Tom and Tony Cannon are former Silicon Valley programmers who, in 2011, turned to indie game making. They are launching a new game, called Stonehearth, that looks like a cross between Civilization, Minecraft, and Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth.
The game allows you to build towns, fight other players, and even craft weapons and armor. The game is highly stylized – it looks like a more cartoony Minecraft – but it should be a hoot. Write the Cannons:
You can fund the game for a mere $15 and get a free copy when it is released. You can play the beta for $30. You also get a cuddly kitten that will follow your players around the world as you begin your battles. They expect to ship the game in December 2013 if they hit their $120,000. I, personally, want the kitten to fight Cthulhu.