Yesterday, Double Fine Productions returned to Kickstarter to raise funds for their new IP “Massive Chalice.” After raising a record-breaking $3,336,371 for “Broken Age”, Double Fine is asking for $725,000 to fund their new project which will be a tactical strategy game that will play like “X-Com” and have a setting similar to “Game of Thrones”.
“Massive Chalice” will be DRM-free and will be released for the PC, Mac and Linux and will include many unique and interesting game play elements. “Massive Chalice” will combine strategy of running a kingdom with the tactics based gameplay seen in games like “Final Fantasy Tactics”. These include a multi-generational family where your heroes will suffer permadeath due to old age and you must raise the new crop of heroes. So you must make the decision of keeping your best heroes in battle or retiring them so that that way their abilities get passed along to the next generation. The hope for “Massive Chalice” is that a game will be able to go on for hundreds of years.
“Massive Chalice” will be under the direction of Brad Muir who has been with Double Fine since “Psychonauts” and was the creator of “Iron Brigade”. Double Fine is looking to finish “Massive Chalice” by September 2014.
For those that are worried about the development of “Massive Chalice” interfering with the development of “Broken Age” should not fear. As, “Broken Age” is only using about 1/3 of Double Fine’s staff and Double Fine has the ability to work on multiple games at once.
As of writing, Double Fine has already raised over $550,000 for “Massive Chalice” and still has 27 days to raise funds.