Tale of Tales, the developer behind the successful (and disappointing) Sunset Kickstarter, have announced an upcoming Kickstarter project that I’m not even going to attempt to pitch to you. Instead, I’m going to directly quote the developer, which announced the new project in a backers-only update on the Sunset Kickstarter page:
‘In the wake of our withdrawal from the commercial market of games, mentioned in the previous update, we’re getting ready to launch a new Kickstarter campaign on October 21st. Through this campaign we hope to kick-start our most ambitious project yet. Cathedral-in-the-Clouds is a collection of virtual dioramas for contemplation, inspired by Flemish Primitive painting and Gothic sculpture and architecture (that we are blissfully surrounded by here in Flanders, Belgium). They will be created in realtime 3D, the technology of many videogames, but will not be games. Just living tableaux for observation, available for free for multiple devices, and displayed together in a Virtual Reality cathedral.’
You can understand my reluctance, I’m sure.
Kickstarter is undoubtedly the best place to go for such an unusual project. Imagine being a marketing executive and finding that on your desk. It’s a tough sell, to say the least. Enough to drive any PR team insane. Still, it sounds strange and different and interesting, so I’m all for it. For more on Cathedral in the Clouds, follow the project on Twitter and check out its official website. You can check out a sneak peak of the project’s pitch video below.As always, check back with Cliqist for future coverage.