Afer delivering two highly regarded freeware Sierra remakes, indie developer Infamous Adventures has formed a commercial offshoot called Infamous Quests to produce its first original game, Quest for Infamy.
Following IA's successful remakes of King's Quest III and Space Quest II, the new point-and-click adventure casts players in the shoes of Mister Roehm, a "man trying to start over after running away from a shady past. He’s come to the little town of Volksville only to discover there’s so much more going on in the valley than meets the eye!"
The most notable difference between Quest for Infamy and other games is that Mister Roehm is anything but a virtuous hero. In fact, the developers invite players to "discover just how bad you might be" as one of three different character classes, whether you "take on the sly and cunning path of the Rogue, or behold the wonder and limitless power of the Sorcerer. Or maybe you'd prefer the brute strength and brawn of the Brigand." Each character class promises its own unique course through the game.
In order to deliver all this delicious badness, however, "Team Infamy" has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund production. With a reasonable goal of $25,000, pledge tiers range from a basic $10 option for a downloadable, DRM-free copy of the game for PC or Mac (iOS, Android, and Linux versions are also possible if enough funds are raised) to higher amounts with such rewards as a sprite-based cameo with a portrait of your likeness and input into playable alpha versions of the game.
Though the developers claim they do have contingency plans should they fail to reach their goal, successful fundraising will put the game on track for release in the first quarter of 2013. In the meantime, they have released a playable demo as a proof-of-concept introduction to the game. Exclusively for PC at present, the 120 MB sampler offers a sneak peek of just some of the "fully orchestrated soundtrack, voice acting and stunning hand painted backgrounds and animations" promised for the finished game.