You might remember our post last week covering Dutch team 2Awesome's Kickstarter campaign for scrolling space shooter Dimension Drive. The team had initially thought their campaign was a success after a last minute bid of €7,000 apparently pushed it over its funding goal - it turns out that the bid was intentionally fraudulent, which left the team understandably heartbroken.
The good news is, they're back for another go. Again, the goal is €30,000, and the project has currently raised just over €12,000 with 29 days to go.
"During our last kickstarter we were trolled. We were played, we were taken for a fool, and we were gutted", 2Awesome writes. "But you all helped us back up and that just goes to show that through the power of community we can do anything."
"Anything"[ might be a bit of a stretch, but it's undeniably good to see the team get another crack at securing that funding.
Dimension Drive itself is an up-scrolling space shooter whose main gimmick is a unique teleportation mechanic that allows you to fight on two battlefields at once - there's a demo available here if you'd like to check out a very early build of the game. It's set for release on Windows, Mac and Linux at the end of 2015, on Steam and in DRM-free form. Here's a list of planned features if the team is successful this time around:
A New Type of Shoot’Em Up: Dimension Drive is a Dual-Battlefield vertical Shoot’Em Up with a focus on smart, quick teleporting.
Rich Sci-fi Adventure: Unfold the secrets of the Dimension Drives and your past, teleport across the multiverse fighting the ultimate threat, and meet new races and allies!
Clever Mix of Three Mechanics: A seamless combination of levels focusing on strategic shooting, fast puzzling and frantic defense make the core of Dimension Drive an exciting and varied one.
2 Wars at Once: Multitask and teleport to single-handedly fight in two shoot'em up levels at the same time.
4 Game Modes: Arcade, Modern, Pacifism and 1 Credit Clear all force you to approach the game in different ways and add replay value!
Comic Book Style: Experience the story of Jack Tywood through gorgeous, dynamic motion comics fitting the cel-shaded style and visual "pop" of the main game. In Dimension Drive, video games meet comics. Who said space was just black?
Energy Management: The Manticore is powered by Dimension Drive energy. Carefully decide when and where to teleport while in the midst of combat.
Advanced Scoring System: Shoot'em up fans and genre newcomers alike will enjoy our unique scoring system that rewards you for playing truly well, rather than simply shooting enemies.
Teleportation!: We've said that already, right? It's what makes our game really unique! No? Okay then--Teleportation!