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10:45 AM on 07.02.2014

SNES-style battle music album Boss Battles for the Soul is out now

Last year, electronic music creator Mark Reichwein ran a little Kickstarter campaign for his pet project: to produce an album of boss battle music in the style of various 16-bit era games. The catch is that these track would ...

Darren Nakamura

4:00 PM on 06.30.2014

Dreamfall Chapters is now a five-part episodic series

Despite its name, Dreamfall Chapters wasn't planned as an episodic title but that's what it has become. In an update posted on the game's Kickstarter page, creative director Ragnar Tørnquist confirmed that the lon...

Alasdair Duncan

10:45 AM on 06.30.2014

Team17 to publish post-apocalyptic strategy-sim Sheltered

In years past, Team17 has mostly been known as the studio behind Worms, but lately the studio has been expanding that image by publishing other UK-based, independently-developed games. Last month we saw the publisher pick up...

Darren Nakamura

8:30 PM on 06.27.2014

Limited Edition Reading Rainbow OUYA up for grabs now

Late last month we talked a bit about the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter, which is in its last few days now. When it passed $4 million, producer of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (among other, less important things) Seth MacFarlane...

Darren Nakamura

10:45 AM on 06.27.2014

TerraTech lets you build heavy machinery to ravage and plunder some alien world

I am not ashamed to admit this: I loved the Gummi Ship in Kingdom Hearts and I loved the vehicle construction in Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. Something about taking big chunks of brightly colored material, putting them t...

Darren Nakamura

8:00 PM on 06.26.2014

Catlateral Damage has reached its oh-so-destructive Kickstarter goal

I've heard a lot about Catlateral Damage over the past couple of months, but seeing as it's just hit its Kickstarter goal, I'm paying a lot more attention. Today it reached its $40k funding goal and you know what that means:...

Brittany Vincent





2:30 PM on 06.26.2014

There are a lot of Kickstarter games for sale on Steam

There's still a debate about crowdfunding's ongoing viability as a way of game development but when you look at just how many videogames have found life through Kickstarter, it seems like it isn't going away any time soon. St...

Alasdair Duncan

10:44 PM on 06.25.2014

Shovel Knight is available now for backers

As a backer of Shovel Knight, I randomly got an email that other backers are probably going to enjoy -- you can redeem your code for Shovel Knight now, ahead of the game's launch tomorrow morning. Just follow the Humble ...

Chris Carter

10:00 PM on 06.25.2014

Turns out Notch bought an Aphex Twin album for $46,000

One of the more interesting Kickstarter projects in recent memory is the Caustic Window project, an effort to buy and then release copies of a fabled "lost" album from electronic maverick Aphex Twin. After being successfully...

Alasdair Duncan

9:00 PM on 06.25.2014

Timespinner evokes Symphony of the Night, but with time manipulation

Metroidvanias are totally in vogue right now, but a lot of the time (as with Ghost Song or ReVeN), they feel more Metroid than 'Vania. Not so with Timespinner. Former Bungie employee and founder of Lunar Ray Games Bodie...

Darren Nakamura

9:00 AM on 06.24.2014

Sunset is a first-person revolutionary thriller starring a housekeeper

Will you be a lover, a traitor, a spy, or an ally? Sunset takes place in, "a luxurious penthouse apartment against the backdrop of violent revolution in a fictional South American metropolis." As a housekeeper, you get ...

Steven Hansen

8:00 AM on 06.24.2014

Dear god! The Deer God is on Kickstarter with 3D pixel art

"The Deer God is a breathtaking 3D pixel art game that will challenge your religion and your platforming skills," the Kickstarter page reads. Challenge well accepted. I am incredibly good at both platformers and religion. I ...

Steven Hansen

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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