Crowdfunding Spotlight

Crowdfunding Spotlight

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More than a year ago, I saw a pretty neat game called Aquamarine at Play NYC 2018. This super-chill survival game had players exploring a largely underwater planet after a terrible ship crash in an

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Back in August 2019, I was at Play NYC with my colleagues. I had happened upon the tabletop area and one game in particular stood out, if only for its game pieces: Draughtnauts. This upcoming

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Space, as in the empty black area that surrounds planet Earth, is terrifying. It's so devoid of anything, we can't breathe in it, it's incredibly difficult to get to; the list goes on. As pretty as

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Trying to emulate the tabletop experience in video games has always been very hit or miss. Even in the heydays of classic RPG's like Baldur's Gate or Wizardry, players were often limited in what they

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Less than a year ago, Greg Lobanov impressed us with the musical platforming adventure game Wandersong. Now, he and several other developers, including some who worked on Celeste and Night in the

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A decade or two ago, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater was all the rage. Everyone had their favorite—mine was Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3—and the games became a cultural phenomenon, right up until a ridiculous

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Tabletop games range from the simple to complex, and Tabula Games definitely aims to make games closer to the complex side of the scale. The Icaion Kickstarter has launched after being announced a


You can look at indie releases in the past few years and see that old-school first-person shooters are among the most popular. Games such as Dusk and Amid Evil are making the old new again by paying

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The technology behind games and their design has propelled the medium to new heights. Simultaneously, however, there has been a great surge in those wanting to return to, or discover for the first

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Any good fantasy nerd will tell you that the tavern-come-inn is the true heart of any high fantasy setting, and the best place to meet comrades in arms, perhaps second only to jail. After all, the

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Millennium Blades is a winning hand for people who want to play collectible card games in a more compact package. Developed by David B. Talton Jr. and his company Level 99 Games, it’s a CCG

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I first saw Aquamarine at Play NYC 2018. It was there that I met Patric Fallon of Moebial Studios and got hands-on with the game. It's an interesting little turn-based strategy game where you crash-

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In the town of Hamsterdam, the evil chinchilla Marlo has kidnapped people, doped everyone up on booze, and opened casinos & a red-light district. This savagery is bad enough, but the bad guy

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Clear The Decks! is a cooperative card game for 1-4 players set in the Age of Sail where you and your friends try to sink an enemy ship before all of your cannons are disabled. I got to meet

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The indie scene is generally pretty young, with the modern form of it largely beginning to take shape around 2008-2009 and evolving over the past decade. While in the 80s there was a vibrant small

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An "auteur" is commonly defined as someone whose aesthetic, style, and degree of control makes each of their projects utterly unique and unquestionably "theirs." Readers might think of Hideo Kojima,

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I have an admission to make. I've always had an aversion to crowdfunding video games. I can't really explain why, especially considering some of the brilliant games that have been crowdfunded and

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Dungeons & Dragons has had its fair share of video game adaptations - Icewind Dale, Baldur's Gate, and Temples of Elemental Evil are all great CRPGS based on the pencil & paper RPG that has

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Mage Company, the Bulgarian tabletop publisher behind Raid and Trade and Aether Captains has launched a new Kickstarter set in their fantasy storybook world of 12 Realms. The original 12 Realms is a


Fort Triumph could be called "fantasy XCOM,"" but I don't think this phrase gives it enough credit. Sure, it looks similar to a fantasy XCOM when you see clips of the gameplay. Swords and sorcery

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Food Truck Champion is quite good, and the Kickstarter Campaign for the game is now live, so if you are a fan of food trucks, or Glory to Rome-inspired games, then you should head over to the

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Nearly five years after Stoic Entertainment's The Banner Saga Kickstarter was launched, the Banner Saga 3's Kickstarter comes back to where it all began. Compared to the first Kickstarter, The Banner

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Metroidvania. Your visceral reaction to that word is going to be the main determining factor in whether or not you are going to want to stop reading this article right now in order to go pledge for


I've spent more time and effort on Kingdom Death: Monster since 2015 than I have on any other hobby or form of entertainment, both here on TechRaptor, and in my personal life. From assembling and

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Is coffee metal? Some would think so. After all, it is blacker than the blackest black times infinity. In addition to international music sensations, developers Mega Cat Studios have also had their

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Shovel Knight was a one of a kind game. In a sea of 2D platformers yearning for the past, that game felt like a step forward. It captured what was amazing about NES games without being NES hard,


A new title on Kickstarter is certainly making an impression with its showmanship and dramatic flair. The indie RPG Backdrop is taking center stage, and it looks impressive right out of the gate.

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Millennium Blades is one of the best games that I've played this year, and one of my personal favorite games ever. Level 99 Games has just launched a new Kickstarter for a reprint of the game, as

It's hard to believe 22 years have passed since the release of the original System Shock back in 1994. Now, NightDive Studios is resurrecting this classic by creating a complete remake of the title.

In times long past, the gods were fickle beings that demanded tribute from their servants among man. Among the earliest known gods were those of the Sumerians, an ancient culture that sits much