We've seen some interesting Kickstarters looking for funding, but a new Kickstarter that features Tom Hall (Commander Keen, Doom, Rise of the Triad, and Anachronox) and Brenda Brathwaite (Wizardry RPG series) promising an "old school" role-playing game is one that probably deserves your rapt attention. The legendary developers, who will work with John Romero's Loot Drop on this particular project, are seeking $1 million, with a stretch goal of $1.9 million. If they hit that number they promise to create a second game that will be included along with the first one to any backers.
Speaking to Polygon about the Kickstarter, Brathwaite expressed her optimism about getting funding and be able to work with Hall.
"We are so excited about it," Brathwaite wrote. "A return to core games and a return to RPGs makes Tom and I so incredibly happy. It is something we've wanted to do for a while, but we were leads on active projects, so it was not possible until now. We can't wait. It is an honor to make a game with someone like Tom, too."
The project, which is currently just called "Old School RPG," will allow players to create a group of up to four characters, choose from multiple races and classes. It will also offer multiple plot paths and factions that you can help or hurt depending on your actions. Other features include turn-based phased-time combat, multiple beginnings and endings and a unique storyline. Assuming the campaign hits the $1.9 million stretch goal, players will be able to transfer their characters from the first game to the second title. Hitting the lower stretch goal of $1.5 million will allow the duo to add super hardcore mode to the game.
If the initial goal is met, the game will be released sometime in January 2014.
You can join in on the Kickstarter here. As of this writing Old School RPG has raised $64,951 of its $1,000,000 goal from 1,643 backers, with 32 more days to go.