LAST CALL FOR FUNDING: Heart Forth, Alicia; Echoes of Eridu; and More

Friday, May 9th, 2014

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Halfway There Goals $20,000 and Under Flex Funding/Goal Reached

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Caffeine | Last Call for Funding
Caffeine

  • Status: $3061 AUD raised of $80,000 AUD goal. 5 days left.
  • Platforms: Windows with Oculuc Rift support

From the Indiegogo page:

You awaken as a young boy seemingly alone aboard a caffeine mining station in a distant solar system.

With no memory and no one around, you set off to explore the depths of this vast space station with the hope of finding out exactly what has transpired here.

Caffeine will primarily be a Sci-Fi Horror game, but at the same time employ a strong focus on both adventure and narrative and will include some smart puzzle game play.

There will be no weapons in Caffeine but you will be able to use the environment around you.

Scattered around the environment there are masses of notes, audio logs and clues to what the employees at the station were up to and what was going on in their lives, creating a great deal of lore for the world of Caffeine.

A new demo for Caffeine, now in the Unreal 4 Engine, is available on their Indiegogo page.

Infiltration

  • Status: $595 raised of $30,000 goal. 7 days left.
  • Platform: Mobile

From the Indiegogo page:

The year is 2017. The CIA Has been monitoring the wellbeing of a North Korean military base via satellite. The reason for watching: as one of the USA satellite were passing by it gathered an abundance of corrupt footage. NASA noticed that the base “Mia Minx Zing” were hauling hundreds of prisoners onto the base, with dozens of piles of dead people; like objects burning in the fields. It was evident the North Korean government were testing there biological agents.

To avoid a heighten def-con alert; NASA was forced to draw a mercenaries Social Security Number from the “Hall of Spy’s” to infiltrate the North Korean base. His mission was to figure out exactly what the North Koreans are doing over there. The spy was sent in as a scientist to collect data about the mission at hand. He was in the middle of a Kodak with the president three days ago. We haven’t heard back from our guy in seventy two hours. He’s been ordered to contact the president once every day at noon Western pacific time. We received a Kodak from the North Korean broad of communication. The North Koreans managed to catch our inside man and sentence him to death his execution date is set for tomorrow.

The Town of Light | Last Call for Funding
The Town of Light

  • Status: €2,349 raised of €30,000 goal. 3 days left.
  • Platforms: Windows (via Steam) with Oculus Rift support; Mac OS and Linux (via Steam, after Windows release); potential PS4 and Xbox One releases

From the Indiegogo page:

The Town of Light is a video game, a first-person psychological adventure set in a former Italian psychiatric hospital, that draws inspiration from real events and places.

The Town Of Light came about through a long process of research in the field of Italian mental health and aims to consolidate the memory of a past which is recent, painful and too often forgotten.

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Echoes of Eridu | Last Call for Funding
Echoes of Eridu

  • Status: $20,024 pledged of $20,000 goal. 33 hours left.
  • Platforms: Windows, Mac OS, and Linux

From the Kickstarter page:

ECHOES OF ERIDU is an action-platformer built to play like Mega Man X and replay like your favorite roguelikes. We’re making a game that’s co-op friendly and highly replayable while maintaining tight, satisfying action-platformer gameplay. It’s targeting Windows first with plans to port to Mac/Linux post-release (and to consoles/handhelds from there).

These are the key features.

  • Action-platformer gameplay in the style of Mega Man X
  • Roguelike! (random levels, powerups, permadeath)
  • Full multiplayer! (online and local — already both implemented!)
  • Pregame loadout system (unlock items to customize your play!)

Replayability is one of our core goals with Echoes; keeping the experience fresh is important to us. You get to choose from two (FOUR if we hit our 30k stretch goal!) completely different characters with their own playstyles. You get to play through entirely different levels every time you play — the challenge set constantly shifts and you’ll have to adapt to whatever the game throws at you.

You can also check out Echoes of Eridu on Steam Greenlight.

Heart Forth, Alicia | Last Call for Funding
Heart Forth, Alicia

  • Status: $183,121 pledged of $60,000 goal. 6 days left.
  • Platforms: Windows, Mac OS, Linux, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U ($200,000 stretch goal), and 3DS ($245,000 stretch goal)

From the Kickstarter page:

At Heart Forth, Alicia’s core is an ode to the classics. Remember the electrifying gameplay of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, the expansive worlds of the Zelda games, and the rich, engaging story of Xenogears? This game is crafted in the spirit of those great adventures of the ’90s.

The story unfolds amidst the repercussions of centuries worth of struggle, strife, and bloodshed between cultures, races and worldviews. But above all else, it’s an epic Metroidvania RPG that combines timeless 16- and 32-bit gameplay, modern mechanics, and a set of unique, intertwining stories to take you on a fantastic journey.

Heart Forth, Alicia will also feature music by Manami Matsumae, composer for the original Mega Man NES game and co-composer for the upcoming Mighty No. 9. Also, the main character, Alicia, will be making a cameo appearance in another crowdfunded game, Hex Heroes.

TECHNOLUST | Last Call for Funding
TECHNOLUST: True Cyberpunk

  • Status: $55,861 CAD pledged of $30,000 CAD goal. 24 hours left.
  • Platforms: Windows, Mac OS, and Linux; Oculus Rift support

From the Kickstarter page:

TECHNOLUST is a Virtual Reality Adventure set in a near-future Cyberpunk world.

The world and style of TECHNOLUST are inspired by 1980’s and 90’s Cyberpunk fiction like Blade Runner, Neuromancer and Robocop.

Virtual Reality technology such as the Oculus Rift allow a player to deeply explore a fully realized, living, breathing world and truly be present in the game, rather than just controlling an avatar.

Join the resistance and help bring down the oppressive corporations… or just hang out at home and watch a movie with your artificial intelligence. Go to the arcade and experience new worlds or hack into secure networks and fight to set the truth free. As in the real world, the choice is yours.

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About Jeff Neuenschwander

Jeff has been a supporter of the website and campaign since the beginning. Joining in for E3 2012, he worked his way up the ranks quickly, making it to the Editing Manager post at the beginning of 2013. Jeff has a wide variety of tastes when it comes to gaming and pretty much likes anything that is quirky, although his favorite genres are Action, Platforming, and RPG. Outside of gaming, Jeff is a musician, being trained as a trombonist for Jazz and Classical music, and holds a degree in Sound Recording.


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