Iridium Studios, the team responsible for 2011's Kickstarter success, Sequence
, is tackling the widely untouched
genre of speech-run gaming with There Came an Echo
, a voice-controlled strategy game. Iridium hopes to cash in on Kickstarter
once again with There Came an Echo
, asking for $90,000 to complete the game for PC, with a launch on Steam scheduled for mid-2014 (no Greenlight required).
Players in There Came an Echo
act as the field commander of a small squad and talk members through operations to achieve various objectives. The game will recognize a pre-programmed vocabulary of a few hundred commands, such as "head to Bravo 3," but each command is fully customizable.
"For instance, instead of 'Grace, hold position,' you might choose to say 'yo girl, hold up,' or instead of 'weapons free,' you might say, 'not the gumdrop buttons!' You'll be able to direct your troops in a style completely your own," Iridium's Kickstarter description reads.
If that's not intriguing enough, Iridium roped in geek extraordinaire Wil Wheaton to star in There Came an Echo
. Iridium founder Jason Wishnov has a pretty hefty
industry track record himself, including freelance work
for Joystiq's Wii Fanboy and DS Fanboy when those were still things back in 2007. Check out Wheaton and Wishnov in the Kickstarter promo video above.