It was looking doubtful there for a while, but Christian Allen and the Serellan team have passed the $200,000 mark required to fund their kickstarter project
Takedown -- a promised "hardcore tactical shooter" in the vein of the classic Rainbow Six and SWAT Games before those franchises turned towards the mainstream.
TAKEDOWN is a thinking-person’s shooter. The player that takes things slow, aims carefully, and plans their moves right will overcome the player who runs in with guns blazing. Close-quarters battle brings the fight inside, as you would see SWAT teams or SOF units taking down small numbers of dangerous adversaries. Non-linear environments allow for multiple routes and tactics and add replayability. The operation to bring down Osama Bin Laden is the perfect example of the type of scenario you will experience in TAKEDOWN.
You will plan your insertions and routes before going into the scenario, outfitting your teammates with weapons and equipment of your choosing, and then execute the mission. If one of your team members is killed, they are gone, and you have lost their valuable experience, so you have to be careful!
Allen claims to have a contingent of like-minded developers ready to roll from studios including Ubisoft, Red Storm Entertainment, Bungie and more, with a heritage that includes the likes of Rainbow Six, Rogue Spear, World of Tanks and every Halo game, however their names have yet to be disclosed, supposedly due to "contract negotiations".
Congratulations to Christian and the team for making it over the line. Now they all they have to do is develop a game that meets their financier's expectations (I cringed a little just writing that). Best of luck with that!