After a sedate summer there are suddenly lots of new Kickstarters…
**Butt sniffing pugs. You may recognize this from a couple of game conferences, with the unorthodox “dog butt” controller peripheral that you had to jam your face into. Apparently you can play it just fine with mouse + keyboard too, and it looks like an extraordinarily charming adventure exploring puzzle game for all ages with great art. You play two pugs in Central Bark. $11,101 pledged of $60,000 goal, 30 days to go
Queer Quest - all in a gay’s work. A queer-as-fuck point and clit adventure game inspired by the classics like Monkey Island. Nice art, I hope the puzzles are good. I also hope there are SOME jokes and themes that don’t revolve around LBQT culture or it might get a bit repetetive. But either way, I’ll take it. $2,981 pledged of $50,000 goal, 29 days to go
Dwarrows - An Adventure & Town-Builder Game. A Stardew Valley/Harvest Moon-like with a dash of Zelda and maybe Minecraft? Nice graphics, but can it stand out in a fairly crowded field? $7,438 pledged of $12,000 goal, 25 days to go
Make Sail. Physics construction + exploration game. $34,285 of $50,000 goal
Astronaut: The Best. Princess maker meets King of Dragon Pass with a 50s cartoon aestethic. $9,458 pledged of $26,000 goal, 17 days to go
Vigilantes - the turn based tactical crime RPG. approaching 50%, €1,806 pledged of €5,000 goal, 33 days to go
Code 7- the fully voiced text adventure game, almost 50% there, €6,980 pledged of €15,000 goal, 22 days to go
Hypnospace Outlaw has 6 hours left and just reached the stretchgoal of having Hot Dad doing the sountrack as Alice reported. $34,241 pledged of $28,000 goal
NITE Team 7 is over 70% there - $21,551 pledged of $30,000 goal, 32 days to go
Wasteland 3, in 20 hours.
The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti which failed its Kickstarter a while back is happily still getting made.
Illimat the boardgame by Keith Barker (Eberron, Gloom) and illustrations by Carson Ellis. Just started, will likely be huge thanks to shoutouts by Patric Rothfuss and others. $21,569 pledged of $42,812 goal, 30 days to go