Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds dev launches Kickstarter for PC, Vita space combat game

Starlight Inception the "natural descendant" of Wing Commander and X-wing vs. TIE Fighter.

One of the creators of Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds has launched a Kickstarter money raising campaign to make a space combat game for PC and PlayStation Vita.

Garry Gaber, who was the project leader on Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds and Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns while at LucasArts, is after $150,000 to help make Starlight Inception a reality. He already has just over $4000 of the back of 130 backers with 33 days to go.

Gaber describes the game as a space combat experience with modern strategic elements. You play a young space fighter pilot assigned to a star carrier during World War 4. The words "realistic" and "relevant" are used together with "first-person/third-person free-roaming space shooter".

Gaber said: "I'm really passionate about the space combat genre and am very excited to be putting together a game that is the natural descendant of beloved titles like Wing Commander and X-wing vs. TIE Fighter, but with a modern spin.

"We have a robust storyline, and different single-player and multiplayer modes to keep players excited and enthralled.

"Kickstarter allows us to go directly to the fans of this kind of game, deliver our message and get them involved in a way that was previously impossible through traditional publishing channels."

Starlight Inception is tentatively planned for release during the third quarter of 2013. It'll be a DRM-free download on PC, and a plan old simple download from the PlayStation Store for Vita.

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