A new Kickstarter campaign has been launched by a small independent team of developers named Crate to help fund an action role playing game (RPG) called Grim Dawn.

The firm, which is made up of people that worked on the Titan Quest games, has already spent two years working on the title. However, it is asking for $280,000 (£174,000) to finish it off.

Crate felt it had to ask its fans for support because not all of the development team is in a comfortable enough position to continue creating the game without a salary. They have to work day jobs to pay the bills so the progress on the title has been very slow.

In order to professionally finish the game Crate needs to be able to work full-time to produce a bigger and better, polished end product.

So far, the firm has raised just over $100,000 (£62,000), but there is a month remaining for people to contribute.

The game promises to be an open world action RPG that is a spiritual successor to Titan Quest.

"Players will be thrust into the dark, war-torn world of Cairn where a once proud empire has been brought to ruin and the human race driven to the edge of extinction," Crate said in a statement on Kickstarter.

"Cairn has become ground zero of an eternal war between two otherworldly powers, one seeking to use human bodies as a resource, the other intent upon destroying the human race before that can happen."

Grim Dawn promises to be different from other action RPGs by having quest decisions that actually impact the plot and the ability to announce war with an array of NPC factions.

It will be a dark, expansive game with a continuous playing world that stretches far and wide, providing gamers with ample freedom to explore beyond the main quest.

Crate promises that the game will be digital rights management-free, come with modding tools that allows players to develop their own environments and with a co-operative multiplayer mode that can be played online or across a local area network.ADNFCR-1220-ID-801344553-ADNFCR
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