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Crowdfunding

A super-meta jaunt through through 12-bit gaming
Ever since the big Kickstarter boom of 2012, there's never been a short supply of developers looking to get their next title going through crowdfunding. From metroidvania action-RPG titles referencing the golden years of game... read feature

Ion Kickstarter

Ion implements an old idea I had for a chemistry card game


This is what I get for procrastinating
Apr 14
I have to applaud Genius Games. I've had the idea for a card game based on ionic bonding kicking around in my head for years now, always with the thought that I could develop it and set up on Kickstarter for publishing. True... read
Orcs Must Die! board game

Orcs Must Die! takes tower defense to the tabletop arena


Even plastic figurines of Orcs Must Die!
Apr 13
Orcs Must Die! has truly made it. After a few entries in the main series, the scrappy little tower defense from Robot Entertainment now has a board game in the works, designed by Petersen Games. Orc Must Die! The Boardgame c... read
Tower Unite Kickstarter

Miss PlayStation Home? Check out the Tower Unite Kickstarter


No microtransactions
Apr 12
Hot off the heels of the death knell of PlayStation Home, this Kickstarter popped up. It's probably a coincidence, considering the team has been working on the similar GMod Tower for the past five years, but it seems fortuit... read
Izle Kickstarter

Colorful action RPG Izle planned for all current-gen systems


And some last-gen systems too
Apr 08
This showed up a few days ago in the ol' Destructoid inbox, and it sure has a look to it. I'm picking up a lot of Zelda in the above Kickstarter trailer, but also hints of Fable and Minecraft too. It's got floating islands (... read
The Song of Seven

Everyone has a tail in The Song of Seven


I just want to pet them all
Mar 24
The Song of Seven is a beautiful adventure game, I mean just look at it! The art style reminds me a bit of Okami or The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. It's trying to get funded on Kickstarter for the low amount of $8,... read
From the window to the wall, till puzzles take your balls
CrossCode is one of those games where I've heard mention of it by word of mouth, saw videos of it, but never though much of it. Then, I got bored and decided to try out the demo and boy, am I glad I did, because the game is w... read feature

Don't be Patchman

Hahah what: Don't Be Patchman is a 'sneak-and-grow' game


It makes less sense the more I watch
Feb 25
As I watched the first video of Don't Be Patchman (below), I thought I had an okay feel for what it is. Plant apples, get an apple tree, shake it for more apples. Got it. I'm no Animal Crossing slouch. Next video, ... read
Spooky Poo's Happy Hell

Spooky Poo's Happy Hell launches Kickstarter


A cat goes to Hell and meets Satan, you won't believe what happens next
Feb 23
Spooky Poo's Happy Hell recently launched on Kickstarter hoping to get funded for PC, with stretch goals for Wii U and PS4.  This romp through hell is a call back to N64 platformers, with music and graphics clearly insp... read
NightCry Kickstarter

Horror project NightCry raises $300K on Kickstarter


Clock Tower successor now officially coming to PC
Feb 23
Nude Maker's Clock Tower spiritual successor NightCry just concluded its Kickstarter campaign. The point-and-click survival horror game is fully funded, having successfully cleared its $300,000 funding goal. The project raise... read
New Gex

Square Enix is taking pitches for a new Gex


And games based on other old Eidos properties
Feb 17
Before we can dive into the future of Gex, you have to know what Square Enix Collective is. In short, it's a curated platform for developers to pitch games and receive feedback from both the public and Square Enix before crow... read
PROJECT SCISSORS

Nude Maker hopes to port NightCry to PS4, Xbox One


Project Scissors team adds faraway stretch goals as time dwindles
Feb 15
Clock Tower spiritual successor NightCry seems unlikely to satisfy its $300,000 crowdfunding goal, given the title has raised just half that sum with only a week to go. Despite the grim outlook, its creators have unveiled ne... read
Jake Kaufman VR album

Jake Kaufman's VR music album Nuren is up on Kickstarter


The New Renaissance
Feb 14
Late last year, Jake "virt" Kaufman left WayForward to strike out on his own. Since then, he has hinted about a big project he envisions. It looks like Nuren: The New Renaissance is that project. A collaborative project betw... read
Shovel Knight, Hyper Light Drifter, Children of Morta
Starr Mazer came out of the gate with an impressive roster of artists working on its soundtrack. Despite having a huge list of talent to pull from, developer Imagos Softworks has added another composer sure to pull on some n... read feature

Sneaky Ninja

Sneaky Ninja does stealth without any messy throat slashing


Family-friendly ambush and murder
Feb 10
If you played through Mark of the Ninja thinking, "This is nice, but my word, it is quite gruesome," before dabbing the corners of your mouth with a handkerchief, then Sneaky Ninja might be worth looking into. It has the bus... read
Coup

Popular bluffing card game Coup will be a videogame soon


First on iOS, later for Android and PC
Feb 09
When people talk about good games to ease newbies into board games, The Resistance is one that gets brought up often. Heck, we have even played a few games of it on our forums. It took the hidden team aspect of Werewolf, tra... read
Luckslinger Kickstarter

Luckslinger blends 2D shooting, westerns, and hip-hop


With an interesting luck mechanic
Feb 05
Luck is a concept rarely addressed directly in games. Sure, there are tons of games that use random number generators for everything from environment generation to damage calculation, and luck does factor into those. But the... read
NightCry

Project Scissors coming to PC pending Kickstarter


Nude Maker asking for $300,000 to fund enhanced version of NightCry
Jan 26
NightCry (Project Scissors, if you're nasty), has taken to Kickstarter with new ambitions. The point-and-click horror title was originally planned for just Vita and mobile devices, but Nude Maker has now set its sights o... read
Starr Mazer Kickstarter

Point-and-click shoot 'em up Starr Mazer now on Kickstarter


Starrmazing
Jan 22
A couple days ago Steven told us that Mega Man composer Manami Matsumae would be contributing to Starr Mazer, and that she would not be alone in that endeavor. Indeed, the huge list of composers on the Starr Mazer Kickstarte... read
Moonman

Moonman looks like the appetizer to a Starbound entrée


'He looks inside friends' is the best euphemism
Jan 14
It feels like Starbound has been in development for a long time now. Sure, it's playable, but it is not complete. Perhaps a similarly styled game that is not quite so ambitious may tide us all over. Perhaps we want to contro... read
LyteShot Kickstarter

LyteShot Kickstarter aims to take gaming outside


New toy for the casual LARPer
Jan 12
Some recent Nintendo games have had little messages gently suggesting that the player take a break and go outside, but LyteShot wants to take that a step further. Built to take outside and play games in actual space with act... read

Indiegogo providing new services for successful projects


Crowdfunding platform extending relationship with customers
Jan 07
Indiegogo has launched a new program, offering post-campaign support for projects which reach their crowdfunding goals. The new service, dubbed "InDemand," allows creators to continue to accept contributions after their ... read
Hollow Knight Kickstarter

Hollow Knight has about a day left to hit some stretch goals


Snug as a bug in a treacherous dungeon
Dec 17
Hollow Knight's Kickstarter enjoyed a healthy beginning, keeping up a pace to hit the base funding goal of $35,000 AUD well within its run. For the final week of the campaign, developer Team Cherry has released the above tra... read
Devil's Bluff

Devil's Bluff turns to Kickstarter for its online-only murder mystery


Ace play on words in the title
Dec 03
One of my favorite mechanics that is prevalent in tabletop games but not so much in videogames is having hidden roles. Battlestar Galactica's concealed Cylons and Werewolf's bloodthirsty lycanthropes induce real paranoia bec... read
Hollow Knight Kickstarter

Ironically, the Kickstarter for Hollow Knight looks solid


Alternate game title: Just an Empty Suit of Armor I Guess
Nov 26
I have had my eye on Hollow Knight for a few days, but had not yet pulled the trigger on highlighting it. It is a pretty 2D action game (though the color palette is a bit muted for my taste) starring some sort of insect-pers... read
Crossing Souls

Devolver Digital's new title Crossing Souls looks like an '80s cartoon


'You've got the touch!'
Nov 17
Part of me wishes that a game called Crossing Souls would be an Animal Crossing/Dark Souls crossover, but I am still pretty pleased with how Crossing Souls actually looks anyway. Will we ever get sick of the totally tubular ... read
Convoy

Convoy: if FTL were about driving through the desert


Welcome to the Thunderdome
Nov 07
Back when consumers were more willing to put money toward projects on Kickstarter, FTL: Faster Than Light was one of the first big indie videogame success stories on the crowdfunding platform. It set a modest goal of $10,000... read
When You're Gone

When You're Gone tells its story of love lost in painted comic style


Maybe it's time to come home
Nov 04
In life, everybody deals with love, loss, and regret. When You're Gone's premise is built on the relatability of its story: A middle-aged man reflects on his life and comes to terms with "the one who got away." Protagonist S... read
Game within a game

Uncanny Valley: Playing videogames can get you killed


'This is the game with the dick poster, fyi' - Darren Nakamura
Oct 31
Uncanny Valley, that promising survival horror game with the medical posters on the wall, has released a fun little Halloween video. There is a game within the game, an arcade cabinet called Anarchy Man, which you can totally play while you're playing the game. Of course, this may not be the best idea in a horror game... read
Concrete Jungle

Concrete Jungle combines city planning and deck building


On Kickstarter for a final push
Oct 29
As diverse and varied as games have become (particularly the independent scene), it can be easy to fall into a routine of only trying out titles with established gameplay. Part of what caught my eye about Concrete Jungle is ... read
Laser Fury Kickstarter

Laser Fury looks like Diablo but neon and radical


Dibs on laser bow with black hole arrows
Oct 28
I do not mean to suggest that Diablo is not good, but the dreary look never really grabbed me, even with Diablo III's improvements in that respect. Laser Fury, on the other hand, takes a hold of my eyes immediately... read
EarthBound FanGamer

Fangamer is going all out for this EarthBound project


Handbook, documentary, album, and zine
Oct 27
Fangamer has come a long way from its beginnings at Starmen.net. What started as a Mother/EarthBound-focused fandom now sells all sorts of videogame-related merchandise. With this current project, titled You Are Now EarthBou... read






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