Descent, the six degrees of freedom shooter from the mid-90s, is getting a spiritual successor. Mike Kulas and Matt Toschlog, creators of the original game, have taken toKickstarter to fund Overload.
Described as the ultimate six-degree-of-separation (6-DOF) shooter, Overload is a single-player game that’s said to combine the best of classic 6-DOF gameplay with modern technology and graphics. Specifically, it’ll feature 15 levels populated with more than a dozen robot types, three huge bosses, 12 upgradable weapons and five levels of difficulty with fully customizable joystick, gamepad, mouse and keyboard controls.
Revival Productions is planning to release Overload on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Support for Mac and Linux will be added if the first stretch goal is met.
Overload is not to be confused with last year’s official reboot, Descent: Underground. That game is being made by a different group and is expected to ship next month.
A pledge of just $25 is all that’s needed to guarantee you’ll get a digital copy of the game on the platform of your choice (it also comes with two desktop images of concept art and credits on the game’s website). Other reward tiers include things like boxed copies of the game, a signed hardcover art book, having your picture placed in a secret location within the game and getting to attend the launch party.
Revival Productions expects to deliver Overload in March 2017.