The lights are on
Tom Hall, id Software veteran and creator of the Commander Keen video game series, has posted a Kickstarter for Worlds of Wander.
Worlds of Wander is a platform game creation tool that allows players to create their own game, and then share it with the larger community.
In his Kickstarter video, Hall calls it a “platform gaming toy box that really empowers people to make their own game,” adding that “it’s time to really enable people with simple, simple tools.”
The creation tool will run on iOS and Android tablets, Ubuntu Linux, Mac, and Windows. Secret Spaceship Club, a complete game and spiritual successor to Commander Keen, is also included.
At the time of this writing, the project has 191 backers, $8,174 pledged of a $400,000 goal, and 25 days to go.
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I just backed my first kick starter!
awesome. if this makes it i'll have a go at making a platforming game.
This will help me in my future!
Hmm... It doesn't look completely impressive, but I guess it is a start. But I'll stick with starting with RPG Maker. Combining simple and complex at the same time. I rather not just start a first project with complex engines like Unreal or cryENGINE. Just not yet.
Commander Keen! I just loved zapping slugs.
Didn't LBP already do that (make platformer tools easy and readily available)?
Much rather have episodes 7-9,Tommy.
Also 400,000 seems kinda steep for a mobile game, wouldn't 120,000 be enough?
Commander Keen should be re-released with updated graphics and the last episodes completed. It would sell, people are just as big of suckers for good action platformers as they've always been. Rayman, Mario, Donkey Kong; I'd like to see Billy Blaze's name up there too someday.
I have a better idea FINISH COMMANDER KEEN!!!!
Seems like retired veterans are flocking kickstarter to make ends meet again
Damn, that kid looks annoying. And that monster's eyes are way too big and I really hate the art style.
Doesn't say anything about the project itself, but in my opinion that game lacks a whole lot of charm to be considered a spiritual successor to Commander Keen. (Which is one of my favorite games of all time.)