Double Fine Launches Kickstarter to Fund Massive Chalice

Double Fine Productions has announced a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to develop Massive Chalice, an upcoming 3D fantasy tactics game with a multi-generational twist.

Helmed by Double Fine veteran Brad Muir, project lead of Iron Brigade, Massive Chalice blends turn-based squad tactics gameplay with a grand strategy layer. As an immortal king or queen, the player will develop a powerful dynasty over a century-spanning timeline, training generations of heroes to repel a demonic invasion.

The Massive Chalice Kickstarter follows up Double Fine Adventure, the studio’s record-setting Kickstarter project that raised $3.3 million last year. Broken Age, the Tim Schafer-led adventure game funded by that campaign, is currently in full development.

Backer rewards include DRM-free and Steam copies of the game for PC, as well as a limited edition t-shirt and signed art print designed by Cory Schmitz (Soundshapes, Polygon), and the ability to name and design a noble house inside the game world.

Massive Chalice has a Kickstarter backing goal of $725,000 by June 27th, which will allow the team to deliver the game in late 2014.

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