The team are looking to raise $180,000 USD over 46 days to cover costs of the game’s creation and add missing features. Company CEO Mikko Karsisto added:
“The goal of the campaign was put together by estimating the costs that are still to be covered. We concluded that we want to try and raise to full amount with a single campaign, instead of raising a smaller amount and then coming around again for a second round.”
So what is Demon Core about? An energy crisis is gripping the world which is perceived as a threat to the world economy so scientists are seeking an alternative energy source. Playing a female protagonist you’re part of a scientific team investigating anomalies caused by the Tungusta Event which occurred in 1908. The scientific team are now attempting to recreate the gravitational field observed around the site where the event occurred.
One intriguing feature that’s being touted is what Apex Games call the “Chain of Command” where enemy squads adhere to a strict chain of command, and if broken, enemy lower down that chain can fall into “disarray”.
Other features inlcude the ability to disguise yourself as a deafeated enemy, set traps and feigning death. Head movement tracking with NaturalPoint TrackIR and Microsoft Kinect are also being added into the core game and there’s a stretch goal of 250,000 at which Oculus Rift support will be added.
A few videos of the game in action have been released over the past few months so if you like what you see then back it.
Apex Games hope to have Demon Core completed some time in Q4 this year.