A France-based development team inspired by JRPGs of the PlayStation 1 era are taking to crowdfunding website Indiegogo to fund the development of TBT: The Black Tower.
The team is asking for €328,440 (roughly $429,402) and have 38 days remaining in their campaign as of press time — €1,811 of which has been raised. The title is in development for Windows PC and Mac and while an homage to Final Fantasy 7, it is not a direct copy according to the game's creator.
Developer Simon Mesnard released in-game footage of an early prototype of the game, shown above. Mesnard is basing the title on his self-published novel La Tour de L'Espace, with plans to finish development of the game within a year; however, despite the influence of the Final Fantasy series, he emphasizes that The Black Tower will not be a AAA title.
"Have a look at the ending credits of a Final Fantasy," he said, "how many names can you see? 'Indie' means what it means: you can't wait for an indie developer to create a triple-A game. I want to be clear on that point now and avoid further disappointments."
Mesnard is currently asking for feedback for the prototype on the Steam community forum.