Hey everyone, I'll be writing these twice a month, possibly once a month depending on how many campaigns catch my eye. I won't go too into detail about them and will leave their fantastic campaigns to really sell their idea to you.
Back again with Kickstarter campaigns that caught my eye this month. Amazingly all four of these have already reached their funding goal and are busy giving us stretch goals, One of these has even finished their campaign already (sorry for the lateness!).
September has brought us a range of IndieGames that have a strong focus on story and adventure. In my selection, you can be a heroic dwarf, a lonely spaceman or trying to survive in grimdark worlds. Let's DIG in.
Read to the end to find out what IndieDevs are only just starting their Kickstarter journey next week.
I would also like to mention that I keep an up to date record of all IndieGame Kickstarters that come across my way. If you want to stay in the know of what is currently campaigning, or even what gems received full funding support this year, check out my page. You will be surprised how many incredible IndieGames are in development because of the love and support of the community.
I remember playing a demo of this little gem back in Spring (I think it was spring), and loved it.
The words 'Tower Defense' usually make people sceptical, as it is done by so many and not always successfully.
You can put your worries at ease, as the Top-Down RPG gameplay worked smoothly with the Tower Defense. I had so much fun coming up with different strategic placements to take down waves of enemies.
One Lonely Outpost
I want to play this already!
More from curiosity than anything. Casual farming sims are extremely common, and so are colony sims. One Lonely Outpost has chosen to be both, and that is different. They've also placed the setting on a far off planet where you can take advantage of space travellers, ancient alien tech and many more events that have not been used in this genre often.
Let's explore a new world, whilst building a community on a barren world!
You don't name-drop some of my favourite games (Fire Emblem, Divinity) and books (Joe Abercrombie) as your influence and not get my attention.
The style and vibe I am getting feel very much like an Abercrombie world. I'm also wondering if there is any Scott Lynch inspiration as he would fit very nicely here too.
Step into a grimdark world where your survival is ruled by consequence and wit.
There Is No Light
Speaking of Grimdark, how about a world where the entire human population has mostly been eradicated, and bloodthirsty demonic forces roam the streets?
Brutal action and an aggressive fighting style will see you dancing through your enemies in a shower of blood.
Explore an open world filled with horrors in every region. Visit human settlements, learn there are worse things than demons and make decisions that could affect the underworld.
Before I end the article, I want to shine some light on upcoming Campaigns that will be starting very soon.
There are two that I am excited to learn more about, one has a striking art style that reminds me slightly of Samurai Jack but with Celtic lore, and a story that has gotten me curious. I really REALLY love the art style.
The second is a bit more of a mystery for me as they don't have a Steam page or website for me to get more information, but it looks like a beautiful pixel-art RPG from the images on Twitter.
Clan O'Conall and the Crown of the Stag
KICKSTARTER GOES LIVE: October 1
KICKSTARTER GOES LIVE: September 29