Posted By Shaun K. about 3 months, 2 weeks ago
The Japanese Kickstarter trend continues to build as yet another Japanese developer is taking it to the people to get the game they want made funded. This time around it is the developers of the popular online CCG (collectible card game) Alteil, which originated in Japan in 2004 before coming to North America in 2008 (and again in 2012, because of reasons). Now they are hoping to release a follow-up game titled Alteil Horizons which, in addition to taking the game’s graphics to a whole new level, also hopes to expand its gameplay significantly as well.
For those unfamiliar with it, the original Alteil took the basics of a CCG and married it to a system based on tactical role-playing game like Final Fantasy Tactics and Fire Emblem then brought the action online and even threw in a strong emphasis on story to boot. Basically, players summon cards onto a field using resources whereupon they act like units in a TRPG and there is no random draw, as players have full access to their deck at any time. There is more to the game of course, but that is the basic gist you need to understand. This new take on Alteil will include card art from Katsuya Terada (The Legend of Zelda, Godzilla Final Wars), Shunya Yamashita (Final Fantasy X, Valkyrie Profile 2), Hitoshi Yoneda (Phantasy Star, Secret of Mana), and more. As for the hows and whys surrounding this proposed sequel, I will let the people behind the Kickstarter speak for themselves on the matter.
So there you go. If you are interested (and for some reason did not click on the video itself) the Kickstarter can be found here. There is currently a limited early-bird special tier filled with a whole host of goodies and rewards that normally costs $125 but is going for $95 instead. There are only 37 of the original 100 hundred left. Its goal is $100,000 and as of this writing its total stands at $8,333 which is not terrible for less than 24-hours being live. The Kickstarter has until Sunday Oct 6, 8:22am EDT to meet its goal. Stay tuned to Blistered Thumbs for continuing coverage of this and other stories and be sure to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.