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Title: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: Intendant S on October 25, 2013, 04:23:44 PM
With Kickstarter and other crowdfunding sites being such a big part of gaming these days, I thought it would be a great idea to start a thread of interesting projects currently running.  If you've got one you'd like to share, don't hesitate to post the link here.
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: Intendant S on October 25, 2013, 04:24:12 PM
One aspect of adventure games, or really any game at all, that’s important to the playing experience is music.  It helps to breathe life into the story.  But, few actively pursue it as a central theme.  Enter Bolt Riley (http://www.kickstartadventure.com/home/currently-kickstarting-bolt-riley/), a story of reggae music and finding one’s place in society.  Working your way up to being a legend is the name of the game here.  And it looks like a great take on the genre.
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: stika on October 28, 2013, 05:52:49 AM
I actually haven't been keeping a lot of attention on KS these days, yes I know, shame on me :(

Are there any WRPGS on KS right now? I totally need to check it out!
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: Intendant S on October 28, 2013, 09:09:36 AM
WRPGs?  Not to my knowledge.  I am backing a JRPG-like (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1596638143/cosmic-star-heroine-sci-fi-spy-rpg-for-pc-mac-ps4), though.
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: Big C from Cauney island on October 28, 2013, 06:02:56 PM
I saw a kickstarter a while back for some guy who wanted people to give him money so he could do whatever he wanted with his life. That is a cool idea. I saw a beggar with a sign that read "Need money for beer - why lie?". I actually did give him something, I appreciated the honesty.
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: stika on October 29, 2013, 07:24:46 AM
Oh yeah I saw Cosmic Star Heroine, as a fan of old 8 bit and 16 bit Phantasy Star games I really wish I had the disposable income to back them
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: Intendant S on October 31, 2013, 12:41:43 PM
The horror…the horror!  What is it about scary games that draw us to them?  Why do we let our fears out and play around with pixelated horrors and gore?  I think science is still trying to figure that one out, but in my opinion it’s because we LIKE to be scared out of our wits.  Which is why we’re featuring a documentary on these creepy and horrifying games.  Take a look into the looking glass at Playing With Fear (http://www.kickstartadventure.com/home/currently-kickstarting-playing-with-fear/), a feature film and Web series dissecting the art, craft and community of horror video games.
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: HitBattousai on November 01, 2013, 10:00:49 PM
Here's the Kickstarter for The 7th Guest 3: The Collector: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1559170459/the-7th-guest-3-the-collector
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: HitBattousai on November 11, 2013, 07:51:11 PM
And here's one for The Dead Flowers Case by some of the people who made Amerzone and Syberia: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1981824375/the-dead-flowers-case
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: HitBattousai on December 01, 2013, 08:55:03 PM
Read Only Memories, a Snatcher-esque retro adventure game that looks promising: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gaymercon/read-only-memories-a-tribute-to-90s-adventure-game
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: HitBattousai on December 31, 2013, 03:12:07 PM
The first Kickstarter campaign for the 7th Guest 3: The Collector failed, so they have started another of sorts at a lower budget point: https://trilobyte.crowdhoster.com/the-7th-guest-3-the-collector
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: HitBattousai on January 07, 2014, 02:29:48 PM
Here's a FMV adventure game Kickstarter called Contradiction: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/139513174/contradiction/
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: Intendant S on February 04, 2014, 12:23:01 PM
The awesome guys at Infamous Quests just launched a Kickstarter for an old school hint book for their Quest for Infamy retro-style adventure game. Complete with the red cellophane decoder that we all remember and love from the glory days of Sierra On-Line. Also, if you missed out on the original campaign, you can get a copy (physical big box or digital) on some of the tiers.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1992695780/the-quest-for-infamy-companion-art-strategy-hint-b/
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: HitBattousai on February 04, 2014, 12:27:35 PM
That art does look quite good.
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: Intendant S on February 13, 2014, 01:15:58 PM
Steampunk is a genre that doesn’t get as much love as it deserves. Like its cousin, cyberpunk, it deals with themes of advanced technology (for its time, at least) and with the plight of a downtrodden people, forced to live in disgusting and poor conditions, while the upper class lives off of wealth. Unlike cyberpunk, though, its generally represented in a past setting (usually in the 1800s) instead of the near future. Enter Blackmore (http://www.kickstartadventure.com/home/currently-kickstarting-blackmore/), the latest in an ever increasing stable of crowdfunded adventure games and paying homage to this underutilized subsection of science fiction storytelling.
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: HitBattousai on February 18, 2014, 10:21:58 PM
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kingartgames/487759540
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: HitBattousai on March 06, 2014, 08:54:53 PM
Some of the Snatcher team has gotten in on the Kickstarter action: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iqioi/blackmore-a-steampunk-adventure-game
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: HitBattousai on March 07, 2014, 12:27:42 PM
Also, if you like visual novels, the first one of this series was pretty good and the creators have gotten on the Kickstarter bandwagon to try and make more: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dischan/dysfunctional-systems
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: HitBattousai on March 09, 2014, 12:23:24 AM
Nice art style on this one: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iggynore/shrug-island
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: Intendant S on April 08, 2014, 02:20:20 PM
Dystopian and post-apocalyptic titles are pretty commonplace in media in any form, and with good reason. It takes a bleak look at what the future could hold for humanity should it ever stray towards the path of self-destruction. A warning letter to future generations to get their act together, if you will. And to stand out in the crowd you’d need to have some something unique to get people to take notice of it. Dead Syncrhonicity (http://www.kickstartadventure.com/home/ending-soon-dead-synchronicity-2/) promises the standard trope and more. With a twist unlike any other that’s come before it.
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: Intendant S on April 12, 2014, 10:08:34 AM
“In 1945 a group of captured soldiers were placed in a POW camp and told they would never escape. Using their specialist skills, these man promptly devised a plan to attempt their most daring breakout yet.”

So if you can steal enough supplies,
and sneak past the guards,
and if you can get over the fence…

maybe you’re ready for…

The BREAKOUT! (http://www.kickstartadventure.com/home/currently-kickstarting-the-breakout/)
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: Intendant S on April 16, 2014, 11:27:41 PM
The tales of H.P. Lovecraft are timeless for those who enjoy a good horror story. And with good reason. His stories have inspired generations that have come after him just as Edgar Allan Poe had influenced his writing. Delving into many aspects of what makes a person lose their mind and drawing from their deepest, darkest fears is what brings people back to classics like the Cthulhu Mythos. And the latest game to tackle these themes is The Eldritch Cases: Dagon (http://www.kickstartadventure.com/home/currently-kickstarting-the-eldritch-cases-dagon/), an adventure game that sets its sights on one of the most iconic villages ever put to pen by the seminal author.
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: HitBattousai on May 04, 2014, 12:09:19 AM
Visual Novel style adventure game: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2921787/exogenesis-post-apocalyptic-tokyo-adventure-visual/
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: revolutionaut on June 19, 2014, 04:21:40 AM
I love adventure games, especially when they do something different with the art or story. A Song for Viggo (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/109042642/a-song-for-viggo-a-game-made-of-paper-unfolding-de) tries a bit of both.
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: barnEbiss-SIP on August 09, 2014, 08:09:43 AM
Hi guys wanted to let you know about a kickstarter project I am working on with some friends.

Over the past three years me and some friends were working on a RTS fan tribute remake of the old RTS Netstorm Island at war in the Unity engine, our fan project caught the attention of the original developers who made the first game and they helped us approach Activision about making it into an official Netstorm II, but Activision was not interested in seeing it developed further under the old IP, but we had the option of dropping the old IP and setting the game in a new world and IP just with same gameplay mechanics as in old game of warring priests and floating islands with bridging.

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We went with the second option and switched to a new IP and game world, we are working with the original dev team now on creating the new art direction for the world with Morgan Ogburn and Beverly Garland helping on the art side, also the one developer Jim Greer that launched Kongregate games kicked has kicked in 10k to our kickstarter we have also gotten a boost from Tripwire interactive on our kickstarter we are currently at 12,603$ on our kickstarter, trying desperately to reach 40k so we can reach our 50k goal,if there are any old time Netstorm players here I hope you will check out our reboot of gameplay style and consider backing us and push so we can launch further full development of DOTS..

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/525138512/disciples-of-the-storm


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Disciples of the Storm (DOTS) is a unique, fast-paced, real-time-strategy game which will have some elements of role playing. DOTS game play takes place on the world of Sonus, shattered by a continuous war among the Tempests of Rain, Wind, and Thunder. The only refuge is on floating islands of the planet’s fractured crust, suspended in the winds of perpetual gales. As the High Priest of your tribe, you must align yourself with one of the Tempests to appease their lust for battle and gain their favor by sacrificing your enemies. Victory will grant you new technology and spells that will aid your tribe in ascending from the storm to the safe heavens above.
Title: Re: The Kickstarter Thread
Post by: barnEbiss-SIP on June 23, 2015, 10:58:56 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYRVjLp1G7s

Hello all, this is Nathan from Storm Isle Productions last year we attempted to do a kickstarter that we had posted about on here at the time, but due to time and just coming out from switching IP we did not have much to show of other own content,our studio has been working over the past year on a slew of new content from unit designs and buildings to help showcase the direction we are moving in for our RTS game that is an inspired reboot of the gameplay style seen in the old RTS classic netstorm islands at war but set in a strictly new game world and IP that we have been creating with help from some of the team that worked on the old Netstorm.

We hope people will check out our kickstarter and look at the new content we have produced help us spread the word.

Disciples Of The Storm (DOTS) is a unique, fast paced Real Time Strategy (RTS) game set in the fantasy world of Sonus where an ancient feud between the deities, known as Tempests, have torn the world apart leaving little more than raging storms below and skies filled with floating remnant of islands where the people of Sonus now live. The four factions of rain, wind, sun and thunder must battle to survive in this harsh climate gathering resources and gain favor from the Tempests.

Build your temples and workshops to unlock units to wage war on your enemies and capture and offer up enemy high priests to gain favor with the deities.

With a unique bridging mechanic system that allows players to deploy networks of bridges to link islands along with a multitude of unique faction unit types combining elements of Tower Defense meets active Tower Offense.


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Features:



- Easy to learn gameplay.
- feature rich world with floating vine covered islands. ruined structures remnants from before the sundering that tore the land apart and cast the fragments to the skies.
- competitive play in Multiplayer with ranking and score tracking.
- carry over skills from game to game unlocked by players priest.
- High Priests in war hats :)


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Kickstarter

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/525138512/disciples-of-the-storm-rts

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Twitter - @StormIsleProduc
Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/groups/DisciplesOfTheStorm
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http://www.disciplesofthestorm.stormisleproductions.com
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