Even though the following three Kickstarters have been fully funded, I thought you might still be interested in hearing about the projects or getting in at the last moment to obtain prizes and help the developers reach their “stretch goals”.
The first game is Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, a first-person action title centered around medieval melee combat. Developer Torn Banner Studios, who previously created the Half-Life 2 mod Age of Chivalry, says the final release will have a deep melee system and over 60 weapons and siege weapons to play with, as well as a “dynamic objective system” to provide some higher-level strategy to the team-based battles. But unfortunately the single-player portion of the game sounds like it will be limited to practice for online multiplayer.
Chivalry is slated for a Fall release as a PC exclusive.
Next up is Mercenary Kings, a run n’ gun by Tribute Games (Wizorb) that features artwork by the inimitable Paul Robertson (this same team also worked on the Scott Pilgrim console beat ‘em up). The game will release on PC with 4-player splitscreen co-op and features a unique weapon-building system that allows you to build your own arsenal. Not too much else is known about it since it’s still in the prototype phase.
I enjoyed Wizorb and I’m looking forward to this, although I’ll be honest, I’m a little scared about how the weapon system will affect the balance and level design.
Finally, there’s Two Brothers, an ambitious top-down action RPG set in a world that has been leeched of color. The premise of the game is intriguing and aside from the amateurish font, the production looks very nice. Two Brothers is slated for a February 2013 release.