Developer, Alexander Bruce, needed a little help to get his mind-bending first-person puzzler, Antichamber past the finish line.
Antichamber is the 7th project to receive support from the Indie Fund. As its name implies, the Indie Fund provides cold, hard cash to perpetually starving indie developers, funding promising projects in exchange for a proportion of the profits, should there be any. Thus far two games have been released using Indie Fund money. The first, Q.U.B.E, made back the investment in four days, the second, Dear Esther did the same in five-and-a-half hours.
It seems likely that Antichamber, which started life as an Unreal 3 mod by the name of Hazard: The Journey of Life will be equally successful. The original version of the game came fifth in Epic's Make Something Unreal competition, netting developer and pink-suited swagmeister, Alexander Bruce, $10,000. The game has since gone on to win numerous competitions and awards, even earning a spot in the PAX 10 showcase.
Common consensus is that the game seems to resemble Portal as designed by M.C. Escher during a particularly visceral acid trip. I'm sold. It's due out sometime this year.
Source: The Indie Fund