Of all the differences between IndieGoGo and Kickstarter, and there are many, the one that always jumps out the most is how strange some of the IndieGoGo games look. While Kickstarter has had its fair share of quirky and unusual games seeking funding, it seems like they pop up less often these days. IndieGoGo though? In-between people begging for new computers you get the occasional off the wall, and usually somewhat unsettling, game. Case in point, Tulpa from Greek developers Encryptique.
Described as a mix of American McGee’s Alice, Limbo, and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, with heavy Dali and Yerka influences; Tulpa takes all of its artistic influences and mixes together in a tall glass of absinthe. Sure, the game is a puzzle platformer with a pair of characters with unique individual controls that the player must master in order to survive, but don’t let my bland description dissuade you from taking a closer look. The funding video is full of gameplay featuring all sorts of strange and unusual environments, puzzles, and… things.
The Tulpa IndieGoGo campaign runs until April 11th and has a goal of $4,500, which the developers will use to purchase software licenses, hardware, and some new sound effects. Keep in mind, the Tulpa campaign is using Flex Funding, which means the developers keep all the money that’s been pledged, even if they fall short of their target. That being said, if $10,000 is raised before the deadline then a console version is promised, and this game is just asking to be played on a huge screen with the lights out.