Pathfinder – a tabletop RPG system, inspired by Dungeons & Dragons – is finally getting its own role-playing game. Pathfinder: Kingmaker hit its $500,000 USD Kickstarter goal, with 15 days still left to go on the crowdfunding campaign.
As Polygon reports, the game is being made by Owlcat Games, a Russian team that developed Skyforge and Allods Online. Famed writer Chris Avellone – whose previous works include Planescape: Torment, and Fallout New Vegas – is also onboard, focusing on narrative design.
Avellone more recently contributed to Torment: Tides of Numenera, and Prey.
After Wizards of the Coast took Dungeons & Dragons in a different direction with the release of 4th Edition in 2007, publisher Paizo decided to break away and developer their own system. The result was Pathfinder, which shared similarities – but also extended on – the 3.5 Edition of D&D. Pathfinder was published in 2009.
There has been a resurgence of isometric RPGs in recent years. Obsidian Kickstarted their own franchise, Pillars of Eternity, which was heavily inspired by late-90s RPG Baldur’s Gate. The team is currently working on a sequel, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire.
As of the time of writing, Pathfinder: Kingmaker currently has $523,948 USD in backing.