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Gas Powered Games Kickstarts Wildman


The studio behind Supreme Commander and Dungeon Siege is getting stone aged for its next adventure, an action-RPG/RTS hybrid called Wildman. The game answers why humans are the only intelligent species on Earth with the answer, "Because we bashed all the others' brains out thousands of years ago."

Wildman combines elements from Gas Powered Games' catalog of titles, with Dungeon Siege influencing the main hero who battles, loots, and gains experience across an overworld. Some RTS and MOBA aspects come through from Supreme Commander and Demigod, with expandable tech trees (which are influenced by said loot) upgrading waves of units who fight alongside the Wildperson in specially delineated war zones.

As is always the case with Kickstarter, it remains to be seen whether Gas Powered Games can pull the ambitious ideas off--but the studio says it needs $1.1 million in funds to give it a go.

Whether you want to back it or not, you've got to love Gas Powered Games founder Chris Taylor's hammy acting.

7 comments

  • sandplasma - January 15, 2013 9:58 a.m.

    Everyone and their mother wants to get kickstarted now. Can't wait til EA gets in on it.
  • jackthemenace - January 15, 2013 8:25 a.m.

    At first, I didn't realise that said Dungeon Siege and not Dungeon Defenders, because I've been play Defenders lately and love it's mix of Action RPG and Tower Defence, but I hated Dungeon Siege III when I played that a year or so ago when it released, so that was disappointing. I'll certainly keep my eye on it, although it's a pity they didn't have much to show in the ways of gameplay except awkward polygonal characters and concept art.
  • Fenghoang - January 19, 2013 8:21 a.m.

    DS3 was developed by a different company, Obsidian Entertainment. I usually love their more classic RPGs like KOTOR2 or NWN2, but you're right - DS3 was a turd on a stick. SOOOO disappointed.
  • Spartan_91 - January 15, 2013 8:16 a.m.

    I loved dungeon siege, and this game actually looks innovative. I'm down
  • brickman409 - January 14, 2013 6:26 p.m.

    I never heard of those games they made before, but this sounds like pretty cool game.

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