That’s right. Kerberos is working on another spin-off of its Sword of the Stars series. And this time, it’s a turn-based strategy take on the franchise. The game intends to introduce a new generation of players to a more modern take on the classic turn-based strategy formula, while featuring twists. But most interesting of all, Kerberos plans to have the game fully funded through Kickstarter, and released this holiday season on multiple platforms. If you’d like to get a taste of the game for yourself, a pretty extensive alpha demo can be found here.
I haven’t had a chance to really dive into the Alpha Demo yet, but I really liked Kerberos’ last game, so I have faith that they can provide another entertaining, and addictive experience. Plus, let’s face it; in this age, it’s sort of nice to see a franchise have games of so many different genres share its name. My only real concern is that the game’s fate appears to be largely dependent on fan’s willingness to fund it through Kickstarter. There have been some disappointing stories of games that didn’t reach their funding goals over the past year or so, let’s hope the Sword of the Stars fanbase is dedicated enough to take some initiative and pay up.