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5:30 PM on 06.23.2014

Former S.T.A.L.K.E.R. devs announce Areal

Ahead of a Kickstarter campaign launching this Thursday, West Games has announced Areal, a post-apocalyptic, non-linear game for Windows, Mac, Linux, Wii U, Xbox One, and PS4. This is a studio made up of "the people behind" M...

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 06.23.2014

Suikoden creator working on Western-targeted project

Suikoden creator Yoshitaka Murayama is away from Konami and the series he built, but with his new studio, Blue Moon, he might be making a game that we can all eventually play.  "It’s hard to say with cert...

Steven Hansen

2:00 PM on 06.19.2014

Midorable: Midora is like 2D Zelda starring a young girl

Here's a lovely little Zelda and Secret of Mana inspired Kickstarter, Midora. What would happen if you made the dramatic move and swapped the hero's gender? Nothing. It'd be pretty much the same game.  A good ...

Steven Hansen



Sometimes it's better for your Kickstarter to fail photo
Sometimes it's better for your Kickstarter to fail
by Jonathan Holmes

On a recent episode of Sup Holmes, we met Dan and Jackie of Holy Wow Studios, creators of the modern American classic Icarus Proudbottom Teachers Typing. Did you know the original Icarus Proudbottom game was about air travel via poop blast? Giving context to Icarus's name somehow makes it less and more funny at the same time. It's amazing how something can exist in two opposite positions simultaneously. 

Icarus Proudbottom recently made his way to Kickstarter, with a new game that simulates the experience of being Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise. Not the new, soft lipped, normal talking modern Kirk. We're talking softbelly, stilted speech pattern, '60s Kirk. Sounds good to me! Sadly, the game didn't make it's funding. At least, I was sad about it. Dan and Jackie seemed both disappointed and relieved. More proof that it's not impossible to be in two opposite mental states at once. 

We talked about a whole bunch of other stuff, like what it's like to work on a game with your significant other, the special multiplayer version of Icarus Proudbottom Teacher Typing, and a lot more. Check out the full episode here, and check back to the YouTube page this Sunday at 4pm when we welcome Chris Chung of Catlateral Damage to the program!

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10:00 AM on 06.18.2014

Twin Souls, a Kickstarter for a Tenchu inspired game is pretty rad

I've played what amounts to hundreds of hours of Tenchu back in the PlayStation era -- mostly the first two games, and that wonderful, wonderful level editor. So when anything advertises itself as inspired by the franch...

Chris Carter

8:00 PM on 06.16.2014

Boo! Torment: Tides of Numenera now delayed futher into 2015

Torment: Tides of Numenera is one of my most-wanted games in development, so it's disappointing to hear that it will now be released in "late 2015." The release date had already been shifted to "early 2015" and now there will...

Alasdair Duncan





5:45 PM on 06.16.2014

Back Catlateral Damage on Kickstarter, get some indie games

When we first saw Catlateral Damage earlier this year, I thought it was a fun little game, a kind of spiritual successor to the Katamari series only instead of cleaning up, you're just a cat wrecking stuff. Because that's th...

Alasdair Duncan

2:00 AM on 06.14.2014

Sekai Project successfully funds World End Economica Episodes 2 and 3

World End Economica may have had a disappointing start, but episodes two and three could very well make up for that. Sekai Project turned to Kickstarter to drum up interest for the additional two episodes, and the project ...

Brittany Vincent

1:30 PM on 06.04.2014

Great-looking indie RPG Shiness meets its $100K goal

I told you about the incredible-looking Shiness a few days ago, and since then it's reached and exceeded its Kickstarter goal of $100,000. Ynnis Interactive's ambitious role-playing game now has a gameplay video that showcas...

Brittany Vincent

11:45 AM on 06.04.2014

Little house of horrors: FranknJohn is one adorable roguelike

FranknJohn has to be one of the cutest Kickstarter projects I've seen, especially given the fact that it's a roguelike set in a haunted house full of nods to B-movies. Plus, the titular FranknJohn himself has a stake going t...

Brittany Vincent

1:00 AM on 06.03.2014

Former Irrational staff form new studio, announce their first game

It's been about four months since we first got the news that Irrational Games would be shutting down, and as some expected, some former staff have regrouped in a new studio called Day for Night Games. The studio boasts some b...

Abel Girmay

9:00 PM on 05.30.2014

Reading Rainbow wants to fly to consoles like PlayStation and Xbox

Confession time: Ever since the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter was announced earlier this week, we've been looking for a reason to write about it. It's a formative relic of our youths, how could we not want to discuss it? With ...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 PM on 05.28.2014

Shiness is one of the best-looking Kickstarter projects I've ever seen

Every so often, I come across a Kickstarter project that I feel truly excited for. Most recently, it was Amplitude, but before that it was the peculiar Shiness, a gorgeous RPG that I'm hoping to see available for purchase so...

Brittany Vincent

4:30 PM on 05.28.2014

Updated Caffeine trailer shows off more scary corridors

Caffeine, the Kickstarter-funded sci-fi horror adventure created with Unreal Engine 4, has been updated with a brand new trailer. It looks the same overall, corridor after dimly-lit corridor, but with Oculus Rift support and...

Brittany Vincent

10:00 AM on 05.28.2014

Space Corgi! Action RPG Chrono Rider coming to PC, Vita, PS4 and Wii U

Chrono Rider is a 2D action RPG with gameplay inspired by 16-bit classics. Its early-access beta starts later this year, followed by a full release in March 2015. This game mixes action/platforming and RPG elements with time...

Dale North

2:00 PM on 05.24.2014

Icarus Proudbottom takes control of a spaceship in Starship Captain

Last we saw Icarus Proudbottom, he was teaching us typing, and before that he was demonstrating his chocolate fountain. Suffice it to say, the Icarus Proudbottom franchise is all over the place, in the best way possible. Now...

Darren Nakamura