Interesting Kickstarter Catch-All

Age of Grit: A Steampunk Wild-West Adventure

Explore a Wild West inspired world in a steampunk airship! A turn-based, tactical CRPG with a focus on characters and story.

Lifeless Moon

From the creators of Lifeless Planet, a new cinematic adventure inspired by classic science fiction.

Evolution - the video game went live today! It's the digital form of the excellent tabletop game where you make creatures and try to eat more food than your opponents. I got to participate in the Alpha, and it was pretty solid already, they said they are giving beta access as soon as the Kickstarter ends, and I believe it. It's going to be cross-platform compatible, so that's a nice bonus, I only played on a tablet at PAX East and on Steam at home (I haven't tried multiple human games with the digital form, it might not have been in the alpha).

tanstaafl wrote:

Age of Grit: A Steampunk Wild-West Adventure

Explore a Wild West inspired world in a steampunk airship! A turn-based, tactical CRPG with a focus on characters and story.

Lifeless Moon

From the creators of Lifeless Planet, a new cinematic adventure inspired by classic science fiction.

I really liked Lifeless Planet, so I was happy to hear them planning a new thematically similar game.

Miss Fisher the Movie has already destroyed its funding goal, and it still has 25 days left. The original three seasons are probably on your local Netflix, so if you haven't seen it before, check out this badass Australian feminist flapper detective.

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My buddy and I do a Kickstart-related podcast and I happened upon this project: Scurry: The Drowned Forest - a post-apocalyptic mouse tale. It's the second of a series of comic books, and just gorgeous. I just realized it's closed but simply had to share.

Numenera 2: Destiny & Discovery

Monty Cook Games wrote:

Numenera is a game in which player characters explore the ruins of aeons past to gather amazing treasures and help build a new future for a world struggling in darkness. Since the launch of Numenera in 2013, we have delivered well on the first part, but we’ve always wanted to do a more thorough job exploring that second part. That desire has led us to Numenera 2 and this Kickstarter campaign.

Through this Kickstarter we’re going to replace the existing corebook with two new corebooks. The first is called Numenera Discovery and the second Numenera Destiny.

Do you like... RWBY?
Do you like... Board games?
Do you like... the board game company Arcane Wonders (creators of other great board games like Sheriff of Nottingham, Mage Wars, and Viral)
Then you might like... RWBY: Combat Ready

According to my CC statement, I pulled the trigger on the GAT-54 Mod gaming table(s) posted on this thread. Thank you, filthy enablers.

Taharka wrote:

Do you like... RWBY?
Do you like... Board games?
Do you like... the board game company Arcane Wonders (creators of other great board games like Sheriff of Nottingham, Mage Wars, and Viral)
Then you might like... RWBY: Combat Ready

I like most of those things, but I have no idea what RWBY is.

EriktheRed wrote:
Taharka wrote:

Do you like... RWBY?
Do you like... Board games?
Do you like... the board game company Arcane Wonders (creators of other great board games like Sheriff of Nottingham, Mage Wars, and Viral)
Then you might like... RWBY: Combat Ready

I like most of those things, but I have no idea what RWBY is.

RWBY is an animated action show from Rooster Teeth. To get an idea, watch these.

Terminator 2 themed board game. Covers the humans trying to hold off Skynet while protecting John Connor.

I've backed games by Rule and Make before and been impressed by them (good communication and the component quality was excellent). Also the designer is local to me and seems like a good guy based on the couple of times I've met him at local gaming meets. He did the art for Nemo's War and Lisboa. Worth a look if you're interested.

John Wick Presents 7th Sea: Khitai.

It looks like his take on faux-Pacific rim cultures and mysticism with the 7th Sea 2nd edition rules. There are also 2 pledge levels that will get you the PDF's and/or physical books from the 7th Sea 2nd Edition kickstarter.

I'm in for $35 - all I want are the gorgeous PDF's that his team puts out.

An interesting take on smart shopping lists. I've always thought the idea of a refridgerator that somehow keeps track of your groceries is silly, but maybe they've finally cracked it?
Lystr

The best part is that after eating, to keep your breath fresh, you can go back to your smart barcode scanner because it also dispenses Lystr-ine.

(yeah, that was a long way to go for that)

It is a stupid name, I admit.

Taharka wrote:

An interesting take on smart shopping lists. I've always thought the idea of a refridgerator that somehow keeps track of your groceries is silly, but maybe they've finally cracked it?
Lystr

Amazon Echo already does this. There’s a shopping list in the app on your smartphone. It doesn’t do bar codes though. You need the dash wand for that and then it scans it to your amazon cart rather than the list. So this is marginally useful if you already have an Echo in your house

Coma Ward: The Horror Board Game

They are bringing in some legacy-type mechanics; there are 8 "Phenomena" boxes with new cards and rules that get opened when certain events take place.

Maiden Voyage: An illustrated LGBTQ themed children's book

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MAIDEN VOYAGE is the second in a series of LGBTQ inclusive children's books. Written by Jaimee Poipoi, Adam Reynolds & Chaz Harris with illustrations by Christine Luiten & Bo Moore, it is the follow-up to PROMISED LAND, released in February 2017.

The first edition of MAIDEN VOYAGE will be a full color illustrated storybook aimed at 5-10 year olds with an expected release date during June 2018 (Pride Month).

We’re fundraising through Kickstarter to cover the upfront costs of editing, illustrating, designing and printing a limited 1st Edition. Diverse books like ours face an uphill battle to publication. Campaigns like this one are the best way to prove there is demand, and make children's literature more inclusive.

This one is pretty cool: Paper aeroplane with RC module so you can control it.

They asked for 25k. Over 1M in backing!

Bfgp wrote:

This one is pretty cool: Paper aeroplane with RC module so you can control it.

They asked for 25k. Over 1M in backing!

There have been a few of those floating around (SWIDT) and I actually ordered one through a Facebook ad I saw (NEVER DO THAT AGAIN) and it never shipped. It was also only $20. $37 seems a bit steep for that Kickstarter one.

Re-read the KS. $29 plus $8 shipping. The $37 one includes more stuff. Still a little steep. I'm surprised it wills ell for $45 retail.

Cool idea but between how wind would blow this thing around and the limited range of bluetooth, I would think this would be best for indoor flying.

Hmm...

There is now a program on (some) Kickstarter and IndieGoGo projects where you can get a "cash back" dividend from (certain) projects you back or (certain) projects you recommend to others.

The Crowdfunding Cashback Network

The way it works is that you get 10% back on any project you pledge to that is part of the network. The catch is that you also get 10% from anyone you refer to the project who also makes a pledge.

And for the record, this is not a link to me or my account (I actually don't have one); telling you since it also gives you a kickback for adding new people to the network. It's a pyramid scheme in that sense.

I don't know what to think of it. I guess it's a good thing for getting the word out on some projects, but I also find pyramid schemes and the like a bit... icky.

Thoughts?

Edit: I came across it because of the new Gamefolio system Kickstarter (again, not a referral link; search on your own if you are concerned). I'm thinking about buying a few new add-ons for the one I currently have and it gets me essentially a 10% discount, which is tempting.

Gravey wrote:

Miss Fisher the Movie has already destroyed its funding goal, and it still has 25 days left. The original three seasons are probably on your local Netflix, so if you haven't seen it before, check out this badass Australian feminist flapper detective.

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I'm so glad this exists.

I love Ms Fisher

Nimbatus

Nimbatus is a procedurally generated action simulation game. Build space drones out of countless parts and explore a huge galaxy.

Personally, it reminds me a lot of PixelJunk Shooter, but with ships built entirely from scratch. I mean, look at this madness:

They have the above demo available to everyone, though the link on the homepage is broken. The one on their website works though.

Spoiler:

I have done very little of the logic stuff, but I did manage to make an enormous, well protected tunneling machine:
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Only button held is the assigned shield key. Unfortunately, this model hasn't had thrusters installed yet, so the only direction it goes is down.

Nimbatus kinda reminds me of Reassembly, but Reassembly didn't have the programming.

Raji: An Ancient Epic

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Raji An Ancient Epic is an action adventure game set in ancient India. Raji, a young girl is chosen by the gods to fight against the demonic invasion of the human realm. Her destiny is to rescue her younger brother and face the demon lord Mahabalasura

This game looks really neat, but it's only at a quarter of its funding with 11 days to go. They have a playable demo available (which I haven't gotten around to) but it's got a neat Bastion-esque vibe and gorgeous art.

It reminds me a lot of Toren. Yesterday I checked out the trailer but was feeling miserable so I'll have to give it another look tomorrow.