By Josh Speer / March 6th, 2018
It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these, and that alone should tell you something. When I first got started crowdfunding games on Kickstarter, I was bitten by the promoter bug, and did my level best to write up every single game that looked even remotely interesting. I’ve become a little bit more selective since then, tempered by the wait time for many projects and occasionally being slightly disappointed by the end result. But when the project is an updated HD version of a game I already love, there’s no reason not to promote it. The original game was a lovely 3DS title called Chicken Wiggle, but this Kickstarter is for Chicken Wiggle Workshop!
There are two primary differences between the original game and Chicken Wiggle Workshop. First, as I’ve stated above, this new game is in HD. That’s not always something I like, but after looking at the concept art, I feel the HD face lift gives Workshop a heaping dose of extra personality. The furrowed eyebrows and shiny peepers make it look even more adorable. The second difference is the console. While I really enjoyed Chicken Wiggle on my 3DS, it was released towards the end of that portable’s life cycle, and perhaps as a result didn’t sell as well as expected. Which is exactly why Workshop is headed to the sexiest new Nintendo console, the Nintendo Switch!
Chicken Wiggle Workshop will have all the same bells and whistles of the original version, but it will also feature some extra bonuses. While many of those are under wraps until the initial funding goal of $30,000 is met, they did hint that one of the things it might feature is an additional musical track composed by none other than Grant Kirkhope! If the New Music Soundtrack stretch goal is achieved, a great game will be even more charming.
As for the pledge tiers, I’ll cover some of the more compelling options. Those who back it early can support Chicken Wiggle Workshop for a mere $10 at the Early Bird tier; if you want to get more bang for your cluck (I’m so sorry), you might be more interested in spending $20 to also get the digital soundtrack; $30 will get you two copies of the game, as well as the soundtrack and wallpapers; I know some of you love physical swag, so starting at $60, you can get a sweet Chicken Wiggle Workshop T-shirt; for $80, you get an amazing looking, signed physical artbook; for those who want to be part of the project, $250 will make one of your level designs part of the game and get credit; and for $500, you get to party with the team at the VIP Wrap party!
Those are all relatively affordable tiers, just compared to previous projects I have backed. If you like unique, cute indie games with enjoyable platforming and a robust level creator, you should give Chicken Wiggle Workshop a look. It has until April 5th to meet its backing goal, and as a fan of the original, I fervently hope it succeeds. I easily spent a good 30 hours or more just tinkering with the level editor and designing my own crazy levels. You can check out the official Kickstarter page here.
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