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 : Delta Legend
What it is : Georgi wrote: “Visibly inspired by the legendary Robert Johnson and the myths behind “Cross Road Blues“, Delta Legend is rather similar to the aforementioned rock-filled game in terms of basic gameplay (name coincident aside). One can also make analogies to Overlord, with minions running around the place and whatnot. Sadly, I’m not entirely sure if players will be controlling the blues player of the demons, but at least it’s certain that we are looking at an “action role-playing video game” with leveling up, shooting, driving and all that jazz.“
Game : Game of Dragons
What it is : Serena wrote: “Game of Dragons is a hybrid game that features turn based and real-time strategy RPG elements that appears to blend well with their proposed card system. And everything looks like it’s done with cards. From the combat, obviously, to the overland travel you’ll be playing cards as you wander the map accepting quests and taking on monsters of all types. From the couple of videos shown it looks like you can walk without playing cards but they’ll certainly help speed things along. I’m not a huge fan of the tile based movement system but it’s something that just comes with using cards to move hexes.“
Game : The Journey East
What it is : Greg wrote: “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.“
The Rest of the Campaigns :
Games For Land : This developer is asking for over $250k US to make different games. I’d settle for one game provided the Kickstarter had more to go on.
Tale of 1,000 Worlds : $100,000 for vagueness.
Zombie Defence : There isn’t much more to this campaign than a very rough looking video; but at least the funding goal is low.
White horse Assault : A robot fighting game with a video that is almost exclusively someone shooting bowling balls at a parking garage.
Requiescence : A visual novel that features plenty of info, a modest funding goal, and a demo.
Time of Samurai : Sandbox survival game with some lovely looking screenshots, shame there’s no gameplay footage.
Are You Smarter Than A Porn Star? : The developer says he’s not trying to be insulting to anyone, but this is a tough one to make genuine looking.
Quests of Heart : Games in extremely rough shape are fine, but asking for $10,000 is too much.
Destruction Paper: refolded : A Contra style shooter that’s struggling to meet its $4.00 funding goal.
The Underground : An open world MMO for $100? Riiiiiiight.
A prey story : An unusual case of there being plenty of game imagery, but almost no text explaining the game.
Runn Runn Grapsch : Another inexpensive campaign, $100 this time. Unfortunately there’s almost no text, and no imagery.
Sage Knight Chronicles : More nothing, except this time with a $2,500 funding goal.
De Feet: Episode Two : I hate when developers give their projects a $1.00 funding goal to basically turn it into Kickstarter’s version of Flexible Funding. In this case, that $1.00 goal still hasn’t been met.
this game isn’t fun : Sometimes contrarian style campaigns work!
Gentlemens Club Tycoon : Funny (?) concept, but nothing to see campaign wise.
That’s it for last week’s Kickstarter video game campaigns. Watch your wallets!