Kerberos has released an Android demo and an updated PC demo for their Sword of the Stars wargame spin-off Ground Pounders. Both demos are from alpha builds, with the Windows update adding air and engineering units. The early hands-on trials are to demonstrate the studio’s progress in order to drum up support for the final stage of funding through a Kickstarter campaign. All but the final months have been financed by Kerberos, and they are looking to crowdsourcing for the final push. Unlike the other Sword of the Starts spin-off The Pit, Ground Pounder features Panzer General-style gameplay with armies battling over colorful hexagon grids in turn-based combat.
The full version of Sword of the Stars: Ground Pounders is scheduled to launch this December. The final version is slated to include three races, over 80 units, themed battlefields, dozens of scenarios, card-based army building, scenario and unit editors, and cross-platform support for multiplayer.
Official Site: Kickstarter.com – Sword of the Stars: Ground Pounders