Loot Drop RPG Kickstarter Campaign Update #2, $159,000 and Counting

05 Oct 2012

For the second update to their "Old-school RPG" Kickstarter campaign, the folks at Loot Drop discuss the setting of the title, a sci-fi/fantasy hybrid. Here's a snippet:
SETTING

James Connelly works for Shaker, a Bridge corporation between time and worlds. Depending on the job he - or any of Shaker’s 400 employees - can be anyone you want them to be. Human warrior? Done. Cyborg Psionic, also done. "Remember the 4 F's: Frontier dictates form, function and family" according to the official employee manual.

Officially, Connelly was a resident of the Bridge, but he spent so much time away from it that the concept of residence and permanence had lost its meaning over time. He lived out of a locker at Shaker, storing only his most important mementos there -- family heirlooms, a couple of gifts from post-jobs. He slept in rooms usually assigned to other Shaker employees destined for imminent departure. His family, a wife and two kids, residents of Barrow, would visit him when they could.

On July 24, 2526, that would change. His frontier would become his home, his form would become his being, his function and new family possibly his forever. Shaker, it seems, had ceased communicating. The supplies and support he expected - he needed - were no where to be found. His return transport was unknown. He and his three crew were alone.

Antera - a medieval, barely developed planet - was now his home.

In addition to that, Tom Hall has tweeted some additional details on the title:
Key updates on our RPG: 1st-person perspective, 4 character party, Unity engine, fantasy/sci-fi setting and theme.

Aside from the 4-character party, this sounds like a Wizardry-inspired title to me.
 
 

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