Police Warfare

Banner Saga kickstarter is a success, Police Warfare kickstarter cancelled

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Turn-based RPG, The Banner Saga, has been successfully funded through Kickstarter. The final figure of $723,886 broke all of the developers' targets, which means the team will be able to invest in a full orchestra, and create extra features like player-built cities.

Stoic updated the kickstarter page with this statement when the funding drive closed on Friday. "KABOOM. 700%. You did it. We didn't believe it could be done. We are in awe." Nice. Time to ride the warm fuzzy glow of satisfaction at seeing a small team of indie developers with an intriguing game catch a big break.

If you'd like to maintain that feeling, stop reading here. In other Kickstarter news, the promising-HEAT inspired cops vs robbers shooter, Police Warfare, has suddenly had its Kickstarter campaign cancelled without explanation.

Police Warfare Kickstarter seeks funds for cops vs. robbers FPS from former GTA, Crysis devs

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Since Double Fine made a small fortune on Kickstarter, dozens of new projects have appeared asking for our hard earned cash. Some of the campaigns are interesting ideas backed by unproven teams, others, like the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter and the Double Fine adventure game drive, are driven by veteran teams going back to their roots.

Police Warfare is different. It's a large scale cops vs. robbers shooter inspired by HEAT, Battlefield 3 and GTA, built by a collection of developers that have worked on big titles like Far Cry 3, Gears of War, Crysis, Crysis 2, Assassin's Creed 2 and Grand Theft Auto 4. Police Warfare's set up is simple. One team steps into the boots of an LA SWAT squad, the other into the sneakers of a bunch of armed robbers. Both have access to a collection of guns and copious amounts of ammo. Guess what happens next.