• 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...
  • Should We Be Able to Sell Used Digital Games?

    While it might seem like common sense that you can’t sell something that doesn’t physically exist, the option of selling used digital content obtained through...

    While it might seem like common sense that you can’t sell something that doesn’t physically exist, the option of selling used digital content obtained through services such as Steam or IndieCity is heavily debated in places like Germany. After a German court ruled that the trading of used software licenses is legal—and that the author...
  • Kickstarter Focus: Days of Dawn

    With a team selected from AION, Jagged Alliance Online, Rainbow Moon, Settlers 7, War of Worlds and Lords and Knights, Days of Dawn has an...

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    With a team selected from AION, Jagged Alliance Online, Rainbow Moon, Settlers 7, War of Worlds and Lords and Knights, Days of Dawn has an incredible amount of experience backing the project. However, they are setting out to do something completely new in the world of RPG gaming. The closest the industry has to it...
  • Kickstarting the Future: Why Fan Funding is a Good

    Kickstarter campaigns are all the rage lately. Some people absolutely love the idea, while others shun the concept altogether, claiming that it is wrong for...

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    Kickstarter campaigns are all the rage lately. Some people absolutely love the idea, while others shun the concept altogether, claiming that it is wrong for game developers (and other professionals) to ask for our money to make their projects a reality. It’s easy to see both sides of this growing issue, but it seems that those...
  • Moving the Kinect into Unknown Territory

    The Kinect has had a lackluster lifetime, with few developers using it as more than a gimmick to translate some dance moves or make their...

    The Kinect has had a lackluster lifetime, with few developers using it as more than a gimmick to translate some dance moves or make their arcade shooter slightly more interactive. It’s rare for the Kinect to have interesting functionality at all, with the few games that do use it focusing in on its microphone capabilities....
  • Kickstarter Focus: Project Gorgon

    Playing like an upgraded version of Runescape, Project: Gorgon is much more than its simple logo implies. It’s a complex MMO that’s already well-developed, and...

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    Playing like an upgraded version of Runescape, Project: Gorgon is much more than its simple logo implies. It’s a complex MMO that’s already well-developed, and the funding for the game is mainly going towards the graphics, animations, and extra features of the game. While it’s easy to dismiss this as just another low-quality MMO, it...
  • Kickstarter Focus: Death Inc.

    Ambient Studios is a team packed full of talent, with developers from Little Big Planet, Fable, Crysis 3, Battlefield 2, SimCity, along with many other...

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    Ambient Studios is a team packed full of talent, with developers from Little Big Planet, Fable, Crysis 3, Battlefield 2, SimCity, along with many other games. They formed the studio so that they could make their games the way they wanted to—and the first game they plan to deliver is Death Inc. The game plays...
  • Kickstarter Focus: Anima – Gate of Memories

    Stemming from the intensely popular Anima tabletop game, Anima: Gate of Memories is an artistic action RPG that draws from many inspirations such as Kingdom...

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    Stemming from the intensely popular Anima tabletop game, Anima: Gate of Memories is an artistic action RPG that draws from many inspirations such as Kingdom Hearts and God of War. Their goal is to animate the complex world that the original games have crafted in such detail and create an RPG world that gamers can...
  • 5 Reasons Ouya Will Succeed

    Ever since the Ouya’s funds surpassed its goal (it’s over quadruple its initial goal as I write this), there has been a lot of speculation...

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    Ever since the Ouya’s funds surpassed its goal (it’s over quadruple its initial goal as I write this), there has been a lot of speculation about its success or failure. Obviously the idea of a new console is very enticing, but at the same time, the Ouya barely offers more than a PC or smartphone...
  • Weekly News Roundup – DEC 30 2012

    This week was rather slow, with everyone distracted by the holidays! I didn’t even manage to finish my Greensleeves redstone composition in Minecraft (although the...

    This week was rather slow, with everyone distracted by the holidays! I didn’t even manage to finish my Greensleeves redstone composition in Minecraft (although the room for it is all hollowed out, thanks to the help of a friend). I’ll probably use it for another song. Ideas, anyone? Speaking of Minecraft, the documentary was released...