Xbox One/PC real-time, physics-driven game Habitat reaches funding goal

Upcoming indie game reaches $50,000 Kickstarter goal, launching in full this holiday.

Xbox One and PC real-time, physics-driven orbital strategy game Habitat has reached its Kickstarter goal of $50,000. With seven days to go, funding stands at $51,938 from 798 total backers.

From independent developer Charles Cox and his studio 4gency, Habitat has you building, flying, and fighting with space stations that you build out of space junk.

Habitat includes two main game modes: sandbox and campaign. In sandbox mode, you'll find a persistent world powered by a procedural engine and populated with fields of space junk.

In Habitat's campaign mode, players can expect a narrative-driven experience where you must explore, build, and fight in a bid to "save humanity from a nano-machine army consuming Earth."

Habitat comes to the Xbox One through Microsoft's new indie program, ID@Xbox. The developer assures fans that the game's mechanics will "work smoothly" on the Xbox One controller just like they do on a keyboard and mouse layout.

It's also possible that Habitat for Xbox One will use Kinect and/or SmartGlass, but this has not been confirmed. For more on Habitat, be sure to check out the game's Kickstarter page.

Habitat is scheduled to launch this summer through an alpha for backers, before it enters beta this fall. The game's full release is scheduled for PC, Mac, Linux, and Xbox One this holiday.

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23 comments
SphinxDemon
SphinxDemon

There's like 3 early access games like this on steam already...

acheronthebeast
acheronthebeast

Holy Crap! Its the Gogol empire ship from Space Dandy! Can't wait for season 2..

Wahab_MinSeo
Wahab_MinSeo

They Trying to Kill the Console it's AMD GPU which support a limited physics, it's Not a PC with Nvidia physX advanced physics.

seanin_hall
seanin_hall

I've been tempted for a while to back this. I still have a few days to get some down I think.

ggregd
ggregd

And now I'm mad about space junk

I'm all burned up about space junk
Walk and talk about space junk
It smashed my baby's head, space junk
And now my Sally's dead, space junk

blackace
blackace

Interesting... I'd like to see how it turns out in the end. There are going to be LOTS of Indie games on both the XB1 and PS4 this generation. PS4 seems to have the most right now. I hate that we no longer get to demo all these Indie games like we used to be able to on XBox 360 and PS3.

blackbeltjones
blackbeltjones

How low will fanboys go? Even troll an kickstarter indie article.... not really surprised.

Sl4cka
Sl4cka

PC, Mac, Linux... ah, the ignorance..

porcupeth123
porcupeth123

Yet another XB1 "exclusive" that isn't an exclusive

sleepyinmorning
sleepyinmorning

@porcupeth123 Just like most of the ps4 games,duh
,this is pretty common thing to happen

C_A_G_E
C_A_G_E

@porcupeth123  It's console exclusive. Should probably say that in place of exclusive but is it really necessary? 

seanin_hall
seanin_hall

@porcupeth123  It is a console exclusive. I don't see people saying this stuff when indies come out for PS4 that are on PC also.

StHapns247
StHapns247

Probably going to be better than Star Citizen.

gamerno66666
gamerno66666

@StHapns247 How much did M$ pay you to say that? $3.50?

Sl4cka
Sl4cka

@gamerno66666 Shouldn't you be busy writing a DS2 review? Or are you and berserker66666 different people?

ishsgames
ishsgames

@sleepyinmorning @StHapns247  Do you really think an experienced PC development team with a 45 million dollar budget and workstations with top tier cards in multi GPU configurations and 12 core CPU's and 4k monitors will be better than this indie that i have not bothered to learn the name of as of yet? OF COURSE IT WON'T.


Psh......Ignorant PC gamer's these days....such stupid peasants...