October 1, 2012 11:00 PM | Danny Cowan
PixelFoundry has launched a Kickstarter project for Blackspace, a space mining RTS that focuses on base defense.
Blackspace features a physics engine that allows players to move and manipulate almost any physical object in the game's environment in order to construct fortifications. If manual defense isn't your thing, you'll also be able to upgrade your base with turrets, artillery, and other self-defensive weaponry, allowing you to focus more on the mining aspect of gameplay.
The team's Kickstarter campaign is nearing the halfway mark, and has earned nearly $100,000 toward its goal of $350,000 as of this writing. Backer goals include DRM-free downloadable copies of the game ($20), beta access ($35-$40), and t-shirt and poster combo packs ($100-$120).
[Thanks, John V!]