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Hardcore Tactical Shooter Kickstart

A new Crowdsourced Hardcore Tactical Shooter Kickstarter Page looks to generate funding for a hardcore, close quarters battle first-person shooter for Windows PCs from Serellan LLC. This is the brainchild of Christian Allen, who has been a design lead on Ghost Recon and Halo titles before going indie. There's an interview on Ghostrecon.net talking with Christian about the project, and here's a bit on his approach:

For years, fans of tactical shooters have been crying out for someone to make a quality, hardcore, tactical shooter. But in contrast to these requests, game publishers eschew realism and tactics in exchange for ease of use and “cinematic” flavor. This campaign aims to see if my theory that real tactical shooters aren’t dead, and that enough people want one to justify the cost of development.

I’ve been in the video game industry working on best in class shooters for ten years now – designing and leading teams creating Tom Clancy games and Halo Reach. Now I’ve struck out and formed a new company for indie game development, Serellan LLC.

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32. Re: Hardcore Tactical Shooter Kickstart Mar 4, 2012, 20:20 Dmitri_M
 
The guy has earned a salary working on mainstream shooters. He was capable of producing work that kept him employed in a highly competitive field. That's about all the qualifications he needs. Being a fan will see him through on the details.

People on the outside of creative industries cannot grasp that you rarely get to work on exactly what you want to all of the time that you're employed.

Name someone you believe will attract huge amounts of public donations to a tactical shooter?

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