The devs are "looking for a commitment from gamers who enjoy hard science fiction and expansive player-driven massively multiplayer online games to help bring this deep space odyssey to reality." You can read the full PR blurb after the break.
Chaos Interactive Launches Kickstarter for Asimov-Inspired Sci-Fi MMO, Seldon Crisis
LONDON - Sept. 11, 2014 - Chaos Interactive Ltd. today launched a 30-day Kickstarter campaign for the independent developer's recently announced open world sci-fi MMO, Seldon Crisis, based on an original story written by Riccardo Simone, a brilliant young Italian writer of science fiction and huge fan of the "Foundation Series" by Isaac Asimov. Chaos Interactive is looking for a commitment from gamers who enjoy hard science fiction and expansive player-driven massively multiplayer online games to help bring this deep space odyssey to reality.
"Seldon Crisis is a project that is rooted in our passion for all things sci-fi," said Mirko Campochiari, lead game designer, Chaos Interactive Ltd. "As fans and game designers, we are looking to bring Isaac Asimov's foundation cycle universe to life in the form of a sci-fi sandbox game with multiple factions, dozens of ships and hundreds of weapons and modules, all created based on our deep appreciation for the content and the genre."
The Kickstarter target is to raise £250,000 to complete the game. There are a wide range of rewards for backers starting at with pledges of £3 and running up to £5,000 or more. Likewise, stretch goals start at £270,000 for additional missions, weapons, ships, gameplay features and mods to each adding more dimensions to the cold and brutal sci-fi environment.
More details are available at the Seldon Crisis Kickstarter page, which will be continually updated throughout the 30-day campaign. Fans can also keep up to date by signing up for the official newsletter at www.seldoncrisis.com or jump in and start discussing their hopes and ideas for the project and communicate directly with the team and other fans on the official forums: http://forum.seldoncrisis.com/
Additional community resources include:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/seldoncrisis
About Chaos Interactive Ltd.
Chaos Interactive is an unconventional independent videogame development studio founded in 2014 by a small but experienced group of industry veterans. Based in London, the development team draws upon collaborative talent from all over the world: Americans, French, British, Swiss, Germans, Italians and Romanians. The team is inspired by immersive sci-fi online games and works of fiction in the same genre. The studio's first game, open world sci-fi MMO game Seldon Crisis, is targeted to begin beta testing in 2015. More information can be found at http://www.chaosinteractive.net/