Today we came across two kickstarter campaigns that may interest you. One is for STRAFE (a pixelated first-person shooter that will feature auto-generated levels) and the other is for Identity (kudos to our reader ‘carl14281’ for bringing this to our attention).
STRAFE is a first person shooter inspired by the 90s shooters (though we can safely say that the visuals are also inspired by Minecraft as Doom, Heretic and ROTT did not look like this).
What really caught our attention, however, was the Kickstarter video and the game’s official website. The Kickstarter video is exactly what you’d expect from a 90s video advertisement. Not only that, but the official website has ‘Geocities’ written all over it. It looks old, it looks something straight from the 90s, and we love it.
Pixel Titans aims to raise $185K in the next 28 days. And given its retro-style, we are almost certain that it will manage to hit its initial goal. Hell, while the game may feel like a gory blend between Minecraft and Doom, we are really excited about it. Oh, and it features auto-generated levels, as well as support for Oculus Rift.
On the other hand, Identity is described as a modern-day open-world MMORPG for PC and Mac with complete freedom to do almost anything you can imagine at any time in first or third person views.
Identity aims to feature an enormous online and persistent world controlled in almost every aspect by the players living within it, player-driven gameplay and economy with dozens of jobs and epic careers, lots of casual mini-games, and will come with no subscription fees (while it also promises to not be a pay-to-win product).
Identity aims to raise $150K in total and has 14 more days to reach that goal.
It definitely sounds interesting, though it remains to be seen whether Asylum Entertainment will deliver on those promises or not.