Codex Update, March 25th. Gamedec – a story-driven, cyberpunk-themed adaptive RPG – launches its Kickstarter campaign. Fast forward 36 hours later, and the game is fully funded and beyond its $50,000 goal, thanks to more than 1,400 AWESOME backers. Backers include game development legends like Brian Fargo and Obsidian Entertainment. Dive in to get to know the details about the GOG.com version, the first stretch goal, and further game development plans.
It’s not the end; it’s just the beginning. These words have never been more true for the Anshar Studios developers, whose game has just been successfully funded on Kickstarter. After only 36 hours of the campaign and with 31 days left to go, this is where it really gets interesting. The next few days will show the scope of the changes that will be added to the game, depending on the level of support provided. However, don’t stop here, as the real fun is just about to begin.
You can still support Gamedec’s Kickstarter campaign HERE and add the game to your wishlist on Steam HERE.
If you’ve already done all that, you might be interested in what the game’s creators have cooked up for the days ahead, starting with the game’s GOG.com version, available at the time of launch. Great news for all the DRM-free game lovers out there!
And now, to reveal the first stretch goal. If gamers around the globe keep supporting the game on Kickstarter and reach the $60,000 mark together, they’ll unlock True Detective mode. This mode is designed for true gamedecs, where making a wrong decision means someone dies or someone lives. A case gets solved or remains a mystery. And you, as a detective, will end up either in a VIP lounge celebrating your success with Warsaw City elites, or getting drunk on cheap whiskey in one of Low City’s dingy pubs. Your fate is in your hands as in this mode, there will be no second chances to redo your actions. The option to reload earlier saves will be omitted.
With over $55,000 already raised on Kickstarter and 31 more days still to go, it’s more than certain that this goal will be reached, so make sure to visit the campaign page frequently for further updates!
Gamedec is an authentic RPG experience where every decision is important and comes with consequence. The world you live in always adapts to the decisions you make. As the story progresses, your hero adapts as well. Just like in “real” life, the consequences of your choices can be immediate, long-term, or stay hidden, surfacing when least expected. Whatever you decide, the game will remain neutral, neither judging your choices nor suggesting “better” options. It’s up to you to evaluate what you’ve done, bearing in mind that you are the sum of your choices.
Anshar Studios returns to the foundations of the RPG genre. Their new game is built on mechanics like Deduction, a Codex, and Aspects. These allow for complex conversations and interactions as players create or expose networks of conspiracies while discovering unusual relationships between virtual worlds. Gamedec’s pen-and-paper based RPG mechanics give players the freedom to approach situations from multiple perspectives.
YOU ARE THE SUM OF YOUR CHOICES
Your goal is to hunt down the criminals of virtual worlds. Rich and spoiled businesspeople, parents who want better lives for their children, or corporations with plans to rewrite history. Are they acting alone, or are they mere puppets? What does a “happy ending” mean to you? To them? Each decision changes the world around you and your character’s personality. Some decisions will feel right, but others can be unexpected.
EXPLORE THE CYBERPUNK OF THE XXII CENTURY
Welcome to Warsaw City in the XXII century, where “real” is relative and “life” and “death” have many meanings. Real and virtual worlds have merged, giving rise to ancient vices: lust, sloth, pride, envy… That’s why everyone needs gamedecs – specialists who solve real problems in virtual worlds. Whether it’s the Wild West or a prehistoric amusement park, these and many other worlds reveal our inclinations and weaknesses.
EXPERIENCE THE ESSENCE OF ROLE-PLAYING
Use your wits to gather info from witnesses and suspects, get to the bottom of deceptive schemes, save lives, and investigate the extraordinary relationships between virtual worlds and their inhabitants. Gamedec emulates the nature of tabletop RPGs by focusing on character development through decision making. Like in classic tabletop RPGs, you’re given the freedom to approach situations from multiple angles rather than forcing a single solution – the choice is yours and yours alone.