A good Kickstarter pitch needs to be able to both show and tell what to expect from the final game. Unfortunately, not all projects get treated with the respect that they deserve. In the case of the Fox & Owl Kickstarter, there’s really not much there to entice someone to back it. What little we do know sounds like a good addition to a sidescroller fan’s collection, though.
Fox & Owl is a game about a wooden fox and owl as they escape some place in search of some place else. That’s pretty much all we know about the plot. Thankfully, there is a demo (Mac and Android only, for now) to try out. As much as I’d love to say that this one is worth backing, unless I’m able to try out the demo (I’m a Windows person), I’m going to have to give this one a pass.
Another glaring omission is the lack of any information about the creator or even a budget breakdown. It almost feels as if the person behind Fox & Owl is trying to distance himself from the project. Given the lack of information, there’s too many red flags currently. I do wish them the best of luck, but until some major changes are made this is an instant pass for me.
Fox & Owl is hardly the worst pitch that I’ve seen, but at the same time it still needs a lot more work. It could be worth keeping an eye on should more be added, though. If they add a Windows playable demo then I might give it a second glance.