Occasional GamePolitics contributor and co-host of Super Podcast Action Committee E. Zachary Knight has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for his RPG-flavored collectible token game, Demon's Hex. EZK and his brother Willis Knight are developing the game through their tiny indie game studio Divine Knight Gaming.
According to the Kickstarter page, Demon's Hex started out as a tribute to the mini-games Triple Triad and Tetra Master from Final Fantasy 8 and 9. Here's more from the Kickstarter page on how the game plays out:
"The game plays with each player choosing six tokens to use in that match. Each player takes turns placing one token at a time. The goal is to use the tokens' strengths to take control of the most number of tokens on the board by the end of the match. The winner of the match earns experience and gold necessary to advance in the game. If you are very resourceful, you may even get the chance to capture one or more of your opponent's tokens."
So why the Kickstarter goal of $10,000? Diving Knight Gaming says that most of the money will go towards paying for music, setting up and maintaining game servers and other incidental day-to-day costs associated with game development. If they hit their funding goal of $10,000, Ouya will match those funds through the #FreeTheGames Fund.
If all goes well Demon's Hex will be released early next year on Ouya, Android, iOS, and Web. The game will feature cross-platform multiplayer too.
If you want to get a taste of the game, Divine Knight Gaming has an early playable prototype of Demon's Hex on its website.
For more info on the game check out its Kickstarter campaign page or watch the pitch video to your left. And if you really want to help this tiny indie studio succeed in its crowdfunding goals, share the Kickstarter campaign on Facebook and Twitter.