Red Baron Kickstarter aims for revival
by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 24, 2013 1:45PM PDT
The classic PC flight sim Red Baron is mounting a comeback, backed by the power of (what else?) crowd-funding. Developer Mad Otter Games has announced plans for a modern Red Baron, with original creator Damon Slye in the cockpit.
Mad Otter is aiming for $250,000 in funding on its Kickstarter. The pitch video shows prototype footage using the actual game engine, and the campaign pointedly states that it is not switching to a free-to-play or subscription model. Ultimately, the goal is to make a 30-mission tour, customizable aircraft, historical aircraft, and both period-accurate and MOBA-style multiplayer maps.
Shacknews' crowdfunding policy requires games to have a prototype for front-page coverage.