Hungarian game developer Most Wanted Entertainment have announced plans for a self-developed sequel to their highly-rated space RTS Nexus: The Jupiter Incident, with the company partnering dedicated crowdfunding site GamesPlant to supplement their own financing.
“Nexus 2 is a very special project for the company”, said studio owner Mike Horneman. “Nexus was our first game, and we still have many of the original team-members on board, with full plans in place for what we’d do for a sequel”.
Launched in 2004, the game was highly acclaimed as one of the best spaceship battle games ever made, and continues to attract fans even to this day.
“We re-launched the original Nexus on Steam a while ago, and even now we see a substantial amount of new players buying the game each month”, said Horneman. “We have a very vocal fan base, and know that there’s a large number of people out there who would love to see a sequel made”.
MWE are looking to finance the project with a mixture of its own funds supported by crowdfunding.
“We’re happy to put a large chunk of our own resources into making Nexus 2”, said Horneman, “but realistically we cannot fund the whole project ourselves. So, with GamesPlant, we can offer all our fans out there a chance to be part of the Nexus 2 project. The more you pledge, the more you will benefit; from digital pre-orders, through special boxed editions and your name included in the game, right up to profitsharing; everyone can be a part of this.”
The GamesPlant site allows users to “pledge” funds to projects, with the money only actually deducted if the project meets its start criteria. If Most Wanted’s Nexus 2 plan succeeds, it will be the largest game ever started on the site.
You can find more info on the game as well as the funding details here: //www.games-plant.com/nexus2/