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 : INDEF
What it is : Gary wrote: “Here’s the basic pitch for Indef: you play as a human in a side-scrolling, post-apocalyptic world filled with zombies, mutants and other hostile enemies. It doesn’t sound terribly original, but I can confirm that it does look pretty. Personally, I’m more interested in how an allegedly non-linear game will work on a horizontal 2D plane.
Indef‘s world will contain various characters and quests, so players should have plenty to busy themselves with. Stealth will apparently be a big element, as even single zombies will present a legitimate threat. To your life, that is. Not your relationship status. It’s the end of the world, come on. Serious business here.“
Game : Super Micro Heroes
What it is : Georgi wrote: “Luckily, there’s a reason for unveiling my deepest sins – Super Micro Heroes landed on Kickstarter a couple of days ago. The easiest way to describe it would be if you imagine mixing Counter-Strike’s Deathrun maps with Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros, with the result being a 10-player online/local retro platformer where the sole objective for players is to get as many gold coins as possible in a race to the end of the level.“
Game : Sector 13
What it is : Stephanie wrote: “I don’t know about you, but I definitely feel like an adrenalin rush right about now. A new Kickstarter has launchedfor a high-speed multiplayer game called Sector 13. It is set to be a combat heavy starfighter game in space to be enjoyed with your friends. The game is from a third person perspective which I think sets it apart from a few other spacey shooting games.“
Game : Death of Dragons
What it is : Serena wrote: “So what exactly is Death of Dragons? Based on what I was told the story behind the game is that dragons have returned and are actively seeking a powerful artifact that could control them and obviously they don’t want none of that. There are three core classes that you can play, Necromancer, Ranger, and Sword Fighter. It’s up to you to get to said artifact first before the dragons do. If you can it’s up to you to destroy the item or to use it to control your own army of flying lizards.“
Game : Sylvio 2
What it is : Stephanie wrote: “Sylvio 2 will continue where the first game left off, once again putting you in the shoes of Juliette Waters. Juliette, as you will remember, is a ghost recorder and EVP-specialist. You will be using her knowledge and skills to solve some grisly puzzles. Like in the first Sylvio game, you will be recording ghosts and solving puzzles. The developer wants to make a vast map with different terrains since the protagonist mainly travels on foot. There will also be combat mechanics in place and a lucid dreaming ability. This ability will allow Juliette to explore her nightmares and add to the horror.“
What it is : Phil wrote: “Judging from the videos on their Kickstarter page, the game mixes serious drama with comedy and supernatural battle scenes. The character sprites and backgrounds are gorgeous and the soundtrack is also of a very high standard. I really like the blend of vampire battling, intrigue, romance, and humour. If they had made it an otome game instead, I could see it being popular with the Twilight audience. This is one of those games where you’ll know pretty much right away whether this is for you or not, but if you’re still on the fence, I’ll help you out. Libra features a werewolf maid, a busty vampire hunter from the Vatican, and a scythe-wielding vampire temptress and former-nun.“
The Rest of the Campaigns :
Smiling Bear: Attack : A simple looking game with a low funding goal that’s already been met.
After : Another horror survival game with zombies. This one has lots to see, so it’s not like they’re asking for money sight-unseen.
Journey to the Stars : The developer for this space game has backed a ton of projects, which means he should know to include more in his campaign.
Desteria – A New Dawn : Nothing to see here.
The Dream of Rowan : A platformer being developed for the Amiga
Future World : $110,000 for a game with almost no text description that uses an image stolen from Idiocracy.
Weed Garden 2016 : Cute idea crushed by unimaginative execution.
Road to The Crown : Always unfortunate to see fun ideas undercut by the developer showing little to nothing of the game.
That’s it for last week’s Kickstarter video game campaigns. Watch your wallets!