heres the text then... posted by my coleague DaveB.
OK, I'm letting out just a little information. I see a handful of people are poking around the site now and again...
See the extended story for the details.
IT is a game based on Japanese Animation -- it features fights in a variety of locations between hardsuits. Expect fast-paced combat -- these aren't slow, ploding, monstrous mechs like you see in most games. These are small, agile, capable suits that move quickly and inflict damage.
We are using the Torque engine, the same engine that was used in Tribes 2, see http://www.garagegames.com
Players will be able to fight in one-on-one combat in the arena, as well as a variety of other challenges. Because this is a multiplayer game, battles aren't limited to just 2 mechs, and unlike most games, it is possible to watch arena matches, and to socialize about them -- to place bets for in-game money, etc.
Additionally, players will be able to explore outside the arena areas, find uncontrolled regions, and claim them. They will be able to harvest resources, and they will be able to design and build bases. Suits will be highly customizable, and there will be a vast array of weaponry.
Salvage will be supported, as will trade skills. It will be possible for a skilled player to kill an enemy cleanly, so that they may claim almost intact suits. Of course, more often, the players will fight until the suits are almost completely destroyed.
Anyway, that's a brief description of what the game is without giving away too much. Expect really fast paced battles with lots of jumping, dodging and diving, just like in an anime. Expect swarms of missles going flying across the battlefield streaking to their target, beam weaponry cutting a swathe of light through the night sky, and close in melee fighting, too.
The game uses a certification system for equipment, and character skills can somewhat influence suit characteristics.
We're not letting the whole cat out of the bag right now, but in the interest of seeing if anyone is actually paying attention to the site, or if folks are just voting in the polls and then leaving, I thought I'd update the message and see what happens. =D