Fans of developer Double Fine have been waiting with bated breath for a new announcement that company founder (and Twinfinite nemesis) Tim Schafer has been teasing via Twitter. Well, now the cat’s out of the bag and a new tactical strategy game called Massive Chalice has been announced.
As with Double Fine’s ridiculously successful experience with funding upcoming adventure game Broken Age, this game is using Kickstarter as well. According to the page, Massive Chalice is going to be a tactical strategy game in a fantasy world, taking gameplay cues from games like XCOM, Fire Emblem, and Final Fantasy Tactics. Many of the hallmarks of the genre (permadeath, randomized dungeons) are there, along with what will certainly be this developer’s signature sense of humor.
As of right now, Massive Chalice has achieved $9,791 or its $725,000 goal with 28 days to go. If this campaign goes anything like the previous one, that number will be obselete by the time I hit the ‘Publish’ button.
You can check out the Kickstarter page for Massive Chalice here.
*UPDATE: As of 1:56 EST, the Kickstarter is a $93, 405…no wait, $94,225…hang on, $94,405…AAAAH!