I know. I know. We don't usually cover video games on TGN. But this is one of those times where we make an exception. Harebrained Schemes has launched their Kickstarter campaign for a new turn-based Battletech video game. What makes this one so special? Well, Jordan Weisman is on board to help out.
The game is a story-drive, turn-based game. Harebrained Schemes is looking to try and bring the spirit of the tabletop miniatures game to your computer screen. You'll be put in charge of your own Lance of mechs and have to guide them through various objectives and, of course, defeat enemy mechs along the way. The customization inherent in Battletech will let you make your Lance to your own specifications. Want all LRMs? Maybe a mech with 3 PPCs? ER-Large Lasers more your speed? You can do that, too.
The campaign just launched today and is already over their funding goal. So it's on to the stretch goals for the next 35 days.