Fan favorite indie developer Double Fine Productions has just raked in a whopping $1.2M through Kickstarter for its new tactical RPG Massive Chalice.
Massive Chalice takes a lot of inspiration from all the right places, citing Final Fantasy Tactics, XCOM and Fire Emblem as its three biggest contributors. Perma-death and unit customization are leading the show into a war full of intelligent strategy gameplay. Generational changes, alliances, weapon forging. This is bound to be one of Double Fine’s meatiest games to date.
Double Fine reports that Iron Brigade creator Brad Muir is leading the project and one-third of its workforce is dedicated to its development.
Massive Chalice marks the second successful Kickstarter campaign for Double Fine, who previously set a record with its Double Fine Adventure campaign. That project earned over $3M and is widely given credit for raising public awareness of the Kickstarter website.
Double Fine Adventure eventually became Broken Age, a point-and-click adventure designed for PCs, Mac and Linux as well as for Android and iOS. It is expected to be released sometime this Q3.
As for Massive Chalice, Double Fine is aiming for a PC, Mac and Linux release in Sept. 2014. Keep an eye out for any more Double Fine Kickstarters also because they are right up there with Oblivion and inExile as the kings of the indie gaming scene right now.