PC indie adventure game Richard & Alice (previewed here) is the latest game to launch a crowd funding campaign on the kickstarter like indiegogo site.
Written and developed by games journalist Lewis Denby, working with fellow journalist Ashton Raze, Richard and Alice is a point and click adventure game set in a world where the weather has gone mad. Half the world is engulfed in a perennial ice age whilst the other half has become uninhabitable desert.
The game is pretty much done, but the funding is to add a few final touches like improved art, expanded sountrack and help with the release of the finished game. Denby and Raze are looking for around £1000 (or$2000)
Like Kickstarter, contributors are rewarded with one of a number of awards dependent on the amount donated, however unlike Kickstarter if the project doesn’t hit its target you don’t get your money back, but you will still get your reward.
While it’s likely that Richard & Alice will still be released without the funding, Denby and Raze have taken this step in order to do the game justice and release as good a product as possible, which is refreshing in this day and age.
If you’d like to help you can contribute here.
You can also vote for Richard & Alice on Steam Greenlight
And one of the Writers Ashton Raze was featured in Anything You Can Do