Kickstarter Projects You Should Pay Attention To #6
Welcome back to another Kickstarter Spotlight! If you’ve missed any of our past installments I’m happy to bring you up to speed. From the very beginning we’ve been covering projects that are ambitious and unique enough for us as consumers to personally fund. This week we bid adieu to our first finished campaign. iDGi has fully funded CONSORTIUM via Kickstarter, and has even met their 70k stretch goal in the process. So congrats to Gregory MacMartin and the iDGi team! If you want to learn more about their focused approach to the modern RPG take a look at our exclusive interview with Gregory. That being said we have several other projects to keep up on, and even a brand new project brought to you by some heavy hitters of the gaming industry. The newly minted team is looking to strike out on their own for the first time ever.
The Realm – Atomhawk Design + Lantern Interactive – Newcastle, UK
The Realm is set in a distant future where mans imprint on the Earth has started to give way to nature. The Realm is a point and click adventure game that aims to streamline the typical user interface while conveying a deeply emotive and visually stunning experience. The story will center on Sarina and her journey to retrieve a curative item, of some kind, for her ailing mother. Along the way she discovers an ancient stone golem named Toru. The duo will have to work together to traverse lush countrysides, converted townships, and treacherous landscapes. What really stands out to us about this project is Atomhawk’s use of a strong female protagonist, the superb concept art, and the sheer amount of talent behind the project. The development team is a conglomerate of talent from all over the gaming industry. They’re headed up by Ron Ashtiani and Tom Szirtes. Both were involved in the wildly successful survival horror game The Thing. The team has a varitible laundry list of accomplishments backing them, so why shouldn’t you?
Look for an exclusive interview with Tom Szirtes later this week! Between now and then, why not check out their Kickstarter page and pledge some pounds!?
Battle Worlds: Kronos – KING Art Games – Bremen, Germany
We’ve been involved in KING Art’s Kickstarter since it first launched. The team has raised an astounding $222,534 during their campaign. The reason for their success? Let me tell you. KING Art Games is a development studio that’s making a game, for gamers! No DRM, no on disc DLC, and a beautifully crafted TBS game is what you’ll get if you back Battle Worlds: Kronos. The next stretch goal on KING Art’s list will bring their game to mobile devices and OUYA. At this point the project needs another 28k in the next three days, so show your support to a progressive game studio that actually has you in mind.
Camelot Unchained – City State Entertainment – Fairfax, Virginia
Mark Jacobs and Andrew Meggs formed City State Entertainment in 2011. They’ve chosen a particularly epic scale project for their first outing. Camelot Unchained will bring a three faction RvR MMORPG to life. This is another brand new development studio with some serious credentials. Mark Jacobs (Co-Founder Mythic Entertainment) leads his team of experienced developers including CSE co-founder Andrew Meggs (Skyrim) into a new era for RvR MMORPG’s. The team has already raised an astronomical $1,361,649 of their $2,000,000 goal. Camelot Unchained will have it’s share of unique features including a player driven economy. Which means NPC’s aren’t going to barf up items when they’re defeated. The folks at CSE are more than equipped to pull off the logistics and world design necessary for such a grandiose project. Camelot Unchained will deliver the perfect counter-revolutionary experience.
Watch out for some exclusive chatter from CSE co-founder Mark Jacobs soon. Make sure to check out Camelot Unchained on Kickstarter.
Divinity: Original Sin – Larian Studios – Sacramento, California
Larian Studios didn’t just fall off the turnip truck either. They’re responsible for Divine Divinity and Divinity 2. The accomplished studio wants to realize their ultimate dream with Divinity: Original Sin. The team has described their efforts to create the perfect isometric cRPG as a labor of love. It’s a project that’s been underway since 2010, and has potential to be a game changer in the genre.
Larian has 43 hours left on it’s Kickstarter-campaign, so head over to their page before time runs out!
As always were proud to promote the fantastic work that developers like Atomhawk Design, CSE, Larian, and KING Art are responsible for. We’re also proud to have such an amazing community here at iGR that appreciates game developers that aspire to create innovative experiences. Check back with us every Wednesday for more Kickstarter Spotlight projects! See you on the flippidy flop!