ROGUE ROCKET GAMES LAUNCHES KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR THIRD-PERSON ACTION ADVENTURE FIRST WONDER AT TWITCHCON
Kickstarter Campaign for MDK, Giants: Citizen Kabuto Spiritual Successor First Wonder from Indie Dev Rogue Rocket Games Has Launched
San Francisco, California (September 25, 2015) – Indie Dev Rogue Rocket Games – whose co-founders Nick Bruty and Richard Sun previously worked on MDK, Giants: Citizen Kabuto, Earthworm Jim, and Star Wars: Republic Commando – are incredibly excited today to launch their Kickstarter campaign for First Wonder, a hilarious, genre-bending spiritual successor to the critically-acclaimed classics MDK and Giants: Citizen Kabuto!
First Wonder is an epic David v.s Goliath story set on the islands of the alien planet Majorca. When a greedy corporation arrives with plans to construct a luxury hotel and kick out the island’s peaceful inhabitants, they uncovered a mysterious fossil of unknown origin. Fueled by vanity and greed, the corporation props up the fossil as a tourist attraction. Their plans are foiled when the fossil transforms and the terrifying giant Monstro awakens. Monstro sets off on a destructive path to fulfil an ancient prophecy, and a lowly group of salvage workers, The Cargonauts, are tasked with stopping him. Armed with a variety of weapons and jetpacks, the team must use all of the tools at their disposal to try and match Monstro’s extraordinary abilities. Players will be able to take the reigns of both The Cargonauts and Monstro in alternating chapters in a humor-filled singleplayer campaign and online via asymmetric multiplayer.
Rogue Rocket Games’ Co-Founder Nick Bruty, creator of MDK and Giants: Citizen Kabuto, with business partner Richard Sun, launched the Kickstarter campaign for First Wonder live at the first annual TwitchCon and on their Twitch channel at 11 a.m. PST today, September 25, 2015.
At TwitchCon, they will be giving fans an early taste of First Wonder and offer exclusive in-person backer rewards and prizes. The indie developer has set their Kickstarter funding goal at $500,000 to bring the game to Windows PC in late 2016, with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions as initial stretch goals.
“It’s an amazing and highly-anticipated day for us,” said Nick Bruty, Co-Founder of Rogue Rocket Games. “Giants and MDK hold a special place in the hearts of myself and many fans, and the chance to finally make a successor to those games almost puts me at a loss for words. The seedlings of First Wonder have been in my mind since the days of Giants. Through our Kickstarter campaign, we’re hoping the fans can support us to make this dream a reality.”
“Nick and I have been planning First Wonder for so long! It’s a wonderful feeling giving the gaming community a look at what we hope to accomplish with First Wonder. Their support will be instrumental,” said Rogue Rocket Games Co-Founder Richard Sun. “First Wonder is unlike anything out there right now. It’s got everything that fans of Nick’s previous titles love, and so much more.”
The First Wonder Kickstarter video features interviews with, and statements of support from, industry icons Brian Fargo (CEO of inXile Entertainment; Kickstarted: Wasteland 2, Torment: Tides of Numenera, Bard’s Tale IV) and David Perry (Founder of Shiny Entertainment, Co-Founder/CEO of GaiKai), as they discuss the legacy of First Wonder and developer Nick Bruty’s celebrated portfolio. Pre-alpha footage of First Wonder is on display, offering a taste of the fantastical world and characters players will experience in Rogue Rocket Games’ humor-filled action adventure.
You can go support First Wonder on Kickstarter right now.
Source: Press Release