• Kickstarter Focus: Bloom

    Bloom is an upcoming isometric RPG (similar to Bastion) that has a lot of promise when it comes to art, plot, and presentation. The preview...

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    Bloom is an upcoming isometric RPG (similar to Bastion) that has a lot of promise when it comes to art, plot, and presentation. The preview for it is beautiful and the development asides show that Studio Fawn has put a lot of thought into their creative process. Although the game has a huge goal on...
  • Susan O’Connor Got Me to Donate to Massive Chalice

    After finally carving away a little down time at work, I hopped onto Twitter and saw something unexpected.  Double Fine had gone back to the...

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    After finally carving away a little down time at work, I hopped onto Twitter and saw something unexpected.  Double Fine had gone back to the Kickstarter well that had funded their impending release, Broken Age; this time with a turn-based strategy game called Massive Chalice.  Last I checked, the game has already raised $535,000 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • Top 5 Gaming Wishes of 2013

    2012 is wrapping up pretty nicely, especially since none of those apocalypses ended up happening. As we exchange our calendars and turn over the page...

    2012 is wrapping up pretty nicely, especially since none of those apocalypses ended up happening. As we exchange our calendars and turn over the page for a new year, here is a small wish list of five things I would like to see next year (and hey, might actually happen!). 5) Next Gen of Pokémon...
  • 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...
  • Kickstarter Focus: Devil’s Cove

    Looking like a game fresh off the PC shelves of Wal-mart (you know the ones I’m talking about), Devil’s Cove is a curious addition to...

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    Looking like a game fresh off the PC shelves of Wal-mart (you know the ones I’m talking about), Devil’s Cove is a curious addition to the growing library of game pitches on Kickstarter. Made by an independent company who had the luxury of making dozens of games before, the game’s demo has a unique mix...
  • 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: Homestuck Adventure Game

    The Homestuck Adventure Game has been online for roughly 24 hours and it has already amassed $545,000. Yes, that is the right amount of zeroes....

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    The Homestuck Adventure Game has been online for roughly 24 hours and it has already amassed $545,000. Yes, that is the right amount of zeroes. The goal is a lofty $700,000, and Hussie’s fans have already propelled it to nigh-completion. I debated whether or not to actually feature the Kickstarter, but ultimately as a reader...