Thursday, 30 May 2013

Double Fine, the studio behind Psychonauts, Brutal Legend and more, proved Kickstarter as a viable platform for game funding back in 2012 with Broken Age. Now the developer is back with a new game that it hopes fans new and old alike will fund.

The game in question is called Massive Chalice . It’s a strategy RPG that promises to combine the gameplay of Final Fantasy Tactics with a story inspired by Game of Thrones. Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect from the game:

  • Your story emerges as you defend against attacks, complete quests, and respond to randomized events in your attempt to preserve the kingdom.

  • Line of sight and fog of war mechanics come into play as your squad explores beautiful dynamic 3D battlefields where danger may lurk behind any corner.

  • Distinct, customizable heroes learn new melee, ranged, and arcane abilities as they age and gain combat experience.

  • Arrange marriage alliances to ensure your heroic bloodlines can handle any future combat situation.

  • Battle alongside your ancestors by equipping your heroes with uniquely powerful Bloodline Relics.

  • Invest your resources in forging new weapons and armor—and gamble on polluting a bloodline by researching dangerous demonic artifacts.

If you need more info, watch the pitch video below:

The Kickstarter for Massive Chalice could either end well, or horribly. Some backers seem to take offense to game studios trying to fund a game while they’re still working on another Kickstarted project, while others don’t really mind it all. Double Fine is obviously banking on the latter and ensures that a separate team is still working on Broken Age even as others are starting to work on Massive Chalice.

Of interest to players, of course, is the price. Those interested in Massive Chalice can get the game for $20 with increasingly higher tiers offering bonuses like development documentaries, soundtrack, art, posters and T-shirts.

Double Fine is hoping to raise $725,000 for the project, with over $190,000 already pledged. With 28 more days to go, it’s pretty obvious that Double Fine will get all the money it needs and then some for the game.


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