The Kickstarter looks to raise capital for development of Nexus 2: The Gods Awaken, a sequel to the space-based real-time tactics game Nexus: The Jupiter Incident.
The developer for the project is Most Wanted Entertainment, which was formed by members of Mithis Entertainment, the now-defunct developer of the original game, and their goal is $650K to create the sequel.
I remember playing the original and it wasn't bad just difficult to win.
It is 25 years since peace was brought to the solar system, thanks to the inspired leadership of Marcus Cromwell, Commander of the Allied Fleet. It was he who defeated the forces of the soulless mechanoid called the Entity and, with the help of the mysterious artificial goddess known as Angel, threw off the shackles of slavery from mankind.
Peace and stability have returned to human space. The devastation of the Entity War shut the Star Gate that led mankind into contact with the fearsome Gorg and other former foes.
Something strange has happened in the meantime, however. Following the Entity’s defeat, a change has befallen humanity. Throughout human space, children with strange powers are being born, who can affect the fabric of time and space through the power of though alone.
Known as Psis, these supernaturally-gifted individuals are feared and hated by some, but keenly sought by those who wish to harness their abilities as powerful weapons; a single Psi’s involvement in a fleet battle can mean the difference between glorious victory and crushing defeat.
When the impact of the Psis becomes clear, squabbles arise amongst the Solar System corporations, as they seek to dominate and control these powerful individuals for their own good. Old friends and alliances are forgotten in the lust for power and control.
Amidst these tensions, something stunning occurs. Mechanoid ships, long since thought defeated, start appearing in human space, and unleashing surprise attacks on any ship which has a Psi crewmember aboard. Many Psis are killed, and panic reigns.
The aged hero Marcus Cromwell watches these happenings with dismay, fearing a return to the dark days of the past. Then, just as his despair is deepest, he is contacted once again by the mysterious Angel, who once again calls upon his assistance to counter foes more numerous and powerful than even he could imagine…
Thanks for the linkage, while I'm not the most avid strategy fan, this seems interesting enough to throw a few bucks behind. I might have to look into acquiring the first one and trying it out at some point.