Crowdfunding for TerrorDrome Sequel Underway
The studio behind the horror fighting game hopes to legitimize the sequel.
TerrorDrome: Rise of the Boogeymen is a fan-made horror fighting game that was in development for nearly 9 years. The final product ended up being pretty good Mortal Kombat-inspired game featuring numerous horror icons such as Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Leatherface, Pinhead, and others pitted against one another in fights to the death. The team behind the game is hoping to capitalize on the success of their previous efforts to create a more legitimized sequel, TerrorDrome: Reign of the Legends.
Unlike their last game, developer Huracan Studios is ditching the unlicensed characters and creating something new altogether. All of the fighters for this new iteration are based on "classic monsters, urban, legends and mythological creatures." The roster of fighters revealed so far includes Frankenstein, Van Helsing, Bloody Mary, Dracula, and even Sasquatch.
Horror icons and urban legends clash in a battle to the death in Terrordrome: Reign of the Legends, an original fighting game from the team that brought you Terrordrome: Rise of the Boogeymen. TRDM: ROTL explores legends, folklore, myths and the paranormal both in its characters and stages, while incorporating conspiracy theories as the base material for the storyline. Legends and icons are re-imagined in a story set in the present day, continuing the legacy of many of the world’s favorite monsters and cryptids.
The game will feature 10 characters in the initial roster (11 if we hit our Cassie Hack stretch goal), estimated release Q4 2019, and an early access version will be available Q4 2018. All of our backers that purchase the full game will have early access to beta builds up until the release of the early access version. Season 2 and 3 are planned to be released in the form of DLC and consists of additional characters and the continuation of the main story.
A Kickstarter campaign has been launched with a goal of $100,000, which is actually a fairly realistic value for what they are attempting to accomplish. After all, quality game development is never cheap. Sadly, after the first 10 days of the month-long campaign, they have raised less than $5,000.
As they say, it's not over until the fat lady sings and there is still plenty of time to show your support for this ambitious game by selecting a perk reward. Just $25.00 CAD on the early bird perk will get you a copy of the final game when it is ready. If nothing else, the horror community as a whole often comes together in support of talented individuals and their projects more so than any other genre. Here's hoping the Kickstarter campaign picks up some steam as it receives more exposure.
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