Ex-Battlefield Devs Reveal Space Survival Sim With Permadeath

Fugitive Games seeking $85,000 on Kickstarter to finish an ambitious-looking space sim called Into the Stars.

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Industry veterans behind major franchises such as Battlefield, Medal of Honor, and Lost Planet have formed a new studio called Fugitive Games, it was announced on Monday. Based in Santa Monica, California, the four-man studio is at work on its first project, an ambitious-looking open-world "space survival sim" called Into the Stars for PC and Mac.

The game, which will feature an original score from Mass Effect and Call of Duty composer Jack Wall, is already well into development. Fugitive Games is now looking to secure $85,000 on Kickstarter to finish the project for a release in July 2015.

Into the Stars has you taking on the role of a Captain who soars through the solar system in a ship called Ark 13 in search of a "new home for humanity." You'll outfit your ship, choose a crew, and scavenge resources on your journey. You'll do all of this while also simultaneously fighting an evil alien force that is constantly pursuing you.

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Fugitive Games says Into the Stars was inspired in part by games such as FTL and Out There. The game represents something of a modern version of The Oregon Trail, in that you're struggling for survival against a number of environmental forces. In addition, just like The Oregon Trail, Into the Stars features permadeath for your crew members.

In all, Into the Stars features 90 zones to explore, Fugitive Games says. The game features a final destination to reach, but the manner in which you get there, navigating through the open world, is up to you.

For more on Into the Stars, head to the game's Kickstarter page.

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