I’ll admit that even though I’m a huge adventure game fan that I almost passed on the first person sci-fi game Deliver Us the Moon. The pitch wasn’t that great and the closest thing to a demo at the time was essentially a walk-through museum that did nothing to give a feel for how the game played out. That said, they did provide us with an honest-to-god demo that did play out the first half hour or so of the game which did go a long way to me making the decision to take the plunge.
That said, the demo should have been offered as part of the campaign instead of given to backers after it ended. But, in the end Deliver Us the Moon did just barely get the funding that it needed and now they’re taking the demo to E3 as part of the Microsoft booth. According to the latest update they’ll be there as part of Microsoft’s “ID@Xbox” campaign and will have the game even featured in their E3 trailer.
In addition to the above news, the update continues to tell backers that development has continued and that the first chapter has been steadily worked on and parts of the demo have been revamped with new technology. They’ve even provided some screenshots to show off how it’s looking. And it does look much improved to what I’ve played.
In all, Deliver Us the Moon looks like it’s shaping up nicely and I don’t regret backing it. I’m glad that the game is getting noticed by companies like Microsoft and I do hope the best for it as I enjoyed what I’ve seen so far. I just hope that the final game is as worth playing as I hope.