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…

Kingdoms and Castles, the first release of a game funded on Fig, is launching July 18

In Kingdoms and Castles, players start out creating small villages, which they expand to thriving cities protected by imposing castles. As the game progresses, choices about strategic building expansions, tax policies, farming, industry, religious institutions, defense and other important decisions will play a role in the city’s growth, strength, resident’s happiness, and other factors that will determine if their cities thrive or fail. The player’s strategy will determine if the viking raiders make off with their villagers or if they are stopped, full of arrows, at the castle gates; or…

KnightOut Hits Funding Goal on Fig – Coming to PC and Switch Later This Year

Fig is proud to reveal that KnightOut, an exciting upcoming medieval brawler from 2nd Studio, has hit its funding goal! The development team at 2nd Studio is super excited to hit this milestone, and will be announcing stretch goals on the campaign page (fig.co/knightout) soon. KnightOut will be releasing on PC and Nintendo Switch later this year. About KnightOut Players start by building castle walls, adding gates, weapons, traps and more to prepare for battle with up to four players and set the stage for mayhem! They’ll need to choose…

Banner Saga 3 Pledge Manager now available

Stoic, in partnership with Versus Evil, have opened up the Banner Saga 3 PledgeManager site where fans can continue to back development of the game and also pick up pre-order only game branded items, chat with the community and the developers as well as learn more about Banner Saga 3. Kickstarter backers can also fill out their Pledge Manager order and Add-On or Upgrade their pledges to add newly announced Banner Saga swag, including items such as t-shirts, mugs, posters, pins and more. About Banner Saga 3 In Banner Saga…

Sacred Fire – Character Customization Showcased

The upcoming psychological, narrative-driven RPG Sacred Fire showcased the extended level of character customisation that will be made available in the game. Successfully funded via Kickstarter, this level of customization is part of the game’s stretch goal targets, of which the first was also surpassed recently. Sacred Fire is a game about survival, power and hope, where players lead a band of resistance fighters in Caledonia (ancient Scotland) against the invading Roman Empire. Sacred Fire is not just about the outer, physical struggle for survival, but also about gaining political…

Join fellow backers of Battle Princess Madelyn to finish off a truly momentous campaign

As Battle Princess Madelyn enters its final days on Kickstarter, and at an incredible 308% funded, Causal Bit Games looks to achieve the final stretch goals. “Battle Princess Madelyn’s Kickstarter has been absolutely overwhelming, and the demand for our physical PS4 tier (with Kickstarter exclusive cover), that we’re able to offer thanks to our friends at Limited Run Games, has been unprecedented. We’ve also already established a fabulous community for our game and we can’t wait to share more about the game with everyone as the development pace picks up,”…

Sacred Fire hits crowdfunding target

Independent developer Poetic Studio has announced that it has successfully funded its Kickstarter campaign for Sacred Fire, its narrative-based, visually unique psychological RPG for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Sacred Fire surpassed its initial funding target of $50,000 USD, and is set for release on PC in Spring 2018, and later for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Poetic Studio has revealed a number of new rewards and stretch goals for the remainder of its crowdfunding campaign, which is set to end on Thursday April 13th. Stretch Goals • $55,000…