Just seven days after Double Fine started its Kickstarter campaign to fund a new game—dubbed Massive Chalice—the company has met its goals. With 23 days to go, the Kickstarter campaign sits at $734,403. The original goal of the Kickstarter campaign was to get $725,000. This would be the second game that Double Fine has decided to fund through a Kickstarter campaign.
Massive Chalice is a tactical strategy game with a high fantasy setting. The company says that it has been inspired by classics in the tactical strategy genre, such as XCOM, Final Fantasy: Tactics and Fire Emblem. The world of the game itself has been inspired by Game of Thrones and its array of noble families. The goal of the studio is to create an epic, replayable turn-based tactics game where generations of heroes repel demonic invasions.
The map for the in-game world of Massive Chalice
Much like the studio's previous Kickstarter game Broken Age, this is one of those games that big publishers just won't greenlight. Another interesting part of the campaign is that just like for Broken Age, documentary crew 2 Player Productions will be documenting the development of the game if it gets funded.
The game is divided into two parts – strategy mode and tactics mode. In strategy mode, you oversee your kingdom, arrange royal marriages, conduct research and make the far-reaching decisions that will determine the fate of your legacy. In the tactics mode, you fight turn-based battles to defend your kingdom using small squads of customisable heroes. The brutality of the game kicks in thanks to the permadeath mechanic, where if any of your heroes die, there's no way to get them back.
Publish date: June 4, 2013 4:34 pm| Modified date: December 19, 2013 11:52 am