PULSAR: Lost Colony Kickstarter reaches funding goal

Like FTL and Artemis put together

We’ve previously seen a fan mod that puts players into the shoes of a crew member on an FTL-esque spaceship, but now a different team is using similar ideas to turn into a full-fledged game. PULSAR: Lost Colony looks like equal parts FTL and Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator, played from a first-person perspective.

Perhaps the central gameplay element that looks intriguing is that it is meant to be played as a multiplayer game, with each player taking on a different role in keeping the spaceship running. There are six different character classes, each with its own specialties and weaknesses.

If you’re tentatively interested but generally averse to personally crowdfunding games, then you need not worry about this project’s success. Lost Colony is about ten days into its Kickstarter campaign, and it recently passed its funding goal of $40,000. The campaign is well on its way to the first stretch goal: an extended soundtrack by composers Alex Yoder and Isaac Vail.

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.