Dark Lands launches Kickstarter project to support growth, Windows Phone version to be free (Updated)

Dark Lands is a popular fantasy game for Windows Phone.  It combines elements of an endless runner game with a dash of a role-playing combat game.  As the game approaches the 800K download mark, the developers are looking to expand.

To help fund the cost of development the developer is set to start a Kickstarter campaign on January 28th.  Additionally, while we have seen special free offers for Dark Lands in the past, the developer is planning to permanently set the game price at free.

The game expansion will include campaign and multi-player modes.  You will also have a survival mode, which is basically how the game plays now.  While keeping Windows Phone as the mother platform, the developers also want to port the game to iOS, Android, Windows 8, Steam and Wii U platforms.

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Kickstarter contributions begin at $3 Canadian and will earn you a thank you email from the developer and max out at $5,000 Canadian that will earn you a trip to Prague to visit the developers, signed artwork from the game, a t-shirt, your face silhouette on enemies in the game, and more.

Again, the Kickstarter campaign will not launch until January 28th but you can read all the fine print and register for notifications now at the Dark Lands’ Kickstarter Page (no longer active, see update).  Look for the pricing change to take effect on the 28th as well.

If you cannot wait until January 28th to give Dark Lands a try, there is currently a free trial version available.  Dark Lands is currently running $.99 and is available for Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices.  You can find Dark Lands here in the Windows Phone Store.

Update: The Kickstarter campaign launched earlier this morning and the official Dark Lands Kickstarter page can be found here.  Additionally, the pricing change also took effect earlier today making the Windows Phone game free.

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George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.