Kickstarter of the Day: Map Monsters
There’s only seven days left to fund a proposed mobile game, Map Monsters, designed by legendary Richard Garfield. As you may or may not know, he’s the guy who created Magic: The Gathering, that bastion of lunchtime nerdery for young dorks all across the world. The game’s goal is set at $40,000, and as of this writing, it only has a bit over $15,000 in pledged funds.
The game incorporates phones’ GPS functions, letting users wander around and check in at new places to see what monsters are there. The player’s job is to catch as many loose monsters as possible (that sounds familiar…). The game will be free-to-play, and it definitely sounds like an interesting use of the phone platform.
And, hey! It’s Richard Garfield. I met and interviewed him once, and he’s a pretty nice guy. And he made Magic, which, last time I checked, is still pretty huge among gamers. What do you think?
I’m leaning towards throwing a little cash this project’s way, if for no other reason than I’d like to see it get finished sooner rather than later. Oh, Kickstarter. Stop taking all my monies.
Thanks to Collin for the tip.