The Kickstarter campaign for the open-world action RPG Hero’s Song, the debut title from Pixelmage Games has been cancelled, just one week after it started.
Creator John Smedley stated in an update that, “We aren’t going to reach our funding goals….This was our first Kickstarter and we made mistakes along the way.”
Fear not, however, because this doesn’t mean the project has been cancelled; Smedley goes on to assure readers that, “Our investors are backing us all the way, and we’re going to get Hero’s Song done exactly when we said we would.” This is good news, as we were excited about this game from the moment we read about it.
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This old-school style RPG, with stunning pixelated 2D graphics, has all the makings of a fantastic game. The backstory has been created with the help of none other than Patrick Rothfuss, author of one of our favorite book series, The Kingkiller Chronicle. You can play alone or online, and create your own fantasy world in which your choices influence the geography, history, and progression. There are a wide variety of races and classes to choose from, along with different forms of magic, multiple Gods that influence the world, and crafting. It will also feature an undoubtedly epic score from award-winning composer Inon Zur.
Pixelmage Games was founded last October, and is composed primarily of veteran game makers that have 20 or more years of experience in the industry. For more information on the developers and the game, and to keep apprised of game-related news, check out their official site. We’ll also be covering this one closely here at Nerd Much.