Every week we take a brief look at all of the Kickstarter video game campaigns that launched in the previous week. This isn’t to say that all of these projects are worth your hard earned cash, but with any luck having all of them in one place will make it easier to educate yourself on the projects you’d like to back, and which ones to run from. You’ll find two types of campaigns listed, “featured” and “the rest“. Featured campaigns are those that contain a significant amount of game information, are from known developers, or are significant in some other way. The rest of the games are usually smaller campaigns that are lacking in information, are from unknowns, have unanswered questions, or have not yet stood out for one reason or another.
Featured Campaigns :
Game : Dogma: Eternal Night
What it is : Serena wrote: “Vampires suck. But in a good way. Ever since Bram Stoker wrote Dracula there’s been a sort of romanticization surrounding these mysterious but dangerous creatures of the night. After all, one of their greatest abilities is to manipulate us mere mortals into doing their bidding. Among other crazy supernatural feats. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that there’s a vampire themed MMO on the way in Dogma: Eternal Night. Which does look like quite an interesting take on the genre.“
Game : Deserted
What it is : Stephanie wrote: “Deserted is planned to come to PC, Linux, iOS, and Android with stretch goals for Mac, PS4, Vita, and Xbox One. The backer rewards are a little lacklustre, offering weapons and wallpapers or similiar, but you can bag a DRM Free copy of the game for $15 which is probably the best reward on offer. I am actually very curious to see how this Kickstarter goes and whether Zebik Media has learnt anything from their previous failure. The Kickstarter is already doing quite well, so maybe the original fans of Ambit will help give it through, but $30k is a high goal. I think this will be entirely up to how hard Zebik Media pushes for it.“
Game : Night City Assault
What it is : Gary wrote: “If you’re familiar with Streets of Rage (who isn’t?), you’ll be familiar with the basic gameplay model at Night City Assault‘s core. 2D, side-scrolling, face-punching, shin-kicking, combo-racking action over city streets, layered over with a thick and dirty 80s aesthetic. Players control…Leon and Claire from Resident Evil 2, apparently, as they kick criminal ass under the aliases Roy and Cindy over a mission-based campaign. It’s an interesting mix-up of a tired formula that’s bound to please fans of the genre, offering nostalgia as well as some additional depth.“
The Rest of the Campaigns :
Warlords of Terra : A snazzy looking TCG, check it out.
World of Sea Battle : A great concept that’s lovely to look at, unfortunately MMOs from unproven developers on Kickstarter are a sketchy proposition.
+Story – Between the tales : A JRPG with a campaign that has a ton of text, but no screenshots.
6Quest : The description of this interactive fiction game makes it a little tough to understand what’s happening, but the page is put together well enough and there’s a demo to check out.
Bounty Of The Dead : Another Alien Shooter style top-down shooter with zombies.
Cylinder : A first person puzzle platformer. Strange that there’s a demo available to download but no gameplay video.
Age of the Demigods: Online : $500,000 for nothing.
Defending Humanity: Tower Defense Wars : A retro-style tower defense game.
Code name , The Trick Chick : With the talking head funding video and complete lack of game info on the Kickstarter page this one is a hard pass.
Immensity one moment : Another “do anything you want!” game with impressive terrain flybys, unfortunately no game appears to have been shown yet.
Medieval Village : Pro-tip to developers on Kickstarter: always include an English translation. Screenshots are good as well.
Pangaea New World : An impressive looking FPS with one of the largest Kickstarter pages I’ve ever seen.
Allexiur : Another unfortunate situation where there’s a demo available for download, but very litte of the game is shown on the Kickstarter itself.
Conversation Simulator 2016 : Title says it all since the campaign page doesn’t say much more.
Formula 1 Super Simulator Mod : The developers last campaign for this game raised $0.00 of the $5,000 funding goal. They’re back, except with a $100,000 goal this time around.
Spatium : Another campaign with lots of pretty environments being shown, but no actual game.
Papa Chef : This game is looking really rough so far, but at least the funding goal is low.
Kaiser & The Chaos Clockworks : Another campaign with absolutely nothing to show.
The Adventures of Sam and Hunni : RPG Maker game with a low $250 funding goal.
That’s it for last week’s Kickstarter video game campaigns. Watch your wallets!