Kova, a sci-fi metroidvania game, is currently on Steam Greenlight
However, the game developed by Black Hive will be running a crowdfunding campaign next week. Kova is described as a story about a space mercenary - Kova Rimor, "on her way to her next payday".
Kova is set in a distant future where the human kind has colonised planets in the neighbouring galaxies.The gameplay will include crafting of ship upgrades, ammo and items. "FPS-like" combat will allow for aiming and control of the trajectory of the missile.
As described by the developer, the story goes something like this:
"You happen across a foreign beacon when your ship is interdicted by another ship and crash lands on an uninhabited, icy planet. What is the mystery behind this beacon? Where does it come from? As you unravel its story and contents, you might find an answer to the most perplexing question of all: 'Why have humans been alone in the Universe?'
"Investigating the mystery behind this alien-like beacon, players will explore different planets and interact with allies and foes alike that may push them to change tactics, battling hostile forces and taking on side missions to increase the abilities of their weapons, suit and ship."
No word yet on the release date, but we're hoping to get more information as the game enters it's crowdfunding stage next week.