Posts Tagged ‘Kickstarter’

Fairy Tale Tactics: Dragon Fin Soup

Dragon Fin Soup’s trailer plays out as if it’s running to a strict time limit. There’s a brief introduction to the world, via the medium of lovely painterly stills, and then we’re straight into isometric tactical combat. All the while, text jumps up on the screen, telling us who made the game and why, while mining, crafting and fishing are mentioned in passing. Toward the end, dramatic music swells and pictures of meteor strikes are interspersed with menu screens and collapsing cacti. It’s an strange mix and oddly edited, but there’s an old-school Zelda vibe crossed with tactical combat and crafting. That appeals.

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Grin And Bear It: Bear Simulator Launches Kickstarter

Bear all.

Does a bear shit in the woods? Hopefully, since this is Bear Simulator. It’s a first-person game which aims to simulate being a bear. It’s a Kickstarter campaign which aims to discover just how far the internet’s love of novelty animal sims will stretch, after the resounding success of Goat Simulator. It’s a trailer of an extremely early version, embedded below.

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Stalker’s Misery Modders Open The Book On The Seed

I take great delight in watching developers flick through game genres, poking their elbows into the next seat of the comfort zone and seeing if there’s room. The guys behind the Misery Mod for Stalker: Call Of Pripyat are doing just that, taking all they’ve learned from turning CoP into a grimier hell and squeezing it inside a completely different shape. The Seed will be a post-apocalyptic interactive novel, and I bet you weren’t expecting that. It’s just popped up on Kickstarter.
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Gollop Returns: X-COM Creator’s Chaos Reborn, Played

Chaos Reborn is the next game from Julian Gollop, lead creator of the original X-COM: UFO Defense – the greatest videogame of all time. This is a remake of and sequel to Gollop’s earlier, magical duelling game Chaos: The Battle of Wizards. It It takes to Kickstarter today, but unlike other nostalgia-led projects, it’s been in active development for some time already. I played a prototype recently, and I have this to say about it.
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Kodama Asks For Some Kindness

British indie Dan “Tsukasa” Elvins has launched a Kickstarter for “a 2D hand painted, physics based Platformer set in Japans Genroku Period”. What that means is he’s creating a deeply pretty side-scroller called Kodama. The game features a vegetable protagonist, who has to balance water and sunlight uptake in the way in which he deals with puzzles, as well as respecting Shinto customs. Elvins asks: “Have you ever wanted to relax with a Kappa or play drums with a Tanuki?” Well, I actually haven’t, but I know a few Japanophiles who would. See more of the pitch below.

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Just In Time – Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today

There are times when I wonder if I’ve had enough of point and click adventure games. They were the most important games of my youth, and represent many spots in my top ten, but perhaps I’m after something new these days? Except, then I play a good one and I realise it’s just because there’s so much dross. From a place of no expectations at all, I found that “Oh yeah,” reaction being elicited by the (horribly named) Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today – it’s a properly interesting, traditional point-n-click, and that the advanced build I played is only the first half hour has made me really rather disposed to want to carry on. Which means I should probably contribute to the just-launched Kickstarter.

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Frog Fractions 2’s Kickstarter Exists, Is Utterly Insane

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It is probably an exaggeration to say that Frog Fractions is the most important game of our time, which is why I’m not saying that. But goodness, it was certainly one of a kind – an Olympic-caliber swan dive into a maelstrom of churning madness. To say anything more would be to spoil it for those who haven’t peeled past its faux-“edutainment” surface layer, but I can’t recommend it enough. It’s free, and you’ll laugh for a solid hour, sometimes sincerely and other times in bewilderment at just how incredibly far creator Jim Crawford took a really dumb joke. Which brings us to Frog Fractions 2. He wants to take the joke even farther. Much, much farther, to a point that makes the original game look positively tame by comparison. Kickstarter farther. Kickstfarther. Brilliantly unhinged video below.

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