“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.” Wait. That’s not how it goes. Or is it? Well, technically the “starship Enterprise” is the “Greek sailing vessel Argo.” That’s right. Jason the Greek is a mash-up of two classic tales, one as old as the Greek islands and the other a modern tale of futuristic exploration. For this adventure Jason and James T. Kirk are one and the same. Cue the intro music!
With under a week to go, BillyGoat Entertainment’s Her Majesty’s SPIFFING – a point-and-click adventure game that’s one part Monty Python and one part Monkey Island – is facing big obstacles in their effort to reach its Kickstarter goal. The project has a goal of £30,000 but has raised under £7,000 to date.
In Her Majesty’s SPIFFING, players will take on the role of English spaceman Frank Lee English as he sets out into the vast reaches of the universe on a quest from the Queen herself to rebuild the British Empire – in the stars!
Along the way, Captain English and his crewmate, Welsh sidekick extraordinaire Alad, will encounter other starfaring nations who are also seeking to explore strange new worlds and plant flags in them and meet with a variety of obstacles, all to hilarious result.
The game promises all the cheeky British humour loved by folks on both sides of “the pond”. Backers can receive a digital copy of the game for as little as £12 (about $20) with rewards such as physical game copies, physical or digital copies of the game’s art book, t-shirts, a lifesize cardboard cutout of Captain Frank Lee English, and even a matte grey 3D printed Captain Frank Lee English statue.
Her Majesty’s SPIFFING won’t takeoff without your help. The Queen mum needs you! To make a pledge today, visit:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1236117571/her-majestys-spiffing
It is the future. 2064 to be exact. And with it brings new advances in technology. Enter the latest in mobile computing…the ROM. ROMs are literally walking computing machines, built in humanoid form. For all intents and purposes you might as well call them androids. For Read Only Memories revolves around the mystery surrounding a certain ROM with a beta version of the L.I.P.S. operating system. One that was delivered to you by a close friend. And so the story begins.
The Slaughter, a 2D point and click murder mystery adventure currently offered on Kickstarter is in the last four days of its campaign and still about £2700 short of its £8000 goal. Set in the seedier side of Victorian London amidst a string of killings, you play a down on his luck private investigator, Sydney Emerson stuck solving a case you didn’t really want.
What do you get when you take several gameplay styles and mash them together into one gaming experience? You’d probably expect to have a subpar product that tries to appeal to all audiences but falls flat. Not so with Bloom: Memories. They promise to give players the option to play how they want to play, not how they should play. It’s a game “[f]or gamers, by gamers.” Take a bit of RPG, adventure, stealth action, combat, and pretty much anything else they can throw at you and you’ve got the basis of the title.
You’re on a plane. Your plane somehow manages to crash. On a deserted and uncharted island. With other survivors. Who may or may not be friendly. With the wild flora and fauna as your only other companions. Yeah, I was a bit lost by the premise, too. Will you manage to survive and make it to the end or will your party fall to infighting? How you play Dyscourse is up to you, and the people at Owlchemy Labs promise a unique twist on survival games.
Old Man Stauf built a house and filled it with his toys. Six guests were invited one night, their screams the only noise… - Children’s Nursery Rhyme
The original 7th Guest is considered by many, the game that brought the CD to the forefront and showed the gaming community what all that extra storage could do to enrich a game. This week, the third installment in the landmark series, is closing out its Kickstarter far short of its $435,000 goal with only about $90,000 raised as of writing this article.
Stasis, an isometric 2D adventure / horror game by Christopher Bischoff is in its last week of funding on Kickstarter. The game will be released for the PC and MAC. At present, they have just over $90,000 of the $100,000 goal raised. There is a nice 45 minute demo that introduces your plight as John Maracheck, the sole (?) survivor on a starship in a decaying orbit about Neptune. You have been in suspended animation and wake up to find you have multiple injuries and dead bodies scattered about.
Interstellaria, by Coldrice Games is in its final week on Kickstarter. Interstellaria is going to be released for PC, MAC, Linux and mobile tablets. Having reached their $15,000 funding goal they are now hoping to achieve the first stretch goal of $27,500 for expanded space to explore and new ships and crews to hire. At present, they have raised over $21,600.