Developers of the Polish studio Far From Home have launched a campaign kickstarters at the request of gamers waiting for the release of the sci-fi survival simulator Forever Skies. The main goal of the campaign is not money: the project has already been funded from other sources.
According to the creators, since the announcement of Forever Skies, they have regularly received questions from users about the possibility of early purchase of the game, financial support from the studio and receiving special bonuses. To accommodate fans’ requests, the authors decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign.
Contributors can expect a digital copy of the game, an early access code, and exclusive bonuses (discord role, sponsorship titles, credit mentions, airship customization items, artifacts, and in-game posters). A digital soundtrack and artbook will also be available with the final release.
The minimum goal of the campaign is €20,000 (almost €13,000 was raised at the time of publication), but Far From Home emphasized that developers do not need additional funds at this stage: “Forever Skies Early Access is fully funded. The campaign was launched solely because of special rewards for support. Regardless of the outcome, we will release the game as promised.”. There are 29 days until the end of the fundraiser.
In Forever Skies, players return to Earth, devastated by an environmental catastrophe, and attempt to find a cure for a mysterious disease that has afflicted what remains of humanity. They must travel in an airship that serves as their mobile base – simultaneously a home, workshop, laboratory and “lifeline”. You will extract resources, improve the aircraft, expand it with new modules, and develop tools and technologies.
The Far From Home team consists of over 20 experienced professionals from Poland, Croatia, Portugal and the UK. They have worked on Dying Light, Dying Light 2 Stay Human, Dead Island, The Medium, Chernobylite, Divinity: Original Sin, Outriders and League of Legends in the past.
An Early Access release was expected for 2022, but was pushed back to the first half of 2023 in November. IN steam said it will take place “soon”. This year there are plans to add support for four-person co-op, and the final version is set to be released in 2024 (including on consoles). A free demo is available on the Valve website, which includes a starting location and allows you to familiarize yourself with the main mechanics.