Kickstarter News


Descent Reboot Campaign Announced

By Steven Wong, Mar 10, 2015 10:00am PDT

Eric "Wingman" Peterson (Wing Commander, Starlancer, Star Citizen) has announced a crowdfunding campaign for Descent: Underground, based on the sci-fi vehicle shooter from the 90s.


"Descent multiplayer over the Internet using KALI was the first deathmatch I ever played and it ..."

- Gwyndion see all 16 comments

Opinion: Godus: The Promises of a Fallen God Game Creator

By Steven Wong, Feb 12, 2015 1:00pm PST

It's clear that Peter Molyneux and 22Cans issued a series of false promises when launching Godus' crowdfunding campaign. All in addition to treating Bryan Henderson, the winner of the Curiosity cube, badly. Does all this impact the public's faith in crowdfunding?


"Peter may have very well fucked it up for other developers that take these matters ULTRA ..."

- rtricoche see all 6 comments

Moonman is a rogue-like adventure inspired by Spelunky and Terraria

By Daniel Perez, Feb 04, 2015 9:15am PST

Moonman is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, so if you like what you see, be sure to open your wallets!


Wasteland 2 developer teases new RPG

By Steven Wong, Dec 05, 2014 7:30am PST

Wasteland 2 developer inXile Entertainment teases that  a new "passionatly demanded" RPG may be in the works.


"Very much what it says on the tin. A verbose sequel to a classic computer RPG that defines ..."

- Alastayr see all 10 comments

Monkey Island creator announces new point-and-click adventure game

By Daniel Perez, Nov 19, 2014 12:00pm PST

Miss the glory days of old-school adventure games? Well, Thimbleweed Park is here to fill that vapid hole in your very existence.


"Not even that, this just looks like more of the same. Maniac Mansion was a neat game but this is ..."

- kartooner see all 8 comments

Rogue Wizards impressions: Building a dungeon that falls away

By Steven Wong, Oct 07, 2014 9:30am PDT

Rogue Wizards, a roge-like dungeon crawler with turn-based combat and cartoon graphics, recently launched its Kickstarter campaign. I go hands-on with an early build of the game to see how these dungeons are shaping up.


"They don't mention IAP on the Kickstarter page and closed beta doesn't start until 2015. The ..."

- lefthighkick see all 12 comments

Night Trap: ReVamped begins KickStarter program

By Robert Workman, Aug 11, 2014 5:30pm PDT

The Sega CD "classic" may be on its way back, thanks to a new crowdfunding campaign.


"The second one was not-so-great. But it was something else for the time. But if a Tex Murphy ..."

- Donborvio see all 17 comments

Homestuck game now in development following $2.4M Kickstarter

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 21, 2014 8:15pm PDT

The popular MS Paint Adventure known as Homestuck is a step closer to becoming a reality. After raising $2.4 million on Kickstarter, the game now has a developer, with The Odd Gentlemen opting to head the project.


"Homestuck was never drawn with MS Paint actually. Hussie only used MS Paint for a one or 2 of ..."

- DedlokPM see all 2 comments

A history of video game funding

By Steven Wong, May 30, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Last week, Harmonix completed a Kickstarter campaign to develop a remake of the classic music and rhythm game, Amplitude for modern systems. There were close-calls, and for a while it seemed like the project wouldn't make its $775,000 goal. But a last minute push brought the...


"Stories about the Tiberian Sun FMV stuff was fascinating to read. Friggin James Earl Jones as a ..."

- MercFox1 see all 7 comments

Prodigy gameplay video shows off figurine battles

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 14, 2014 3:30pm PDT

Last month, we showed you Prodigy, a strategy RPG that uses real-world figurines a la What would Skylanders. To get a better idea of exactly how the gameplay works, developer Hanakai Studio has released a new video.


"None of these type of games stick. I wonder why? Cost? Eye of Judgement did do so well, there ..."

- rtricoche see all 5 comments

Prodigy: a strategy RPG played with real world figurines

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 26, 2014 7:00am PDT

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.


""Players can place their characters on the front of the board to gain maximum attack, towards ..."

- Longgshot see all 10 comments

Inafune in talks for Mighty No. 9 movie adaptation

By Robert Workman, Feb 07, 2014 12:30pm PST

A lot of excitement has been brewing for Keiji Inafune's Mega Man-like project Mighty No. 9, which raised record funds on Kickstarter last year and...


"Yeah, but no, the example footage they showed on their kickstarter was very obviously an unreal ..."

- isochronous see all 4 comments

LEVEL: a puzzle-platformer from Chatty's theDrMikey

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 10, 2014 2:45pm PST

Mike Stanton (a.k.a. theDrMikey) has opened a Kickstarter for a new game called LEVEL, a puzzle-platformer in which a maintenance bot scrolls the screen forward, while areas above and below him remain in place.


Red Baron Kickstarter aims for revival

By Steve Watts, Oct 24, 2013 1:45pm PDT

The classic PC flight sim Red Baron is aiming to take off again, with a $250,000 crowd-funding target and a prototype video that shows some dogfighting action.


"I thought there wasn't going to be no more kickstarter games for news here anymore? Or did that ..."

- Sailor of Fortune see all 10 comments

Alone brings supernatural meta horror to Oculus Rift VR

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 21, 2013 5:30pm PDT

Oculus Rift VR has shown potential for true horror and Greenwood Games is hoping to capture that with their upcoming supernatural game within a game, Alone.


"Man VR and a good horror....wow I dont think I have been this excited since i got my Vic20"

- wiz1974 see all 12 comments