Project Name: Cross Fate
End Date: 9/30/2015
What is it?
Cross Fate is a PC game by developers Studio XF8. The project is a third-person “tactical combat title” set in a war-torn future.
A new interstellar government known only as the G.A.C. is put on high alert when pirates attack a fleet of merchant freighters. A secret weapon was stolen, and their finest commander must gather a team of plucky military cadets to reclaim it.
On a gameplay level, Cross Fate is a hybrid between tactical shooter and visual novel. The action sections are presented as a third-person shooter, offering intense mecha action. The story is delivered in a style typical of a visual novel, with player choices affecting aspects of the core storyline.
Notable Reward Tiers
- $15: Digital copy of the game, Name an NPC (Early Bird)
- $25: Digital copy of the game, Name an NPC
- $40: Digital copy of the game, Digital Art Book, Digital Soundtrack, Name an NPC
- $80: Cross Fate Poster, AAPP Patch, Digital copy of the game, Digital Art Book, Digital Soundtrack, Name an NPC
- $150: Digital or Physical copy of the game, Digital Soundtrack, Digital Art Book, Poster, AAPP Patch, Physical Soundtrack, Physical Art Book, Name an NPC
- $400: Backer added to the game, All rewards at $150 Tier (Limited, 50)
- $700: Design a weapon, Backer added to the game, All rewards at $150 Tier (Limited, 30)
- $1,800: Design a mecha, Design two weapons, Backer added to the game, All rewards at $150 Tier (Limited, 20)
- $4,000: Design a mission, Design a mecha, Design two weapons, Backer added to the game, All rewards at $150 Tier (Limited, 10)
Notable Stretch Goals
- $95,000: Mac Release
- $100,000: New Game + Mode
- $130,000: Add voice acting to battles
- $150,000: Extra Chapter: Mercenaries
- $170,000: Extra Chapter: Antagonists:
- $200,000: Extra Chapter: Moon Faction
- $250,000: Full Voice Acting
- $350,000: Multiplayer Mode
Why Profile This Title?
Cross Fate is a title that’s already had much work into the finer aspects. The lore, characters, and overall tone have already been defined, as has the general flow of gameplay. Unlike many Kickstarter projects we’ve covered, Cross Fate is a title with a workable, if early demo build available, as well as a clear vision of how the final project will be represented.
The $90,000 goal, while steep, is fiscally responsible. The total accounts for major taxes, fees, and overhead that will arise from the drive itself, in addition to costs of development.
That said, though, from the released screenshots and gameplay footage, as well as the various gameplay demos, the budget appears to be fairly realistic. Much of the artwork has already been created already, and core mechanics are already showing promise. The gameplay is rough, and it’s clear that there are numerous tweaks and fixes that need to be implemented, but the core product itself appears to be solid.
The rewards are fun, and satisfy many of the core fan “wants”, from soundtracks and art books, to player contributions to the product.