Modest Project for a modest price So today I received an email from Austin Dixon asking me if I would like to check out his Kickstarter project Script Kiddies. HIPSTER PIXEL goodness, the Script Kiddies project is asking for a modest $8,500 US. Of course I wouldn’t even be writing this article if Austin was supporting Linux right out of the pearly gates. So lets… Read More »
Turn based role-playing is one of the classic gaming genres and Snowcastle Games are hoping to give the genre a real boost with “Earthlock: Festival of Magic”! About An original turn-based role-playing game set in a world of machines and magic, a world that stopped spinning thousands of years ago. On Umbra, a planet that mysteriously stopped spinning ages ago, war is brewing. As desert… Read More »
Real world astronauts, writers, artists, designers and architects have all come together to create a video game called Space Pioneer. The game is best described as a space sim, with real time strategy and city building mechanics. We think that Linux is a very important platform that has an incredibly active and passionate community. Space Pioneer will include single player and multiplayer. Single player will… Read More »
Yasumi Matsuno, The man who designed such games as Final Fantasy Tactics,Tactics Ogre, Vagrant Story and Final Fantasy XII is now working with mobile publisher Playdek to make a new Tactical RPG called Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians. But That is not all, Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians is coming to Linux. What Is Unsung Story about? Unsung Story takes place on a… Read More »
The team at Red Knight Games have started their Kickstarter for their game Grapple Knight. Play as Jouren as you take up the mantle of a fallen knight to journey through a myriad of environments and battle hordes of twisted creatures; on a quest to stop the evil Alchemist and free his grip from your homeland! Grapple Knight is a momentum based, action platformer that… Read More »
Hey Rootgamers, A while ago I talked about Festival Of Magic showing Linux support if they got Greenlit on Steam. Well they emailed me to let me know that they have begun a Kickstarter campaigne to raise money needed to finish the other key features of the game. Bendik Stang the games director was asked “why such a low amount for the game’s goal?” during… Read More »
‘Ascendant‘ is a 2.5D roguelike-brawler where players take on the role of a demigod attempting to overthrow an older, more tyrannical god by enhancing their power through aspects. Additionally, the game takes a lot of features from rogue-like games and puts them to good use. Permadeath, character enhancement, random drops, dynamically assembled content; these things and more are featured in Ascendant. Along with releasing on… Read More »
‘Astral Terra‘ features beautiful smooth voxel worlds that are generated on the fly and are completely editable. Pick out a piece of land and build your home… then get ready to defend it because the planes of Astral Terra are inhabited by countless strange and wonderful creatures. Some are friendly – most are not. Gather resources for crafting and building, journey the planes to find… Read More »
Almost one year after a successful campaign on crowdfunding website kickstarter, Subaltern Games released Neocolonialism to the public. Well folks, it’s finally here. You can buy and play Neocolonialism via my website or on Amazon. Neocolonialism is a Marxist strategy game for 1-6 players. Your goal is to extract as much wealth from the world as possible in 12 turns. You will buy government votes, make free trade agreements, manipulate… Read More »
Kickstarter opened it’s doors to British on October 31, 2012. The crow funding projects collected over 22.5 million pounds (26.6 million euros) in a year! The website allows start-ups and individuals to publish their projects. They set a financial goal and ask visitors to contribute. If enough money is collected, the product is made and get the investors as a first instance. When the initial goal isn’t achieved the… Read More »
Remember the kickstarter campaign of ‘PULSAR: Lost Colony‘, the cooperative starship simulator? There is good news, the guys from Leafy Games achieved the initial/minimum goal set on kickstarter and the project got funded! Also paypal donations are closed. We are not currently accepting PayPal since the Kickstarter is over! We will be opening pre-orders when the website redesign launches soon! ‘PULSAR: Lost Colony‘ is a cooperative starship simulator… Read More »
We covered the kickstarter campaign of Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim, the open world, action-adventure game with an emphasis on physics and player-choice. There is good news for those who contributed the project. With only two hours left for the kickstarter campaign to end, the project goal of $30,000 was achieved just about that! The release date is to be announced, until then enjoy the ‘Cornerstone: The Song… Read More »
The ‘Battle Worlds: Kronos’ project passed the initial Kickstarter goal, weeks before closing. Also mobile device support is unlocked due to community contributions. According to Linux game news is ‘Battle Worlds: Kronos’ to be released November 4th at Steam, GoG.com and other distribution platforms. The mobile version is expected later in 2014.
‘Nekro‘ is an overhead, randomly generated action game about summoning evil forces of darkness to do your bidding! The project is making good progress after a successful kickstarter campaign. Studio Dark Forge is shooting for beta by the end of 2013 and full release in 2014. Hailing from the era of great classics such as Myth: The Fallen Lords, Giants: Citizen Kabuto, Dungeon Keeper and more, DarkForge… Read More »
The Swiss researcher Vincent Etter claims to predict the success of projects on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter with a certainty of 76 percent.
Etter and his team of researchers argue that they are better at making the prediction than another group of researchers , who did with an accuracy of 68 percent predictions. The prediction can be made just hours after the project started, the researchers said in their paper(pdf ) , which was presented last week.