A million bullets, almost as large as a person, flying at you from all directions. The source of these dangerous flying projectiles: turrets.
Contested Space gives you the freedom to design a fleet, take part in large space battles, and fight for control of the galaxy. Just imagine taking Galactic Conquest from Star Wars Battlefront 2 and throwing in the freedom to design your own ships; this is what Contested Space offers.
Before you get too excited, the graphics are not up to the same standard as the Star Wars games, but I do not think they need to be. After playing several battles against the AI, I am down for bigger space battles over realistic graphics, and look forward to possibly re-enacting some bad-ass tactics from the Star Wars movies with my friends.
Contested Space is not all about the combat. It offers players the creativity to design everything from their own battleship, to entire space stations. For only $5 USD, you can start playing around with the intuitive designer, and share your creations with the community.
Funds raised via Kickstarter will fund the initial development of the game, and ensure it’s launch before the end of the year. After that, players will be able to join in the fun for $5 USD a month, while supporting the ongoing development of Contested Space. They have said that the subscription price may increase as more features are added, but have confirmed that their will not be any micro-transactions. “Every subscriber will be treated equally.”
In terms of rewards, every level offers a certain length of subscription, and instant access to the ship designer. From $200 USD, you can get yourself a 3D printed plastic frigate, or pay $1000 for a sterling silver version.