République: The Kickstarter that wouldn't stop

When Ryan Payton – Metal Gear Solid 4 producer and Halo 4 narrative designer – revealed République, a "stealth survival" hybrid designed for mobile devices, on Kickstarter with a $500,000 goal, it seemed tiny next to the earnings of Double Fine Adventure and Wasteland 2. But after a harrowing month of fund-raising, Payton and his new studio, Camoflaj, were down to the wire.

Republique reaches its fundraising goal on Kickstarter

Though it seemed like for a majority of its 30-day pledge drive, Camouflaj's stealth-action indie game Republique wouldn't reach it's lofty $500,000 Kickstarter goal, a surge in donations on the final day has pushed the project over its target.

As of about eight days ago, that didn't seem possible. After 22 days of fundraising, Republique had only made a little over one-half of its goal. On May 3rd, Camouflaj's Ryan Payton used the Kickstarter site to announce the involvement of two voice-over heavyweights: Metal Gear Solid's David Hayter and Mass Effect's Jennifer Hale. Their involvement...

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The final, hopeful hours of République's Kickstarter quest

"Running this Kickstarter campaign has been one of the most stressful experiences of my entire life," says Ryan Payton, the developer behind start-up studio Camouflaj and (hopeful) video game République. "At one point last week I even noticed I was losing chunks of hair."

République's crowd-funded hopes looked dismal just days ago. The game, a futuristic, stealth-survival adventure far more ambitious than the typical iPhone game fare, saw a spike in pledges following the announcement of two well-known voice actors, Metal Gear Solid's David Hayter and Mass Effect's Jennifer Hale. But...

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'Mass Effect' voice actor lends voice to Kickstarter game

The actors who voice Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid and Femshep in Mass Effect 3 are lending their voices to République, a game being Kickstarted by developers Camouflaj and Logan.

David Hayter, who is known for voicing Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series, and Jennifer Hale, the famed voice of female Shepard in Mass Effect will be voicing the roles of the head revolutionary and the mentor respectively.

République is a game being designed for touch-based devices and that aims to create intense action without a focus on killing, to feature a believable and non-sexualized female lead,...

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With 'Metal Gear Solid 4' and 'Halo 4' in his rear view, Ryan Payton reveals 'Republique'

Ryan Payton, Metal Gear Solid 4 producer and Halo 4 narrative designer, has revealed Republique, a "stealth survival" hybrid designed for mobile devices. Payton's new studio, Camoflaj, marked the announcement with a $500,000 Kickstarter to fund its development.

In a premise that feels as though it would be right at home in a Sega CD FMV game, players take control of massive security system as they attempt to guide a woman named Hope out of a totalitarian state. In the proof-of-concept video that accompanies the Kickstarter, Hope provides hints about the best way to help her progress, such...

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