Godhood: Abbey Games unveils first gameplay trailer as the upcoming god game enters Alpha phase

Abbey Games, the Dutch studio behind Reus and Renowned Explorers, have shared today the first gameplay trailer for their god game Godhood. The team has also begun the game’s testing phase now enabling players to sign up to the Godhood Alpha. From cat worshipping to human sacrifices, Godhood will let players become a newborn deity and experiment with dozens of different dogmas as they create their own religion. As a divine leader, they will have to set clear rules and guide their followers by defining what constitutes a virtue or…

OMNO: Gameplay trailer released & console stretch goals announced

The highly anticipated exploration & puzzle adventure Omno by solo dev Jonas Manke (Studio Inkyfox) got a new gameplay trailer today alongside the announcement of a new stretch goal that could bring the game to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, as well as the confirmed PC version. Omno is successfully funded on Kickstarter (over 215%) and the campaign is now on the finishing straight, running until 4th December. Omno is an atmospheric adventure about a journey of discovery through an ancient world of wonders. Taking players through lush forests, across…

Kung-Fu UFO: A new SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis game Now on Indiegogo

Now live on Indiegogo, this is a new and original game for the SEGA consoles to be released on cartridge next year. It’s the 90s… You are a humble boy from a small country who never knew his father. One night a beautiful alien being reaches out to you through your old ZX Spectrum computer to give you a mysterious message. Moments after, a strange looking chinese bandit who crashes through a window kidnaps your mother and leaves behind nothing but a map pinned to your front door with a…

Your New Favorite Party-card game, Drinks & Daggers, Launches on Kickstarter

for the Kickstarter launch of Drinks & Daggers! With an easy-to-follow ruleset (great when you’ve had a few), comedic writing, and gorgeous art, Drinks & Daggers is the perfect game to take to any social gathering. Rather than only relying on alcohol for each rounds’ good time, nicely balanced characters with their own unique powers and playstyles make this card game a great time – even when you’re perfectly sober! The developers, who also write for and run the award-winning podcast Drunks and Dragons, are joined by a juggernaut in…

RTS ‘Iron Harvest’ to become first video game in months to reach $1, 000,000 on Kickstarter

The classic realtime-strategy game ‘Iron Harvest’ has reached $1,000,000 in pledges on Kickstarter combined with pledges collected via the game’s website and is about to reach the same milestone on Kickstarter alone. While boardgames have seen a 100% increase in pledges during 2016, collecting six times as much as video games in the same year, video games have struggled to obtain large-scale funding on the platform, as a recent analysis shows (see Kickstarter in 2017 – In depth look at the Games category). ‘Iron Harvest’ now becomes the first video…

Indie game collective Sokpop invents new funding strategy 

Game collective Sokpop revealed their plans to use rapid iteration as a tool to fund their games. The group of critically acclaimed young developers uses bi-weekly Patreon games to fund larger projects. Patrons who pay $3 a month receive a free Sokpop game every two weeks and gain access to the Sokpop Discord, where they can follow development and communicate with the creators. Patrons who pay $5 get additional early access to big Sokpop projects. People who fork out $10 or more gain exclusive access to the source files of…

New indie games funding initiative The Treasure Hunters FanClub launches

Chris Wright, industry veteran and founder of indie label, Surprise Attack Games, today announced the launch of The Treasure Hunters FanClub, a new approach to funding independent video games. The Treasure Hunters FanClub (THFC) brings together a group of industry figures (the FanClub) that want to invest in remarkable and unique games from indie developers (the Treasure Hunters). Deals from THFC combine indie-friendly funding terms, mentorship from experienced members of the industry and go to market support via a publishing deal with Surprise Attack Games. The THFC team is led…

Step Into an Intriguing World of Mystery in Trackless, Launching September 12

Fig.co is excited to reveal that the next Fig-funded game to be releasing will be Trackless, a first-person exploration and puzzle game unlike anything anyone has played before! Developed by 12 East Games, Trackless will be available on September 12 on PC platforms. Set in the distant future and inspired by classic adventure games like Zork, Shadowgate, and King’s Quest, Trackless is an atmospheric adventure that sets you on a journey to complete a series of trials to gain access to The Object, a mysterious monolith. The game utilizes a…

MMO “Dual Universe” Crosses Financial Milestone in Advance of Alpha Release

Independent game developer Novaquark announced today they have received $3.7 million in funding from private investors to bring their flagship MMO title, Dual Universe, to a total funding amount of $7.4 million, including crowdfunding. This news comes as the company is preparing to launch their Alpha version; currently expected by the end of Q4 2017. “Last year, Dual Universe became the third highest funded video game on Kickstarter, collecting more than $670K from over 8,000 backers,” explained JC Baillie, CEO at Novaquark. “With this new round of funding, we have…

Renowned Composer Shota Nakama Joins Re:Legend as Kickstarter Campaign Begins

Co-op monster-raising RPG Re:Legend launches its Kickstarter campaign today, with developers Magnus Games seeking SGD $70,000 (about USD $51,000) in funding over the next 30 days. Magnus Games is thrilled to announce its collaboration with legendary composers Shota Nakama, founder of the Video Game Orchestra and best known for his work on Final Fantasy XV, Falk Au Yeong, a veteran whose portfolio includes audio work on film and anime as well as video games, and Yoshitaka Suzuki, who has contributed to several epic franchises like Metal Gear Solid and Final…