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Our regularly revised feature keeps you up to date on the Kickstarter games worth watching, and helps you track projects both before and after they’re funded.
Welcome to the Kickstarter Compendium, a gathering of games and game-related projects that we’ve come across that deserve your attention. The crowd-funding model for video games has resulted in some fascinating new game ideas, and new projects are going up on a weekly basis that deserve your attention.
The only problem is keeping track of it all – what’s worth watching, and what are these different projects about? As an ongoing feature, our Kickstarter Compendium is your guide to games seeking funding through Kickstarter. After funding projects are complete, this feature will also track what games (and game-related projects) got funded and what games didn’t, and where possible, offer links to the projects as they are developed.
[Editor's Note: This feature was co-written by Wayne Stainrook, Cameron Koch, Isaac Federspiel, Katie Seville, Liz Lanier, Kayla Herrera, Ali Rapp, Mike Mahardy, and Matt Miller.]
Games Seeking Funding
Catlateral DamageDeveloper: Chris Chung/Fire Hose GamesFundraising Goal: $40,000Funds Due By: July 11
“Cel-shaded first-person cat simulator” is a phrase we never thought we’d type, but that is precisely the experience developer Chris Chung hopes to create with his game. In Catlateral Damage, you play as a housecat, and your primary form of interaction with the environment is pawing things off of shelves and desks. While the game allows players to perform “sillier” cat actions like meowing and coughing up hairballs, Catlateral Damage also incorporates power-ups, mission structure, and collectibles. The Kickstarter page even has a playable demo, should you find yourself unable to wait for some feline frolicking.
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