Vancouver-based indie developers, Kerberos Productions, have launched another crowd-funding project with Sword of the Stars: Ground Pounders. The turn-based strategy game, inspired by wargames like Panzer General, is looking to put a new twist on turn-based games. Players can choose from one of three factions, and fight the good fight on alien worlds. As you progress, special Combat Cards are unlocked that grant special abilities throughout the game.
Ground Pounders will have both a single-player mode and head-to-head, cross-platform multiplayer mode. Oh yes, PC gamers will be able to take on real human foes on all Android-compatible devices. “Basically, we’re making the type of game we want to play ourselves,” says Kerberos CEO Martin Cirulis. “Ground Pounders is a quick, deep, sci-fi wargame with modern, cross-platform, multi-player support. It’ll let us wargame wherever we want–at home, on the bus, waiting for a coffee! And we get all this without having to trade off the depth, detail or style that a good strategy game needs.”
The Kickstarter campaign for this title is currently at $8,635 of its $42,000 goal with 24 days to go as of this writing. To support this game, head over the game’s Kickstarter page at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kerberosproductions/ground-pounders