"It is the dawn of the fifth century of the Interstellar Era. Humanity, having long since escaped its home system, has spread throughout the galaxy.
Driven by the increasing tyranny of Old Terra, the outer colonies have launched a war of independence against the core worlds. It is a war to the knife; a desperate campaign of deep space battles, long sieges and planetary bombardments, a war fought with ‘combat armatures’; giant piloted humanoid machines, which clash in the battlefields and skies of the outer colonies.
It has been five years since the war started. The conflict between Earth and her rebellious colonies have consumed billions of lives.
There is no end in sight."
This is my new project:
The player is an elite combat armature pilot fighting for the freedom of the Coalition of Democratic Extrasolar Colonies (CoDEC) from the Earth-based government of the Empire of Humanity Ascendant. As the senior pilot onboard the CoDEC warship Caliburn, the player character will fight through what may be the final battles of the Terran Civil War. His -or her- decisions will determine the fate of their comrades, their friends, and ultimately, the outcome of the war.
My main inspirations include western military sci-fi like Battletech and Starship Troopers, as well as Japanese “real robot” mecha anime like Full Metal Panic!, SDF Macross, and above all, Mobile Suit Gundam.
Now, what I’m looking for:
I need about half a dozen motivated beta-readers with time on their hands, the courage to offer truthful feedback and the discretion required to maintain secrecy regarding the particulars of the characters and plot. This first beta test will cover the first act (out of four) of the story. I will be trying to retain the same set of beta testers through the whole process, but I’ll probably expand the pool of testers as work continues.
If you want to participate in the beta test, then feel free to reply in this thread. The beta itself and all discussion regarding criticism will be conducted via PM.