The Fall meets Kickstarter goal dead early, has stretch goals to last it the rest of the month | PCGamesN

Phonopath turns you into an audio codebreaker

Shelter 2 trailer makes survival look gorgeous while being totally harrowing

Flak in the USSR: World of Warplanes 1.6 introduces new Russian jets, more airspace

The Fall

The Fall meets Kickstarter goal dead early, has stretch goals to last it the rest of the month

Be the AI in an unconscious spaceman’s suit. That’s clearly been as enticing a pitch to everybody else as it was to us, and former Company of Heroes designer John Warner has seen his new project carried upwards on a wave of cash. More than $19,000 CAD in pledges has ensured that his inspired merging of Super Metroid and Monkey Island will come to pass - and the game has gained 500+ new developers in the process.

“I'm absolutely overjoyed with the amount of support that the online gaming community has shown over the last week,” Warner told PCGamesN. “I have a huge sense of gratitude for my backers; It's funny, I used to have a cynical view of this idea that Kickstarter backers are there building the game with the developers, but it's true - I'm not just getting random excitement.

“When someone shares with me their interest in the project, it gives me a new lens to look at the game through that undoubtedly will make it better in general.”

In the last week, Warner has been offered or prompted to come up with solutions to design challenges he’d wrestled with for months.

“I've never been more excited and optimistic about this project,” he concluded. “This whole experience has been a blessing.”

And there’s place yet for another $41,000 CAD, if anybody’s offering. $23k will pay for comprehensive voice-acting and a beefier soundtrack. $27k will mean more cutscenes and an extra lick of polish to all animations and in-game FX. At £32k Warner can justify both widening and deepening the game’s design, $35k will have the game text translated to French, Spanish, Italian and German, and $37k will see the game engine overhauled to support Linux.

$60k, finally, will help Warner launch The Fall on every conceivable platform left - and everything beyond that will be used to develop future episodes in the series, “regardless of the financial success of episode 1”.

Phew. That’s an ambitious target, but there are 22 days left on the clock. Do you think you might be a convert still?

Login or Register
Alienware - Game VictoriousNvidia Shield - Titanfall
Paranautical Activity un-launches on Steam after creator threatens to kill Gabe Newell

Paranautical Activity

Paranautical Activity un-launches on Steam after creator threatens to kill Gabe Newell

Don't call them dreadnoughts: Fractured Space is a multiplayer ship combat game from the Strike Suit Zero team

Don't call them dreadnoughts: Fractured Space is a multiplayer ship combat game from the Strike Suit Zero team

Lucas Pope's Return of the Obra Dinn is a 1-bit mystery, and you can play some of it right now

Lucas Pope's Return of the Obra Dinn is a 1-bit mystery, and you can play some of it right now

Paranautical Activity developer steps down after threatening Gabe Newell

Paranautical Activity developer steps down after threatening Gabe Newell

Uber cancels its Human Resources Kickstarter:

Uber cancels its Human Resources Kickstarter: "We simply don’t have the human resources"

The Flame in the Flood Kickstarter sails past its initial goal; stretch goals go up to $400k

The Flame in the Flood Kickstarter sails past its initial goal; stretch goals go up to $400k

Playing With Myself: Legend of Grimrock 2

Legend of Grimrock 2

Playing With Myself: Legend of Grimrock 2

Rebel Galaxy is an outlaw space adventure with big ol' capital ships from ex-Torchlight devs

Rebel Galaxy is an outlaw space adventure with big ol' capital ships from ex-Torchlight devs

Flagship Kickstarter cancelled with just five days to go, but they're

Flagship Kickstarter cancelled with just five days to go, but they're "not giving up on it"

Infinifactory: the spawn of SpaceChem and Infiniminer

Infinifactory: the spawn of SpaceChem and Infiniminer

The uneasy brilliance of This War of Mine

This War of Mine

The uneasy brilliance of This War of Mine

Sunless Sea's new real-time combat leaves the dock

Sunless Sea's new real-time combat leaves the dock

The Black Glove, ex-BioShock devs' surreal narrative game, gets a Kickstarter

The Black Glove, ex-BioShock devs' surreal narrative game, gets a Kickstarter

Broforce's Bro-ctober update gives power to the masses with Steam Workshop support

Broforce's Bro-ctober update gives power to the masses with Steam Workshop support

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter PC review

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter PC review

Dreamfall Chapters debuts on October 21st with its first episode: Reborn

Dreamfall Chapters debuts on October 21st with its first episode: Reborn

Reflex movement trailer shows off how to go from A to B in style

Reflex movement trailer shows off how to go from A to B in style

No Pineapple Left Behind uses fruit and magic in a parody of the US education system

No Pineapple Left Behind uses fruit and magic in a parody of the US education system

Before, the prehistoric survival sim, joins the Facepunch Studios tribe

Before, the prehistoric survival sim, joins the Facepunch Studios tribe