Troika veteran heads zombie RPG Kickstarter effort

By Brenna Hillier
7 June 2012 00:09 GMT

Another day, another crowd-funded indie vying for your attention. I don’t even read the descriptions anymo- “DoubleBear Productions is an indie RPG developer founded by Brian Mitsoda (formerly of Black Isle, Troika, and Obsidian)”.

Take my money.

The Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines writer and designer is joined by another well respected RPG name – co-founder Annie VanderMeer Mitsoda, also an Obsidian veteran, of Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir fame.

“Our goal with Dead State is to bring back the gameplay, dialogue choices, and turn-based combat of classic RPGs but with an unusual setting and some much needed system innovation,” the develoepr writes of its first effort, Dead State.

The PC RPG features tactical turn-based combat, survival mechanics, a morale-based relationship system with gameplay effects, and several other features designed to part me from all of my money as soon as possible.

Check out the pitch video below and visit the Kickstarter to contribute. DoubleBear is seeking $150,000 and has already gathered almost a third of that, with 28 days to go.

Thanks, AHA-Lambda!

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