Back at the beginning of February, we covered an unusual indie PC MMORPG called Spycursion. It’s basically a cyberespionage sandbox MMO rich in “edutainment,” boasting a flexible skill-based system” and exploration of “both an urban 3D world and an ever-evolving in-game internet.” Oh no, you might learn something on this ride.
“Spycursion features a living world, a player-driven economy, and realistic hacking using our fictional programming language, ‘Slang,'” developer Defun Games said. “Spycursion takes place in a near-future world that has been ravaged by cyberwarfare. In the world of Spycursion, you will use strategic subterfuge and technical craft to carve your own path in this universe which is both strange and familiar.”
Anyhow, the Kickstarter is expected to go live this evening at 7 p.m. EST, and from the looks of it, this’ll be a game without a box charge as Kickstarter pledges will land you subscription time; if you want closed beta access, you’ll be anteing up at least $28 for that tier, though you can grab a lifetime sub (and a custom story arc and NPC) for just over a grand.
Worth noting is that the Kickstarter has a solid roadmap that sees beta launching by the end of 2020 and release “soon after.” The tiny dev team says Kickstarter is both intended to fund the game and “[server] as a barometer to understand whether we have a critical mass of people who have enough interest in Spycursion to spend their hard earned money on it.”
And as we noted last time, the devs says that even if one of them gets hits by a bus and the game is canceled, they will make the game server and client open-source so players could take it over.