'Day One' seeks funding
After the successful launch of Gamesplanet Lab, Pendulo Games and Gamesplanet Lab have announced 'Day One', a dark comedic adventure from one of Spain's oldest and most successful game studios.
'Day One' is the second project to be launched on Gamesplanet Lab, a new, integrated crowdsourcing and distribution platform for independent game developers.
Gamers interested in supporting the development of Pendulo's next big adventure can contribute on the project page at [Link Inactive] http://lab.gamesplanet/dayone from 10 July until 24 August.
'Day One' is the story of a man weary of the world and tired of its broken promises. A bitter young columnist learns from his doctor that he has less than a day to live. But back home, he finds a capsule and a note: "This will keep you alive 24 extra hours. Come to Paris for more. We'll find you."
The hero takes Ambrose Bierce as his model, and "The Devil's Dictionary" as his bible - the world, like his body, is rotting more each day. Now he gets to see what really matters. Sometimes you need a few clouds in order to see something in the proper light.
For the last two decades, Pendulo has focused its energies on traditional 'graphic adventures', selling more than a million copies of their games worldwide, and having continued success even as the genre became a little unfashionable.
The 'Runaway' saga has become a classic, and their most recent games, 'The Next Big Thing' and 'Yesterday', were released to critical acclaim.
Pendulo make the games they do because they love them and will keep on doing so - regardless of market forces.
Born from the union of Gamesplanet, an independent digital distribution platform for video games and Ulule, the European leader in crowdfunding, Gamesplanet Lab is not just a funding platform for independent studios like Pendulo. It wants to be the support network that small developers can rely on.
Gamesplanet Lab gives creators the necessary tools to develop and distribute the games they believe in. Each project will have a quality guarantee, because Gamesplanet Lab selects every project carefully. Quality control on delivery is then assured by a panel of testers chosen from the backers themselves - who can then report on what they've seen. Gamers who contribute to a project's funding will play a very important role in ensuring customer satisfaction, and will be rewarded with early game access, bonus content like art books, access to VIP forums and much more.
Developers retain full copyright over their creations, and the crowdfunding model guarantees payment to the development team.
Date Posted : 16 Jul 2012