New indie studio PixelFoundry Games has revealed its existence with the announcement of asteroid mining RTS BlackSpace. Described as "combining elements of action with an emphasis on economic and defensive efficiency," it's headed for a downloadable PC release in Q4 2012.
"Players will control both surface and orbital operations with the use of a specialized low gravity operation support vehicle," PixelFoundry explains. "The vehicle controls take skill to maneuver safely, but once mastered, it becomes an extension of the players hand, commanding base operations, pilot drilling dig sites, prospecting large and unusual mineral deposits, and if need be, supporting the bases defense."
PixelFoundry was formed last month by two veterans of EA's sporty studio Tiburon. Head to the official site for more on the game.