Proficient City, from out of Guangzhou, China, has been running an IndieGoGo campaign to novelize the events and characters surrounding their free-to-play MMO, Wartune.
The novel will center around the events that happened previous to the story that takes place in the online game, giving players a bit of background on the characters and lore surrounding the title.
According to Ever, from the Proficient City’s Wartune operations team, she stated…
“We can feel that the players play Wartune not only to clear dungeons and level up, they have become part of the story. There are also quite a lot of players who have been asking to know more about Wartune’s universe. They wonder about their decisions in the game and its characters. Why do we need to defeat Yaros? Who will be the real savior? That’s when we decided to publish a novel.”
You can see the pitch video for the project below to get an idea of what the team is aiming to achieve with the title.
Wartune Browser to Book Video Begins Nov. 26th at 9:00pm CST on Indiegogo More information, please check out the book’s website at https://www.wartune.com/novel/index.html, or become a backer at https://igg.me/at/wartunenovel. Wartune official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Wartune/
The novel will be penned by Chioma Osifo, a devoted admirer of best-selling British sci-fi author David Gemmell. She apparently has a clear idea and direction on where to go with the novel and how to craft a story around the browser-based MMO.
If you’re one of the many people who never heard of Wartune, it’s okay because it’s one of the many titles that was highly popular in Asia before becoming a free-to-play title on browsers in North America and Europe. In fact, the game is available in more than 30 countries the world around.
They give a breakdown of where the funds will go for the book and what they have planned for it, offering an in-depth outline for the project.
I imagine fans of the isometric MMORPG might be excited for a fantasy novel based around the mythical, lore-based story that permeates the adventures in the game, but the average gamer will likely be a tougher skeptic to convince for putting any money down for the game.
You can check out the crowd-funding campaign for $50,000 over on IndieGoGo. They have just under a month to go for the campaign and have raised just 7% within that time. For more info about the game feel free to visit the official website.