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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

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The Fabled campaign on Kickstarter I missed

Back in March I wrote a response to an award received from the lovely Luna over at GamersUnitedGG Blog. I know a lot of people out there won’t agree with me given the developer’s recent history, but in it I explained why the person I’d most like to meet is Peter Molyneux and the reasons behind his 2004 creation Fable being somewhat responsible for making … Continue reading The Fabled campaign on Kickstarter I missed

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Beautiful Desolation: mapping out the future

In January I backed the Kickstarter campaign for Beautiful Desolation before I’d even finished watching the promotional video. I’d been a backer for The Brotherhood’s first project in November 2013, isometric science-fiction adventure STASIS, and so I didn’t need to see the end of the sales pitch by Chris Bischoff to know it would be something special. This point-and-click is set in a post-apocalyptic future … Continue reading Beautiful Desolation: mapping out the future