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PixelFoundry and NVIDIA team up for RTS Blackspace

Indie game studio PixelFoundry, the two man development team formerly from EA Sports, has recently partnered with NVIDIA for their RTS game Blackspace.

PixelFoundry co-founder Volga Aksoy says, “With NVIDIA's support, we will be able to make sure that the game runs optimally, as well as visually bug free on all existing and future Geforce GPUs. NVIDIA has been surprisingly responsive and helpful to our small studio, its nice to see that level of support from such a large company.” This also means that Blackspace will be able to take full advantage of NVIDIA's higher-end features like 3D Vision and SLI.

“Over the past 9 months we think Blackspace has really evolved into something special, we want to share it with the community and see if they agree. This game has the opportunity to become bigger, deeper, and more visually compelling with Kickstarter backing. Coming from larger studios, where your work is necessarily guarded, we are not accustomed to intentionally sharing incomplete visuals, its a bit unnerving. But we're really excited, and maybe wincing slightly, about the prospect of broad honest feedback from the public, that Kickstarter promises.” - Creative head and co-founder Jerry Phaneuf

If successful on Kickstarter they plan on expanding the game design. Adding variety not only in content but in game modes and depth as well, you can view the Kickstarter campaign here

Blackspace is a defensive action / strategy game that takes place in the not too distant future, when asteroid mining has become commonplace. Piloting a mining craft around a unique series of asteroids, you will be establishing mining operations while defending yourself from incoming enemies who loot and destroy.
The key features in this game are a destructible spherical play surface, direct control of the environment and extensive use of physics to make the experience more organic and non-formulaic. Upgrade and modify your ship and your operations to suit your play style.

Defensive Action RTS
Destructible everything
Extensive use of physics
Spherical play surface
Fully deformable landscape
Dig and discover new tech and resources
Physics based flight mechanics
Tactical and strategic planning
Sculpt gameplay to your play style
High end visuals
Structure alchemy
NVIDIA 3D Vision

Release Date:
Summer 2013
Number of Players:
Single Player Campaign


Integrating the Oculus Rift
Blackspace is also going to include the Oculus Rift as part of its development plans. “We implemented stereo 3D in Blackspace quite early in the development, mostly for fun. But now with Nvidia's support and the emergence of the Rift, we have reason to fully support both Oculous and 3D Vision. A lot is happening for us right now, regardless of what happens with Kickstarter, the future ought to be interesting.” says Phaneuf.