EVERSPACE 2 space shooter is now live on Kickstarter for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Thanks to developer Hamburg-based developer ROCKFISH Games. And the crowdfunding campaign is doing well. So be sure get your pledge in now.
The Kickstarter campaign for EVERSPACE 2 is available now. The new open world space shooter also has a base funding goal of 450,000 EUR (493,000 USD). Due to end on November 4, 2019. While the EVERSPACE 2 Early Access for Steam is scheduled for September 2020. With the full release version for Linux, Mac and Windows PC is scheduled for the second half of 2021. So that means that Early Access will not have Linux support.
EVERSPACE 2 is the official successor to the studio debut and surprise hit EVERSPACE. A game with over one million units sold. And also financed by a successful Kickstarter campaign, more than EUR 420,000 in 2015. While completely surpassing its predecessor in both quality and scope. Instead of the previous roguelike game mechanics. The focus in EVERSPACE 2 will be on open world gameplay. And likewise, combing classic RPG elements and extended storytelling.
So now, thanks to the expanded perks. Plus a brand new class-based player ship system with dozens of models. Players can also fully customize their spaceship. Now what your playing style may be. With weapons, plating, and equipment, similar to classic RPG character development.
Despite all the innovations. EVERSPACE 2 still remains true to its space shooter core. While presenting fast-paced space action in the well-known EVERSPACE style.
EVERSPACE 2 Kickstarter Trailer
The story of EVERSPACE 2 continues from its successful predecessor. Doing so as one of the surviving clone pilots. While the player is faced with the remnants of his past. The cloning program has been canceled. So the colonial authorities have placed a bounty on him. And now that dying means the ultimate death. The search for the meaning of life suddenly takes on a whole new importance.
Fate also has big plans. Soon the player discovers what it means to evolve. Going from a former military clone to a truly real person. EVERSPACE 2 not only creates a powerful gaming experience. But also one that is visually impressive in the beautiful infinity of space. Where breathtaking cinematic scenery invites and encourages, exploration.
To ensure the EVERSPACE 2 narrative quality of the 20+ hours campaign. With countless side missions. ROCKFISH Games is working with creative minds such as Joshua Rubin. Who has been assisting in AAA productions for a while. Such as Destiny, Assassin’s Creed II, and The Walking Dead. Streamline Studios and Volta will also external development partners.
The return to Kickstarter:
“We are returning to Kickstarter. Giving our biggest fans the opportunity to be involved. And influence the development of EVERSPACE 2 at an early stage,” says Michael Schade, CEO and co-founder of ROCKFISH Games. “Of course, we still have a lot of our own ideas to add to the basic game. From New Game+ to giant space monsters. So we’re excited to see how many of these stretch goals our community will unlock.”
EVERSPACE 2 is currently in the prototype stage. While a playable demo version is already available. That is if you were at Gamescom 2019, PAX West, Tokyo Game Show, and TwitchCon. Kickstarter backers will also get access to the demo on Steam this year. Doing so after a successful campaign. While the full game is coming to Steam, GOG and Epic Game Store.