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Posts tagged “indiegogo”

Lucid Screaming: DARQ

DARQ [official site] is "a unique psychological horror game set in a zero-gravity lucid dream". My lucid dreams tend to begin with a sense of drifting away from my own body, which could account for that 'zero-gravity' sensation, which seemed like an odd addition to the game's description when I First saw it. Weightlessness and a lack of being. Judging by the trailer DARQ has…

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Game Within A Game Within An IndieGoGo: CrossCode

"I've heard of CrossCode [official site] somewhere on here before!" you scream in fury at me, because you've just discovered you can pronounce square brackets and it's freaking you out. Yes, Graham spoke of it in the dearly departed DevLog Watch almost a year ago¬†when the demo I've been playing was far less robust. It's about a futuristic MMO which is based on an entire…

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Tactical Terraforming: Imagine Earth

Imagine Earth's demo reminded me of Project Godus, which is a bit like having a face that reminds me of the kid who used to bully me at school and showed up a decade and a half later in the toilets of a dingy nightclub, horribly drunk and tearfully apologetic. In both situations, the unintended reminder inspires a mixture of anger and pity that I'm…

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Look Here: SightLine Is Worth A Peek

I would like more games to recognise that they have absolute control over their environment, and I want them to use that to mess with me. I also want them to recognise that my agency isn't an issue in this as well. That's what SightLine does: it was initially developed as an Oculus Rift, but it can be played without the headcase. It's first-person puzzle…

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The National Espresso: Caffeine Demo And Crowdfunding

What is a Monday morning without Caffeine? A dangerous ravine packed with razor-sharp rocks at the end of the weekend's gleaming superhighway. I don't function particularly well until I've had my first coffee of the day, which is why I'm so grateful to the galaxy's caffeine miners. Now seeking crowdfunding over at Indiegogo, Caffeine was last featured on these pages when I first spotted a…

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All Fun And Games: Diplopia, A VR Game For Treating Eyes

We're still just scratching the surface of what the Oculus Rift can be used for. Diplopia, which has more than doubled its small IndieGoGo funding target with 48 days left to go, is a motion-controlled Oculus Rift game designed to help people with strabismus, also known as cross-eye. As reported by Polygon, it does that by helping re-train people's brain so that it stops ignoring…

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At Last, A Game About Animal Farts! Worlds Of Wanda

We get sent a lot of email about a lot of games, as you might expect. We can't post about all of them, so some manner of arbitrary arbitration takes place somewhere inside our brains. Turns out one way to skip to the front of the line is to have the words "collect animal farts" in your game's opening description. Worlds Of Wanda, you have…

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Abstract Space: Kromaia

The crowd appears to miss the space sims of old and would very much like to fund new iterations of interstellar conflict simulators. With Star Citizen and Elite: Dangerous both raising enormous sums of cash, it'd be easy to think that only the largest vessels are of interest, but there's plenty of space to go around, and some of it should be filled with the…

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Walkabout: The Space Nomads Alpha

Jim and I have already declared our interest in Space Nomads, a sci-fi shooter that's a mixture of tower defense and co-op FPS. The simple notion of surviving a bug onslaught in the dead of night and rebuilding your base during the day is definitely something someone somewhere needs to do well. Just once. That's all we need. And yet I can't think of one…

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Frightfully Enticing, Alarming Roguelike: Darkwood

Darkwood! It was fright at first sight when I saw the first trailer for your procedurally generated top-down horror shenanigans. There was crafting, barricading of doors, and even surreal and comically unnerving conversations with inanimate objects. The lighting effects created a suitable atmosphere and the darkness was filled with weirdness and tension rather than hordes of slobbering beasties. The game is currently creeping down the…

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What Awaits In Darkwood? An IndieGoGo Campaign

Adam's trousers haven't been the same since he glimpsed top-down survival horror Darkwood. His favourite britches, woven from Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher's eyebrow hairs and blessed by Morrissey, are now in a box and buried in consecrated ground. It was the overwhelming flood of terror juice he experienced at the indie RPG's trailer. If you'd like to help the development team ruin pantaloons everywhere, they…

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In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night: Schein Demo

Schein's a puzzle-platformer looking for crowd-funding. I should probably get a special button fitted to my keyboard which automatically types "a puzzle platformer looking for crowd-funding", actually. But Schein also has a demo, showing off its light-based conundrums and slightly Limbo-esque vibe, which makes it much easier to say something useful about.

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Feed The Trolls: Ithaka Of The Clouds Crowdfunding

Jonas and Verena Kyratzes have been opening windows onto their Lands of Dream for several years now, with a trilogy of free releases followed by the duo's first commercial adventure, The Sea Will Claim Everything. For Ithaka of the Clouds, their largest game to date, they have turned to Indiegogo. Backers have already pledged more than half of the $12,000 total and with 28 days…

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StarForge Falls Out Of Sky, Lands On IndieGoGo

We've mentioned the astonishingly ambitious sci-fi combat and building game StarForge before, but now it requires a special nod, because the team behind it are trying to raise some money. Based on the extraordinary range of things they've already achieved - take a look at the video below for an illustration of that - I would say these are gents who deserve an even break.…

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Feature: The Wisdom Of Crowds

Kickstarter Katchup – 21st July 2012

Lots more projects in the loser column this week, although the real plump projects are still in the midst of their runs. Hopefully we'll be seeing a packed winner column in coming weeks. As ever, if there's a fund raiser for a game you've spotted, or you indeed are hoping to make, let me know via my name above. One thing - unless someone changes…

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Roguelike Resurrection: ADOM Seeks Funding

ADOM is one of my favourite games, mostly because when people talk about how brilliant it is I sometimes think they're talking about me. Then they say something like, "ADOM's insistence on killing me with savage beasts is quite distressing", and I've never killed anyone so it's at that point I realise they're talking about another more more murderous Adam, or Ancient Domains of Mystery.…

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