Iron Harvest Enjoys $1.5M+ Kickstarter Triumph
All hail Iron Harvest! A new digital game is about to bring days of jubilation to RTS fans all over the globe. After remaining in oblivion for years, realtime strategy as a popular video game genre is making a noticeable comeback. Iron Harvest by KING Art is an unheralded contender to the top strategy game title, which has already become one of the most successful video game Kickstarters ever, with over $1.5 million raised during its one-month blitz campaign.
The game development team, KING Art Games, launched a Kickstarter campaign on March 13, 2018 and managed to collect $1,298,626, together with an additional sum of $232,261 received via its corporate website store. Iron Harvest is the fourth crowdfunding project conducted by this German company that has deeply resonated with the gaming community.
We asked thousands of RTS fans what they actually want from a modern RTS and came up with a game that favors clever tactics over action and player freedom over scripted set-piece moments.
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The early bird video trailer gives us a first notion of the game setting and mechanics. The story is set in around 1920, in a parallel universe where players are welcome to partake in alternate global warfare. Iron Harvest proffers an open, almost entirely destructible environment to be filled with a wide range of wondrous combat units. There’s gonna be a place where quasi-WWI soldiers are backed by fires of stalwart mechs towering on the battlefield.
The game is reported to sport singleplayer, co-op and multiplayer modes along with an opportunity to join the ranks of one of three factions. Over 40 combat unit types, a diverse roster of weapons and three playable hero characters are at the hands of gamers to fortify their production and research homebase and to overwhelm their opponents.
About Iron Harvest
A realtime strategy game in a fictional reality environment. The game is inspired by the fantastic artworks of Polish artist Jakub Różalski and by the Scythe board game.
- Game genre: Strategy (RTS)
- Initial release date: December, 2019.
- Supported platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
- System requirements: Not yet available
About KING Art Games
KING Art is an independent game development company located in Bremen, Germany. It was initially founded in 2000 by Marc König and Jan Theysen as a multimedia agency. The company has deployed over 50 successful game projects and is best known for its cross-platform arcades, action RPGs and turn-base strategies like Dwarves, The Critter Chronicles, Raven and The Book of Unwritten Tales 1 & 2. On December 8, 2017 KING Art won “Developer of the Year” at the Deutscher Entwicklerpreis, the German Developer Awards.