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The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 being Kickstarted

11 Feb 2014  by   Tim McDonald
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KING Art Games and Nordic Games have launched a Kickstarter for The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 – sort of.

This is a bit of an unusual one, you see. The point-and-click adventure sequel has already been fully funded by Nordic Games and will be coming out in 2015; this particular Kickstarter is pretty much a Kickstarter aimed at making it bigger and better. Regardless of whether KING Art get the $65,000 they’re asking for, the game will come out in 2015.

That $65,000 will result in the game using “projection mapping” – which is apparently a magical technique that will make the game look better – and a Kickstarter Edition of the game that’ll come with all sorts of goodies, like an artbook, mousepad, and Critter plushie. $95,000 will add non-essential puzzle chains in the form of side quests, as well as in-game costumes as rewards for these side quests. $145,000 will result in a production blog and Making-Of video series, plus orchestral music. Finally, $235,000 will result in the game having a full orchestral soundtrack, more animations, more facial expressions, and more camera angles and close-ups to make the best use of these animations and facial expressions.

Pledges begin at $5 for forum access and a wallpaper, with $25 netting you a digital copy of the game. You can pay right the way up to $5,000, which nets you all sorts of goodies as well as the ability to accompany the team for a day during development.

If you fancy making The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 bigger and better than it could be, then you’ve got 39 days to do so.

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    Durandal

    I am very well aware that adventure games are hardly selling well but this is ridiculous. A developer and his publisher using Kickstarter to finance their game now? Seems like this is the new way to cut down the production cost these days.

    Whats next? EA and Maxis using Kickstarter to get cash for the next SimCity?

    February 11, 2014 at 2:01 pm
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      Tim McDonald

      Yeah, this is moving some way towards the fears we all had about publishers using Kickstarter to lower their own costs. Since the game is definitely happening anyway I can’t complain *too* loudly about this one – it’s very much a case of “if you want it to look a bit nicer, vote with your wallets” – but it’s a slippery slope from here to “EA seeks $60 million to Kickstart Battlefield 5.”

      It’s a worrying trend, if nothing else.

      February 11, 2014 at 2:36 pm

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