Offenburg, Germany, July 17 2014 | Several studies suggest* that 75 to 84 percent of all Kickstarter projects are delivered with a remarkable delay based upon the release date initially announced on the crowdfunding platform. Black Forest Games is happy to be the exception to the rule. Just like the company did with its first big success Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, it's now releasing its second Kickstarter-backed title Dieselstormers without any delay. Punctuality rate: a hundred percent!
The Early Access version of Dieselstormers, Black Forest Games’ multi-player action game for 1 to 4 players, arrives on Steam today at a price of $18.99. The final version will be available in April 2015 for $24.99. Players who have backed the game on Kickstarter have already received their Steam Early Access Codes.
“Once we’ve made a promise we intend to keep it no matter what,” Managing Director and Co-Founder of Black Forest Games, Adrian Goersch, proclaims, “We've spent years with a vision of Diesel, Orcs and Guns in our heads. Now we are finally at a point where we can share that universe with the community. But we intend to do more. It is our goal to involve the players intensively in our development phase. Until the final release we are planning to publish ten major updates."
Platform: PC (Steam). Xbox One, PS4, WiiU in the pipeline
Genre: Co-op Action with procedural levels
Modes: Single-player, Multi-player (up to 4 players, local or online)
Price: 18.99 USD
Background: Hell has broken loose in the little town of Ravensdale. Since the discovery of oil hundreds of humans have been turned into ferocious orcs. Suddenly, machines arise and new forms of magic are possible, as evil monsters ravage the city and enslave the humans, all the while drinking goop – that’s how they call the oil – as if it was beer. Yet, a group of brave citizens, the “Resistance”, stands to fight back with oil-fueled armor and weapons, slashing the orcs in bombastic battles and facing unpredictable bosses.
Features: Dieselstormers offers action-packed multi-player fights in procedural levels (including procedurally generated bosses!) and a highly engaging meta-game which allows players to create the perfect weapon, choosing from a wide range of possible combinations. Dieselstormers is a flexible multi-player game. People can play solo, of course, but if a level turns out to be too tricky they can simply invite others and play in local co-op mode or online. The level of difficulty doesn’t change; the chances of succeeding are therefore better when playing with two or three other Dieselknights.
*Sources: http://money.cnn.com/interactive/technology/kickstarter-projects-shipping/ and http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/08/06/kickstopped-75-percent-projects-delayed-on-crowdfunding-site/