by Marcus Estrada[dropcap]E[/dropcap]veryone knows about crowdfunding these days. However, most people know of it purely thanks to Kickstarter. Kickstarter is great and all but it’s not the only player in the marketplace! IndieGogo also exists and has seen a variety of successful campaigns over the years. Thanks to its smaller audience there haven’t been nearly as many video game projects, much less released titles just yet. Curious of what you might have missed on the IndieGogo platform? Here’s a list of a handful of fantastic games which have released thanks to them thus far. [divider]
Looking for a procedurally-generated, open world horror game? Well, you’ve actually got a lot to choose from right now as that mishmash of genres is hot right now. With that said, Darkwood offers a true survival horror experience and does so with more polish than most of its brethren in Early Access. Played from a top down perspective, you must explore darkened forests, gain skills, and do your best to survive the ever-increasingly nightmarish atmosphere which creeps in. You can pick it up from Steam.[divider]
Point and click adventure game fans have seriously been spoiled for choice in the past few years. However, when Dominique Pamplemousse hit the scene genre fans had to take notice – it was different. This game is not only animated via claymation, but it’s also a musical! Its uniqueness continues beyond these outward aspects and creates a quirky, enjoyable adventure for those looking to try something a bit different. You can pick it up from Steam for a song.
J.U.L.I.A.: Among The Stars
Rachel Manners was just one of the crew members on a space expedition, expecting to investigate with her scientist peers. However, she is awoken from cryogenic sleep one day to realize that everyone else is gone. What happened and why are you the only survivor left? Players must uncover this mystery in J.U.L.I.A. by solving puzzles and exploring the abandoned space probe. Any fan of adventure games tinged with sci-fi should definitely take a look.[divider]
As far as video games have come over the years, sometimes you just want to relax with classic games and gameplay. Lords of Xulima might not be a retro title, but it clearly evokes the spirit of earlier PC RPGs. Create and deck out your team, fight tons of monsters, and basically wrap yourself up as this is one long RPG adventure simply waiting to be explored. If you already happened to own the game, give it a look again as its finally launched out of Early Access!
Sword of the Stars: The Pit
Sword of the Stars: The Pit only received 40% of its intended funding back in 2012. Even so, the team managed to create a tremendously engaging turn-based roguelike. You simply select one of three character types then go forth attempting to reach the bottom of “the pit.” However, this sci-fi infused world is tough and filled with enemies waiting to stop you in your tracks. Those seeking out the best roguelikes available should add this one to their list.[divider]
Why only a top 5 list rather than a top 10, 20, or even 50 as we previously reviewed for Kickstarter? As stated earlier, there are just not enough projects yet on IndieGogo to warrant such a large scale post. Of course, once it does reach that point expect to see an article go up! In the meantime, perhaps check out a few of these listed titles and see if you might consider visiting IndieGogo more in the future.[divider] [author image=”http://cliqist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/marcus.jpg” ] Marcus is a fellow with a love for video games, horror, and Japanese food. When he’s not writing about games for a multitude of sites, he’s usually still playing one. One day when he became fed up with the way sites would ignore niche titles he decided to start his own site by the name of Pixel Pacas. Writing about video games is something he hopes to continue doing for many years to come. Some of Marcus’s favorite games include Silent Hill 2, Killer7, and The Sims. [/author]