Tex Murphy: Project Fedora Kickstarter launches

Tex Murphy's creators have launched a Kickstarter to fund the sci-fi noir adventure game's long-planned sixth installment, codenamed Project Fedora. They're looking for $450,000 to bring it to PC and Mac, FMV and all.

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It appears there's a new way to fund video games, named 'Kick-starter,' which seems to solicit money from you and I rather than The Suits. What a wild and crazy idea! Could it ever catch on? The creators of classic adventure game series Tex Murphy certainly hope so, as they've launched a Kickstarter to fund the long-planned sixth sci-fi noir installment, codenamed 'Project Fedora.'

Creators Chris Jones, who plays the titular gumshoe, and Aaron Conners are hoping to raise $450,000 through the Kickstarter campaign to make Project Fedora for PC and Mac at Big Finish Games. They boldly say it "promises to be the best Tex Murphy adventure ever," which surely can't backfire.

Space-dick Tex Murphy will gallivant around in a "fully 3D world," engaging in his usual hardboiled antics. Fear not, though, FMV will return. And yes, it will finally wrap up that cliffhanger ending to 1998's Tex Murphy: Overseer. Curiously, Project Fedora is built around a branching story with multiple endings.

Pledging at least $15 to the Kickstarter will get you a digital copy of the game when it's finished, then there are the usual escalating tiers of perks, up to having a walk-on role. Project Fedora zoomed past $50,000 dollars within only a few hours, so it looks like it'll be joining such high-profile Kickstarter game successes as Double Fine Adventure, Wasteland 2, Shadowrun Returns, and Republique in securing funding.

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    May 15, 2012 6:32 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Tex Murphy: Project Fedora Kickstarter launches.

    Tex Murphy's creators have launched a Kickstarter to fund the sci-fi noir adventure game's long-planned sixth installment, codenamed Project Fedora. They're looking for $450,000 to bring it to PC and Mac, FMV and all.

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      May 15, 2012 7:36 AM

      I loved the series so much and it looks like it's off to a good start and will probably meet it's goal. Cool.

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      May 15, 2012 7:48 AM

      They have flying cars!

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      May 15, 2012 8:10 AM

      Man those were great games.

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      May 15, 2012 6:54 PM

      I figure it'll probably play different from the last games.

      Just seeing the kickstart video of what it can look like makes it look like a whole new world.

      Should be really good.

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      May 15, 2012 7:28 PM

      WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE my hatred for Microsoft when they bought Access, killed took over links, and killed Tex Murphy. It's as if they got their golf and it came with something they didn't plan on so they just fucking threw it away. Still pissed.

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        May 15, 2012 7:37 PM

        which brings the question: do they have the rights to this? Seems like it would be owned by Microsoft

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      May 15, 2012 7:38 PM

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        May 15, 2012 7:39 PM

        Last I heard, he was in a Turkish prison

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      May 15, 2012 8:03 PM

      Was waiting for this.

      My favourite kickstarter video thus far! It helped keep my cynical side at bay...

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      May 15, 2012 8:51 PM

      Como estas, peabrain.

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