Forsaken Fortress, a Cross-Platform (PC, Mac, Linux) Survival RPG Comes to Kickstarter

What do you do when the world jumps into its hand basket? You build a fort and survive, of course. And while you’re waiting for the apocalypse, a good way to practice might be Forsaken Fortress, should it come to pass. Think of a post-apocalyptic version of The Sims and you’re in the right neighborhood.

Forsaken Fortress

If you build it, they will come. Unfortunately, "they" are swarms of murderers and monsters.

The survival RPG's publisher, Photon Productions, is raising money for the project on Kickstarter. The game is cross-platform: Linux, Mac, and PC. Pledges can get you the digital download for free, as well as in-game items and other goodies.

The game, which is slated for Oct. 2013, lets you assemble a team of NPCs to build and defend your fort. Going out on raids is important, too – you’ll need materials for improving your fort during your “downtime,” as Photo Productions puts it in one video. So if building your fort is what you do in your downtime, it’s no surprise that your uptime is spent fighting off rival gangs and unhuman beasts.

Interestingly, Forsaken Fortress characters are designed to have emotions and act on them. This could give the game real depth – characters will behave based on their personalities and on what’s happening to them – you’ll want to keep a close eye on how your team is feeling before you head into battle. Steam users can also find the game in Steam Greenlight.