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"We're inspired by classic tactical strategy games like X-COM, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Fire Emblem, as well as Game of Thrones’ array of noble families. With these influences in mind we’re creating an epic, replayable turn-based tactics game where you train generations of heroes to repel a demonic invasion.

And with Kickstarter, we can do it. We have a great concept and team ready to go, and we want to work closely with our community to control the future of MASSIVE CHALICE free from outside interference.
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It seems Double Fine has totally embraced the Kickstarter/Humble Bundle model for game studio-hood. All told this is pretty awesome as they can have more control over the game, keep ownership of it and work on new stuff. As most major studios keep pumping out sequels to popular franchises seemingly all of Double Fine's new games are completely new things.

Massive Chalice is an interesting take on the strategy genre that seems to pull in elements from XCom and other rad games. The video describes making choices about Warrior bloodlines for your kingdom and choose when the retire them to sire other warriors or keeping them in the fray.

This Kickstarter does something interesting as it only allows you to enter at the $20 backer level. This doesn't seem to have stopped fans from backing as they are nearly to their funding goals.

So what do you think of the Massive Chalice Kickstarter and game concept?

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 06/01/2013 at 06:45pm

At this point, Double Fine could just launch a Kickstarter, call it "Double Fine Mystery?", with no description at all, and it would earn millions. They have the trust and respect of the people, and they have the talent and creativity to give those people the games they dream of playing. Hell, the 2Player Production behind-the-scene videos alone are worth the price. Golden gods, the lot of them.

I like the ideas behind Massive Chalice. Particularly interested in the generations system, and the choice to either continue fighting to the death, or retiring a warrior to raise a little warrior of their own, and the inheriting of the family relic... very cool. Plus, it's a new creative endeavor! Can't wait!

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/01/2013 at 09:29pm

The game itself sounds really interesting, bringing some new ideas to the table that I don't think I've ever seen. Having warriors raise the new generation of warriors is really fascinating.

But I'm really tiring of the unnecessary, badly-acted, scripted stuff that seems to be a requirement on Kickstarter videos these days. "Hi, I'm Tim Schaffer and I'm here with my friend and coworker Brad Miur who's going to tell you about a new game..." etc, then the last two minutes of the video, is really all they needed. They're Double Fine, so they don't need to impress everyone with theatrics. Just tell us what you're making, guys!

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 06/01/2013 at 09:39pm

Aww... I think it's hilarious! Part of what make them Double Fine is their brand of humor. Like big kids in a toy shop :)

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/01/2013 at 09:54pm

Oh I love their humor. They just aren't good actors :)

It isn't just Double Fine though, it seems like nearly everyone on Kickstarter has something cringeworthy before they get to the point.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 06/01/2013 at 10:29pm

While I do like good cheese every once in a while, you're right that it is nice just to get to the meat of things ;)

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/01/2013 at 11:09pm

Gouda? I love gouda.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 06/01/2013 at 11:20pm

Gouda is good. My favorites lately have been Beecher's Flagship and Bergenost. Flagship is really good with Jerk turkey and cranberry chipotle sauce....aaaaaamyygod.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/01/2013 at 11:53pm

Beyond Cheese loving, I thought the video was neat and was entertained.

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