Armello Funded By Indie Organization Including Braid, Journey, Super Meat Boy Devs

Game of Thrones-like Armello sees more funding help.

By Daavpuke, Posted 10 Jun 2015

Fantasy board game adaptation Armello is the latest to be backed by Indie Fund, an organization set to help out aspiring projects with financial support and helpful advice. It’s one of the first titles to receive funding after the group’s new restructuring.

Armello,Indie Fund

In its newest form, Indie Fund now has new names on board. Several investors are indie greats. Names include Braid’s Jonathan Blow, Super Meat Boy’s Tommy Refenes, Journey’s Kellee Santiago, Capy Games’ Nathan Vella and Vlambeer’s Rami Ismail.

Projects applying for a grant receive two payments, according to their necessary budget; one at the start and another when the initial budget runs out. To stay sustainable, Indie Fund then requires a 25% revenue share, until the investment is doubly paid back or two years have passed since release. With the new format, multiple investors are also able to choose how much they want to participate in a particular project.

Currently, Armello is in Early Access and costs €22.99. In return, buyers receive one of the prettiest turn-based hex boards on Steam right now, along with beautifully drawn cartoon visuals. Essentially, the game is as if Endless Legend turned into a woodland creature wonderland, inspired by Game of Thrones. Heroes go after the crown of a mad king in a procedurally generated environment. This end game requires cunning tactics, but also combat and so on. Whoever can scheme the best will sit on the throne. This thing seriously better go on sale in the upcoming Steam summer sale.

Developer League of Geeks previously held a successful Kickstarter campaign for Armello, where the game took in $305,000 in funds. Aside from Early Access, a version of the project will come to Playstation 4. Additionally, director Trent Kusters was previously seen in GameLoading: Rise of the Indies, a documentary about the different perspectives of game development. In the feature, Kusters resorts to guerilla tactics to show off their game on convention show floors. They are a resourceful bunch.

Daav Valentaten, NoobFeed (@Daavpuke)

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Armello

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Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC
Publisher(s): League Of Geeks
Developer(s): League Of Geeks
Genres: Turn-Based Strategy
Themes: Strategy
Release Date: 2015-09-24

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