Timothy Zahn and Prototype X Software are (re)launching the Kickstarter for their 4X Turn-Based Strategy game, Parallax, on Oct 22nd.
Inspired by the original Master of Orion, the game aims to provide simple, streamlined, immersive gameplay, with the majority of the complexity hidden behind the 2-dimensional game screens. They’re inviting the Kickstarter backers to be an active part of the game creation process as well, and will work with them to create and refine the game’s content, such as alien races, space fleets, the technology tree, and even the game’s dialogue.
The game is planned for PC release on both Windows and Linux, and they’re planning additional ports to other operating systems and device types (phones and tablets) post-release. The game is open for preview prior to the official launch, at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/prototypex/1737270092?token=5b60cdfe.
Abram Jablonski (the game’s developer) can be reached at AbramJablonski@PrototypeXSoftware.com for questions or interviews.