Yes, you read that right. Foxtail has another crowdfunded campaign running right now, this time on Kickstarter. I’m no stranger to seeing projects seek funding from both, but these campaigns generally don’t tend to run at the same time as each other. In fact, the returning developers usually wait a while before jumping onto the other site. Which is why I found it weird that it appeared on Kickstarter only a couple days after launching their IndieGogo campaign.
That said, I did read through the comments section of the new campaign to see if anyone else had the same burning question. And, of course, someone had. While IndieGogo isn’t as well known or widely accepted as Kickstarter it’s still a viable platform and a handful of games have managed to get funding through that site. According to the project’s developers there just wasn’t enough interest in their previous campaign, which as far as I know is still running. And in my opinion only hurts both campaigns for Foxtail.
Enough about my misgivings about the simultaneous double dipping. You’re here for the story. As I mentioned in my piece for the IndieGogo campaign it’s the story of a young fox girl as she travels to see her grandmother and her journeys reveal a lot about her past, who she is, and where she’s going. There’s not a lot more to the story than that.
Still, Foxtail looks like a beautifully rendered point and click adventure game reminiscent of the Sierra and LucasArts classics. Or, to use a much closer analogue, Inherit the Earth. If you’re a fan of old school adventures then this one might be up your alley. I just worry that having two campaigns running at the same time with such lofty goals for each will spell doom for the project. Perhaps they should cancel the IndieGogo campaign and focus on Kickstarter.
Track the progress of the Foxtail Kickstarter in our Campaign Calendar.