Currently Kickstarting: Relapse

relapse-featuredWe’ve all played Hide & Seek in the past, having fun finding our friends and even giving them a scare. But what if you were playing the game with a psychopath wielding a machete who won’t just scare you if he finds you, but hack you to bits? This is what you’ll face in Relapse, a horror adventure game currently on Kickstarter. Continue reading

Flamefrost Legacy Review

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I previously mentioned how Flamefrost Legacy, an indie MMORPG came rose back from the dead and launched despite having failed its Kickstarter campaign. We’ve become so used to hearing stories of crowdfunded campaigns that were successful but whose creators abandon their projects midway that we hardly ever see the reverse. Continue reading

The Order of The Thorne: The King’s Challenge-Review

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Upon first glance of Infamous Quests’ newest adventure game title, The Order of the Thorne: The King’s Challenge, the nostalgic memories that most likely will come to a seasoned adventure gamer would be that of the classic Sierra series, Kings Quest & Quest for Glory. However, it is important to note that although these games served as a direct inspiration for Order of the Thorne, there is no direct plot relation to any of these classic titles. Developers and publishers Infamous Quests were able to rustle up  $30,943 to help Kickstart this game, as well as two other forthcoming titles.

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The Slaughter: Act One Review

TheSlaughter_Title_ActOneTwo years and a month after its Kickstarter campaign wrapped The Slaughter is finally here, available on Steam and Brainchild Studios’ website. Or at least part of it. As it happens during many Kickstarters there were delays and the developer considered whether to release it in installments or releasing the full game at once. In the end he decided to release it in three parts and Act One will be out tomorrow, but I was able to play it some days ago in order to write this review.

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Rise From The Grave: Flamefrost Legacy

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(Welcome to our first Rise from the Grave article, a new segment dedicated to promoting games who gambled and lost in the Russian roulette that is crowdfunding, but in some way, shape or form have risen from their grave.)

You may remember when a few months back I wrote an article on Flamefrost, the pocket MMORPG and that despite it being an ambitious project, it ultimately did not garner enough support for it to be crowdfunded. Well, it turns out small miracles do happen and Northern Tales: Flamefrost Legacy is launching this Saturday.

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Now on Indiegogo: Sebastian Frank: The Beer Hall Putsch

rsme5bhybzgbfynq2u89One of my favourite games when I was a kid was Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. That game instilled in my a love in graphic adventures that remains today, though I didn’t get that far with the game. When I grew up I began to play it again and this time I got really far and it made me feel good. But not as good as that moment in the game where you can punch Hitler in the face. I kept a savegame in that scene just for the sake of punching Hitler repeatedly in the face, even though it did nothing to advance the game. i’m not sure you get to punch Hitler in the face in this game, but you get to foil his plans and that’s good enough for me.

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That Dragon, Cancer Review

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Over the past century or two, there have been a multitude of books and films made regarding a character’s struggle with cancer. Such titles include The Fault In Our Stars, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, My Sister’s Keeper, etc. But there are very few video games that detail this emotional battle. However Ryan and Amy Green hope to change that.  The recently released That Dragon, Cancer, tells the remarkably poignant true story of the Green’s son, Joel, and his battle with the disease, before succumbing to the illness at four years old.

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Currently Kickstarting: Project Resurgence

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Inspired by classic computer RPGs like Baldur’s Gate, Arcanum: Steamworks, Planescape: Torment and the original Fallout titles, Project Resurgence aims to exactly what its name implies.

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Currently Kickstarting: Ira – Act I: Pilgrimage

ira_01 Ira is once again aiming for the stars in the re-vamped and improved Ira – Act I: Pilgrimage. Readers of Kickstart Ventures might remember that Ore Creative, the team behind Ira, tried to Kickstart last year but fell short of their $68,000 funding goal. They are back with a smaller $12,000 goal, a tighter story and a great little demo to show you what the game feels like. Continue reading