Shadowrun Returns finished up with a solid $1.836 million. Leisure Suit Larry finished with $655k. Yogventures! is up to $514k with 2 days left. Grim Dawn is almost funded with $256k ($280k goal) and 2 weeks left to go. Jane Jensen’s Moebius is up to $266k of its $300k goal with 2 weeks left. Republique is at $221k, about $100k more than they had last week, but unless something amazing happens, they’re not reaching $500k in the next week. Is snagging David Hayter and Jennifer Hale the miracle that will turn this kickstarter around? We’ll see this week.
As far as new kickstarters go, our first one for today is Cross of the Dutchman. It has an attractive 3D overhead cartoon style and appears to be an Action/RPG somewhat similar to Zelda but with larger scale battles. They’re hoping for $50k.
Next we have a revival of that old favorite, Battle Chess. For those unfamiliar with the original, it was chess but whenever someone took a piece, the pieces would come alive and attack each other in heated combat. This new version will add modern graphics as well as online match support. They’re looking for $100k.
It teaches you while you learn! This Biology game for the PC and PC w/Kinect that will feature a number of little games as you go on a journey through various cells. It looks good and it sounds like the people who are making it know what they’re doing. They’re shooting for the relatively modest goal of $27k.
That’s it for this week’s installment of the Kickstarter Video Game Report. As we close, here’s a link to the latest Penny Arcade comic strip which is relevant to our interests here.