Quick Navigation
Halfway There Goals $20,000 and Under Flexible Funding Goal Reached


LAST CALL FOR FUNDING: Cubicle Quest | oprainfall

Cubicle Quest

  • Goal: $475
  • Platform: Windows

From the Kickstarter page:

The Debt Alliance swept over the kingdom without warning. Suddenly Free Time Mountain and Hobby Oasis were lost, and the debt monsters were attacking the walls of Castle Sanity itself.

Cubicle Quest is a game about how life can suck. Dead end jobs, repetitive obligations, irritating coworkers… Cubicle Quest takes all of those things and turns them into enemies you can fight in an old-school RPG.

This isn’t a bunch of financial advice repackaged as a game, and it’s not going to hit you over the head with lectures. The enemy in the video is about as blunt as it gets: kill “Unpaid Bill” enemies fast, or they turn into nastier “Late Fee” enemies.Your skills and elements boil down to a few intuitive categories, so I think it makes for a fun RPG experience even if you don’t care about the financial foundation.

But at least part of the fun is the ability to take a character from deeply in debt to a more fulfilling life. In real life, even if you have things under control, your finances can move pretty slowly paycheck to paycheck and it can take years to attain some goals. Cubicle Quest packages the feelings of moving up in life into a fun gaming experience.

LAST CALL FOR FUNDING: Perish | oprainfall


  • Goal: $1,500
  • Platforms: Windows, Mac OS, Linux

From the Indiegogo page:

PERISH is a video game, an Action-RPG with permadeath & procedurally generated levels, also known as a roguelike-like.

The Combat is deadly and deliberate, inspired by Dark Souls. Block, dodge and manoeuvre to get a good opening to damage your opponent, while making sure not to give the enemy an opening yourself. Levels are randomly generated, and the structure of the game as a whole is similar to Spelunky. A full play-through should take about an hour, but is so difficult that you will likely need to play many times to become good enough to reach the end.

The randomly generated levels also contain specific unique items and encounters that can be relied on to always occur at a specific level or world every time. Learn the patterns behind the apparant randomness to uncover secrets and unlock new areas and content.

LAST CALL FOR FUNDING: Shiness | oprainfall


  • Goal: $100,000
  • Platforms: Steam, Windows, Mac OS, Linux; PS4 and Xbox One ($140,000 stretch goal); Wii U ($170,000 stretch goal)

From the Kickstarter page:

A long time ago on a planet called Mahera, many species lived together in harmony. They were all linked by a spiritual energy, source of life and progress. This Energy was called the Shi.

As the civilizations were thriving, the Shi started dwindling which eventually led to a devastating war. The storm of violence unleashed by living beings became unstoppable. The green grass in the valleys was coated by ashes and the rain suddenly became a reminder of the horror suffered by the crying of a planet its own children were mistreating. The all-encompassing link the Shi was once able to maintain failed, hence causing the core of the planet – its heart – to collapse. Crackles appeared all around the globe and then, in a gigantic explosion, Mahera became a cloud of dirt and lighting bolts, enclaving each civilization to its own part of the globe: Meteora masses of land-floating nearby from one another, forever separated both physically and spiritually.

Since those dark times, Human, Sheiks and Waki rebuilt their lives separately and life went on.

LAST CALL FOR FUNDING: Super Daryl Deluxe | oprainfall

Super Daryl Deluxe

  • Goal: $7,000
  • Platform: PC

From the Kickstarter page:

You play as Daryl Whitelaw, the new kid at a high school that has been secretly taken over by a group of evil scientists who use the school for researching brainwashing techniques through ridiculous means. Daryl will have to explore vast worlds that exist inside the school, worlds that are products of crazy experiments gone awry. He will travel through time, meet amazing/stupid/awful friends and villains, and fight monstrous foes while attempting to uncover the secrets of Water Falls High School.

With the help of the Janitor and a princess locked deep in the heart of the school, he may just be able to stop the brainwashing schemes before it’s too late.


  • Dozens of flashy interchangeable skills to choose from! Fight obstacles with style!
  • Groovy, timeless art that scholars will reference for decades!
  • A hilarious/heartbreaking/brilliant story only rivaled by classics such as Ulysses and Lolita!
  • Customizeable equipment to create the Daryl you always wanted!
  • No music or sound! We simply can’t afford it! That’s why we need you.



  • Goal: $100,000
  • Platforms: Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Steam

From the Kickstarter page:

SUPERHOT is a unique, stylized FPS game where the time moves only when you move. With this simple mechanic we’ve been able to create gameplay that’s not all about reflexes – the player’s main weapon is careful aiming and smart planning – while not compromising on the dynamic feeling of the game.

You’re not hiding behind cover – you’re dodging bullets flying past you like in The Matrix. You’re not waiting to reload a gun – you’re picking the next firearm from the hands of your fallen foes. You’re not waiting until your wounds heal – in SUPERHOT a single bullet means death. However, there are no reload screens – you’re instantly back in the middle of the action.

A playable prototype is available on the Kickstarter page.

LAST CALL FOR FUNDING: Two Steps Back | oprainfall

Two Steps Back

  • Goal: $1,500
  • Platforms: Windows, Mac OS, Linux

From the Kickstarter page:

[Two Steps Back] is a kinetic visual novel that I’ve been dedicating the past half a year to, it’s been the steepest learning curve I’ve ever put myself through–I had to teach myself everything from top to bottom!!–but the result has become so so much more amazing than I ever could have anticipated.

This visual novel features:

  • 30+ Fully animated character sprites
  • A soundtrack of 7+ [always adding more as the support comes in!] original songs with both instrumentals and vocals
  • 25+ in game illustrations
  • A second, never before seen, part of the game that delves deeper into the world, the character’s past, and the mysterious anomaly that plagues our heroine!
  • Unlimited [?] re-playability!?


  • Goal: £50,000
  • Platforms: Windows, Mac OS

From the Kickstarter page:

Witchmarsh puts a side-scrolling spin on classic RPGs like Baldur’s Gate and Wizardry, without compromising on depth. The game features online multiplayer, extensive character creation, countless ability and item combinations, and rewarding boss encounters.


  • A mix of modern and classic RPGs, with branching dialogue and responsive, tactical combat.
  • Play singleplayer or with friends in 2-4 player Co-op.
  • Dripping with Jazz Age style, featuring music by Francisco Cerda, composer on Gunpoint and Jamestown.
  • A massive character creation sandbox with over 50 unlockable abilities* across five spellbooks. Mix and match attributes, perks, items and weapons to create a unique team of adventurers. Or simply use one of the many templates to dive straight into the action.
  • A game for seasoned RPG fans as well as players new to the genre. Optional bosses and challenges for those brave enough to seek them out.
  • Over ten* playable characters. Watch your choice in personalities result in conflict, friendships, wisecracks… romance?
  • A dynamic hidden item system ensures no two trips to Witchmarsh are the same.

* See stretch goals.

Quick Navigation
Halfway There Goals $20,000 and Under Flexible Funding Goal Reached

And that’s all for this week. We would also like to congratulate the following gaming projects on successfully completing their crowdfunding campaign.

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.