Now There Is A Tex Murphy Kickstarter
It is rapidly becoming a scientifically provable theory: eventually, every single video game in the history of computing will get a Kickstarter. The latest evidence? The attempt to resurrect the Tex Murphy series.
What is Tex Murphy, you ask? A series of noir-inspired action games that took place in a world 50% Blade Runner, 50% Mad Max. Set in a post-WWIII San Francisco, private detective Tex Murphy is something of a future fanboy who, inspired by the films of Bogart and such, deliberately models his fashion sense after the hard boiled private eyes of the 40s. Each game – and there were 5 of them between 1989 and 1998 – served up a healthy dose of cheese and noir. I never got into them myself, but I had friends who swore by the series and in retrospect, if you like Fallout, you’ll probably find something in the Tex Murphy series to love.
The series has lain comatose since 1998′s Tex Murphy: Overseer, but series creator Chris Jones, along with longtime series writer Aaron Conners, have created a Kickstarter to bring the series back with a new game entitled Project Fedora. Already under some limited development, they’re seeking a total of $450,000 in additional funding to make it possible to complete the game. With 31 days left to go, they’ve currently raised a total of $105,044. Not bad, considering.
Here’s a teaser they put together to pitch the game. If it entices you, head over to the Kickstarter page and drop a dime in the box.
In the meantime, I am now going to start openly calling for my favorite cancelled series to get their own Kickstarters. Beginning with Eternal Darkness.