Shattered Time Is An Ambitious RPG Aiming To Be Absolutely Free

By Eugene . February 10, 2014 . 5:02pm


That’s the big promise that developer Daniel Swiger is making for his Kickstarter pitch for Shattered Time. A top-down isometric role-playing game, the goal is to eventually release everything in the game—code, graphics, scripting, everything—absolutely free to anyone at all.


The point for his Kickstarter is not so much to create the game itself, but “a platform to hand the community all the tools they would need”. It sounds grandiose and promising, but it also means he does need some of us to cough up cash to help make it a reality for everyone else.


The game itself is also suitably interesting. Blending a combination of the far distant past and far distant future, the timelines are now intertwined when rifts begin opening in them. What happens when a far-distant past powerful sorcerer such as yourself visits the far-future, where magic has waned and technology risen?


How are you going to recharge your blaster in a timeline which hasn’t even invented electricity yet? To further add to the twists, Shattered Time is looking to be a class-less and level-less game, where what you do and what you equip will be the factors that determine your strength. And where your quest reward might very well be wielded against you by the foe whose fingers you must pry it from!


There’s a lot of questions left over to answer where Shattered Time is concerned, however, one of them being the very upfront note from Swiger that he’s essentially a no-name developer who is also trying to shake up the industry by saying the game will go free if he gets the funding he needs to make it.


Everything being open-source, too, is making it rather interesting for him already, as he notes in the FAQ.


If you’re interested, you can back Shattered Time’s Kickstarter here. We’ll be keeping our own eyes on this one.

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  • Nicely written! Pretty cool to find a post about my own project. And a positive one at that! :D

    • Invisbin

      Good stuff

    • God

      You sir, are the developer the gaming industry deserves, and the one it needs right now. So we’ll praise you, because you deserve it. Because you are not corrupt. You are a selfless gamer. A creative inventor. An RPG Knight. (BTW, i totally told them to write that down in the bible, but did they listen? No!)

      • Why, thank you. :)

        BTW, since your here and all, my campaign could still use a miracle. Two might even make it a sure thing.

        • God

          I’ll see what i can do, but since i gave you all free will (why, for the glory of trolling of course!), i can’t promise anything, but i’ll do what i can.

  • Saifer Emmerich

    This industry is starting to get pretty interesting. Can’t wait to see what unfolds.

  • Göran Isacson

    An interesting game, this one. It seems like it wants to be not just a game, but an engine and library of models to boot, kind of like a 3D version of RPG Maker? Pretty darn cool, if that is the case.

    • Pretty much. The engine is Unity3d, but the library and coding are being built for the free version.

  • Otto Cerqueira

    Pretty cool to see new games coming, and with a variety of genres. People are just so bored of repetitive fps games, that they will certainly donate to kickstarters as long as they keep the good work.

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