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Areal releases prototype footage to more accusations

Whatever happens with the Areal Kickstarter, it’ll serve as a useful case study in how not to present your crowd-funding project to the public.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Jul 2014 | Comments Off

Road Redemption reveals new game modes

Road Redemption can be seen as the sequel to the late 90′s Road Rash console series.

By David Reid | 13 Jun 2014 | Comments Off

Chaos Reborn Preview

The original Chaos was a game that sucked up huge amounts of my childhood.

By Peter Parrish | 4 Apr 2014 | Comments Off

Frog Fractions 2 needs $2k more to save the education of all children ever

Imagine a world in which children do not know about fractions.

By Peter Parrish | 3 Apr 2014 | Comments Off

Death in Candlewood promises spooky open-world FPS

Rosebud Games have pushed live their $60,000 Kickstarter for Death in Candlewood, an open-world FPS described as a “psychological action game” revolving around “a gothic romance between the living and the dead”.

By Tim McDonald | 2 Apr 2014 | Comments Off

Chaos Reborn materialises on Kickstarter, is not an illusion

Julian Gollop is a chap who you can thank for a whole lot of innovation in turn-based tactical games.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Mar 2014 | Comments Off

Kickstarter hacked, pray that your password isn’t 123password

Kickstarter is the latest company to fall victim to data hacking and has issued a security notice through its blog suggesting that people change their Kickstarter account password.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Feb 2014 | 1

StarCrawlers offers procedurally-generated sci-fi dungeon-crawling

Bloody typical. Yesterday, I posted up a story about a Kickstarter, in which I explained that we don’t report on Kickstarters much unless they’re really big or really interesting for whatever reason.

By Tim McDonald | 11 Feb 2014 | Comments Off

Stasis is now in motion after Kickstarter funding is secured

Christopher Bischoff’s isometric, sci-fi horror adventure Stasis will be making its dimly lit way to PCs across the land, thanks to $100,000 USD in Kickstarter funding that has been secured today.

By Peter Parrish | 3 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Nether regions: Deathfire Ruins of Nethermore launches on Kickstarter

As previously announced, the Deathfire: Ruins of Nethermore campaign has launched today on Kickstarter.

By Peter Parrish | 6 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Hex appeal: the turn based Battle Worlds: Kronos is out now

Funded on Kickstarter by the end of April, and released to the general public seven months later.

By Peter Parrish | 4 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Henkel to return to Kickstarter with Deathfire: Ruins of Nethermore

Guido Henkel, the game designer probably best known for the Realms of Arkania trilogy (but also for contributions to Planescape: Torment and Fallout 2,) will return to Kickstarter with Deathfire: Ruins of Nethermore on 6 November.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Oct 2013 | 1

Obsidian’s Project Eternity appears to now be Pillars of Eternity

The latest Project Eternity update celebrates one year since the RPG was launched by Obsidian on Kickstarter.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Oct 2013 | 3

Skyjacker co-op video showcases piratey space sim combat

We went through years of having no combat space sims, and now – thanks to Kickstarter, and proof of public interest – there’s about ten billion of them.

By Tim McDonald | 24 Oct 2013 | 1

Legend of Dungeon Review

Legend of Dungeon is a new hat collection simulator from the sartorially aware folks at Robot Loves Kitty.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Fueling on funding: Desert Strike-alike Hell-IX lands at Kickstarter

Retromade Games have sent up a Kickstarter flare, and are hoping for you to swoop in on your helicopters and airlift them some money.

By Tim McDonald | 31 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Why transparency is one of Kickstarter’s greatest assets

If 2012 was the year in which Kickstarter established a new model for PC games development, 2013 will be the year that the model really proves itself.

By Peter Parrish | 5 Feb 2013 | 2

$83 million raised on Kickstarter for games in 2012

2012 was a big year for videogame projects on Kickstarter with more new games looking for funding every month as the year rolled on.

By Paul Younger | 9 Jan 2013 | 1

Eggstracting the answers: Philip and Andrew Oliver on Dizzy Returns

For many Spectrum and Commodore 64 owners in the 1980s, an oval-ish shaped character in boxing gloves was something of a gaming icon.

By Peter Parrish | 6 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Prototype sighted in latest Project Godus video

It sounded a little hairbrained when Peter Molyneux announced earlier in the week that he fancied releasing a working prototype for Project Godus in time for Christmas; but the latest update video for the game does indeed show a bit of a prototype in action.

By Peter Parrish | 5 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Dizzy Returns devs: Kickstarter projects “should be judged on their own merits”

The Oliver Twins, creative forces behind the Dizzy series and recent Dizzy Returns Kickstarter effort, have addressed criticism directed at projects launched by ‘established’ game developers.

By Peter Parrish | 4 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Credits, Cobras and Crowd-Funding: David Braben tells us about Elite: Dangerous

At the time of writing, Frontier Developments’ attempt to Kickstart a new entry in the venerable and classic Elite series is heading towards £600,000 GBP of a £1.25 million GBP target.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Nov 2012 | 8

Slam jam: Barkley 2 reaches Kickstarter funding goal in under a day

Everybody get up, it’s time to slam now (again). The Kickstarter campaign for a sequel to 2008′s b-ball RPG Barkley, Shut Up & Jam: Gaiden has surpassed its goal of $35,000 USD in less than 24 hours.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Molyneux muses over follower AI in latest Godus broadcast

What’s going on over at 22Cans today? Well, thanks to the now-daily update from Project Godus we can have a look.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Project Godus explores God-like powers in latest update

One thing Peter Molyneux’s Project Godus can’t be accused of is a lack of updates.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Secure your Cyberdwarf body pillow early in the Barkley 2 Kickstarter

Tales of Game’s Studios has (as foretold by the prophets) launched a suitably extraordinary Kickstarter page in support of Barkley 2, the sequel to 2008′s RPG smash-hit, Barkley, Shut Up & Jam: Gaiden.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Oculus Rift dev kits to begin shipping in March

The virtual reality headset kit, Oculus Rift, raised around ten times the amount it was asking for when the project launched on Kickstarter back in August.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Peter Molyneux revisits his older games in Project Godus video

In a new update to his Project Godus Kickstarter fundraiser, Peter Molyneux has released a video in which he takes a trip through some of his past games and discusses a few of the triumphs and failings of each one.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Q&A with Legend of Dungeon developers RobotLovesKitty

Calvin Goble and Alix Stolzer, the husband and wife team collectively known as RobotLovesKitty, have just launched a Kickstarter campaign to drum up a little extra funding for their latest title, Legend of Dungeon.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Braben demos Elite: Dangerous multiplayer in-game footage

In the latest Kickstarter update from Frontier Developments’ David Braben, he demonstrates some the multiplayer combat which is still very much work in progress.

By Paul Younger | 25 Nov 2012 | Comments Off