Today in Kickstarter, Tuesday March 13, 2013:
Crazy week for Games on Kickstarter. Let’s recap:
- Torment launched. 38K backers seem excited!
- Tropes v Women posted its first episode, Damsels in Distress
- Lord British returns with Shroud of the Avatar
- First look at Shadowrun Returns!
- The world is excited about Zombicide Season 2
- Zombies Run are hosting a panel at SXSW
- Pulse, a really cool game that takes place in an unseen world
- The first SNES cartridge in 15 years?
Games on the Borderland
It’s been a busy few weeks here at Kickstarter. Lots of great game submissions since the New Year! I finally had a moment to come up for air so I took a peek around our new #RPG tag.
First thing I found was Jeff Dee’s new project, Dinosaurs of the Lost Valley! Jeff is an amazing artist, and he breaks down his method for drawing dinos in this campaign for a supplement for his new game. Very cool.
Until next time!
“I learned whence Cthulhu first came, and why half the great temporary stars of history had flared forth.” HP Lovecraft, The Whisperer in Darkness
Cthulhu is a popular subject of many projects submitted to Kickstarter. Projects like H.P. Lovecraft film-fest, a Cthulhu-infused miniatures game, or just a deck of playing cards featuring the terrible god himself lurk beneath the surface of the site.
We’ve journeyed to the Mountains of Madness so you can find everything related to Lovecraft, Cthulhu, the Elder Gods and Ancient Ones using our new #Cthulhu tag. But, take care not to gaze too long into this necronomicon, lest you see what should not be seen!
Ia! Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!
A message from the Borderlands.
Kindred! The Camarilla has heard the voices of the clans. As one your voice demanded recognition, to be acknowledged. Know that we cannot walk in daylight among the mortals; it is our way to remain hidden. Though hidden we remain, the Camarilla grants rights for you to go forth and leave your mark on the works of our brethren. The mark you shall leave is thrice lettered: R P G. Leave the mark so that we shall know our own.
The elders have spoken. Let our works be known by the mark of #RPG!
Ahem. The #RPG tag is live. You can now tag all sorts of projects—from books, to music, to games—with the #RPG tag. The term RPG has been widely adopted across many types of games, it is only fitting that we allow our community to decide what is RPG and what isn’t!
Puzzles for winter days.
Puzzled about how to shrug off the darkness-induced blues this February? Check out these three great projects on Kickstarter. Perhaps you will be enlightened.*
Master Puzzler Mike Selinker launched Maze of Games. It’s a mystery novel wrapped in puzzles and hidden in a maze — and it’s been years in the making.
Mike’s fellow Seattlites, One Reel, are bringing back the evergreen Emerald City Search. Seek and you shall find!
If puzzles make you hungry, you’ll drool over FarmOutProject’s Hungry Games.
And a puzzle post wouldn’t be complete without a bit of mystery, so answer this riddle: Scramble the letters in KICKSTARTER to make a two-word phrase defining people who play a certain kind of card game…
*Apologies for the terrible pun.
Draw your own game.
Artizens is a collaborative adventure game that encourages players to craft their own tools and weapons. Band together with friends to tackle enormous monsters, then create your own gear to prepare for the next battle.
Sling piping-hot dim sum as fast as you can — it’s Dim Sum Robot #1: Mecha Food Cart Action!
This delicious little game puts you in charge of a robot food cart as you prowl the city, fly across buildings, and launch dumplings to happy patrons from across the street. Say nei hou to our Project of the Day.
Games on the Borderlands Episode 4.
My WeD&D campaign came to a close this past Wednesday. After a year of weekly sessions, my band of professional dungeon bashers decided to lay their swords and spears to rest. They had twice saved Princess Argenta and her tiny kingdom of Haven from the forces of Chaos.
Satisfied with their glorious victory and replete with gold and treasure, the crew decided they want to try Paranoia. …So we might be playing D&D again soon!
While we’re talking about games, here are some RPG projects for you to check out. I’m trying to find a classification system that fits. So the Level 1 games are just starting out or need funding. Level 2 projects have some backers and funding. Level 3 projects are roaring on past their funding goals!
Level 1 Projects
Level 2 Projects
Level 3 Projects
Pick a card.
A collaboration between two brothers — one a magician, the other a designer — Polaris is a celestial-themed deck of playing cards.
With both lunar and solar editions, the deck works for any card game and looks even better when appearing out of thin air. Abracadabra! It’s the Project of the Day.
Look what you did.
It’s been an inspiring year.
We’re celebrating the most creative projects and memorable moments on Kickstarter in 2012. Looking back, we couldn’t be prouder of this community or more excited for the future. Thanks to all the creators and backers who make it happen — here’s to 2013!
Congratulations to the first UK project to raise over £1million, Elite: Dangerous. That’s what 25,681 backers can do.
Lonesome highway.View on Kickstarter
Great news from the gaming world this morning: Kentucky Route Zero, our favorite magical-realist adventure game about a secret highway in Kentucky and its mysterious travelers, is finally available to play. Check out Act 1 here.