Tag Archives: Kickstarter

S.T.A.L.K.E.R’s getting a spiritual successor

Many of you, quite rightly, have an unnatural adoration for Ukrainian developer GSC’s open world post apocalyptic survival horror shooter S.T.A.L.K.E.R. One of the more impressive PC exclusives, the game did incredible and ambient emergent gameplay that still hasn’t really been replicated. The people behind those games are looking to make a spiritual successor.

People aren’t sick of Kickstarter, says Wasteland 2 dev

These days, wherever you go, there’s a Kickstarter project under your nose asking for some faith and cash in order to make a game. You might say that there’s a Wasteland of failed projects in crowdsourcing. Hell, you might even say that this is all just one big Torment, that has left developers inXile. Or you might just say “shut up with the damn developer-specific puns Darryn”.

Fight bullying with SumoBoy

Bullying is a horrible thing, experienced by most children, adolescents and even adults. SumoBoy is inspired by the Anti Bullying movement and offers people the chance to find their inner strength. Go throw money at it.

Consumer protection lawsuit against Kickstarted project

Kickstarter is a brilliant premise. Creative people can pitch an idea and get money from a variety of sponsors, thus funding a project that otherwise wouldn't come to fruition. There are fantastic examples of its success. Unfortunately, there are also huge failures. Now, one company is being taken to court.

Indie Zoe: Raider of the Lost News (17 April 2014)

So, tomorrow is Friday. Not just any Friday, it's Good Friday. So does this make it average Thursday? No! It makes it Fantastic Early Weekend Thursday. So, what indie gaming news do you need to know about before the weekend?

Outcast Reboot HD heads to Kickstarter

So which big box PC game is gathering dust on your shelf? I’ve got a couple, but one of the odder titles that I purchased in my wilder years, had to be outcast. A game that pushed my mighty Pentium II 400 Mhz PC to the bleeding edge. And it’s making a comeback.

Local indie needs Kickstarter and Greenlight support

I went to the Make Games SA meet up last night in Joburg. It was a smaller turnout than normal, in a ridiculously freezing room, but it was all worthwhile because I saw a trailer that made me really psyched about a local game. I've already supported it on Greenlight, and after payday I'll be throwing money at their Kickstarter. You should, too.

Indie Zoe: Raider of the Lost News (3 April 2014)

I'm back, baby! I've successfully returned from LA and I'm ready to dive back into the indie gaming action. Of course, any diving would be a lot easier if this congestion would go away. I seem to have returned to SA with the plague, but that won't stop me from telling you all the awesome indie news you might have missed.

Planets³ looks amazing

I’ve mentioned before in my ramblings that I enjoy big open worlds to explore. Planets³ is a Kickstarter project wanting to create the ultimate voxel-based, procedurally generated open world.

Check out what’s happening with Stasis

At the end of last year, Chris Bischoff made major indie news when his game, Stasis, made $132,523 on Kickstarter and got Greenlit. He and his brother Nic are awesome local guys, and they've released a video update for the game. I like watching it for the part when Chris is nearly unable to eat a sweetie.

Indie Zoe: Raider of the Lost News (13 March 2014)

Oh yes, it's that time of the week again. Time to revel in indie news, and the fact that the weekend is almost upon us. The sun also came out for a little while today, so I think things are starting to look up. Maybe.

Tim Schafer confirms funds for Broken Age Act 2

Despite raising an exorbitant amount of money through Kickstarter, Tim Schafer's Double Fine needed more funds to make Broken Age. This is mostly because the scope of the project just kept growing. They decided to release the first part in order to fund the second - and they have enough funding to complete the project.

GaymerX2 launches fundraiser for LGBTQ con

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for GaymerX2 2014; a LGBTQ gamer friendly convention where issues within the community are discussed, while also having all the fun convention stuff.

What are your beta expectations?

I've been thinking a lot about betas recently. It started when I played the beta for FFXIV: A Realm Reborn, but it's come back after previewing The Elder Scrolls Online and preparing to play the Titanfall beta. I have certain expectations for Betas - do you have the same?