G3 Studios wants to get out in front of an upcoming crowd-funding campaign to bankroll its upcoming PC role-playing game, Deathfire: Ruins of Nethermore. Deathfire: Ruins of Nethermore is described as a first-person, party-based role-playing game with a heavy emphasis on story and character development. A prototype of the game is already in development by G3 Studios (using the Unity engine), and veteran role-playing game designer/producer Guido Henkel is leading the project. If Henkel's name sounds familiar it's because he has worked on some heavyweight PC role-playing game franchises including the cult hit Planescape: Torment, the Realms of Arkania Trilogy, Fallout II, and more. G3 says that the game is currently in the early stages of development and is scheduled for release in late 2014.
As for the Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign, Guido Henkel tells us that it will launch on Nov 6. The studio has not indicated just how much money it needs to raise in order to consider the campaign a success.
Earlier this month the studio revealed that it was working with Adriano Batista, a freelance comic book artist from Brazil, who has worked on such comic book series as "Vampirella," "Red Sonja," "Battlestar Galactica," and "Lady Death." He has also worked on pre-production art and character designs for computer games such as Riot Games' League of Legends. The studio has also hired Thomas Kronenberg, who worked on the Sacred series on countless other games in the past. Finally programmer Michael Flad is working on the game. His game credits include Gothic 3 and Shadows over Riva.
We'll have more on Deathfire: Ruins of Nethermore when its Kickstarter campaign officially launches. In the meantime, you can check out www.deathfiregame.com to get an early look at how the game is shaping up.