Nerdsourcing: Trial of the Clone, Super Retro Squad, Do Say Move

Posted July 2, 2012 - By Alex Rubens

Nerdsourcing finds you the best crowd sourcing projects from Kickstater, Indiegogo, and other such sites and brings them straight to your wallet. Give, help spread the word, or just find out what’s going to be the hot new thing in the future; nerdsourcing is there to help support the dreamers out there looking to make the impossible a reality, or those looking for the next big thing an edge on the competition. Time is limited to fund these projects, so don’t wait too long.

Trial of the Clone

We all remember Choose Your Own Adventure books from our childhoods. As you read, you would be presented with two options and a different page to turn to based on the choices you made. These books were awesome, but got pushed to the wayside as videogames started to become more widely adopted. Trial of the Clone is somewhat similar, adapting a gamebook format that enables players to interact with the story on a deeper level with collectable weapons, battles with monsters, and player powers.

In addition to supporting the project’s development and production, funds are also being used to fund philanthropic projects, like Fight for the Future (which fights to protect our internet usage and destroy evil things like SOPA and CISPA) and scientific research. It’s already reached a stretch goal that guarantees a sequel will release one year later. That’s a pretty cool use of excess funds!

Reward: A digital copy of Trial of the Clone is only $10 with a signed paperback copy available for only $10 more.

Super Retro Squad

After creating Super Mario Bros. Crossover--a recreation of the original Super Mario Bros. featuring other characters from that era like Ryu from Ninja Gaiden and Mega Man--Exploding Rabbit needed something new. Because of the legal issues surrounding the release of a title like Super Mario Bros. Crossover, it couldn’t be sold. It was a great idea though, so the guys are taking the things that they learned from Super Mario Bros. Crossover and putting them into an all-new 2D platformer with characters inspired by classic videogame characters called Super Retro Squad.

Each of the characters is very similar to a character of that era and will feature their same characteristics and abilities. It won’t be all Super Mario Bros. levels this time around either, as each one of the eight worlds will be based on one of the characters, so we can expect to see appearances from familiar enemies and environments from our favorite classic games.

Reward: For just $15, a digital copy of the game that runs on PC, Mac, and Linux will be yours when the game releases sometime next year.

Do Move Say

Inspired by Chris Hecker’s SpyParty, Do Move Say is a party game for 10 or more people that casts players as townspeople while a mastermind tries to carry out his dastardly plan and a detective tries to figure out who the mastermind is and stop him before something bad can happen. It’s very similar to Werewolf or Mafia in that no one knows who the other players are. They could just be a normal townspeople, but they could also be the mastermind trying to throw people off their trail. This card game is all about deception and trying to trick people into thinking that you’re just the average townsperson.

This can all be very difficult though, as each player is given a card that tells them what they have to do, how to move, and what to say; making for some awkward encounters as you try to communicate your position while following what the card has outlined.

Reward: A complete game and a listing as a “Prodigy donor” in the rulebook can be yours for $25.

Paper Sorcerer

After being banished to a magical book by four young heroes, you--as an evil sorcerer--must make your way through the magical book and find a way to regain your powers in Paper Sorcerer. Everything is hand-drawn in 2D sprites making for some wonderful animations. There's an unusual beauty behind this turn-based PRG that you don't often see in other games or anywhere else.

Summoning Circles allow the sorcerer to call upon characters he has defeated in the past to help him and join his party. There’s no need to grind or work on leveling your party members either, as they scale to your character and gain new abilities as your character grows. It’s beautiful and unlike anything available now.

Reward: You can get a copy of the PC version for only $3. Yeah – THREE DOLLARS.

Nerdsourcing: Trial of the Clone, Super Retro Squad, Do Say Move


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