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Consortium: The Tower has a new crowdfunding home on Fig

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Consortium: The Tower

Crowdfunding campaigns tend to be a riskier strategy nowadays, at least compared with the halcyon years of 2013-14. When Consortium: The Tower hit Kickstarter in January, the strength of the concept – an FPS RPG set in a ginormous cyberpunk skyscraper – wasn't enough to attract the $450,000 Canadian dollars studio Interdimensional Games sought. In the end it only attracted $182,780.

The studio realised early that the campaign was unlikely to reach its goal, so it announced that it had a "radical" plan to save the project. That was later revealed to be a campaign on Fig, which allows both investments and standard crowdfunding pledges.

The good news is, if you've been waiting to partake in that campaign, it's live right now. This time the studio is seeking US$300,000 (which is roughly the same as the Kickstarter goal in Canadian dollars), and it has already raised $124,023 with 34 days to go.

The Tower is a follow-up to the original Consortium, which was successfully funded on Kickstarter back in 2013.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.