Kickstarter For Thomas Jane/Red Fly Game Announced At Comic Con
At Comic Con today, Raw Entertainment, the comic studio hemled by actor Thomas Jane announced a partnership with Austin-based developer Red Fly Studios to create a video game version of Jane’s 2005 limited series comic Bad Planet. To fund the venture, they’ve created – wait for it – a Kickstarter fund.
The comic, inspired by painkiller-influenced dreams Jane had while recuperating from an injury, concerns the crash of a meteor on Earth that manifest some rather scary monsters. These aliens are in turn chased by another alien intent on stopping them. The Kickstarter page describes it thus:
Throughout the Cosmos, there is a term, a combination of two simple words spoken in over 40 million dialects which bring fear to countless living species. It is a phrase of warning, of dread, of imminent and ancient destruction. Entire civilizations have fallen under the label and disappeared from existence like a wisp of smoke on the solar wind. Ten minutes from now, Earth itself will be marked by these two deadly words – and all we can do is pray for a quick and painless end to everything we have ever known… Welcome to Earth… The next BAD PLANET!
I actually kind of liked the series, though admittedly I haven’t read it in years. It’s a trippy idea that felt to me like something out of 2000 AD, never a bad idea, and a video game version makes a lot of sense for the same reason The Darkness does. The Bad Planet game will be a 3rd person action game for PC and consoles, with an aesthetic straight out of the series, and if the description pans out, it will feature prodigious violence and gore. Players will take on the role of “The convict”, the alien tasked with putting the invading monsters to the sword. It will be a downloadable title only.
To get the game funded, they’re seeking $575,000 in Kickstarter funds. As expected, there are perks for people based on the amount donated. 5 bucks will get you exclusive desktop wallpaper. Ho hum. Pledge 10,000 or more, and you’ll get to eat dinner with Thomas Jane and his partner at Raw Entertainment, Tim Bradstreet (You’ll have to arrange your own ticket to LA, however.) For more information, see the official page.