Apr 24

Ending Soon: The Weird Story of Waldemar the Warlock

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The Weird Story of Waldemar the Warlock is due to end on Kickstarter on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 and without some extra help, we may not get to see this dark comedy adventure come to fruition. With a little more than five days to go, enComplot, from Granada, Spain have raised just over £16,250 of the £40,000 the game needs for funding with 512 backers.

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Lord Alistair who somehow reminds one of Vincent Price

The story follows the adventures of Lord Alistair, a Victorian gentleman with a fascination of the occult and all the time and money he needs to investigate. Despite his work, he feels empty that society has not recognized his work and he wants to overcome this slight by investigating one of the most notorious characters of the past: Waldemar the Warlock.

So it is off to Groldavia he goes in search of the story of Waldemar. What he finds, is a cult of Waldemar and a bit more that he can either oppose or take over and run. Which will Lord Alistair do? Well, that is up to you as the game allows both paths. Will you be good and destroy the cult or evil, and set out to destroy law and order around you? The chance for multiple play opportunities is always a treat in an adventure game.

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Apr 20

Inspire Me: A Time Travel Adventure

Hit the greatest minds with this point-and-click adventure. Travel in time to those unique moments and make sure things do happen.

Inspire me is a point-and-click adventure about a naughty kid that may have changed the world’s history forever with his monkey business. You must travel back in time and solve a series of puzzles while bringing inspiration to the greatest minds to turn the things back into their right course.

They currently have a Kickstarter to secure funding for the game and are asking for $20,000 to do so. Each chapter offers a unique twist in time from helping Isaac Newton discover gravity to helping Beethoven find the inspiration for his Fifth. Stretch goals offer more times to travel back to as well. With your help the game could have an even bigger adventure in time than originally planned so if you’re into time travel, adventure, fun as well as history than you should check out their campaign page.

Apr 19

Broken Sword 5: The Serpents Curse Part II Review

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George and Nico are not warmly welcomed in Spain!

George and Nico are not warmly welcome in Spain!

The much anticipated second half of Broken Sword 5: The Serpents Curse is out and was well worth the wait. With the release of the second part of The Serpent’s Curse the answers to several pressing questions can now be answered:

  1. Will we see Duane and Pearl again?
  2. Will Nico and George figure out how to save the day at the last minute?
  3. Will George finally manage to get the upper hand with Genus Capra?

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Apr 17

Currently Kickstarting: The Eldritch Cases: Dagon

The tales of H.P. Lovecraft are timeless for those who enjoy a good horror story. And with good reason. His stories have inspired generations that have come after him just as Edgar Allan Poe had influenced his writing. Delving into many aspects of what makes a person lose their mind and drawing from their deepest, darkest fears is what brings people back to classics like the Cthulhu Mythos. And the latest game to tackle these themes is The Eldritch Cases: Dagon, an adventure game that sets its sights on one of the most iconic villages ever put to pen by the seminal author.

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Apr 13

Introducing the Game Library

Games   KickstartVenturesOkay so today is the day! We’re ready to release the game library to the public! The game library is an index of crowd funded adventure and RPG games we’ve come across since KickstartVentures started. We hope this allows you to either discover something new or get updates on a project you may have backed or known about anyway.

The listing of games gives you the option to filter via release status and genre as well as searching for a specific game. Each game includes release platforms, screenshots, release dates, trailers and more. You’ll be sure to discover something new looking through our database.

Everyone on the team did a great job and I just wanted to give a shout out to Serena Nelson, Douglas Baxter, Michael Shaw and Stew Sizer for all their hard work getting this altogether.

So check it by clicking here or on Games in the menu. And as always we welcome all feedback, suggestions and more. Like any newly released product, we will intend to improve and enhance it as time goes by and we already have some great ideas in the pipeline. If you think we’re missing a game too we have a submit page you can check out to let us know.

Apr 12

Game Library Launching Tomorrow!

Game LibraryTomorrow we will be launching our brand new game library – a catalogue of crowd funded adventure/RPG games that we at KickstartVentures have become familiar with. Our team have worked hard on getting this up and running and collating all the information.

We hope that you can find all the information and latest updates to projects you’ve backed, as well as discovering brand new games for you to look forward to. You can filter by genre to help find the right game that appeals to you and by release status to see if it’s available to buy or pre-order. Each game features screenshots, platforms, Kickstarter/IndieGoGo funding stats, trailers and more.

At the moment we’re just cleaning it up and getting it ready for launch but we’re really excited to finally reveal what we’ve been working on and we hope to get feedback on what we can do to improve it even more. We’ve already got a list of ideas we want to incorporate but we didn’t want to keep it hidden much longer so hope you find this useful.

Apr 11

Currently Kickstarting: the Breakout

“In 1945 a group of captured soldiers were placed in a POW camp and told they would never escape. Using their specialist skills, these man promptly devised a plan to attempt their most daring breakout yet.”

So if you can steal enough supplies,
and sneak past the guards,
and if you can get over the fence…

maybe you’re ready for…

The BREAKOUT!

The Breakout

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Apr 10

Last Life – a sci-fi noir adventure game

LAST LIFE is a sci-fi noir adventure game for PC, Mac and Linux about a transhumanist colony on Mars. When a murdered detective is 3D printed back into existence, he reopens his last case to uncover what he missed–a hunt that reveals AI corruption, corporate espionage, and the conspiracy that may have led to Earth’s doom.

Last Life has already had a lot of buzz from the adventure community and beyond, including Tim Schafer who said ”As soon as we saw it, we loved it.” They’re asking for $75,000 and haven’t had a bad start so if film noir, murder mystery adventure mixed with awesome style and substance is your thing than check out the campaign page below and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Apr 10

SQH012 – “The Death of Roger Wilco”

SQ_Historian_Logo-150x150“The wait is over! (You WERE waiting, right?) This is the 12th and final episode of this season of The Space Quest Historian. Yes, we’re doing seasons now. The podcast will be going on a short hiatus while season 2 is being planned. Stay tuned on Twitter @SpaceQuestNet and on www.spacequesthistorian.com for information on the new season. But for now, settle back and enjoy a very special season finale featuring some very special guests – including return appearances from SteveBot, Chuck Clusterbluck and Pete Toleman. And a bunch of other people (thank you, everyone!). And of course we will be continuing Josh Henry’s epic tale of Sierra fandom heroism, as read by the author himself. And also a very special treat: A 1,000 word excerpt of a new long-form Space Quest fan fiction story, written by Akril, and read by the great Joe Cassara – it’s a Space Quest Historian Exclusive! Thank you for listening, everyone, and I will see you around the chronostream!”