http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/212 ... nquistador
Click to see our presentation video and our excellent game trailer!
This is what I've been doing for the past 4 months. It's not Off Topic Productions, but there's some overlap - Leo Badinella is making all the music and Jason "Phasmatis" Cooke is animating our characters. You'll notice that both of these aspects of the game are in excellent condition, as is the gameplay and the narrative, the creation of which I am in charge of.
I think most of you regulars have a pretty good idea of what sort of game this is, but hit me with any questions you want and I will answer everything. I would really really really appreciate any sort of money you can throw at this project, and if you can't afford to pledge yourself, a little bit of help with word-of-mouth PR would go a long way - if you frequent any other forums where people might be interested in this sort of thing (I'm looking at you, RPG Codexers), make a post and make me happy. We suck at PR, so we can use help, frankly.
Yeah this is what I'm reduced to: coming here with my hat in my hand to ask for your money and your help. Well hey, such is the price of going full niche this project is... not exactly mainstream.
I usually avoid this sort of thing because drawing comparisons between a WIP game and existing games involves a great risk of people taking away the wrong lessons, but here is a brief list of games that serve as inspirations and touch stones for Conquistador, in no particular order:
- Fallout 2
- Jagged Alliance 2
- The Oregon Trail
- Planescape: Torment
- King's Bounty: Armoured Princess
- King Arthur: The Role-Playing Wargame
So yeah, let me know if you have any questions, and please do throw in some funds if you have any to spare.