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Well would you look at that? I got my recaps in on time for once!

What's new with everyone? Same old' same ol' here. Bravely Default, Spelunky, Ass Creed and now DOTA 2 and Octodad! I'm not sure what it is about DOTA but all of sudden I'm actually enjoying it and having fun instead of just getting cranky.

Then there's Octodad. That game is just delightful and silly. Nothing quite like playing as an octopus in a suit going grocery shopping. The devs also placed a lot of little easter eggs referencing other small studios and games and it's amazing. Go play Octodad as soon as you can!

I'm really getting into Bravely Default now as well. I haven't been this into a traditional RPG since probably Ni No Kuni or the OG Golden Sun! The story is compelling and the battle system is a lot of fun and provides for a lot of in depth and interesting strategies. So far my only complaint is the voice acting is bad anime dub quality for the majority of characters. Look for a new episode of Pocketoid in a couple weeks where Jordan and I will both be reviewing the game!

Have a great week everyone! Crackity loves you!











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It feels like it's been a decade since we've seen the rise of the crowdfunded game. I'm always surprised when I remind myself that crowdfunding has been a thing long before the first crowdfunded video game, but nowadays a crowdfunded game seems like a dime a dozen.

Of course such a phrase is an incredible disservice to some of the great games that have come out thanks to websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Games like FTL, Shovel Knight, and even Undertale are around thanks to crowdfunding; thanks to people gathering around and literally putting their money where their mouth is, a game they want gets funded and inevitably the greater landscape of gaming benefits from it. Most of the time the landscape gets to benefit from it anyways.

Don't worry though, this month's bloggers wanted prompt isn't an exploratory thesis on the effects of crowdfunding on video game development. We just want you to talk about your favorite games, as long as they were crowdfunded. This topic can be simultaneously broad and narrow, because you can talk about whatever game you want, however you want, as long as it was crowdfunded.
For me, FTL is the original crowdfunded game, and it was great. It was somehow minimalist and incredibly detailed at the same time, and it was all done because a man wanted to do it, but needed the money, and thousands of other people wanted to see where his idea would go. Shovel Knight to me feels like this natural evolution of the classic 8-bit gaming of yore without also throwing myself back to a time when gaming was honestly comparatively archaic. And everyone's talked to death about Undertale, so we all know where I'd go with that.

To participate in this month's bloggers wanted, just start a blog! Oh, and title it "Crowdfunded: [your blog title here]." I bet this month is going to be pretty diverse, since it's basically writing about your favorite crowdfunded game. So I hope to hear about some good games revisited or amazing games no one has heard about.

Remember: Persona 5 was not crowdfunded, but excuse me as I plow through it.

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