Were you a fan of those old Lucasarts adventure games like Grim Fandango and The Secret of Monkey Island? Gibbous is an ambitious new Kickstarter graduate out of Transylvania, Romania.
In 2016, Nightdive Studios decided to take the classic that influenced games like Half Life and Bioshock and bring it back to life in a reboot of the original.
Each issue we hand select some of the shiny new concepts coming out of Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Patreon, and other crowdfunding websites. Our goal is to provide some exposure for these projects and give our readers a look at some title they otherwise might have missed.
This classic style role playing game is based on the world of Monte Cook’s new tabletop RPG setting, Numenera. Built in the same vein of the 1999 hit classic Planescape: Torment. It continues the tradition of delivering a hallmark storytelling experience with a rich player driven storyline.
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.
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.
In a surprise campaign that seemed to come out of nowhere I ran across a sci-fi adventure sandbox that has procedurally generated planets. This Kickstarter campaign from Craneballs set out to raise $99,007 on January 24th and had a slow start.
The Pathfinder universe has tried in the past to make entrances in the gaming world and to date it has never been realized to it's full potential.
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.
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.