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The series I love, but can’t finish

In an article for CNN in August 2011, development consultant Keith Fuller said: “What I’ve been told as a blanket expectation is that 90% of players who start your game will never see the end of it unless they watch a clip on YouTube.” This was backed up by Raptr’s Vice President of Marketing John Lee: “Just ten years ago, I recall some standard that … Continue reading The series I love, but can’t finish

Genesis Noir: not all black and white

Last January I wrote a post which opened with the statement that I hadn’t backed anything on Kickstarter in quite a while. I’d previously given my support regularly to old adventure sequels and quirky indie titles, but over time the quality of campaign had dipped and so I’d stopped visiting. It had reached the point where I could no longer be bothered to trawl through … Continue reading Genesis Noir: not all black and white

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Raji: An Ancient Epic on Kickstarter

According to Wikipedia, the video game sector in India is still underdeveloped compared to other Asian countries such as China and South Korea. Mobile apps seem to be the trend and it can be hard for developers to find the necessary funding to create PC and console games. That partly explains why Raji: An Ancient Epic caught my eye while browsing through entries on Kickstarter … Continue reading Raji: An Ancient Epic on Kickstarter

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Epitasis: a beautiful and puzzling Kickstarter

There’s nothing I like more than a video game set in a beautiful digital world, with interesting puzzles that provide just the right level of challenge and a good story to hold it altogether. The Witness by Thekla Inc got it so right in connection with the first factor and did ok on the second; but was unfortunately way off the mark on the last. … Continue reading Epitasis: a beautiful and puzzling Kickstarter

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Something fishy going on with Kickstarter

Anyone with a fondness for adventure games has probably heard of The Neverhood at some point along the way. Released on PC in 1996 by The Neverhood, Inc, this title stood out from others at the time because it had a rather distinctive look: it was produced using claymation instead of pixels. This form of stop-motion animation meant that each character and background was made … Continue reading Something fishy going on with Kickstarter