Posts Tagged ‘crowdfunding’

Blasphemous is a beautifully grotesque platformer

Sometimes a game can sell itself to me with a single image or animation. Blasphemous [Kickstarter page], a non-linear 2D platformer from the creators of The Last Door, is one such game. It’s like Hieronymus Bosch and Castlevania had a baby, and the baby was gigantic and it tore the arms off any pilgrims who wandered too close. There’s a Kickstarter running but even at this early stage, the $50,000 target is within touching distance. That doesn’t surprise me at all because it really does look gloriously horrible.

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Exo One channels Kubrick, Dear Esther and Carl Sagan

Exo One

Whenever I post about the delightful 3D sci-fi momentum-based explorer Exo One [official site] on RPS the comments are always interested and enthusiastic. With that in mind I figured you might be interested in a video with dev commentary which digs a bit further into the game’s structure/chill-ness and developer Jay Weston’s influences – everything from Dear Esther to Carl Sagan’s novel, Contact:

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PaRappa & Gitaroo Man chaps team up for Rap Rabbit

Two of the main chaps behind such fine rhythm games as PaRappa the Rapper and Gitaroo Man have teamed up to crowdfund a musical battle game they’re currently calling Project Rap Rabbit [official site]. It’ll visit an alternate version of 16th century Japan with a rabbit who — get this! — raps. He thinks he’s people! It’s the gamebaby of Masaya Matsuura, who’s known for rhythm ’em ups like PaRappa and Vib-Ribbon, and Keiichi Yano, designed Gitaroo Man and directed Elite Beat Agents. I’m delighted to see them rhythming onto PC. Have a peek at their pitch video: Read the rest of this entry »

Planetary whoosher Exo One swoops onto Kickstarter

Exo One

Remember I was excited about Exo One [official site] at Rezzed? It’s that momentum-based planet explorer game where you swoosh round as a ball and a frisbee. It has also just started a crowdfunding drive on that Kickstarter platform I hear so much about these days. OBSERVE: Read the rest of this entry »

Player-driven MMO Ashes of Creation wows Kickstarter

The big-money early days of video game crowdfunding may be over but lawks, look at fantasy MMORPG Ashes of Creation [official site] go! Gabbing about a world where quests can have dramatic lasting effects, crafting matters, and players can build, run, and destroy cities, Ashes of Creation hit its initial Kickstarter goal of $750,000 (£580k) in under one day. Developers Intrepid Studios say they’ve got enough money in private backing to make a basic version but they will use Kickstarter cash to fancy up their gamebicycle with stickers, reflectors, spoke beads, and clackers. They also make a curious promise to refund everyone if Ashes doesn’t come out. Check out the pitch: Read the rest of this entry »

Pixeljam crowdfunding the extremely silly Cheap Golf

The very prolific Pixeljam (they of Dino Run) are having a bit of an experiment with Kickstarter. The crowdfunding site has recently started offering seven-day campaigns, and these guys are braving the format with a splendidly silly-sounding mini-golf game, Cheap Golf [Kickstarter page]. With lots of jokes. Oh, and even more bravely, they’ve set things up so you’ll receive reward tiers even if the campaign fails. Read the rest of this entry »

Techno-noir tactics: All Walls Must Fall hits Kickstarter

When I first saw All Walls Must Fall [official site], almost a year ago, I fell for its tech-noir setting and time-warping tactics immediately. Now it’s hit Kickstarter, with new info over on the page, and a playable alpha coming to backers in the near future.

Developed by three former Yager folks, who worked on Spec Ops: The Line among other things, it’s set in an alternate future where the Berlin wall is still standing in 2089. Kicking the fourth wall down, it asks you to steer a group of secret agents through one night in the city, as the music pounds and the bullets fly. It’s not all shooting and clubbing though – you can hack and charm your way through situations. The most important thing is that time is on your side. Quite literally. All is explained below.

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