If you’ve been paying attention to the latest robot-combat news then you will have noted that the Heavy Gear franchise is being reworked via a Kickstarter. Stompy Bot Productions promises both F2P arena combat and – via popular demand – some episodic single-player. They’re showing off the latest part of their project in a new trailer, which illustrates the robots being fitted out in the “Gear Bay”, and the player boarding a nice big yellow robot before battle.
Despite these flourishes, the Kickstarter isn’t doing particularly well right now, and I would be surprised if it made the $800k finishing line. Although it does have twenty days to go. Quite what will happen if it fails to get funding remains to be seen.
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