By Anni Simpson on July 1, 2014 at 11:21am
“Together: Amna & Saif,” an indie game that relies on cooperative play, successfully ended their campaign late last night. They surpassed their initial goal and received $14,021 from pledges. The fundraising fell just short of the game’s first stretch goal of $15,000, which would have offered users a Linux version of the title.
“Together” follows the story of Amna and Saif, mother and son, as they explore the forest in the hopes of finding a cure for a deathly ill relative. Unlike other co-ops, “Together” is different in that it promises that you can only beat the game if you play with another person.
“Together” highlights the benefits that gaming can have on a relationship. It goes beyond having a conversation or doing something together. Interdependence is a key quality in a rewarding and successful relationship, and “Together” allows you to experience and practice it in a tangible way. Mount Olympus Games
The team currently consists of four people under the leadership of Lyle Cox, the game’s programmer. The team promises to use colors for color-blind players in mind, as well as simple and accessible controls.
The estimated delivery of the game is set for March 2015 for PC. Those who missed the Kickstarter campaign can still pre-order the game for $15.99 or join the beta for $24.99.
"Together" Official Website Kickstarter