Cashtronauts Launches Kickstarter Campaign

February 3, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Cashtronauts – Hectic Space-Capitalist Action With A Retro Sci-Fi Twist for Mac, PC, Ouya & Linux

Mine asteroids, evade the authorities and hunt pirates in this frenetic space-capitalist game for 1 to 4 players!

Indie mini-studio, Pixels & Poutine, have just announced the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for their frenetic space-capitalist game, Cashtronauts.

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Cashtronauts is a retro arcade-style game for one to four players split into two game modes: Venture & Skirmish. Players get to choose their ship and their play style; will they focus on mining, pirate hunting or just pillaging and looting their fellow players? In addition to mining and shooting, players can bid on upgrades and powerups in the Black Hole Market without slowing down the frenetic pace of the game.

Venture mode is a single player or cooperative game mode where you are trying to make it as far across the galaxy as they can before you die. Warp from system to system, scrounging together enough cash to pay your way through the next warp gate before your mysterious pursuers catch up to you.

Skimirsh is a competitive game mode where the goal is to make as much cash as possible within three rounds. That cash can also be used to buy powerups and upgrades in the Black Hole Market where prices fluctuate based on player action, dynamically balancing the game.

Cashtronauts Gameplay

Cashtronauts Gameplay

Cashtronauts is being developed by Pixels & Poutine, a loose collection of indie developers based in Montreal, QC. Head Cashtronaut, Simon Prefontaine, was recently featured as a finalist in the Walking Dead All Out War game jam competition for his game Don’t Make Me Turn This Car Around.

Unique backer rewards for the Kickstarter campaign include astronaut-style mission patches, 3D printed ship models & papercraft models designed by PropPrintables.

You can check out a playable demo of Skirmish Mode here.

Check out the Kickstarter campaign and become a backer here.

Follow the game and the developer on Twitter.

Check out the Cashtronauts official website here.

Category: Action, Kickstarter, Linux, Mac, OUYA, PC, Preview, Sci-fi, Shmup, Space

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