KING Art Games and Nordic Games have launched a Kickstarter for The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 – sort of.
This is a bit of an unusual one, you see. The point-and-click adventure sequel has already been fully funded by Nordic Games and will be coming out in 2015; this particular Kickstarter is pretty much a Kickstarter aimed at making it bigger and better. Regardless of whether KING Art get the $65,000 they’re asking for, the game will come out in 2015.
That $65,000 will result in the game using “projection mapping” – which is apparently a magical technique that will make the game look better – and a Kickstarter Edition of the game that’ll come with all sorts of goodies, like an artbook, mousepad, and Critter plushie. $95,000 will add non-essential puzzle chains in the form of side quests, as well as in-game costumes as rewards for these side quests. $145,000 will result in a production blog and Making-Of video series, plus orchestral music. Finally, $235,000 will result in the game having a full orchestral soundtrack, more animations, more facial expressions, and more camera angles and close-ups to make the best use of these animations and facial expressions.
Pledges begin at $5 for forum access and a wallpaper, with $25 netting you a digital copy of the game. You can pay right the way up to $5,000, which nets you all sorts of goodies as well as the ability to accompany the team for a day during development.
If you fancy making The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 bigger and better than it could be, then you’ve got 39 days to do so.
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.