Until yesterday, I'd only just heard of Dark Void. I'd never played it, never seen videos of it — my only attachment to the game at all were the magic words "jet pack."
Jet packs? Check. Funny-looking helmet? Check. Nikola Tesla? I'd prefer Alan Arkin, but check.
Dark Void is basically Crimson Skies with on-foot combat. That may be overgeneralizing things, but Ed Fries co-founder at Airtight Games and former Microsoft Game Studios guy essentially pitched the game as such at Capcom's Captivate 08 event as the type of game that the team wanted to make. With a mechanic the studio…