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Joanna Mueller is a lifelong gamer who used to insist on having the Super Mario Bros manual read to her as a bedtime story. Now she's reading Minecraft books to her own kiddo while finally making use of her degree to write about games.

Why Your Game Demo is Hurting Your Kickstarter Campaign

Kickstarter campaigns are rarely hurt by developers bringing too much to the table. As we've covered in the past, typically the opposite is true. Campaigns...

How Eldet Gets Story Driven LGBT Right

With LGBT representation in media slowly growing, it's exciting to see more diverse characters come into their own. The visual novel community seems to be especially...

Fatherhood Isn’t Serious Business In Dad Quest

Dad Quest is on Steam Greenlight, after securing $9,350 through Kickstarter. The new downloadable demo gives players an inside look at Sundae Month's bizarre world of child rearing. In Dad Quest,...

Fictorum Brings Dynamic Destruction To Wizardom

Mages in RPG's tend to be looked at as mere support roles. They are there to back up the beefy tanks and quick striking rogues. Even...

Legion TD2 Backers Receive First Look At Pre-Alpha

AutoAttack Games only secured funding for Legion TD2 a few months ago, but they aren't wasting any time in showing off what they've been working...
Creepy Castle

Creepy Castle To Present At E3 Ahead Of Summer Release

Creepy Castle developer, Dopterra made a brief announcement that they would be in attendance to present the game at E3 this year. Dopterra's Zach Lazarus...
Stygian

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones Looks Insanely Good

Istanbul based Cultic Games just launched a Kickstarter campaign for Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones, their take on the beloved Lovecraftian genre. While many games draw inspiration from...

Fantasy Bartending Sim ‘Epic Tavern’ Makes Work An Adventure

The first tavern management RPG has just launched it's funding campaign on Kickstarter, and backer support has been swift. It has even been given...

Can Undead Darlings Rise From the Grave?

Last summer saw the introduction the “funpocalypse” with a Japanese-inspired Visual Novel Dungeon-crawling RPG hybrid, Undead Darlings ~no cure for love.~ While the initial...

Legend Maker Brings Your Zelda Dreams to Life

Making games is hard, especially if you don't happen to know anything about coding, game development or whatnot. This is why things like RPG...

Paypal Protections Will No Longer Cover Crowdfunding Payments

In a recent email to users, Paypal announced a change to the eligibility requirements of their Purchase Protection program. Beginning June 25th, payments made...

Urine It To Win It! Peeing Simulator Hits Kickstarter

In what is either the most witty satire ever or a clear cry for help, game developer, Repvblic is creating a brand new incremental game,...

Buy This Guy a Laptop And He Pinky Swears to Make...

Joseph Fidler has a problem. He's an aspiring game developer, but the laptop that he's been using to make his game met it's unfortunate demise...

Learning to Adapt With Niche

In true survival of the fittest fashion, Niche – A Genetics Survival Game had a strong start to its Kickstarter Campaign. Developers, Team Niche, were...

Bear Simulator Developer Returns After PewDiePie Drama

Despite delivering exactly what was promised in the Kickstarter, Bear Simulator Developer, Farjay Studios, managed to get a scathing review from Youtube icon PewDiePie. Perhaps expecting...

Unsung Story Back In Development, Still Nothing To Show For It

When Playdek raised $660,126 back in 2014 for their Tactical RPG, Unsung Story, they didn't really have much to show to potential backers. The "trailer" on the...