Double Fine’s latest Kickstarter project Massive Chalice looks set to smash its funding goal after hitting its target within five days. At the time of writing, over 20,000 backers have pledged more than $745,000, with 23 days of funding remaining.
Massive Chalice is a single player turn-based tactics game within a multi-generational strategy campaign built for re-playability in which heroes grow old and die as the story progresses. As an immortal King or Queen, you must unite your kingdom under a powerful dynasty, eliminate the demonic threat, and reforge the Massive Chalice.
The game is structured into two main layers: strategy and tactics. In the strategy layer, you oversee your kingdom, arrange royal marriages, conduct research, and make the far-reaching decisions that will determine the fate of your legacy. In the tactics layer, you fight brutal turn-based battles to defend your kingdom using small squads of customizable heroes.
Permadeath is inevitable: your heroes will grow, age, and eventually die. You’ll have to choose between keeping your favorite heroes on the battlefield or retiring them from combat to foster a new generation of warriors.
Massive Chalice is powered by the Buddha Engine and will be released on Windows, Mac, and Linux.