Harebrained Schemes, the developer responsible for three successful Kickstarter campaigns (including Shadowrun: Hong Kong), is back at it again a fourth time for BattleTech. The BattleTech project is being led by Jordan Weisman, creator of BattleTech and MechWarrior; Mitch Gitelman, producer of the MechCommander series; and Mike McCain, creative director of Harebrained's Shadowrun games.
The BattleTech project is being described as "turn-based tactical 'Mech combat set in the classic 3025 era of the BattleTech Universe". According to the Kickstarter video, the team has already self-funded the first stage of development, which is a tactical skirmish game against AI opponents.
If the pledges hit $1 million, Harebrained will add a campaign. Crank it up to $1,850,000 and the dev will upgrade the campaign to be open-ended with side missions and procedurally generated missions, too. If demand is enough to get the game to $2.5 million, Harebrained says it will add a PvP mode.
If this sounds like your kind of thing, you can check out the Kickstarter page right here
. The project has 34 days to go and, at the time of writing, had 9,500+ backers and has already made $686,000.