A small team of dedicated Blender users (8, including a music artist) have been working on a medieval/steampunk-themed RPG for over two years now. Check out some of the visuals (slightly outdated already!):
In order to proceed and lauch the first chapter of the game, they're looking to raise €1500.
Jimmyon explains that over the past two years, several versions of the game have been developed and heaps of Blender art has been created. They've now reached the limits of the Blender game engine and are looking to switch to a commercial engine. To cover the licensing of this engine and to properly file trademark protection, they're looking to raise the €1500.
The first 'chapter' of the game will be completely free for everyone to play (even if you didn't donate). Subsequent chapters are donation based, but once a threshold has been reached they will become free as well.
The current planning looks like this:
- Alpha - 5 Months
- Beta - 8 Months
- 1st Chapter - 10-14 Months
The donation model is clever - donate enough money and you'll get your name, photograph or even 3D model of your face in the game.
The story is set in an alternative future on the planet ‘Panthera’. In a world destroyed by human mistakes the hard process of rebuilding of their civilation starts. A totalitarian and monitoring government that doesn’t trust their civilians arises. Caught by his everyday life, the player rebels against this scenario.
“Project Panthera” opens a new, unknown world, where you can go wherever you want and gives you the opportunity to change the history of this planet. The Gameplay combines aspects of quest-oriented RPGs and action- and speed-oriented shooters with the so far mostly unused opportunity of free movement.
It looks like an interesting project, and spending 2 years on a project shows real commitment. Good job, guys!
- Project website
- YouTube Channel with up-to-date development progress video
- BlenderArtists Thread
- Donate (in German)
- Donate (Google translated)