In this issue’s Best of Crowdfunding, Chronicles of Elyria shows its power with a massive outpouring of support. Soulbound Studios set out to raise a whopping $900,000 in their 30-Day Kickstarter campaign. They hit the 25% mark in the first 10 hours. By the end of their campaign they earned $1,361,435.
The GD Studio has big plans for their new old-school competitive Arena FPS Diabotical. They are looking to bring back the competitive shooter of the past and bring it to the eSports centerstage. GD Studio has been on the forefront of eSports since 2011 working on products for Twitch, Valve, and Blizzard.
If you told me 13 years ago that I would be interviewing Mark Jacobs for a Magazine I was producing, I would have laughed and said you were crazy. I never would have expected that today I would have the chance to go one on one with such an influential person in the industry.
Skyforge is a free-to-play Sci-Fi Fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game. The game takes players to a breathtaking universe where mortals and immortals fight for survival against invading gods and their armies.
A Ghost of a Tale is a game brought to us by Lionel "Seith" Gallat. Gallat is a veteran with Dreamworks and Universal Studios, and those skills help make an impressive looking game! Funded via an Indiegogo campaign, A Ghost of a Tale is available on several platforms in Alpha.
EGX Rezzed is one of my own highlights of the year and some really incredible games regularly come out of the shadows at the London festival.
It’s a rare occasion that you receive the opportunity to interview a role model that has been such a huge inspiration in your life. Today we are fortunate enough to sit down with the Tim Burton of gaming, American McGee who has entertained us with his darker versions of our favorite fairy tales.
Meanwhile in Denver, Colorado, an energetic and passionate team at Abyssal Arts has successfully reached their goal to Kickstart City of the Shroud, a new tactical RPG in the vein of Final Fantasy Tactics, and Fire Emblem.
This Kickstarter graduate pits players against the Gods that rule their world. It is an action survival game with a very unique art style that reminds me of ICO or the Last Guardian.
In the gaming world there is a definite movement towards crowdfunding. With crowdfunding comes development freedom at the cost of larger development teams, vast marketing budgets, and larger representation at conference. The bright side is that game developers have the freedom to make games for players instead of making games for shareholders.