• Kickstarter Focus: Blackspace

    Like Planetary Annihilation, Blackspace is a real-time strategy game that focuses on extraterrestrial mining and warfare. Unlike Planetary Annihilation, the focus is more on mining...

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    Like Planetary Annihilation, Blackspace is a real-time strategy game that focuses on extraterrestrial mining and warfare. Unlike Planetary Annihilation, the focus is more on mining than the warfare bit. The entire preview of it resembles a more aggressive version of Minecraft—although instead of focusing on building, you focus entirely on staying alive. Despite insisting that...
  • Kickstarter Focus: AERO

    Backed and helped by Bill Nye himself, AERO is a game that explains the complex parts of aerodynamics as a simple game. Rarely do educational...

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    Backed and helped by Bill Nye himself, AERO is a game that explains the complex parts of aerodynamics as a simple game. Rarely do educational games with gimmicky add-ons catch my attention, but after seeing AERO in action, I can’t express how fun it looks in words. The graphics are incredibly charming, the UI looks...
  • Kickstarter Focus: ORBITOR

    Looking like a spin-off of Angry Birds Space, ORBITOR manages to take the gravity element of that game and make it the focus. Developed by...

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    Looking like a spin-off of Angry Birds Space, ORBITOR manages to take the gravity element of that game and make it the focus. Developed by a small studio called Evil Alien, the $60,000 goal is merely to cover costs for licenses and technology–compared to many other games on Kickstarter, their goal is exceptionally low. The...
  • Kickstarter Focus: Full Bore

    Looking like a combination of Terraria and the digging minigame of Okami, Full Bore is one of the most polished games on Kickstarter at the...

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    Looking like a combination of Terraria and the digging minigame of Okami, Full Bore is one of the most polished games on Kickstarter at the moment, and they even have a demo available as proof of their current investment in the game. With a sharp but simple pixel art style and solid gameplay mechanics available...
  • Kickstarter Focus: Distance

    Backed by industry leaders such as the co-creator of Gears of War, Cliff Bleszinski, and lead programmer of San Francisco Rush 2049, Aaron Hightower, Distance...

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    Backed by industry leaders such as the co-creator of Gears of War, Cliff Bleszinski, and lead programmer of San Francisco Rush 2049, Aaron Hightower, Distance is a spiritual successor to indie racing game Nitronic Rush. Their intention is to take arcade racing to the next level, and instead of pursuing realism like the rest of...
  • Kickstarter Focus: Radio the Universe

    Radio the Universe is a unique project that reminds me of Limbo, Home, and Sword & Sworcery, since it relies very heavily on its visual...

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    Radio the Universe is a unique project that reminds me of Limbo, Home, and Sword & Sworcery, since it relies very heavily on its visual theme while telling its story and delivering high-quality gameplay. Made mainly by one person, this game has just the right dose of retro to get away with pixel art and...
  • Kickstarter Focus: MAK

    MAK (pronounced ‘make’) arguably contains the best relative gravity of any game ever designed—and just as well, since the game is based around it. The...

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    MAK (pronounced ‘make’) arguably contains the best relative gravity of any game ever designed—and just as well, since the game is based around it. The game gives you a character that can jump from rock to rock through space, along several different building blocks (literally—they are cube-shaped) to help you travel or defend your territory....
  • Kickstarter Focus: Super Bunny Insurrection

    From the creator of the online comic Guinea Something Good comes a new retro platformer that takes a new perspective on the genre. I mean...

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    From the creator of the online comic Guinea Something Good comes a new retro platformer that takes a new perspective on the genre. I mean that literally, since the game will actually spin as you play through, giving the impression of a 3D world. In that regard, it’s a bit like Fez (although the two...
  • Kickstarter Focus: Shadowgate

    One of the first point-and-click games to hit the markets and one that shaped the entire genre for decades to come, Shadowgate is finally able...

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    One of the first point-and-click games to hit the markets and one that shaped the entire genre for decades to come, Shadowgate is finally able to make a reappearance through the Kickstarter platform. Massively updating the graphics and UI with current-gen capabilities, the new Shadowgate looks amazing compared to other point-and-click adventures, and absolutely blows...
  • Kickstarter Focus: Megabits

    With all the generation six fanfare happening on Pokémon news sites, it’s only natural that this week’s feature is a monster game. Megabits is a...

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    With all the generation six fanfare happening on Pokémon news sites, it’s only natural that this week’s feature is a monster game. Megabits is a game that allows you to gather, locate, collect, and evolve fighting monsters that stay with you in your pocket wherever you go. Unlike Pokémon, the game also allows you to...