id cofounder returns to Kickstarter

Commander Keen creator Tom Hall asking for $400,000 for Worlds of Wander platformer creation tool.

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id Software cofounder Tom Hall has returned to Kickstarter for a platformer creation tool that will allow players to build and shares levels, worlds, and entire games. Hall today launched a campaign for Worlds of Wander, asking for $400,000 by March 1. The fund presently stands at $5,189 from 90 backers.

To familiarize gamers with the new toolsuite, Hall will release a spiritual successor to Commander Keen as part of the campaign. This game will be called Secret Spaceship Club, and is said to be a return to the "quirky, funny, clever Tom Hall universe."

Joining Hall for the Worlds of Wander campaign is Chris Burke, lead designer on numerous titles, including The Sims 3: Life Moments, Ghost Recon Commander, and Hellgate.

This is not Hall's first try at Kickstarter. Last October, he teamed up with Brenda Romero (formerly Brenda Brathwaite) for an old-school role-playing game, though the project was canceled after attracting just a quarter of its $1 million target.

Discussion

25 comments
brok
brok

So the guy doesn't just want to bring a new game out in a series people like- but to create an entire studio suite for people to make their own. 


How can you not like this guy!?

Legend002
Legend002

I'm not a fan of kickstarter.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Please bring back Commander Keen, I had so much fun memories of it growing up :(

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

Really? He wants $400k for a glorified version of games design software readily available for prices ranging from cheap to totally free? Hope the complete lack of interest in his last project carries over to this one. What a waste of time and a distraction from actual worthwhile projects.

SwimSwimHungry
SwimSwimHungry

Commander Keen is my favorite game series of all time! I really hope Tom pulls this off!

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

Wrong cofounder I was hoping for, I wish John Romero would start a kickstarter.

Zeeksie
Zeeksie

Dopefish better be in there and best of luck, Tom!

Grimbear13
Grimbear13

$400k seems a little steep.  I think people need to reevaluate their costs before jumping on Kickstarter.

Rovelius
Rovelius

So basically, LBP on PC. Sounds good to me !

cornbredx
cornbredx

I might be backing another kickstarter you guys.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

He's no stranger to kickstarter but he hasn't completed one either.

KFHEWUI
KFHEWUI

Ah, Commander Keen. Loved that game used to play that series to death. Wish id would revive that series.

Definitely interested in this game, and I hope it makes it.

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

Was hoping for Anachronox 2, I would back a kickstarter for him to secure the IP and a sequel. Heck I would even fund a book sequel.

pokecharm
pokecharm

went up 1000 in the time you wrote the article, that's not bad!

airshocker
airshocker

I can't get behind ANY platformers. I think the genre just needs to go away forever. Good luck to them, though!

airshocker
airshocker

@DaneGamer @airshocker  Because I think the games are mediocre. Mario and Sonic were cool when I was 12. I don't see the appeal in platformers, not when I could be wasting my time trying to be Shogun, or playing some other grand-strategy game.

strongmokus
strongmokus

@airshocker @gatsbythepig @DaneGamer "Not the rest of us"? You and who? If you don't like something, you don't have to pretend that others have the same opinion, just to protect your point of view. It's LAME.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

@airshocker @DaneGamer I like most genres and find that everyone benefits from continued development  in each one.  Lately, platformers have been making a comeback and they have been a lot of fun.  Shank, Fez, Mark of the Ninja, Braid and Limbo are all awesome games.  They can easily hold my attention along with FPS, sandbox style or strategy adventure games.