The Ballads Of Reemus 2 Sings For Its Supper

I am concerned you won’t remember the very splendid The Ballads Of Reemus. A point and click adventure created by indie developer Zeebarf (Jay Ziebarth), it was a genuinely great and very funny game, bursting with detail and care. Reemus is an exterminator in a world where insects are a lot bigger than him, last time battling an infestation of killer bedbugs. Now Ziebarth is looking to make a bigger, better follow-up, retelling (and finally finishing) the slug-based tales of the original freebie flash-based chapters of 2007. He’s going to need some cold, hard, Canadian cash to do so.

You can still play those first few chapters for free (and they’re pretty good), but Ziebarth promises that the new game, while retelling that tale, will not feature any of the same puzzles, and be a fresh approach to the story. And of course, finish it, as Reemus fans have been demanding for years.

He’s after $15,000CAD, which works out to just over £9,000. Not a big ask at all, with a copy of the game at the $15CAD (£9) pledge level. Based on previous work, it seems a good investment at this stage. It’s also worth checking out a bunch of his free games from the olden days, especially The Visitor (which was great),


  1. boyspud says:

    Nice to see Reemus still with us. Played the originals on Newgrounds years ago, including The Visitor and A Small Favor, they were some of my favourites on the site. Good Luck Zeebarf!

  2. seamoss says:

    I’m playing the first one right now (free from the last Indie Royale) and it *is* pretty funny (though the puzzles are a bit random sometimes). However, what is it with the $15 minimum on Kickstarter projects? Has it become a house rule or something? Frankly, I would be likely to back many more of these smaller games on Kickstarter if the minimum buy-in was around $5 (certainly less than $10). With today’s game prices and bundles, $15 seems like a lot for a minimum. I can’t be the only one who feels this way?

  3. pertusaria says:

    I enjoyed the free ones, looking forward to playing the first “full” game from the Indie Royale bundle. Bookmarked the Kickstarter. (Edit: I was going to say that the Canadian dollar was a lot weaker / smaller than the US dollar, but when I Googled it turned out they’re now practically identical.)

    • jrodman says:

      There were a couple of years when c-dollars were actually buffer than u-dollars. Lots of minor humor was mined out of this.