Black Cloud Studios, an independent developer, have today launched a Kickstarter campaign for their massive open-world post-apocalyptic RPG for PC, Mac and Linux, After Reset.
In development for over a year, boasting a following of over 15,000 fans on Facebook and green lit on Steam in under five days, After Reset RPG is a classic open-world RPG set on a future Earth dying slowly after a devastating nuclear cataclysm that ended almost all life on the planet. Developed by fans of hardcore RPG’s 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 offering a larger playing area than Fallout 1 and 2 combined, After Reset RPG features a non-linear story offering complete freedom of choice, branching story paths and multiple endings. With that freedom of choice the player can totally explore the world at their disposal, the Great Desert (formerly known as Nevada) and the State of Eagle (previously California). But wherever they go the ultimate story will follow them like their shadow!
• A POST-APOCALYPTIC ATMOSPHERE, developed with scientific realism and with more places to explore than Fallout 1 and 2 together had;
• A NONLINEAR STORY with freedom of choice and a ton of branches and endings, which influence the whole setting even beyond the game you play;
• HARDCORE MECHANICS in the best traditions of DnD and SPECIAL, in which even the process of character creation stretches out into prolonged enjoyment.
In your adventures, you will come across wild tribes, groups of cannibals, bands of raiders, caravans of traders, slave camps, mercenary clans, groups of fanatics, and emerging islands of new order. You will be immersed in an atmosphere of savage tribes like in Mad Max, and a sci-fi Wild West, familiar to many of us from the Firefly TV-series. And, of course, the lion’s share of the game will take place in a setting like the original Fallout: Van Buren and The Book of Eli movie. As a final tidbit, you can expect to travel into the Red Zone near the Artifact left by the aliens during the Reset.
From the gameplay elements, concept art and screenshots from the game engine, you can already see the high standard Black Cloud Studios have set. To hold true to that and fully make After Reset a reality, they need your help.
Upon reaching the Kickstarter goal the team will create After Reset RPG with the same (or even better) quality, which you already saw, by end of 2015. If they exceed the goal, Black Cloud will double the amount of locations and adventures for you to explore. Having spent $50k on the game already, with another $100k of their own money into After Reset, along with successful pledges. Beyond that, after a successful campaign will allow the developers to give all of their time to this game development, together with their team, locked in our studio the After Reset RPG release. Along with weekly news reports on how the game is coming along for those who believe in the project and support the team.
A post-apocalyptic atmosphere, a story full of mysteries, and hardcore mechanics – this is the game Black Cloud wants to make. After Reset, a game we have all been waiting for, for a long time. A classic RPG of personal adventures and choices.