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Rebel Blob
05-01-2012, 01:57 AM
I'd imagine that just about everyone in the forum right now supported The Banner Saga during the Kickstarter campaign. So what other Kickstarter projects are you interested in? With Shadowrun just finished we seem to be in a lull for huge multimillion dollar game projects, but there is a large crop of small and midsized projects out there.

Legends of Eisenwald (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1684781151/legends-of-eisenwald), graciously mentioned by Stoic in a recent update, is my current favorite project on Kickstarter. It is much further along than most Kickstarters and can show off gameplay, which is a big positive for me. I like what I've seen of the combat, which reminds me heavily of Disciples I/II, and the setting, which is comparable to Darklands. Plus I've talked with the lead developer, he is a really nice guy and committed to his game. They are well on their way to their goal, which is great, they were struggling at the beginning but with a little exposure things have picked up.

That's it for me right now, though I'm waiting eagerly for Brian Mitsoda's Dead State Kickstarter, which is tentatively planned to go live later this month. So what are you excited about? Plenty of people are interested in projects like Nekro (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/343838885/nekro), Republique (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/486250632/republique-by-camouflaj-logan), and Grim Dawn (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crateentertainment/grim-dawn) to toss out a few.

Javaman
05-01-2012, 02:27 AM
Well, it's over now, but I funded the Hermes Spacecraft Kickstarter. They're a local company building a private commercial spacecraft, and I figured that if I can drop money on a fun game, an can support actual cutting edge science as well. ;)

Suzie Q Sailaway
05-01-2012, 02:53 AM
A lot of the projects I'm currently interested in are comics/art books/graphic novels as opposed to games - Hangboy World War Too, Mystery Pets, Cucumber Quest, Antler Boy and Other Stories, Yesterday Brings Today, Tiny Kitten Teeth, Saturday: Dinosaurs, Robots, and Octopi... yeah, I have next to no self control. Eheh.

I'm really dying to get my hands on Banner Saga though- it's the project I'm most looking forward to owning.

And oh! I think a lot of people are frothing at the mouth for the Tex Murphy KickStarter that's supposed to come out mid-May!

Skitnik
05-01-2012, 03:00 AM
As Rebel Bob, I'm backing Eisenwald and waiting for Dead State. Other projects I'm interested are Xenonauts and Obsidian's possible kickstarter.

Evil Laughter
05-01-2012, 03:45 AM
Only other thing that I'm currently backing is Leisure Suit Larry, I borrowed it along time ago and now that I earn something I figure I should put things right.

Cathmore
05-01-2012, 03:48 AM
To be honest The Banner Saga is the first kickstarter I've supported; however, I am interested in supporting more as soon as one speaks to me like TBS did.

Grim Dawn is a possibility as I was a huge fan of Titan Quest.

To be honest I'm considering putting one of my own projects up for kickstarter, but we'll see.

gotthammer
05-01-2012, 05:24 AM
Republique looks very interesting (I'm thinking of funding it, but...cash. Shadowrun took a big chunk of cash lol. That and I'm kinda worried: they're down to less than 2 weeks and still a bit far from their goal).
That Legends of Eisenwald also looks promising.

I'm also looking at Ravaged (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2dawngames/ravaged) and (because I enjoy watching the works of the 2 people behind the project) Yogventures! (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/winterkewlgames/yogventures)

CottonWolf
05-01-2012, 06:11 AM
Republique looks very interesting
Yeah, I like the look of Republique. It's the only other one I've put money down on. Shame that it almost certainly won't get funded though.

Kitaru (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bensteele/kitaru) looks pretty interesting, and given the budget, graphically, it looks incredible. Also not a game, but Tokyo Wonderland (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1338180127/tokyo-wonderland). Alice in Wonderland with samurai. And it's beautiful.

ltwicked
05-01-2012, 06:19 AM
Im excited about Xenonauts and FTL :]

Troll
05-01-2012, 07:38 AM
Im excited about Xenonauts and FTL :]

Xenonauts isn't KS right ? though I admit when I knew of it, it made me happy, as a long time lover of X-Com / UFO series.
Too bad 2K took up a deceivingly named XCOM.

The most interesting KS I know of for know would be Grim Dawn. They already have advanced concept and stuff to show. A game made by The Titan Quest team as it is presented seems very interesting.

Skitnik
05-01-2012, 07:45 AM
Xenonauts isn't on Kickstarter yet, but maybe soon :http://www.goldhawkinteractive.com/forums/showthread.php/1270-Xenonauts-Kickstarter-and-Public-Build.

Kimberly
05-01-2012, 07:46 AM
Personally, one of the games I'm most excited about (whose Kickstarter drive is still running) is Starlight Inception (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/732317316/starlight-inceptiontm). It's basically a revival of the space simulator genre, inspired by games like Wing Commander and X-COM. You get to make storyline choices, explore, engage hostiles, defend capital ships, etc. and you can do so in multiplayer as well.

Unfortunately, funding's not going that well. They made some mistakes with the initial presentation. They were also planning launch DLC, but they wisely decided not to do that when listening to people's reaction. With enough funding the game might just make its goal, and otherwise they've got a good chance if they try again. :)

Republique seems interesting as well, but I can't help but feel they're asking for an awful lot of money--$500,000 seems like a lot for a minimum goal. The game's presentation didn't really "pop" for me, either, but that may be down to personal preference.

As for Legends of Eisenwald, I was initially interested until I learned it was going to be in Russian. They plan to write it in Russian first and then translate it, and I can't help but think there's going to be a lot of value lost in translation.

Torgamous
05-01-2012, 07:50 AM
There are a few film projects that look interesting: Dust (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1261313080/dust-0), Tube (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1331941187/the-tube-open-movie), and Dome (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightytreehouse/dome).

Tanglebones
05-01-2012, 09:34 AM
I'm really excited about Ogre (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/847271320/ogre-designers-edition?ref=live) - I never got a chance to play it in its original incarnation, but I'm a big fan of most SJ Games. I'm also involved in this one through work: New Symphonic Music (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bridgerecords/poul-ruders-new-danish-music?ref=live), and hope that it'll get funding!

Ratatoskr
05-01-2012, 09:42 AM
Mostly backing games myself. The Banner Saga was what actually got me started, but I'm also interested in Echoes of Eternia (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1465600975/echoes-of-eternia-a-modern-take-on-a-classic-desig?ref=users), Moebius (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1005365109/jane-jensens-pinkerton-road-2012-2013-csg?ref=users) (Pinkerton Road) because I'm an adventure game junkie, Legend of the Time Star (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/attackmountain/legend-of-the-time-star-a-retro-action-rpg?ref=users) and Republique (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/486250632/republique-by-camouflaj-logan?ref=users) maybe. I'm considering Grim Dawn (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crateentertainment/grim-dawn?ref=users) as well but I'm a bit short on money so I may wait to see if the other ones make it before I decide.

kincajou
05-01-2012, 10:37 AM
With current timings, i've put off funding other videogames and have given some cash to board games and comics (amongst others i'm toying with the idea of funding antler boy and other stories).

Kaffis
05-01-2012, 11:20 AM
Xenonauts isn't KS right ? though I admit when I knew of it, it made me happy, as a long time lover of X-Com / UFO series.
Too bad 2K took up a deceivingly named XCOM.
You are aware that 2K is also publishing Firaxis' "X-COM: Enemy Unknown," now, right? And it's coming out way sooner than the stupid XCOM, which I think I'd heard has been put on a back burner pending some reworking of some sort. Firaxis' project is the turn-based reimagining of the original X-COM: UFO Defense formula that everybody was disappointed XCOM wasn't going to be. It was revealed/announced early January, and if you look around, some press type folks have gotten to see an early build thus far.


On a more related note to the rest of the thread: Most of my followed Kickstarters have closed, now, though I did put up some money to back Republique yesterday after I saw an interview that assuaged some of my doubts about the PC port. (I don't own a modern iOS device, and they're not porting to Android) So in addition to that, I've only got a few speculative dollars down for Starlight Inception, which is an attractive concept that hits good buzz words for me, but I'm wary of investing too much into because it seemed like a risky pitch.

Other ones that have caught me opening my wallet, though, and have since funded are: Mobile Frame Zero, Wasteland 2, Shadowrun Returns, a wargaming terrain startup, and FTL.

I will say, that the way to get my attention is to have some proof of concept (and concept artwork doesn't count for games), either be a reputed developer who I like or with a resume I appreciate, and demonstrate some business sense so I've got some faith that the project won't die unfinished or rushed to completion because of bad planning or being completely unprepared for the sorts of snags that come up.

Skitnik
05-01-2012, 11:50 AM
It's too early to say anything, but I fear that X-COM by Firaxis, published by 2K, will be a little too much "streamlined". Time will tell, and I hope to be proven wrong. So, it's good that Xenonauts exists.

Kaffis
05-01-2012, 11:58 AM
It's too early to say anything, but I fear that X-COM by Firaxis, published by 2K, will be a little too much "streamlined". Time will tell, and I hope to be proven wrong. So, it's good that Xenonauts exists.
Oh, certainly. That's a possibility, but, as you say, that's why the Xenonauts team hasn't quit.

On the other hand, I've read several interviews with the design lead, and it seems like he both respects and understands what made the game great, and isn't out to change things just to change them. I have zero compunction about the decision to scrap time units, for instance. Is it a decision I would've made? I'm not sure. But when I hear the guy who did make that decision talk about the things about time units they weren't happy with (and I agree with him), and then go on to say they tried a few other things to approach those problems and it just wasn't clicking, I respect that and am willing to give their instincts as designers and developers the benefit of the doubt.

I'm all about Jake Solomon's mantra about ensuring that all the choices you make are interesting ones. That's not, by itself, a recipe for good design, but it's certainly a good way to check yourself to avoid *bad* design. And (if you'll pardon me for bringing this back around to the Banner Saga) it's something I hope that Stoic can appreciate and utilize, too, as they tackle these story-centric decisions -- to ensure that each decision is compelling and is a careful balance of benefits and compromises.

kolo83
05-01-2012, 06:10 PM
I don't want to get in another argue about this project (especially about 900k goal), so I'll present You only the link (Rob Swigart's Portal (1986) Reborn (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/subgames/rob-swigarts-portal-1986-reborn)), there is everything written about this project. Decide for yourself if it is promising :)

Forgot to add: it's Sci-Fi adventure game.

Dark Jedi Dave
05-02-2012, 07:42 PM
Grim Dawn, definitely. I have a borderline unhealthy addiction to loot collecting games.

The Pebble Watch as well, that thing is making news headlines and has over $8 million with 2 week left! I'm proud to be one of the first 50 backers.

Artisian Dice. The funding is over, but I've wanted fun dice for PPRPGs for a while and ordered Bois de Rose and Jack Daniel oak dice.

Fosterocalypse
05-04-2012, 11:38 PM
I backed Republique and Grim Dawn I hope they both get funded. I couldn't swing backing Nekro but I plan on picking it up when it comes out. I'm on the fence with Kitaru if anyone has checked that out. I wish Tim Schafer and Brian Fargo would spread the good word about Republique give them a little help.

Kimberly
05-05-2012, 09:15 AM
Grim Dawn, definitely. I have a borderline unhealthy addiction to loot collecting games.

The Pebble Watch as well, that thing is making news headlines and has over $8 million with 2 week left! I'm proud to be one of the first 50 backers.

Artisian Dice. The funding is over, but I've wanted fun dice for PPRPGs for a while and ordered Bois de Rose and Jack Daniel oak dice.

I'm just wondering, but what exactly is the appeal of the Pebble watch? It appears to be pretty expensive, and it's not the first "smart watch" out there, so it's not a new concept. Yet they're absolutely raking in the dough. Not trying to criticize, I'm just really curious.

starchasr27
05-05-2012, 10:52 PM
I just started with Kickstarter. Banner Saga was my second one. Right now, The Trading Tortoise a traveling art installation/trading post from one of my fave artists, Republique, and Grim Dawn.

LoliSauce
05-05-2012, 11:40 PM
Grim Daaaaaawn! Some buddies and I are replaying Titan Quest right now, actually, so our wishes for the success of Grim Dawn are voiced almost daily. We're crazy hype for that project.

Dark Jedi Dave
05-06-2012, 04:03 AM
I'm just wondering, but what exactly is the appeal of the Pebble watch? It appears to be pretty expensive, and it's not the first "smart watch" out there, so it's not a new concept. Yet they're absolutely raking in the dough. Not trying to criticize, I'm just really curious.

For me, its a smart watch that lasts 7 days instead of 24 hours, waterproof enough to swim/shower, viewing email and SMS by glancing at my watch, and the ability for me to access the SDK and create apps (find my phone, custom watch faces, GPS integration, exercise apps etc) there are a lot of opportunities.

KTeleren
05-06-2012, 09:06 AM
In addition to The Banner Saga I am backing Grim Dawn, Kinetic Void, and Panzer Pets. There have been so many great projects up on Kickstarter recently its been hard to decide which to spend my extra funds on.

I somehow missed FTL and Wasteland 2 which I would have definitely backed, oh well. Those will be purchased after they are released.

ArunawayNERD
05-07-2012, 09:28 AM
I really hope Kinetic Void gets funded.

If you are interested here is the link (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/seanpollman/kinetic-void?ref=category)

lamaz
05-07-2012, 07:08 PM
http://endless-space.amplitude-studios.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/images/screenshots/endless-space-keyart/44632-1-eng-GB/Endless-Space-Keyart.jpg

This is not on Kickstarter, but it is a game made by this independent studio called Amplitude Studios that is located in Paris, France. The game is called Endless Space (http://endless-space.amplitude-studios.com/). It is a turn-based strategy game set in space. Other games you might have played that are a bit like this are the Master of Orion series games. So it is a 4X (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4X)(explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) game. If you haven't played a 4X game before I would describe it as a mix of Civilization and Sins of a Solar Empire.

So why am I posting it here if it isn't a Kickstarter project? Two reasons. Because they are currently gathering fan feedback through their own system called GAMES2GETHER (http://endless-space.amplitude-studios.com/Games2gether). What this means is that they post a lot of concepts on their page and let the fans vote on the concept they feel is best for the game. Usually there is three different options for the fans to choose from, and which ever gets the most votes makes it to the game. I personally like this system a lot and hope that other developers could do something similar. The other reason is that they started a pre-order campaign to gather more funds. Pre-ordering lets you play the current alpha version(which I will talk about more later) and you will get the full game when it releases.

So about the current alpha version. I purchased this game yesterday and immediately lost a good nights sleep while playing it(a good thing in my book). This is by far the best alpha build I have ever encountered. I've only had two real problems after playing about 10 hours. The first was that I couldn't change the resolution in game. However, this was easily fixed by changing the resolution in a XML document. The other problem was music, which I like a lot, but sometimes it starts lagging. The game has many other small bugs like missing tooltips and lagging combat screens. But I feel that the alpha is playable and it has not crashed once on my computer yet - fingers crossed that my good luck continues. Some companies publish games that are much worse on release than this alpha is.

I could go on and on, but this is already a long post so go check out more information and a trailer on their site!

Notice! These are just my experiences, I'm not saying that it will work as well on your computer!

LoliSauce
05-07-2012, 07:42 PM
So why am I posting it here if it isn't a Kickstarter project? Two reasons. Because they are currently gathering fan feedback through their own system called GAMES2GETHER (http://endless-space.amplitude-studios.com/Games2gether). What this means is that they post a lot of gameplay elements on their page and let the fans vote on the concept they most want to make it to the game. Usually there is three different options for the fans to choose from, and which ever gets the most votes makes it to the game. I personally like this system a lot and hope that other developers could do something similar. The other reason is that they started a pre-order campaign to gather more funds. Pre-ordering lets you play the current alpha version(which I will talk about more later) and you will get the full game when it releases.

I apologize for putting down a cool idea, but this is kind of a dangerous concept. Leaving so much to the hands of the fans can lead to things like feature creep and conflicting design principles if not pulled off carefully. It sounds like these guys are handling it very well, from your feedback, but the concept as a whole is kind of scary to me. The fan majority usually has the best interests of the game in mind, but don't always take into account the synergy between various systems that are awesome on their own.

Best wishes to Amplitude on their project though! It seems pretty cool thus far.

lamaz
05-07-2012, 07:55 PM
I apologize for putting down a cool idea, but this is kind of a dangerous concept. Leaving so much to the hands of the fans can lead to things like feature creep and conflicting design principles if not pulled off carefully. It sounds like these guys are handling it very well, from your feedback, but the concept as a whole is kind of scary to me. The fan majority usually has the best interests of the game in mind, but don't always take into account the synergy between various systems that are awesome on their own.

Best wishes to Amplitude on their project though! It seems pretty cool thus far.

The voting has been about choosing between logos, ship designs and biographies etc. So basically stuff that doesn't affect the gameplay. I understand what you mean though. But currently it seems that they have made it work quite nicely and I'm a sucker for voting :)

LoliSauce
05-07-2012, 08:57 PM
The voting has been about choosing between logos, ship designs and biographies etc. So basically stuff that doesn't affect the gameplay. I understand what you mean though. But currently it seems that they have made it work quite nicely and I'm a sucker for voting :)

Nice. That solves any worries I had.

starchasr27
05-07-2012, 09:14 PM
If ya'll haven't heard yet, Grim Dawn just made its funding goal! Congrats to them!

bmacklin
05-08-2012, 12:00 AM
Jane Jensen's Moebius is funded with 11 days to go! If you pledge $50 you'll actually get 2 full games for the first yearly cycle, the second game being "Mystery Game X" that many think could be Gabriel Knight-related.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1005365109/jane-jensens-pinkerton-road-2012-2013-csg

This concept art released today looks amazing!

http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/3348/moebiusscreen1.jpg

kincajou
05-08-2012, 05:40 AM
Does jane jensen still have the ip for gabriel knight?

bmacklin
05-08-2012, 01:44 PM
^ No, Activision does. But she has said they've been in discussion the past year or two. If Jane can deliver a successful game like Moebius, Activision would feel more comfortable releasing the GK rights to her.

Skitnik
05-08-2012, 02:30 PM
Or if it's successful enough, they will telease their own Gabriel Knight, trying to cash on her name and past works.

ScottMBruner
05-08-2012, 11:50 PM
Did anyone see how Starlight Inception pulled out in the last few minutes...?

Impressive. Nice to see the old adventure games all making it: Leisure Suit Larry, Jane Jensen, and of course, Tim. Truly an argument to be made that people are clamoring for genres that publishers aren't providing right now (because, they may rightly be a bit risky.)

bmacklin
05-09-2012, 01:43 AM
Or if it's successful enough, they will telease their own Gabriel Knight, trying to cash on her name and past works.

The GK games have been available on GOG.com for some time. Activision would license the IP to Jane to do a sequel or possibly a remake of GK1. I'm not sure how everything would work. Jane's studio would probably develop and Activision would publish, or maybe they'll release the rights entirely to Jane.

Skitnik
05-09-2012, 03:28 AM
Xenonauts is on Kickstarter : http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/69341191/xenonauts

CottonWolf
05-11-2012, 07:00 AM
It looks like Republique (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/486250632/republique-by-camouflaj-logan?ref=live) is actually going to get funded! They're having a livestream from 12:00 PST to watch the last 3 hours...

The Monkey
05-11-2012, 10:19 AM
Yep :) It's officially fully funded! Can't wait to play it!

Skitnik
05-13-2012, 04:02 AM
Legends of Eisenwald reached its goal. So did Xenonauts. Great games incoming !

CottonWolf
05-13-2012, 06:27 AM
(Hopefully)

Ratatoskr
05-13-2012, 09:53 AM
I admit I'm kinda hoping Legend of the Time Star (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/attackmountain/legend-of-the-time-star-a-retro-action-rpg?ref=users) or Spate (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/379113968/spate?ref=users) get funded. The first isn't looking good but it's exactly the kind of game I have a weakness for so here's hoping. Either one would make me pretty happy actually.

bmacklin
05-13-2012, 01:10 PM
Jane Jensen is doing a Reddit AMA today at 3pm EST (in less than an hour). Come ask her anything!

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/tl1gb/jane_jensen_creator_of_gabriel_knight_video_games/

edit - the AMA is now happening here: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/tla3z/i_am_jane_jensen_creator_of_gabriel_knight_gray/

Kimberly
05-14-2012, 04:21 AM
I really hope Kinetic Void gets funded.

If you are interested here is the link (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/seanpollman/kinetic-void?ref=category)

I'm totally going to second this. Kinetic Void looks like it's going to be a very deep game, that has procedural generation but also a ton of features to accompany that. What I really like is the scaling gameplay---you can start off as a trader or whatever and work your way up to a fleet commander once you obtain enough resources. You're not limited to a fighter, either, like in a lot of space sims; you can design your own ships and make them any size, constrained only by your resources.

JenLee
05-15-2012, 05:04 PM
Tex Murphy Kickstarter is starting and it's looks amazing! I hope you guys check it out, and hopefully back. It's the year for gamers!!!!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/251414413/tex-murphy-project-fedora

bmacklin
05-18-2012, 01:59 PM
Jane Jensen's Moebius is funded with 11 days to go! If you pledge $50 you'll actually get 2 full games for the first yearly cycle, the second game being "Mystery Game X" that many think could be Gabriel Knight-related.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1005365109/jane-jensens-pinkerton-road-2012-2013-csg


Just 18 hours left! $8000 away from the $400k stretch goal, which should be met with if we get more backers.

bmacklin
05-18-2012, 07:16 PM
14 more hours left and we've pretty much hit $400k.

If we reach $450k, we get a live orchestra for the main theme and 1000 more lines of dialogue.

14 more hours to pledge. $50 gets two games.

bmacklin
05-19-2012, 07:10 AM
Less than two hours remain! $450k is still possible!

Troll
05-19-2012, 02:55 PM
Grim Dawn finished with 537,515$. All stretched goals reached with 191 % funding.
I didn't back Grim Dawn due to fund limitations but I sure want to see the game done right and of course I want the game itself.

bmacklin
05-19-2012, 09:38 PM
Including paypal pledges, Jane is just $10k away from the final stretch goal of $450k! This will add 1000 lines of dialogue and music recorded with a live orchestra

Jane is still taking Paypal donations through the Pinkerton Road website:

http://pinkertonroad.com/join-csg/

Pledge by May 25 to have access to the same rewards as the kickstarter tiers. After that point pledging will still be open but some of the goodies may not be available!

Surloch
05-21-2012, 06:39 PM
Legend of the Time Star is down to it's last 3 days.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/attackmountain/legend-of-the-time-star-a-retro-action-rpg

They have a great story, concept art and gameplay demo. They communicate often and are upfront about what they plan and how things are progressing. I don't understand why they haven't blown past their modest funding goal yet.

Seriously, if you don't back them, please comment on what it is that stopped you, as I'm sure people want to know so it can be changed.

starchasr27
05-28-2012, 07:37 PM
Just found the kickstarter for Word Realms, from the same ppl that brought us Kingdom of Loathing mmo! I am such a sucker for sassy word games, especially ones that are gonna be rpgs :)

jaggers
05-31-2012, 12:42 PM
SpaceVenture Kickstarter!! (http://tgakick.com)


Sci-fi comedy adventure game fans! Attention! Remember the Sierra On-Line Space Quest series? I certainly do... they were comedy sci-fi satire and a hell of a series of adventure games.

The Two Guys from Andromeda (http://guysfromandromeda.com) SpaceVenture sees the Two Guys reuniting for a spiritual successor to the SQ series, after 20 years apart, working on other projects... their epic reunion means a great new games (on PC/Mac/Linux/iOS/Android) with a new story and IP, and a new hilarious universe, with new awesome protagonists, villains, and cool locations.

The team has brought fans unprecedented access... dudettes & dudes, I got to chat with both of the Two Guys, Mark and Scott, on a twitch tv feed, while another KS backer was playing their games live, Let's Play style. And by the way, Scott is still f***king funny!

To give us all a feeling of the game style, the Guys have created mini-game prototypes, a kind of living concept art that you can actually play and feel (as the guys say) what it's like to be "an idiot in space again!" which (any SQ fan will say) we really do miss, and now that they've hit $300K, prototype 3 is right around the corner.

Best of all... if SpaceVenture is successful, it the Two Guys will be in a really good position with Activision to prove to them that they're the right & only team to continue producing Space Quest games in the future! Activision has the SQ IP is in their hands, and is watching this closely (and yes, has given permission to use the Two Guys characters, and other incidentals like buckazoids, etc). So, if we want to play this awesome SpaceVenture they're going to build for us, and we want more Space Quest games in the future, then all we have to do is back this Kickstarter and bring that flavor of sci-fi parody back to life.

I personally, am just as excited with the new game idea as I am with bringing Roger Wilco back into space.



SpaceVenture Kickstarter!! (http://tgakick.com)


Here's a taste of Mark Crowe's design and art direction, also the scene of the latest prototype (sorry about the size!! there wasn't a smaller version of this graphic available for me to link to).

http://guysfromandromeda.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Dome_Postcard_1024x768.png

Ratatoskr
06-04-2012, 10:09 AM
I'm pulling for Two guys From Andromeda as well, but the one I really want to see made is Hiro Fodder (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/561303485/hiro-fodder-a-blue-hope-a-late-16-bit-era-inspired). It's an old-style RPG where you play as the monsters instead of human heroes, which is a concept I really would like to see realized. Any game where the main character is a blob of blue slime and your enemies are human soldiers gets my vote, and for $100 they're offering a number of cool rewards and a copy of every game the main designer ever makes. They really do mean every game too cause I asked for clarification and that's what they said. And there are a number of nice less pricey awards as well. But they're only half pledged with 6 days to go, so they could use all the help they can get.

Skitnik
06-05-2012, 09:54 AM
An interesting RPG/roguelike, soon on Kickstarter : http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dhagar/1066891227?token=fad69742

Skitnik
06-06-2012, 02:58 AM
Double Bear's zombie RPG, Dead State : http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/70755535/dead-state-the-zombie-survival-rpg. For more information, take a look at Iron Tower's forums (http://www.irontowerstudio.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=2145aa8a81a5d8ab0cfb3aabc5494d 61&board=11.0).

Gendar
06-17-2012, 09:50 AM
Huh, good projects?

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dhagar/cult-awakening-of-the-old-ones?ref=users - RPG with randomly generated world, as i see it something more advanced than teraria.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/58936338/space-command?ref=users - NOT A GAME. But a sci-fi TV-series from STAR TREK writer.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1430248724/the-bwbq-debut-album-breaking-in?ref=users - NOT A GAME. But a good music%)

Midnitte
06-23-2012, 10:38 PM
Auro (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dinofarmgames/auro), another turn based RPG with some interesting mechanics, game is only $7 and $15 to get it on every available platform. :D

jaggers
06-27-2012, 12:28 AM
Two new projects have popped up, both extremely promising; Quest for Infamy and Jack Houston and the Necronauts.

Both are point-and-click 2D adventure games, both have a twist (more than one, actually!). So, here's the pitch...

Quest for Infamy (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1992695780/quest-for-infamy-an-adventure-game-by-infamous-que)

Remember playing and enjoying Sierra's Quest for Glory series? Or, if not, are you a fan of point-and-click adventure games, but felt a bit restricted and wished they would include a touch of an RPG twist? This game delivers that in spades, as a loving tribute to the QFG series, along with three character-class based "braided" storylines (that is, the puzzles branch based on class, but probably merge based on the overarching plot). There is a light combat system, and all of the classic adventure gaming elements. In addition to the RPG twist, and this is my favorite part, they've turned the QFG morality play on it's head, and turned the player character into a villain! Yeah, you play the badass on a quest for power and money, something I've always wanted to do in QFG :cool:

Jack Houston and the Necronauts (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/warbirdgames/jack-houston-and-the-necronauts)

This "fantastic adventures/amazing stories" homage to the style of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Venus series is a pulp sci-fi inspired adventure game where you portray Captain Jack Houston Jack’s journey on our neighboring planet of Venus. But this isn’t the lifeless planet we know today, this Venus is a sweltering vine jungle teaming with strange beasts of horn, tooth and claws, as imagined by science fiction authors and artists in the first half of the century (the legacies of whom include John Carter of Mars, Carson of Venus, Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, etc). The backgrounds & animated sprites are going to be based on real stop-motion animation footage. This technique is pretty expensive, though, and so the project needs at least $56K, which I'm a bit worried about him raising. However, he's put together a hell of a pitch video, which is definitely worth a peek, and the reward tiers look fantastic.

stelly
06-27-2012, 07:21 AM
FTL does look awesome! Beta is looking ace too!!

Starlight Inception I'm gutted that I didnt back but I didnt think that the art work or anything that they posted before it met its target was of a good quality and in my opinion that was reflected within the amount that it took, I think with the right art work and material they could have gotten alot more.

Stelly

Midnitte
07-03-2012, 08:17 PM
Ground Branch (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/670743543/ground-branch) is looking pretty awesome, I hope it can reach it's goal :(

lamaz
07-05-2012, 12:52 AM
Jack Houston and the Necronauts seemed interesting, might be backing it. Thanks for the info.

Sadi
07-05-2012, 04:07 AM
Dead State, a Zombie RPG is close to be finished (kickstarter ends in 12 hours). Looks very promising to be and is about leading a group (group management, group interaction, no tactical shooter) of people after a breakout and surviving with them (if possible).

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/70755535/dead-state-the-zombie-survival-rpg?ref=category" (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/70755535/dead-state-the-zombie-survival-rpg?ref=category)

Midnitte
07-10-2012, 08:57 PM
Ouya (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console) is looking pretty awesome, a game console based on android where every game is required to have a free portion of the game available - they have raised over 1.746 million in under a day and may well even reach 2 million before 24 is over.

lamaz
07-11-2012, 06:43 AM
Already backed Ouya :)

Crimson Phoenix
07-11-2012, 04:18 PM
I'm also an ouya backer and I have to say I would love to see The Banner Saga on the system when it releases. Stoic, I hope you are listening!!

VectorZero
07-11-2012, 10:53 PM
Overclocked Remix are fundraising for a four-disc Final Fantasy VI tribute album. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ocremix/a-4-disc-final-fantasy-6-album-from-oc-remix)

There's a lot of interest in video game music expressed in these forums, and OC Remix have long been very generous with a huge catalogue of free remixes of popular game music.

jaggers
07-12-2012, 03:05 AM
Jack Houston and the Necronauts seemed interesting, might be backing it. Thanks for the info.

Hey, you're welcome! The project dude said he's going to post a concept art update pretty soon (tomorrow morning U.S. time I think he said... which would be today since it's technically Thursday in most of the U.S. now).

I'm also backing Ouya... would love to see the Banner Saga on it. Anyone else here interested in actually developing for it? I'm pretty excited... I, and a couple of friends, were going to put together a game project (we've a few pretty neat ideas) and were considering development in the mobile space because that's really the only place you can break in anymore (XBL Indie Games, PSN, even Steam can be difficult to publish without already being published). But... now I'm considering shifting to Android as the primary platform (and porting for touch and console controller) and iOS as a secondary platform.

Any other prospective Ouya developers here?

lamaz
07-13-2012, 07:30 AM
I might play around with Ouya SDK, but I have no real interest spending my free time developing anything big. I'm more interested in the device as a multimedia box/hacking experiment anyway, that's why I'm not as concerned about the things people have raised about the project, plus there's still a lot of time to decide if the project is actually viable :)

Eberict
07-17-2012, 02:51 AM
I made a whole thread for it since I had a lot to say and it takes off from what I said in the Tabletop Gaming thread, but I'll repost it here: Shadows of Esteren (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1176616619/shadows-of-esteren). Stunning and beautiful and well-worth the click and read, :)

jaggers
07-29-2012, 11:54 PM
Hey, the Jack Houston and the Necronauts project finally got some nice press!!

'Jack Houston and the Necronauts' offers a hopeful sci-fi future envisioned by the 1950s (http://www.theverge.com/gaming/2012/7/29/3199105/jack-houston-and-the-necronauts-offers-a-hopeful-sci-fi-future)

Unfortunately, in the comments of the article, people are disappointed that there is not a demo... but the whole point is that Warbird Games (the tiny Texas studio responsible for the project) can't afford to produce the maquettes, sets, and do the pre-production (much less full-production) video footage required to stop-motion animate a demo. They need the Kickstarter funds to even begin (though there is some really short pre-alpha test footage in the pitch video, if you look closely). Anyway, the project is at $43K of $56K and pledges have kind of ground to a halt. It's frustrating, really...

lamaz
07-30-2012, 02:04 AM
http://www.sauropodstudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/BUILD.jpg

Castle Story (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/902505202/castle-story/posts/277466?ref=activity)is a new RTS/Minecraft Kickstarter project that reached its funding goal of 80,000$ in just 5 hours. The game has a brilliant idea, the tech looks promising, and there is already a playable prototype. Check it out :)

kincajou
07-30-2012, 06:14 AM
i backed castle story, had an eye on it since RPS first did a piece on them

Skitnik
08-03-2012, 02:33 AM
Remember Master of Magic ? Here's a project that claims to be it's spiritual successor :http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lucid-dreamers/empires-of-sorcery.
MoM is a favorite of mine, one of the best games ever created.

Kimberly
08-03-2012, 05:54 PM
If you were anything like me as a child, you spent countless hours on the Flash game, Motherload. Well, now there's Super Motherload (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/supermotherload/super-motherload)! Basically, it's Motherload designed as a full desktop game, with more upgrades, more plot, more art, more polish, etc. as well as a new multiplayer mode. I highly recommend just watching the video to give you an idea of what it'll be like.

Even if you didn't play Motherload, you might've played some of XGen Studios' other work, such as Stick RPG, Defend Your Castle, and Stick Arena.

Midnitte
08-04-2012, 10:04 PM
Shadowrun Online (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1964352341/shadowrun-online).

Midnitte
08-16-2012, 12:07 AM
Bump! Planetary Annihilation (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/659943965/planetary-annihilation-a-next-generation-rts) an RTS billing itself as a spiritual successor to Total Annihilation, I can't stop watching the part of the trailer where the asteroid is used to destroy the planet...

Darklord
09-01-2012, 05:04 PM
Hey Guys,

Have you seen the awesome Expeditions: Conquistador? I think it's something backers of The Banner Saga may love, so if you have a minute please take a look!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2128128298/expeditions-conquistador

Cheers,

Daniel.

Darklord
09-03-2012, 10:28 AM
RPGWatch has now written a preview for Expeditions: Conquistador, it's quite positive, so if anyone is unsure about the game, check it out!

http://www.rpgwatch.com/show/article?articleid=195&ref=0&id=505

Daniel.

Flickerdart
09-04-2012, 10:23 AM
Ooh, that looks nifty. Dropped $15 on Expeditions. They still have $10,000 to go, and not a lot of time in which to get it, so it might not even pan out and that would be sad indeed.

Skitnik
09-14-2012, 02:57 PM
Obsidian's kickstarter, Project Eternity, is up :http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/obsidian/project-eternity

Flickerdart
09-14-2012, 06:31 PM
What the hell does Obsidian need a Kickstarter for? They're already a major game development studio.

jaggers
09-15-2012, 02:38 AM
What the hell does Obsidian need a Kickstarter for? They're already a major game development studio.

Agreed. That one feels almost as abusive of Kickstarter as the Penny Arcade project, which was basically a giant embarrassing joke on Kickstarter itself. It's not like ARPG is a niche genre like old-school point-n-click adventure games, or certain cel animated turn-based, story-driven RPGs like a certain project we all love.

jaggers
09-15-2012, 02:52 AM
Attention adventure game fans! Do any of you remember a series of old-school adventure games called Broken Sword? They're built by a small adventure game studio in the UK called Revolution Software.

They've gone to Kickstarter to be able to fund a new Broken Sword adventure in 2D with 2.5D cel-shaded character animations, but with the old-school 2D charm of Broken Sword 1 & 2.

If you love adventure games, or are just curious, check out:

Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/165500047/broken-sword-the-serpents-curse-adventure)

They were favorites of mine in the 90's, and this time, they're committing to PC/Mac/Linux/Android/iOS, including super high resolution backgrounds and animations (to accommodate the iPad retina display).

Skitnik
09-15-2012, 05:08 AM
Obsidian is not as major as you may think...they're "surviving" most of the time. And working without publisher, without all the industry limitations and pressure might be a good reason to use kickstarter, even for an established studio...

Skitnik
09-16-2012, 09:04 AM
Arakion (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lavidimus/chris-taylors-arakion) looks interesting.

Skitnik
09-19-2012, 11:31 AM
Good news for the DRM-free crowd, Obsidian's Project Eternity (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/obsidian/project-eternity) is now offered on GOG.

Aaron
09-19-2012, 04:58 PM
Still, I must admit to feeling a bit let down that Obsidian went with a "typical" fantasy setting. It appears they're going to be taking a standard fantasy setting and fleshing it out more than most games do (e.g. different ethnic groups for the different races/species) rather than do a whole new setting and genre (science fiction anyone? :().

Also, no turn-based? You'd think that'd be a no brainer since they're directly pandering to hardcore PC WRPG fans. :)

At the very least, we will find out if their games' reputation for bugginess really has been caused by publisher constraints.

Echlir
09-20-2012, 09:44 AM
I'm starting to think that publishers are responsible for alot of problems/bugs games seem to have. An Obsidian example being Kotor II. Everything was fine until the end where it seemed like the dev team had been thrown into a situation right out of high school. Where you are on the final question of a test which you know the answer to but the teacher says you have 20 seconds left and you cobble together a bullshit answer as best you can and now you have no time to go back and check your work.

Illessa
09-20-2012, 11:21 AM
Conclave (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/10x10room/conclave) is into its last days and could really do with some love. They currently have a free beta up and running at http://www.playconclave.com

It’s a roleplay game, heavily inspired by tabletop, intended for those of us who enjoy D&D etc. but don’t have time to actually get around a table and roll some dice very regularly. To that end it’s primarily designed to be played in asynchronous multiplayer - teaming up with others and firing off your turns in coffee breaks and other spare moments. It also has decisions during the quests that the party can vote on - choose your own adventure stylee.

The beta is fairly basic (there’s tons of stuff they’re planning to implement, top of the list being animation, sound, more elaborate quests decisions and character customisation) The writing is really solid and the combat can get nice and tactical, and it’s easy to drop in and out of parties so I’ve been having a lot of fun just forming up different class combinations with various friends and experimenting!


Still, I must admit to feeling a bit let down that Obsidian went with a "typical" fantasy setting. It appears they're going to be taking a standard fantasy setting and fleshing it out more than most games do (e.g. different ethnic groups for the different races/species) rather than do a whole new setting and genre (science fiction anyone? :().

Yeah, I'm not exactly inspired thus far, hoping some updates that expand on what they're planning will ignite my enthusiasm. On the other hand, there have been a couple of hints about firearms and explosives, so it could be more 16th century-esque than medieval which would be neat. And from the way Josh Sawyer has been talking about it on SA and elsewhere, it sounds like they really want to dig into those classic fantasy archetypes and explore how they might actually come about, rather than just throwing in the same old tropes without any forethought.


What the hell does Obsidian need a Kickstarter for? They're already a major game development studio.

Given they had to have a round of layoffs a few months back, I don't think they're exactly flush with cash. Not to mention they're pretty much the poster-child for getting screwed by publishers. Sure if someone at Ubisoft has a passion project to do they can use their own damn money, but most mid-size studios that aren't directly attached to a publisher don't turn much of a profit.

Kickstarter 'aint just for unknowns (in fact the argument could be made that it's not best-suited to unknowns anyways, crowdsourcing without a crowd is hard), its also for projects that won't find the money anywhere else. I'd say a fantasy RPG with no sexy license or gimmicky hook, using a bunch of old school mechanics and with an aggressively anti-console stance (http://kotaku.com/5942307/the-people-behind-fallout-and-planescape-are-making-my-dream-rpg) fits that bill pretty well I think.

Monty
09-20-2012, 11:54 PM
I am so looking forward to this game Broken Sword 5.... and the rewards are GREAT !!

BlindAssassin
09-21-2012, 01:52 AM
Yeah I am really excited about this KS. I loved the old games! And it it quite amazing what they have done so far.


Attention adventure game fans! Do any of you remember a series of old-school adventure games called Broken Sword? They're built by a small adventure game studio in the UK called Revolution Software.

They've gone to Kickstarter to be able to fund a new Broken Sword adventure in 2D with 2.5D cel-shaded character animations, but with the old-school 2D charm of Broken Sword 1 & 2.

If you love adventure games, or are just curious, check out:

Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/165500047/broken-sword-the-serpents-curse-adventure)

They were favorites of mine in the 90's, and this time, they're committing to PC/Mac/Linux/Android/iOS, including super high resolution backgrounds and animations (to accommodate the iPad retina display).

Ratatoskr
09-21-2012, 10:10 AM
Me three. I am a sucker for beautiful adventure games and Broken Sword looks really good so far. Plus there's the nostalgia factor.

Midnitte
09-21-2012, 01:23 PM
Its not a kickstarter but bards tale is out on android! (Great game but very buggy on my tf700)

Flickerdart
09-22-2012, 03:58 PM
Pledged to Conclave, seems like a neat effort.

Edit: Hooray! They were barely over the goal, but they made it.

Lorddirk
09-28-2012, 10:31 AM
The ARMS Masters! (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/760823342/the-armsmasters-project-animated-short) It's a 2d animated TV show pilot that will also help create entertainment jobs in Detroit. They only need to raise another 3 or so grand.

Gendar
10-01-2012, 02:35 PM
Nexus 2 (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mostwanted/nexus-2-the-gods-awaken).

From the guys that brought us the first part.

And the first part, in my opinion, was and is the best tactical game in space.

I really like them to gather more because i waited for sequel right from the time i finished a first game, so approximately 7 years :)

jaggers
10-01-2012, 04:17 PM
Many of us here in the frozen north joined the Saga because of the promise of a striking and unexpected art direction. I thought I'd mention another, albeit very different, action/adventure project with RPG elements, whose art direction is also intriguing and quite unique. Lots of copy/paste following here...


Papier Adventure on Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spycraftstudios/papier-adventure)

Papier is a game that takes place in a world of paper, sketches and ink. Where imagination and adventure are everything!

The game immerses you and your character, a boy named Papier, into a world made of paper that combines the latest of game technology with the aesthetic of hand drawn surfaces. The outdoor scene at the end of the project video demonstrates the unique look and feel of the game world.


http://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/000/145/637/c5929b4a3a1c6de38e4e6fe37816dc1f_medium.png?134685 6724

While Papier's powers will be essential to success in this world, it is the choices you make that will have far reaching consequences for Papier, the characters he meets, and the unfolding of the world of paper.

The world and story of Papier is for those who really dig worlds of imagination and fantasy. We're super excited about the story, characters, visual style, and entertaining touches that will make this a special game to experience, and we can't wait to share it with you. If we were to mention influences to give you an idea of what to expect, they would be the work of Tim Burton, the whimsically portrayed Hans Christian Andersen (you know the one with Danny Kaye?), and Roald Dahl. You get the idea. All aboard the escapism express!

Here's a great interview with the project creators (http://alternativemagazineonline.co.uk/2012/09/27/interview-in-conversation-with-matt-mcardell-papier-kickstarter-spycraft-studios/)

Reddit AMA (http://www.reddit.com/r/kickstarter/comments/10qswq/iama_kickstarter_project_lead_for_papier/)

KTeleren
10-04-2012, 07:54 PM
Two kickstarters I think look really promising have started recently and seem to be doing fairly well. I would definitely recommend checking them out. First is Purge: Sins of Science a sci-fi strategy card game with some awesome art.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/924348132/purge-sins-of-science-the-1st-real-time-strategy-c

The second is Nova Praxis, a sci-fi roleplaying game.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/804836187/nova-praxis-a-transhuman-sci-fi-fate-role-playing?ref=users

Check one or both out!

Ratatoskr
10-24-2012, 09:29 AM
If anyone grew up playing the Quest for Glory Series like I did, the creators of that have another game project up on Kickstarter and could use some help: Hero-U (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1878147873/hero-u-rogue-to-redemption)
The style will be different than QFG but they're really good about answering questions and concerns in the comments, and it sounds like it will be a lot of fun whether you're an RPG or adventure game fan. And if they do well enough, we can get a series, where what you do in each game will actually carry into the next one as in the Banner Saga.

Greymist
10-25-2012, 02:56 AM
I found a great comic called Angel of Mercy on KickStarter and this is going to be my last pledge as I've spent too much money on other projects including this one

The artwork is fantastic and there are some great rewards offered.

At the moment the project has gone backwards as someone just pulled out, there are still 47 days to archive the required total which is only $4,500.

At this stage I don't see how it will succeed but it needs to otherwise a great comic will not be finished.

The link is here. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/389428422/angel-of-mercy-series-book-one)

Please have a look and if you are interested I'm on KickStarter as Tom Champion.

jaggers
10-25-2012, 10:12 PM
If anyone grew up playing the Quest for Glory Series like I did, the creators of that have another game project up on Kickstarter and could use some help: Hero-U (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1878147873/hero-u-rogue-to-redemption)
The style will be different than QFG but they're really good about answering questions and concerns in the comments, and it sounds like it will be a lot of fun whether you're an RPG or adventure game fan. And if they do well enough, we can get a series, where what you do in each game will actually carry into the next one as in the Banner Saga.

Agreed, this one is awesome. I loved the QfG games that I played... they were different, funny, and exciting. Also, Lori and Corey come on the comment thread and hang out with us all the time! It's a lot of fun :cool:

Ratatoskr
10-26-2012, 11:09 AM
Agreed, this one is awesome. I loved the QfG games that I played... they were different, funny, and exciting. Also, Lori and Corey come on the comment thread and hang out with us all the time! It's a lot of fun :cool:

You should play the whole series straight through sometime, there's nothing quite like taking your hero and customizing him and his history across all 5 games. Even if I don't end up getting a GOG code from the kickstarter I'm probably going to buy the 5-set and do just that.

jaggers
11-08-2012, 04:18 PM
New updates on the Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1878147873/hero-u-rogue-to-redemption)!

Linux support announced! (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1878147873/hero-u-rogue-to-redemption/posts/344017)

Concept rendering of an in-game screenshot, and new pitch video announced (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1878147873/hero-u-rogue-to-redemption/posts/344749)

Lastly, the project has reached 50% funding, with 12 days to go. Personally, I'm really stoked for Linux support :-D

sunburnedpenguin
11-09-2012, 02:23 PM
Quest for Glory series was great. The one disappointing thing about the Hero-U series is that character customisation will be quite limited. Locked-in name, locked-in class, locked-in gender, locked-in appearance. I think it will still be fun, but I'm not sure it will live up to QFG the way it's been described in the Kickstarter.

sunburnedpenguin
11-09-2012, 02:24 PM
Sui Generis looks REALLY promising and very unique! I'm shocked there hasn't been more support for it. Here's the Kickstarter page:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1473965863/sui-generis

Flickerdart
11-10-2012, 02:27 PM
Sui Generis looks REALLY promising and very unique! I'm shocked there hasn't been more support for it. Here's the Kickstarter page:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1473965863/sui-generis
Whoa. So pledged for that. This is like Neverwinter Nights meets Skyrim. How much is 20 pounds anyway?

Troll
11-10-2012, 06:29 PM
20 pounds should around 25 € / 32 $ I'd say.

Kimberly
11-11-2012, 11:01 AM
I know there's a lot of tabletop fans on the forums; do any of you like Ars Magica? There's a Kickstarter for an Ars Magica video game (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackchickenstudios/ars-magica-video-game) going on right now. With seven days to go and being only a quarter of the way there, they could really use the help.

If The Banner Saga is "King of Dragon Pass meets Oregon Trail", then this game is "King of Dragon Pass meets Ars Magica". Basically, you govern a covenant of mages, and have to make decisions that affect its prosperity and the fate of other covenants. It's mostly based on decision rather than statistics.

One of the interesting things about it is that they're being true to the creativity of the magic system in the tabletop game, and allow the same spells to be used in a flexible way. Spells can be used for fairly standard purposes (boosting X, blowing up Y) but can also have wacky effects, because players get to be creative in how they use spells--a destructive spell can be cast in battle for a straightforward damaging effect, but it can also be part of the plot: you can use it to tear down a wall, for example, or attack someone's mind with it.

AugustSnow
11-14-2012, 07:45 AM
Regarding sui generis mentioned earlier (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1473965863/sui-generis) -
This is absolutely amazing. I pledged too. looks kinda like the banner saga itself - lots of brand new ideas, not just a new good game with old formulas.

sunburnedpenguin
11-14-2012, 12:22 PM
Yup, I really hope they make it!

Ratatoskr
11-14-2012, 12:34 PM
Anyone who hasn't checked out http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1878147873/hero-u-rogue-to-redemption/comments
but is a fan of adventure games, rpg elements, rogues or linux totally should.
It's getting down to the wire and every little bit helps.

SharkSummoner
11-29-2012, 09:28 PM
Im not sure if any of you guys posted this yet but...
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/talesofgames/barkley-2-an-rpg-sequel-to-barkley-shut-up-and-jam?ref=category

Flickerdart
11-30-2012, 12:19 AM
Sui Generis made it! They had about 4 hours to spare when they passed the 150,000 pound mark, so it was cutting it really close.

Darkangel
12-09-2012, 12:32 PM
A promising game that's sadly lacking exposure and funding atm: Forsaken Fortress. Base building in a post apocalyptic world, party management (rpg elements), world exploration (group realtime combat), base defense (tower defense style): http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1317934609/forsaken-fortress?ref=live
The closest game i would compare it to, is the upcoming Dead State.

Flickerdart
01-20-2013, 02:54 PM
Time to dust off this thread for an Indiegogo campaign presented by Fair Trade Toronto, an organization for, well, fair trade, that is based in Toronto. It's rather a self-explanatory name. If you don't know why fair trade is a big deal, then you should check this campaign out, because it's for a beautifully-illustrated children's book (http://www.indiegogo.com/Liamsletters/x/1158005) about fair trade. If you do know why fair trade is a big deal, still check it out, because it's important and socially responsible and all that jazz.

Personally, I don't care about fair trade, because I am a horrible person. But a couple of the rewards include a super sweet knitted hat, and like any TF2 player, I can't resist limited edition headwear.

In the interest of full disclosure, I'm not involved with the campaign, but it's being run by one of my friends, who is doing it on a completely volunteer basis.

SharkSummoner
01-20-2013, 10:11 PM
Im suprised none of you have seen this yet http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gaspoweredgames/wildman-an-evolutionary-action-rpg?ref=live

I know it sounds weird and he dosnt show much but there hasnt been many intresting kickstarters for video games this month aside from this project. I hope Chris Taylor dosnt turn into another Peter Molnex and end up over-hyping this game into oblivion.

sweetjer
01-20-2013, 11:47 PM
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/01/19/gas-powered-facing-major-layoffs-may-halt-kickstarter/

this might be part of why it's not really picking up steam @ sharksummoner

GreenDread
01-21-2013, 12:09 AM
Unwritten: That which happened (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1599677835/unwritten-that-which-happened?ref=category) looks somewhat interesting. Like the Banner Saga SP it's about traveling, but in a completely different setting and overall more abstract.

SharkSummoner
01-21-2013, 12:24 AM
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/01/19/gas-powered-facing-major-layoffs-may-halt-kickstarter/

this might be part of why it's not really picking up steam @ sharksummoner

yeah i heard about that,that really sucks its always said when a talented development studio suffers problems like that.

stelly
02-06-2013, 06:42 AM
Has anyone seen this??

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/229423802/death-inc

Stelly

SharkSummoner
02-06-2013, 05:17 PM
@ Stelly Aw man I was gonna post that

Any way here is one real cool one I've seen recently

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1312036782/project-awakened

jorian
02-07-2013, 07:33 AM
@ Stelly Aw man I was gonna post that

Any way here is one real cool one I've seen recently

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1312036782/project-awakened
That one is amazing, but it also has an amazing funding goal, and an amazingly short time limit to reach it, I still hope the best for it. :)

jorian
02-12-2013, 03:15 AM
This is something I awaited since ages, but the game got postponed due to that stupid MMO. A sequel to the adventure games The Longest Journey and Dreamfall!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/redthread/dreamfall-chapters-the-longest-journey?ref=category

I wasn't this excited for a kickstarter project since a very long time, and I love how adventure games have their Renaissance thanks to crowdsourcing. :)

Tirean
02-12-2013, 02:59 PM
This is something I awaited since ages, but the game got postponed due to that stupid MMO. A sequel to the adventure games The Longest Journey and Dreamfall!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/redthread/dreamfall-chapters-the-longest-journey?ref=category


I wasn't this excited for a kickstarter project since a very long time, and I love how adventure games have their Renaissance thanks to crowdsourcing. :)

Such a fun and inventive game, hope they don't mess up on the 3rd installment.

bmacklin
02-18-2013, 09:33 PM
Be sure to check out the upcoming horror adventure title, Asylum.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/agustincordes/asylum-kickstart-the-horror

It's promising to be one of the scariest games ever. They're close to the goal but need your help!

There are videos, images, and even a playable demo. Also it should be noted the developers are making their in-house engine for the game, Dagon, open source for anyone to use.

If you're a fan of Lovecraftian horror, adventures, or just plain good storytelling, give them you consideration!

jaggers
02-21-2013, 01:59 AM
Be sure to check out the upcoming horror adventure title, Asylum.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/agustincordes/asylum-kickstart-the-horror

It's promising to be one of the scariest games ever. They're close to the goal but need your help!

There are videos, images, and even a playable demo. Also it should be noted the developers are making their in-house engine for the game, Dagon, open source for anyone to use.

If you're a fan of Lovecraftian horror, adventures, or just plain good storytelling, give them you consideration!

Correction... they have open-sourced their adventure game engine, already! They just put it upon github last week, and people are already checking it out. Asylum is also already Linux & Mac, as well as Windows, so it would be good for Mac & Linux gamers to go show their support there. Their up to $93K/$100K with a week to go, so it's a good time to jump on board :cool:

bmacklin
02-24-2013, 01:43 AM
Correction... they have open-sourced their adventure game engine, already! They just put it upon github last week, and people are already checking it out. Asylum is also already Linux & Mac, as well as Windows, so it would be good for Mac & Linux gamers to go show their support there. Their up to $93K/$100K with a week to go, so it's a good time to jump on board :cool:

And now funded! Four days left to stretch it out and help them make what's going to be a great adventure horror.

anevilyak
03-06-2013, 09:36 AM
For those who are interested and/or were fans of Planescape: Torment back in the day, this just went live this morning: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/torment-tides-of-numenera
. Have to say, this has me pretty excited.

Kord
03-06-2013, 09:47 AM
Updated my journal.

Midnitte
03-06-2013, 11:45 AM
For those who are interested and/or were fans of Planescape: Torment back in the day, this just went live this morning: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/torment-tides-of-numenera
. Have to say, this has me pretty excited.

Backed this, cant wait. I love the way he remarks on publishers in his videos. hehe.

Floyd Ryan
03-07-2013, 06:00 AM
This is some remarkable skyrocketing performance Torment is pulling off. $1.6M in about 20 hours. Kudos to Mr. Fargo and friends. With all the gem's from KS it seems there's a promising future ahead.

Midnitte
03-07-2013, 01:31 PM
To back away from gamecentric kickstarters, anyone interested in a thermometer for their phone (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/robocat/thermodo-the-tiny-thermometer-for-mobile-devices?ref=home_popular)? =p

Floyd Ryan
03-19-2013, 08:35 AM
If someone is interested in a spiritual successor to Battle Isle style games (TBS), here you go:
Battle Worlds: Kronos (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kingartgames/battle-worlds-kronos-turn-based-strategy-revisited)

Puddingpie
04-09-2013, 11:11 PM
I'm pretty psyched for Planet Explorers (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1757963851/planet-explorers), a sci-fi sandbox game with settlement building, custom weapon and vehicle creation, negotiating diplomacy with sentient aliens, and fending off weird xeno-creatures.

There's an open alpha (http://www.pathea.net/). You can also vote for it on Steam Greenlight (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=129199308).

trisenk
06-01-2013, 12:36 PM
Double Fine's second Kickstarter project, MASSIVE CHALICE, and not an adventure game:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/doublefine/double-fines-massive-chalice



If turn-based tactics and feudal fantasy had a lovechild, and that offspring founded a mighty century-spanning dynasty, it would be MASSIVE CHALICE.

We're inspired by classic tactical strategy games like X-COM, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Fire Emblem, as well as Game of Thrones’ array of noble families. With these influences in mind we’re creating an epic, replayable turn-based tactics game where you train generations of heroes to repel a demonic invasion.


Shut up and take my money :cool:

Rensei
06-01-2013, 12:46 PM
We're inspired by classic tactical strategy games like X-COM, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Fire Emblem, as well as Game of Thrones’ array of noble families. With these influences in mind we’re creating an epic, replayable turn-based tactics game where you train generations of heroes to repel a demonic invasion.

Oh shiiiiiii Stoic needs to hurry :/

raven2134
06-01-2013, 09:43 PM
It's scheduled for Sept 2014 tho.

Wildax
06-09-2013, 06:44 AM
I could suppose you like art and maybe adventures. :)
A Vampyre Story Year One kickstarter from ex-Lucas artist Bill Tiller
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/876324751/a-vampyre-story-year-one

Puddingpie
07-17-2013, 05:01 AM
(can't I delete my own accidental double post?)

Puddingpie
07-17-2013, 05:10 AM
Liege, a tactical RPG in the classic JRPG high medieval tradition.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/codagames/liege

Even though it's not Viking-like at all, it promises a lot of what attracts me to the Banner Saga: compelling mature story and psychological depth within a stunning medieval fantasy backdrop, military command of people with diverse motives and shifting perspectives, challenging tactical combat, and lush hand-drawn art. It's really shaping up to feel like Game of Thrones meets Final Fantasy.

Aleonymous
07-17-2013, 06:08 AM
Liege, a tactical RPG in the classic JRPG high medieval tradition.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/codagames/liege

Even though it's not Viking-like at all, it promises a lot of what attracts me to the Banner Saga: compelling mature story and psychological depth within a stunning medieval fantasy backdrop, military command of people with diverse motives and shifting perspectives, challenging tactical combat, and lush hand-drawn art. It's really shaping up to feel like Game of Thrones meets Final Fantasy.

I like it, but will look into it more closely later. Thanks Puddingpie! ;)

roder
07-17-2013, 07:15 AM
Double Fine's second Kickstarter project, MASSIVE CHALICE, and not an adventure game:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/doublefine/double-fines-massive-chalice


Do you think they'll do multiplayer for this game, they said its focused on singleplayer but they said they'll try it if they go much over their goal (which I think they have).

trisenk
07-17-2013, 10:08 AM
Do you think they'll do multiplayer for this game, they said its focused on singleplayer but they said they'll try it if they go much over their goal (which I think they have).
AFAIK multiplayer is not planned, definitely not in the first release funded with Kickstarter money.

Slimsy Platypus
08-18-2013, 09:27 PM
Check out this KS with 22 days to go... StarCraft Universe! (more developed "World of StarCraft" mod)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/747939120/starcraft-universe

If you ever heard about the "World of StarCraft" mod some dude made with the StarCraft II editor you will already be somewhat familiar with this. Basically, some dude took the SCII editor and created a small scoped WoW clone in the SC universe, but single player. Now he's using kickstarter to raise funds to adapt the mod into the original large scoped vision of the game. Pretty cool stuff.

Also, there is a Blizzard hosted mini series of sorts called "StarCraft II Arcade Highlights" that just had some coverage on the existing mod that you can go and play right now. If you are not familiar with StarCraft II Arcade, basically it is a place for any old guy to host their creations they have made with the StarCraft editor (basically it's a Blizzard sponsored area where anyone who has built a game can get some visibility to the SCII public and play it). You can check the video of that coverage out below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AiXBV62e68&feature=youtu.be

I'm not huge into MMOs, but I'd be lying if I said I haven't played everything they produced post Sega Genesis years. It's not 100% up my alley but it's neat none the less.

Cheers!

CoolHand
09-05-2013, 03:11 PM
Well, I'm really Looking forward to this URL: http://youtu.be/KNXh3CU4sX4
You can also download a Demo for it too.

Slimsy Platypus
09-26-2013, 12:29 AM
Another interesting one: Citizens of Earth

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/499609193/citizens-of-earth-a-modern-rpg?ref=category

It's a classic RPG that reminds me of Suikoden due to its apparent huge allotment of characters you can put on your team. It already has a working demo available, and has a pretty unique look. It definitely looks indie, but has deterred from the standard indie pixelated look (which is beginning to feel overdone in modern indie and mobile releases). The look is unique, and being a RPG junkie growing up (and loving loving loving Suikoden I and II), the prospects of Citizens of Earth are pretty appealing.

Javaman
10-05-2013, 09:43 PM
Here's a great boardgame that's just started; The 8th Day (http://http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2145915185/the-8th-day).

https://scontent-b-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1234266_700782629950861_2038920199_n.jpg

Help Save Humanity! It's a great semi-cooperative miniature combat game. The premise is that in the near future, aliens have invaded Earth for conquest and The military of Earth is fighting back in the cities.

It's fast-paced, turn-based combat, with a modular tileset for replay value and number of preset missions. One player runs the aliens and the others run the soldiers. You can run the same soldier over multiple missions, gaining rank and abilities, which in turn increases the difficulty of the missions. I've actually playetested it myself and I'd describe it as sort of Space Hulk meets Battle of Los Angeles. Easy to learn, quick action and a ton of fun! Check it out!

Rymdkejsaren
10-10-2013, 07:11 AM
Considering the art style, a lot of Banner Saga groupies may like this Kickstarter, although the gameplay is completely different. Nevertheless it looks absolutely awesome.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hinterlandgames/the-long-dark-a-first-person-post-disaster-surviva

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Aleonymous
10-13-2013, 04:26 AM
Although not kickstarted yet... The Darkest Dungeon (http://www.darkestdungeon.com/game/). In its FAQ section it mentions about starting a KS later on.

http://www.darkestdungeon.com/media/1018/Wallpaper_Ruins_New.jpg


Darkest Dungeon is a hard-core RPG about the stresses of dungeon crawling. You will lead a band of four heroes on a perilous side-scrolling descent, dealing with a prodigious number of threats to their bodily health, and worse, a relentless assault on their mental fortitude! Five hundred feet below the earth you will not only fight unimaginable foes, but famine, disease, and the stress of the ever-encroaching dark. Darkest Dungeon focuses on the humanity and psychological vulnerability of the heroes and asks: What emotional toll does a life of adventure take?

Darkest Dungeon is not a game where every hero wins the day with shiny armor and a smile. It is a game about hard trade-offs, nearly certain demise, and heroic acts. Prepare to experience an RPG like nothing you have played before.

I find the idea of keeping track of your characters' mental health interesting, especially in such highly demanding environments like dungeons filled with dead unfriendly... things :D

Rymdkejsaren
10-15-2013, 03:52 AM
Yes I saw this on RPS, it certainly looks promising. I am all into the comic-book looking stuff now (thanks Stoic!). Playing The Wolf Among Us currently, which I can also recommend!

Skitnik
11-07-2013, 05:27 AM
Here's something for oldschool RPG lovers : Deathfire (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/g3studios/deathfire-ruins-of-nethermore)

If you don't know who Guido Henkel is, just check the Realms of Arkania trilogy (available at GOG.com).
And Planescape : Torment. The person posing as the nameless one on the box cover is, well, Guido.

Aleonymous
11-07-2013, 06:05 AM
Thanks Skitnik. Looks interesting, for old-school RPGamers. Reals of Arkania were good games too and, no need to talk about Torment :)

EDIT: Corrected // btw -- Your link to KS behaves kinda weird, perhaps there's a ":" missing? Better loose the http// completely (or an admin can do it for you...)

Skitnik
11-07-2013, 06:18 AM
Thanks, Aleonymous, link corrected.

renamai
11-08-2013, 06:39 PM
http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/bb/e6/50/bbe650e8246c9befd1773c7a7778eb4f.jpg


Graywalkers: Purgatory (http://kck.st/1eJmrQs) is the first in a series of Emergent Strategic and Tactical Turn-based 3D Role-Playing Game set in a stylish supernatural post-apocalyptic world, where parts of Heaven, Hell and Earth have merged together in an event called "The Rupture".

In this game, you play the prophesied leader of the Graywalkers, 36 Hidden Ones who walk the line between the darkness and the light. It is your task to gather them all, unite the the chaotic lands of Purgatory under one banner, and lead the war to reclaim the world for humanity.

It's a good game for grinders and has a wide variety of quests.

Classicsmiley
11-11-2013, 01:35 PM
For old-school fans of Myst and Riven, Cyan is kickstarting a brand new game. It's only got a few days left, and still needs some help to get up to their funding goal.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cyaninc/obduction
http://obductiongame.com/kickstarter/Farmhouse-LG.png
http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/cyaninc/obduction/minichart.png (http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/cyaninc/obduction/)

Aleonymous
02-12-2014, 08:57 AM
Although not kickstarted yet... The Darkest Dungeon (http://www.darkestdungeon.com/game/). In its FAQ section it mentions about starting a KS later on.

http://www.darkestdungeon.com/media/1018/Wallpaper_Ruins_New.jpg

I find the idea of keeping track of your characters' mental health interesting, especially in such highly demanding environments like dungeons filled with dead unfriendly... things :D

Kickstarter champaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1460250988/darkest-dungeon-by-red-hook-studios?ref=live) is up for this one (thanks raven2134 for the heads up ;)). They already got their $75K goal with 29 days to go...

Kuba
02-12-2014, 09:41 AM
Actually I am considering backing this one. Its art style reminds me Mike Mignola a lot :).

Aleonymous
02-12-2014, 12:11 PM
Actually I am considering backing this one.

Me too. It will be nice to see a game that treats dungeon-crawling and demon/undead/horror-fighting in a realistic way! I hope it won't be too scary, so that chickens like me can play it at night :o (I don't like horror/thriller movies at all...)

Rymdkejsaren
02-13-2014, 05:00 AM
Yeh I came here to post about the Darkest Dungeon. It looks awesome, the team seems to bring the same kind of dedication as Stoic. And that is saying something! I have backed it and I really look forwards to see how it turns out.

Oktober
02-13-2014, 04:52 PM
Ah ha ha ha I also came here to post about the Darkest Dungeon. (Hey, Rymd!)

Please contribute! Lots of exciting stretch goals on the horizon, and the game seriously looks tailor made for the Banner Saga crowd!

roder
02-26-2014, 03:03 PM
Darkest Dungeon looks awesome. Havent backed a game before, is it usual that they dont post estimated release dates?

I'll probably jump into it when it's in its Early Access stage, but will keep an eye out for it. Another ks-game that is close to full release is Age of Decadence which I'm really looking forward to.

Rymdkejsaren
03-17-2014, 04:38 AM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/keithlee/duelyst

Turn-based strategy for competative play that looks very interesting.

Aleonymous
03-17-2014, 05:03 AM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/keithlee/duelyst

Turn-based strategy for competative play that looks very interesting.

Thanks RK. Raven brought it to our attention, in the chat, a week ago. Seems like it just got funded, with another 20+ days to go. It's not really my cup of tea (competitive play), but I like the pixel-art and the design/setting. But, the $20 for the game seem a little too much... TBS was $10!

Rymdkejsaren
03-17-2014, 09:14 AM
I love competative play and games that are made for it myself, and pixel art is a big plus. $20 seems to be the standard for most basic levels on kickstarters these days, I have actually supported three lately at that level. Here is another one that sound very interesting:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1206403106/chaos-reborn-from-the-creator-of-the-original-x-co

quartex
03-17-2014, 10:35 AM
Thanks for the link Rymdkejsaren. $20 is the standard base level for most videogames I see on kickstarter these days. I recently backed Darkest Dungeon and Unsung Story, which had base levels around $20.

Aleonymous
03-17-2014, 11:45 AM
$20 seems to be the standard for most basic levels on kickstarters these days


$20 is the standard base level for most videogames I see on kickstarter these days. I recently backed Darkest Dungeon and Unsung Story, which had base levels around $20.

Indeed. DD opened at $15, as did Duelyst. But, the latter called that tier "Early Bird" and thus forced late-comers to get into the $20 tier... Humm Hummm...

About the emerging pixel-art trend: I like it, mostly for nostalgia's sake. I also believe that it implicitly forces a game to have good gameplay in order to survive the competition... However, I do agree somewhat with the "scepticals" that suggest that it is a cheap trick to cut down on visual-art budget... What do you think?

Rymdkejsaren
03-17-2014, 12:01 PM
Well there is good pixel art and bad pixel art. Making it look good with animations is no small task.

Besides, would you rather have a game with good game-play and pixel art, or no game at all? It seems like a good way to cut down development cost for smaller studios is to use a simpler graphics style. Paradoxically, limiting what the graphics are capable of delivering on a visual level also makes it easier to implement more complex game mechanics. If you do not have to make advanced 3D animations and make 3D objects interact with each other for each mechanic you implement that means you have much more swinging room.

Aleonymous
03-17-2014, 01:11 PM
Paradoxically, limiting what the graphics are capable of delivering on a visual level also makes it easier to implement more complex game mechanics. If you do not have to make advanced 3D animations and make 3D objects interact with each other for each mechanic you implement that means you have much more swinging room.

Is there anything more complex than interacting game mechanics in 3D? :D Just kidding, I understand what you mean, and it's more-or-less what I wanted to say with the phrase "implicitly forces a game to have good gameplay".

DThrasher
03-27-2014, 09:48 PM
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today is the awkward title of an intriguing, dark point-and-click adventure game currently on Kickstarter. I love the stark, angular art style.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/001/730/461/aa2911907aad1152c9eb10a18eaebb80_large.jpg?1394472 510

The Great Wave, a world-shaking catastrophe, has plunged humanity back into the dark ages. A mysterious plague spreads over the land, granting people psychic powers... before dissolving them. You play Michael, a "Blankhead" who can remember nothing of his past, and little of the events surrounding The Great Wave.

Check out the playable demo on the Dead Synchronicity Kickstarter page (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fictiorama/dead-synchronicity-tct-a-dark-point-and-click-adve). (There's an extended demo available for project backers.)

roder
04-09-2014, 01:06 AM
I love competative play and games that are made for it myself, and pixel art is a big plus. $20 seems to be the standard for most basic levels on kickstarters these days, I have actually supported three lately at that level. Here is another one that sound very interesting:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1206403106/chaos-reborn-from-the-creator-of-the-original-x-co

Great catch! I am also really into competitive play, especially online squad-based pvp games. Although, chaos reborn does have asynchronous battles, and I'm not really liking that aspect. I actually came to post about DUELYST (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/keithlee/duelyst) but I guess someone caught it first xD I found it on steam greenlight.

If anyone else has games that are very pro-competitive online PVP, and are squad-based, please recommend, I'd love to check it out.

P.S. Quick question - can I pay via paypal for kickstarting?

Aleonymous
04-09-2014, 01:37 AM
P.S. Quick question - can I pay via paypal for kickstarting?

Please correct me, but I think that PP is not a payment method for KS. The primary model is linked with an Amazon account & payment methods -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kickstarter#Model . That said, some projects give you the chance to support them with PP (during or, usually, after the main-campaign), but you probably don't get all that "green-hipster-ness" that regular KS backers get :)

Rymdkejsaren
04-09-2014, 06:39 AM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/leagueofgeeks/armello-bringing-tabletop-adventures-to-life

Another TBS game, and with some really pretty cartoon sequences (where have I seen that before?).

balnoisi
04-09-2014, 09:28 AM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/leagueofgeeks/armello-bringing-tabletop-adventures-to-life

Another TBS game, and with some really pretty cartoon sequences (where have I seen that before?).

i'm not too much into this specific kind of board/pc games but wow, this one looks really accomplished. and i'm not talking about the cutscenes which are neat too.

Aleonymous
09-21-2014, 03:55 AM
Is it my impression, or has the rate of new video-game entries into KS dropped considerably over the last months? Maybe the first fruits of such projects (published typically within 2014) didn't meet the public's expectations? Lets take me as an example: After I came to know TBS (spring of 2013), I started checking other games to back because I regretted missing TBS's KS campaign; there's now ~5 in my list, including a 2 more games that I "backed" using Humble-Bundle widgets, after their KS had ended. I recall that there was some projects I kinda liked, but had to choose other, better, ones. Now, I only find relatively low-quality entries... What's your take on this?

Aleonymous
09-26-2014, 03:22 AM
Here's an upcoming one, with more than just a TBS flavor to its battle system: BEDLAM (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/skyshinegames/bedlam?ref=category). Looks interesting...

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quartex
09-26-2014, 07:14 PM
Looks a bit like FTL with turn-based combat. I don't expect the combat to be as nuanced or complicated as The Banner Saga, but the theme looks like fun and I like the idea of being able to control how you explore the bedlam. I already backed the game, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they'll do okay. I doubt they will raise as much as Stoic did, but they're lacking the really good artwork and then unique theme. I see a lot more post-apocalyptic games (like Wasteland 2) than viking themed games.

loveboof
09-29-2014, 03:12 PM
Yeah, that looks interesting! Apparently it uses the 'Banner Saga engine' - not sure what that actually means for the game, but I'm intrigued... :)

Aleonymous
09-30-2014, 02:09 AM
Yeah, that looks interesting! Apparently it uses the 'Banner Saga engine' - not sure what that actually means for the game, but I'm intrigued... :)

From the looks of it, I believe the so-called 'TBS engine' includes (but is not limited to):

1. Isometric "top view" tactical turn-based combat between two teams (of roughly 6 units each)
2. Square-tile grid/board (size ~16x16), allowing for 1x1 and 2x2 sized units
3. Parallaxing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallax) background/foreground, when camera pans
*. I believe they'd also inherit a variant of the stats system (ASWEB), rank/class/ability system and movement/attack-range system

Yellow
09-30-2014, 05:36 AM
Here's an upcoming one, with more than just a TBS flavor to its battle system: BEDLAM (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/skyshinegames/bedlam?ref=category). Looks interesting...

https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/002/563/173/428a92d1b93415a87a60a42607070ab7_large.gif?1410361 145

https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/002/631/358/d0b9651992786758434ed35fc8bef907_large.jpg?1411516 098

Cheers for sharing, i actually went ahead and backed that! My first ever backed project!

I hope the devs there do not repeat the same mistakes Stoic has made, and the game does not follows the same "poor post-release treatment" path that The Banner Saga has followed so far..

loveboof
10-01-2014, 03:19 PM
From the looks of it, I believe the so-called 'TBS engine' includes (but is not limited to):

1. Isometric "top view" tactical turn-based combat between two teams (of roughly 6 units each)
2. Square-tile grid/board (size ~16x16), allowing for 1x1 and 2x2 sized units
3. Parallaxing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallax) background/foreground, when camera pans
*. I believe they'd also inherit a variant of the stats system (ASWEB), rank/class/ability system and movement/attack-range system

Ah ok, thanks for the info! I'll definitely keep an eye on this one :)

Aleonymous
10-01-2014, 04:23 PM
It's just stuff I "extracted" from looking at these KS pictures and reading through the material, nothing more... I have an eye on this one too :)

Aleonymous
10-03-2014, 05:49 AM
Is it my impression, or has the rate of new video-game entries into KS dropped considerably over the last months? Maybe the first fruits of such projects (published typically within 2014) didn't meet the public's expectations? Lets take me as an example: After I came to know TBS (spring of 2013), I started checking other games to back because I regretted missing TBS's KS campaign; there's now ~5 in my list, including a 2 more games that I "backed" using Humble-Bundle widgets, after their KS had ended. I recall that there was some projects I kinda liked, but had to choose other, better, ones. Now, I only find relatively low-quality entries... What's your take on this?

This Kotaku article on the topic discussed above: "Kickstarter Made Less Money, Funded Fewer Games in 2014" (http://kotaku.com/kickstarter-made-less-money-funded-fewer-games-in-2014-1641582406)

JackJammer
10-03-2014, 08:41 AM
it think it sure would help, if you could be backer by paying with other methods than credit card, that sure would help :/ i for example would like to back bedlam, but have no means without credit card :/

quartex
10-20-2014, 01:22 PM
The "Bedlam" kickstarter project just announced the $65 digital collector's edition features a Ghost Dozer being driven by a Ghost Varl , in a crossover promotion with The Banner Saga: "Arnie Jorgensen, Art Director at Stoic is currently working on the concept art for the Ghost Varl Veteran Crew Member and Captain the Ghost Dozer!! We’ve seen the initial sketch and it’s gonna knock your banners off!"

They're in their final days, just $17,000 short of their kickstarter goal. More info at:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/skyshinegames/bedlam/posts/1023519

I also want to put another plug in for "The Which Sleeps" the turn based strategy game where you play a sleeping evil being which is slowly awakening and trying to conquer the world, through subterfuge, deceit and corruption, before hte powers of good realize what's going on and form a alliance to stop you. Basically play as Sauron in Lord of the Rings. It has achieved a lot of stretch goals and is in it's final hours.

More info at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kingdinosaurgames/that-which-sleeps

Aleonymous
10-21-2014, 02:15 AM
I also want to put another plug in for "The Which Sleeps" the turn based strategy game where you play a sleeping evil being which is slowly awakening and trying to conquer the world, through subterfuge, deceit and corruption, before hte powers of good realize what's going on and form a alliance to stop you. Basically play as Sauron in Lord of the Rings. It has achieved a lot of stretch goals and is in it's final hours. More info at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kingdinosaurgames/that-which-sleeps

Haha, quite an original idea there, playing the villain and trying to thwart heroic attempts against you :) Thanks for mentioning it quartex. I don't think I will back it, but I'll keep it in my shortlist!

Aleonymous
01-23-2015, 06:57 AM
Here's an unlikely blend of game-types, presented in this retro-romantic pixel visual theme that's so popular on indie games lately: Starr Mazer by Imagos Softworks (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/imagosfilms/starr-mazer) (totally un-viking and un-TBS! :p)

https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/003/172/095/82905a828bb2b6e1f1be6f043fb9f6e7_large.png?1421924 453

Aleonymous
01-25-2015, 08:43 AM
And another pixel-art game (sorry for that :o) that looks interesting: Children of Morta by Dead Mage (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/deadmage/children-of-morta). This time its "a story-driven hack ‘n slash roguelike game which will involve you in the adventures of the Bergson family."

https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/003/162/930/62cc318556d9d58b0d84a4386fbabb75_large.png?1421765 354

Arnie
01-30-2015, 07:47 PM
That is one pretty game. Thanks for linking!

Aleonymous
02-18-2015, 03:39 AM
Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire (by Whale Hammer Games) (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/whalehammergames/tahira-echoes-of-the-astral-empire-turn-based-tact) is an episodic turn-based tactics RPG set on a world that has fallen into a medieval dark age after the collapse of space faring civilization.

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/_Nq0LFoe6Ps/maxresdefault.jpg

It just went live. Looks like a nice turn-based tactics RPG that bears a lot of similarities with The Banner Saga, but has an "oriental" feel to it, as opposed to the "scandinavian" feel of TBS. here's their website: http://www.tahiragame.com/. I think I'll back it :)

quartex
06-12-2015, 01:13 PM
I want to point people to "Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption", which is in it's final days. It's an RPG/adventure game being created by the couple who made the Quest For Glory Sierra adventure games back in the 90's. It looks like a neat mix of classic adventure puzzle with some creative combat (where use of items and traps is as important as your fighting ability). Conversations with fellow students and relationships looks to be an important part of the game as well.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/transolargames/hero-u-adventure-role-playing-game

Aleonymous
06-21-2015, 09:48 AM
Thanks for that, quartex! I didn't see your post in time to support the game, but I am glad it made it :) I loved Sierra's classic QFG games and this one seems to have some of that spark. Also, I couldn't help to notice that they kinda fused it with the "Harry Potter" theme (wizard school etc), which I don't mind at all ;)

quartex
06-22-2015, 08:21 AM
Just to clarify, Hero-U is being designed by Lori and Corey Cole, the same people who designed the Quest for Glory games from the 90's, so they definitely have a lot of experience making adventure/RPG games. Also, they are still accepting donations via PayPal on their webpage. (you can pre-order the game for $25 and they are still hoping to hit a few more stretch goals) Here's a link: http://hero-u.com/

stoicmom
07-02-2015, 11:49 AM
Backed Candle through kickstarter :D Release date : August 25, 2015 Watch for it!!

Aleonymous
08-07-2015, 09:00 AM
Here's another fantasy RPG from ex-BioWare devs :D -- Mooncrest (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/350275419/mooncrest-former-bioware-devs-fuse-story-and-tacti)


Mooncrest is a single-player, story-based fantasy RPG, with a focus on real-time tactical combat, cinematic conversations, and challenging puzzles. KnightMayor’s premiere title features:


A Story of Sisterhood: An immersive story of fellowship where the interactions with your wayward companion propel you on an adventure of intrigue.
"Souls-style" Combat: Engage in real-time combat where your wits will matter as much as your reflexes.
Challenging Puzzle Solving: Tease your brain with puzzles that favor logic and reward your cleverness.

Mooncrest is brought to you by a seasoned team of former BioWare and pen-and-paper game designers. We have more than 20 years of combined game development experience and our goal is to bring back the single player, story-driven experiences we loved in the past.

We're bringing Mooncrest to Kickstarter because we suspect we're not the only ones that miss this kind of game. We want to involve you in the development process; your feedback is necessary in making Mooncrest the best game that it can possibly be.

http://www.mooncrestrpg.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/KeyArt5-4.jpg

EDIT -- Their KS campaign was unceremoniously ended one week after launch, reaching only 10% of their (apparently) too ambitious $400K goal :rolleyes:

Aleonymous
08-26-2015, 09:01 AM
Well, this one doesn't need a lot of introductions -- Divinity: Original Sin 2 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/larianstudios/divinity-original-sin-2).

http://larian.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/DOS2_LarianLargeBanner_1920x6002.jpg

Larian has a reputation for cheesy titles (e.g. "Divine Divinity") and "Original Sin 2" is no exception :p But, in any case, the original game ("Original Sin 1") had made quite a sensation, inspired from classic RPGs like Ultima VII and the like, and this one is quite ambitious as well. It seems to be going fairly well for day#1!

spicykorean
08-27-2015, 09:49 PM
Ironic. :)

Aleonymous
11-21-2015, 05:09 AM
The Great Whale Road (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sunburnedgames/the-great-whale-road/) by Sunburned Games [Official site (http://www.the-great-whale-road.com/)] is currently on Kickstarter. It has a LOT of similarities with the TBS (RPG, turn-based battles, Renown etc) but, it's somewhat historically focused on Vikings rather than fiction/fantasy...

http://static1.squarespace.com/static/55647064e4b0658666cf47e3/t/56509165e4b02ba778f9fc05/1448120679183/?format=750w

And a video from the turn-based tactical combat system:
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Kuba
11-23-2015, 10:23 AM
Looks interesting, combat could be pretty deep. I don't like those half statues without legs, it looks kind of weird. I am not sure they will manage to get this funded, they have almost week in campaign, but only nearly ten percent collected. I wish them good luck, but it might be hard to get all the money before Christmas.

Aleonymous
11-23-2015, 10:47 AM
Yes, these "three-quarter" sprites are really weird to look upon :confused: I wonder why they choce this style, instead of standard choices like full-height (100%) or portrait or face (50% or 25% height).

Here's a demo of their battle system: http://www.the-great-whale-road.com/development-taster/ (currently Windows only)

Kuba
11-24-2015, 05:22 AM
Downloading it now, probably will check it on weekend.

spicykorean
11-26-2015, 09:44 AM
The animation of the seagull flying across the screen is so bad. Looked like the seagull was skating across the ship's floor. :)

Yellow
11-29-2015, 10:24 AM
It looks somewhat interesting, the viking settings, the more historically/realistic focused story, the art style, etc however i really dislike the lack of movement and battle/combat animations. I have never been one who really likes card games, and this is just too similar to the eye.

Aleonymous
12-03-2016, 03:09 PM
I just wanted to bring up a bunch of upcoming Tactical RPGs that currently I'm playing, beta-testing or following:

1. The Great Whale Road (http://store.steampowered.com/app/464830/) by Sunburned Games. Really interesting re-mix of what we like in The Banner Saga, but from a more historical viking perspective. Tactical combat is not bad either, but it's still under development so many things are not set in stone yet. TGWR failed its Kickstarter goal, but devs kept pushing on and they're slowly but steadily building their game.

2. Sword Legacy: Omen (http://www.swordlegacy.com/?lang=en) by a small Brazilian indie studio. Seems like a re-mix of Arthurian legend/adventure, with XCOM-like tactical turn-based combat "on-the-go", somewhat like Shadowrun or Divinity games (where the regular board you're walking on turns into a grid when enemies show up). The game will hit Steam Greenlight/Early-Access soonish; they are currently in alpha phase and are looking for feedback on a short (~30 min) segment of their game. If you're interested to try the alpha demo, do contact them via their social networks, e.g. Twitter (https://twitter.com/swordlegacy).

3. Ash of Gods: Redemption (https://ashofgods.com/), from Moscow devs Aurum Dust, is heavily inspired by The Banner Saga (mostly in terms of artwork) and isn't shy in displaying it! The story/world is of course totally different as is their claim on (a) an all-new approach to tactical combat and (b) rogue-like story telling. They also throw a few more appealing stuff in the mix, like "adaptive AI" or a light PVP-mode as a test-platform for the main game (just like Factions!). They're gonna go Kickstarter at some point and of course target PC platform mainly. Do check their FAQ and their combat prototype (quite raw yet) (http://game.aurumdust.com/).

4. Wartile (http://store.steampowered.com/app/404200/) is about miniature-looking sprites/units fighting in real-time! Gorgeous 3D computer graphics on this one, but not sure how the game actually plays. I'm hoping to grab a "ticket" to their closed beta... I found out that its devs (Playwood Project Aps) cancelled their KS campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/739372650/wartile?ref=nav_search) midway.

5. Sacred Fire (https://www.sacredfiregame.com/) by PoeticStudio, is an interesting take on narration-based RPG and event-handling via "motives, ideas, feelings"; combat is similarly unconventional. I'm really curious to see where this goes. The game's trailer features narration by the actor that made Geralt's (Witcher 3) voice :) A Kickstarter is planned for March 2017, so stay tuned.

What do you think? :)

Yellow
12-04-2016, 10:08 AM
I regreat so much backing Skyshine's Bedlam!!! Anyways, you guys should try out The Dwarves (https://www.gog.com/game/dwarves_the), it had a very successfull kicktarter run and recently was released to great critical aclaim. I have been playing it lately and its really good, i havent read the novels its based on however.

Aleonymous
12-04-2016, 10:31 AM
I regreat so much backing Skyshine's Bedlam!!!

Why that? Also, thanks for the tip on "The Dwarves"; doesn't look like the game I'm likely to play (soon), but it seems well made!

Yellow
12-05-2016, 08:48 AM
Why that? Also, thanks for the tip on "The Dwarves"; doesn't look like the game I'm likely to play (soon), but it seems well made!

Unfulfilled Kickstarter promisses, lack of comunication and anty-consumer atitude from part of the developers... and the game itself being flawed to say the best... A real shame how things turned out.

Aleonymous
12-05-2016, 12:06 PM
Well, that's an example of how many things can go badly, even when a game is starting "leveraged"! I am referring to Skyshine: (a) not having to work on the game-engine as it was made by Stoic and (b) enjoying an eager player-base that wants to play the same combat system, in a sci-fi setting with a roguelike gameplay. I didn't follow it so closely, neither have I played it (even though I bought it at -80% some time ago) but 60-70% approval rating, Mixed reviews, is too low...

YaK
12-05-2016, 07:42 PM
Yeah, i didn't like the dev attitude too. Jeff was not bad, he tried to fix the bugs and also revamped the game at least a couple time (the two major patch) but there was too many promises missing and very poor communication.

It's a shame, because the setting, the artworks and the idea was really enjoable.

I hope they'll learn from their mistakes.


Anyway i noticed that DLCs and KS exclusive content it's a plague. It could surely help the crowdfunding campaign, but the way they're handled it's detrimental in the long-period.

Yellow
02-13-2017, 02:57 PM
The Great Whale Road (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sunburnedgames/the-great-whale-road/) by Sunburned Games [Official site (http://www.the-great-whale-road.com/)] is currently on Kickstarter. It has a LOT of similarities with the TBS (RPG, turn-based battles, Renown etc) but, it's somewhat historically focused on Vikings rather than fiction/fantasy...



Been following this on Steam for a while! At first i dident played much atention to it(because of my earlier comments) but the game has evolved a lot and it looks really interesting and apealing to me now, i am hoping they do a DRM-free release at some point.

Also, you guys should check out Battle Brothers (http://store.steampowered.com/app/365360), not a kickstarter game, but an early access one(its gonna be fully release this month), super good, really above all my expectations! And Halcyon 6 (https://www.gog.com/game/halcyon_6_starbase_commander) this one is actually from Kickstarter, even tho its fully released already and the game is fantastic, the developers have promised to keep improving it for a long time to come!

Aleonymous
02-13-2017, 05:16 PM
I got a key for TGWR beta a couple of months ago and played almost a dozen hours. It's not bad at all. It goes much slower than TBS, both story and combat, but it has many interesting historical facts. It's coming out of EA in March; actually they say "Ides of March (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ides_of_March)" :D

Battle Brothers has been on my radar actually since it came into EA a couple of years ago. I'm very curious to try it, but with game time being so limited (and my backlog so crowded), it will probably need to wait!

Thanks for the heads up on Halcyon 6. Will check it out too!

Aleonymous
03-15-2017, 04:16 PM
Poetic Studio launched their Sacred Fire Kickstarter today. It will last for 28 days; goal is $50K.

https://www.sacredfiregame.com/kickstarter/

Yellow
03-19-2017, 07:44 PM
Blackwake (http://store.steampowered.com/app/420290) Originally founded on Kickstarter, it has resently released on Steam Early Access and OMG if it is the best Early Access/Alpha Version of a game i have ever played!

A coo-perative 1st person shooter and ship simulator, super fun with friends and alone as well, communication and teamwork is a must.

Aleonymous
03-21-2017, 04:09 PM
Looks interesting. Also, it is enjoying quite good review scores on Steam (93% positive). Alas, FPS are not my cup of tea :P

YaK
03-23-2017, 09:55 AM
THIS

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inbetweengames/all-walls-must-fall-a-tech-noir-tactics-game

I *NEED* this OST.

Aleonymous
03-24-2017, 03:26 AM
Good catch! Saw from KS newsletter as well, today. The audiovisual experience this game offers blends very well with the atmosphere emanated by the title: All Walls Must Fall: A Tech-Noir Tactics Game :) Put it on "Remind me".

eon
06-10-2017, 10:08 AM
Did you see this? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/828401966/blasphemous-dark-and-brutal-2d-non-linear-platform

Some time ago before KS for BS3 I requested developers to make Banner Saga 3 darker like Dark Souls. I couldn't explain more clearly because I couldn't visualize it
but Blasphemous art depicts what I've want for BS3 only isometric.


pyskUorhheg

Iuliana
06-10-2017, 11:50 PM
Looks very cool and definitely has some neat art ideas.

Aleonymous
06-11-2017, 04:32 PM
Yup, Blashpemous caught my eye a while back too. But, I'd say it's more because I also like action platformers in (dark) medieval-fantasy settings; I never actually thought to compare it to The Banner Saga in any way. That said, I'd definitely like to see a TBS-like game (as in: a game with a mature story with isometric tactical turn-based combat) in that setting. But, TBS is much more than that! :rolleyes:

ICYMI -- Here is a real successor to TBS: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aurumdust/ash-of-gods

Iuliana
06-12-2017, 12:06 AM
Um. I wouldn't call it a 'successor'. I'd call it similar :)

Osselet
06-12-2017, 08:43 AM
Yup, Blashpemous caught my eye a while back too. But, I'd say it's more because I also like action platformers in (dark) medieval-fantasy settings; I never actually thought to compare it to The Banner Saga in any way. That said, I'd definitely like to see a TBS-like game (as in: a game with a mature story with isometric tactical turn-based combat) in that setting. But, TBS is much more than that! :rolleyes:

ICYMI -- Here is a real successor to TBS: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aurumdust/ash-of-gods

Yea, Ash of Gods looks very promising. The combat animations are just magnificent.

Unfortunately the game doesn't seem to have the promotion it deserves. I really hope they will reach their initial goal.

Aleonymous
06-12-2017, 02:54 PM
Alas, things ain't looking too bright for Ash of Gods, but you never know what can happen in the next 11 days. There's projects that have gathered 10x the funds they were asking for in 1/10 of that time-interval :p

Osselet
06-13-2017, 02:36 AM
You are right. I backed Ash of Gods three days ago, and the number of backers has increased from 800 to 1100 since.

Aleonymous
06-13-2017, 02:54 AM
During the past week they did two nice "steps" in imgur and in social media, which gave them this boost (800>1100 backers), but the wave stopped there... It's a bit suspicious/disappointing that no medium/large game-news site has made an article for them; it appears that their marketing outreach is not as efficient as it should be; a shame if you ask me, because the game looks pretty nice and has a proven recipe ( The Banner Saga ;) ). I wonder if its too-pronounced-similarity-to-TBS lead to that treatment from the press :rolleyes:

Osselet
06-15-2017, 07:28 AM
Wow, they have got a huge boost of $10,000 since the last three hours!

Aleonymous
06-15-2017, 02:41 PM
Wow, they have got a huge boost of $10,000 since the last three hours!

Yup, saw that too. I hope it's no joke. There's trolls that pledge at such extra-high tiers and then withdraw their pledge :confused:

kingfall
06-22-2017, 10:21 AM
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Ashes of Gods. I backed them when they launched, now I'm hoping they reach the goal. It looks very promising and the 48-hours-to-go notification email should help them.

Meanwhile, we've launched an on-going Indiegogo In-Demand campaign for Sacred Fire (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sacred-fire-psychological-rpg#/) (no deadline, no specific goal) to continue building the community. We’ll use the funds for more polish, voiceover and improvements to the gameplay. We’re offering our most popular Kickstarter rewards on Indiegogo, including the Collector’s Edition Box or ringtones narrated by Doug Cockle (the voice of the Witcher).

Aleonymous
06-22-2017, 01:52 PM
Aurum Dust made their goal a couple of hours ago :) A lot of high-tier pledges in the last few days (average >$200, where the campaign-wide average is ~$50) did the trick :rolleyes: I hope they don't get any nasty surprises, like pledge withdrawals/decreases...

Javaman
06-26-2017, 03:34 AM
Hey, I haven't been active in a while, but i wanted to drop in and boost the signal for Pillars of History (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/288710427/pillars-of-history), and new historical RPG on Kickstarter.

Looks pretty awesome; a historical RPG concentrating on the Balkans in the 8th Century. The Byzantine Empire clashing with the Arabs, with pagan Slavic tribes setting up a new kindgom. Sounds cool!

Aleonymous
06-26-2017, 10:00 AM
Interesting project, Javaman; thanks for the heads-up. I will follow them, for now. Unfortunately, they don't seem to have twitter, which would greatly help me keep track of their campaign...

eon
08-09-2017, 06:34 PM
Very cool pixel art. It has one of the most interesting spell effects:


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/312751524/the-iron-oath-dark-turn-based-tactical-rpg

Aleonymous
08-10-2017, 03:09 AM
Yes, I'm also following "The Iron Oath", but I'm not entirely convinced yet... I mean, I see a lot of nice elements and can easily trace the inspiration, but I'm not sure if I like the current mix. Here's some distinguishing elements:

* Pixel-art which, in combat mode, strongly evokes late 80's brawler titles like Golden Axe or Double Dragon.
* Rogue-lite influences are evident in combat and in overworld mode (e.g. Darkest Dungeon, Mount and Blade, Battle Brothers etc)
* Hex-grid tactical combat (many games to draw from)

Their Kickstarter page and their social-media campaign seems reasonably well prepared, but I think the KS video (the only thing many potential backers check) is a bit lacking, as it focuses only on the combat, with not a single word spoken/heard.

eon
12-12-2017, 01:26 PM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/120302834/fall-of-gods-the-nomad

Cinematic novel of Norse mythology

studmanic
07-10-2018, 02:25 AM
Yes, I'm also following "The Iron Oath", but I'm not entirely convinced yet... I mean, I see a lot of nice elements and can easily trace the inspiration, but I'm not sure if I like the current mix. Here's some distinguishing elements:

* Pixel-art which, in combat mode, strongly evokes late 80's brawler titles like Golden Axe or Double Dragon.
* Rogue-lite influences are evident in combat and in overworld mode (e.g. Darkest Dungeon, Mount and Blade, Battle Brothers etc)
* Hex-grid tactical combat (many games to draw from)

Their Kickstarter page and their social-media campaign seems reasonably well prepared, but I think the KS video (the only thing many potential backers check) is a bit lacking, as it focuses only on the combat, with not a single word spoken/heard.


Personally I always liked games with a turn-based tactical style, and The Iron Oath definitely looks like something I would play, but hopefully it doesn't disappoint when it arrives. Any news though?

Aleonymous
07-10-2018, 04:50 PM
Not following this (Iron Oath) any more, honestly... My backlog is so full of nice/worthwhile games, that I'm not looking to populate that even more :p