign began on April 4th, with the team looking to raise a minimum of $85,000 to help make Shallow Space: Insurgency a reality.
“In Shallow Space: Insurgency, intra-fighting grips the twelve colonies of the galaxy, as the future of the human race hangs in the balance. As the narrative unfolds players slowly learn how the various factions compete for resources, discover the political machinations of the major corporations and learn who their true allies are. Take command of a spacecraft fleet, with the aim of dominating sectors of space, through both random encounters and gripping storyline missions. Whether providing policing and escort duties, harvesting resources or responding to random encounters, the dynamic gameplay provides players with the freedom to direct their own authentic space adventure on multiple fronts.”
The game promises to feature full fleet customisation, and players will take command of a massive range of spacecraft, each with their own unique characteristics and customise them for a variety of tasks.
“Corvettes, Frigates, Cruisers and Battlecruisers supplement Capital ships and can be equipped with ship modules and turret placements and a number of kinetic, energy, missile and torpedo weapons to assist in achieving victory.”
The game’s combat mechanics are based upon the grouping together of ships into ‘Wings’ and ‘Flotilla’’, which assist in managing operations and allow players to undertake fast attack, shield damage, hull damage and repair, among many others, as well as a complex player AI to reduce the complexity of large engagements.
Special Circumstance Games has also released a demo that can be downloaded from here.