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Conrad is an industry vet who's approximately 25% Internet famous. Starting with the NES Action Set and local arcades circa 1988, he has a soft spot for indie games and old school platformers. He even built his own arcade cabinet once and shamelessly bragged about it to his buddy.

Farmlands: The First Video Game Kickstarter and the Dawn of a...

Contrary to popular belief, the totally awesome retro-inspired High Strangeness is not the first video game to ever seek funding on Kickstarter; it was...

Malevolence: Sword of Ahkranox Kickstarter Resurfaces After a Year

Unfortunately, I missed out on the fevered hype that surrounded the Kickstarter launch of Malevolence: Sword of Ahkranox, which promised to deliver what earlier...

Mermaids vs Zombies is Out, AqUaTIC is In and Very Much...

After a brief period of inactivity, it appears that the Mermaids vs Zombies campaign is showing signs of life. For those who may not...

Steve Grand Addresses Lack of Grandroids Kickstarter Updates

Steve Grand, the developer for Grandroids, has recently added an Update to his Kickstarter page. Before this, the page hadn't seen an update since April...

Profound Questions Lay at the Heart of Tower of Samsara

"We are all "The Hero" in our own stories." This little nugget of wisdom was the go-to phrase of one of my good friends whenever...
dystoria1

Dystoria Isn’t Your Typical Retro Shooter

With the glut of pixel-centric, retro-inspired games that have been released/announced in the last 4-5 years, it's nice to see something that hearkens back...

5 Years After Being Funded, What’s The Status of Grandroids?

An animated, wise old man once cryptically stated that "you can't rush art". However, when you're a backer, you typically fall into one of...

Stop Already: The Nintendo MOBA Kickstarter is No Dream Come True

Don't get me wrong: I'm all for creativity and that Nintendo should expand upon my favorite franchises. However, a big part of how they were...

Nebula Is a Dark Super Metroid and Contra Mashup Flying Below...

Normally, when an awesome and innovative game launches its Kickstarter, it's flooded with initial backers excited to play it. However, Nebula's Kickstarter page has...

Little Johnny’s Revenge Rightly Embraces Our Inner Vigilante

Cartoonish violence displayed in a humorous vein has been a mainstay of vigilantism since Tom & Jerry began regularly garotting each other on screen....

If It Brings Something New, Get Some Brrrainz

Yeah, many of us may feel that the zombie trope has been beaten into re-death over and over again, but after looking at the...
gunkatana7

Gunkatana: Pretty Game, Sluggish Kickstarter, With a Sliver of Hope

As a long-time fan of gratuitous, and sometimes pixelated, violence, it pains me to write this article. Recently, I came across a Kickstarter campaign...

Keeping it Green and Smoking the Competition with Quench

While some of us may giggle or nod smirkingly at the dawn of 4/20, Axon Interactive decided that Colorado's smokiest day of the year...

ThanksGiving LIFE: Doomed Kickstarter or Elaborate April Fool’s Joke?

Almost 6 months after their last update, DDT Games released a backers-only update for ThanksGiving LIFE cryptically titled "The progress of the TGL after...
happymart1

Happymart, An Educational Adventure About Depression, Released

For those who've never experienced depression, trying to understand its devious machinations can seem overwhelming. When it's happening to someone we love, all we...