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Crowdfunding Corner – March 12th

Crowdfunding is a critical component of game development, especially in the realm of indie games. With so many different websites and even more projects to comb through, gamers can easily find themselves overwhelmed.

With so many projects with all sorts of potential, we want to help gamers and investors identify a few games they otherwise may not have stumbled across. Our highlights include projects listed across four crowdfunding platforms: Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Fig, and Brightlocker.

Keep in mind, the games we have listed below are not games that we have deemed to be the “best,” but they are intriguing and show the promise and potential to be very good games in the future.

Prior Crowdfunding Corners

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Kickstarter

Zombie Teacher

Campaign End Date:  March 22, 2018

Estimated Delivery Date: July 2018

Download the Demo Here

Ah so you would like to know a little more about Zombie Teacher, well you’ve come to the right place. Zombie Teacher is a gloriously retro platforming adventure that pays tribute to the video game stars of yesterday. Your task is to help our would be villain become the star of his very own videogame. All you need to do is collect 66 vintage arcades from across the globe…sounds simple enough! 

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What can best be described as a mix between Super Mario Bros 3 and Earthworm Jim, Zombie Teacher is a bizarre adventure like no other! Download the demo now and become a star on planet VideoGamia! 

Zombie Teacher will be released for WINDOWSMAC and XBOX ONE. (If we hit a couple stretch goals then I’d love to be able to make a SWITCH version as well as an ANDROID one.)

Combining the challenge of those classics from the 90’s with super precise controls allows for some brutally beautiful action platforming. Along your journey you shall jump, bounce, climb and crawl through more than 14 unique worlds ranging from INSIDE THE HUMAN BODY to an 8-BIT ADVENTURE like no other! 

  • 66+ STAGES OF HAND DRAWN RETRO PLATFORMING
  • 14 UNIQUE WORLDS TO VISIT
  • DOZENS OF CLASSIC VIDEO GAME REFERENCES
  • MANIPULATE TIME
  • MANIPULATE GRAVITY
  • A COMPLETELY 2 PLAYER CO-OP EXPERIENCE
  • A COMPLETELY 4 PLAYER CO-OP EXPERIENCE!
  • A NO NONSENSE BATTLE MODE
  • A UNIQUE PLATFORMING RACE MODE
  • ADVENTURE GAME STYLE NARRATIVE WITH MULTIPLE ENDINGS
  • A TALKING TURTLE!

City of Gray: The Video Game

Campaign End Date: April 8, 2018

Estimated Release Date: June 2019

Download the Demo Here

The moon shall run red and let loose shall be the demons from the Gates of Hell, as the Supplanter, the Healer, and the Counsel venture through the rings and their foes have fell. The Nine shall become One, the Timekeeper shall play his part…and the Supplanter will find freedom in Death…​

“Immortality…is a curse, and I would never wish that fate upon anyone…”

James is a hellhound who was created to serve Death by collecting the souls of the dead and acting as a guardian of one of the nine rings of Hell. Believing that he lives a cursed existence, James soon discovers that his life is entangled with the whims of an ominous prophecy that seems to spell out his almost certain death. However, he refuses to believe that he is not in control of his own destiny.  

Follow the story of James as he embarks upon his epic journey against a myriad of fantastical demons, angels, mythical deities, and monsters to fight against Death himself in a battle that will prove that love is a force more powerful than death.

Brightlocker

Botlike

Status: Playtesting

Fast paced shoot ’em up action for PC.

Full Controller support.

Botlike – loot and shoot your way through hordes of robots or die trying. Play as S.I.R. – a grumpy old warbot on his path to revenge. Use your ever-growing arsenal of weapons, upgrades and powerful items to defeat an evil and totalitarian robot league. Grab your top hat and let the rampage begin. 

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In this intense and fast-paced shoot ’em up with roguelike elements like permadeath and randomized levels, it’s all about maximizing your killing game. Adapt to different situations and increasing difficulty by collecting different weapons and upgrading them. Find powerful items and use the unique item system to combine them into super items, or even ridiculously strong monster items. You will need to use every trick and advantage you’ve got: dash or double jump to overcome the pure number – and firepower! – of your enemies. Botlike is on Steam early access since 14. September and is regularly updated.

Features:

  • Fast paced shoot ’em up action
  • Play as S.I.R., an eccentric and grumpy old warbot on his path to revenge
  • Explore randomized levels
  • Collect and upgrade an arsenal of deadly weapons
  • Find powerful items and combine them into super- or even monster items
  • Use your dash, double- and wall-jump to avoid getting killed
  • Experience permadeath (you know you love the rage)
  • Kill ’em all!

Worlds Adrift

Status: Design

Thousands of years ago, a cataclysmic event shattered a world into hundreds of floating islands. Civilizations tumbled, cultures collapsed, wisdom vanished, and all seemed lost.

Now you are the Founders of this new world, emerging from the ruins to build your own skyships and craft your own adventures as you explore the seemingly endless skies. 

Get ready to weather the storms, this is YOUR story and the skies await.

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Explore a vast and ever changing world, use your multitool to unearth the secrets of ancient technologies long since forgotten by those who went before. Acquire their knowledge and use it to upgrade your ship and ability to outsmart or outmaneuver fellow travellers as you scavenge from island to scattered island.

Whether discovered in an old ruin, looted from or shared with fellow travellers, knowledge and schematics will help you design and build your ultimate skyship to dominate the skies. Craft the equipment you’ll need to face the ever present threat of the elements, wildlife, and others.

Friend or Foe? The world can be savage and unforgiving if you attempt to go it alone. Form a crew, forge Alliances and set out to sail. A force of good or a force to be reckoned with, will you be the hero or villain of your story? The choice is yours.

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