SAVED BY KICKSTARTER
The genre revivals powered by the crowd
Uber Entertainment’s new RTS is being created with the involvement of many of the team members responsible for Total Annihilation and Supreme-Commander. The game raised approximately $2.2 million on Kickstarter.
This revival of the 25-year-old isometric FASA RPG resurrects a genre long out of fashion.
Shadowrun itself is a genre mashup of a dystopian cyberpunk future and high-fantasy creatures. The game raised around $1.8 million.
Another top-down RPG, Wasteland2 will be the first official sequel to the 1988 original, which inspired the Fallout series. The game raised approximately $2.9 million, and is due for release on Windows, OS X and Linux.
Perhaps the best-known genre-reviving game here, Tim Schafer’s Broken Age, aka Double Fine Adventure, is an adventure game in the style of The Secret Of Monkey Island that was ludicrously overfunded by fans of the genre.
A sequel to David Braben and Ian Bell’s era-defining space combat and trading game, allowing you to “fight, trade and hunt your way across a giant galaxy of billions of star systems, starting with a basic starship”.