Back in December Fictiorama Studios presented Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today at Adventure X London allowing attendees some hands on time with the game. Since then they have been hard at work and have just released the first gameplay footage.
Crowdfunding is still a thing, here’s your update – Waves: Arena Tactics is a multiplayer twin-stick shooter with the usual fireworks, Sweet Escape is pitching with the power of last week’s news, Kingdom Come: Deliverance uses the magic of CryEngine to deliver a medieval world without magic, and Nature Hater curses the very air it breathes.
Crowds. After millennia of being present at historical events, they’ve taken to funding games instead. This week, crowds are funding: Space Pioneer, an ambitious cosmic RTS that isn’t really showing any gameplay; To the Death, a luxurious looking sidescrolling shoot-and-beat-em-up; Savage: The Shard of Gosen, a 16-bit oiled chest simulator; and, ReVen a game that fulfils this week’s compulsory intake of Metroidvania.
In our weekly run-down of the crowdfunding efforts you should be watching – Metroidvania sequel La Mulana 2 may herald a new wave of Japanese indies taking to Kickstarter; fight your way out of Hades in Olympia Rising; ponder the consequences of touch screen control in virtual pet poop-scooper, Pakka Pets; and guess the gameplay innovation in Cradle.
The crowdfunding weekly is back and it brings with it the year’s first big name Kickstarter. This week: Playdek seek big bucks for Unsung Story, Yasumi Matsuno’s return to the tactical RPG. It’s also a big week for cute – Project Rain World introduces us to the slugcat (we want one). Meanwhile, Sierra Ops and Sunrider prove that space is still full of mecha, lone battleships facing down entire armies and anime girls. This week on Gaming Crowdfunding Weekly, you will…
As we draw closer to Christmas and projects decide to distrust the festive dollar, there’s still no shortage of intriguing crowdfunding attempts. In this week’s installment: slingshot through space in New Orbit, resurrect a dead ecosystem in Hey, Shu!, build your own damned Metroidvania in Below Kryll and invite Colonel Mustard to dinner, let him murder a bunch of people and defeat him in turn-based combat in Mansion Lord. We’ve also got the usual checkups on previously featured projects, including Festival of Magic.
You’ll have to forgive me for delivering this week’s crowdfunding selection a day later than usual – hopefully this week’s varied selection will be more than enough to excuse tripping up! Featured this week: first person puzzler Reset, GaymerX headed adventure game Read Only Memories, arena-jousting marine-life battler Starwhal and Honored, a service that aims to give you real badges for your achievements. Meanwhile, we prematurely call time on RetroWorld, an intriguing concept we can only hope will retool and return.
This week in gaming crowdfunding: Festival of Magic brings a little JRPG style to Wii U and PC, Operation Squiddershins attempts to save a talented young man from pizza-related obscurity and Super World Karts GP concludes that mode 7 rendering wasn’t an evolutionary dead end. Meanwhile, there’s positive funding news for Interstellaria but more New Car Game fails to secure funding.
In this week’s roundup of kickstarter and indiegogo projects: the stylish triangular world of aerial exploration game Secrets of Raetikon, sidescrolling cyberpunk action RPG Dex, hyper-cute strategy battle game P.A.W.S. – Prime Alien Watch Squad and plane-crash survival game Dyscourse. Meanwhile, InSomnia has gone back the drawing board. Read on to find out more.
Gaming is one of the pillars of crowdfunding, so we’ve decided to start up a weekly roundup of crowdfunding projects to watch. This week: tactical RPG starship sim the Mandate, the optionally violent Bloom, Project Sen‘s thighs, Myst successor Obduction and funding outcomes good and bad for Night in the Woods and Raindrop respectively.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from the Federation Against Copyright Theft, it’s that piracy is bad. I’d never steal a car or snatch a handbag, but despite the valiant efforts of this organisation, I still can’t help but see pictures of cutlass-wielding, beard-growing ruffians and think about how much fun a career in piracy actually looks.
Back in January I mentioned a little project named Void Destroyer, a Homeworld inspired strategy game set amidst the stars. Half a year further along in its development, VD’s creator has finally seen fit to stand alongside the big boys and brave the hostile, judgemental climes of Kickstarter.
A game which you can’t win, and one that you can’t actually lose. One that is set in a graveyard, it sounds all kinds of crazy right? Crazy it might be, but Boon Hill as it is known has reached its’ Kickstarter goal and so will most certainly be getting a release. It sounds quirky, but very interesting as you walk around the graveyard reading the messages left of tombstones and talking to the passing NPCs.
Back in February I had a little play around with the alpha for Ambient Studios plague simulator, Death Inc. They had been running a Kickstarter campaign which sadly failed to reach its target. Things seemed glum for the game, but fortunately the team have set a release date for November and have opened up pre-orders on their site.
There are massive, galaxy spanning 4x games that take hundreds of hours to play your way through; games like Sins Of A Solar Empire and Galactic Civilizations. Fantastic, mindbogglingly enormous games that will eat vast portions of your life.