by Corey Cole
I'm so excited this is funded! Congrats!
I also want to call out Underworld Ascendant. Ultima Underwold gets overlooked as one of the most influential and important games in PC history. It was the first 3D textured game (before Wolfenstein and Doom) and it was a more impressive engine than either. Looking Glass Studios gave us Thief, System Shock (which gave birth to Bioshock series), Underworld, and more.
Those developers have always made a narrative with strong sandbox elements, allowing players to alter their worlds and come up with creative solutions to games. Their KS was successful and funded, but they need additional funding for stretch goals.
I really am serious when I say Underworld was one of the most important PC games of all time, and its successor is really under the radar. BTW, this is an actual licensed sequel from the original devs.
Congratulations, I hope this is enough money to keep you guys afloat :)
Yes, TJ,, I agree about Ultima Underworld - it was amazing for the time, and a fun game.
I plan to devote at least two future updates to already-funded projects that deserve more attention. Underworld Ascendant is certainly one, SpaceVenture another, Thimbleweed Park, and Earthlock. Also to projects that have been completed and need to sell more copies to adventure gamers to make up the great expense of developing them - Moebius and the Gabriel Knight remake come to mind, possibly LSL:R, Dreamfall Chapters, a few others.
Congratulations on passing the funding goal! I never doubted it, but I know how much of a relief it is when you pass that line. Best of luck in development!
By the way, Cidney gets bonus adventure points for showing off my meep's ... brother? sister? ... brister? ... let's say cousin. ^^
Ref Cidney's meep and Robert being the first backer - it turns out that all three of the programmers who started in 2015 were significant backers of the first Hero-U Kickstarter campaign. That surprised me, but then I realized it was to be expected by the way we publicized the openings. And Robert is backer #1 - he managed to sneak in ahead of my son, who snagged the 2nd slot.
I didn't know about the backing, and it wasn't a criteria, but it does show something - our team members are really dedicated to the project and care about it. From our experience, that makes more of a difference in the quality of a game than anything else. That's why we're so excited about the team right now.