Build-your-own-MMO toolset Storybricks
is getting a major second wind today as the company's announced that it's brought on board legendary animators Don Bluth
and Gary Goldman
to assist in animation and character design. The two are well-known in both the film and video game industry for their work on The Secret of NIMH and Dragon's Lair
(among many other projects).
"We intend to bring our experience in animation and character design to help provide appealing, believable, thinking characters to Storybricks'
founding partners' vision for gaming," Goldman said. The two join a dream team of advisors for the project that includes Richard Bartle
, Liz Danforth
, and Chris Avellone
is also tapping the Kickstarter well
to help fund the project. The team hopes to raise $250,000 in pledges by June 1st. "Though we have found the right people who share our mad (or perhaps inspired) vision of role-playing and storytelling in computer RPGs, we haven't been able to find enough people willing to write us a check," the team explains on the page. Sponsors can get copies of the game, beta keys, and even digital versions of themselves inserted into the final version.