Little Red Dog Games wants your money, but they don't want you giving it to them blindly. The indie Canadian developer has just launched a crowdfunding campaign for its debut point-and-click political comedy adventure Conspirocracy that will also serve to support the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
Conspirocracy is set in an "exaggerated, highly-bureaucratic re-imagining of Toronto", where a school teacher wakes one morning to discover that "his entire life is missing from public record. His bank account, his health care, his credit cards are all frozen when the government declares him to be a non-person." In order to reclaim his lost identity, he'll need to minimize the stress on his weak heart even as he struggles against the "nefarious forces that have conspired against him."
Loosely inspired by the Douglas Adams classic text adventure Bureaucracy, Conspirocracy promises to include retro-styled pixel art graphics, full voice acting, "challenging" puzzles, unlockable achievements, and a "stress management system" that requires players to monitor anxiety levels, as too many stressful incidents can kill the protagonist.
Conspirocracy has already been in development for some time, but in order to deliver the finished game as fully envisioned by November, Little Red Dog has turned to Indiegogo to raise $5,000 by September 27. A minimum $10 pledge will grant backers a free copy of the game for PC (a Mac port is also planned but not yet confirmed), and half of all proceeds will go to the Foundation Fighting Blindness. As a flexible funding campaign, the developers (and in turn the FFB) will receive any money donated, but with the game so close to completion already, they're determined to release the game to backers even if they fall short of their target goal.
To learn more about Conspirocracy and to pledge to the fundraising campaign, visit the Indiegogo page for full details.