Last week, we told you about Double Fine’s Massive Chalice Kickstarter, for a game that at the very least I would want to play. Apparently, I’m not the only one interested. Despite only just having been launched on May 30, 2013, the Massive Chalice Kickstarter has been completely funded by June 4, 2013.
I say, this is a pretty major accomplishment. Mainly, because Massive Chalice isn’t the kind of game Double Fine is known for. If the developer makes a Kickstarter for an adventure game, people leap. You know, because that’s when Double Fine really shines. However, Massive Chalice is a strategy game where players rule as a king or queen who guides his or her kingdom over the years sending out heroes to fight demons while also managing noble affairs. The kingdom must be managed and the Massive Chalice forged, but there will also be tactical, turn-based battles against the invading demons.
Double Fine has now received over $750,000 in backing for Massive Chalice, despite having only asked for $725,000 to make the game happen. Stretch goals haven’t been formally announced yet, so we don’t know what the extra money will make happen. For the moment, the stretch goals section just says that more money will increase the game’s scope and Double Fine will be talking with the community to help determine what else should be added into the game. I’m hoping a Vita, PS3 or Wii U port will end up being a goal.
If you want to back Massive Chalice, you have until June 27, 2013. To get a Windows, Mac or Linux copy of the game, you’ll have to pledge at least $20. The full game should be made available by September 2014. While most Kickstarter projects are a gamble, Double Fine is one of the companies you can trust to eventually deliver a high quality, finished product.
Product Page [Massive Chalice on Kickstarter]