American McGee's Spicy Horse studio just launched a Kickstarter for a new game where you play as Dorothy going up against the Tinman. And it looks a lot cooler than it sounds.
Well, what there is looks cool. Sadly there's only really art to go on, and nothing more substantial, but unlike indie startups on the service at least there's the knowledge that, as an established studio, Spicy Horse will probably actually get this game done.
Provided it hits its $US950,000 target, anyways, which, boy, is a lot.
Designed for PC/tablets, OZombie is a predominantly singleplayer game with "an emphasis on role-playing, tactical combat, exploration and story telling", which imagines Oz as a remote Pacific island, with Dorothy teaming up with Tinman and Lion to bring down Scarecrow's army of... zombies.
It's clear the team are drawing a lot of inspiration from all of Robert Heinlein's Oz work, not just The Wizard of Oz, which you can really see when you check out their complete fiction guide below.