A project in Kirkland, WA by Harebrained Schemes LLC

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Turn-based tactical 'Mech combat set in the classic 3025 era of the BattleTech Universe. From the creators of the Shadowrun Series!
Backers: 41733
Average Pledge Per Backer: $67

Funded: $2,785,537 of $250,000
Dates: Sep 29th -> Nov 3rd (36 days)
Project By: Harebrained Schemes LLC
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Latest News

BattleTech's makers have two new mysterious projects coming

February 12th - via:
With BattleTech's expansions done, Harebrained are moving on from the mech tactics game to focus on two mysterious new projects. Dare we dream of Crimson Skies? (Read More)

Paradox Interactive to Acquire BattleTech, Shadowrun Developer Harebrained Schemes

June 5th - via:
The deal with see Paradox acquiring 100% of the shares of Harebrained Schemes for $7.5 million as well as a portion of the studio (Read More)

BattleTech Review - The Return of a Legend

April 25th - via:
Reactor Online. Sensors Online. Weapons Online. All Systems Nominal. Battletech returns as a strategy game, and it's back with a vengeance. (Read More)

The Battletech backer beta and launch target have been pushed back

March 7th - via:
In an update posted today, however, the studio pumped the brakes on that, saying that due to "a series of unfortunate events," the backer beta has been pushed back, and so too has the final release. (Read More)

Battletech's latest Kickstarter update showcases hot mech melee combat

December 21st - via:
Giant robots traditionally carry giant guns, but every now and then a situation gets a little more up-close-and-personal than usual, and those massive space-bazookas just get in the way. (Read More)

Enjoy 20 Minutes of Early Gameplay for Harebrained Schemes' Battletech Game

August 9th - via:
Harebrained Schemes have given an early look at gameplay for their upcoming Battletech reboot. (Read More)

A Look at BattleTech Lore For the Uninitiated

July 1st - via:
BattleTech delves deep into the history and lore behind the "Aurigan Reach" and why it was chosen as the setting for the single player campaign. (Read More)

Successful Kickstarter Videogame Campaigns and Analysis for 2015

February 1st - via:
Can you believe it? 2015 is over, and with it, I have managed to gather data on Kickstarter video game campaigns for almost the entirety of the year. (Read More)

Harebrained Schemes: From Storage Space to Kickstarter Kings

January 1st - via:
We had a long chat with co-founder Mitch Gitelman about the studio that brought Shadowrun back to life and that plans to do the same for BattleTech. (Read More)

OBJECTIVE COMPLETE: Stage 4 - PVP Multiplayer Unlocked!

November 2nd - via:
Wow! In just over a month, you have managed to fund ALL of the features and content in our BATTLETECH Kickstarter Campaign. Congratulations on this tremendous achievement! You did it! So what happens now that the project has passed $2,500,000? Will... (Read More)

How BattleTech Hopes To Do Giant Mechs Justice

November 2nd - via:
Now, over thirty years after he created BattleTech, Jordan Weisman is finally getting around to making a PC wargame that does it justice. (Read More)

Our FINAL 48 HOURS UPDATE Featuring the LAST Bonus Backer Mission! Blood & Sand: The Arenas of Solaris VII! And… a Love Letter from Jordan!

November 1st - via:
Our LAST Bonus Backer Mission! Okay, MechWarriors, listen up! We’ve got only hours left to go, and we want you to unlock as many Backer Mission Rewards as possible. With that in mind, we’ve got a final Backer Mission for you: The Final 48 Push.... (Read More)

New Add-Ons! A Timeline of the Inner Sphere! And Another Backer Mission Reward Unlocked!

October 30th - via:
Here’s a little surprise for our FINAL WEEKEND- some new Add-Ons!  We’ve added THREE hi-res, poster-sized digital ‘Mech Blueprints for you to download and print for your wall. (Up to 24” x 36” size.) Choose from three classic... (Read More)

Legendary ‘Mechs & MechWarriors Funded! Check Out This In-Engine Visual Exploration! And a Peek Behind the Curtain with Artist Maury Weiss

October 30th - via:
Huzzah! The Global BattleTech Community has achieved our penultimate funding goal of Legendary ‘Mechs and MechWarriors - putting Stage 4 PVP Multiplayer within sight! (We'll have a bit more to say about Solaris 7 and multiplayer in our next... (Read More)

Happy Halloween Week! Bonus Backer Missions Galore! And Prepare for the Final 48 Hours!

October 28th - via:
Happy Halloweek, MechWarriors! We’ve been getting in the Halloween spirit here at HBS, complete with BATTLETECH pumpkins! Yes, you’re seeing that right - Zach (who’s studying to be a cat-lady) carved a Cat-tleTech pumpkin. The Global BattleTech... (Read More)

Alcohol-Fueled Live Stream Unlocked! And a Peek Behind the Curtain at The Sartorial Designer!

October 26th - via:
The BATTLETECH Kickstarter campaign had a strong weekend. We added over 500 new Backers bringing our total number above thirty thousand! And so far, we have over 500 folks talking about their favorite ‘Mech using #favBTmech! And that means our... (Read More)

The Kickstarter sequels we can’t wait to play

October 26th - via:
We look at the developers who are making crowdfunding work so well they came back for more. (Read More)

Customizable Home Base Unlocked! It Might Be Humble - But It's Home! And… Another Backer Mission Reward Unlocked!

October 23rd - via:
Well, that was fast! Thanks to your generous support (and our new INITIATE OF THE ORDER reward level), we’ve unlocked the Customizable Home Base funding goal. HUZZAH! It Might Be Humble - But It's Home The Order of Valhalla rallied our forces to... (Read More)

Marauders and Warhammers and Reward Levels, OH MY!

October 22nd - via:
Hey Everyone! We’re ridiculously excited to announce that thanks to our friends at Piranha Games, we’re adding two reimagined classic BattleMechs from the original boardgame to our BATTLETECH game - the Marauder and the Warhammer!  Here’s some... (Read More)

Bonus Backer Mission Goal Hit! Backer Mission Reward This Friday! And a Peek Behind the Curtain at Our Friend From Catalyst!

October 19th - via:
In case you missed our last update on Saturday, the Global BattleTech Community has unlocked the Stage 3 Expanded Mercenary Campaign! Woo hoo! We’re excited that you’ll be able to play an open-ended BATTLETECH single-player campaign! Heck,... (Read More)

Another Victory for the Global Battletech Community - Stage 3 Expanded Mercenary Campaign Unlocked!

October 17th - via:
Once again MechWarriors, Harebrained Schemes High Command salutes you!  Today marks the next stage of our campaign to deliver an authentic turn-based BattleTech experience to the PC - the unlocking of our Stage 3 Extended Mercenary Campaign. The... (Read More)

AMA with Mike Starting NOW!

October 16th - via:
Mike's AMA on Reddit is starting in just a few minutes - so head on over to hang out with Mike and ask your questions! Since he’s a much newer face to the BattleTech community, we’ve asked him to say a little bit more about himself here before... (Read More)

New Digital Add-Ons, Jordan’s Next Bonus Backer Mission, and Another Peek Behind the Curtain

October 14th - via:
Hey everyone! Thanks to our friends at Catalyst Game Labs, we’re adding a big ol’ pile of BattleTech tabletop game supplements as digital add-ons. Even if you don’t play the tabletop game, these PDF sourcebooks, technical read outs, field... (Read More)

You Have Some Nice Stuff, A Peek Behind the Curtain at our Lead Engineer, and If It Ain’t Broke, You Didn’t Try Hard Enough

October 9th - via:
This week’s Bonus Backer Mission is to share your BattleTech collections with the hashtags #myBTstuff and #BATTLETECH. We’ve already gotten a bunch of incredible submissions, have unlocked two points, and, um…you all have some really cool... (Read More)

Jordan's Next Weekly Bonus Mission!

October 7th - via:
Wow, the Global Battletech Community really came through in full force for our FIRST WEEKLY BONUS MISSION! The team loved seeing you tweet your favorite #BTmemory stories. Here are a few of our favorites:    What's Next?So now, GBC, it’s time for... (Read More)

Funding Goal Unlocked! A Reward Level Gets a New Option! Flight Jacket Update!

October 6th - via:
The march towards our next major objective: STAGE 3 - The Extended Mercenary Campaign, continues! Today, our valiant heroes unlocked our next Funding Goal: 3D MechWarrior Portrait Customization! Thanks to your funding, we'll build a complete 3D... (Read More)

BattleTech funded on Kickstarter within 53 minutes

October 4th - via:
Jordan Weisman is back for what his company has reminded fans is "the first turn-based BattleTech game for PC in over two decades." (Read More)

Another Funding Goal Hit! Two New Backer Mission Rewards Unlocked! Update About Add-Ons! And Some Stage 3: Expanded Mercenary Campaign Talk!

October 2nd - via:
Wow! Our Kickstarter is only 3 days old and you’ve already hit our next Funding Goal. Thanks to your generous support, we’re able to add voice acting to the game! Hell yes! GBC Mission Report #2Since our Alpha Strike Mission Results, the Global... (Read More)

This week in games: BattleTech heads to Kickstarter and a Fallout fan builds a working vault door

October 2nd - via:
Harebrained Schemes, of Shadowrun Returns/Dragonfall/Hong Kong fame, launched a campaign for a turn-based BattleTech game this week and managed to raise a million dollars in under 24 hours. (Read More)

The Kickstarter Invasion Continues... Plus a Little #TBT!

October 1st - via:
Well THIS was a nice way to start our day. Since our last update, you’ve unlocked two more funding goals for STAGE 2! Whoa! We’re really excited about our next funding goal: $1,350,000 - Voice Acting: We'll record a cast of talented voice actors... (Read More)

Operation Alpha Strike Mission Results - Decisive Victory!

September 30th - via:
MechWarriors of the Inner Sphere, Harebrained Schemes High Command salutes you! That was a truly astounding first day of backing and we are awed that in one 24 hour period you came together to unlock: Combined Arms   Expanded Mission Objectives... (Read More)

BattleTech returns to the PC with a massively popular Kickstarter

September 30th - via:
The giant robot fighting game promises turn-based strategic skirmishes (Read More)

BattleTech Takes KickStarter by Storm, Reaches Goal in 53 Minutes

September 30th - via:
Jordan Weisman's new BattleTech Kickstarter raised more than $250,000 in under an hour. (Read More)


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