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Jeff Vogel goes to Kickstarter for his next game, Queen's Wish: The Conqueror

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Jeff Vogel goes to Kickstarter for his next game, Queen's Wish: The Conqueror

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Thu 31 May 2018, 00:43:11

Tags: Jeff Vogel; Queen's Wish: The Conqueror; Spiderweb Software

The past two years have seen the conclusion of two trilogies by Jeff Vogel's Spiderweb Software - the BioWare-inspired Avadon trilogy and the Avernum remake trilogy. Before he moves on to the inevitable Geneforge remake, Jeff has promised one last original series. A year and a half ago in an interview with PC Gamer, he said he was planning a Kickstarter in early 2018 to fund the development of a new engine with better art for that purpose. There's not much left of early 2018, but it looks like he's just about made it. Introducing Queen's Wish: The Conqueror, a fantasy RPG that Jeff hopes will be the first part in a new trilogy. Here's the pitch:

We invite you to escape into the all-new world of Queen's Wish. This will hopefully be an all-new trilogy in a a unique and fascinating setting, which you will be free to remake to your liking.

You are the youngest child of Queen Sharyn, the absolute leader of the Empire of Haven. While your older siblings have grabbed fame and power, you have slid by in a life of quiet luxury. Until now.

Your mother has decided to force power upon you and send you out into the world. Your new home: The wild, war-torn land of Sacramentum. There was once a successful Haven colony there. It then fell apart, for reasons not entirely clear.

To win the Queen's favor, you must go to Sacramentum and rebuild Haven's colony. But will you? Will you crush the nations of Sacramentum and expand Haven? Make peace with them and earn a place in their lands? Or just try to escape from your mother and homeland?

It will be up to you.


Queen's Wish will be a huge fantasy role-playing game for Windows, Macintosh, iPad, and possibly iPhone. It will feature an enormous world, sharp dialogue, cunning quests, and fascinating characters. It will be old-school 80's-style gaming, with a low budget but tons of clever design and charm.

Explore an enormous outdoors and search for towns and dungeons. Fight clever, carefully designed turn-based battles. Meet three different fierce nations, and deal with them with cunning, diplomacy, or (if you choose) violence.

Build new forts and customize them. Install your own smithies, shops, and furniture, giving each fortress your own unique spin. Choose how to expand your towns. The sorts of shops you specialize in will give your character different bonuses.

It's a modest Kickstarter pitch, very much aimed at existing Spiderweb fans, and Jeff wasn't lying when he said the graphics wouldn't be a big improvement. But apparently it's good enough that the campaign has already nearly reached its $30,000 goal, so Queen's Wish is probably getting made. You can secure yourself a copy for $20, with beta access available at a steep $200. The estimated release date is May 2019.

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