Crowdfunded projects seem to be a hit these days, gaming seems to be next in line for this platform-just watch Ouya make it from Kickstarter.
In any case, game makers are trying to make it big through crowdfunding, and here are some of the games that are taking their campaign to the crowd.
Meet Big Band: Skullgirls' newest addition
Skullgirls first took the stage as a fighting game, and according to PCGamesN, it's now slated to be ported to PC. However, before this planned release, extra content was needed-so Lab Zero Games took the project to Indiegogo, with a required budget of $375,000 to
With a fortnight to spare until deadline, it has already reached more than $380,000, so gamers can look forward to the Big Band character who will also join Squigly, a DLC character funded weeks before, for Skullgirls.
Given how the goal fund has already been raised, it seems that a bonus goal, which is to have a second mystery character addition, may be reached, if the pointer makes a pass at $600,000 for a DLC.
Alice's comeback: Third time's the charm?
Alice fans who have been keeping close tabs on American McGee's Facebook page would know that he's drumming up buzz on a potential Alice 3 with two questions.
The first is if fans would play Alice 3, if he happens to get the rights from EA, and the second is if fans would back up the game on Kickstarter, the online funding platform.
"I'm trying to gauge interest in case I happen to discuss this with EA during GDC in 2 weeks. The more interest there is, the more seriously they'll take the conversation," McGee said on Facebook.
Considering how McGee didn't like the way Electronic Arts had marketed Alice: Madness Returns, Joystiqu reports that crowdfunding seems to be the way to get the game back into its original essence.
Small World 2 for tablets
Maker of board games Days of Wonder has been churning out well-loved games, with Small World being one of its most successful-it won thrice in 2009 in the Dice Tower Gaming Awards for Best Game of the Year, Best Family Game, and Best Game Artwork.
This time, it's taking a potentially big project to the tablet, with the sequel to Small World, now put up as a Kickstarter project, reports TechCrunch.
"For a small company like us, especially one doing all its development in-house, creating versions for these platforms is a non-trivial project," said a representative of Days of Wonder to TechCrunch.
There is a bonus for backers, as those who pledge $15 already get a digital download with special exclusive Kickstarter backer content.
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