Ambitious indie developer is one of the first video game studios to utilise the crowdfunding platform. Indie game developer Fenrir Studios has launched a campaign on crowdfunding website Patreon to raise funds for the final development stages of their debut title Dark Storm: Ascension. They become one of the first full studios to join the website, already popular with gaming journalists, broadcasters and individual developers. Dark Storm: Ascension, a futuristic stealth/action shooter, is currently nearing the end of development and is touted for release later this year.
The game stands out from the indie crowd with a level of ambition unseen from other indie shooters, boasting a number of notable features including an adaptive music system, advanced dynamic A.I. and motion capture. Producer and Lead Programmer Robert Smith is positive about the potential of the Patreon platform: ‘Patreon allows us to fund the development of our game in a new and unique way, and at the same time keep in constant contact with our userbase.’ Those who pledge to the Dark Storm: Ascension Patreon campaign will be directly contributing to development of the game, with the first goal being the implementation of an ambitious adaptive music system, achievable when contribution reached $100 a month.
Subsequent goals focus on marketing costs, hiring staff for longer hours and investing in better motion capture technology. In return patrons will receive a number of rewards depending on the amount of their pledge.
- Exclusive updates and screenshots of the Dark Storm project.
- A free Steam key for Dark Storm: VR Missions, the standalone module developed to test concepts for Dark Storm: Ascension.
- A free copy of Dark Storm: Ascension upon release.
- A free copy of the Dark Storm: Ascension soundtrack when it is released.
- The opportunity to partake in Q/A meetings and speak to the developers. The Fenrir Studios Patreon for Dark Storm:
Ascension can be found here: https://www.patreon.com/FenrirStudios
About Fenrir Studios
Fenrir Studios is an independent game development studio founded by a small group of game design enthusiasts in 2012. The studio was set-up to produce high quality and ambitious independent PC games whilst remaining true to principles of transparency and honesty. Dark Storm: Ascension will be the company’s first published title.