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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 Fortnite books to her own kiddo while finally making use of her degree to write about games as Cliqist's EIC.

The New 8-Bit Heroes: The Difficulty of Realizing Childhood Dreams

Remember back when you were a kid and you believed that when you grew up you could do anything? Think back on all the...

303 Squadron: Battle of Britain Lets Players Fly Unfriendly Skies

WWII First person shooters are a dime a dozen on Kickstarter, but oddly flight sims (particularly those who ever release) are a rarer bird....

Kickstarter Game of the Week: AcidSoul

Somewhere buried deep in the subconscious at the crossroads of imagination and lunacy lies the concept behind Destroy Command Studios’ new title, AcidSoul. The...
The Ballad Singer by Curtel Games

Kickstarter Game of the Week: The Ballad Singer

Typically the visual novel genre conjures images of dating sims and anime, but some developers are working to change that. Italian Developer, Curtel Games...

Going Behind The Bar In Epic Tavern

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Hyperkinetic Studios has released their high-fantasy management sim, Epic Tavern on Steam Early Access. From it’s early days the...

Kickstarter Game of the Week: Trüberbrook

Despite their unique appearance, games that utilize physical 3D models digitized through photogrammetry haven’t fared well on Kickstarter. While they absolutely look amazing, they...

There’s No Rush To Play Gold Rush: The Game

Sometimes I wonder what life is like for people with actual, physically demanding jobs. Ha, just kidding. Even contemplating actual physical labor is enough...

Kickstarter Game of the Week: My Uncle Merlin

Look, on one side you have your fantasy genre with wizards and dragons. On the opposite end you have sci fi space adventures full...

Kickstarter MIA: Novus AEterno Devs Break Silence With New Promises

Way back in the forgotten days of the year 2013, Taitale Studios launched a Kickstarter for their massive MMORTS, Novus AEterno. The devs were...

Kickstarter Game of the Week: Blue Omen Operation

Game nostalgia comes in many forms, but the predominate one seems to be low-bit count pixel graphics. Maybe, just maybe, there is another way...

Kickstarter Game of the Week: Shadow’s Kiss

Vampires, much like any good horror icon, never die off completely. Even after the Twilight series earned them some bad press, people are still...

Ciel Fledge Raising Funds For Raising An Adopted Daughter

Studio Namaapa is a fledgling game developer from Indonesia. The team has been working on their current project, a raising sim called Ciel Fledge,...

Kickstarter Game of the Week: Du Lac & Fey: Dance of...

Salix Games is resurrecting Arthurian legends, knight Sir Lancelot Du Lac and sorceress Morgana Le Fey in their new narrative adventure. Du Lac &...

Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark Takes Idle Animations (and Backers) Seriously

When 6 Eyes Studio began developing their new tactical JRPG, they wanted to recreate some of their favorite classic games. To that end, Fell...

Split Your Party to Squash Foes in Hyakki Castle

Dungeon crawling is stressful work. A team of warriors assembles and explores an unmapped labyrinth where any dark corridor could be their last. So...

Kickstarter Game of the Week: Shakes & Fidget – The Adventure

Playa Games and King Art Games have teamed up to determine once and for all if gamers actually hate fun with their newest endeavor,...