DreamQuest Games has launched a dual-purpose Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of both a faithful remake and a modernized version of the cult 8-bit computer strategy title M.U.L.E.

M.U.L.E. Returns is an Android and iOS app that offers the exact same gameplay as the original M.U.L.E. -- it even goes so far as to offer a series of 8-bit skins as downloadable content. Alpha Colony, meanwhile, is an economics-focused title for PC and mobile platforms that draws inspiration from games like Settlers of Catan and Civilization.

Both games are being created with the blessing of the Bunten family, who has provided DreamQuest with original art and documentation from M.U.L.E. creator Dan Bunten.

Backers who pledge $10 will receive the iOS version of Alpha Colony upon completion, while the desktop edition is priced at $15. Higher pledge tier rewards include multiple-game combo packages, digital music downloads, and limited-edition prints.

[via @EvilSharkey]