Petroglyph introduces 'Victory' Kickstarter
by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Mar 6, 2013 11:55PM PST
The strategy game developer behind End of Nations has taken the wraps off its its next hopeful project, Victory. The studio is turning to the popular trend of crowd-funding to the project that it says is an amalgamation of "World of Tanks, StarCraft and League of Legends."
According to its Kickstarter, the strategy game is set in the World War 2 era and mixes disparate elements. It controls like a real-time strategy game, but the Kickstarter notes that it isn't an RTS because it has no base-building or resource management. It's not a free-to-play game, but you can use in-game currency to buy "Commander" booster packs with random units. You then choose which units from your collection to bring into a match, and win by either capturing map locations or destroying all enemy units. Level-ups let you place more units, or more powerful units, on the battlefield. The game aims for a fast pace, as each match is said to take 15-20 minutes.
The project is seeking $700,000 in funding over the next 29 days. So far it has hit just over $13,000.