Owlcat launches Pathfinder videogame Kickstarter

Owlcat Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign looking to drum up support for Pathfinder: Kingmaker – an isometric CRPG based on the tabletop game.

The company is looking to raise at least $500,000 through the campaign. So far it looks likely that fans of the series will help it smash this target, having raised well over half of the goal in less than two days.

Kingmaker will be set in Pathfinder’s world of Golarion, and is based on the Paizo-published adventure path of the same name. The adventure is based in the Stolen Lands and sees the heroes carve out their own kingdom.

Owlcat makes it clear that development of the game does not depend entirely on the success of the crowdfunding campaign, saying that “we already have a full team of people working on it, and we’re committed to doing it regardless of what happens with this Kickstarter.”

Instead, the popularity of the campaign will be used to boost the game’s final budget, and to provide evidence of its popularity to publishers.

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“All of us—RPG fans and developers alike—deserve a game that demonstrates the richness of the Pathfinder universe,” says the team. “There are so many interesting things in the world and in the rules that we can’t fit into the current budget, yet our desire to add them to the game is practically unbearable.

“With this Kickstarter, our only limit is your support and your faith in us.”

The Kickstarter campaign runs until 12 July 2017.

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