Pittsburghbased game studio alchemedium turns to Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight to gain support for their upcoming indie game A Tofu Tail about a man turned tofu by a deceptive fox spirit
Pittsburgh, PA, USA – Independent game studio alchemedium has recently launched both a Kickstarter crowdfunding project and Steam Greenlight campaign to raise support and funds to finish their upcoming storydriven puzzle game, A Tofu Tail. The Kickstarter campaign has a funding goal of $10,000 and will end on November 3, 2015 10:00pm ET. The team is looking to raise these funds to finalize production of the game and increase the availability and awareness of A Tofu Tail.
A Tofu Tail is puzzle game about Mr. Tofu, a man turned to tofu by a deceptive fox spirit, the Kitsune. Gameplay involves moving the sentient tofu cube around a colored tile maze. Only tiles of the same color as Mr. Tofu may be traversed and like tofu he can absorb the properties of objects around him to change his color. Though the core idea is simple, the puzzles that emerge from this mechanic do not necessarily pose an easy challenge!
“We have been working on A Tofu Tail as a passion project for almost three years now,” says the studio’s cofounder Ryan Brolley, “Up until now, we have been producing everything from the soundtrack and aesthetic to the coding and design in our free time and out of our own pockets, but the costs are beginning to become too great for us to handle on our own. We need your help!”
A Tofu Tail is scheduled to be released early next year for Windows, Mac, and Linux for $10, with plans for additional platforms and consoles in the near future.
Doug Locke, another of the alchemedium cofounders, states: “We want more people to become aware of and play A Tofu Tail, a story and experience that we ourselves have come to love, and want others to experience as well. Our dream is to be able to continue creating more games and media with worlds and stories like this; raising these funds will let us take the next step in that direction.”
Here is the official gameplay trailer:
alchemedium is a Pittsburgh-based independent game studio, who make it their mission to design gameplay focused heavily on the player’s experience; to be engaging, immersive, and easy to pick up and play even
in short bursts of play. The team also wishes to weave an extensive lore base and universe from the
storylines of their games, media, and other content.
Source: Press Release