Thursday, April 18, 2013

Kickstarter for LucasArts inspired "A Small Favor"

A new kickstarter has been launched by ClickShake Games for a 2D side scrolling adventure game for Windows and Mac. The game, A Small Favor is a sci-fi comedy that was inspired by the classic LucasArts adventure games, as well as Beneath a Steel Sky and Another World (known in the United States as Out of this World).

The company is no stranger to adventures, as they already released their first game, The Ballads of Reemus, a traditional point and click adventure game based on their free flash series The Several Adventures of Reemus, in 2012.

A DRM-free download of the game itself is $10 USD (or for $4 less if you are lucky enough to get one of the few remaining "early bird" slots).  $10 more will net you DRM-free downloads of the game plus The Ballads of Reemus (the latter of which is redeemable as soon as the kickstarter closes).  The reward tiers for this one are the most reasonable I've seen so far.  You can name a character at the $30 tier, get a boxed copy of the game at the $35 tier, name a character and write one sentence of dialog for the character at the $40 tier, name an inventory item at the $100 tier, and become a character at the $200 tier.  There are also many more tiers to choose from, right up to taking a starring role in the game as a playable character in an easter egg side quest at the $1,000 tier.

They are only aiming for $30,000 USD for their goal, and as of this writing, they are already a tenth of the way there with 27 days left.  If you enjoy comedy adventure games, pick a tier, and support A Small Favor.

1 comment:

Steve Castro said...

Thanks for the post! We love the side-scrolling exploration so much we've even dreamed about how Ballads of Reemus would play with it, and it seems like it could work! Since it's not a fast-reflex type of game, it could work with any adventure game really, and we'd love to see Reemus climbing into an ant lair with Liam following straight behind him. :) If A Small Favor works out, we might just try that out one day.