Clang: Newell Lends Support To Motion-Controlled PC Swordfighting KickStarter
Valve boss Gabe Newell has appeared in a brilliant Kickstarter video for a swordfighting project called Clang.
The pitch is headed up by project leader and science/historical fiction writer Neal Stephenson, who explains on Clang’s Kickstarter page that he’s “dissatisfied with how swordfighting is portrayed in existing video games,” adding that it’s “time for a revolution.”
Clang will begin life as “a PC arena game based on one-on-one multiplayer dueling,” with narrative content set to be added later on – the game will launch on PC and be playable with a “commercial, third-party, off-the-shelf controller that anyone can buy today.”
Stephenson is hoping to raise $500,000 to develop the first iteration of Clang – the project has already generated $158,000 in two days.
Gabe Newell’s involvement appears to be confined simply to Clang’s video pitch, but Valve previously worked with motion control with the In Motion DLC for Portal 2 – which is now headed to PlayStation Move.
Check out Neal’s more in-depth exploration of Clang in the video below: