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Bloodstained will not get a roguelike mode, despite hitting that $5m stretch goal

The "roguelike" mode touted as a stretch goal on the 2015 Kickstarter campaign behind Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night will not be made, the developers have announced, to be replaced with a smaller feature. Roguelike Dungeon was the stretch goal for $5m (£3.9m), and the campaign hit that. The mode would rebuild the Castlevania 'em up as a a roguelikelike, sending players to plunder procedurally-generated…

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Kickstarter makes history becoming one of the first tech companies to unionise

Yesterday, Kickstarter became the first tech company to unionise in the US. In a vote that ended up with 46 employees voting for, and 37 voting against, the staff will now join over 100,000 other workers represented by the Office And Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).The crowdfunding site has helped loads of games get the funding they need to get their feet off the ground,…

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A remake of monster-moulding RPG Geneforge stormed it on Kickstarter

Clever RPG stalwarts Spiderweb Software have succesfully crowdfunded a remaster of Geneforge on Kickstarter in under 24 hours. They started the campaign on Wednesday, seeking a humble $30,000 dollars (£23,000). Their long-term goal is to freshen up the whole series, but that's a bridge for another time. 2002's Geneforge was the first of an interesting series of story-heavy RPGs, set in an original and carefully…

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The Wonderful 101: Remastered will be coming to PC

The tiny superhero game developed by Platinum Games for the Wii U back in 2013 is getting a remaster. It will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, of course, but Platinum aren't working with Nintendo as a publisher this time around so they've taken to crowdfunding to get The Wonderful 101: Remastered made and have opened up the possibility for bringing the new version to…

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Everspace 2 blasts out of the Kickstarter nebula fully funded

I’m finally at a place in life where I can write about a space game Kickstarter without checking my savings account first. Sorry, Everspace 2. You might already be funded, but you won’t be joining Elite Dangerous, Star Citizen, Infinity: Battlescape, or the sadly dead Limit Theory on my bank statement. But well done, Rockfish. You are now free to spread your wings and to…

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Feature: Or is it a beech to use?

Will you pine for this wooden mechanical keyboard?

Most gaming keyboards that clack their way onto my desk usually fall into one of two categories. They're either great big hulking plastic things, or they're equally large slabs of hard-edged metal. They do not make my fingers smell like a forest, nor do they double up as handy, alpine air fresheners. In these respects, Unick Invent's new, ultra-compact Woo-dy keyboard is entirely unique.

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Epic covering refund costs for crowdfunded games going exclusive to their store

Epic Games are continuing to slap on a thick coat of cash to smooth over problems with their substandard store, now announcing money is their solution to discontent over crowdfunded games such as Shenmue III becoming Epic exclusives. For games whose crowdfunding campaigns offered keys for the game on a specific store before the game became a timed Epic exclusive, Epic now say, they'll either…

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Mega Man Zero-inspired Gigabuster hits Kickstarter, and you can play a demo right now

Gigabuster is a shooty splosion-filled sidescroller inspired by Megamen both X and Zero that pits you and a pair of big boots against the faces of corporate CEOs. Best of all, you don't even have to listen to a CEO talk about it awkwardly for thirty minutes, because there's a demo available right now. Stick on some spandex and somersault yourself in front of the trailer…

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SkateBird flies onto Kickstarter and hatches a demo for skateboarding bird lovers

The developers behind Spartan Fist and Hot Tin Roof are back with a new game: SkateBird. I played a little bit of it earlier this year at PAX East, and was delighted by its can-do optimism and low-fi "birb-hop" soundtrack. Now, this rather lovely skating game about a tiny bird trying their best is fluttering over to Kickstarter to help kick-flip it towards a final…

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Unsung Warriors’s free demo delivers the standards with aplomb

Like any decent human, I like a side-scrolling platformer. So when I spy one with a demo, I'm inclined to take a look - most of the time I say, "Huh, yup, that was another side-scrolling platform demo," and don't trouble you with the news. But do you know what - I'm rather taken with Unsung Warriors. Not least because of how ridiculously charmingly it…

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The Good Life from Swery has a story trailer

Swery65 once got in some trouble for trying to take us to Rainy Woods, back when it was the title of Deadly Premonition and back when it was a little too legally infringey upon Twin Peaks. We're going back to Rainy Woods, albeit in a much different form, as Swery welcomes us to The Good Life. We have our first real look at what the…

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Squad based ghoul-em-up Phantom Halls haunts Kickstarter

It's hard to find well done horror comedy. It's like a great peanut-butter chocolate -- you really gotta get the ratio right or it is going to be a disaster. So Phantom Halls comes along and wants to give me an origami Evil Dead 2 with squad mechanics and just layers of cute nightmares. Yeah, that's the ratio. And yes, I do mean licensed Evil…

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Cosmic adventure game Genesis Noir is on Kickstarter

It takes something special to coax me into playing a point and click adventure game. I've butted my head against puzzles with arbitrary solutions so many times that I've come close to writing the genre off as just not for me, but Genesis Noir has two hooks that draw me in. First, the devs say the puzzles will revolve around simple experimentation, and there's as…

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Ambition: A Minuet in Power explores the social powers behind a revolution

Here on RPS, we tend not to cover Kickstarters unless they are securely funded already with a clear shot at making it to release, or are so undeniably fascinating that it would be a crime to not at least say something about them. Ambition: A Minuet in Power falls into the latter category, as its Kickstarter page should prove.It feels a bit of a misnomer…

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Civ 5 designer Jon Shafer is returning to At The Gates with new ideas

Jon Shafer and Paradox’s recent break up was sad news, even though we never found out what the Civilization 5 designer was working on, but if there’s a silver lining, it’s that he’s now able to invest more time into his Kickstarted 4X game: At The Gates. Yesterday, Shafer posted the first update since May, revealing a slight change in direction and promising more consistent…

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Jack and Casie turns Resident Evil 4’s inventory Tetris into an action puzzle

If you've ever played an RPG, you've probably fallen prey to the siren song of pointlessly complex inventory management. Making sure you have exactly what you need, stacked in the most accessible and aesthetically pleasing way possible... and then fifty surplus healing items, because what if you need them?Jack and Casie [official site] is fresh on Kickstarter (but already past its base funding goal) and…

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Lonely Mountains: Downhill bikes on down to Kickstarter

As a child, I always loved the idea of downhill cycling; the rush of the wind, feeling every bump in the ground beneath you, the thrill of weaving between dangers. The reality was never quite as kind. Turns out that in order to ride down a hill, you have to climb up it first. Then there's the faceplants, the blood and the mud.Young Dominic learned to stick…

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Longsword Tabletop Tactics is part game, part tabletop platform

I have spent a silly amount of cash on tabletop games that rarely see the light of day. It’s increasingly difficult to get a bunch of people in their 30s to drop their babies and spouses and pop round to mine for a day of Star Wars Armada or Arkham Horror. So games like Longsword Tabletop Tactics [official site] make me very happy. Army building,…

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Pathfinder: Kingmaker hits funding goal on Kickstarter

There are many ways to make your Kickstarter campaign attractive. A clear pitch and a realistic target are two of the big ones. But there’s only one way to make success a sure thing: ask Chris Avellone to get involved. Pathfinder: Kingmaker [official site] is the latest project to employ this tactic, and it’s hit its funding target.

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Feature: Questions later

Police Stories has a free alpha and a lot of potential

There's always a risk in putting out a feature-incomplete early alpha. Will it leave potential purchasers coming away with the impression that it doesn't yet meet their hopes, or will it inspire people to imagine where it could go? That's the gamble developers Mighty Morgan are taking with Police Stories [Steam page] - a top-down police tactics shooter that wants you to think, albeit for…

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