Zombies descend on Indiegogo in Red Scourge fundraiser
Polish indie developing team StockPoint hope to make a unique mark on the adventure gaming world, launching an Indiegogo campaign to fund Red Scourge, a point-and-click, semi-historical reimagining of the Polish-Soviet War during the early 20th century. The twist this time around? In place of the Soviet armed forces, the game will see Warsaw besieged by an army of military zombies.
The story will feature two newly-engaged protagonists, Tomasz and Joanna. Tomasz is a young officer in the Polish army who is about to be called in for a special mission, separating him from his bride-to-be Joanna, the daughter of a noble Polish family. During his absence, both characters will learn more about the other, and in the face of the impending zombie war they will both inevitably change forever.
Red Scourge is being envisioned as an episodic game, with the fundraising campaign covering the first of three episodes. Each individual episode is projected to have a playtime of around three hours, and the projected development time for the first episode is about 6 to 8 months.
Specific platforms have not been announced, but contributors can reserve a downloadable code of the debut episode for €10 on the game’s Indiegogo page. While the campaign has been running for several weeks, the game still has quite a ways to go to meet its €21,500 goal by March 31.