Gabriel Knight creator Jane Jensen is using Kickstarter to help launch her new studio – Pinkerton Road. Their first project is a story-driven, 3rd person adventure game Moebius.
Moebius will feature 2D, graphic novel like look and feel, a point-and-click mechanic and lots of sophisticated puzzles. The game will have two modes: Casual Mode (with hints, a hotspot finder and a simplified interface) and True Adventure (more challenging -- like the Gabriel Knight games).
Malachi Rector is an antiquities dealer who hunts down artifacts all over the world. After his upscale Manhattan store is destroyed in a fire, he's hired by billionaire Amble Dexter to investigate a series of events and document them in his meticulous way.
The first event is the death of a young woman in Venice. She was found hanging from a bridge. As Rector investigates her life, compiling facts for his dossier, he realizes that the beautiful and talented young woman -- and the interrupted path of her life -- had great hidden significance. It appears that Amble Dexter and his associates are playing with the fabric of life in a way Rector never imagined was possible. Even he, Rector himself, is part of a larger pattern. He must figure out who is doing what, and whether their intentions are for good or ill, before he can decide if he will play his pre-scripted role -- or try to change the outcome.
Jane Jensen promised Linux support for Moebius if they reach $400k on Kickstarter and they have hit this target few hours back. There are are still 7 hours left for the campaign and you can become a CSG Supporter for $16.
CSG stands for Community Supported Gaming. The idea is that with your pledge you “join” the studio family for one year and you will get all the games produced that year. Current CSG “year” will run from the present through June of 2013.
So in simple words, by pledging $16, you can ensure Moebius for Linux. The studio may produce more games in first CSG year but only Moebius has been confirmed for Linux as of now.
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