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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 »

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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 »

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Inafune in talks for Mighty No. 9 movie adaptation

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Inafune in talks for Mighty No. 9 movie adaptation

Keiji Inafune's Mega Man-like project Mighty No. 9, which raised over $3.8 millon on Kickstarter, isn't slated to release until 2015. However, the game could be just the start for the new hero, as word has it that someone could be signing on to produce a movie script very soon.

Read more: A Mighty Future For No. 9 »

"Yeah, but no, the example footage they showed on their kickstarter was very obviously an unreal ..."
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LEVEL: a puzzle-platformer from Chatty's theDrMikey

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LEVEL: a puzzle-platformer from Chatty's theDrMikey

Mike Stanton (known to Chatty as theDrMikey) is no stranger to game development, having previously participated in Activision's Independent Games Competition in 2012 and also having worked on a 2D deathmatch game called Vespidae.

Now Stanton is looking to start his next project, a unique puzzle platformer called LEVEL, which was originally submitted to Sony for a split-screen tablet that didn't wind up seeing the light of day. He's taken his pitch to Kickstarter, where he hopes the Shacknews community and other fellow gamers will help make his next game a reality.

Read more: From basic platformer to full adventure »

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Red Baron Kickstarter aims for revival

Red Baron Kickstarter aims for revival

The classic PC flight sim Red Baron is mounting a comeback, backed by the power of (what else?) crowd-funding. Developer Mad Otter Games has announced plans for a modern Red Baron, with original creator Damon Slye in the cockpit.

Watch: Pitch video with prototype footage »

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Alone brings supernatural meta horror to Oculus Rift VR

Alone brings supernatural meta horror to Oculus Rift VR

Oculus Rift seems ideally suited for horror, as evidenced by our recent eyes-on at IndieCade. Developer Greenwood Games (consisting of industry veterans from Vicarious Visions and Ironclad Games) is also taking a stab with a new psychological horror game called Alone.

Read more: A game within a game »

"Man VR and a good horror....wow I dont think I have been this excited since i got my Vic20"
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SCALE is a first-person puzzler that has you re-sizing the world

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SCALE is a first-person puzzler that has you re-sizing the world

Like Portal, SCALE is a fascinating first-person puzzler that replaces a traditional gun with an inventive new gameplay mechanic. In CubeHeart's game, you have the ability to resize objects in the world: making bigger or smaller as you see fit. It's easy to imagine the puzzling opportunities enabled by the scaling mechanic.

Watch: Change the world »

"Good music, nice look, clever ideas. Looks like a cool game. I hope he gets his funding (but ..."
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Mighty No. 9 from Mega Man creator coming to nearly every platform

Mighty No. 9 from Mega Man creator coming to nearly every platform

The Kickstarter campaign for Mighty No. 9 is coming to a close. As it reaches its final hours, the development team at Comcept has prepared a concept video on what to expect.

Fans have already raised over $3.5 million for the project, beating the initial request of $900K by quite a healthy amount. Additional platforms were listed as part of the campaign's stretch goals, and so the game is now set for nearly every platform imaginable: PC, Mac, Linux, PS3, PS4, Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, and 3DS. Some porting will be handled by Abstraction Games.

But what is Mighty No. 9? It's a new game from Keiji Inafune, best known as "the creator of Mega Man." Taking many elements from his Capcom franchise, this 2D shooter stars yet another blue robot hero.

Read more: It's pretty much Mega Man »

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StarCraft Universe mod seeks Kickstarter funds

StarCraft Universe mod seeks Kickstarter funds

Mod group Upheaval Arts wants crowdfunded support to finish making StarCraft Universe, a mod that transforms StarCraft 2 into a multiplayer online RPG. (It was originally named World of StarCraft.)

SCU is set in an alternate reality, where Kerrigan is unable to stop the hybrid's assault, leaving the Protoss defeated. It's all being done with Blizzard's "blessing/permission" as well.

Read more: Seeking $80,000 »

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American McGee launches OZombie Kickstarter

American McGee launches OZombie Kickstarter

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 game. The company is moving forward with the other game it has been working on, set in a steampunk version of Oz.

Read more: The scarecrow wants brains »

"I don't see this one making that crazy amount. Their video is trying too hard to be funny and ..."
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Double Fine launches Kickstarter for Massive Chalice

Double Fine launches Kickstarter for Massive Chalice

After its successful push to fund Broken Age, Double Fine has gone back to the crowdfunding well again, launching another Kickstarter campaign to fund a new turn-based tactics title set in a feudal fantasy world called Massive Chalice. The goal is $725,000.

Read more: An immortal sovereign to build a dynasty »

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Camelot Unchained funded, adds two stretch goals

Camelot Unchained funded, adds two stretch goals

It looks like MMO server-vs-server warfare in Camelot will become a reality after Kickstarter project Camelot Unchained concluded its crowdfunding pitch with more than $2.25 million. The subscription-based game, which plays on the nostalgia of the MMO Dark Age of Camelot, will focus on crafting, realm vs. realm combat and player housing.

Read more: Archer class and new races added »

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Wasteland 2 dev: Crowdfunding means Walmart can't change content any more

Wasteland 2 dev: Crowdfunding means Walmart can't change content any more

Brian Fargo has been an outspoken proponent of crowdfunding since before his company successfully kickstarted Wasteland 2. However, the inXile Entertainment CEO said that one of the biggest reasons he is thrilled with the process is no more outside interference on games the audience wants made.

Read more: Weighing expectations »

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Torment: Tides of Numenera sets Kickstarter record

Torment: Tides of Numenera sets Kickstarter record

inXile Entertainment's Torment: Tides of Numenera has set a new Kickstarter record as the most-funded video game in the crowdfunding site's history, wrapping up over the weekend with a whopping $4,188,927 in pledges. It raked in at least $127,000 or so in direct pledges too. The RPG's crowdfunding campaign isn't over quite yet, as inXile will keep things running until the end of April to try to hit its $4.5 million stretch goal of a stronghold for players to call their very own.

Read more: Development will kick off after a short break »

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Torment pushing toward $4 million; adds new screenshot

Torment pushing toward $4 million; adds new screenshot

With about 24 hours to go, inXile Entertainment is making one final push to hit $4 million in its Torment: Tides of Numenera crowdfunding campaign, releasing a new screenshot and the vision document for the project.

Read more: 27 pages of vision »

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