Tim Schafer is no stranger to the amazing benefits that crowd-funding sources like Kickstarter can have on a struggling project. After all, it was only just last year when his company Double Fine broke all sorts of internet records by raising more than $3 million dollars in a one-month period for their Double Fine Adventure game (now known as Broken Age). So naturally, why wouldn’t they try the same approach again?
Well that’s just what they did. The new game in question is titled Massive Chalice, and will be a tactical strategy PC and Mac game where players take control of an immortal King or Queen in charge of a powerful and century-old family dynasty. The gameplay is inspired by classic tactical strategy games like Final Fantasy Tactics and Fire Emblem, and the structure of noble families is also in homage to Game of Thrones. The game is being helmed by Brad Muir, who was the creative force behind Iron Brigade.
The Massive Chalice Kickstarter just went live less than an hour ago, and has already funded more than $20,000 of its $750,000 goal. Even if you don’t have the funds to pledge to the exciting new project right now, you should at least head on over to the Massive Chalice Kickstarter page and watch the surprisingly cinematic (and extremely hilarious) introduction video featuring Tim Schafer and friends.
In addition to learning some more about the game straight from the horse’s mouth, you’ll also find some tongue-in-cheek jokes at Double Fine’s own expense, a couple digs at big-time corporate video game publishers, and of course, projectile vomiting. What more could you ask for?