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Prison Ain’t So Bad in The Escapists

The Escapists is, in a way, the anti-Prison Architect. Whereas Prison Architect places the player in the role of all-seeing overseer constructing a prison and doing their best to keep the inmates locked in, The Escapists places the player in the role of a...
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Kicking Cardboard: Wizard Dodgeball

Here at Cliqist, we want to expose our readers to everything crowdfunded gaming has to offer. Usually, we focus on video games. However, four out of the top 16 funded projects of all time (Kickstarter) are tabletop games. We want to give love to these...
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The World of Metroidvanias: Crowdfunding

Metroidvania-style games are a huge part of our history as a gaming community and have managed to secure a place in our hearts even now as technology continues to improve and games get more and more realistic. While I have previously spoken about the history...
Underworld Ascendant marks the return of Looking Glass Studios alumni and the Underworld series on Kickstarter.

A Closer Look At Underworld Ascendant

We all remember when we were kids and we would watch our favorite super hero show on Saturday morning. Then out of nowhere another amazing super hero would cross over and both heroes would team up and beat the boom buff pow out of a super villain. If there...
Orion Trail is a space themed update to the classic Oregon Trail. It's crowdfunding on Kickstarter.

Head to The Deep (Space) West in Orion Trail

As kids we all played Oregon Trail, but for all the millennials who grew up without the joys of this educational game here is what the usual Oregon Trail game session is like: "Ooh I can pick my profession. Now I get to buy supplies and look at all this money...
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Kickstarter and The DMCA: Video Game Violations

If you’ve read our two previous articles about DMCA and its effects on Kickstarter then you’re already well aware of what’s going on. However, neither of these posts focused on video game content specifically. Since we at Cliqist are gamers that’s...
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The Best IndieGogo Videogame Campaigns Feb 22 – 28

Every week, we trawl through Kickstarter, IndieGogo and almost every other crowdfunding site where we’ll be able to find people raising money to create games. And every week, we’re left both awestruck by many of the games that are being crowdfunded, as...
The Deer God is a Kickstarter funded RPG platformer where the player takes on the form of a Deer.

Trying to Have Some Fawn in The Deer God

So, it turns out God is real. And She’s a female. And a deer. Yes, the concept of The Deer God is immediately weird, but don’t let that put you off. Some of the other parts of the game may do that for you, anyway. In The Deer God, you play as a...
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When Game Trailers Stand Out

With the vast number of games coming out each week it is often a wonder that anyone buys something when it is not on sale. It also makes sense that people have become so much more critical of the constant stream of products flowing in front of them. With this...
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Life is Strange Taught Me that Time Travel Sucks

CAUTION: Minor spoilers ahead. Consider yourself warned. Everyone wishes they could have a single superpower. Flying, invisibility, being Batman, time travel, and immortality are usually pretty high on the list. I hate heights though, and being invisible...
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The Beautiful Low-Bit Gore of Infernax

So the monsters from Dark Souls, Dante from Dante’s Inferno, Samus, and Simon from Castlevania decided to have a slumber party; and when they woke up Infernax was there. Infernax is in the metroidvania style of games in that it is a low-bit game, is open...
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Terrifying Stairs Worth Climbing

Pure unadulterated terror, pants wetting fear, and shriekingly uncontrollable horror are rare in today’s gaming market considering the scariest game these days is one where animatronic mascots jump-scare you to death. So it is great to see a game really...
Steve, The Alright Knight is an adventure puzzle game now crowdfunding on Kickstarter.

That Steve, He’s an Alright Knight I Suppose

Welcome to the Cave of Destiny brave adventurer! I am the voice of the heroes! I will be your guide throughout your journey to becoming a great…wait what? You're not an adventurer who is seeking fortune and glory? You're looking for…a missing cow. But...
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Underworld Ascendant Surpasses Kickstarter Goal

Originally released in 1992, Ultima Underworld was met with critical acclaim for melding elements of FPS with the more traditional aspects of RPGs in order to create an RPG the likes of which many people hadn't seen before. After one sequel, the game faded...
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Get Your Sportball On in Super Slam Dunk Touchdown

Do you love sports? Do you love it so much that baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and the like all feel equal in your eyes? If so, then Super Slam Dunk Touchdown is totally your game. As the name suggets, in this game you basically play a variety of...