Kickstarter’s crowdfunding has become the way to bring back all of the games that we’re nostalgic for. After Christopher Williamson saw the success that game developers have had raising funding through crowdsourced donations, he decided to raise money for his own pet project: an updated version of the classic Atari game M.U.L.E.
Over the next 31 days, Williamson is trying to raise $500,000 for his DreamQuest Games in Lafayette, Colo. to make the updated version dubbed Alpha Colony: a Space Tribute to M.U.L.E. Williamson has the rights from the family of the original developer, and he plans to publish the new game on the PC, Mac, iPhone, and iPad. On top of that project, the Kickstarter money will be used to do a “faithful remake of the game with M.U.L.E. Returns.”
While M.U.L.E. Returns will be a remake with updated graphics, Alpha Colony will be a “modern tribute” with gameplay that is similar to SimCity or Civilization.