There are quite a few games that are looking for funding via the Kickstarter website. Today, there comes word of yet another project that stands out from the crowd. It's called Project Awakened and it promises nothing less than giving the player a way to "craft the videogame character of your dreams."
The game comes from developer Phosphor Games, made up of former Midway Chicago team members who worked on a prototype game called Hero that is now the basis of Project Awakened. The team promises that the game will give the player a way to create any kind of character they can imagine. The Kickstarter page states:
Unlike other games which use a class system or skill trees, Project Awakened leaves every choice and ability up the player. Likewise, players will have the opportunity to completely customize the appearance of their characters. Comical or serious, rough or polished, nearly any character imaginable can be created using the Project Awakened Player Creation system. The result is a game with seemingly limitless gameplay and replay potential based on which abilities players choose.
An early video of the prototype leaked on the Internet in 2011, using Unreal Engine 3. The final game will use the upcoming Unreal Engine 4. The team is seeking $500,000 to help fund the game on the PC, which will allow for a "basic" version of the character editor as well as a replayable single player campaign.