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Prodigy gameplay video shows off figurine battles

Prodigy gameplay video shows off figurine battles

Last month, we showed you Prodigy, a strategy RPG that uses real-world figurines a la What would Skylanders. The project has since gone to Kickstarter, and it's already raised more than its minimum goal.

Using figurines, players can place their characters on the front of the board to gain maximum attack, towards the back for maximum defense, or get a balance of both by being in the middle. Once characters are placed, actions can be taken by using various cards, like Attack, Defend, and more. Dropping a card on the board will have the game trigger an animation that plays on the TV screen. To get a better idea of exactly how the gameplay works, developer Hanakai Studio has released a new video.

Watch: Statues come to life »

"None of these type of games stick. I wonder why? Cost? Eye of Judgement did do so well, there ..."
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XCOM creator's 'Chaos Reborn' prototype playable in-browser

XCOM creator's 'Chaos Reborn' prototype playable in-browser

Chaos Reborn, the crowdfunded project from XCOM creator Julian Gollop, is now playable as a prototype. The reboot of the classic Spectrum game Chaos: The Battle of the Wizards will once again put wizards in a competition to the death.

Read more: Play in-browser or download the prototype »

"Looks cool, but the testimonial from Ken Levine is kinda weird."
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Last Life a sci-fi noir on Mars, and Double Fine's second publishing deal

Related Topics – PC, Double Fine, Mac, Linux, Crowdfunding, Sam Farmer
Last Life a sci-fi noir on Mars, and Double Fine's second publishing deal

Double Fine has revealed the second game to get a shot in the arm from its new indie publishing program, Last Life. The first salvo of the publisher's assistance is coming in helping to launch a crowd-funding effort, which is already well on its way to completion.

Read more: An episodic sci-fi noir on Mars »

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The Game Atelier make their games free to promote Flying Hamster 2

The Game Atelier make their games free to promote Flying Hamster 2

The Game Atelier's Flying Hamster became a surprise hit, downloaded over 1.7 million times ever since its humble debut on PSP back in 2010. The French studio wants to make a sequel-of-sorts, and is turning to Kickstarter to make their game real.

Although the original game was a hyper-cute shmup, Flying Hamster 2: Knight of the Golden Seed switches genres, turning into a platforming action RPG. It's still hyper-cute.

Read more: Get free games »

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Dragon Fin Soup video shows off 24 minutes of RPG battling on PlayStation

Dragon Fin Soup video shows off 24 minutes of RPG battling on PlayStation

Dragon Fish Soup is an upcoming tactical RPG styled after classic SNES JRPGs, with games like Secret of Mana and Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon as specific influences. Developed by Grimm Bros, the studio created by former Human Head COO, the game tells the story of Red Robin, an alcoholic mercenary that travels on Asura, a giant space turtle. What?

Watch: 24 minutes of gameplay »

"the concept art looks good but the gameplay models dont look right - not cartoony enough "
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Prodigy: a strategy RPG played with real world figurines

Prodigy: a strategy RPG played with real world figurines

What would Skylanders look like if it were designed specifically for adults? That seems to be the question Hanakai Studio is asking with its upcoming Prodigy, a strategy RPG that uses real-world figurines much like Activision's action game.

Player characters are represented by figurines, each containing a unique ID and NFC tag. By placing figurines on a specially designed board, the game will know where a character is facing--all while keeping track of XP and other unique attributes for the character.

Read more: It's like Yu-Gi-Oh »

""Players can place their characters on the front of the board to gain maximum attack, towards ..."
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Duelyst is a turn-based strategy game for browsers

Related Topics – PC, Crowdfunding, Counterplay Games
Duelyst is a turn-based strategy game for browsers

Keith Lee, former lead producer of Diablo 3 and lead game programmer at Insomniac Games, has started a new development studio: Counterplay Games. Their first effort is Duelyst, a turn-based strategy game that's targeting internet browsers. As is typical for new studios, the team is seeking crowdfunding to make their vision real.

Read more: Originally a tabletop game »

"This looks really cool! The original table top prototype is neat, too. I'll probably pick this ..."
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Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn is a thing, seeks crowdfunding

Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn is a thing, seeks crowdfunding

"Okay, I admit it. The first Shaq-Fu was terrible," basketball player Shaquille O'Neal admits in a new promo video for Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn. Yes, that is a thing. To make it a reality, a new crowdfunding campaign seeks $450,000 on Indiegogo.

"Shaq-Fu is what the original game should have been," the campaign page reads. The game promises to be a beat 'em up where players take control of a highly stylized Shaq as he battles dozens of enemies in dynamic arenas. Developer Big Deez Productions is aiming to have a combo system--one that allows players to choose from different fighting styles.

Watch: We're not going to FU it up this time »

"half a mil ? does that seem like a lot for a kickstarter game ?"
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One

Kingdom Come: Deliverance confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One

As Kingdom Come: Deliverance continues to draw dollars galore on Kickstarter, Warhorse Studios has announced that its medieval open-world RPG will indeed be coming to next-gen consoles. The developer had previously mentioned hopes for a next-gen release as well as PC, and now it's formally confirmed for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It's also shown off a grand hour of gameplay.

Watch: The live commentated demonstration »

"That "we have an investor waiting" stuff sure is common kickstarter jive. "
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Unsung Story reaches crowdfunding goal for PC, Mac, and Linux releases

Unsung Story reaches crowdfunding goal for PC, Mac, and Linux releases

Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians, the spiritual successor to Final Fantasy Tactics from creator Yasumi Matsuno, has crossed its crowdfunding goal with hours to spare. The game is in development for iOS and Android devices, but the additional funding will allow the publisher Playdek to release on PC, Mac, and Linux as well.

Read more: Reached $600,000 with 20 hours on the clock »

"I might have if it weren't for La-Mulana 2 and Darkest Dungeon. Too many solid Kickstarters ..."
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Elite: Dangerous trailer shows off multiplayer alpha action

Elite: Dangerous trailer shows off multiplayer alpha action

Chris Roberts's Star Citizen may be the big crowdfunded multiplayer space bonanza grabbing everyone's attention and money but hey, let's not forget about Elite: Dangerous. The long, long-awaited new space sim from Frontier Developments has rolled out the first version of its multiplayer to backers, and a new trailer details an early taste of what we'll be able to get up to with our chums in cold, unforgiving space space.

Watch: Co-op and competitive modes, for now »

"No they aren't. It's been confirmed. It's being considered whether they'll make it an upgrade ..."
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Crackdown dev joins Square Enix Collective crowdfunding initiative

Crackdown dev joins Square Enix Collective crowdfunding initiative

Square Enix has taken a major step forward with its Collective crowdfunding indie game initiative by recruiting three new studios for its pilot program. Among them is Crackdown developer Ruffian Games, who have announced a new game called Game of Glens.

Read more: Plus two more games»

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Open-world RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance launches Kickstarter

Open-world RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance launches Kickstarter

When Warhorse Studios announced its realistic medieval open-world RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance in December, it seemed to still have trouble securing a publisher. So blow that! The studio founded by folks including the creator of Mafia today launched a Kickstarter so it can finish the game and self-publish. It's looking for £300,000 ($500,000-ish) to prove to an investor that people are interested before the moneymen will pony up the rest.

Watch: Several minutes of gameplay in the pitch video »

"Watching this trailer just makes me fucking pissed that the days of new IPs are gone. 2007 was ..."
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Shroud of the Avatar releases first test version to backers

Shroud of the Avatar releases first test version to backers

Shroud of the Avatar is giving out the first tastes of gameplay, even as the full launch remains a year away. Those who backed Richard Garriott's Kickstarter can now download the "Release 1" client and start fiddling around with a few basic options.

Read more: Visit towns and decorate your house »

"Please do! It's been too long since we've had a good Ultima game"
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Diplopia uses Oculus Rift to help treat visual disorders

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Diplopia uses Oculus Rift to help treat visual disorders

Oculus Rift VR has previously shown potential for immersive horror, new starship piloting perspectives, and even the chance to perform surgery in new and graphic ways. Now the virtual reality peripheral is aiming to treat real-life diseases with a new game called Diplopia.

Read more: Improvement in 2-3 weeks »

"That probably means there could be some games that would cause or create lazy eye."
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