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Throw cheese in StarCraft II as a cartoon overlord

StarCraft II's third and final expansion, the Protoss-themed Legacy of the Void, came out a little less than a year ago. Since then, players looking to freshen up their game could play a Nova-centric side story, but that's about it.&nb...   read

 
 
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Star Citizen's single-player campaign won't make it out this year

For a while now, Star Citizen has existed in my mind as this nebulous, far-off thing. That doesn't change today. Cloud Imperium Games has once again pushed back the space sim's single-player, story-driven, Gary Oldman-having Squadron 42 mod...   read

 
 
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Psychonauts 2 update camps it up in Unreal 4

The latest update to backers of the crowdfunded sequel to Psychonauts went live a little while ago, and Double Fine's president Tim Schafer sat down with project lead Zak McClendon to show off some of what their team has been working o...   read

 
 
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Igarashi doesn't sound confident about a Wii U port of Bloodstained

When we first reported Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night had been pushed back into 2018, I openly wondered about the fate of the Wii U and Vita ports. As a backer of the Kickstarter campaign, who only backed it after the Wii U stretch ...   read

 
 
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Check out the first footage of Wasteland 3

As we first told you last week, developer InXile Entertainment is working on Wasteland 3 and is looking for your help to make it happen. Its Fig campaign launched today and is already raking in the dough. The developer is looking ...   read

 
 
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InXile Entertainment is banking on Fig for Wasteland 3

In 2012, the folks at InXile Entertainment turned to Kickstarter to finance the development of the critically acclaimed Wasteland 2. The next year, it returned to the crowdfunding platform to fund 2017's Torment: Tides of Numenera. Next wee...   read

 
 
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Backing is now closed for Ron Gilbert's Thimbleweed Park

[Editor's note: This story ran in our community blogs a week ago. Backing is now closed, so I've made tiny adjustments to the headline and calls to action for fundraising. As backing the project isn't necessarily a pre-order I thought I'd p...   read

 
 
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Sex sim pulling in over $40,000 per month canceled over developer drama

Breeding Season, a Harvest Moon-esque simulator with large-breasted cowgirls (like half-cow, not someone who makes uncomfortable Facebook posts about Obama's birth certificate), has been canceled after a messy spat between the art director...   read

 
 
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Here's a demo for that System Shock remake

You can lay your hands on a demo for that reimagined System Shock game now. Night Dive hopes to raise $900,000 on Kickstarter to launch the refreshed game at the end of next year. To date, the campaign -- which launched today -- h...   read

 
 
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Fable card game by ex-Lionhead developers is heading to Kickstarter

Apparently there has been a free-to-play Fable card game in the works for the past 18 months at Lionhead before the studio closed. Now that game, titled Fable Fortune, is heading to Kickstarter with Microsoft's blessing under a ne...   read

 
 
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Good lord, Dark Souls board game closes near $5.5 million

The Kickstarter campaign for Dark Souls: The Board Game has mercifully come to a close (though you can still offer a late pledge) at around $5,466,884. Almost five and half million dollars. It began with a goal of just under $73,000. It mad...   read

 
 
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The weirdos behind Starr Mazer are eating peppers to raise last minute funds for Potions: A Curious Tale

Remember Starr Mazer? I previewed it at GDC and found it incredibly entertaining, but found game designer Don Thacker's charisma to be overwhelming, terrifying, and ultimately charming. Dude's weird as heck, but the fun kind of weird. Speak...   read

 
 
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This War of Mine board game Kickstarter surpasses its goal

The Kickstarter for a tabletop version of This War of Mine has already made its goal and then some, with 20 days left to go. Looks like people are excited for more shivering in the dark, starving for food, and hiding from soldiers. At the t...   read

 
 
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We really want to play that Dark Souls board game

The Dark Souls board game Kickstarter has surpassed £2 million. Over 21,000 backers have pushed the Kickstarter fund past over £2.3 million (that’s roughly $3.3 million)… and there’s still seven days to go. "&...   read

 
 
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There's no point hiding in these Friday the 13th: The Game teasers

Friday the 13th: The Game has a new trailer.  The horror game - which secured $700K on Kickstarter last year - is back with a couple of blink-and-you’ll-miss-it teasers showcasing what Jason has in store for you. Pro ti...   read

 
 
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Well dang, the Dark Souls board game crowdfunded half a million dollars real quick

I imagine the Venn diagram of people who play Dark Souls and people interested in board games has a fairly significant overlap. So of course Steamforged Games' Dark Souls board game was always destined to make a bunch of mone...   read

 
 
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Sentinels of the Multiverse dev wants to add in all current tabletop expansions

Sentinels of the Multiverse is an interesting game for a couple of reasons. For one, cooperative card games can be a good time no matter the subject matter; just chill with some friends while you see if you can collectively best an inanimat...   read

 
 
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Arcadian Atlas is just the Final Fantasy Tacticsiest thing

Just last night, I was chatting it up with the Podtoid crew and we got onto the topic of Final Fantasy Tactics. That's not unusual; I think we mentioned it last episode too. Look, I still think about it a lot, nearly 20 years later. I'm not...   read

 
 
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Fear Effect is returning with Square Enix's permission

Over two years ago, Square Enix announced its pitching-and-publishing platform called The Collective, where it encouraged other developers to take a swing at IPs such as Gex, Anachronox, and Fear Effect. Today, French studio Sushee has anno...   read

 
 
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Rock Band 4 crowdfunding campaign fails

In what may or may not be a surprise depending on your perspective, the PC version of Rock Band 4 isn't going to happen. The crowdfunding campaign, held on the investment-based Fig platform, failed to meet its goal. In total, the campaign o...   read

 
 
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If you love boys loving each other, you may love Monstrous Lovers

Monstrous Lovers is a visual novel just picked up by publisher Sekai Project that is currently crowdfunding on Indie Go Go. Like most visual novels I end up writing about ("How to bang your dragon" was a good joke, all), Monstrous Lovers h...   read

 
 
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SNES game about Bill Clinton's cat may finally get released pending crowdfunding

[Update: The owner of the prototype Tom Curtain reach out to me to provide some corrections and more information with the following statement: "The top backer does not get the prototype. There will be a funding amount (undetermined) to get ...   read

 
 
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Harmonix offers every available song in Rock Band on PC for $2,500

This news story is only for those who are among the most dedicated to their career as world's greatest fake cover band. If having access to every song in the Rock Band catalog and having access to 25 fewer Benjamins appeals to you...   read

 
 
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Bloodstained development update offers 3D model glamour shots

Look, it's Bloodstained. While Ritual of the Night isn't quite the same when Iga himself isn't demonstrating the gameplay to you, I suppose it's nice to see tangible evidence of the game as a work in progress rather than heady ideal. This ...   read

 
 
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Battalion 1944's stretch goals include a full single player campaign

World War II shooter Battalion 1944 has been doing really well for itself on Kickstarter: it got funded in three days, and in a week it had doubled its goal. Now with three days remaining, developer Bulkhead Interactive has announced stret...   read

 
 


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