Representatives from Moonbot Studios held a press conference yesterday to announce the next step for the company: the development of a video game, “Golem,” which will be released mid-2015 (the press conference is available for viewing here). The Studio also launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the project.
Brandon Oldenburg from Moonbot said, “The game is sort of a battle of ancient belief and magic against the terrifying technology of the new.”
The Golem is a giant-sized child, based on a Jewish folklore character, discovering the world for the first time. As always, Moonbot will provide the user with, “stunning animation and beautiful artwork.”
Moonbot Studios has always been proud of its Louisiana roots. Golem will be the Studio’s first in-house, independently financed game. Yesterday at the press release, William Joyce said, “One of the things we try to do at Moonbot is stay independent, and we see Kickstarter as a way to do that.”
The kickstarter campaign has over 300 backers after just one day. The Studio is hoping to raise the additional $734,227 of their $750,000 goal by March 26th, 2013 to support the development of the PC game. Down the line, Moonbot will likely raise more funding to bring the game to a video game console.
Want to support Moonbot? Pledge anywhere from $15 to $10,000 on Kickstarter!