Closing early this coming Wednesday morning (January 19th), the ongoing Kickstarter campaign aiming to create a brand new roleplaying game for the Commodore 64 (with PC and Macintosh versions to follow) in vein of the beloved Ultima-series, Unknown Realm: The Siege Perilous has been an astounding success so far, breaking it’s set goal of $65 536 by well over 150%! The two man-and-woman team behind the game – Stirring Dragon Games – are personal friends of non other than AmigaOS developer Robert J. “RJ” Mical and, to no one’s surprise, big fans of the Amiga platform. In case the Commodore 64 and PC/Mac versions turns out to be as popular as the Kickstarter sugggests, an Amiga version may be in the works! In order to get there, though, the fundraiser needs your support – so consider stepping by its Kickstarter and pledge to get the game in either format. Digital download reward pledges begin at $19 USD, and physical reward pledges at $49 USD (however, the edition you really want to get is the Collector’s Edition – the number of copies are limited, so they are expected to be much sought after items!).
Users shooting for the higher tier pledges will be rewarded with physical copy of the game stored on a custom made cartridge, packed in a physical box with a manual, a cloth map, quest cards and several other “feelies”. Stretch goals not currently reached include music by respected chiptune compositor Chris Hülsbeck, whose discography includes the Amiga scores from the Amiga versions of R-Type and the Turrican triology! Anyone interested will find a game trailer on Youtube.
Support the Kickstarter project, so they can develope an Amiga Version also of the Game. Looks very promising!