Posts Tagged ‘crowdfunding’

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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Guardians Of The Rose Is Zelda Meets The Elder Scrolls

Guardians of the Rose [official site] is a skill-based action RPG that plants you in the shoes of a guild master out to achieve world peace. Alongside customisable stats, skills and gear, you have the power to recruit any NPC, any enemy and “even a few” of the game’s bosses in your quest for unity, so say developers Pixel x Pixel Games, however can also be swayed by the forces of evil depending on the choices you make.

Yes, it’s another pixel-heavy retro-inspired throwback, but citing inspiration such as old school Zelda, Gauntlet, Ragnarok Online, and the Elder Scrolls series has led to Guardians of the Rose being recently wrapping up a successful crowdfunding campaign. In any event, aesthetics aside, the choice-driven depth it promises is what’s caught my eye. Trailer time:

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Fable Card Game Cancels Kickstarter, Finds New Funding

Remember a month ago when Pip told you that Fable Fortune [official site] was a card game from ex-Lionhead developers seeking funding through Kickstarter? Sike! The developers have announced they’ve received “additional funding” that no longer requires them to use crowdsourcing to make their game. Oh lord, you should see your faces right now!

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Drone-Mapped Action-RPG ReRoll Is Cancelled

ReRoll, an ambitious post-apocalyptic RPG that aimed to use camera drones to digitally recreate Earth, is cancelled. According to an email sent to backers, “the development on ReRoll is over.” Pixyul, the developers, have offered backers a Steam key for their other game, BIOS, as compensation.

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