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Spiderweb Software's Geneforge remake is on Kickstarter
Game News - posted by Infinitron on Wed 12 February 2020, 22:00:09Tags: Geneforge 1 - Mutagen; Jeff Vogel; Spiderweb Software
When Jeff Vogel began teasing his next game on Twitter a few weeks ago, nobody had any doubt that it was going to be a remake of Geneforge. What was a bit surprising is that he announced it was going to be on Kickstarter again, just like Queen's Wish. I guess that Jeff has finally discovered this Cool New Trick for making more money and that crowdfunding is going to be standard operating procedure for Spiderweb from now on. Anyway the remake is up on Kickstarter now and it's called Geneforge 1 - Mutagen. Here's its pitch video and description:
Our tiny little company worked on the five parts of the Geneforge Saga from 1999 to 2008. They were truly unique games, with a strange and fascinating world, complex characters, tough moral choices, and a blend of fantasy and science fiction unlike anything that had come before.
The games were big successes for us, and they have a passionate following that continues to this day.
They are also old. Really, really old.
The first Geneforge game is old enough to vote now. It is really showing its age. It doesn't run on a lot of computers and the interface and graphics are hopelessly crude. We have been wanting to give it a loving, ground-up remaster for years now.
And, with your help, that time has come!
When we remaster our games, we put serious effort into it. We want to bring the Geneforge games into the modern world, with a better interface, graphics, and design.
The remaster will not only be for Windows and Macintosh, but we will be bringing Geneforge, for the first time, to the iPad!
We plan to respect what our fans loved about the series. The world, the characters, the story, the game system, they will be mostly the same. We plan to expand the world, adding new characters, storylines, abilities, games systems, and other ways to go crazy with your mutant monsters.
This Kickstarter will help us to hire professionals to help with art, interface design, and adding all the other things the original game is lacking. We will take the time to rework every location, encounter, and line of dialogue.
It's a huge job. Remastering the five games of the Geneforge Saga will take years. Yet, this is one of our most beloved series, there has been a big demand about it, and we're excited to start the journey with Geneforge 1 - Mutagen! And we would love for you to come with us!
Jeff is looking to raise $30,000 dollars for Geneforge 1 - Mutagen and he's already most of the way there. You can get a copy for $20, with beta access available for superfans willing to pay $200. Since this is a remake, it's worth noting that the stretch goals are promising new content - a new creation at $50,000 and an entirely new region at $75,000. We'll see if the campaign manages to reach them. The game is scheduled for release next year in February 2021.