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Posts tagged “Kickstarter”

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…

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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)…

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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…

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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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Ealdorlight is a procedural storytelling fantasy RPG

Ealdorlight [Kickstarter page] generates a world, the history of the locations in that world, the histories of the people within the locations in that world, and then it lets you wander around taking on quests. Some of those quests will involve hitting people. Combat is turn-based but there are no hit points. Instead, you can punch someone right in the...skin? "Instead of using hit points,…

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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…

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Feature: A golem-populated SF city

IF Only: Alcyone on Kickstarter

Fresh on Kickstarter is a science fiction IF piece called Alcyone: The Last City. A look at the screenshots will suggest something familiar to dedicated IF fans: it looks a lot like StoryNexus, the Failbetter engine that powers both Fallen London and (behind the scenes) Sunless Sea/Sunless Skies.

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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…

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Sunless Skies definitely happening, KS closes tomorrow

Sunless Seas sequel Sunless Skies [official site] has a rosy glow to it as it nears the finish line of its Kickstarter. Successfully bringing in £300k in pledges - 3x what devs Failbetter originally asked for - will do that, eh? In other words, the spaceshippy alt-Victoriana exploration, storytelling and sudden death game is, barring developmental disaster, looking like a sure thing.

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Feature: Two IF works on Kickstarter

IF Only: Thaumistry and Southern Monsters on Kickstarter

Kevin Snow's work is notable for drawing strongly from specific cultures and folklore traditions. Snow's two previous works, Domovoi and Beneath Floes, take on folk tales from Slavic and Inuit culture respectively. For Beneath Floes, he collaborated with the Nunavut-based game studio Pinnguaq (Singuistics, Qalupalik), which is why the game is also available in Inuktitut. Both Domovoi and Beneath Floes deploy illustration as well as…

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Sunless Skies launches Kickstarter, talks combat improvements, spacefaring Victorians, warm cardigans

Since Failbetter previewed it yesterday I've been poking around the Kickstarter campaign for Sunless Skies. I only had a basic idea of the game (Sunless Sea/Fallen London in space with a certain amount of "stars being murdered"), although I know there have been a few blogs and chats and things which covered the game in more depth. I think I was waiting for Failbetter to…

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Isometric STASIS follow-up Cayne out now for free and Beautiful Desolation’s apocalyptic Africa on the way

Whoopsie. I was at the beach last week and missed the release of Cayne, the short and free follow-up to isometric horror adventure STASIS [official site]. But I’m back to work today, so here I am to drop the freebie game bomb. Boom. I don’t know if it’s good or not, but Alec enjoyed the original in our STASIS review, even if it had the…

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The Right Stuff: Astronaut – The Best

Astronaut: The Best [official site] is a game about training a bunch of people who definitely do not seem to have "the right stuff", in preparation for a trip into space. There are four days left in its Kickstarter campaign and it's only half way to its $26,000 goal. There's still enough time to make up the difference, I reckon, even if the odds are…

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Fight The Future: AI War II Is Now On Kickstarter

Arcen have launched a Kickstarter for a sequel to their excellent 2009 strategy game AI War: Fleet Command [official site]. The Kickstarter page comes complete with a 159 page design document, so if you really want to dig into the detail you can get a very good idea of what's likely to be changed or improved in this sequel, and Arcen are shooting for just…

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