Emergent storytelling game Unwritten: That Which Happened is struggling to hit its Kickstarter goal, with six days to go the project is still $40,000 short. Though the news that Amanda Williams, the artist on horticulture hit Waking Mars, has joined the team to rework the game's concept art may play into giving it the needed boost to carry it over the finishing line.
The news that Williams had joined the team was broken in a recent update on Unwritten's Kickstarter page.
Here's what the game's hex map looked like before Williams got involved:
And here it is after:
Significantly better looking, we can all agree.
I'd really like to see Unwritten manage to make it past its goal of $75,000. It's a genuinely interesting prospect, investing party management with a mythological and ever-changing story element. I can't think of any other game that has attempted something similar.
For a better idea of how the game will play watch this Kickstarter pitch video: