Interstellar Marines: trite name, crowd-sourced budget

It's easy to dismiss Interstellar Marines as an uninspired entry in a long line of first-person shooters. After all, it's about marines. In space. Who sometimes use flashlights to see in dark hallways and presumably fight aliens. However, moving past that surface impression, it quickly becomes apparent that this game is something we're not used to: an Indie game with some major production values, one that's been a labor of love for its development team for quite some time.

As it turns out, developer Zero Point Games has managed to accomplish this feat without the help of a publisher. Instead, the company has funded the game's development through nothing more than its own ingenuity, resulting in a business plan that is-for the moment-an experiment that might very well launch an entirely new category when it comes to independent video games.

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