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New turn-based BattleTech hits Kickstarter

Shadowrun Returns studio Harebrained Schemes at the helm as campaign quickly finds success.

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It's long ago mechs were a popular theme in video games. Not just in games from Japan, and via Kickstarter Harebrained Schemes (Shadowrun Returns) and Jordan Weisman, creator of MechWarrior and BattleTech, have pitched a return of the former turn-based mech series.

The pitch is rather simple as BattleTech "is a single-player, turn-based, tactical 'Mech combat game for PC. (And Mac and Linux!) The game may also include PVP multiplayer if enough funding is reached".

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Interestingly Harebrained Schemes, veterans of several successful Kickstarter campaigns, have taken a very transparent approach to the funds they need (see the diagram below).

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As you can see the base skirmish game has been funded by Harebrained Schemes and what they ask for is essentially various stretch goals to achieve a greater more fleshed out game. The first such target was at $250,000 and the campaign quickly flew passed that and other early goals and currently approached the one million mark where a single player campaign will be realised.

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Head over to the Kickstarter page for information on the campaign and various reward tiers.

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