After a week away, the update to what is looking cool on Kickstarter with gaming campaigns is back!
Updates first on campaigns previously covered and there’s an awful lot to update you on. Firstly we will start with campaigns that are struggling or have already failed. Struggling at the moment are a few, including Forged of Blood, Organism8, and Attack On Kitten (which has only 17 hours remaining). All will have trouble reaching their goals in time, so expect to hear next week that they were unsuccessful in achieving their targets. Two campaigns have also concluded without having met their goals and these are Innocence and King under the Mountain, which actually had its campaign cancelled. The people behind King under the Mountain are planning to relaunch their campaign soon, hoping to reach their goal next time; and the team behind Innocence haven’t given any update – again this is one that was last updated mid-March so it looks abandoned almost.
However, there’s good news too in equal amounts. Three campaigns have finished having met their goals already, those being Sacred Fire, STARFIGHTER INC and Pine. A few others are still running having made their targets or else are terribly close to doing so. Those that are running having met their goals right now are Gametee: World’s Finest Leather Notebooks for Gamers (and they’ve just passed a very big stretch goal too!) and Maximum Apocalypse; while the ones running very close to meeting their goals are OUTBUDDIES and Pawarumi. I expect to be telling you good news about those two as well in the weeks to come.
First up we have a game with a cover image of a character wearing armour that immediately made me think of Halo. Tells you what sort of game it’ll be then, sort of.
INTERSTELLAR ROGUE is indeed set in space, and you are shooting stuff – but it’s a roguelike/roguelite type game. The game is rendered in a 2D pixel art style, which the developer says he feels has ‘character’ over 3D. The page depicts some set-in-space fighting with your ship shooting incoming enemy craft and other space hazards, kind of ala Asteroids with the player in the middle and ships approaching all around them.
INTERSTELLAR ROGUE has a goal of £10,000 with 37 days to make it. It has raised £42 so far.
The Unique Adventure
Next up, we have a game where your decisions shape the story.
The Unique Adventure aims to be just that; unique. Your decisions will shape the entire path you take in the game, from moment one. The game is first-person and has narration as you progress. It’s also described as a comedy, so think something ala The Stanley Parable. There’s a demo available on the page too for people who want to try before the pledge.
The Unique Adventure has 16 more days to run, trying to make its £15,000 goal of which is has made £1,265 already.
Next up, we have an adventure throwback to 16-bit games.
Forsaken Castle is a platformer game, following a paladin as her quest for the light takes her into the castle to do battle with the evil inside. The campaign page lists a number of platforms, including Linux and the Nintendo Switch among the more common PC, Mac, and PS4 – the consoles though are stretch goals. This game also has an option to try before you pledge, with a link to the game’s pre-alpha on page.
Forsaken Castle has a $10,000 goal and has made $2,435 with 29 days to go.
Finally we have another game with a title in all-caps – a shooting game this time.
Q-YO is a retro-style shoot-’em-up with what is listed as “funny characters, ridiculous invaders and explosions everywhere” so they know what gamers who love this genre like. Explosions are always a big seller. There are a few playable characters, one of which seems to be a really intelligent guinea pig called ‘Mr. Cheeks’ (no, really) and another being a robot who wants senpai to notice her. Yeah.
Q-YO BLASTER has made MX$ 2,167 of its MX$ 12,666 goal so far, with 26 days to go.