Last year we told you about a crowdfunding campaign for APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat, a wordplay game with elements of puzzle, RPG and Adventure genres. It had a core target of $15,000 and a Wii U stretch goal of $20,000 yet unfortunately fell well short, with the campaign closing on $3,353.
Developer Actos Games has dusted itself down and is launching a fresh Kickstarter campaign in an attempt to get the project over the line. The team has been at work on a more complete, advanced Alpha build that can be tried out on PC; the new target is just $5,000. In good news for Wii U gamers the home console is now included within that standard goal, a reflection of Nintendo's previous support and the desire of the studio to excite home console gamers and boost the campaign's chances. Jonathan Meyer, CEO of Actos Games, has said the following.
We're really proud to launch the second Kickstarter for APEXICON. After our initial attempt and all the fans continuing to watch our current progress, we really believe we have a great line up of content to show off the hard work we've done for the game in recent months.
Our hope is that the fully created Alpha provides a slice of gameplay that players will want to come back for more.
We believe that to truly reach out to audiences, we need to develop versions for both PC gamers and console gamers, and Apexicon is a perfect fit for the Wii U GamePad.
Having the game on the Wii U opens our capabilities on what we can do with the technology, and we're really excited to bring fans a quality experience out of the indie game scene.
If successful this would be another title to use the Nintendo Web Framework, with Actos Games utilising the Construct 2 engine which has recently added Wii U support. As for game features, local co-op is cited as an additional selling point this time around.
You can check out the new campaign below; is this something you'd like to see on the Wii U eShop?