Double Fine is going to the Kickstarter well once again for a turn-based strategy game called Massive Chalice. The game uses tactical-RPG gameplay in a sword-and-sorcery setting. The Kickstarter rewards include a t-shirt, a poster, your very own in-game house name, participation in a brainstorming session at Double Fine HQ, and more. As of this writing, the Double Fine is on the cusp of reaching its $725,000 goal with 24 days to go. Check out an excerpt from the official description, as well as the pitch video below:
Massive Chalice is a single player turn-based tactics game within a multi-generational strategy campaign built for replayability.
As an immortal King or Queen, you must unite your kingdom under a powerful dynasty, eliminate the demonic threat, and reforge the Massive Chalice!
The game is structured into two main layers: strategy and tactics. In the strategy layer, you oversee your kingdom, arrange royal marriages, conduct research, and make the far-reaching decisions that will determine the fate of your legacy.
In the tactics layer, you fight brutal turn-based battles to defend your kingdom using small squads of customizable heroes.
We’re inspired by classic tactical strategy games like X-COM, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Fire Emblem, as well as Game of Thrones’ array of noble families. With these influences in mind we’re creating an epic, replayable turn-based tactics game where you train generations of heroes to repel a demonic invasion.
As a mark for Double Fine and tactical RPGs (Final Fantasy Tactics is my all-time favorite game), I’m utterly psyched for Massive Chalice. The gameplay style is right up my alley and I’m looking forward to seeing the company’s take on the genre, as well as the trademark Double Fine humor. Although I’ve shied away from backing Kickstarter games, I’m certain that I’ll contribute to this one.
What do you guys and dolls think of Massive Chalice. Are any of you willing to back it with your hard-earned dough?