MapForge is an established RPG mapping program from Battlegrounds Games. The first version raised more than $80,000 on Kickstarter. Now author Hernan Ruiz Camauer is back on Kickstarter to raise funds to add isometric support and to attach a gallery of isometric assets.
Isometric maps are those set at an angle to create a ‘fake 3d effect’ and are popular with old school computer RPGs as a result. They’re becoming more popular with virtual tabletop players, creating something of an old school feeling there too.
If you’re new to MapForge you can download it for free and evaluate it for free. You can also buy it; to support the indie software and to unlock features. At least, I think that’s how it works.
If you already have a MapForge license, then it takes just $1 in the Kickstarter to get into the action and start picking some add-ons (not free).
Or you can step up to $33 to do both; support MapForge with a license and get into the add-on menu.
Battleground Games are looking for $6,000 in the next 25 days, at the time of writing, to fund this and are approaching the $1,000 line. That puts them bang on crossing the finishing line within the time provided the rate of pledges carries on at this rate.
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