The Hero’s Song Kickstarter launched earlier this week. The new company, Pixelmage Games, is led by John Smedley (Everquest, Star Wars Galaxies).
At first glance this game looks like a 2d Diablo-remake of Everquest. The announced classes are exactly the same as Everquest’s. They throw some hints at the AI being used and it sounds very similar to Storybricks, which is the AI system intended for EQNext.
There’s not a lot of concrete info available on the Kickstarter page. Hopefully more info will be released over the next 20+ days. But the project seems interesting to me given that EQ was my first MMO and still one of my favorites.
The site is a bit of a mess because the company has been trying to rework pledge tiers in order to attract more attention to the higher tiers. They can’t delete tiers so they are simply adding more and it makes everything look confusing. However, I ask you to please read over the material, visit the site again in a week or two if you’re interested, and consider backing this project.