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A project in Vancouver, Canada by Interdimensional Games Inc

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A new breed of role playing game that obliterates the fourth wall!
Backers: 3140
Average Pledge Per Backer: $22

Funded: $70,417 of $50,000
Dates: Mar 19th -> Apr 18th (30 days)
Project By: Interdimensional Games Inc
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Latest News

ICYMI: Consortium: The Tower Kickstarter Launches on Jan 18 - OnlySP

January 11th - via:
The Kickstarter for Interdimensional Games' next adventure, Consortium: The Tower begins on January 18. (Read More)

It's High Flying in Consortium

February 20th - via:
Our review of Consortium from IDGI Game. It's a first person action role playing game that was funded on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Consortium heads from Kickstarter to Steam on Jan. 8

January 6th - via:
Kickstarter success Consortium is hitting Steam on Jan. 8, developer Interdimensional Games Inc. announced on its official Steam profile. (Read More)

Kickstarter: Raising Funds, or Just Raising Hopes?

June 18th - via:
This is The Indie Story Week # 12 – An ongoing blog chronicling the development of Pawcho Saves the ABCs, a mobile game being created by an independent Vancouver team that aims to teach young children how to write the alphabet. Last week we took a look at monetization, and how to avoid alienating your customer base in free to play games. (Read More)

Consortium Kickstarter Surpasses Goal

April 20th - via:
The Kickstarter for Consortium has ended and development on the game has now begun. (Read More)

Consortium Wins Its Space Race On Kickstarter

April 18th - via:
What would happen if you popped a party popper in space? That is the question that Interdimensional Games will have to tweet at Commander Hadfield, because their impressive space RPG Consortium has just achieved warp speed (was funded) on Kickstarter. The Source Engine game of space intrigue on a fully-realised space ship should be arriving in July of this year, ahead of all the other space games that are coming out. In celebration, they’ve released a video showing the visual history of the game, and I have placed it on the other side of this event horizon. (Read More)

A brief visual history of the project...

April 17th - via:
Greetings everyone! So here we are....the final few hours....WE HAVE SUCCEEDED!!!   The whole team is feeling charged, inspired and more excited than ever to finish and deliver to you all an awesome experience! We have a special video update for you... (Read More)

New Interview and....39 hours and $10K to go...can we do it?

April 17th - via:
Hi everyone! Check out a new interview with Gregory on iGR.  They asked some great questions that we were quite pleased to answer! So, here we are...37 hours to go...the stretch goal that we REALLY want to be able to do, and we KNOW you will all... (Read More)

Meet the writers: The Story and Character update

April 15th - via:
Hey all, Steve here:  I thought it would make sense for me to introduce this update video. You’ll find myself, my fiancée/co-writer/company editor Deanne, and the newest member of our team, Bob Edwards, content writer extraordinaire. Each of us... (Read More)

Stretch goals detail

April 14th - via:
Hello everyone! Keep spreading the word!We have a few days remaining, and we are doing everything we can to get more people aware of our project.  We have achieved our core goal, and while this is obviously fantastic, it truly is the minimum amount... (Read More)

Character Update #5: Pawn 19 and Pawn 44

April 14th - via:
And here we are again!  We only have one more character update following this one (I promise!) which will finally cover both Knight 15 and Rook 25.  Everyone we won't have time for will have their summary and interview questions included in the... (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup

April 14th - via:
Last weekend took on a life of its own, which is the sort of thing weekends should probably do more often, and I was stranded away from my trusty keyboard and therefore unable to type words about games that might exist at some point in the future. This was a sad thing. Fortunately, missing a week means that there are more winners than ever before and the bumper crop contains two games that I’ve played and enjoyed, at least three that I look forward to playing when they are released and a project that makes me realise how much I want to play with an Oculus Rift. (Read More)


April 11th - via:
...A MILLION TIMES OVER, THANK-YOU...YOU have all decided:  CONSORTIUM is going to be finished in time for this summer!!   YES!!  Now we have slightly less than one week to see how far into stretch goals we can manage to achieve to make this game... (Read More)

C.M.C. & Information Console + Clarifying New Limited Tiers

April 10th - via:
Hello all, So to cut back on how many emails we’re sending out, today’s update we’ve decided to combine a few different things.  We don’t want to appear like we’re spamming, we just have so much to show and only a week left on the clock! ... (Read More)

Character Update #4: Pawn 24 and Rook 13

April 10th - via:
Hello everyone!  Two more characters again, this time we're looking at the Medical Bay team: Mika Hoffman / Pawn 24 (Ashley Siddals) and Keiran Boyle / Rook 13 (Michael Cound)... Enjoy! Keiran Boyle Codename: Rook 13V.O. by: Michael Cound Character... (Read More)

Consortium RPG Nears Kickstarter Goal

April 10th - via:
With one week remaining, the Consortium Kickstarter is just a few steps away from its goal - and if you don't know what Consortium is, allow me to explain. (Read More)

World Interactivity

April 9th - via:
Greetings everybody! In this update, we're going to talk about one of the key design goals of this project, which is *interactivity*.   Quite simply, we are dismayed that so many games are basically sacrificing their interactive nature in order to... (Read More)

Artificial Intelligence video update, and reddit AMA!

April 8th - via:
Hello everyone!! We are poised to hit our core funding goal (92% as of writing this!)...we are all pumped and invigorated here!   This update has two parts: CONSORTIUM A.I.I'd like to introduce you to Ryan Sheffer, our gameplay programmer who is... (Read More)

D20: The best-looking RPGs on Kickstarter right now

April 8th - via:
April is turning out to be quite the slow month for retail releases, RPG and otherwise. It’s not a total dead zone as it has often been in the past, with a few AAA titles being released during the month as well as a few smaller games. The lack of boxed copies isn’t really going to effect how much of an impact gaming has on my wallet, however, as once again a number of interesting projects have made their way to Kickstarter, all but demanding that I give them all of my available cash in anticipation of a finished product somewhere down the line when I will inevitably not have enough time to fully enjoy them. (Read More)

New Tiers!

April 7th - via:
Hello everyone! WOOOOOW!!!  We are now well over 80% funded!!  Excited doesn't even begin to describe how we're all feeling here...   We are overjoyed to see that our game and campaign is starting to get some good exposure.   We would like to... (Read More)

Character Update #3: Kiril Angelov & The Homeless Mercenaries

April 7th - via:
Hello everyone! Here we are again with another Character Update!  This one is a little special as we'll be focusing not on the crew, but instead on some of the antagonists in the game: Kiril Angelov and the Homeless Mercenaries. Kiril AngelovV.O.... (Read More)

New tiers incoming...

April 6th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

The Kinetic Assault Rifle (K.A.R.)

April 4th - via:
Hello everyone! To follow up the C.E.A.R video, today we're talking about the Kinetic Assault Rifle (K.A.R.). Next up, we are readying another character update for you all... We would also like to mourn the passing of a truly great developer:... (Read More)

State of the tiers/rewards?

April 4th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Special edition DVD, and the Consortium Energy Assault Rifle (C.E.A.R.)

April 1st - via:
The CONSORTIUM special edition DVD: $30First off, we would like to announce that we are now offering a new $30 add-on:  The CONSORTIUM special-edition DVD.  In addition to a complete DRM free copy of the game on a physical disc, the special-edition... (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup

April 1st - via:
I haven’t eaten a single chocolate egg in the last twenty four hours, which would normally be an acceptable dietary state, but with this being the extended weekend of confeggtionary rabbit worship, I’m a little bit upset that nobody bought me a big Smarties egg. (Read More)

60% funded!! First stretch goal revealed - Extreme Zenlil Simulation

March 28th - via:
Hello everyone! We are now 60% funded!!!   We are all super pumped and excited about getting closer and closer to our core goal.    THANK-YOU, EVERYONE FOR YOUR AWESOME PLEDGES AND SUPPORT! We are also proud to reveal our first stretch (Read More)

Character Update #2: Pawn 1 and Pawn 12

March 27th - via:
Hello folks, we thought we should clarify something before getting to this update’s two characters.  Nothing written in these updates are “spoilers” ;) For some of the characters, much of the summary is already information within our A.R.G...... (Read More)

The Secrets and Drawbacks to Crowdfunding Videogames on Kickstarter

March 27th - via:
Just over a year after the videogame Double Fine Adventure set records on Kickstarter, talk about the crowdfunding leader is in the air at GDC, the Game Developers Conference being held this week in San Francisco. On the conference’s first day, ICO Partners CEO Thomas Bidaux laid out “real numbers and trends” he had researched for indie game crowdfunding. He hastened to say upfront, though, that when he said “crowdfunding,” he really meant Kickstarter: “It’s so big, it’s basically the thing that’s relevant. … This is where it happens at the moment.” (Read More)

New $10 add-on: The "iDGi-1 Discoveries"

March 26th - via:
Hi everyone, Due to popular demand, we would like to now offer the opportunity for those backers under the $50 tier to get access to the iDGi-1 Discoveries document.   So, if you have currently pledged for any of the $35 or less tiers, you can now... (Read More)

Interview with Gregory and Steven, and CONSORTIUM Game Mechanics: ENERGY

March 25th - via:
Hello everyone! First off, check out a lengthy interview that the Jace Hall Show guys did with Gregory and Steven.  We talk about the game in detail... In addition, here is another video update, this time with Gregory talking while playing the game... (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup

March 24th - via:
A few winners, a few losers and a heap of new entries. It’s a busy week and there are quite a few projects that people have contacted me about that aren’t included, even though I’m interested in them. I’ll do some individual posts on those over the next couple of days but, for now, feast your eyes on the contents of the Katchup at the breadth of gaming delights that it contains. Then feel a bit morose that Rogue System probably isn’t going to be on your computer for a long time. (Read More)

Character Update #1: Pawn 32 and Pawn 4

March 23rd - via:
Hello everyone, So we talk a lot about how our characters are all unique individuals with real back stories and motivations behind their entire being... Well, today we have the very first of many character updates for you, each one we’ll be... (Read More)

The iDGi Mandate, and Steam Greenlight

March 21st - via:
Hello everyone! First of all, we have a few words we would like share with you all in person.  Please excuse the bad audio quality...  Oh, and fear not, I won't be the only one frequenting future update videos.... :-) Secondly, for those of you... (Read More)

THANK-YOU! Embarking on an awesome journey together...

March 20th - via:
After being deep in the trenches for so long, the team is absolutely ecstatic that so many people are excited about our game!   Please accept a gracious and heartfelt THANK-YOU from all of us at iDGi.   While we all continue to forge away on the... (Read More)

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