JanduSoft and Grimorio of Games’ dungeon-crawler roguelike hybrid Sword of the Necromancer enter the final days of its massively successful Kickstarter campaign. The Kickstarter, which began in early April and will conclude on May 8, raised over $160,000 US dollars despite starting with a modest goal of a mere $16,000.
Sword of the Necromancer, as its title hints, is an action RPG that plays with the concept of “death” to create a unique gaming experience. Using the titular relic, the player can revive defeated monsters to fight alongside them as allies. Additionally, death doesn’t mean a “game over” – players will retain some of their levels upon dying. Each run through the deadly dungeon will get you closer to confronting (and discovering the secrets of!) the mysterious Necromancer.
The Kickstarter’s exceptional success has led to the funding of several exciting milestones. Dedicated backers unlocked every single one of the promised stretch rewards, including additional bosses, three new game modes – Colosseum, Boss Rush, and Dungeon Builder – a theme song written by Wizard of Legend’s Dale North and sung by Nier Automata’s Emi Evans, and a fully animated opening.
This is not Barcelona-based publisher JanduSoft’s first experience with a successfully funded Kickstarter. Two of their previous projects, the prehistoric adventure Caveman Warriors and the one-of-a-kind Indiecalypse, which chronicles the development process of an indie video game, raised money using the popular crowdfunding platform. However, the “1000% funded” Kickstarter represents their greatest success to date, and currently appears on many “most funded projects on Kickstarter” lists.
If you’re interested in backing this unique project, there are still a few days left to support the Sword of the Necromancer Kickstarter. Backer tiers include exclusive bonuses such as soundtracks, artbooks, access to the game during its beta testing period, and even adorable handmade plushies of protagonists Tama and Koko.
Sword of the Necromancer is currently planned for release later in 2020. It will be released digitally for Steam, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. Thanks to the success of the game’s Kickstarter, a physical version will also release for both PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.