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After Reset gets Kickstarted again

After Reset gets Kickstarted again

You might have heard late last year about the sci-fi post-apocalyptic RPG After Reset (inspired by Fallout, Baldur's Gate and Planescape: Torment) with its first crowdfunding campaign. Now the indie studio Black Cloud Studios has rebooted the Kickstarter campaign with a goal of $35,000. Since the budget is reduced, the title will be split into 5 chapters and the devs aim to release the prologue by this Fall. Get more details here and a glimpse with screenshots and a backstory video inside.

After Reset: A Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic Role-Playing Game Launched Via Kickstarter

Kickstarter campaign reboots today for the ambitious post-apocalyptic open-world RPG.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – July 12th 2014 – Black Cloud Studios™, an independent developer headed by Richard Nixon, have today launched a KickStarter campaign to reboot their old-school open-world post-apocalyptic RPG for PC, Mac and Linux: After Reset RPG.

Since the first trial of KickStarter in November of 2013, when they manage to attract about $50,000 of their $900,000 budget, the developer managed to collect more than $15,000 in direct backing to maintain development and ran another successful KickStarter campaign for a graphic novel prequel to the game, The Fall of Gyes. After Reset also has a following of over 15,000 fans on Facebook and was green lit on Steam in less than five days. Coming to decision to split the game into chapters with smaller goals in order to release the Prologue this fall, Black Cloud Studios is going to KickStarter with new content, an upgraded build of the game, daily updates and smaller goal of $35,000.

After Reset RPG is a classic open-world RPG set on a future Earth that was ruined by a devastating nuclear cataclysm and nearly ending all life on the planet. Developed by grown-up fans of classic hardcore RPGs such as Fallout 1 and 2, Baldur’s Gate and Planescape: Torment and born out of the disappointment of the cancellation of Fallout: Van Buren a decade ago, After Reset RPG has been created by Black Cloud Studios to fill the void for a classic old-school RPG that hardcore fans of the genre have been clamoring for.

Developed with scientific realism and hence aiming to be the first hardcore science fiction video game in history, After Reset RPG features include:

• A post-apocalyptic atmosphere, with more places to explore than Fallout 1 and 2 together had.
• A nonlinear story with the freedom to choose from a ton of branches and endings, which influence the whole setting even beyond the game you play.
• Hardcore game mechanics in the best traditions of D&D and SPECIAL, in which even the process of character creation stretches out into prolonged enjoyment.

With this freedom of choice players can explore a huge world at their disposal, including the Great Desert (formerly known as Nevada) and the State of Eagle (California). But wherever they go the ultimate story will follow them like their own shadow!

Planet Earth. 132 years after the 'Reset', the thermonuclear apocalypse that ended human civilization. Around one third of the globe is covered by 'Yellow Zones' where the ruins of cities are covered with radioactive dust. In these areas, anarchist survivor groups have taken control where uncontaminated food and drinking water are valued on a par with human life. Another third of the earth is in the agony of the 'Red Zones', the epicenters of the deadly anomalies that arose as a result of a nuclear chain reaction in the atmosphere and the morphing of the planet. The majority of life is not capable of surviving in the Red Zones that makes them a perfect home for mutants. The planet is unrecognizable.

Backstory (Kickstarter Video)

All comments

Commented on 2014-07-11 22:35:54
trailer sounded interesting, did they really need the players clothes the same colour as the environment, hope the game play is good because definitely not fan of the art style at the moment

thanks for uploading this though never knew this was out there o7
Commented on 2014-07-12 06:01:43
I have a really bad feeling about this.
I'm all for kickstarters, but at least be realistic ..

Their original goal of $900k sounded fairly low for their ambition (a non linear game the scope of fallout 3) - trying to do the first chapter for $35k sounds just plain deceptive. A +$20k stretch goal for a CG intro is just bizarre.

$35k wouldn't cover 6 months of pay/costs/insurance/etc for a junior programmer in Minnesota. I don't see how any studio could manage the foundations and first major block of content for a game on that (unless they aren't really a studio).

Commented on 2014-07-12 06:19:16 In reply to Graham
This isn't their first kickstarter.
Posted by Graham
I have a really bad feeling about this.
I'm all for kickstarters, but at least be realistic ..
This isn't their first kickstarter.
Commented on 2014-07-12 09:58:56
I'm interested if the whole game can be played in 3rd person, I don't like isometric turn based combat games/RPGs.
Commented on 2014-07-12 14:45:56 In reply to Graham
i agree tbh it is almost a certain that it will fail
Commented on 2014-07-28 23:30:29
@Graham - your comments make sense. It's not really worth the investment by the looks of it.

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