Double Fine’s Massive Chalice Kickstarter campaign is now over and the project has raised more than $1 million. The company created the Kickstarter page this May and they were asking for $750,000. Five days after the project launched, the funding goal was surpassed.
Apart from the actual game (which was pitched as a fantasy turn-based strategy game that mixes ideas from XCOM and Final Fantasy Tactics) Double Fine Productions promised that the scope of the project will grow according to the amount of money they raised. Basically, this means that additional platforms, features and other stretch goals will be announced as the turn-based strategy project progresses.
In Massive Chalice, players control heroes across different generations and the way in which permanent death is featured in the game is quite compelling. Basically, your heroes will die of old age, so permadeath is inevitable.
The team behind Massive Chalice is being led by Brad Muir, also known as the designer of tower-defense shooter Trenched/Iron Brigade. Massive Chalice is coming to Windows, Mac and Linux and the game has a tentative release date of September 2014.