Harebrained Schemes has announced the release of the Battletech KickStarter initiative. The base game has been self-funded by Harebrained Schemes with backers assisting in the funding of further development of Battletech. The team is looking for backers to provide funds to $250,000 in the next 35 days.
BATTLETECH is set in a universe at perpetual war, fought by militarized factions utilizing huge, mechanized combat vehicles called BattleMechs.
Following centuries of space colonization and the rise of six Great Noble Houses, treachery undermined the Star League and toppled its First Lord. The rulers of the five remaining Houses each proclaimed themselves the new First Lord, and so the Succession Wars began - hundreds of years of mechanized armies, scavenged technology, and political machinations.
Check out the Battletech Kickstarter site for more information.