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Re: List of Adventure Game Kickstarters?
« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2013, 10:53:36 PM »

Do you remember the days when you’d hear the line “It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this”?  While there have been a couple action-adventure games covered in a “Currently Kickstarting” article, none have captured the charm of the early days of the likes of the original Legend of Zelda games.  Sword ‘N’ Board looks to be one more game that will tickle your nostalgic bone.  Instead of a point-and-click romp through a Sierra or LucasArts style game, you’re hacking and slashing your way through dungeons.
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Re: List of Adventure Game Kickstarters?
« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2013, 02:47:43 PM »

The mind is such a complicated thing.  People have been diving into the human psyche for ages, trying to plumb its depths and unlock its secrets.  Which is why it comes as to no surprise that psychological horror is such a popular subgenre in media these days.  The latest adventure addition to the Kickstarter stables is Shades of Sanity, a contender for surreal and maddening awesomeness.
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Re: List of Adventure Game Kickstarters?
« Reply #37 on: August 22, 2013, 10:01:10 AM »

EDIT: The Elementary, My Dear Holmes! campaign has been suspended by Kickstarter. More details here: http://www.joystiq.com/2013/09/06/ouya-free-the-games-fund-project-suspended-by-kickstarter/


Elementary, My Dear Holmes! has launched on Kickstarter. The development team at Victory Square Games describe it best:

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A point-and-click adventure game starring legendary sidekick John Watson on an epic quest to prove that Sherlock Holmes is just a jerk.

These guys are big fans of all the old Sierra and LucasArts adventures and want to make something every bit as fun and funny as those classics of yore.



Check out the concept art and the pitch video on Kickstarter:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1375982935/elementary-my-dear-holmes
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Re: List of Adventure Game Kickstarters?
« Reply #38 on: August 22, 2013, 11:10:46 AM »

Bureaucracy. Red tape. Conspiracies.  What do these things have in common besides being major annoyances?  Well, for one man it’s his continued existence.  Both in a literal and figurative sense.  The latest in a growing stable of adventure games coming out of IndiGoGo is Conspirocracy, a tale of intrigue and paperwork.  “The truth, it seems, is rarely pure and never simple.”
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Re: List of Adventure Game Kickstarters?
« Reply #39 on: August 22, 2013, 03:38:35 PM »

 “The truth, it seems, is rarely pure and never simple.” is a very true statement

What is a good way of promoting an adventure game to make people understand that we are making a game that will exist and be a great game with compelling story?
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Re: List of Adventure Game Kickstarters?
« Reply #40 on: August 26, 2013, 04:46:00 PM »

Survival horror is such a popular genre in gaming, and we have yet another adventure with supernatural leanings to showcase in “Currently Kickstarting”.  U55 – End of the Line looks to be another great addition to the roster with not only crap-your-pants horror, but it also offers the use of a unique technology that can make your blood curdle with feelings of fear and anxiety if done right.  Get ready to experience a subway ride that you won’t soon forget.  Read on if you dare.
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Re: List of Adventure Game Kickstarters?
« Reply #41 on: September 07, 2013, 08:54:39 AM »

As many of you know by now, the Elementary My Dear Holmes Kickstarter campaign got suspended yesterday to to funding irregularities.

That's a politically correct way of saying that someone astroturfed the project, creating hundreds of fake Kickstarter accounts and pledges. The details are on http://www.kickstartadventure.com/home/kickstarter-suspends-elementary-my-dear-holmes/

I'm going to edit my post above to make clear the campaign's been suspended.

I hope this sort of thing doesn't happen to other adventure game projects on Kickstarter. I've been truly excited about all the great new projects starting up recently.
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Re: List of Adventure Game Kickstarters?
« Reply #42 on: September 20, 2013, 12:32:09 PM »

What do you get when you take a potbellied exterminator, a purple bear bard, and the most nastiest slugs you’ve ever seen and put them together in a 2D point-and-click adventure game? Why, you get the continuing saga of Reemus and Liam, that’s what.  Enter The Ballads of Reemus 2, another game being Kickstarted that started its life as a Flash-based adventure on the likes of Newgrounds and Kongregate.
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Re: List of Adventure Game Kickstarters?
« Reply #43 on: September 26, 2013, 01:56:08 PM »

In space no one can hear you scream.  Which might not be a good thing in the case of the newest addition to the action-adventure stable of games trying to get funded through Kickstarter.  Take Europa 2022, a blend of traditional point-and-click adventure with the more “actiony” elements that can be found in the likes of Heavy Rain or Uncharted.  Toss in a liberal dose of sci-fi horror and you’ve got the makings on a unique gaming experience.
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Re: List of Adventure Game Kickstarters?
« Reply #44 on: October 05, 2013, 11:04:22 PM »

Imagine taking a hand-crafted world and turning it into an amazing side-scrolling adventure. Knite & The Ghost Lights delivers a mixture of adventure, storytelling, and action from games we know and love like Metroid and Castlevania, but with a completely fresh feel for today’s gamer.
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Re: List of Adventure Game Kickstarters?
« Reply #45 on: October 25, 2013, 04:07:59 PM »

One aspect of adventure games, or really any game at all, that’s important to the playing experience is music.  It helps to breathe life into the story.  But, few actively pursue it as a central theme.  Enter Bolt Riley, a story of reggae music and finding one’s place in society.  Working your way up to being a legend is the name of the game here.  And it looks like a great take on the genre.
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Re: List of Adventure Game Kickstarters?
« Reply #46 on: October 26, 2013, 08:53:58 PM »

Cyan (makers of Myst and Riven) are making a brand new first person explorative adventure game with the Unreal 4 engine. "Obduction" is on Kickstarter and is already 55% funded (with a goal of $1.1m with 11k backers at the moment) with still 20 days to go.

I've been waiting for a new game from Cyan for a long time. I love everything they do. I think it was smart to not do just another Myst sequel, but we need more games with Myst's style and atmosphere!



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Re: List of Adventure Game Kickstarters?
« Reply #47 on: February 04, 2014, 01:20:11 PM »

The awesome guys at Infamous Quests just launched a Kickstarter for an old school hint book for their Quest for Infamy retro-style adventure game. Complete with the red cellophane decoder that we all remember and love from the glory days of Sierra On-Line. Also, if you missed out on the original campaign, you can get a copy (physical big box or digital) on some of the tiers.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1992695780/the-quest-for-infamy-companion-art-strategy-hint-b/
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Re: List of Adventure Game Kickstarters?
« Reply #48 on: February 04, 2014, 01:36:30 PM »


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1992695780/the-quest-for-infamy-companion-art-strategy-hint-b/

That is so cool! I am getting one. It's sad how the internet and the availability of instant hint lookups has taken away some of the challenge and fun in adventure games for some people. But I think that it just takes self-discipline and restraint to keep from looking up stuff. I hope maybe Himalaya considers a hint book like this for their games in the future.
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Re: List of Adventure Game Kickstarters?
« Reply #49 on: February 13, 2014, 02:12:26 PM »

Steampunk is a genre that doesn’t get as much love as it deserves. Like its cousin, cyberpunk, it deals with themes of advanced technology (for its time, at least) and with the plight of a downtrodden people, forced to live in disgusting and poor conditions, while the upper class lives off of wealth. Unlike cyberpunk, though, its generally represented in a past setting (usually in the 1800s) instead of the near future. Enter Blackmore, the latest in an ever increasing stable of crowdfunded adventure games and paying homage to this underutilized subsection of science fiction storytelling.
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Re: List of Adventure Game Kickstarters?
« Reply #50 on: March 27, 2014, 09:06:52 PM »

Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today is the awkward title of an intriguing, dark point-and-click adventure game currently on Kickstarter. I like the stark, angular art style.



The Great Wave, a world-shaking catastrophe, has plunged humanity back into the dark ages. A mysterious plague spreads over the land, granting people psychic powers... before dissolving them. You play Michael, a "Blankhead" who can remember nothing of his past, and little of the events surrounding The Great Wave.

Check out the playable demo on the Dead Synchronicity Kickstarter page. (There's an extended demo available for project backers.)
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Re: List of Adventure Game Kickstarters?
« Reply #51 on: March 28, 2014, 02:56:37 AM »

Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today is the awkward title of an intriguing, dark point-and-click adventure game currently on Kickstarter. I like the stark, angular art style.

Terrible title. Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, and it doesn't mean anything to someone not familiar with whatever the plot is.

But it looks like a cool game! The art reminds me of Out of this World.
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« Reply #52 on: April 01, 2014, 09:00:04 PM »

Yeah, the name is awkward, both to say and to type. "Tomorrow Comes Today" sounds like it came directly from the James Bond film title generator machine. But it looks like the campaign is picking up a bit of steam. They've now released the extended demo to non-backers as well.
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Re: List of Adventure Game Kickstarters?
« Reply #53 on: April 08, 2014, 01:56:26 PM »

Dystopian and post-apocalyptic titles are pretty commonplace in media in any form, and with good reason. It takes a bleak look at what the future could hold for humanity should it ever stray towards the path of self-destruction. A warning letter to future generations to get their act together, if you will. And to stand out in the crowd you’d need to have some something unique to get people to take notice of it. Dead Syncrhonicity promises the standard trope and more. With a twist unlike any other that’s come before it.
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Re: List of Adventure Game Kickstarters?
« Reply #54 on: April 12, 2014, 10:02:57 AM »

“In 1945 a group of captured soldiers were placed in a POW camp and told they would never escape. Using their specialist skills, these man promptly devised a plan to attempt their most daring breakout yet.”

So if you can steal enough supplies,
and sneak past the guards,
and if you can get over the fence…

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The BREAKOUT!
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Re: List of Adventure Game Kickstarters?
« Reply #55 on: April 16, 2014, 11:20:48 PM »

The tales of H.P. Lovecraft are timeless for those who enjoy a good horror story. And with good reason. His stories have inspired generations that have come after him just as Edgar Allan Poe had influenced his writing. Delving into many aspects of what makes a person lose their mind and drawing from their deepest, darkest fears is what brings people back to classics like the Cthulhu Mythos. And the latest game to tackle these themes is The Eldritch Cases: Dagon, an adventure game that sets its sights on one of the most iconic villages ever put to pen by the seminal author.
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