One indie game that I had loads of fun with this year was that of Strike Suit Zero on the PS4. It was a really fun space combat game featuring mechs and huge space battles. The studio behind the game has announced that they are working on a brand new space combat game called Fractured Space and it will be coming to PC via STEAM Early Access. Once all the bugs are ironed out, the game will morph into a free-to-play game some time in 2015.
Edge Case Games, a new British games studio formed from the team behind Strike Suit Zero, has revealed its debut game: Fractured Space. A bold new vision in tactical space combat, Fractured Space puts players at the helm of gigantic capital ships in online, team-based space battles on a cosmic scale.
Edge Case Games has committed to an open development ethic in bringing Fractured Space to life for PC, working in step with its growing community by sharing early assets, prototypes and project plans while listening to players every step of the way. Founding community members are already contributing to the game’s development as they play and comment on early builds of Fractured Space in private playtests.
“Fractured Space is an ambitious project we have wanted to do for quite some time, and we’re very excited to now confirm its development,” said James Brooksby, CEO of Edge Case Games. “Above all else we want to transmit a sense of scale to the player – the feeling of participating in a massive space battle inside their own titanic capital ship, blasting apart enemy ships and working together with other players to achieve a common objective.”
Fractured Space will launch on Steam Early Access later this year, before transitioning to a free-to-play model upon wider release in 2015. Founders on Early Access can look forward to a range of perks, including exclusive ships, crew, boosters and ranks. More information will be revealed in the coming weeks.
To keep up with development updates and register to take part in early playtests, head to FracturedSpace.com.
About Fractured Space
Fractured Space is a team-based space combat game where two teams fight epic battles in massive capital ships. Combining the intensity of a shooter with the big picture thinking of a strategy game, Fractured Space offers a new frontier in tactical combat. Players can earn credits to expand and upgrade their fleet, with a wide variety of ships across numerous classes and manufacturers to choose from. Fractured Space is currently scheduled for PC release on Steam Early Access later this year before a wider free-to-play release in 2015.
About Edge Case Games
Guildford-based Edge Case Games, formed from the team behind Strike Suit Zero, have brought their knowledge and passion for space to the new studio. With Fractured Space, the team is looking to up the scale and scope of what was achieved with Strike Suit Zero considerably, whilst shifting gears and moving to an open development philosophy.