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7 Kickstarter projects to keep an eye on

7 Kickstarter projects to keep an eye on

May 31, 2013

Launched in 2009 Kickstarter has funded over 100,000 launched projects ranging from indie films, music and comics to journalism, and what interests us the most, video games. The company also noted that of those, 43.96 percent have been funded successfully. Not bad for such a young service. Kickstarter does not only serve as a method of financing for developers, but it is also a...

Heavy Gear Assault Kickstarter campaign launched

Heavy Gear Assault Kickstarter campaign launched

May 21, 2013

Developer Stompy Bot Productions has announced that its massively multiplayer mech game Heavy Gear Assault is now being crowdfunded on Kickstarter, with a goal of $800K. Powered by the Unreal Engine 4 engine Heavy Gear Assault promises to balance the long range battles that mecha titles are known for with the devastating melee combat Heavy Gear fans expect. The core of the game...

‘Life of Pixel’ Kickstarter campaign launched

‘Life of Pixel’ Kickstarter campaign launched

May 7, 2013

Super Icon, a London based independent games development studio comprising of husband and wife team Richard and Claire Hill-Whittall and Steve Howard, have today announced that Life of Pixel, a Playstation Mobile title that has received praise from both critics and gamers, has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to make the leap to PC, Mac, iOS and Android. “Super Icon chose...

Horror-adventure Among the Sleep gets Kickstarter campaign

Horror-adventure Among the Sleep gets Kickstarter campaign

Apr 19, 2013

Among the Sleep, the surreal first person horror game heavily based on atmosphere and exploration played from a two year old child’s perspective, is now on Kickstarter to raise completion funds. According to developer Killbrite Studio, “We have many goals with Among the Sleep, one for instance being our desire to tell a compelling story both through an interesting storyline...

Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Kickstarter launched

Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Kickstarter launched

Feb 8, 2013

Red Thread Studios have launched a Kickstarter campaign for Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey, the spiritual successor to The Longest Journey and Dreamfall, which will bring back the core team behind Dreamfall, including Ragnar Tørnquist, creator of The Longest Journey saga. Tonquist stated the following in today’s press release: “I’m very excited to...

5 Kickstarter games you should keep an eye on

5 Kickstarter games you should keep an eye on

Jan 24, 2013

Launched in 2008 Kickstarter has funded more than 26,000 creative projects ranging from indie films, music and comics to journalism, and what interests us the most, video games. In the Kickstarter model, supporters of a project decide how much money they want to pledge and receive different levels of perks in return. Many people heard of Kickstarter when the recent success of the...

Elite: Dangerous hits funding target of £1.25M

Elite: Dangerous hits funding target of £1.25M

Jan 4, 2013

Frontier Developments has announced that its Kickstarter campaign for Elite: Dangerous, the next game in the Elite series scheduled to be available in March 2014 for PC, has reached its funding target of £1.25M attracting over 24,000 backers. “Thank you to everyone who helped us reached that total – it’s incredibly heartening and uplifting to see so many people supporting Elite:...

Peter Molyneux’s Godus reaches Kickstarter goal

Peter Molyneux’s Godus reaches Kickstarter goal

Dec 20, 2012

Godus, the innovative reinvention of Populous the original god game created over 22 years ago by Peter Molyneux, has surpassed its Kickstarter funding goal of £450,000 developer 22cans has just announced. Godus, hailed as Molyneux’s return to his roots, blends the power, growth and scope of Populous with the detailed construction and multiplayer excitement of Dungeon Keeper...

War for the Overworld demo released

War for the Overworld demo released

Dec 19, 2012

Subterranean Games has launched a gameplay demo for War for the Overworld a real time strategy and god game that seeks funding via Kickstarter. The demo showcases the base building blocks for designing a dungeon including digging and fortifying walls, claiming tiles, and placing basic rooms. Inspired by Dungeon Keeper, Overlord, StarCraft and Evil Genius, War for the Overworld...

Peter Molyneux takes it to Kickstarter for Project Godus

Peter Molyneux takes it to Kickstarter for Project Godus

Nov 22, 2012

Peter Molyneux and his studio 22Cans have launched a Kickstarter for Project Godus, a spiritual successor to the creator’s original god game Populous which was released in 1989. “Populous was created over 22 years ago, and we believe that to date, nothing has come close to emulating its powerfully godlike experience. It’s this experience we aim to re-imagine,” said...

Strike Suit Zero release date announced

Strike Suit Zero release date announced

Nov 19, 2012

Development studio Born Ready Games have today announced that the launch date of Strike Suit Zero will be 24th January 2013 thanks to the unprecedented support of their backers from the Kickstarter campaign which helped them raise a total of $174,804. James Brooksby, CEO of Born Ready Games, said “We are truly grateful for all the support we’ve received and above all else want to...

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare released on Steam

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare released on Steam

Oct 16, 2012

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the skill based first person slasher with huge focus on objectives is now available for purchase on Steam, developer Torn Banner Studios announced. Powered by the Unreal Engine 3, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare controls like a FPS, but instead of guns and grenades, players are given swords, shields, maces, battleaxes and longbows. The game is set in a...