Another startlingly high quality Kickstarter project has found popularity and with it hefty backing. Introducing Kingdom Come: Deliverance, which reached its £300,000 goal in less than 48 hours and is well on its way past (though no stretch goals have been announced). Deliverance is first-person RPG set in medieval Europe and it's entirely single-player. Plus, damn this game looks pretty.
Game Director and Lead Designer Dan Vávra, in between celebratory drinks, wanted to share his enthusiasm with his backers:
“While we were always confident in our vision for Kingdom Come: Deliverance, we never in our wildest dreams expected a response like this. We're humbled by the outpouring of support, and admittedly a bit shellshocked. We can't thank our supporters enough. We are prepared to give everything we have to make an unforgettable game."
Warhorse Studios, the game's developer, put together a very promising pitch video for their Kickstarter campaign that showcases a lot of the gameplay that will be the focus of their game. Sword-fighting, mounted combat, crafting, and all of it beautifully rendered and animated. While I'm always wary of promising pitch videos vs. say an actual demo, I'd say they've more than earned their £300,000 goal. They're not being greedy here.
Kingdom Come Deliverance is planned for release on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with Act I of three scheduled for delivery in Q4 2015 (PC only). Yes, the Kickstarter is meant to only fund the first portion of the game, which is planned to span about thirty hours of gameplay. The rest of the game will depend on the game's success at that point.