MechRunner Releases New Screens, Nears Kickstarter Goal


North Carolina’s Spark Plug Games is in the stretch run of its Kickstarter campaign for its action/endless runner hybrid MechRunner, and the studio released some new screenshots featuring a few of the game’s bosses to help convince people to push it over the finish line.

The game uses a real life mystery as a jumping-off point for its tale of mech versus robot carnage, depicting the 1908 explosion in Siberia as the event that helps create a foe so formidable that only a giant mech can save humanity. Not that anyone needs an excuse to put you at the controls of a heavily-armed mech that can switch between tank and robot modes on the fly, right?

Spark Plug is emphasizing that even though other endless runners have had action elements, MechRunner really takes it to the next level with a wide variety of weapons, boss battles and more. It’s also got a “Hollywood quality” soundtrack and support for multiple control schemes.

The campaign has some ambitious stretch goals that include new weapon upgrades and a second playable mech, but right now it’s still working on a relatively modest initial funding goal of $25,000. Backer rewards include exclusive in-game items, a bust, a limited edition model kit and more.

MechRunner is slated for a July launch on Steam for PC and Mac and Ps4/Vita, but only if it can hit its funding goal by Friday, May 16. Hit up the campaign page this week and see if it’s worth a pledge.