Team Multiverse are asking for a quarter of a million dollars for an ambitious Kickstarter. The goal? To offer up the flexibility of a tabletop roleplaying game but with the wrappings of a computer RPG.
It’s a big ask, but a few days after launch they’ve secured over $65,000 the team looks impressive. You can track progress at the Kickstarter campaign page.
My main criticism of the project is that it’s not entirely clear what exactly Multiverse is. It looks like an RPG maker but built with streaming and therefore voice chat in mind.
There’s talk of storytellers spinning up worlds. There’s evidence of a marketplace where you can buy assets to make that easier. I’m still not entirely sure how it all could work.
A pledge of $27 will get you access to the Multiverse at launch. That’s been given the estimated arrival date of December 2020. That’s so soon!
A little higher, $39, bring access, private early access in Discord and Level 2 content.
Higher still at $47 and you get access to the Humblewood module.
The pledges go all the way up to $10,000. Not one thousand, but ten thousand. Wow.
What’s on display looks impressive, and I think the audience integration with Twitch could be incredibly powerful. Having seen Multiverse I’m now sure that something like this project will happen. We’ll just have to wait and see whether it’s this version of a streamer-friendly RPG maker that’s successful.
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