Are you watching the Ship of Heroes Kickstarter countdown? Have you set it to your main tab when you boot up your browser? Our eagle-eyed tipsters noticed the countdown timer early, but the Heroic Games team is ready to talk about it today.
April 4th is the Kickstarter launch day, says the team’s new press release.
“The crowdfunding effort will run for about a month, and will include a creative variety of in-game rewards and recognition. Heroic Games has not yet announced the intended dollar goal for the Kickstarter campaign, but all donations will go directly toward the continued rapid development of Ship of Heroes.”
After the Kickstarter, the Ship of Heroes studio will run multiple alpha tests this year and next, “then beta on a relatively quick schedule.” Kickstarter donors will also have first crack at those alpha slots.
“The Kickstarter proceeds will be used to accelerate work on Ship of Heroes during its second year of development,” says Heroic.
SoH is one of five City of Heroes-inspired superhero MMORPGs currently in production, though this is the only one that’s set on a starship.