The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is currently Kickstarting and is on the final third of their long campaign. They have already reached initial funding and the first two of the the three published stretch goals. As I had recently purchased the first two episodes on GOG, I decided to give them a play. I first played The Book of Unwritten Tales and I enjoyed it so much I immediately went into the The Critter Chronicles. If King Arts can make three times the charm, the adventure game community is in for a real treat.
Red Scourge is a point and click adventure game, settled during the Polish – Soviet War at the beginning of the XX century. Instead of Bolsheviks army, Poland is attacked by a horde of zombies, led by trained officers. Who is behind all of this? We will learn this during the whole story.
The project is asking for €21,500 and have less than a month to raise those funds so if you like a bit Eastern European conflict mixed with zombies in your adventure game or you just want to support what looks like a very fun game than head over to their IndieGogo project page and splash the cash!
Tim Follin’s Contradiction, a full motion video mystery adventure game, sort of a high tech “Choose Your Own Adventure”, was funded successfully on Kickstarter on January 17, 2014. A month and a half later, Tim has released the first trailer for this fledgling game.
Shrug Island is a new 2D fantasy adventure game currently running on Kickstarter. The game is from Amazu Media from Denmark. The Kickstarter campaign runs through March 23, 2014 with a fundraising goal of $25,000.
Sometimes an idea comes around that takes a lot of gaming genres and tosses them in a blender and hits the blend button. Enter Forbidden Sanctity, a mash-up of several semi-related gameplay styles. It’s a 3D platformer with the story of an RPG and the exploration and puzzle solving of an adventure game. All told in a fantasy setting and with a unique take on the “good versus evil” formula prevalent in that style of writing. Take a trip to the land of Hitral and meet its fascinating inhabitants.
In response to your requests for more information about what the game will look like and play like, we’ve prepared a MEGA UPDATE showing some screen mockups and we also have some other exciting announcements, so let’s get right to it! We hope that this will get you fired up!!!
Today Phoenix Online Studios announced a new division for indie games. Going by the name Phoenix Online Publishing, this part of the company is now their publishing arm and will support any titles that it brings under its wings. The company has recently brought in Scott Steinberg to be the general manager of this division and they already have a number of games lined up for release.
Kickstarter.com, the popular crowdfunding site, in an e-mail to users, announced earlier today that they were hacked. While no credit card data is thought to have been compromised in the hack, usernames and passwords were acquired. Users are strongly encouraged to change their passwords as a safety precaution.
The following is the text of the Kickstarter e-mail:
“On Wednesday night, law enforcement officials contacted Kickstarter and alerted us that hackers had sought and gained unauthorized access to some of our customers’ data. Upon learning this, we immediately closed the security breach and began strengthening security measures throughout the Kickstarter system.
No credit card data of any kind was accessed by hackers. There is no evidence of unauthorized activity of any kind on your account.
While no credit card data was accessed, some information about our customers was. Accessed information included usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords. Actual passwords were not revealed, however it is possible for a malicious person with enough computing power to guess and crack an encrypted password, particularly a weak or obvious one.
As a precaution, we strongly recommend that you change the password of your Kickstarter account, and other accounts where you use this password.
To change your password, log in to your account at Kickstarter.com and look for the banner at the top of the page to create a new, secure password. We recommend you do the same on other sites where you use this password. For additional help with password security, we recommend tools like 1Password and LastPass.
We’re incredibly sorry that this happened. We set a very high bar for how we serve our community, and this incident is frustrating and upsetting. We have since improved our security procedures and systems in numerous ways, and we will continue to do so in the weeks and months to come. We are working closely with law enforcement, and we are doing everything in our power to prevent this from happening again.
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Yes, you read that right. Another adventure game Kickstarter is just around the corner. The good people at Fictiorama Studios gave us some information on an upcoming game they’re preparing to launch a campaign for: Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today. And they also plan on putting the game on Steam Greenlight when it goes live.
Steampunk is a genre that doesn’t get as much love as it deserves. Like its cousin, cyberpunk, it deals with themes of advanced technology (for its time, at least) and with the plight of a downtrodden people, forced to live in disgusting and poor conditions, while the upper class lives off of wealth. Unlike cyberpunk, though, its generally represented in a past setting (usually in the 1800s) instead of the near future. Enter Blackmore, the latest in an ever increasing stable of crowdfunded adventure games and paying homage to this underutilized subsection of science fiction storytelling.