Posts Tagged ‘crowdfunding’

Twisted Metal Flashbacks With Car Shooter Diesel Guns

You know, we don’t get too many car shoots these days. We have car football and dino shoots and even shootsball. But we don’t have so many of the car shoots. There’s GRIP, which isn’t bad. But nothing like the old nonsense, you know, nothing like Twisted Met– wait, what’s this? Why it’s a CAR SHOOTS.

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Life Flashes Before Your Eyes With Each Blink In This First-Person Tragedy

You know how it is. One minute you’re playing with toy cars in your nappy and the next minute you’re 35 years old and Jenkins wants those reports by Monday. Close Your [official site] is a first-person game that hopes to replicate the speedy passage of life. Each time you – the real you – blinks, your webcam will detect it and launch the story forward, sometimes by several years. You might be hanging out with your new mates on the first day of school, blink, and suddenly be in da club, dancing with strangers. Blink again and would you look at that, you’re at your desk job and there he is. Jenkins. Read the rest of this entry »

Look At You, Backers: System Shock Kickstarter Ends

The Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund a remake of System Shock [official site] ended yesterday and – surprise surprise – the news is good. Shooting for $900,000 (£680,000-ish), Night Dive Studios drew $1,350,700 (about £1.02 million) in pledges from 21,625 backers. Turns out, quite a few people would like to see a remake of Looking Glass Studios’ classic sci-fi horror. Who knew! Now begins the wait until December 2017, when Night Dive plan to release the game.

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Colossal: Prey For The Gods Hits Kickstarter

We’ve cooed before at the Shadow of the Colossus stylings of Prey for the Gods [official site], a game about a wee lass on a frozen island hunting honking great bosses and even clambering up ’em for murdertimes. With a touch of survival game, because it’s flipping freezing. Now developers No Matter Studios have turned to Kickstarter seeking $300,000 of our wonga to finish making it. It does look pretty swish.

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#nofilter: System Shock Demo Update Coming

GL_TEXTUREMODE GL_NEAREST read my knuckle tattoos. People on the bus gasp when they see my twenty-four fingers curl around the grab rail and I think “Yeah that’s right, normies, I bet you are shocked: no texture filtering, not even mipmapping. I bet it’s freaking your nut out to discover how real video games should really be played.”

So I’m mortified to discover that Nightdive Studios are enabling texture filtering in their System Shock remake [Kickstarter page], after it was so wonderfully disabled in their Kickstarter demo. But hey, they are improving the demo in ways too.

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System Shock Remake Kickstarter Is Live, Has A Demo

We’ve talked about it a lot recently, but the reboot of System Shock [official site] is coming — and it’s going to need a bit of help through Kickstarter in order to make it. Developers Night Dive Studios are looking for a tidy $900,000 (about £675,000) in order to make their complete remake of System Shock a (hopefully) terrifying reality, and there’s even a nifty little demo you can play to help you make up your mind.

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Space Antics With Programmable Computers In 3001SQ

As someone who can’t program computers, online space colonisation game 3001SQ [official site] is awfully intimidating. Exploring the galaxy, building planetside industrial colonies, and hanging around space stations sound nice and all, but being able to write code for your in-game ship and devices is what overwhelms me. Playing the small tech demo released to support its Kickstarter campaign, I ended up rebooting my spaceship several times in the hope that its broken bits would just start working. Damned if I’m opening up the editor to fix it myself. But maybe you’re into that!

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