Players: 1 (possible multiplayer option)
Estimated Delivery: January 2016
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Graywalkers: Purgatory is the first in a series of Emergent Strategic and Tactical Turn-based 3D Role-Playing Game set in a stylish supernatural post-apocalyptic world, where parts of Heaven, Hell and Earth have merged together in an event called “The Rupture”. Your story begins in the new island of Purgatory, a place made up of displaced land masses locat- ed in the Bermuda Triangle.
In this game, you play the prophesied leader of the Graywalkers, the 36 Hidden Ones who walk the line between the darkness and the light. It is your task to gather them all, unite the different factions of Purgatory under your banner, and lead the war to reclaim the world for humanity against the supernatural forces that have dominated the world. The game is inspired by a combination of the strategic, tactical and RPG elements of X-Com, Jagged Alliance, Fallout, Baldur’s Gate Civilization and Mount & Blade.
The game also features emergent gameplay: “dynamic gameplay wherein the world acts on its own motivations, but its destiny can be changed and shaped by you. Each of your action (or in-action) will shape the economy and politics of the world.”
This initiative will allow people to share their talents to the game by contributing content such as 3d Models, 2d Art, music, sound effects, animations and other content. It’s my opinion that customization of games is pretty important. While a game should be fun to play on its own, giving the consumer power over what to do with the product is key.
Pledge Tiers: 26 tiers ranging from $1 to $10,000
End Date: Mon, Nov 3 2014 9:05 PM EDT
Funding Type: Fixed
Chances of Success
So far Graywalkers: Purgatory has the feel of a decent project. The team is currently working on some more proof of concept material. This campaign is a reboot of an unsuccessful campaign that ran in October 2013. While the campaign was unsuccessful, the project made it almost half way to the goal. Since then, the Graywalker team has been doing a lot of work to get the word out for the reboot. This includes being listed on Steam Greenlight, Facebook, and Twitter. As of writing this article, the team is more than half way to their goal with about a little over a week left. This may not seem like enough time, but the last 48 hours are really crucial for a campaign.
One concern is that with the link to the Paypal donation option, which is important for those who are having trouble contributing through normal means, they may be losing some of the necessary numbers which could put them over their goal.