Making games isn’t an easy or cheap thing to do and in some cases some help is required. Thankfully the phenomenon that is Kickstarter proved that gamers are interested in funding games they’re interested in and today yet another game has gone the Kickstarter route: Strike Suit Zero.
The name may sound familiar to a few of you out there, especially if you like mech games, but Strike Suit Zero hasn’t received a ton of mega hype - at least not yet. Unveiled at Gamescom last year, Strike Suit Zero returned to the center stage this year after returning to Gamescom and making its debut at PAX Prime to widespread acclaim from those that played the game.
Reminiscent of games such as Omega Boost and Zone of the Enders, Strike Suit Zero is a 3rd person mech game in which the player tries to overcome unimaginable odds all while trying to carry the weight that the fate of the world is on their shoulders. Developed by UK based developers Born Ready, Strike Suit Zero may be a Western effort but it has the authentic mech vibe present thanks to artist Junji Okubo (Steel Battalion, Appleseed) being behind the designs of the various mechs and ships that appear in the game.
Progress on Strike Suit Zero may be progressing nicely based on the gameplay video we received a few weeks ago, but now the team at Born Ready need a bit of help via Kickstarter. In an effort to complete the last stretch of development Born Ready has started a Kickstarter campaign with a $100,000 funding goal. Such a thing may sound like a lofty and perhaps unobtainable endeavor, but Strike Suit Zero seems to be one of the few games that deserves as much support as it can get since the quality is definitely there.
With 29 days left in the Kickstarter campaign the game only has a modest amount of pledges so far, though there’s still time for the team to achieve their goal. Unlike other Kickstarter campaigns there are a variety of pledging options that are affordable and have nice bonus as well such as obtaining the OST for the game, an exclusive t-shirt, or even an art book. More extravagant rewards are present for high pledges as it’s possible to design your very own mech with Junji, that’s if you have $10,000 to spend. So thankfully it seems like the team at Born Ready have put some good thought into their Kickstarter campaign as there are plenty of good pledging options available.
If you enjoy a good mech game and want to see the genre receive a nice resurgence to go alongside the release of Zone of the Enders HD then head over to the Strike Suit Zero Kickstarter page and make a pledge if you can. Games like Strike Suit Zero are a rare breed today so it’s important for gamers to let their voices be heard and support a quality product.