January 26th, 2012 | By Chris Priestman
In development for just over two years now, Warbarons is a turn-based strategy game currently in open beta for those who want that classic 90s feel back, the developer’s need funding to get it finished though so it’s time to show your support!
There’s already a thriving “mature” community surrounding the game, making maps in the map editor and communicating with the developers to make the game as good as it possibly can be. Apparently, most of the maps are actually created by the community: “some are competitive symmetrical maps with ranked games in mind while others are classic setups between two sides such as Lord of the Rings Middle earth and Westeros from A Game of Thrones.” You can actually start playing Warbarons and become part of the community right now as the game is in open beta.
The developer’s say that the game is focused on balanced multiplayer games with between 2 to 8 players, with game modes including 1vs1, Free For All, Team games and Scenario games. The developer’s plan on adding more to the game though including matches between more than 8 players.
The game is currently in open beta so you can jump on and start playing right now. However, the developers, who have self-funded the project until now, are looking for funding so they can finish the game off how they feel it deserves, more specifically – graphics, marketing and server costs.
As always with Kickstarter projects, there are many rewards for those who help fund Warbarons, including designing parts of the game, getting your face in the game, infinite Gold level accounts and loads more of course.
To read more about Warbarons and to help fund the project, head on over to the game’s Kickstarter page.
For more information on Warbarons and to play the open beta version of the game, you will want to go to the game’s official website.