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Consortium: The Tower campaign funding goal on Fig for Linux, Mac and Windows PC


Consortium: The Tower reached its #crowdfunding #goal on Fig, bringing in more than $300,000 only one week after launching on April 6. At the time of writing, funding stands at $302,493 with 2,401 backers.

Fig is certainly different than Kickstarter or Indiegogo, offering both traditional #rewards-based backing and the option to invest in a game via equity.

Now with the campaign now having reached its target, developer Interdimensional Games has announced the first stretch goal. The studio will add “Equipment Engineering” if funding reaches $350,000.

The Tower is a sequel to 2014’s acclaimed PC game Consortium, a single-player, first-person sci-fi game that takes place almost exclusively in a structure called the Churchill Tower in London 2042. So all the core mechanics, interface systems, and gear from the original game are back. You can see the game in action through the video below.

BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk has invested in the game and has high hopes, “it’s not just deriving itself from what other folks have done before; it’s pushing new ground and trying to do things differently while maintaining sensible conventions.”

The majority of funding for The Tower has come from investments ($224,000) with the remaining $78,000 delivered from traditional pledges. The campaign ends on May 11, so it’s looking like more money will be added to the campaign.

The Tower has been tentatively scheduled to launch sometime in the first three months of 2018 for Linux, Mac, Windows PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Guarantee yourself a copy by pledging $20, while a pledge of $2,000 gets you a beer-tasting experience with Zeschuk, who is opening a brewery in Canada.

For more on The Tower and to pledge, check out the Fig page.


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