has announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign
for Lex Laser Saves the Galaxy, Again
, a sci-fi tactical puzzle RPG being developed for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, with a release date set for the first half of 2014.
Lex Laser is an asteroid miner with a knack for getting into sticky situations. Lex Laser may be an expert technician, spaceship mechanic, and sometime scientist, but when the going gets tough, you take over. You direct Lex Laser in a 2d game world. Lex Laser will be fighting hordes of zarbats, mining explosive crystals, running away from angry robots, looting a scuttled dreadnaught, or exploring an alien ruin, and more.
Your challenge is to deal with your enemies quickly, before they overwhelm you. At higher difficulties, your challenge is to deal with your enemies efficiently, before you run out of ammo. You do this by choosing the right weapon for the situation, and placing your shots carefully. If you are only destroying one enemy per turn, you are probably falling behind. The result is a blend of tactical combat game and puzzle game.