trending / - - - - - - - - -

trending / playstation 4 - ni no kuni - halo - wii u - bungie interview - ces top picks - radeon hd 7850 - woods pga tour

Precinct Kickstarter by Police Quest Creator Begins

/ Jul 19th, 2013 No Comments

Precinct

Veteran game designer Jim Walls is holding a Kickstarter to acquire funds to develop his next game, Precinct. The game is a spiritual successor to the famous Police Quest games from Sierra Entertainment.

The Kickstarter began last Monday and has earned at least $40,000 of the minimum goal of $500,000 required to finish development. Pledges to donate will be taken until Aug. 16.

Plans to develop Precinct with Kickstarter as a means for funding were informally announced by studio founder Walls in February during an episode of the Guys from Andromeda podcast. Walls, famous for creating the first three games in the Police Quest game franchise, has not worked on a game since contributing to the 2002 PC MMORPG Earth and Beyond by EA.

In association with designers including former Sierra Entertainment co-worker Robert Lindsley, Walls has formed a the new studio Jim Walls Reloaded to create Precinct. He hopes the Kickstarter’s success will enable him to actively work on the game.

Besides its minimal goal of $500,000, four stretch goals have been established to encourage people to continue pledging. Every stretch goal reached means Precinct will get more content, better development of various aspects and localization in foreign markets. Reaching stretch goals will also help the game reach additional platforms, including smartphones, Linux, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Numerous rewards will be offered for donations. To further spur interest, the Kickstarter will be updated occasionally to update the development of Precinct and a give players a behind-the-scenes look at Walls, Sierra and Police Quest.

Precinct is a real-time, first-person 3D adventure game mixing the classic gameplay of a Sierra-style adventure game with modern technology. Players control officer Maxwell Jones in the the fictional city of Fraser Canyon. Moving up through the ranks, gamers will complete investigations and fight criminals using real-life police procedures, tactics and equipment.

If the Kickstarter is successful, the final game will be released in June 2014 for PC and Mac as a digital download.

  

Jonathan Anson

Jonathan Anson

A resident of Southern California, Jonathan Anson has been a lover of games ever since his father brought home a Windows 95 computer where he was first introduced to his first games. He previously worked for The Gamer Studio before jumping ship to Gaming Illustrated where he can be found showcasing his other love: writing. He is also in the process of attempting to acquire an AA degree in Journalism from Saddleback College.
Jonathan Anson

Latest posts by Jonathan Anson (see all)

tags: , , , , ,

Related Posts

Rayman Legends

Rayman Creator Michel Ancel Forms New Studio

Aug 1st, 2014No Comments

Crimson Dragon

Xbox Reveals August Games with Gold

Jul 31st, 2014No Comments

Metrico

August PS Plus Lineup Announced

Jul 31st, 2014No Comments

call of duty advanced warfare

Call of Duty: Advance Warfare Collector’s Editions Announced

Jul 30th, 2014No Comments

Top Articles

Tales From The Borderlands Preview Jul 24th, 2014 at 9:00

The Golf Club E3 Impressions Jul 8th, 2014 at 9:00

Fenix Rage (Xbox One) E3 Impressions Jun 30th, 2014 at 10:00

Lords of the Fallen (PS4) E3 Impressions Jun 26th, 2014 at 8:00

Titan Souls E3 2014 Impressions Jun 23rd, 2014 at 9:00

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4) E3 Impressions Jun 20th, 2014 at 10:00

Pillars of Eternity E3 Preview Jun 19th, 2014 at 10:00

Hyrule Warriors E3 2014 Impressions Jun 18th, 2014 at 8:00

Destiny Alpha Hands-On Impressions Jun 16th, 2014 at 8:11

Skylanders Trap Team E3 Preview Jun 10th, 2014 at 12:00