Stompy Bot Productions has released the #awardwinning Heavy Gear Assault today on Steam Early Access. Developed by MekTek Studios. Heavy Gear Assault is a metal-grinding, heart-pounding, combination of #fastpaced #mech warfare. While gaining fuelling by corporate sponsors, all on a distant alien planet known as Terra Nova.
Watch the Heavy Gear Assault Early Access trailer here:
Since this is the first mech sim in development using Unreal Engine 4. Heavy Gear Assault sets a new benchmark for the mech gaming scene, hence game made by and for true mech fans. The same fans behind the critically acclaimed MechWarrior4 MekPaks. Another mech game returns in the cult mech franchise Heavy Gear. While it began life as a tactical tabletop wargame and role-playing game in 1994. Spawning an animated series and therefore two video game incarnations, Heavy Gear (1997) and Heavy Gear II (1999).
Heavy Gear Assault puts you in control of a multi-ton, humanoid war machine better known as a Gear. The peak of Terra Novan engineering, Gears feature a Rotary V-Engine, an advanced, compact and highly efficient internal combustion engine. For faster speeds, Gears are equipped with a Secondary Movement System (SMS) in the form of either wheels or treads under their feet. Armored with advanced composites and loaded with an assortment of weapons, Gears are the most advanced weapon platform available on Terra Nova.
It is up to you to manage and maintain your Gears on the arena floor and off. Customize, upgrade, and equip yours Gears exactly how you like. In combat, you’ll need to balance hydraulic and electric power to keep your Gear moving. Just remember, whether you eviscerate your enemy with relentless firepower or put a precision VibroKatana blade in their back, be sure to do it with style. After all, that’s what your fans paid to see.
Why does this matter?
The Steam release of Heavy Gear Assault is a video gaming David & Goliath tale. Therefore developer MekTek Studios and publisher Stompy Bot, originally looked to Kickstarter to fund this ambitious project back in 2013. Consequently having to cancel the campaign when it became clear that it would not be a success. While remaining undeterred, beating the odds and finding support from loyal game fans, angel investors, and capital markets. Therefore, the Early Access release is finally here.
Update Announced December 16th, 5pm EST
“Stompy Bot Productions was set to release Heavy Gear Assault on Steam Early Access December 15th, 2016. What happened? Well, we believe Valve is overwhelmed with the Winter Sale and other happenings over there and as a result they were unable to give us final approval in time for our launch date despite us giving Steam 7 days for approval. As an end result we are stuck in Steam purgatory and we’re not happy about it! On December 15th, 2016 @4pm PST we released Steam keys to our early backers and alpha testers so they could play our game. Today we’ve decided to release a batch of our Free Steam key Giveaway ahead of schedule. We don’t know what’s up at Valve but we will be sure to post an update as soon as we hear from them. #SteamDevPurgatory”
Heavy Gear Assault is now available on Steam for Linux and Windows PC.
- Processor: Intel I3
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 680 +
- Storage: 4 GB available space
- Processor: Intel I7
- Memory: 16 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 +
- Storage: 4 GB available space