Reverb Publishing and HandyMan Studios’ upcoming terraforming space-adventure, Edge of Space, recently broke the top 50 on Steam’s Greenlight project, but the game needs help with a final push to the top 10. In honour of one of the many bizarre characters players will meet in the game, an armoured space cat, Reverb Publishing is issuing a pledge to donate money to The Humane Society if the game gets approved for release on Steam.
Now comes the sad bit of news that comes along with guilt of not giving it the go ahead, although it has been suggested this is a joke or just a very poorly promoted press release as expressed in Eurogamer. If Edge of Space is approved by 15th October, 2012 through Greenlight, Reverb Publishing will donate $5000 (that’s £3,096.07) which will go towards providing necessary care and safety to homeless cats. If the game doesn’t get approval, well we don’t even want to think about a world where kitties are in peril. Or one where Edge of Space fails to get green lit, the armoured space cat has to be scheduled for euthanasia. Reverb claim it was meant to be a bit of fun and dark humor, we just can’t see the funny side of this promotion.