Game developers issue funding plan to a year's workBy Hugh Fort
August 28, 2012
Funding problems could mean a year’s work to provide a free online Wild West videogame could go down the pan.
Jack Bromhead, 24, from Yorktown Road in Sandhurst, is part of a group of four game developers who have been working for around a year on producing the game, called The Lawless Online.
They are keen to provide gamers with something entirely free online away from extra downloads and subscription fees.
However, the project is stalling due to a lack of cash and the four mates are desperate for donations to keep it afloat, otherwise they will have to change the whole project.
They are offering a reward to people who donate – $5 will get you a special mention on their Facebook page and in the game credits and anyone who donates $100 will get their face on one of the game’s characters.
They are working in collaboration with the IndieGoGo website to promote the game.
They need to raise $9,000, around £5,700, to complete the game.
Jack said: “We want the game to be released on our own platform, with our own distribution methods so we can stay away from the large, money-orientated businesses that are now flooding the gaming industry and create something that gamers from all generations can enjoy – for free.
“We need people to like us on Facebook, share our campaign with their friends and get involved with our development so we can make a great game for everyone to enjoy.
“We’ve been going for about a year and it could well end unless we get the cash.
“We’re offering rewards for people, including being in the game itself.”
The money will be used to continue developing the game, paying website hosting costs and paying musician Joseph Burns for providing the music.
Fore more information visit www.indiegogo.com/thelawlessonline.