A locally developed Windows PC game, which became the first South African videogame to be listed on crowd-funding website Kickstarter, on Tuesday reached its goal of raising US$100 000, or just over R1m.
Chris Bischoff, lead developer of the Stasis game from development company The Brotherhood, says he is “thrilled” that the funding has come through.
“We’ve also listed ‘stretch goals’ that promise more awesome content if further funding comes forward,” he says.
The funding will be released by Kickstarter once the 33-day campaign is over, which is on Saturday, 7 December.
Bischoff will be working on Stasis full time from January with a view to delivering the game to eager fans before the end of next year.
The game has received backing from more than 3 200 funders, reaching its goal four days before the funding period’s cut-off date. At the time of writing, the amount pledged was at $100 678.
The $100 000 in pledges means that further development of the classic point-and-click adventure game — additional layers of graphics, animation libraries and overlays by professional voice artists — will go ahead.
Stasis is a 2D point-and-click adventure game for Windows set in the distant future. The story revolves around a character called John Maracheck, who has to interact and solve puzzles to save his family while uncovering horrific experimentation, illicit research and an ever-deepening mystery.
For anyone who is interested, the alpha version of the game can be downloaded from the developers’ website. — (c) 2013 NewsCentral Media
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