The lights are on
The creator of Alice and its sequel Alice: Madness Returns is turning to
Kickstarter for his studio's next game, Akaneiro: Demon Hunters.
The game is a free to play action RPG with roots in Japanese culture, and elements of the Little Red Riding hood fable. The game is mostly complete, according to the pitch video, but developer Spicy Horse needs $200,000 to put them over the edge for release and let it release on multiple platforms.
You can find out more about the game, and see some gameplay by heading to the Kickstarter page.
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First off, not really a fan of another Diablo/Torchlight style game. There's already too many of those. Second, not a fan of free to play games. Third, I would donate, to support another Alice title. Other than that, good luck to them.
The problem with this being a F2P game is there might be a lack focus on the story. And with American McGee, story is a big part. Can't say I won't try it once it is released, but I won't be donating.
Cool. I love this guy's vision. I may have to donate.
The game looks cool; I may kick a few bucks there way. Although I admit, I'm not a fan of this kind of thing on Kickstarter.
I mean, I get it when developers want to make a game that publishers don't want to fund. There are many, many underrepresented genres out there, because the Bobby Kotick's of the world only want to pump out games that are derivative of big games that make money - i.e. clones of Call of Duty, World of Warcraft and Just Dance, and THAT'S IT. So for anyone wanting to make space sims, flight sims, mech games, adventure titles, etc. they need to turn to crowd funding. And that's cool.
But Spicy Horse was making a F2P Diablo Clone. That's something that's easier to sell. Didn't they have a publishing partner set up already? This one seems... a little shady, is all.
That being said, it also looks great. And it's nice to see a Kickstarter pitch for a game in some meaningful form of completion, that will release soon. Double Edged sword, I guess.
Watched the Kickstarter video for it; I must say American McGee has a very dull voice. Game looks neat though, might check it out eventually.
Sounds cool, can't wait to play it!
Just donated. I really like the concept, and having a name like American McGee behind it makes me pretty confident about the final quality.
No comment on the game, but anyone know who is the artist of the blade-wielding Red Riding Hood in the header?
I wonder what will come of this next...
Im clicked the link after i read the words ''multi platform rpg and culture'' more games need culture these days or else they will become like hollywood *cough* *cough* Hansel and Gretel movie *cough*
I like the concept of this game... but can it not be a free-to-play game? Certain games implement the idea very well such as Punch Quest for the IOS, others not so much.
American McGee and Kickstarter: Two great things that go great together.