Fans of the MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) genre know that most games live and die by the variety of playable characters. Both genre-setting titles DOTA 2 and League of Legends has over 100 characters, making nearly every battle as unique as the last.
If a Kickstarter from Romino Games is successful in the next 29 games, indie MOBA Awesomenauts will get three new characters and an entirely new expansion titled Awesomenauts: Starstorm.
We have done all that can be done within the current confinements of the game. In order to truly bring Awesomenauts to the next level, we would like to add features that require much more time and effort than we have currently allocated for it,” a spokesman from Ronimo Games posted on the Kickstarter page.
Along with the three new characters name Skree, Sentry X-58 and Ted McPain, the expansion will have a new storyline, a spectator mode, global chat, twin stick controller support and new music.
Only those that buy the expansion will get access to the characters, spectator mode and new music. Features like controller support and global chat will be made available to all users, however.
Backers at the $15 “Copper” tier get access to the expansion, as well as a copy of the base game, a digital soundtrack and two wallpapers.
Ascending pledge tiers and stretch goals offer more things, including a trip to Romino Games in the Netherlands, the chance to name a multitude of things in the game, the opportunity to voice a skin in the game and get a cake personally baked by the game’s producer for the low, low* price of $10,000.
If successful, Awesomenauts: Starstorm will be released as a paid piece of downloadable content on Steam, as well as the PlayStation 4. Backers will not, however, get the PS4 version when it comes out.