Rainfall : The Sojourn is a Kickstarted funded RPG that disappeared and is now MIA.

Kickstarter MIA: The Fate of Rainfall

It is the classic case of an inexperienced but starry-eyed gaming enthusiast biting off more than they can chew, potentially learning a lesson at the price of thousands of dollars, and leaving many excited game lovers infuriated and with thinner wallets....
Eridanus Wars is a space sim that's for use with the Oculus Rift.

Strap On Your Oculus Rift, It’s Eridanus Wars

What's hot right now in the crowdfunding world? Space exploration games, space shooters, and everything to do with the multitude of galaxies out there! Certain campaigns have made immense amounts of money pre-release, and to be honest, it's unlikely they'll...
Threshold is a puzzle platformer thats crowdfunding on Kickstarter from QuadraTron.

Threshold Strives to Do Something Different

Threshold by QuadraTron Games is a game set in the incredibly crowded genre of puzzle platformers. When its Kickstarter campaign launched earlier in January it was incredibly easy to be swayed by the beautiful hand-painted imagery. But beyond that, I...
Children of Morta is a 2D retro roguelike with some beautiful pixel graphics.

A Chat With Amir Fassihi About Children of Morta

This interview is about a 2D hack n' slash game set in 8 bit pixel style, yup just like pretty much any other game project you see premiering on crowd funding every week...gotcha! Children of Morta is everything you have seen in roguelike retro-games if it...
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Kickstarter RIP – Igneos : The Last Phoenix

It's never fun to see Kickstarter projects fail, even ones that seem destined for failure from the beginning. However, it's especially troubling when it's a solid campaign with a very promising game.  Igenos : The Last Phoenix was one of those games; it had...
Disorder is a psychological 2D puzzle platformer that was recently released by Swagabyte and Screwattack Games.

Disorder, Mental Illness, and Indie Games

Video games have been around for dozens of years and yet we don’t have a long history of this form of media covering topics such as mental illness very often at all. In fact, it seems that most games finally testing the waters with such themes have come out...
Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 is a car mechanic simulator that's now crowdfunding on Kickstarter.

Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 Hits-Up Kickstarter

There are a surprisingly huge amount of simulator titles on Steam having to do with driving cars. So, what about if you're more interested in working on them rather than getting behind the wheel? Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 seemed to be one of the few titles...
Orphan is a dark platformer from Windy Hill Studio that's crowdfunding on Kickstarter.

Orphan, A Beautifully Bleak Experience

What would you do if you woke up to find that aliens had invaded and taken over the Earth overnight? It wouldn't be a pretty picture, that's for sure. Orphan begins with this exact thing happening to a young boy. He awakens to find the entire human populace...
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Duke Nukem Returns as a Cop in This Is the Police

Games about the police come in many shapes and sizes, but lately most seem to be of the FPS persuasion. There's certainly nothing wrong with that but some folks out there are looking for more strategic and thoughtful titles. This Is the Police, which is...
Disorder is a psychological 2D puzzle platformer that was recently released by Swagabyte and Screwattack Games.

Disorder is Sad, Depressing, And Fantastic

Before even launching Disorder for the first time it left an impression on me. “Why is it named Disorder?” I found myself asking while looking at its store page. Of course, having since beaten the game it has a much stronger effect now. In its simplest...
Disorder is a psychological 2D puzzle platformer that was recently released by Swagabyte and Screwattack Games.

Not Crowdfunded, But… Disorder

We here at Cliqist love crowdfunded games, but we are gamers just like you guys, and that means we play, well, everything. The “Not Crowdfunded, But…” series will be a regular dose of non-crowdfunded magic from us to you, covering everything from the...
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Why We Need Experimental Crowdfunded Games

Many wonder what constitutes a video game. The discussion is complicated, wrestling with such issues as planned and emergent narrative, reward and punishment, complexity and simplicity, etc. Here on Cliqist, however, I'd like to focus on experimental games...
Vidar is a unique 16 bit style RPG that's now funding on Kickstarter.

Dean Razavi on Vidar, The RPG Where Everyone Dies

Puzzle games are interesting things, on their own they are fun for like five minutes (for me at least) so they are often fused into rpg in order to make them interesting, or at least that's my observation. That's not a criticism of the hybrid rpg puzzler...
Justice Beaver is a new platformer being crowdfunded on IndieGogo that's going to be released for the SNES.

Dust Off Your SNES, It’s Justice Beaver

If you still have your old SNES lying around because you have bit of a hoarding problem, or perhaps you bought one from a yard sale due to nostalgia, you are in for some fun news. There is a brand new game coming out for Super Nintendo in the second quarter...
Star Mazer is a new point and click adventure game being crowdfunded on Kickstarter

Starr Mazer, Where SHMUPs and Adventure Games Meet

Thank goodness Starr Mazer is now on Kickstarter. A few days back I received an email about its impending release and knew instantly that this game was going to be hot. You can't always predict if something will succeed, but every once in a while it's almost...
Pillars of Eternity is an RPG that was funded on Kickstarter and is going to be released soon.

Going to PAX South? Check out Pillars of Eternity

Back in Kickstarter's "gold rush" period, veteran developer Obsidian Entertainment took to the crowdfunding site with something called Project Eternity. Fans turned out in droves, eventually pushing funding to nearly $4 million dollars. This was a tremendous...
Hoyuk : Anatolia is an expansion for the popular board game Hoyuk that's crowdfunding on Kickstarter

Hoyuk Returns To The Table With Anatolia

Board gaming and crowdfunding games are probably very familiar with MAGE Company. Since they joined Kickstarter at the start of 2013 almost all of their projects have succeeded. With 18 under their belt, they're still cranking out new stuff! In March 2014...