There Came an Echo is the ID@Xbox debut from Sequence developer Iridium. It’s a strategy game that should be heading to PC in June, and then – if all goes well – Xbox One shortly after. It also stars Wesley Crusher himself; Wil Wheaton.
OXM reports that There Came an Echo is set in the neat future and sees players commanding a band of soldiers – including Wheaton’s character – around isometic maps using some 500 voice-operated Kinect commands.
The site adds that these commands are quite specific, enabling players to target specific mines and clear them, and attack specific enemies. You can, of course, opt for controllers instead if you feel like a dick talking to your television.
There Came an Echo was funded on Kickstarter where the team revealed the game is still 15-20% complete and that a June release is a projection, nothing more.
They added, “We’re relentlessly committed, however, to updating our backers with constant, informative, seriously-Iridium-we-get-it-already updates. We have several backup plans in place with regard to a scaled-down graphical style, and we’re leaving a bit of financial ‘cushion’ to account for those inevitable hiccups along the way.
“Any creative project of this scale has significant risks, and we understand that. Still, you placed your trust in us, and whatever bumps we encounter, rest assured that Iridium Studios is going to fulfil its promises and put out one hell of a game.”
Here’s an early trailer to show you how it all works:
What do you think?