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Satellite Reign trailer shows more of Syndicate Wars 'spiritual successor'

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 22, 2013 6:45am PDT

With only six days left on its crowdfunding campaign, somehow Satellite Reign may not quite hit its $530,000 (ish) goal. So, to stir up interest, here's a short new trailer of an in-engine "gameplay visualisation" showing how its cyberpunk city and squad-based tactical actio...

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"Support agent? Now it's starting to feel gamey. Still a nice title that should make the cut."

- Xulu see all 14 comments

Wasteland 2 delayed due to expanded scope

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 22, 2013 6:00am PDT

inXile Entertainment had long hoped to launch Wasteland 2 in October, but has needed to push its crowdfunded RPG back a little. All those stretch goals it hit have made for a whole lot of extra work, see, so development's running about six weeks behind. inXile now plans to d...

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"I suspect the truth is that it's way more than 6 weeks behind. This announcement is just a bid ..."

- PenicillinX57 see all 7 comments

Ouya launches $1 million fund to secure exclusives

By Steve Watts, Jul 18, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Ouya has announced a $1 million pool of funds to be doled out towards promising Kickstarter Android projects that commit to 6 months of Ouya exclusivity.

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"You guys just don't understand what is at the root of this platform. Whatever man."

- rtricoche see all 7 comments

Police Quest creator crowdfunding Precinct

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 16, 2013 9:15am PDT

The folks behind Space Quest have crowdfunded a rebirth of their adventure game series, and here comes another Sierra 'Quest' classic. Police Quest creator Jim Walls is looking for $500,000 to fund his new first-person police procedural, named Precinct.

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"The only Police Quest he did was Police Quest 4 though. After that, it quickly became SWAT, ..."

- gzubluck see all 17 comments

Shroud of the Avatar progress video shows off 11 minutes of gameplay

By Steve Watts, Jul 12, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Richard Garriott has released a video of the Shroud of the Avatar prototype he recently showed at the Rooster Teeth expo.

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"Yeah, thought I hope we can stay zoomed in all the time and not have the overhead map."

- Ziz see all 5 comments

Wasteland 2 signs physical distribution deal with Deep Silver

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 11, 2013 6:45am PDT

One big drive in the recent crowdfunding bonanza has been a sentiment of "publishers can go rot", but publishers do also provide valuable services beyond developers' area of expertise. Wasteland 2 developer inXile today announced it's signed a distribution deal with publishe...

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"It sounds like they would be smart to do that, considering they are the ones who stand to lose ..."

- Gwyndion see all 6 comments

Broken Age running out of money, releasing in two halves on Steam Early Access

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 03, 2013 6:00am PDT

Raising $3.4 million may have been far beyond Broken Age's crowdfunding goal of $400,000, but Tim Schafer has said that "didn't stop me from getting excited and designing a game so big that it would need even more money." Facing running out of cash to make the adventure game...

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"Yeah, it's not like anyone there has ever made a game before... "

- Sephiras see all 115 comments

Double Fine's Massive Chalice Kickstarter ends at $1.2 million

By Steve Watts, Jun 28, 2013 9:00am PDT

Double Fine's Kickstarter campaign for Massive Chalice has ended, raising about $1.2 million from its initial $725,000 goal.

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"Though yer i wouldn't mind seeing some gameplay before i backed it, does sound awesome though."

- WootheDave see all 4 comments

Syndicate Wars co-creator crowdfunding 'spiritual successor' Satellite Reign

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 28, 2013 6:45am PDT

Starbreeze's recent FPS reboot Syndicate did offer some jolly pleasant cyborg murder machine co-op action, but it was certainly nothing like the original. It may not matter if rights-holder EA has no interest in careful top-down tactical games, as Syndicate Wars co-creator M...

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"Between this, Star Citizen and Shroud of the Avatar, my teenage years are coming back alive!"

- Maarc see all 3 comments

Cosmic Star Heroine announced by Penny Arcade dev Zeboyd

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 26, 2013 10:00am PDT

After two years on the Penny Arcade series, Zeboyd Games is back to doing its own thing. The retro RPG enthusiast yesterday announced its next game, Cosmic Star Heroine, a sci-fi RPG starring a space-spy catapulted to fame and perilous danger after her cover is blown.

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"Here's hoping this will be the Chrono Trigger of Zeboyd RPGs."

- Memphis-Ahn see all 4 comments

American McGee launches OZombie Kickstarter

By John Keefer, Jun 25, 2013 4:00pm PDT

It appears American McGee and his team at Spicy Horse are not waiting around to see if he can secure the rights to the Alice franchise for a new...

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"I don't see this one making that crazy amount. Their video is trying too hard to be funny and ..."

- TotalRecall see all 10 comments

Original SOCOM creative director crowdfunding 'spiritual successor'

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 10, 2013 8:45am PDT

You there, do you fancy a PC tactical shooter lead by the creative director of the first two SOCOM games? Prove it. David Sears and the gang at Special Operations Forces Studios are trying to crowdfund "a spiritual successor" to those PS2 games, or more accurately a showcase...

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"yay...just what we need...another "tactical" military shooter. I think that the only cache ..."

- Th3rdSun see all 2 comments

Shadow of the Eternals crowd-funding temporarily suspended

By Steve Watts, Jun 04, 2013 2:00pm PDT

Precursor Games has decided to suspend its Kickstarter campaign and cancel its own Web site's crowd-funding, with plans to relaunch the Kickstarter (only) in a few weeks.

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"this explains it well enough: ..."

- Home Nugget see all 17 comments

Double Fine's Massive Chalice passes Kickstarter goal

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 04, 2013 8:30am PDT

Turns out, people are pretty keen to see more games from Double Fine. Who knew? The Psychonauts dev's pitch for roguelike-inspired strategy RPG Massive Chalice has apparently struck a chord, passing its crowdfunding goal of $725,000 in only five days. Gosh, and it still has ...

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"I wish I could trade in my Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter pledge for this one instead. Oh ..."

- PenicillinX57 see all 19 comments

Double Fine's Schafer sees 'big future' in crowdfunding

By Steve Watts, May 31, 2013 8:00am PDT

Double Fine head Tim Schafer talks about the crowdfunding trend, using the model regularly, and how the options give it more flexibility in making deals with publishers.

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"For twenty bucks, I could care less. I'm investing in the studio and the people, and at the end ..."

- wedgeski see all 12 comments