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Tom Hall returns to Kickstarter

Commander Keen designer takes second shot at crowdfunding, this time for a platformer creation tool

Tom Hall designed the original Commander Keen, and now the veteran developer wants to help gamers make 2D paltformers of their own. Hall today launched the Kickstarter project Worlds of Wander, a platformer creation tool intended to make the process of developing a game as accessible as possible. To show users the ropes of his new tool, Hall will also be using it to create a spiritual successor to Commander Keen called Secret Spaceship Club.

Last October, Hall launched a Kickstarter with Brenda Brathwaite for an old-school role-playing game called Shaker. That project set a goal of $1 million, but Hall and Brathwaite pulled the plug on the campaign when it failed to raise even a quarter of its goal with less than two weeks to go.

The goal for the Worlds of Wander project is $400,000, and it has 25 days to meet that threshold. The money will go not only toward the creation of the editor and Secret Spaceship Club, but to the development of an online community where users can share their creations. Hall is planning to develop the tool for Android and iOS tablets, as well as PC, Mac, and Ubuntu Linux.

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Latest comments (2)

Andrew Park8 years ago
"2D paltformers"?
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Steve Nicholls Programmer 8 years ago
This is a complete joke, he is creating this using Unity... Unity itself has a free version. This is a complete sham... and $400k? what the heck. This seriously needs to stop, he may have been involved in some major games in the past but has he lost his mind?

Sometimes I wonder if Kickstarters like this are not just projects for the sake of it to get the cash.

Edited 2 times. Last edit by Steve Nicholls on 5th February 2013 9:24pm

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