Kickstarter of the Day: Republique Mobile Game by Metal Gear Vets
Another day, another video game project seeking funding on Kickstarter. A very cool-looking mobile game is looking for $500,000 on the crowd-funding site, and with 31 days to go, it’s already got nearly $35,000.
In the video above, Ryan Paton, a veteran of Kojima Games and the Metal Gear franchise, explains how he quit his job to form his new company, Camouflaj, and set to work on making one of the more ambitious and innovative looking new mobile games. Along with Alexei Tylevich, who heads the Logan production company, Paton’s game will task players with helping to guide a woman named Hope through a totalitarian state inspired by 1984. As you can see in the trailer, players will hack cameras and computers by pinching, zooming, and tapping with their phones. It seems like a really cool way to integrate the medium with the message, bringing the fact that you’re dicking around on a phone to bear on the game itself.
The Kickstarter page notes that the game will cost more than $1 million to make, and that they’ve got some investors who’ve already ponied up some money to help finance the project. But if the fundraising goes well and they exceed their half-a-million-dollar goal, it’s conceivable that Paton and Tylevich will consider developing the game for more platforms than just iOS (ahem, I would buy this on Android, ahem).
Take a look. Pretty cool, no? If I had an iPhone or iPad, you know I’d shell out some cash for this’un.