New Kickstarter Campaign for Police Warfare
In recent times indie developers and minor/major studios have started to use Kickstarter to fund new indie, AA or AAA titles and to start projects that they have always wanted to do. It all started with Tim Schafer from Double Fine ‘s pitch to fans via Kickstarter to have them help fund an entirely new Adventure Game from the studio, which did incredibly well. This has spawned numerous Kickstarter campaigns that have worked out pretty well, like the now in development Wasteland 2.
Now another Kickstarter campaign as appeared and it seems to look pretty damn cool!
The game in question is called Police Warfare, which is essentially a video game version of Cops and Robbers but for adults and with guns. The game has been pitched via Kickstarter by Elastic Games, an Indie developer that boasts experienced team members who have worked on major titles like Far Cry 3, Gears of War and Grand Theft Auto IV.
The idea is to bring a Cops and Robbers style game from the likes of Grand Theft Auto, and put it into a large scale, multiplayer experience like Battlefield 3. Set in Los Angeles, players will choose either to join the side of the Los Angeles Police SWAT Team or fight on the other side of the law as the armed gunman. Each side will have three classes, Assult, Sniper and Support as well as an additional class if you pledge $100 to the game which will only be available to those who pledge the amount and will never be released later in the game.
The game will also feature nifty features, like armoured SWAT vehicles, helicopters which you can use across the maps; or getaway games. Also available is the ability to grapple off of buildings and helicopters quickly into the battlefield to take down your opponents. The game will feature two game modes called Heist and Warzone. Heist is inspired by Battlefield’s RUSH mode where the game tasks the robbers with destroying bank vaults throughout the city and collecting cash. Warzone is where both sides are involved in a power struggle to control key points on the map where you stand to have more opportunity to use the games vehicles or engage in fighting down narrow alleys.
The game has been in pre-production for 6 months and it looks pretty sweet in all honesty. They aim to release the game by October 2013. You can make a pledge over at the Kickstarter page where you can also get a lot interesting goodies if you are interested, such as pledging $15 to the game which gets you access to the Beta, your name in the credits and a digital downloadable copy of the game. All this for around £9.50 in pounds sterling. Not bad for a game, as long as you don’t mind the wait.
Check out the game video above and the kickstarter page for more information.