Tragedy of Progress is a new steampunk skirmish game that's up on Kickstarter. The game is designed to put you in complete control of your crew. You decide what skills they have, what stats, and what they're equipped with. Skirmishes are centered around various scenarios that you link together to create an overall narrative campaign. In-between scenarios, there's rules for increasing character's stats, as well as buying new gear, or possibly even finding rare equipment, depending on the outcome of the games.
As a minis game, we should probably talk about those. 3D printing is becoming ever-more common. Some public libraries have facilities for it. And that's just how you'll get minis for the game (not through public libraries, but via 3D printing them out). That allows the figures to come at a lower cost (since there's no material cost or shipping, obviously). There's also 3D printable terrain that's part of the campaign.
The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now. It's set to go for another 42 days, so plenty of time to check this one out.