July ’18 Kickstarter Round-Up
Welcome to WTMG’s Kickstarter Round Up for July 2018. We have a bunch of promising projects for you this month that you can still support to get your hands on.
Raid of Regions
Raid of Regions is a royale shooter with an emphasis on team-based strategy. There will be 20 players split into teams who will have to fight to gather intel. Not only will you have to worry about other players, but there will also be AI threats and even area bosses to worry about. The blend of PvPvE in the royale genre is intriguing as it alleviates all those times where you’ll go an entire match with only 1 or 2 kills. Once the intel is collected, your team needs to head back to the train to evacuate and claim your victory.
Raid of Regions will also feature classes that you can choose from before a round that will grant passive, but balanced skills. Don’t worry, every character still starts off with only a pistol so a “Sniper” class won’t be picking you off at the start. “At the beginning of every game, players will only be equipped with a low firepower pistol. To acquire stronger weapons with SP, players will need to hunt down enemy players or A.I. machines. There will be multiple areas that machines patrol, players can plan their route so that they can earn SP and intel while approaching the next unlocking “Access Point.'”
Knights of Light
Knights of Light is being developed by Rumbling Games which is based out of Cairo, Egypt. Rumbling is run by only 5 people with the passion to make an epic RPG with inspirations from studios like CD Projekt Red and Ninja Theory. Knights of Light is an action adventure role playing game set in an open world with a narrative historical story.
“Knights of Light is a new game franchise based on the history of the middle east. It covers a time period from early medieval to late medieval ages which is a fresh and original scope that is NEVER introduced before. The story will feature war and conflicts from different perspectives. The player will not find pure angels against worthless barbarians, instead he will face moral and diverse conflicts with deep character development from both his allies and enemies through the campaign.”
Dark Light is a horror-action 2D platformer that combines a creative Sci-fi setting with interesting gameplay mechanics. In this post apocalyptic world these mutants are invisible to the human eye. You will need a DLS (Detection Light Source) to shed light on these creatures. But be careful as you will use up energy when shooting and using the DLS and you wouldn’t want to get left in the dark.
As one of elite special forces of ADU (Aerospace Defence Union), you are sent out to hunt the mutants and undead, collect ‘shards’ from their body, and fight for the chance to save what remains of Earth.
HOLFRAINE: Black Eyes Trooper
Holfraine: Black Eyes Troopers is a competitive and cooperative action multiplayer Hero Shooter in a third person view with a wide roster of heroes to choose from. In Holfraine: Black Eyes Troopers the objective is to eliminate the opposing team through matches full of dynamic elements in a way that generates an innovating game mode that mixes features from other existing ones: Zone control, team deathmatch, flag capture and defend the payload are the game modes that happen through the length of a match, generating different challenges in every game.
Holfraine: Black Eyes Troopers is already fully backed but you can add to its stretch goals which includes new characters and a cooperative horde style mode. For €10 (~$12) you will get a digital download, beta access and 24,500 BET coins. The closed beta will be starting in September 2018!
Trogdor!! The Board Game
Wow, this brings me back. I think I forgot all about Homestarrunner and the Trogdor the Burninator Song, but with a good dose of nostalgia, here I am listening to it again. Here we have a board game featuring the, uh, dragon man. “For centuries, the legendary wingaling dragon Trogdor the Burninator has terrorized the peasant kingdom of Peasantry with his scorching flames and greased-up beefy arm. Now, he has descended from the mountains once again and will not stop until he burninates the entire countryside and all those unfortunate enough to get in his way!”
You and up to 5 friends take on the roles of a cult of hooded creepos calling themselves the Keepers of Trogdor who have devoted their lives to aiding the mighty dragon in his quest for total and complete burnination.
There are a ton of different models to choose from including a full board game setting made entirely out of cherry wood with special engravings and cut outs that fit the cards and pieces perfectly. Trogdor!! The Board Game is already fully funded completely smashing it’s goal of $75,000 with a total of $868,102.
Updates from June’s Kickstarter Roundup:
Orphan Age – Backed by 1,118 supporters, raising €31,876, Studio Black Flag reached their goal and will be moving forward to complete their project. Early access is expected this winter, Orphan Age is still available to pre-order via their Kickstarter page.
Xenonauts 2 – With 6,827 backers, it reached £191,107 with their goal only being £50,000, Goldhawk Interactive managed to run a very successful campaign. We’re all looking forward to seeing the final product. You can download the Alpha Combat demo now.
Fractured – With 1,050 backers, Fractured reached €111,662 with their goal being €100,000. While hitting their goal, they are still accepting pledges to continue to hit their stretch goals.
The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls – Supported by 38,335 backers, The mastermind behind The Binding of Isaac got enormous support for the board game receiving $2,650,875 while he was only asking for $50,000. We are looking forward to swooping this one up around November 2018.
The Flip Grip – With how popular the Nintendo Switch has become for smaller indies it’s a no brainer that there will be some games that will be better on a vertical screen. The Flip Grip easily hit it’s goal by offering a product that 8,270 backers want. Pledging $140,986 Fangamer destroyed their goal of $42,500.