With wildly successful Wasteland 2 and Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter projects, it’s easy to forget that not every Kickstarter video game campaign is funded within the first week. Cipher Prime’s Auditorium 2: Duet project is a great example. The developer wants to create a sequel to the original Auditorium and decided to go to Kickstarter on February 28, 2012 to make it happen.
Unfortunately, it just isn’t happening. At least, not yet. The Kickstarter project ends March 30, 2012. In order to fund Auditorium 2: Duet, Cipher Prime needs $60,000 to get the game made. They’ve only raised $50,310 of 11:45am on March 27, 2012. They need $9,690, just under $10,000, to get this done.
The original Auditorium was a single player, music puzzle game for the PS3, PSP, Windows PC, and iOS devices. A cascading river of light would appear on screen. Players would have to place control point motes to guide the river to an audio container. Once it hit the audio container, a simple song would start playing. It’s much better than it sounds – try it for yourself. Auditorium 2: Duet would keep the single player mode, but also add a cooperative multiplayer mode where two players would work together to make a song play, while also influencing each others’ fields. The Kickstarter project is to fund a PC game, but Cipher Prime said other versions could be released if the demand was there.
So it’s time for all of us to pitch in! You can donate as much as you like, but donating $5 or more means you’ll earn some kind of reward. The most basic reward gets your name in the credits, while donating over $15 gets you a copy of Auditorium 2: Duet. Higher levels include items like t-shirts, strategy guides, extra copies of the game, Dev Note Access, additional in-game acts, a soundtrack, plaques and beta tester access. Higher level donations, over $500, can get you time with the development team, custom prints or a poster print of your face in the Cipher Prime Studios.