There are a couple local indie games I've talked about in my weekly indie wrap up (twice) that are seriously needing your support. One of which only has three days left on Kickstarter, so you should go throw money at it.
It's been an interesting week. After a Hansa-filled Rocksmith launch on Tuesday, I seem to have lost track of days of the week. Apparently today is Thursday, which means it's time for some indie news before we prepare for a weekend of gaming. Last weekend I finally finished Bastion, which if you haven't played, you really need to.
Guess what, it's Thursday at last, aka almost-Friday. Joburg has not been kind to me this week, bringing on a heatwave on the day when I had no running water. But I'm finally showered and fresh, and ready to dish out the indie news. Also, this week there's lots of nice LOCAL indie news, so let's check it out.
I can safely say that there is no person alive who did not enjoy the Earthworm Jim games from the 16 bit era. They’re classic, goofy and groovy fun. And you can’t keep a good megadrile down, because Earthworm Jim is making a comeback…in the Boogerman game.
In the years since I’ve picked up a controller and started gaming, I’ve seen many heroes come and go. Toejam and Earl, virtual Jean Claude van Damme and that blue bastard midget with the bag from Golden Axe. My favourite hero? Boogerman. And he’s getting ready to pick and flick once again.
How do these Thursdays keep on sneaking up on me? The week is already almost over, and it's practically rAge time. I really need to figure out what I'm going to wear - the guys are no help. But then, they don't understand my hipster dress code woes. But at least I know what's awesome in the indie gaming news of the week.
The crowd-funded spiritual successor to the Gamecube cult hit Eternal Darkness, Shadow of the Eternals has hit a number of brick walls; it failed not once, but twice to meet its crowd-funding goals – and then failed in its attempt at Steam Greenlighting. The wheels have now come right off.
Carmageddon: Reincarnation (Thanks for the spelling lessons Erwinnnnn) arrives on Steam Early Access early next year, that’ll be out in several flavours for those of you who want to buy it then. Naturally, this has angered up the blood of Kickstarter backers, who reckon they’re getting the short end of the crowd-sourced stick here.
That's right people, it's Thursday - time for your weekly dose of awesome indie gaming news. We've got controversy, we've got scandal, and we've got an incredible Humble Bundle.
Remember when I told you about Project Phoenix, the JRPG squad-based RTS game from an amazing crew of game developers and creators? Well, the Kickstarter is almost over, and they are now reaching for ten times their original goal.
I learned to adore Jack Black's voice acting during Brutal Legend, where his performance was pure genius. Now, Double Fine has announced that he has returned to their sound studio for their Kickstarted project, Broken Age.
Dennis Dyack and the remains of Silicon Knights took to Kickstarter to fund their sequel to Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem. At first, they failed, but now, they've really failed. But that doesn't mean it's the end for them!
In a blog on Kickstarter, one of the founders explains that stretch goals might not be as great as initially believed. While some projects might benefit from them, there can also be some serious problems that arise. What is the solution? Focus on your community.
McGee has cancelled the kickstarter for OZombie, the American McGee fashioned, narrative driven, action-adventure game based on L. Frank Baum’s Oz universe. Instead he's fighting for the Alice film rights and working on a third Alice instalment.