Heavy Gear Assault Needs an $800K Kickstart


Another Kickstarter project needs some indie love and attention today.

After already raising over $100,000 through its own website, Stompy Bot’s turning to Kickstarter to raise the additional $800,000 needed to make Heavy Gear Assault the best damn Unreal Engine 4 e-sports online mecha arena shooter for PC.

One of the major features in need of funding is destructible environments, an early sample of which can be seen in the demo teaser below. Bridges and walls will crumble to the ground. Explosions will leave lasting craters in the arena floor. Metal surfaces, including Gears, will become riddled with bullet holes. Gear pilots will even be able to dismember the robotic limbs of other Gears and rip the equipped armament from their hands. Now that’s what I call next-gen destruction, baby!

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