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Ground Branch Kickstarter Looks To Revive The Tactical FPS

Matt Gardner
Blackfoot Studios, Crowd Funding, FPS games, Ground Branch, John Sonedecker, Kickstarter, PC games, Tactical Shooter

BlackFoot Studios, a company formed in 2004 by Ghost Recon/Rainbow Six veteran John Sonedecker are looking for $425k in Kickstarter crowd-funding efforts by July 6 to help get tactical shooter Ground Branch developed and released.

Aiming for a PC/Mac release next year, BlackFoot are keen to separate their project from the plethora of "authentic" shooters that have come before their game, and there's fighting talk at work here.

"We are not creating an arcade game; nor are we competing with titles that model "War", like Armed Assault," the devs have said. "The closest two working examples of what we are trying to accomplish are the Unreal Tournament modification, Infiltration (INF), and the early Ghost Recon titles (think of our game as sort of the marriage of those two, if that explains it in a sentence). We are creating a tactical shooter that focuses on the realistic aspects of player combat and movement. Those mechanics mean more to us than pure scale (ArmA)."

Sonedecker and his team should know a thing or two, with the frontman having cemented his trade working for Red Storm back in their heyday. "There are a lot of first-person shooters out there that focus on fast paced arcade game play with unrealistic damage, movement and shooting mechanics," he says. "People who like a more slow-paced, realistic and calculated experience are mostly left out by mainstream developers. To me, Ground Branch is for those people."

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JonLester  Jun. 18, 2012 at 16:31

Yes please. We need this, for reasons I'll point out when the Ghost Recon: Future Soldier review goes live within the next hour...

... http://www.dealspwn.com/ghost-recon-future-soldier-review-104902

Last edited by JonLester, Jun. 18, 2012 at 17:24
Ledanek  Jun. 19, 2012 at 23:24

I sit at home playing GR & Heroes Unleashed Mod....since 2001, I've been looking for a game that combines, GR and R6.

MOH SP was the last game that i rode like rollercoaster, mainly due to the books that supports the storylines.
Game wise, it doesn't reflect the Tactical Gaming that GR & R6 provided.

Since 2001, no FPS game has ever got closed.

Now that there is an alternative studio with a track record/history/true background from both games, its not a hard decision to back this studio up.

And the studio is already built....past tense. No need to do a fund raising on that issue.
As a matter of fact, there is a pre-alpha as seen on the video.

If you look at yourself in the mirror and call yourself a Tactical Gamer or tell your co-workers or friends you are, then THIS game is YOU.

This IS you.

This game was built around YOU.
This game was not designed and built at some foreign country where you come log-on the internet so you can come to THEM.

It was built, for you to use your mind and not hop on a Roller Coaster.
Atari made a game called Roller Coaster Tycoon... if that is how you like your game.

It was designed because you game using TACTICS. STRATEGY. LOGISTICS.

This game was built (past tense) by a developer who help designed the two games you LOOOOOVE.

He spent HIS OWN MONEY in a very tight economy so you have an alternative to FPS roller coaster gaming.

Now he is asking YOU to HELP, release this game.
Now he is asking YOU to SUPPORT and spread the word out, that TACTICAL GAMING is BACK in the FPS genre
Now he is asking YOU, the FPS TACTICAL Community, to step up and be heard. Be heard that YOU, the THINKING-MAN FPS, the TACTICAL gamer is DONE giving away $60 to a Roller Coaster Michael Bay arcade game.

Now he is asking YOU, to stop working DOUBLE SHIFTS so you can throw your HARD EARNED $60 game that will CON you to spending ANOTHER $10 ADDITIONAL CONTENTS, that may or may not be already in the DISC!


Because Ground Branch will now be in the hands of a MODDING COMMUNITY!

When was the last time COD allowed YOU the PAID (past tense) customer to mod YOUR GAME?

Now is the time to be heard from the BIG COMPANIES, we are DONE working DOUBLE SHIFTS just to give them $60.


[size=5]get your Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six ...BACK!!![/size]

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