Narita Boy just released its first gameplay trailer. The 80s cyberpunk beat’em up is infused with nostalgia for old tech and according to this latest footage at least, pretty violent. We spoke with the developer when the project was Kickstarted earlier this year, which originally aimed for a release in late 2018.
Game developer Tariq Lacy has accused director Hiroaki Yura of stealing money from a Kickstarter called Project Phoenix to fund his latest game, Tiny Metal. Yura has fired back with his own allegations, accusing Lacy of sexual harassment, which Lacy denies. It’s a back-and-forth mudslinging fight and yet another piece…
I like small, front pocket wallets. I also like to carry a lot of cards, plus some cash. These two desires are usually in conflict, but the Strapo wallet (currently on Kickstarter) can satisfy both.
One wouldn’t imagine the frantic slicing action of Halfbrick Studios’ breakout mobile hit Fruit Ninja would translate well in the tabletop gaming space. Well surprise: In just under four hours, Lucky Duck Games has successfully raised $10,500 to create not one but three different physical Fruit Ninja games.
Yesterday, The Good Life, the next project by Hidetaka “SWERY” Suehiro, failed to meet its crowdfunding goal on Fig. In a letter to fans, SWERY announced the project would move to Kickstarter.
Nour is an art game about the beauty of food and playing with what you eat. With a few slaps of the keyboard, a ramen bowl gets packed with noodles while boba balls leap into tea cups. It’s silly but gorgeous. It’s this week’s Indie Pick.
We’ve been (constantly) playing with SnapDice for a few weeks now. The “game” combines metal dice with a wooden tray that contains a powerful magnet, with a focus on materials and design. Because there are so many wood and dice options, pricing is all over the place, but whatever you choose, you can save by preordering
Lona: Realm of Colors is an adventure game in development from a small team based in Sweden. There’s a strong Miyazaki vibe running through the game’s art style, and it looks cool as hell.
It was supposed to be a dream game for fans of strategy-role-playing games, but instead it became a disaster. Unsung Story, which crowdfunded over $660,000 in 2014, is one of the biggest Kickstarter failures of all time. Let’s zoom out and look at the whole debacle, shall we?
After a three-year debacle involving shady behavior, broken promises, and $660,126 that went nowhere, the game company Playdek has decided to call it quits on Unsung Story, passing the rights to a new company that will apparently develop and publish the game.
The Nintendo Switch seems like it could be the perfect portable gaming console—were it not for the bulky dock required to connect it to a TV. That’s why gamers have gotten excited about a pair of compact Switch HDMI adapters currently being crowdfunded, but you might be better off spending your money elsewhere.
Dungeons & Dragon’s cousin, the tabletop role-playing game Pathfinder, is finally primed to get its own dungeon-crawly video game. Last week, Pathfinder: Kingmaker met its Kickstarter funding goal, raising over $500,000, which will furnish the base game with add-ons.
Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night is a throwback to Castlevania games like Symphony of the Night. Judging from our hands-on time with it at E3, it’s shaping up into a pretty fun game. I had a chance to talk to Koji Igarashi, Castlevania’s producer and now head of Bloodstained’s development to talk design, female…
Project Rap Rabbit, a rhythm game by the creators of Parappa and Gitaroo-Man, ended its Kickstarter campaign today far short of its goal. Its creators say they won’t pursue another crowdfunding campaign, but had a “very busy E3 filled with meetings about our vision” and are “determined... to bring Project Rap Rabbit…
After working on the game for some time, the creators of LUCAH have taken to Kickstarter to fund the rest of horror-inspired light-show’s development. It also has a new trailer that plays like a commercial for glow in the dark magic markers on acid. Clearly there’s something special going on here.
Today, Portalarium, the company headed up by Ultima creator Richard Garriott, announced a new equity crowdfunding campaign for its Kickstarted MMO, Shroud of the Avatar. In doing so, it disclosed financials and future plans that caught fans and backers off guard, leaving them feeling uneasy about the game’s future.…
There’s a Kickstarter campaign for Blasphemous, a game which looks very cool for a number of reasons, but mostly because it looked like some guys went “hey we should make a side-scrolling Dark Souls” then actually went and did it.