A Philadelphia-based group of developers seeks funding for Artizens, an online cooperative action game for Windows, Mac, and Linux inspired by Monster Hunter and Shadow of the Colossus.

Artizens' developers promise that the game will feature an "unprecedented" level of customization; each piece of equipment is visible on your character, and players can create and import their own gear with unique properties. The game will also include an online trading feature, to encourage player-drawn creations.

Artizens' Kickstarter campaign is off to a strong start, and the game has already earned over $16,000 toward its funding goal of $30,000. The full game is available for a $15 pledge. Other backer rewards include digital soundtrack downloads ($25), free access to all post-release expansions ($60), and custom-made in-game equipment (starting at $100).

[Thanks, Sean!]