Character art and UI graphics for this was done in Inkscape, backgrounds done in Krita. Sound effects and music compiled in Audacity. Put together in Construct 2 (under 30 events). Recorded in VSDC. So… the cost to do this was just time.
It’s mostly just an animated short focusing on how much I’d like a Rifts game for the PC. It might happen.
On a side note – so few people seem to know about VSDC, but trust me – if you’re looking for excellent free video recorder/screen capture/video editing software, give it a try.