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Gary Alexander Stott is a handsome young writer from Scotland absolutely brimming with talent, who feels his best feature is his modesty. When it comes to overthinking narrative and storytelling in games, his otherwise useless degree in English with Creative Writing comes in very handy indeed.
End of the Mine

End of the Mine Resurfaces with a New Kickstarter Campaign

End of the Mine has relaunched on Kickstarter. You might remember the original End of the Mine campaign, or you might not. The somewhat Lovecraftian-looking side-scroller...
The Works of Mercy

Next-Gen Psychological Thriller, The Works of Mercy, Nails Funding Goal

"A deeply disturbing, horribly convincing video game in which a protagonist is forced to do the killing." That's how The Works of Mercy was pitched...

Peter Molyneux’s Twitter Hack Casts Spotlight on Developer’s Recent Failings

You might have seen the drama over Twitter last week. Need a refresher? Here's what happened: a tweet was posted from the account of...
Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform where people can donate money in order to help make video games get made. This is the story of 5 of the most terrifying video game Kickstarters.

Why I’ve Never Backed a Videogame Crowdfunding Campaign

Hello, I'm Gary. I've been writing for Cliqist for several months, covering a diverse range of crowdfunding campaigns and bringing them to a wider audience. I...
Wandersong

Experience the Power of Music in Wandersong

Here's a novel concept: save the world with singing. Wandersong seems charming, I'll give it that. Having just launched on Kickstarter, the side-scrolling sing-'em-up is aiming...

Space Station RPG Wayward Terran Frontier Priced & Dated

The awkwardly-titled space RPG Wayward Terran Frontier: Zero Falls is coming to Steam February 11th, as detailed in a recent update, and there's a...
World's Dawn

Harvest Moon Inspired World’s Dawn is Upon Us

World's Dawn is set to launch on Steam on January 25th. That's right around the corner. The farming sim, inspired by cult classic Harvest...
Coming Out on Top

Gay Dating Sim, Coming Out on Top, Adds New Dating Options

Some people know what it's like to be a gay college student that's recently come out of the closet. Some people don't. Regardless of...

Girls Make Games Finally Updates Interfectorem Kickstarter Backers

Interfectorem, the Kickstarter-funded project from the Girls Make Games initiative, has finally updated backers on the project's development, which hit its goal way back...

ToeJam & Earl Set to Bring the 90s Back this Fall

It's the 'Year of ToeJam', apparently, as Humanature Studios' ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is very much on course for its fall...
Indef

The End of the World is 2D in Indef

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....

Psychonauts 2 Has Secured Most of its Funding Already, Surprising No...

No surprises here. Double Fine's Psychonauts 2 project, running on Fig, is already close to locking down its massive $3.3m funding goal, having secured...

The Last Time Sounds Interesting

Good news, everybody! The Last Time is going to feature sound effects and music. Those of you who were anxious at the prospect of...
Night City Assault

Night City Assault Returns to the Mean Streets of Kickstarter

Night City Assault sounds like a snuff film. It's not. Promise. Rather, Night City Assault is 'a story-based beat 'em-up combining RPG gameplay and...
Blacksea Odyssey

Blacksea Odyssey Has Style

Blacksea Odyssey looks cool. That really is the best way to describe it if the game's Kickstarter trailer is anything to go by. In...
Auditorium 2: Duet

$71K Auditorium 2: Duet Kickstarter Goes Way Off-Key

Auditorium 2: Duet is not the first Kickstarter project to run into trouble, and it won't be the last. The decision to crowdfund a...