You may have heard of the Rusty Lake series and their assorted collection of weird, weird adventure games. A new Kickstarter has gone up from our friends at Rusty Lake for Paradox: a Cube Escape game and short-film double feature. If you aren’t familiar with the Rusty Lake series, you can pick up the bundle for less than $8 on Steam right now.
Their latest venture, Paradox, promises to be a crossover between video game and short-film. The Kickstarter description of the project says:
We are shooting a short film based on Rusty Lake and also creating the tenth Cube Escape game alongside it! For this special project, we went back to the roots of Rusty Lake, developing a story which takes place in an escape-room setting where anything can happen. This is our most exciting project yet, and for the first time, you can really become part of a Rusty Lake project!
The movie will have around 15 minutes of screenplay, feature a cast of recognizable faces from the franchise, and will be distributed on YouTube following its release.
The project has 27 days to go, but that doesn’t really matter; it’s already reached the $17,957 goal, surpassing it so far by nearly $6,000 at the time of this writing. There’s still plenty of special pledge goals available if you’re interested in pledging to the game; I’m sure the folks at Rusty Lake wouldn’t mind having a few more backers.
As of right now, the Kickstarter states that there will be an estimated delivery date of August 2018, but we do not have a specific release date confirmed just yet as the game/film is still in its preliminary stages. The game will be point & click and feature two chapters, one free to play and one premium. The game is planned to release on iOS, Android, Steam and itch.io with language support for 14 different languages.