What started as a labor of love by an animator, Ghost of a Tale is currently seeking the funding needed to become a full game. Lionel “Seith” Gallat, a former Dreamworks animator with 15 years of experience in film, is seeking the funds needed to pay several individuals who have recently come forward to offer their services in making this game a reality. The Indiegogo campaign is seeking 45,000€, and is just over halfway there with around a week left.
Ghost of a Tale is an action-adventure game where you play as an anthropomorphic mouse in a medieval setting who finds himself on a mysterious, haunted island that was once a garrison for an army of rats. There is combat, as the alpha trailer shows, but the main focus is on exploration and trying to unravel the mystery of what happened to the island. This game is still a very early concept and is full of incomplete assets, but what is on display looks pretty promising. It heavily evokes the charm and general feel of many classic animated films from the ’80s and ’90s, which admittedly was Lionel’s goal.
In addition to the Indiegogo campaign, you can also support Ghost of a Tale on Steam Greenlight. Assuming that Lionel gets the funding he needs, the target release date is sometime in 2014.