Didn't want to keep talking about other kickstarters in Project Eternity so figured I'd start a new thread about it.
For those that don't know what it is:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lootdrop/an-old-school-rpg-by-brenda-brathwaite-and-tom-hal
Brenda Brathwaite and Tom Hal's names aren't too popular, but their team is responsible for some very popular games: Dungeons and Dragons, Anachronox, Wizardry 8, Ultima, Bard's Tale, Jagged Alliance, Ghost Recon, Doom, Quake, Mortal Kombat...
As for the game. I looked it up at first and was not impressed. They kept saying old school RPG, with some small story description and not much else. It was a bit of a bad start that was way too rushed. But they've been releasing more technical and more game related details and I'm in love with it now!
The story is pretty good:
"Shaker: An Old School RPG is a first-person perspective, fantasy/sci-fi game set in a Bridge world between the future and the very distant medieval past. Taking the role of operative James Connelly (you may also customize your lead character), an employee of Shaker Corporation, you are called upon to set right a deadly chain of events that began millennia ago. You and your crew of 3 operatives will be deployed to Antera, a medieval, fantasy world in the distant past. There, under a feudal guise, you must unearth the very beginning of a horrible chain of events and avert it, or the universe we know today will cease to exist in a mere 100 years.
Shaker's core technology is a device that allows it to see 100 years into the future and as far back as all past human memory allows. A team of analysts goes over the data, and Shakers are deployed into the future or past to straighten out potential disturbances. In its history, Shaker had already averted wars, plagues and countless regional skirmishes..."
Combat will be very similar to Wizardry/Phantasy Star. Here's a neat description of it http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lootdrop/an-old-school-rpg-by-brenda-brathwaite-and-tom-hal/posts/326172?ref=activity
They will also make a second game (a sequel of sorts) if it reaches 1.9mil. Not sure if that's possible with their unfortunate slow start, but honestly, I am even more interested in it that the James Connelly side. The more I read about this, the more I love Darien Cole's side. I would love to see the future-part of the game. It reminds me a bit of the old Phantasy Star games that I loved to death. I kind of wish that was their main game. Or hopefully, if they don't succeed reaching it, they will start another kickstarter for that.
Anyone else backed it or interested in it? And those who looked it up and didn't like it at first, give it another look! I was very critical of it at first, but they won me over with their updates! The team is very creative.