Wildman—a game from Gas Powered Games that combines elements from role-playing and real-time strategy genres—could use your support on Kickstarter.
You control a hero, the Wildman, as you lead an army into battle. Your abilities and skills make your troops stronger, and you can also upgrade them with new technology and construct defenses. Defeating your opponent’s champion gives you rewards which you use to evolve. You can also go on adventures and explore new lands, plunder dungeons, earn new skills, collect materials to craft new items, and fight monsters to get even stronger.
Wildman is being developed by experienced game developers including music from Jeremy Soule (composer for Total Annihilation, Dungeon Siege, Supreme Commander, Skyrim, Morrowind, Oblivion, Icewind Dale, Neverwinter Nights, Dawn of War, and many other games). Chris Taylor is Wildman’s project lead along with many other talented artists and designers from Gas Powered Games.
If this sounds like the kind of game you want to play, go to their Kickstarter page and contribute some money. You can donate as little as $1, but if you donate more than $20 you get a copy of Wildman when it’s released, and access to the forums now. More than $30 adds the soundtrack and another copy of the game to give to a friend. The more you’re able to donate, the more rewards you get, but any amount will be appreciated and will help make Wildman a reality.
The bad news is that OS X and Linux versions of Wildman are not guaranteed. If the Kickstarter project meets the initial goal, then Gas Powered Games will have additional goals that will need to be met. Fortunately, their game engine supports multi-platform OpenGL instead of Windows-only DirectX. That makes an OS X version much more likely if they get enough funding.