I've always been hesitant to get too excited about Kickstarter projects that promise to be "love letters" to the old-school RPGs that many of us love and cherish. It seems like every week there's a new group of indie developers promising to make the next Lunar or Final Fantasy VI. It can get a little exhausting.
But! Liege, a game we've been hearing about for a while now, seems to have done quite well for itself: over the past month the game's creators have earned close to $US60,000 — four times their goal of $US15,000. The developers are now promising to bring it to PS4, Vita, and Wii U (in addition to PC, Mac, iOS and so forth).
Liege, if you're wondering, is a strategy-RPG "inspired by games like Final Fantasy Tactics, Fire Emblem, and chess" with lots of lofty promises — a mature story, 16-bit charm, old-school sensibilities. It will be split into a trilogy, creator John Rhee says — and they're aiming for a December 2014 release.
It certainly looks neat, like many Kickstarters do — hopefully Rhee and his crew live up to backers' expectations. Check out the Kickstarter page for more details on the art, music, etc.