A couple of days ago the Darkfield Kickstarter campaign started and it seems to be progressing at a good pace, having already reached a third of the goal in just over three days. Its creators have published a prototype demo for everyone to take a look at, a demo that they will soon update with improvements in both performance and aiming and shooting mechanics.
Darkfield combines the Moderna cooperative gameplay mechanics with the charm of the usual space operas. We can choose between 4 elite pilots, each of them with special skills and their own ships, to perform the dirty work of the military behind enemy lines. In the campaign mode we will have missions as varied as destroying a space station or escorting civilians through a space at war, with the option of playing in cooperative mode with friends. And in the multiplayer mode, we will be able to compete with up to 32 players including us in the classic team deathmatch mode.
In addition to this, there will be ships with two crew members like the bombers, special to play with our friends while one pilots and the other attacks the big targets. It will also be possible to walk around the space stations on foot and examine our ships from all angles. The creators ask for a relatively modest amount, 10,000 AUD (less than 7000 euros) and we can get the game by paying $ 15 AUD, with which we will have immediate access to the current alpha, which has been constantly evolving for months, and we must not forget that Darkfield has been in development for more than 18 months and its creators need a little push to add the cooperative mode and the single-player mini-campaign. If we don’t want or can’t support the Kickstarter campaign, we also have the option to vote for them on Steam Greenlight, every little push counts.
In any case, you can download the current prototype here to decide whether or not it is worth supporting them with your money. The campaign ends on October 27 and the game will be finished in July 2015, although we will be able to play from day one and receive regular updates.