First off, I want to say that I have been a huge Kaiju fan my entire life (I've seen nearly every Godzilla and Gamera movie).  For those of you who aren't as obsessed with huge monsters as I am, Kaiju means exactly that.  Monster.  While the technically correct term would be Daikaiju meaning 'Giant Monster', Kaiju is the most common term used among the fanbase to describe the creatures in movies such as Godzilla, Gamera, and Ultraman.  Guillermo Del Toro has even decided to use this term in his upcoming movie Pacific Rim.  Anyway, I wanted to create a blog (My first one ever, so please forgive my complete lack of writing skills) in order to promote an amazing Kickstarter game I recently discovered called galled Kaiju Combat.


Is this not what everyone dreams of?!  No? Just me? Oh...


Now what exactly is Kaiju Combat you ask?  Well if any of you have played the 'recent' Godzilla games (For the Xbox, PS2, and Wii) you should already have an idea, considering Simon Strange (Who created all of those games) is the one who started this project in the firstplace.  For those of you who haven't had the honor of playing those games, I'll brief you.  It's about your giant monster beating the crap out of your friend's monster.  Pretty simple, huh?  And just in case that didn't hook you immediately (Which it totally should've), there are multiple ways that you can damage your opponent's monster.  You can:

  • Attack them with your creatures various appendages such as your claws, fangs, and tail.
  • Blast them with energy, spikes, fire, and plenty of other projectiles depending on your Kaiju's abilities.
  • Pick up buildings to either throw at your foe, or use it as a club and beat them in the face.
  • Or you can just be a boss and use all of the above.


Basically this.


Now it'd be impossible for me to talk about this game without mentioning that my favorite DeviantArt artist is working on it: Matt Frank.  For those of you who don't know, Matt Frank is basically the biggest name in Kaiju art.  I've been keeping up with him for a little over five years, and he's been consistently blowing me away with his amazing pieces.  He recently provided all of the covers for the Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters series, and even co-wrote and drew the first issue of Godzilla: Legends.  For those of you still not impressed, he has also done plenty of work outside of giant monsters, including things such as IDW comic's with The Beast Wars Sourcebook and Transformers Animated: The Rise of Safeguard.  If you want to see some of his incredible work, you can check it out at his DeviantArt page.  Another incredible member of the team is Chris Mirjahangir.  He worked for seven years at the largest Godzilla fansite:  He's the one in charge of of creating the storyline, and keeping the continuity intact.


Does this not blow your mind?!?


After reading all of this, there's no doubt in my mind that you are going to immediately go pledge all of your money to get this game made.  Now you just need a link, so here you go.  Please don't keep all of this excitement to yourself though, go tell all of your friends, and have them tell their friend's as well.  Together, we can get this game made!