Kickstarter has revolutionized the way indie games are financed, but with hundreds of games begging for your precious shillings, we’re highlighting the most promising games whose very development may hinge upon you opening up your pocketbook.
Coming fresh off the steam of the successful Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey campaign, another beautiful fantasy adventure game starring a heroine appears! Realm’s vision comes from the art studio, Atomhawk Designs, who have contributed art assets and designs to games, such as Enslaved, Dead Island, and Mortal Kombat (9). This time, they’re looking to make their own adventure game to the tune of £195,000 (~$302,000 USD).
The story follows the adventure of a young girl, Sarina, and a golem, Toru, as they search for a cure for Sarina’s mother’s sickness. Although the time period is the far future, instead of highly advanced technology, players will be treated to lush landscapes of cities buried in natural foliage and strange wild creatures. They must utilize each protagonist’s abilities, including those derived from working together, to solve puzzles and traverse the dangerous world.
With less than two weeks to go, and about £54,000 pledged, the situation seems desperate, but we’ve witnessed Kickstarter miracles before. Atomhawk Designs are offering numerous rewards for each fantastically named tier, such as digital downloads, the game’s soundtrack, and T-shirts, art books, and more. For under the typical price of a AAA release, $53 (Digital Deluxe Elder), you can obtain all the digital pieces, things that normally come with a more expensive preorder. And the studio is now allowing backers to pledge a little extra to get specific items from higher tiers.
If you’re looking for a promising adventure game from a studio with the right pedigree, go pledge your love now!