Double Fine Announces Massive Chalice Kickstarter

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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.

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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!

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  • Andres Ruiz

    Oh man, this is going to be awesome.

  • Christopher Hadlock

    I love the idea of Double Fine, but honestly this is a bit much for me. Adventure game isn’t out yet, Humble Prototype isn’t out yet, and the idea of Psychonauts 2 is somewhere in the San Francisco studio being bounced around. Since this is my favorite genre of gaming they are dipping their toes into, they better not be sluffing around with it or any others with so many different crowd funded projects in development. Unfortunately, I’m still buying in to the concept of something as good as Psychonauts, but 2005 was a long time ago. I really don’t know if I want to fund this until its complete or near enough to wet my whistle. Since the web is already throwing enough money to get it steam rolling along, I get that luxury..

    • Mike Eaton

      I’m pretty much in the same boat as you. I love that Double Fine has the ability to get funding for games this way, but I’m going to wait until Broken Age comes out before I dive headfirst into those waters again.

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