Just over a week in, former End of Nations developers Petroglyph have cancelled the Kickstarter campaign for their RTS-MOBA mash-up Victory, after raising around $30,000 of their $700,000 goal. In an interview with IncGamers, the team revealed that they've "learned that Victory is definitely not the type of game that the Kickstarter community craves", adding in the latest Kickstarter update that "multiple game publishers have expressed interest in Victory, based on your support, and we hope to still bring Victory to you with their help."
With development of troubled MMORTS End of Nations now in the hands of Trion Worlds, former developers Petroglyph have returned with Victory. To be clear, Victory is their triumphantly named Kickstarter hopeful, not (yet) a statement of success. It's an action strategy game that unfolds in real-time, but Petroglyph are saying it's not an RTS. At least, not in the way that you'd traditional think of the genre.
One of this week's picks - The Night Circus - might be a social game and almost entirely text-based, but its whimsical storytelling and elegant writing had me captivated from the outset. As well as playing this, I've also spent my week collecting raindrops to be scientifically analysed, charging headfirst through scary monsters in tunnels below the Earth's surface, and attempting not to be squished by moving walls while being irritated by a story. Guess what? You can spend the next week doing the same if you read this week's selection of PC gaming freebies...