Maia, the ambitious cross-platform “god game” billed as “Dungeon Keeper meets Dwarf Fortress on a primordial alien world” has met its Kickstarter target (of £100,042) with around 48 hours left on the clock.
Inspired heavily by the 70’s Sci-fi aesthetic, Maia is a colony management simulator where you must keep your colonists safe, fed and happy. Liberally influenced by nineties god games, the game will have a dark sense of humour and more toys to play with than you can shake a Molyneux at.
A heartfelt video put out yesterday by games commentator Total Biscuit was instrumental in getting a surge in pledges for the game. In the video, Total Biscuit encouraged viewers to join him in pledging “if you believe as I believe, that these kind of games are sorely missed in our PC gaming library”.
An alpha version of the game is expected in June next year, and there’s still some time if you’d like to contribute.