You might think that Kickstarter is used by people who have never made games before, or for new studios comprised of grizzled veterans who want to make their own game their own way. And for sure, there are plenty of games made by those people, but there are also ones made by those who have done games, but are still learning and growing. Take for example Arbiter, an action game that revolves around transformation, and is now on Kickstarter for you to potentially fund.
What makes Arbiter special in a lot of ways is that this is being made by one guy, Jordan Scott. While that may sound odd, it happens more than you think in games. Plus, Jordan has experience, as he was the mastermind behind the fan-game turned full-game RWBY: Grimm Eclipse. That title that was actually supported by the creators of RWBY in Rooster Teeth. He learned from that game, and from what Rooster Teeth showed him, and thus he started to make Arbiter.
The game itself is about a young man named Ashe, who is the actual Arbiter in the game. It’s his job to help fight spirits, and he alone is able to do that via being able to transform into different versions of himself to do just that. There are two kinds of spirits, Ethers, and Umbras. Ashe can transform into a form that resembles them, and thus can fight them.
Jordan is giving fans a lot of freedom in the game, including being able to go through levels in the order that you want. But Arbiter will also be story-driven, so you can expect a lot of narrative here.
There’s a demo out for it now that shows off the world and combat for the game. It’ll be on Kickstarter until the 29th. So if you feel this is something you’d like to support, head on over to Kickstarter and pledge to it.