Dungeon Siege and Supreme Commander developer Gas Powered Games has become the latest established studio to tread the crowdfunding trailer, launching a Kickstarter project for Wildman, a hopeful hybrid of the action RPG and real-time strategy genres.
Wildman represents the union of our experience working on pure RPG and RTS games, and we’re pulling some of the best features from our past games into the Wildman experience.
From Dungeon Siege: The core action-RPG experience. Equip weapons and gear, cast spells. Fight monsters. Level-up. Find loot.
From Supreme Commander: The core RTS experience. Create armies. Explore a tech tree that lets you customize your hero and armies. Adjust your strategy on-the-fly.
From Demigod: You don’t fight alone in Wildman. Waves of allies fight alongside you in the War Zones as you push the battle ahead, seize key control points, and destroy the enemy citadels.
Wildman is exciting because it’s something new, but it’s also reminiscent of these games we’ve made and loved. We want to make this game, and we have the right people to do it.
The game's development will be headed up by Gas Powered founder and industry veteran Chris Taylor, with a soundtrack scored by the always epic Jeremy Soule (Elder Scrolls, Guild Wars, Mist of Pandaria etc).
The game hopes to launch on PC in March 2014. Check out the pitch video below for more, and head over to the Kickstarter page to contribute.