Redwall Video Game Kickstarter By Soma Games Brings The Books To Life

The Redwall: The Warrior Reborn video game has a Kickstarter project hosted by game developer Soma Games.

The Redwall series of books by Brian Jacques has been astonishing and delighting older children for 27 years now. First published in 1986, the book Redwall started a series spanning 22 novels including multiple prequels.

Redwall is a story of mice and men…but mostly mice. If you’ve never heard of Redwall, then imagine combining The Lord of the Rings with the Rats of NIMH. The Redwall series features anthropomorphic animals, most of whom are capable of speech with few exceptions. There’s also the occasional supernatural elements, including magic, foresight, and ghosts. Brian Jacques passed away in 2011, so his last Redwall novel, The Rogue Crew, was published posthumously.

Martin the Warrior is present in some way in all of the Redwall stories, even if only as a passing historical reference. Martin’s famous sword also happens to make multiple comebacks, with many an aspiring hero wielding it in battle.

Speaking of Martin’s sword, the Redwall Kickstarter is featuring a special pledge that is not named on Kickstarter but has been mentioned on Facebook. The biggest contributor will received a life-size replica of Martin’s sword. We’re assuming when they say life-size they mean human-size, because otherwise it’d make a good-sized keychain.

The Redwall video game is apparently going to become available to PC via Steam and also the iOS and Android platforms. Redwall is going to be a 3D adventure game of some type, although no gameplay mechanics have been mentioned beyond some puzzles. Soma Games has revealed Minecraft will be used in developing the content in some manner, so perhaps gamers will be able to modify the world of Redwall.

As of the writing of this article, the Redwall Kickstarter has $9,156 of the $11,000 they’re needing to meet the minimum for their goal while they still have 23 days to go. They’re apparently looking to have the game released by the end of the year.

Are you looking forward to the Redwall video game?