Man, I love Kickstarter. Where else would you get the chance to fund awesome looking games like Deathfire: Ruins of Nethermore? This bad boy has everything I love in CRPGs: you get to create a full party YOURSELF, all combat is tactical turn-based, and there are plenty of rats in dire need of an axe. The brain behind this project is Guido Henkel, who, yes, I’m arranging now to have on Matt Chat. Guido is German (with perfect English) who has worked on games such as Planescape: Torment and Realms of Arkania. Need I say more?
I can’t quite figure out from the video how movement will work in the game, though. It looks a lot like Legend of Grimrock, and I’m wondering if there will the same kind of pressure plate puzzles and such here. That wouldn’t be a bad thing at all in my opinion! Still, as much as I liked that game, I do enjoy getting outdoors and settling down for a few pints of fine ale at a tavern or two.
Keep your fingers crossed that I’ll be able to Guido on the show soon to talk about this (and hopefully his earlier work, too).