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Wednesday
Aug192015

There Shall Be a Ski Safari Sequel

I know it feels like forever and a day since last we spoke of the fun skiing game in which you are just trying to ride out the avalanche that is trying to chase you. Well this game has been a constant juggernaut in the AppStore and it is time, well almost time for the next iteration to occur. 

On August 27th the second game shall be released, it will contain all the great stuff that made the game easy to pick up and of course lose yourself in, and it shall add even more to the game. Actually after writing this I think I'm going to play some Ski Safari to re-up my skills so that I'm ready for the next round.

Seriously go get this game now, if you have not gotten it and of course leave room on your device for the sequel that is sure to be a blast. This is one of those games that is really easy to pick up, but hard to put down. A playthrough doesn't take long but you're going to find that you're going to want to restart and try to do a little bit better almost every time you play this game.

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Wednesday
Aug192015

NovaBlitz Has Been FUNDED!!

Remember that game that we talked about a little bit ago that talked about a real time collectable card game? Well it turns out that the KickStarter for making this game has reached its goal, hell its passed its goal and still has a little time left to try to go after a stretch goal or two.

So if you are now magically interested in supporting this project, I know plenty of people that don't support until the project is already going to be a success you have until tomorrow (August 20th) to jump on the bandwagon and support this game.

One of the best things these developers have done is that they have been able to not only accurately show off their game but they've also been able to get a version of the game into players hands so that they can truly understand what this game is about and feel the potential that is there.

If you are interested in getting a demo copy check out the below links:\

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Tuesday
Aug182015

New Crowdfunding Project - Where Investors Share Profits

 

One of my hesitations with crowdfunding projects like Kickstarter and Early Access is that you're basically gambling that the game (or any of the projects) will succeed with a quality project.  Granted, Kickstarter has come a long ways in mitigating risk to the kickstarters, but that still doesn't prevent the developer from creating a terrible end product.  That is why I find a new project called Fig particularly interesting.  The gist is that backers are really investors in that they will also share in the profits.  Currently, investors must have at least $1 million in net assets and invest $1,000 due to SEC regulations.  However, Fig is working on compliance so your normal Joe gamer will be able to legally back the game.  There seems to be questions if there's any way to make that happen, but we shall see.  The other difference between Fig and other crowdfunding projects is not just anyone can throw their project online.  Rather, Fig will curate a very small number of hand-selected projects for backing.  Ars has more details here.

I have no idea if Fig will change the landscape of crowdfunding projects.  But changing the dynamic of supporting a project and hoping to get an end product (and maybe some sweet swag) to supporting a project and getting financial returns is certainly intriguing and could change how developers look at funding their projects.  I know if I back a game and will not only get a copy of it, but also get a share of the profits, I would be that much more likely to look into it.  As Altered Confusion discusses the plethora of ways to get monetary backing for your project, will Fig be added to that list?

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Tuesday
Aug182015

Build Your Own Vehicle in Scraps: Modular Vehicle Combat

Now this is something, that if done right could be a ton of fun, and it kind of reminds me of my days of mixing and matching my Lego sets to create AWESOME designs for combat to take place. From what I've seen of Scraps it looks like the only limitation is your imagination, oh and the added bonus you can battle your designs against your opponents either via online deathmatches, or perhaps you'd just like to LAN it out (HOLY CRAP someone still believes in LAN parties, AWESOME).

If you are eager enough to fully jump in right now they have Early Access going for $15. If you decide to wait until the game is complete, you'll just have to tack on an extra $5 to make the price $20. This game is coming out for Steam. Oh and there is ONE more thing that I'd like to point out, there is a single player mode so if you are not sure that your design will stand up to online battles you can always face off against bots.

How could you NOT WANT this game? I mean this is like my games of pretend brought to life, this could be something that is truly awesome.

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Tuesday
Aug182015

Larry Elmore's Snarf is Being Put Into a Game

Now many of you might not be old enough to remember Snarf, but I will tell you this, this is something that needs to happen. Hell I've thrown money in to hopefully make this happen. Snarf is a character that was created by Larry Elmore for Dungeons and Dragons. They were looking for a fun comic adventure and Larry answered the call. That was all the way back in 1983 (yes I know that's like AGES ago).

Anyways Cellbloc Studios got to thinking that perhaps there was a point and click adventure game that should honor Snarf, and SnarfQuest Tales was born. It is currently on Kickstarter, and of this very moment it is 20 days away from the fundraising period being over. They are just a little over 2/3rds of the way to their goal, and I think that if you have any love for Dungeons and Dragons, Larry Elmore, or hell just a sure to be good product, you should add in your pledge right now.

Here's the KickStarter link to help you get to where you need to go. 

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