"Everyone should be able to make a little game they can call their own and share with friends."
By Tim Colwill on February 5, 2013 at 12:56 pm
The creator of the iconic Commander Keen and co-founder of id Software, Tom Hall, has launched a new Kickstarter designed to bring about the creation of more Commander Keen-esque platformers.
Hall’s Kickstarter, called Worlds of Wander, is a platform game creation tool primarily designed to give users real-time editing and control over levels and data, and designed to work across iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, and Ubuntu Linux. Hall is asking for $400,000, and to date has received $16,403 in donations with 24 days to go.
Backers will receive a game created by Hall in the engine, called Secret Spaceship Club — where secret agents with spaceships in disguise have to help a race of bumbling robots avert universal destruction. But that’s Tom’s game! You should make your own.
“Everyone should be able to make a little game they can call their own and share with friends,” reads the Kickstarter. “You shouldn’t have to worry about all the drudgery. It should be as simple as possible!”