You might have seen on the site various indie interviews with studios that have used kickstarter to fund their game. Most of these have been smaller studios but more and more well-known people in gaming are using it to help fund there game, this isn’t new as one of the first breakout hits on the site was Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Studios Broken Age.
I’m a big fan of Kickstarter and help fund small projects that bigger publishers might not want to touch or risky projects.
I have been called mad by many about how many games I’ve backed and how much it all comes to.
These are the games I’ve backed, do they make me mad or just a big supporter of helping a project.
The very first thing I backed was Elysian Shadows on the site back in April 2014 for it to arrive hopefully the end of this year.
Elysian Shadows is 2D RPG coming to STEAM, Ouya, Mobile Devices and the SEGA Dreamcast, I bet you can all guess why I backed for a whopping $70.
Then all the rest have been backed this year, starting off with
The Song of Seven: Chapter 1 there is an interview with the developers of this title on the site. TSoS: C1 is all about story and takes inspiration from classic point and click adventure’s but in third person using analog controls instead.
TSoS: C1, I backed $15 and hopefully will be enjoying on the Wii U in February 2016.
Strength of the SWORD ULTIMATE is a 3D Brawler coming to all the current gen systems and even the VITA, I went for the PS4 version for my $15 and unlike many I’ve backed has a quick turnaround as it should be out by the end of this year.
You might start seeing a theme with what these games have in common; Edge of Eternity is a love letter to JRPG’s of yesteryear planned to becoming late 2016 for my $20 which will get me the game on PS4.
Another game that we have an Indie Interview up on the site about, MR is being made right here in merry old England with the help of my backed £10 and actually I backed tis twice the first time it didn’t reach its target. MR is all about story set in very much 16-Bit style game coming to STEAM.
This one most of you will know and is one of the bigger games I was talking about that are now looking for funding through fans. If you don’t know what the game is it’s a 3D Platformer from former members of RARE to a make a game in the vein of Banjo-Kazooie. This is also being made here in England with the help of my backed £30 for the game to come out in October 2016 for most consoles but notice notably the Wii U
Our most recent Indie Interview was about this game from the creative director of Bioshock Infinite,. Perception is a story driven game where you play as a blind girl and is all about the atmosphere. I’m really looking forward to it otherwise I wouldn’t of backed for $20 but one of the risks of kickstarter , is not getting what you want as it might look great but didn’t reach its PS4 stretch goal meaning I will be getting a STEAM version which I very much doubt my old laptop will run.
If you thought Yooka-Laylee was a big but compared to this it’s rather small. Bloodstained is from the mind of such games of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Koji Igarashi, the game had a target of $500,000 but end up over the $5 million mark, I backed $65 myself which get me a physical version of the game on the console of my choice in March 2017.
The most recent game I backed you can all likely guess which was unveiled by Yu Suzuki at E3 this year during Sony’s press conference and that’s....
Shenmue III the only true sequel out of all these. Many of you know what Shenmue is and why this kickstarter is so great, and also in some ways bad as it could lead more along with the likes of the Yooka-Laylee & Bloodstained for long asked for games from well-known people & company’s.
But hey if Ubisoft & Michel Ancel want to put Beyond Good & Evil 2 up on kickstarter, then would get backing from me, not $120 Shenmue III type money though.
That’s everything I’ve backed through kickstarter (there is three others via other means) that was successful which comes to a grand total of $340.50 or £220 which as you know is a lot of money, so am I crazy who knows as I hopefully I get to play some quality games starting at the end of this year, which looking at all these they all have nostalgic ties in some way.
What do you think of the whole kickstarter era of gaming, sound of in the comments?