Typically my “Don’t Miss This” posts are about indie titles you can play right now, but recently I’ve not had a lot of time to game. Instead, I’m updating you on the indie projects I’m currently Kickstarting because I think they’re worth the investment, even if some are fully funded already.
I’ve backed an assortment of projects via Kickstarter, starting in 2011 with Regretsy’s Big Book of Fabricated Folktales from Finland (was totally worth it.) I suppose it started some sort of habit. For some semblance of order I’ve sorted these projects by date the Kickstarter campaigns finish. First, I come full literary circle with Julian Gough’s The Las Vegas Postcards. As you may remember from last week, Mr. Gough wrote the End Poem for Minecraft; I learned today (after backing this project last week) that this novel pulls from the same theme as End Poem. Next to Jotun for an action-adventure game where you play a Viking warrioress who died an ignoble death and now has a chance to earn her way into Valhalla. The following two projects are strictly adventure games: Jenny LeClue with its quirky hand-painted graphics and Kôna with its haunting depiction of 1970s Quebec. Finally, Data Hacker: Reboot is a lovely salute to earlier JRPGs that has me itching to pull out my Playstation.
Click through for the videos to each project because you’re not gonna want to miss these.
Ends August 20th
An award-winning novelist sends you a postcard from Vegas, and thereby reinvents the funding of great literature. Hey, wow, Litcoin!
Ends August 20th
Jotun is an action-exploration game for PC and Mac that takes you on an epic journey through Viking purgatory.
Ends August 21st
This coming-of-age narrative follows Jenny LeClue, a young detective, living in the idyllic college town of Arthurton. Jenny takes on the case of her life when her mother is accused of murdering the beloved Dean Strausberry. She soon discovers that nothing is what it seems…
End Sept 6th
Explore, investigate and survive in this VR-powered interactive tale, which takes place in the 1970’s wild and cold Northern Quebec.
Ends Sept 9th
[JRPG] Hack your way through enemies and barred gateways as the reality you know bends, breaks and crumbles around you…