Stompy Bot Productions launched its second crowdfunding effort, this time through Kickstarter, in an effort to develop mech-centric title Heavy Gear Assault.
Heavy Gear Assault is set within the Heavy Gear universe, first published by Dream Pod in 1994. The game is a mech simulator that will feature melee combat, total customization and in-game corporate sponsorships. The video, which you can watch above, features in-game footage created over the course of three months. Heavy Gear Assault is being produced with Unreal Engine 4.
Stompy Bot is currently seeking $800,000 through Kickstarter, with reward tiers ranging from $15 to $10,000. Backer rewards include in game items, memorabilia, access to the game's beta and more.
Stompy Bot announced its plans to create a new Heavy Gear game in 2012. Earlier this year, the company attempted a crowdfunding campaign to raise $900,000, with plans to later supplement that money through Kickstarter. At the time of this posting, the campaign through their website has raised $121,837, while the Kickstarter has collected more than $4,000. Funding efforts end on June 29.
Check out our hands-on preview from GDC. Heavy Gear Assault is currently being developed for Windows PC, Mac and Linux.