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We all remember the days of trying everything we could to get our NES games to work and so do the guys behind Pixel Lincoln. At least, that’s what 60% of their video is about. It’s all about the good old days where pixelated characters were all you needed.
Pixel Lincoln is a deck building game based off of the upcoming Nintendo DS title. It’s beautifully retro and adorable at the same time. It follows the path of the 16th president as he travels back in time to catch John Wilkes Booth after he stole his hat. Yes, really. He must fight his way through Skateboarding Sharks, Luchadores, and Laser Sharks to reclaim his hat and make his way back to the present -- err, past.
Reward: You can snag a copy of the game for just $25 or donating $500 can get you a custom character card included with EVERY copy of the game!
Durance is a role-playing game from Jason Morningstar, the creator of Fiasco, that is meant to test how players react to moral and ethical dilemmas in a dystopian far-future prison colony. It’s meant to be a RPG that you can pick up and play quickly without spending hours setting up the story and world for your characters. The gameplay rolls extremely fast and relies on your fellow players answering your tough questions.
The people behind the game have a solid track record with self-developed role-playing games and crowd-funding, so there isn’t much to worry about. That’s partially why their $5000 goal doesn’t seem too outrageous, especially since it’s much lower that most projects of its size. Fiasco is one of the most popular newly-released RPGs out there, so Durance has us quite excited.
Reward: $10 will net you a pre-release PDF of the game.
Perhaps one of the most difficult parts of participating in role-playing games is the travel and set up necessary just to play a simple game. Tabletop Forge aims to take all the frustrating out of the process and do so without you ever needing to leave the house. It utilizes the communication of Google+ Hangouts and the open development scene of Google+ to bring tabletop gaming to the cloud.
In the past, one of the biggest hindrances of this type of play was that you can’t see each other. It’s not like you’re really there, and that the tools available just weren’t up to par for online play. This is where that all changes. You can see each other and have fun, just as if you were in the same room. You can even create maps, roll dice, save character stats, and move around the virtual game world all from inside the game.
Reward: For $5, you will gain access to the developer build of the app so that you can start playing right away.
Zombie games never die. Take Dead State for example. Instead of focusing on the bloodthirsty villains outside of the gates, the developers over at DoubleBear Productions think that you should be concerned with the people just trying to survive on your side of the chain fence. As a band of humans just trying to survive in a gated school, you’ll need to make the tough choices to keep everyone alive and from tearing each other’s throats out.
Of course, you can’t spend your life behind those gates forever. When you wander out into the world, combat and exploration takes on turn-based tactics. Zombies will start crawling your way if they see or happen to hear you in the area. You’ll also need to keep an eye out for survivors looking to aid your cause or take a piece of what you already have on hand. Dead State takes on more a Walking Dead-approach to the undead where the enemy you really need to worry about is the living.
Reward: Just $15 gives you a piece of the game. If you double that, they throw in the soundtrack and a bronze-level patron badge to be used on their forums.