Nerdsourcing: Shadowrun Online, Crea, Super Motherload, And Wicked Crush

Posted July 24, 2012 - By Alex Rubens

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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.

Shadowrun Online

As we reported earlier, one of the most popular pen-and-paper games wants to hit the digital world in a big way. Shadowrun Online looks to take the turn-based tactics of the tabletop game online with new visuals, co-op play, and some PVP for gamers looking to rough up the competition. While this might seem like a little like deja vu, you’re probably remembering that Shadowrun Returns, the single-player adventure based in the Shadowrun world, garnered over a million dollars from fans looking to get back into the land of magic and technology.

One of the cool aspects of the online game comes from the fans being able to affect the tabletop story through the online mode. With players choosing which corporations rise and fall in this neon soaked land, the writers of the tabletop game will change the story to reflect those choices.

The bottom line is that this game really needs your help. The project is half way into its Kickstarter and not even at half of what they need to keep this thing alive. If you are looking for an MMO with fewer dragons and more motorcycles, drop a couple of bucks on this great project.

Rewards: Just $30 bucks not only gets you into the game early, but you’ll also be rewarded with in-game gear and a premium 3-month subscription.


Inspired by the indie-sandbox genre, Crea isn’t meant to be another Minecraft-clone, it’s a real-time creation tool inside of a sandbox game. It’s focused on exploration and creation as you travel through beautiful randomly generated 2D worlds. Everything is extremely lighthearted, colorful, and simple in the best of ways.

One thing that Crea does differently than most sandbox titles is not only including mod support out of the box, but also encouraging it. “We believe anyone should be able to mod Crea, so we’ve made it easy enough for beginners but flexible enough for more advanced mods,” says the crew behind Crea. If they’re able to make the game available on Steam, Crea will take full advantage of mod distribution through Steam Workshop.

Reward: A digital copy of Crea on all launch platforms (Windows, Mac, and Linux) is only $10.

Super Motherload

If you’ve spent any amount in time in high school computer lab over the last decade, you’ve more than likely seen and played a few of XGen Studios’ games, like Stick RPG, Defend Your Castle, and Pillage Your Village. You also probably spent quite a bit of time digging for rare minerals in Motherload. Be prepared to go back in, as XGen Studios is making the ultimate sequel with Super Motherload.

They’ve given it beautiful HD graphics, a brand-new story, and dozens of new additions. You’ll have to solve puzzles to navigate your way through the dangerous depths of Mars in order to find the best minerals. You can do so with a friend though, as Super Motherload adds arcade-style multiplayer, which pits up to four players against each other in cooperative and competitive play. This Kickstarter isn’t meant to make the game, but it’s meant to make “an already great game, an excellent game”.

Reward: By funding the project at the $15 level, you’ll receive a pre-release copy of the game on PC and Mac before it is available commercially.

Wicked Crush

Wicked Crush combines the mechanics of classics like Castlevania with the modern components of titles like Demon Souls, Animal Crossing, and LittleBigPlanet. While that does sound like a pretty generic description of a videogame project, the creator is actually doing the game justice. Each level that you download in Wicked Crush is actually owned and created by another player. If you complete this level, the owner receives a small amount of cash as a reward, but if you fail and die on the level, their reward is even greater.

It’s a really interesting concept that seems to work quite well. They’re mixing this old-school style of gameplay with the modern hook of user-generated content. They didn’t show much beyond the beautiful animation style and some basic gameplay, but that should be enough to show that they’re doing some great stuff already.

Reward: A final copy of the game and access to all beta releases is available for a $10 pledge.

Nerdsourcing: Shadowrun Online, Crea, Super Motherload, And Wicked Crush


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