How does controlling a 7 metre tall Victorian fighting machine grab you? If the idea has you grinning like the Cheshire Cat then you should check out the Kickstarter for Ironcast.
They’ve reached their funding target but there are plenty of stretch goals still to go. The kickstarter ends on the 3rd October at 19:30 BST (14:30 EDT) so get on over there now if you’re interested.
I don’t have any link with the game, other than having backed it, but I love the setting they’ve chosen, the way the game will play and the wonderful artwork. If you’re into games, especially strategy / rpg games, it’s one to check out.
One warning – as with all Kickstarter projects there is no guarantee the end product will be completed, and if not you won’t get a refund. I think it’s well worth the risk though.
An indie author can write a book, cover the initial costs themselves and then seek an audience. An indie game development team need a lot more capital up front to make a game, which is where Kickstarter comes in. I’ve seen a few projects fail, but I’ve also seen some amazing games come to life which would never have stood a chance under the old big studio model. Go on. Take a look.