Ryan DeGange of the Empire Eden Kickstarter projectcovered last week just sent out an email saying there was now a playable tech demo of the game. Though they're quick to point out that the final game will have much more in the way of a story and all of the graphical glitches will be worked out, none of that really matters if the game controls well and it's fun.
After playing this, I can safely say that more gaming Kickstarter projects need playable survival demos!
Talk about cutting it close! Race The Sun's Kickstarter campaign was sitting at just over $17,000 last night with just under 10 hours to go. What a happy surprise it was to wake up to an email stating they made their goal of $20,000 and then some!
I'm really looking forward to this game. It's got a great visual style reminiscent of Star Fox for the Super Nintendo and the fast-paced gameplay of Sky Roads. Check out their Kickstarter video below if you haven't seen it yet.
The work isn't over yet for Flippfly. In fact, it's just beginning. Besides delivering the final product, they're working to get their game on Steam via Greenlight and the game also needs to launch with Linux and Mac support.
I've even heard whispers of an Ouya version on the horizon...
Fast, stylish, and endless. The premise is simple: race as quickly as you can towards the horizon so you can keep your ship powered by sunlight. Take too long and the sun will go down, leaving you in the motionless and in the dark.
Race The Sun is a full-blown version (including a fully-featured track builder) of the demo that was released, to much success, on Kongregate last year. In addition to their plans for making it onto Steam via Greenlight, they've also announced Race The Sun will be coming to Linux and maybe Ouya, as well.
There are only 10 hours left on their Kickstarter and all they're asking for is $20,000. They've already reached $17,000 as of this writing. Nail biting! I really hope they make it because I want to play this game.
Empire Eden is the sort of 2D side-scrolling adventure one would expect to see in the early 90s, right up there with Golden Axe and Altered Beast. Thing is, it hasn't been made yet. They need help to do it and they've reached out to Kickstarter to make it happen.
I'll be honest: I wasn't completely sold as I took my first look at the game and read the text on their Kickstarter page. But watching the video changed my mind. It's got a really unique style (almost Western) and the story is really interesting. I'm excited to see where they go with it.
But unless others help out, they won't be going with it at all. They're asking for a measly $19,000. Surely there are enough old-skool action/platform fans out there to help get this game made, no?
Will Pwn 4 Food (the game studio I work for at my day job) released DodgeBots, our first title, this week! The premise is simple: if you're good at playing games, you now have the potential to make money doing it. Here's how it works: