You might have heard the news recently that Scribblenauts developer 5THCELL was planning to crowdfund its next IP through the shiny new Fig platform. Well, now everything has been set in motion, and Anchors in the Drift has officially begun its public journey.

Here’s what you need to know. Anchors in the Drift is pitched as a free-to-play action RPG with a ‘unique’ twist – the ability to collect and apply cards to characters, giving them new attacks and abilities in the process. It’s something I’ve seen a lot of, lately, and doesn’t quite strike me as an original and compelling feature.

Anchors in the DriftNonetheless, a ton of work has clearly gone into the game already, as the stylish 3D visuals demonstrate. Players control characters known as ‘Anchors’, heroes from across time, as they attempt to liberate islands from an inter-dimensional threat. Expect samurai, vikings, Romans, and a whole host of other interesting combatants. The variety is good, at least. Expect to take on enemies in a range of historical environments too, such as World War II-era England, Feudal Japan, and Ancient Egypt.

Anchors in the DriftAnchors in the Drift is aiming to raise $500,000 through Fig, and already has more than $84,000 – from less than 100 backers, too. This is particularly interesting, as it implies something about the type of investment that projects can expect to find through the new platform, which is open not only to Average Joe backers, but to accredited investors as well. Peachy.

Anchors in the DriftFor more on Anchors in the Drift, check out the project’s Fig page, where you’ll find a range of reward tiers. Stay tuned to Cliqist for future coverage.

Gary Alexander Stott
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