Kickstarter has hit it big. Thanks to Tim Schafer, developers have seen the potential in crowd funding and have flocked to the service. Being quite interested in the phenomenon, I’ve been looking for the right game to slap my hard earned dollars on. Well, I found it with Grim Dawn.
Grim Dawn is an action RPG being developed by Crate Entertainment, a tiny group of programmers and designers who used to be a part of Iron Lore. If that name sounds familiar, then you probably played their biggest game, Titan Quest. It was a huge hit on the PC and flew the flag for the genre while Diablo was having an extended holiday. It introduced a great mythical setting and some wonderful features that have since become staples.
The creators of Grim Dawn have turned to Kickstarter to fund the game in an effort to get it released sooner rather than later. Chasing a modest total of $280,000, they have already reached the halfway mark. As always, if you chip in, you get some nice rewards. For my $35 donation, I will receive a copy of the game, access to the beta and some in game items. It is certainly a nice bonus for my relatively small outlay.
If you, like me, want to see what these talented guys can come up with, head over to their Kickstarter page. Hopefully we’ll all reap the benefits with another great game.
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