CONSORTIUM: The Tower will soon be a reality, thanks to the 3,046 backers who pledged for rewards or registered their investment interest for the upcoming sci-fi simulation game on the Fig crowdfunding platform. BioWare co-founder Dr. Greg Zeschuk has also supported the campaign as the lead accredited investor. The Fig campaign achieved more than $348,538, surpassing the original Kickstarter campaign in just 24 hours.
“Fig has given us a way to empower our fans, the people who fuel our passion to make unique, original and innovative videogames,” said Gregory MacMartin, CEO, Interdimensional Games. “Our backers and Fig’s investors have given life to CONSORTIUM: The Tower, and we’re excited to continue the next chapter in Bishop Six’s story.”
CONSORTIUM: The Tower, the second in the CONSORTIUM trilogy, is a standalone single-player, first-person sci-fi simulation set in the hyper-futuristic Churchill Tower, an immense skyscraper in the heart of 2042 London. The experience of The Tower is one of absolute freedom of movement, speech and action, within a single-location, sandbox environment. Each player’s narrative in the trilogy is shaped by their own actions and decisions, which have consequences that carry over into the next installment. The Tower utilizes and expands upon the iDGi-1 Interactive Storytelling technology and dynamic fourth-wall-shattering concepts that made the original CONSORTIUM a hit.
“With so many players voicing their support, we’re more confident than ever that the CONSORTIUM series fills a void between heady and visceral gameplay,” said Justin Bailey, founder and CEO, Fig. “And with so many backers supporting the game through rewards and investment reservations, it’s also clear that players truly believe in the team at Interdimensional Games and their vision for an immersive storytelling experience. Fig will be proud to co-publish CONSORTIUM: THE TOWER.”
Fig’s dedication to bringing communities together to publish games is further supported by a talented advisory board of games industry veterans, including Brian Fargo of inXile Entertainment, Feargus Urquhart of Obsidian Entertainment, Aaron Isaksen of the Indie Fund, Alex Rigopulos of Harmonix Studios and Tim Schafer of Double Fine Productions.