Iran native, Navid Khonsari, worked on Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City, San Andreas, Max Payne I & II, Manhunt, Red Dead Revolver, The Warriors, Alan Wake, and Homefront. I think it's safe to say this guy knows what he is doing. He wants to create an episodic-for-touch-screens game based on the Iran revolution in 1979.
This looks like a super interesting project, not only because it's being made by an experienced team, but because it's covering something that most games would turn into a shooter. The Kickstarter has a goal of $395,000, and right now they just passed $20,000.