Wildman is a new game on Kickstarter from the crew at Gas Powered Games. They created classic games such as Dungeon Siege. With their new game they are trying to combine the greatest aspects of hack and slash, RPG and RTS games.
What sets Wildman apart
The game starts out as a simple Diablo-style RPG. You beat things up to get resources and equipment. However where Wildman moves ahead is in the fact that you use these resources for RTS maps.
The Wildman map system
There is also an over-world map that connects the two seamlessly. We are hoping it will have a persistent terrain system as we have seen in Dawn of War and PlanetSide 2 previously. However it is unclear exactly how they will let you hold territory in this game.
Dire times for Wildman and Gas Powered Games
Unfortunately the game is not doing so well. There are a variety of reasons for this that we could go into. However that is for another article. Suffice it to say that we hope Wildman can turn things around for the company Gas Powered Games. They have also had to lay off some of their people. This is to keep everything afloat for what may very well be their final project.
Wildman Kickstarter rewards
The Kickstarter has some very interesting rewards. Take a look at a few:
- Personalized items in the game for large backers
- Boxed editions with sountracks and videos
- Copies of the game itself at a reduced price
- T-shirts, posters and shout-outs
This is what you expect from a Kickstarter program. However they have all the frills others do, as you would expect.
Check out Wildman for yourself