Here’s something a bit different. Recently, a Chinese indie developer by the name of Onipunks took to Kickstarter to fund their new game C-Wars. The story of behind the game is simple. 150 years ago a nuclear war broke out and humans were forced to move to the Luna (The moon?) base. Now Luna’s largest city, Alpha, has become infected with mutant zombies and spreading to Delta city. The government wants to destroy the two cities and it’s your job to as the commander of Sector 7 to go in and find out the truth before it’s too late.
Okay, so the premise for C-Wars sounds a bit bland, but that’s not what stands out about this game; it’s the combat system, which Onipunk describes as a combination of Roguelike, RTS and ARPG. I would say it’s more a bit RTS and a bit tactical RPG. Basically, your attacks are based on a timer, but you’re also able to move your characters back to dodge. As players earn more money, they’re able to summon more minions in battle to assist.
The other thing that stands out is that, as far as I can tell, this is the first game developer from China to utilize Kickstarter. Well, American McGee’s Spicy Horse is based in China, but that seems a bit deviant from my point. It's rather encouraging that a Chinese developer is willing to use this method to fuel their creativity.
As of the writing of this article Onipunk’s Kickstarter campaign has already raised $24,788 for their $32,000 goal with 26 days remaining. In addition to Kickstarter, C-Wars is also listed on Steam Greenlight.
C-Wars is currently being developed Windows, Linux, Mac and Android. If you want to try it C-Wars, Onipunk currently has an alpha build for download here.