Double Fine has launched a new Kickstarter campaign for a game called "Massive Chalice," which it describes as a tactical fantasy strategy game for PC (Windows, Linux, and Mac) from the creators of Psychonauts, Brütal Legend, and Iron Brigade. The project is being headed up by Brad Muir, who created the excellent Iron Brigade.
The game will be built using Double Fine's Buddha Engine, which is the same technology used to create The Cave, Stacking, Costume Quest, Iron Brigade and Brütal Legend.
Massive Chalice is a single player turn-based strategy game with what Double Fine calls a multi-generational strategy campaign that allows players to foster and grow heroes and their heirs to fight a lengthy campaign for centuries against an immortal demonic force. Players control small squads of these units much like they would in Final Fantasy Tactics or X-Com. The game also features a strategy building layer where players manage their kingdom, arrange royal marriages, conduct research, and more. Fostering a long line of heroes seems to be a focal point of the gameplay.
So far the Kickstarter has managed to raise $85,543 of its $725,000 goal with 28 more days to go. Double Fine's last Kickstarter, Double Fine Adventure (now known as Broken Age) managed to raise over $3.3 million.