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Shadow of the Eternals crowdfunding relaunched

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 26, 2013 6:00am PDT

Precursor Games has relaunched its crowdfunding campaign for Shadow of the Eternals, a "spiritual successor" to GameCube survival horror Eternal Darkness made by some of the folks behind the original at Silicon Knights. Which proved to be a bit of a problem, as many don't ha...

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"Check this project out again guys, the updates are looking pretty good (boxed Collector's ..."

- imbarkus see all 7 comments

Tabletop/video game hybrid Golem Arcana is next for Shadowrun Returns studio

By Steve Watts, Jul 25, 2013 8:15am PDT

HareBrained Schemes has debuted its next project, a hybrid tabletop/video game that uses real pieces with a mobile device for score-keeping. It will start crowd-funding in August.

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"There's something unique about having physical play pieces that can't be expressed via an ..."

- citizenswift see all 13 comments

Shadowrun Returns review: classic RPG reborn

By John Keefer, Jul 25, 2013 6:00am PDT

Shadowrun Returns is a triumphant return to the classic days of old-school computer RPGs.

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"says the guy who knows absolutely jack shit about game development"

- JohnnyRey see all 54 comments

Knights of Pen & Paper dev crowdfunding Power Rangers-y TV show sim

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 24, 2013 12:30pm PDT

Knights of Pen & Paper developer Behold Studios is planning another meta-game, this time a TV sim where you make a Power Rangers-ish show, with layers of running a studio and fighting tactical battles in episodes. It's trying to crowdfund Chroma Squad, and is having a great ...

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Giana Sisters dev crowdfunding Ravensdale

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 23, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams developer Black Forest Games was formed from remnants of Spellbound Entertainment, and is now resurrecting one of the Gothic 4 maker's old projects. It's trying to crowdfund Ravensdale, a steampunk fantasy "run&gun platformer" boasting four-play...

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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