9 Non-Double Fine Kickstarter Projects Worth Your Attention
Sure, the success of Tim Schafer, Ron Gilbert and Double Fine using Kickstarter’s crowd-founding program to get the financial backing for Double Fine Adventure has thrown a spotlight on the service. But Kickstarter didn’t just appear from thin air when Schafer needed it.
In fact, there are tons of projects on the site across tons of categories even now, all looking for funding. And there are some noteworthy projects on Kickstarter in the realm of video games as well. Quite a few skew toward the mobile sphere, looking to jump aboard Apple’s money train and put a game in the iTunes App Store. But there are also a few interesting indies that want to make their way to a PC near you.
Below we’ve gathered 10 projects we feel are worth your attention (and maybe a few dollars), but these aren’t the only ones you might be interested in. Check out Kickstarter.com’s video games category for all kinds of things you could help go from somebody’s brain to your hard drive.
9. Project Towers
From the sounds of things, Project Towers is a 3-D shooter that’ll have players capturing an alien group’s territories (towers, specifically) in order to cut off supplies to their main tower. The cool thing is, the game takes place on a spherical planet, which means you’ll be able to progress entirely around the game world without hitting a barrier. It’ll also feature a cooperative mode.
Visit the Project Towers Kickstarter page.
8. The Afflicted
A third-person multiplayer shooter with three teams fighting at any given time, The Afflicted looks like it might turn a few shooter conventions on their sides to come up with something new. At the very least, it looks like the developers making it are having a good time, and that always bodes well for how fun the game will be when it’s made.
7. Urban Dead
Survival horror. Zombies. Aliens. Robots. Shooting. Co-op. Online multiplayer. Urban Dead sounds like it’ll have a lot to offer, especially in the realm of shooting many undead things, with multiple gameplay modes.
Visit the Urban Dead Kickstarter page.