As someone who has bought in to the crowd-funding phenomenon, backed numerous kickstarters, and has seen the results it can bare with his own eyes, I’m constantly trying to inform others of the latest projects and the best deals… but one can only get but so many listeners with a quick Facebook status update and a tweet or two. So today I’d like to try something different which may or may not become a weekly thing here on GAME OVER YOU SUCK.
Every week I want to promote one kickstarter project and one steam greenlight project. Now you may ask “What does steam greenlight have to do with crowd funding? ” While greenlight may not give you the chance to actually provide monetary support to a particular game, or contribute ideas to the developers, it does give every gamer the opportunity to decided what games make it to the market and overall change the way developers approach game development in terms of what they perceive as being what gamers want in games.
So without further ado, I present Steamy-Kick. No…. Oh! How about, Kickin’ Steam! No that’s not right either. Well we’ll figure out a cheesy play on words title later.
KICKSTARTER: RETRO GAME CRUNCH
We’re all familiar with the phrase “quantity over quality” correct? Well these three gentlemen have embraced it. Shaun Inman, Rust Moyher, and Matt Grimm, the creators of The Last Rocket, Bloop, and the composer for Flip’s Escape respectively, have joined forces to create a few games. Yes, that’s right, games, as in plural. As in forget “bang for your buck”, you’re about to experience a thermonuclear explosion!
Retro Game Crunch is their attempt at the development of 6 games over the period of six months. Each game will have a unique theme which the backers (or supporters) will have the chance to suggest and vote on at the beginning of each month. After three days of crunch time, a prototype of the game goes live on their website and from then until the end of the month they improve the game, taking suggestions from the backers on what they do or don’t like. At the end of the month they release the full game and start the process all over again for the next game.
So, to good to be true right? WRONG?! And if you act now you can obtain all 6 games for the low price of $25 dollars, or if funds are scarce then you can always settle for the $15 tier and get the first three games.
At the time of me posting this article the project has reached $21,027 of its $60,000 goal. There are still 22 days left until the end of this project so I suggest that if you want to be apart of the pixel magic that is “Retro Game Crunch” then get backing!
STEAM GREENLIGHT: LEGEND OF DUNGEON
Now that we’ve got that whole election nonsense out-of-the-way, its time to vote on something really important. Steam’s next greenlight line up!
Now, I’m all for democracy, so you can vote for whoever, or rather, whatever you feel is the right choice… Nope, just kidding. I’m fixing this election and you’re gonna help me.
OK, OK, enough with the political puns. This week we’re casting our vote for the recently announced indie title “Legend of Dungeon” being developed by up and coming indie dev team, Robot<3 Kitty. Putting aside the fact that they hands down have the greatest company name in history, “Legend of Dungeon”‘s take on the rogue like genre brings a whole new meaning to dungeon crawling
“Legend of Dungeon is a 1 to 4 Player Co-Op Roguelike-like Beat’em’up with dynamic lighting on awesome pixel art.
You and your friends are looking for treasure in a dungeon full to the brim with monsters. Legend has it there is a massive treasure all the way down on the 26th floor. Your quest is to go down there, get the treasure, and make it back to the surface alive.
Legend of Dungeon is part Beat’Em’Up, like those awesome old-school 4 player arcade games (it plays a little like the TMNT and X-Men) and it’s part RogueLike, in its setting and content generation.”
I believe my case has been made. If you wanna join the revolution that is robot and kitty love, then click the link above, enjoy the video and VOTE VOTE VOTE!
Well thus concludes our weekly…something. I promise to come up with a name by next time but for now please donate and please vote. Oh god, now I sound like a politician.