East Peoria, IL September 10th, 2010 - Independent game studio, Aisle 5 Games, looks to the internet to help fund their fourth game title, G.H.O.S.T. Chronicles: The Magician's Curse. As with most video games, funding is always an issue, and Aisle 5 Games feels that Kickstarter could provide extra support by reaching out to internet savvy casual gamers.
Kickstarter.com gives creative projects a chance to gain funding through individual pledges from the community. Following Kickstarter guidelines, Aisle 5 Games aims to raise $35,000 during a 30 day period. If successful, Aisle 5 states that the funds will be used for additional artwork, animations, and professional vocal actors. If the goal is not reached by October 6th, 2012, then all pledges are cancelled and G.H.O.S.T. Chronicles: The Magician's Curse is not funded.
When asked why the decision was made to turn to the Kickstarter community for funding, Mike stated, "Casual gaming has change dramatically over the last couple of years. The typical casual game budget ranges from $100,000 to $500,000. As a small developer, funds like this are hard to come by. Kickstarter allows us to expand our funding possibilities while retaining creative control over our games."
G.H.O.S.T. Chronicles: The Magician's Curse combines adventure and hidden object game play, aiming to take the casual game player on a fantastic journey filled with mystery and intrigue. Mike notes, "We believe the Magician's Curse is going to be our best adventure yet. With each game, we continue to grow as a developer. From adding new features, refining game controls, to producing richer environments for the player to immerse themselves in, each game is a learning experience that we use to make the next game better."
To find out more about this project, readers can view the Kickstarter campaign here:
About Aisle 5 Games, Inc.
Aisle 5 Games is an independent game studio, producing top quality games for the casual game market. Each game in the company's portfolio has been distributed on major internet channels and has also obtained retail distribution among top retailers.