Okay, readers, it’s go time. The Kickstarter campaign for Lori and Cori Cole’s new game, Hero-U, just seven days shy of completion, but they still have a ways to go to reach the $400,000 goal that will guarantee the game’s release (right now they’re at about 60%). Trust me on this, these guys know what they’re doing in the way of game development and I have full faith in their ability to make a humorous game that is addictive, challenging, and, most of all, unique. If you haven’t pledged already, head over there now and secure your copy of the game. For a little extra, you can even secure a copy of the game’s sequel! We just have to get this one made first.
I’ll be coming back to this in more depth a little bit later, but I had to get the word out that the Hero-U Kickstarter page is up and
pending approval before it goes live. Those of us anticipating the games release can get a look at some of the game’s early artwork, some awesome music in the Kickstarter teaser trailer, and some insight into how the final game will play. Of course, you can also check out all of the awesome rewards the team has planned for backers. At $50, they’ll even throw in the entire QFG collection so head over there and check it out. Now!
Update: As of this update, $110,082 have been pledged to the cause which is little more than 25% of the ultimate goal, $400k. There are still 28 days left in the campaign, but these guys really need our support to get the game off the ground. Really, if you’re not sure they deserve it (c’mon, $25 nabs you the full game!) seriously–SERIOUSLY–check out Quest for Glory. Whether you buy the collection at GOG or just download the free remake of QFG 2 over at AGDI, I promise it’s worth at least a fraction of your time.
Update #2: If you haven’t seen them already, check out the Hero-U reward tiers in this nifty new video:
Obsidian’s Kickstarter campaign for Project Eternity crossed the $2.7 million line last night marking the achievement of the latest stretch goal which will add two new classes to the old-school RPG: Chanters and (far more importantly) Paladins. I first fell in love with paladins in my Quest for Glory.
In the series, the paladin was a semi-secret character class that could only be played through the import function for which QFG is famous. The paladins of Glorianna were not the religious warriors of D&D, though the latter was most definitely the inspiration of the former, but were instead considered the truest of heroes. They were guided by honor, a stat that meant relatively little to the other classes, and combated the forces of evil with their magic-imbued blades that glowed with blue fire.
I loved the paladin class so much that I actually incorporated his way of life into my own personal moral code. Even today when I am faced with a dilemma, I will ask myself, “How would a paladin face this situation?” It’s corny, I know, but it’s totally true.
Since QFG, the paladin class has become my go-to in nearly every subsequent RPG that I’ve played. For example, I played through Baldur’s Gate as a paladin, then switched to the amazing Inquisitor, a paladin kit, for Baldur’s Gate 2, Neverwinter Nights, my week with WOW; I even preferred the Humans in Warcraft 3 because of their paladin hero.
Anyway, what I’m getting at here is that I now know with a certainty that paladins are going to be a playable class in Project Eternity, and you can safely bet that I’ll be taking one from start to finish once the game launches next year (assuming they make the original release window).
I had to steal a break from my constant stream of homework to tell you all (you, being my loyal readers, of course) about a couple of new projects in the gaming world that are currently getting kick-started on, well, Kickstarter. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks–or just don’t really stay on top of your gaming news, I suppose–these projects are going to sound like old news to you. However, these two games have skyrocketed to the top of my most anticipated games list, the one that I keep in my mind at any rate. Continue reading