Blackbird Interactive, featuring founders of Homeworld developer Relic, have started up a new, free-to-play RTS called Hardware. Blackbird has also released the first footage of the game showing a glimpse of the title's gameplay.

Hardware features the world of LM-27, where players salvage abandoned spaceships for cargo, which is then turned in for cash. The planet's harsh environment throws up its own challenges, and in this trailer, we see scavengers encounter some hostile forces. The trailer reveals some of the game's unit formations, camera control, and stylized look.

Hardware will begin its closed beta towards the end of the year, and the application process and pre-order packages are available at Blackbird's site.