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Amen-Inspired CONSORTIUM Kickstarter

A new Kickstarter from Interdimensional Games seeks $200,000 to support development of CONSORTIUM, an upcoming first-person RPG inspired by Amen: The Awakening, an ambitious first-person shooter that was cancelled more than 12 years ago preceding the closure of developer Cavedog. This announcement solves the mystery of the ARG conducted by Interdimensional Games a couple of years ago. The post is lengthy and detailed (and what Kickstarter post isn't?), describing an open world game with a strong emphasis on character interactions. Here's a bit on the Amen connection:

In 1997, just before the world's first 3D video-card (VOODOO 1) was released, a 3D PC video game project was envisioned to be the world's first truly cinematic, meaningfully story driven action blockbuster: AMEN: THE AWAKENING. Far ahead of its time, AMEN was laying the groundwork for where games were going. However, the project was simply reaching too far, and Cavedog Entertainment collapsed around us before we could finish it.

CONSORTIUM represents a game that takes place in the same universe as AMEN, but has largely been re-envisioned from the ground up. In addition, some of the CONSORTIUM game mechanics are based on AMEN mechanics, which are still wholly innovative and original.

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8. Re: Amen-Inspired CONSORTIUM Kickstarter Dec 6, 2012, 15:51 drschelter
 
Just to clarify, the game takes place entirely aboard a massive jumbo jet. It is technically an open world game, but on a micro scale, with each crew member being fully realized and interact-able and with the entire plane brought to life in a way never seen before in any game. If something looks interact-able in the game world, it will be.

The art style is not final yet, we are still actively improving it, but we very purposely working to make our game feel very unique and original and completely different from the standard "dark and grungy photo-realism" of so many other games.

To invoke other games, CONSORTIUM could be described as what you might get if Half-Life, Deus Ex and Mass Effect had a baby, but with highly stylized visuals.

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7. Re: Amen-Inspired CONSORTIUM Kickstarter Dec 4, 2012, 11:32 MajorD
 

WOW! That has been 12 years ago already? Yikes! We must be having too much fun around here at Blue's News. I remember being interested in Amen, and was bummed when I read here at Blue's News that it was canceled.

Well, in regards to the resurrection of the game with CONSORTIUM, I'm not liking the cartoon art style, so I'm no longer excited.

Here is the original Amen: The Awakening

 
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6. Re: Amen-Inspired CONSORTIUM Kickstarter Dec 4, 2012, 11:24 nin
 
Fantaz wrote on Dec 4, 2012, 10:42:
nin wrote on Dec 4, 2012, 10:39:
What was that FPS where you were like an angel? Like a LONG time ago...way before painkiller. Not the Shiny one...can't remember what it was called.

Ah, here it is.



Ohh... the Shiny one was soooo good.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messiah_%28video_game%29


I couldn't think of the name on that one either, until you listed it.
 
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5. Re: Amen-Inspired CONSORTIUM Kickstarter Dec 4, 2012, 10:47 Creston
 
Hmmm. 10 bucks isn't that much, and to be honest some of their stuff looks intriguing. However, I have no idea what sort of game they are actually making.

Also, $200K for an open-world game, AND delivery in 6 months time? Neither of those fill me with much confidence that there will be all that much meat to the game...

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4. Re: Amen-Inspired CONSORTIUM Kickstarter Dec 4, 2012, 10:42 Fantaz
 
nin wrote on Dec 4, 2012, 10:39:
What was that FPS where you were like an angel? Like a LONG time ago...way before painkiller. Not the Shiny one...can't remember what it was called.

Ah, here it is.



Ohh... the Shiny one was soooo good.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messiah_%28video_game%29
 
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3. Re: Amen-Inspired CONSORTIUM Kickstarter Dec 4, 2012, 10:40 Necrophob
 
Requiem? That was a fun game for its time.  
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2. Re: Amen-Inspired CONSORTIUM Kickstarter Dec 4, 2012, 10:39 nin
 

What was that FPS where you were like an angel? Like a LONG time ago...way before painkiller. Not the Shiny one...can't remember what it was called.

Ah, here it is.


 
http://store.nin.com/index.php?cPath=10
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1. Re: Amen-Inspired CONSORTIUM Kickstarter Dec 4, 2012, 10:36 Fantaz
 
Interesting... although the art style from the screenshots look dated and like ass.  
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