The lights are on
Some of the high-profile gaming-oriented Kickstarter
projects are on the horizon. Which one are you desperately waiting for?
In the last few
years, Kickstarter has become a big part of the gaming industry, as numerous
developers look to their fans to fund projects instead of a traditional
publisher model. Look no further than our Kickstarter Compendium for just a
sampling of the games being built through crowd funding. While there's no doubt
that utilizing Kickstarter has been a successful approach for many game makers,
the gaming community continues to wait to find out how most of these projects
will turn out.
A few well known Kickstarters, like the Ouya, or games like
FTL: Faster Than Light and Star Command, have already released. However, some of the most highly funded gameson Kickstarter have yet to see the light of
day, and it remains to be seen how good those games will be. With next week's
release of Shadowrun Returns, we thought it was a good time to ask about which
games you're looking forward to.
Games like Double Fine's Broken Age, inXile's Wasteland 2
and Torment: Tides of Numenera, Obsidian's
Project Eternity, Hex, Star Citizen, and Shovel Knight are
just some of the big success stories. Which game is top on your list to watch?
Whether you helped fund the game or not, are there any Kickstarted games you'll
buy on the day they come out?
Share your opinions on the comments below.
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Although I have backed several of them including Star Citizen, Project Eternity and Soul Saga, the game I'm most excited for is definitely Star Citizen. That game seriously has the potential (especially with the Oculus Rift coming out at retail around the time it releases) to be a dynamic changer in the industry!
Imagine first person space exploration - a dream come true without the risk of death in the process! Sign me up!
A Hat in Time!
STAR CITIZEN. so many good space simulator memories.
I'm interested in Radio the Universe, Pier Solar HD, and another game that's using crowdfunding (not sure if it's Kickstarter), Odallus: The Dark Call.
I was going to say DoubleFine's "Broken Age," but then I just saw it is over-budget and delayed, with a potential 2015 release. That gave me a sad.
But still! It is my most anticipated crowdfunded game. :)
I got my Steam key for 'Shadowrun' and I'm bouncing in excitement!
And (hopefully) 'Wastelands 2' releases right about my birthday, so that will be pretty awesome!
Star Citizen is probably my most anticipated. But i have Broken age, Shadowrun,Wasteland 2, and Project Eternity backed also.
I have yet to see any particular benefits of kickstarter games. For vast number of projects that have been proposed via this method I am surprised only a few mediocre titles exists in complete form.
I never understood the logic of complaining about paying 60 bucks for a high production game but perfectly fine with shelling out over a grand to get a somewhat serviceable copy of a game. As seen in here and a lot of other sites, some people will back anything and everything at a drop of a hat.
But if I were to back a kickstarter it would have to be the shadow of the eternals kickstarter with Dennis Dayack. Why? Because he is the only person that is bent on proving to the world that he is capable of making good games and since they are only concentrating on one project.
Just like gaming was and is a massive baby boom so is this kick startr crap and I can already see lot of disillusioned people out there. It won't be long before we see how money has been severely mismangaed by double fine and other over ambitious companies wanting to making simultaneous entries without even proving the first one.
A Hat in Time, absolutely. I backed it, and even if I hadn't, I would be ready to buy it as soon as it releases.
Also Soul Saga, Asylum, and Among the Sleep.
I'm looking forward to quite a few, but I'm most excited about Wasteland 2. I was blown away when I first played the original all those years ago and I'm very happy it's followup is finally being made.
Star Citizen hands down!
Shadowrun returns and shadowrun online, both look to be fantastic and backed them both
No no no, Dreamfall Chapters all the way.
No contest, I absolutely LOVED DAoC, spent a good couple years playing that game. Warhammer online SHOULD have been DAoC 2 in a Warhammer skin, but NOOOOOOOOOO, it just had to be WoWified, right EA?!?!?
Riot and Broken Age.
I am most excited for Shadowrun Returns. It was the first table-top RPG I ever played, and I love it's unique genre blend.
Other than that I'm also excited for Project Eternity and Massive Chalice.
Takedown by Serellan of course!
It's already in ALPHA testing!
It's about time someone came out with a CQB FPS without health regen, respawns, and unlocks!
Game Informer should do a feature article on this one.