Yogventures! finished up with $567k. Grim Dawn reached its goal and is now at $328k with a week left to go – they’ve added a number of stretch goals from $350k to $480k. Jane Jensen’s Moebius is up to $332k and they got publisher support for another game they wanted to do so they’ll be releasing two games (Moebius and a mystery game) this year. Republique made a surprise turn-around and just barely broke their goal a second ago with just 7 hours left to go. Oh and all of the new projects I listed last week are doing poorly – I’ll let you know if any of them turn around.
The big new Kickstarter I’m excited about this week is SpaceVentures. This is the new point & click adventure game from the creators of Space Quest, one of my favorite series growing up. It’s basically a new Space Quest game except they don’t own the license anymore. They’re up to $122k of their $500k goal with 32 days left to go. And speaking of old Sierra Online Point & Click Adventure games, the entire Quest for Glory series ( a mix of RPG and Adventure) just recently went up on Good Old Games for a mere $10 – it’s well worth your time and money if you haven’t played them.
As far as big money kickstarters go, a sequel to Carmageddon went up a few days ago and is up to $187k with a $400k goal. Never played the original so I don’t have much to say other than that I guess running over pedestrians never goes out of style.
Xenonauts is an indie take on the classic strategy game, X-Com. Looks fun and they’ve already surpassed their goal of $50k.
Legends of Eisenwald is a King’s Bounty style Strategy/RPG hybrid. The screenshots look impressive and their approach to the world (less fantasy than most games of this type) is interesting. They’ve almost reached their goal of $50k with 10 days left to go.
One development I thought was rather interesting was with a recent update on the Grim Dawn project where they added a number of Logitech-donated gaming mice as one of the reward tiers. Could this kind of small corporate sponsorship of kickstarters become a common thing in the future? Should it?