Metal Mind is a roguelite about robot-to-robot battles; now on Kickstarter
In Metal Mind, robots have been stripped of consciousness and now battle each other as slaves in an arena. Plus, you can build your own ‘bot.
Usually, the prediction goes that the robots will be the ones controlling us and turning us into slaves. In Metal Mind, however, the robot problem was nipped in the bud by an organisation composed of politicians, scientists, engineers, and agents. Now, the robots aren’t as smart as they used to be, and you can freely use them for battling in grimy, dimly-lit arenas.
You first have to assemble your ‘mecha’ out of four types of components, and each component has a weight factor that you need to keep in mind. The four components are armour, engine, core, and weapon – a set-up that loosely reminds me of From Software’s excellent Armored Core series. Like it, it sounds like the bulk of the game will lie in how you build your mecha for battle.
Bear in mind that the game is single-player only, and has roguelite elements, so don’t expect to pit your mechas against your friends’ mechas.
Have a look at the Kickstarter video below:
Metal Mind is being developed by Shanghai-based studio Whirl Galaxy, and it’s currently on Kickstarter here. If all goes well, you’ll be playing the game sometime in 2020. To get there, the studio needs a little more than $10,000 USD. The campaign has currently crossed the $1,200 mark, so there’s a long way to go still, and only 15 days to get there.
The game’s initial release will be exclusively on PC, but Whirl Galaxy may consider porting to Switch if the game does well enough.