In an attempt to drum up more interest for the Project Awakened Kickstarter, Phosphor Games has released an Unreal Engine 4 tech demonstration. The campaign ends in four days and has managed to pull in over $200,000 which is, regrettably, less than half of the funding goal. It's going to take something special for this to make it.
In a lot of ways, it looks like a dream superhero game. Awakened is ambitious -- but perhaps to a fault. That's my best guess as to why this Kickstarter drive hasn't caught on. It's a hard thing to grasp, conceptually, given how much is being done with this game. I bet if it were out -- as in, right this moment -- Awakened could build a monstrous following; it's just getting there that's the issue.
Do watch the video, though. The part where the guy's hand split in half really caught me off guard.
|11:00 PM on 05.05.2013|
Project Awakened on hold, backers receiving refunds
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|10:30 AM on 03.08.2013|
Project Awakened is down, but not out!
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|1:45 PM on 02.04.2013|
Phosphor: Unreal Engine 4 'the best engine available'
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|9:43 AM on 02.04.2013|
Project Awakened REawakens courtesy of Kickstarter
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|3:15 PM on 05.23.2013|
Podtoid 254: A Cup Of Blanka's Sperm
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Sunset Riders: How the west was fashionable
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|4:00 PM on 05.22.2013|
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