Since the success of Double Fine Adventure on Kickstarter, several other developers have been using the fundraising site to try and get their projects off the ground. Other notable successes on Kickstarter have been Brian Fargo‘s Wasteland 2, which made $3 million during its run on Kickstarter, and Jordan Wesiman‘s Shadowrun Returns, which hit the $1 million mark a couple of days ago.
Now, Crate Entertainment, made up of former member’s of Iron Lore Entertainment, has announced that they, too, will be funding a project on Kickstarter. Grim Dawn, an action-RPG, is being touted as a spiritual successor to Iron Lore’s Titan Quest. Using Iron Lore’s engine and toolkit, (with improvements, of course), Crate Entertainment is looking to create a game that builds on past performance, one that can be called their “greatest work yet.” As it’s described on the project’s Kickstarter page:
“The creation of Grim Dawn is guided by traditional design and old school sensibilities, with innovation only in the areas where we feel it truly improves the game and isn’t just a gimmicky back of the box feature.”
With another month to go, the project has so far hit $77,766 of its $280,000 goal. There will be a whole slew of features included with the game, including a modding kit, and the title, when released will be DRM free. As with any project on Kickstarter, if you’re interested, you can head on over to the page and drop a couple of dollars in yourself. There prize tiers, including the finished game at a reduced price if you pledge $18 or more, early access to the beta and the game for $35 or more, or a collaboration with Crate to create your very own sidequest. That one will cost you $8,000 or more.