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Collateral crowdfunding cyberpunk cab combat

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 29, 2013 1:30pm PDT

Somewhere between Quarantine, Crazy Taxi, and the movie The Fifth Element lies Collateral, plonking you behind the wheel of a heavily-armed hovercab in an an open-world cyberpunk city. Developer Dancing Dinosaur Games is in the middle of crowdfunding this jolly exciting idea...

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"Oh yeah!! Loved Quarantine!! Hope you can dive under the green fog into the slummed-up under city!!"

- etherspark see all 10 comments

Satellite Reign Kickstarter ends, hitting destructible environments stretch goal

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 29, 2013 11:30am PDT

It was looking ropey for a while, but Satellite Reign eventually blew through its £450,000 ($530k-ish) crowdfunding goal and on Sunday wrapped up its main campaign. The self-declared "spiritual successor" to Syndicate Wars hit some fine stretch goals towards the end, so it'...

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"we see more and more good sci-fi movie too.... maybe "real" shooter like COD will move over for ..."

- etherspark see all 23 comments

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