Inherit the Earth campaign currently raising funds for sequel

A Kickstarter campaign for Inherit the Earth 2, a sequel to the 1994 adventure game staring anthropomorphic animals, is currently underway for Windows, Linux, Mac and iOS.

The original title, Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb takes place in a world where mankind is long extinct and animals live in a medieval setting. The game also inspired a webcomic of the same name.

Wyrmkeep Entertainment Co., which re-released Quest for the Orb for Linux, Mac, Windows and more beginning in 2003, will produce the sequel. Inherit the Earth 2 follows in its predecessor's footsteps and remains an adventure game with a focus on puzzle solving and story-telling. It takes place sometime after Quest for the Orb and the webcomic called "Little Wolf Lost."

Backers can donate in tiers ranging from $5 to $5,000; rewards include acknowledgement on the official website, access to artwork previews and a free downloadable copy of the game. If Inherit the Earth 2 surpasses its first fundraising goal, the team has stretch goals for professional voice actors, more backstory, animations and even a third game.

At the time of this posting, Inherit the Earth 2 has raised $7,000 of its $135,000 goal with more than 130 backers. The Kickstarter closes on Sunday, Feb. 17. If funded, the game is expected to release in November 2013, following a public demo.

(Thanks, Jonathon.)

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