By this time every week I’ve usually posted our recap of recent video game campaigns that launched on Kickstarter, but this week is different.  As I was looking through each campaign in greater detail I got stuck on The Journey East from Jack Galler.  Take a look at the campaign; it’s one that you’d typically pass over, right?  After all, it looks like one of the “other” Kickstarter campaigns that don’t typically merit a second look.  Just another childish platformer, right?  Not exactly.  There’s a demo for The Journey East that you should check out to better understand where I’m coming from.

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Did you play it yet?  No?  Seriously, stop reading and go play the demo.  I’ll wait.

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What did you think?  If you’re like me you got so pissed at it that you quit, only to return moments later for another crack at it.  For me the rudimentary artwork melted away as soon as the offensive, yet perfectly appropriate, death buzz of blared.  Then there’s the vain attempts to go left in order to play the game as the platformer it appears.  The Journey East after all.

Is The Journey East the best thing going on Kickstarter right now?  No, but the Flappy Bird-esque sadism of it is strangely alluring.  Alluring enough that I’ve sunk a couple hours into it already and backed the campaign.

Track the progress of The Journey East Kickstarter in our Campaign Calendar.

Greg Micek

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Greg Micek has been writing on and off about games since the late nineties, always with a focus on indie games. He started DIYGames.com in 2000, which was one of the earliest gaming sites to focus exclusively on indie games.
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