Redglyph

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Frogwares will be using KS for their next game, which is a remake of the 2006/2007 The Awakened. I don't think they've used crowdfunding before but correct me if I'm wrong. They explain why below.

If it's the same type of game as before, it's not RPG but adventure / detective - no real character progression but a clue progressing system which allows to go further in the investigation.

(neat KS abstract insert by XenForo!)

More info here: https://frogwares.com/the-awakened-remake/

Sherlock Holmes The Awakened Remake Announced​

We are thrilled to announce Sherlock Holmes The Awakened, a full remake and substantial rewrite of our 2006 Lovecraft-inspired Cthulhu Sherlock crossover.

Hello everyone, and welcome to Sherlock Holmes The Awakened.

If you are following our social media channels, you might have noticed that we are working on our next game, which is Sherlock Holmes The Awakened. Some time ago we teased our new project as Project Palianytsia. Now we can officially say that our next game is the full from-the-ground-up remake and substantial rewrite of Sherlock Holmes The Awakened. It’s a dark, HP Lovecraft-inspired story infused with the narrative arc of a young Sherlock Holmes taking on his first big case.
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Why Kickstarter?

To bring this game to you, we will be starting a Kickstarter campaign real soon. Why Kickstarter? Well, as you may know, our homeland, Ukraine, is in a state of war. And this war is continually throwing new challenges at us that each time requires we stop, regroup, and adapt. This takes time, effort, and in some cases, money that would normally be marked to fund the production of a game. We have the majority of the game finalized so to speak. However, there is a lot more that we are adding and changing, hence why this is a full remake and not just a remaster.

Our team has rewritten The Awakened’s original horror story. It now features a younger Sherlock and how his bond with Watson was formed through a case filled with truly haunting and traumatic events. We created modern graphics from scratch, remade entire cutscenes, implemented a new third-person camera, did a full UI overhaul, reworked many of gameplay mechanics, and loads more. Our team also plans to record and implement all-new voice acting, create additional side quests and add additional investigation mechanics to expand your set of detective tools. We also have some additional features and enhancement ideas that we are considering if knew we had the additional resources and flexibility to do so. And this is where Kickstarter can help us out a lot.
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Redglyph

SasqWatch
It seems to go on very well, 2nd stretch goal has just been reached at more than double the original goal.

Problems in the world may have given a second wind to crowdfunded projects.
 

Arkadia7

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This actually looks pretty dang good... I especially like the goal that was reached of playing as Dr. Watson. I will likely pledge at the $50 dollar level, as you get the DLC sidequest then.

They still have 16 days left, so I think they will probably reach the next goal too, "Expanded dialogues and realistic physics:
The world around you will feel more immersive as locals will have more to say and surroundings will react to your presence"
 

Redglyph

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We can hope so. But there was a lot of pledges in the first hours, then it slowed down dramatically. It took 6 hours to reach the campaign goal, more than 6 days to double it. So to triple it... ;)

Yes, I like the idea of playing as Dr. Watson too. I don't like the idea of multiple characters in other games, like The Witcher 3, but in a detective game it should be pretty fun to have another perspective.

The "Cultist" pledge with DLC seems to be a good option, that's what I settled for. It was nice having a little more in another Sherlock Holmes game, the main story would have felt a little short otherwise.
 

Redglyph

SasqWatch
This actually looks pretty dang good... I especially like the goal that was reached of playing as Dr. Watson. I will likely pledge at the $50 dollar level, as you get the DLC sidequest then.

They still have 16 days left, so I think they will probably reach the next goal too, "Expanded dialogues and realistic physics:
The world around you will feel more immersive as locals will have more to say and surroundings will react to your presence"
They've just reached that goal! :)
 

Redglyph

SasqWatch
It just ended at 252,599€ for an initial goal of 70k€, with all 4 stretch goals, not bad. :)

The planned release date is surprisingly early even if they don't start from scratch: February 2023.