I’ll be damned, they managed to pull it off. TAKEDOWN, Christian Allen’s tactical shooter hit its $200K mark and will be funded. This is a real accomplishment as yesterday, the game needed around $40K USD to hit its goal. We are pretty sure that Total Biscuit’s video and Notch’s tweets were a big push, but to be honest, we didn’t expect to see it getting funded. Let’s now hope that TAKEDOWN will be a truly spiritual successor to the Rainbow Six and SWAT series and not a big… let down.
As Christian Allen described, TAKEDOWN is a thinking-person’s shooter. The player that takes things slow, aims carefully, and plans their moves right will overcome the player who runs in with guns blazing. Close-quarters battle brings the fight inside, as you would see SWAT teams or SOF units taking down small numbers of dangerous adversaries. Non-linear environments allow for multiple routes and tactics and add replayability.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards."