In the far future, humanity has headed out among the stars. Worlds have been colonized. Aliens have been contacted. Science has dabbled with genetics in new (and sometimes horrifying) ways. Corporations have extended their reach out to the far ends of the galaxy. Wars are waged. Trade is made. Life goes on in the deadly vacuum of space between worlds. That's the story behind Star Ascension, a new sci-fi RPG up on Kickstarter.
The game utilizes its own version of the Open D6 System. It's billed as being "gritty." That means you probably shouldn't get too attached to your character, as just like a lot of sci-fi movies, there's going to be casualties, and it just might be you on the wrong end of that laser blast or alien claw. The rules are designed to be quick to learn so you can get on with the business of just playing.
The Kickstarter campaign's just a bit more than 2/3 of the way to their goal. However, there's only 10 days left to get in on the action if you want.