4 I Labs, the team behind the innovative wave shooter Drunk or Dead has announced its next project, codenamed SST. The studio is looking for $600,000 USD in funding over the next two via IndieGoGo to bring the videogame to life.
Set in a futuristic sci-fi universe which is overrun with bugs – Starship Troopers anyone? – players have to defend their base from hordes of scuttling critters who want to get in and rescue their captured queen.
Featuring both single-player and multiplayer co-op gameplay, SST currently features four different bug classes; Soldier, which is the most common enemy and attacks in packs; Jumpers, which emit a piercing cry before they attack, jumping into the air and exploding raining acid down on enemies; Flyers, which spit acid from the skies and lastly the Tank, which is well armoured and shells from a distance.
So to counteract this threat players have got some weaponry at their disposal. The ever trusty pistol for those close encounters, an assault rifle for medium to long range killing and grenades to dissipate groups. While that might not sound a lot the base does come equipped with a large caliber machine gun for when things get really tough. All the guns feature infinite ammo – so no dead man click moments – but they do overheat when used aggressively. As SST is still in the very early stages of development 4 I Labs does plan on introducing more weapons as time goes on.
For those interested in backing the project, funding tiers start from $1 but that won’t get you the videogame. For $10 you’ll get SST when it fully launches in 2018 – estimated between May – July. Spend a bit more however and you’ll get access to an alpha version right away, with $30 securing two Steam keys. The studio plans on supporting Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR, but the campaign page does state if the early keys are suitable for both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
To see SST in action check out the trailer below. As 4 I Labs release further details on the videogame and its IndieGoGo campaign VRFocus will let you know.