Thursday, 23 August 2012

10x10 Launches Kickstarter for Conclave

Boston, MA - August 23, 2012 - Indie game studio 10x10 Room announced the launch of a Kickstarter for Conclave, its browser-based "webtop" game that captures the spirit of tabletop roleplaying with friends without taking over your life. 

The Kickstarter will fund a set of major new features for the game, as well as doubling the amount of content available for play. It also makes all of Conclave's quests available to players for as little as a $10 pledge. 

Other Kickstarter rewards include original game artwork painted by fantasy artist Chris Rahn and autographed CDs of the soundtrack as composed by the award-winning Sam Hulick of Mass Effect 3 and Baldur's Gate: Extended Edition fame. Sam Hulick has chosen Conclave for his first foray into music for indie games. 

The Kickstarter will fund these additions to Conclave and more: 

- Doubling the quest content within the game 
- Improved graphics, and especially the addition of combat animations 
- Discoverable treasure, complementing Conclave's existing Vault of Arms 
- More character customization 
- Party voting with more choices and consequences 
- Speedier performance 

"Kickstarter is a tremendous boon to independent developers like ourselves," says Nick Branstator, co-founder of 10x10 Room. "By forging a direct relationship between the developer and the customer, Kickstarter allows us to dispense with many of the traditional barriers to game marketing, and publishing, and concentrate on doing what we are best at: building innovative games." 

About Conclave 
Conclave takes all the key elements of tabletop RPGs -- party-based play, tactical combat, and group decision-making -- and brings them to a fast, easy-to-access "webtop" environment. Conclave transitions seamlessly between synchronous and asynchronous play: If you're online at the same time as other players in your party, you can take turns in realtime; if not, you can take turns whenever you have a free moment, Words With Friends-style. No Flash means it's playable from smartphone and tablets, and turns take a matter of a minute. Conclave makes it simple to access roleplaying fun on demand -- perfect for gamers who miss tabletop RPGs and MMOs, but have trouble finding time to play them. 

As GameZebo put it: "It's hard to think that anyone who grew up on Dungeons & Dragons won't immediately have warm memories flood back while trying Conclave." 

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