Kickstarter - AAIMIE: "Tron meets Grimrock"
Indie developer James Sablatura writes in with his Kickstarter for AAIMIE - "Autonomous Artificially Intelligent Maintenance Industrial Engineer", which is described as "an old school RPG with a modern feel". James is looking for $7k to make the game.
AAIMIE leads a simple life. She is a maintenance robot on Power Facility #38. Her daily routine includes maintaining the facility, wiring, energy conduits and general repair. Her artificial intelligence routines allow her to perform her job without any outside influence. She is completely autonomous and free to roam the facility.
That is, until one day, while performing general maintenance, life as she knew it was turned upside down. After a brief power outage, she awoke to find that she was no longer restricted to knowledge of simple maintenance. Her memory banks were now filled with classified inside information on the power plant, its residents, its security systems, its weak points, and most importantly, an uncontrollable urge to destroy the facility. So how did this happen? Who implanted this knowledge and why? These are all questions that AAIMIE will have to figure out.
AAIMIE is a grid-based, first person point of view role playing indie game being developed for release on PC, Mac, ios and Android in 2013. It has been described as “Tron Meets Grimrock” with an emphasis on exploration and puzzle solving.
You play as AAIMIE just after her A.I. was altered, resulting in her desire to destroy the facility. AAIMIE starts as a simple maintenance bot with only a welding torch and basic navigational components. Through exploration, puzzle-solving and combat she gains weapons, armor and component upgrades.
Although there is combat in the game, the main focus is exploration, discovery of new areas, scripted events, puzzle solving and story telling. You will become part of the world, and discover all it has to offer.