Crowdfunding Corner - March 2017
Crowdfunding Corner - March 2017
Bob's March update of Crowdfunding Corner. See the latest campaigns, and review the table of all "classic" adventure games that have used Kickstarter and Indiegogo, along with their status
Posted: 03/08/17 | Category: | Platform:

Greetings and welcome to the world of crowdfunding.

If you're new to crowdfunding and aren't entirely sure of what I'm talking about, then scroll to the bottom of this page where you'll find an explanation of this new and exciting phenomenon.

The table below lists all of the “classic” adventure games I have identified at Kickstarter and Indiegogo along with their status. If you should find any that I missed or find an adventure game at another crowdfunding site, please send me the info so I can include it (bobw at justadventure dot com).

Note, this table only contains those campaigns that have succeeded or are still active. But just because the funding drive fell short, it doesn't mean that the project is dead. Many times the project will either try again (HM Spiffing) or just go it alone with a smaller goal (making just Chapter 1 rather than the whole game, as 7th Guest III did).

If you would like to see us follow other types of games such as FPS or RPG, you are more than welcome to assemble additional tables for them. Just send the completed tables to me at bobw at justadventure dot com and I will make sure they are included. Oh, and thank you for volunteering :-).

New for March 2017
 

First, a moment of silence for those campaigns which did not make it. They have been removed from the table.

And now, here are the latest campaigns, many of which are still active…

The Lighthouse

“If you haven't played the original already, The Lighthouse takes place in Maine in the 1960's. You play as a P.I., investigating a disappearance in a cabin perched along the shore. While playing, you will encounter environmental obstacles and challenges that, once overcome, will reveal truths about the mystery. Not everything is how it seems as you'll soon discover the presence of something else coming for you.

We first created The Lighthouse almost 3 years ago in January of 2014 as a simple 2d point-and-click thriller game. Because we designed and built it in under 48hrs, we had to keep our vision and scope "limited."

Like most developers, we figured we would remake it one day and give it the love, energy, and expanded features it deserved to turn it into a proper video game. We are proud to say that The Lighthouse is being re-imagined and fully rebuilt using Unreal Engine 4 as a fully featured video game.”

Fascism USA

“This computer/mobile game will let you explore an alternate version of USA, a version where the land of the free evolves into a fascist state.”

Prelude

“Prelude is the current temporary name this videogame has, it is a psychological horror game that focuses on strange happenings of a town.

The story revolves around a guy who wakes up in his place completely confused to what is happening, being trapped in this town trying to figure out what's going on.

Going from house to house, from place to place dealing with many horrid things along the way trying to find a way out.”

Ama's Lullaby

“After the announcement of a potential impact between Earth and an asteroid, a space mission lead by an AI brings a young computer-science prodigy called Ama to the 1st colony on another planet. This place was built by machines for human beings. Ama has designed this AI together with her father and is now an ambassador of the human race. She’s being protected by her artificial creature. But when she finds out the actual reason of her presence in this colony, and notices the strange behaviour of its inhabitants, her world suddenly falls apart.”

Dark Hope

“A steampunk puzzle adventure inspired by classics like Myst. Challenges await around every turn. Think about it.

You wake up in a small room with a massive headache in a strange facility seemingly devoid of life. You find on a table next to you a photo of a child and a medical chart with a bleak outlook.

Who is this child?

Who are you?

Where are you and why?

What was that strange noise?”

The Mysteries of Cow Island

“The Mysteries of Cow Island is an adventure game in the style of Sam and Max and Monkey Island -- wacky, warped, and a joy to play :)”

Winds of change

“Join the rebellion, fight for freedom and shape the world with your choices. An adventure game with in-depth exploration elements.

- A Visual Novel Several Books in Length!

- Steam Link and Steam Controller Support

- Steam Achievements and Steam Market Items

- Multiple Endings and a Deep Dialogue System

- Branching Paths and Shifting Allegiances

- Notoriety System to Track The Rebels' Presence

- Build Forces With Your Choices! Spread Influence!

- Lead The Battle For The Freedom of Alestia!”

And did they mention that the game is furry and currently at almost 400% of goal?

Amber Lake: Cabin

“Single player Horror Game in a vast environment all yours to explore, everything handmade and made with passion.”

Falling Doors

“Falling Doors is an "old school" survival horror videogame from Immersive Studios.”

Virtual Reality “Haunted House” - The Last Laugh

“The world first Virtual Reality Haunted Attraction, featuring the ability to explore WITH your friends, like a real haunted attraction.”

The Fall of Lazarus

“A deeply narrative scifi mystery game based on the exploration of an abandoned cargo spaceship inspired by Firewatch and the film Moon.”

Lutra City Mysteries

“A point and click adventure game series in which you are the detective in a 1940's film noir.”

Guard Duty

“Guard Duty is a classically styled Adventure Game featuring a unique story where past events influence those of the distant future.”

Honorable Mention
 

Here are projects which do not fit the classic adventure genre, but which I think are really cool.

They have their own table underneath the big one. If you know of any projects which you think are worthy of inclusion, please let me know in the comments or via email.

Unknown Realm: The Siege Perilous

Possibly the greatest RPG ever made for the Commodore 64 since “The Bard’s Tale.”

The game is being developed on the C64 and will be released as a cartridge. This will be the largest game cartridge ever made for the C64 and it will remove all those annoying floppy swapping delays.

But for those who don’t have a real C64, the game will also be released bundled with a C64 emulator for the PC.

Complete with feelies!

Key to the Table
 

Crowdfunding Page – Widget/link to the crowdfunding page.

Game Homepage – Name of game and link to its homepage, if it has one.

Developer Homepage – Name of the developer and link to their homepage, if they have one.

Articles/Reviews – Links to any articles and reviews at JustAdventure. Note, a star in this field indicates that I think this game is worthy of special attention. It is a personal pick.

Start – Date the campaign started. The table is sorted by this date.

End – Date the campaign ended. Note, Indiegogo Flexible Funding campaigns never end.

Complete – Date the project itself is expected to complete. Usually represents pure fantasy.

Get it Here – Links to where the completed project can be acquired.

Crowdfunding Page

Game Homepage

Developer Homepage

Guard Duty

Sick Chicken

Lutra City Mysteries

Stand Off Software

star Articles

Reviews

 

 

Start

00/00/00

End

00/00/00

Complete

00/00/00

Start

02/24/17

End

03/26/17

Complete

06/30/18

Start

02/22/17

End

03/24/17

Complete

11/30/17

Get it Here

 

 

The Fall of Lazarus

No Wand Studios

Haunted House – The Last Laugh

Tyler Scott

Falling Doors

Immersive Studios

 

 

 

Start

02/21/17

End

03/23/17

Complete

09/30/17

Start

02/15/17

End

03/17/17

Complete

09/30/17

Start

02/15/17

End

03/17/17

Complete

09/30/18

 

 

 

Amber Lake: Cabin

Isac Rasmussen

Winds of Change

Tall Tail Studios

The Mysteries of Cow Island

Ben Rich

 

 

 

Start

02/14/17

End

03/26/17

Complete

11/30/17

Start

02/14/17

End

03/16/17

Complete

02/28/18

Start

02/13/17

End

04/14/17

Complete

02/28/18

 

 

 

Dark Hope

Broken Bunny Studios

Ama’s Lullaby

Mercy Ground

Prelude

Juan Pedraza

 

 

Article

Start

02/13/17

End

03/15/17

Complete

01/31/18

Start

02/08/17

End

03/25/17

Complete

04/30/19

Start

02/05/17

End

03/07/17

Complete

05/31/17

 

 

 

Link to Fig page

Fascism USA

Seen in a Dream

Beautiful Desolation

The Brotherhood

Solo

Team Gotham

 

Art1, Art2, Art3

Article

Start

01/02/17

End

04/02/17

Complete

11/30/17

Start

01/24/17

End

02/18/17

Complete

10/31/19

Start

01/20/17

End

02/23/17

Complete

03/31/18

 

 

 

The Lost Ship

CarpeDiem Productions

Herbologist

Silicon Echo Studios

The Lighthouse

Shadow Knights Studio

 

 

Article

Start

01/19/17

End

02/03/17

Complete

07/31/17

Start

01/05/17

End

02/04/17

Complete

10/31/17

Start

01/03/17

End

03/06/17

Complete

10/31/17

 

 

 

STARDROP

Joure Visser

Mars Underground

Matt Sanderson

Odyssey

The Young Socratics

Article

Article

 

Start

12/12/16

End

01/11/17

Complete

10/31/17

Start

11/17/16

End

12/31/16

Complete

09/3/17

Start

11/02/16

End

12/06/16

Complete

05/31/17

 

 

 

Link to Fig page

A Little Less Desperation

Marian Cerman

Project Tingle

Zoe Quinn

Trackless

12 East Games LLC

Art1, Art2, Art3, Art4, Art5

 

 

Start

11/02/16

End

12/02/00

Complete

12/31/17

Start

10/26/16

End

11/16/16

Complete

02/28/17

Start

10/20/16

End

11/17/16

Complete

03/31/17

 

 

 

Subject 264

Virtual Guys

Nairi

Home Bear Studio

Code 7

Goodwolf Studio

Article

Article

 

Start

10/05/16

End

11/04/16

Complete

05/31/17

Start

10/03/16

End

11/02/16

Complete

03/31/17

Start

09/22/16

End

10/27/16

Complete

04/30/17

 

 

 

Lovecraft Tales

Sewer Hrehorowicz

Space Geekz

x86-GAMES

Mystery of Woolley Mountain

James Lightfoot

Article

 

Art1 Art2

Start

09/15/16

End

10/15/16

Complete

12/31/17

Start

07/22/16

End

09/18/16

Complete

05/31/17

Start

07/20/16

End

08/19/16

Complete

10/31/17

 

 

 

The House of da Vinci

Blue Brain Games

Columnae

Moon Burnt Studios

Escape from Pleasure Planet

Luke Miller

star

Art1 Art2

 

Start

07/12/16

End

08/16/16

Complete

10/31/16

Start

07/07/16

End

08/09/16

Complete

02/28/18

Start

06/29/16

End

07/29/16

Complete

01/31/17

 

 

 

Four Last Things

Joe Richardson

ZED

Eagre Games

Stop the Earth

Siberian Digital

 

 

 

Start

06/28/16

End

07/28/16

Complete

12/31/16

Start

06/01/16

End

07/01/16

Complete

03/31/17

Start

04/20/16

End

06/20/16

Complete

09/30/16

 

 

 

Ghost Theory

Dreadlocks

Gibbous

 

LUNA

Lantern Studio

Art1, Art2

Article

Article

Start

04/13/17

End

05/13/17

Complete

09/30/17

Start

04/05/16

End

05/05/16

Complete

05/31/17

Start

04/02/16

End

05/02/16

Complete

03/31/17

 

 

 

Calm Waters

Tayanna Studios

Mainlining

Rebelephant

Lancelot's Hangover

Jean-Baptiste de Clerfayt

 

 

star

Start

03/07/16

End

04/05/16

Complete

12/31/17

Start

02/26/16

End

03/26/16

Complete

10/31/16

Start

02/17/16

End

03/17/16

Complete

10/31/16

 

 

 

Pinstripe

Atmos Games

A Place for the Unwilling

Made in Spain Games

Deliver Us the Moon

Keoken Interactive

star

star

star Art1 Art2 Art3

Start

02/17/16

End

03/17/16

Complete

08/31/16

Start

02/16/16

End

03/16/16

Complete

04/30/17

Start

02/07/16

End

03/07/16

Complete

08/31/16

 

 

 

Knights and Bikes

Foamsword Games

Essence

OneVision Games

Ira Act 1

Ore Creative

 

star Article

 

Start

02/03/16

End

03/03/16

Complete

04/30/17

Start

02/01/16

End

03/01/16

Complete

10/31/16

Start

01/07/16

End

02/06/16

Complete

04/30/16

 

 

 

De Feet 2

Udacha Games

Altar

Ben Lapid

Viktor

Studio Spektar

 

 

Article

Start

01/01/16

End

01/31/16

Complete

03/31/16

Start

11/18/15

End

12/17/15

Complete

03/31/16

Start

10/16/15

End

11/25/15

Complete

12/31/16

 

 

 

Zeus Quest

Crazysoft

Unconscious

Wajdi ManaiA

Demetrios

Cowcat Games

Article

 

Art1 Art2 Art3

Start

10/07/15

End

11/17/15

Complete

??/??/??

Start

10/07/15

End

11/16/15

Complete

??/??/??

Start

10/05/15

End

11/06/15

Complete

05/31/16

 

 

JA+ Store

Demetrios

Bertram Fiddle

Rumpus Animation

The Grandfather

Michael Patrick Rogers

Reclaim

Digital Gold Games

 

Article

 

Start

10/05/15

End

11/06/15

Complete

09/30/16

Start

10/03/15

End

11/08/15

Complete

06/30/16

Start

10/03/15

End

11/02/15

Complete

03/31/18

 

 

 

Memoranda

Bit Byterz

The Journey Down

Skygoblin

Vanished

Paper Clip Entertainment

 

Art1 Art2 Art3 Art4

Review

 

Start

10/01/15

End

11/16/15

Complete

12/31/15

Start

09/30/15

End

10/31/15

Complete

09/30/16

Start

09/24/15

End

12/01/15

Complete

12/31/15

 

 

 

Solaria Moon

3y3net

East District 46

Confucius Killer

Jakob

Jakob

 

 

 

Start

09/11/15

End

11/12/15

Complete

11/30/16

Start

09/10/15

End

10/11/15

Complete

12/31/16

Start

08/20/15

End

09/21/15

Complete

11/30/15

 

 

 

Alexander Hagelstein

Alexander Hagelstein

The 13th Doll

Attic Door Productions

Tsioque

OhNoo

 

star

 

Start

08/01/15

End

09/01/15

Complete

??????

Start

07/28/15

End

08/27/15

Complete

01/31/16

Start

07/21/15

End

09/05/15

Complete

10/31/16

 

 

 

FoxTail

Artem Vodorez

Paranoid Days

FinkNoise

The Last Time

Big Cow Studios

Article

Article

Article

Start

07/23/15

End

08/22/15

Complete

02/28/17

Start

07/17/15

End

08/16/15

Complete

05/30/16

Start

07/12/15

End

08/12/15

Complete

03/31/16

 

 

 

Quern

Zadbox Entertainment

Gwan Moon High Achool

AWE Studio

Walkerman

Scalemail

* Article

 

 

Start

06/03/15

End

07/18/15

Complete

03/31/16

Start

06/05/15

End

07/05/15

Complete

?????

Start

06/03/15

End

07/03/15

Complete

11/30/15

 

 

 

The Eyes of Ara

100 Stones Interactive

Perception

The Deep End Games

The Mystery of Oak Island

Visionaire Studio

star Art1 Art2

star

Art1 Art2

Start

05/31/15

End

07/01/15

Complete

05/31/16

Start

05/26/15

End

06/25/15

Complete

06/30/16

Start

05/11/15

End

06/05/15

Complete

09/30/16

 

 

 

Tokyo Dark

Cherrymochi Game Studio

Katie Chironis

 

The Gates of Charon

McGlone

Art1 Art2

Article

 

Start

05/11/15

End

06/10/15

Complete

10/31/16

Start

04/27/15

End

05/26/15

Complete

04/30/16

Start

04/27/15

End

05/30/15

Complete

07/31/15

 

 

 

a'part'ment

Robyn Tong Gray

Quest for Infamy

King's Challenge

Fortress of Fire

Infamous Quests

Brilliant Shadows

Ithaqua Labs

Article

 

 

Start

04/27/15

End

05/27/15

Complete

05/31/16

Start

04/03/15

End

05/03/15

Complete

11/30/15

Start

04/03/15

End

05/18.15

Complete

06/30/15

 

itch.io

Steam

Herald

Wispfire

Ferrum's Secrets

ZigZag Soft

Crisis Crunch

Trim Tangle

Article

 

 

Start

04/01/15

End

05/25/15

Complete

02/29/16

Start

03/17/15

End

04/26/15

Complete

06/30/15

Start

02/27/15

End

04/13/15

Complete

12/31/15

 

ZigZag Soft

 

Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders

Nupixo Games

Project Scissors: NightCry

Playism Games

Goetia

Sushee Games

Article

Art1 Art2

star Art1 Art2

Start

02/25/15

End

03/27/15

Complete

04/30/16

Start

01/24/15

End

02/23/15

Complete

12/31/15

Start

01/19/15

End

02/20/15

Complete

10/31/15

 

Night Cry

Steam

Under that Rain

Bad Tale Studios

Skullz 2

Feliks Balzer

Medieval Madness Sale

Oded Sharon

 

 

 

Start

01/09/15

End

03/09/15

Complete

12/31/15

Start

12/28/14

End

02/01/15

Complete

03/31/15

Start

12/11/14

End

12/16/14

Complete

12/21/14

Steam

 

Unity

Herbert's Quest

Oded Sharon

Scraps

Fredrik Strom

Dog Business

Kyle Marcarello

 

 

 

Start

12/11/14

End

12/16/14

Complete

12/21/14

Start

12/02/14

End

01/01/15

Complete

12/31/16

Start

12/02/14

End

01/19/15

Complete

03/31/15

Herberts Quest

 

 

Thimbleweed Park

Ron Gilbert & Gary Winnick

That Dragon, Cancer

Ryan Green & Josh Larson

Kevin and the Infamous Machine

Blyts

star Article1Article2

star

Article

Start

11/19/14

End

12/18/14

Complete

06/31/16

Start

11/12/14

End

12/12/14

Complete

10/31/15

Start

11/12/14

End

01/29/15

Complete

09/30/15

 

That Dragon Cancer

 

NoseBound

Quarentine Interactive

Steampunker

Mariusz Szypura

HM Spiffing

Billy Goat Entertainment

Art1 Art2 Art3

 

star Art1 Art2 Art3

Start

11/04/14

End

01/04/15

Complete

07/31/15

Start

11/04/14

End

12/28/14

Complete

01/31/15

Start

10/16/14

End

11/21/14

Complete

09/30/15

 

Various App Stores

 

Dog Mendonca & Pizza Boy

Okam Studio

Outpost 13

Max Hall

Paradigm

Jacob Janerka

star Article

 

Article

Start

10/08/14

End

11/07/14

Complete

05/31/15

Start

10/04/14

End

11/03/14

Complete

03/31/15

Start

09/06/14

End

10/06/14

Complete

07/31/15

 

Steam

 

desolate

InkBit

Loki's Exile

Kreative Spill A/S

Kona

Parabole

Art1 Art2

Article

Article

Start

08/31/14

End

09/30/14

Complete

07/31/15

Start

08/21/14

End

09/20/14

Complete

12/31/14

Start

08/07/14

End

09/06/14

Complete

04/30/15

 

 

Steam Early Access

Duke Grabowski: Mighty Swashbuckler

Venture Moon Industries

A Rite from the Stars

Risin' Goat

Albino Lullaby

Ape Law

Article

Art1 Art2 Art3 Art4

Art1 Art2 Art3 Art4

Start

08/07/14

End

10/06/14

Complete

12/31/15

Start

08/05/14

End

09/05/14

Complete

02/28/15

Start

08/05/14

End

09/20/14

Complete

06/30/15

 

 

Albino Lullaby

Bolt Riley

Oded Sharon

Unnecessary Sentience

Joe Richardson

Caffeine

Incandescent Imaging

Art1 Art2 Art3 Art4 Art5 Art6

 

Art1 Art2 Art3 Art4 Art5 Art6 Art7 Art8 Art9 Art10 Art11 Art12

Start

08/01/14

End

08/09/14

Complete

04/30/16

Start

08/01/14

End

08/31/14

Complete

07/31/15

Start

07/30/14

End

08/30/14

Complete

10/12/15

Bolt Riley

Part 1

Steam

Jenny LeClue

Mografi

Epanalepsis

Cameron Kunzelman

Subject 13

Microids

Article

Article

Art1 Art2

Start

07/22/14

End

08/21/14

Complete

12/31/16

Start

07/11/14

End

08/10/14

Complete

06/30/15

Start

07/09/14

End

08/08/14

Complete

05/28/15

 

Steam

JA+ Store

Steam

RedOfPaws Big Crazy Stupid VR Adventure

Nick Pittom

Karma. Incarnation 1

Alexander Kuvshinov

Tormentum

Oh Noo

 

Article

Art1 Art2 Art3 Art4

Review

Start

07/08/14

End

07/28/14

Complete

01/31/15

Start

07/03/14

End

08/03/14

Complete

12/31/15

Start

06/01/14

End

08/01/14

Complete

Yes

 

 

Tormentum

Together: Amna & Saif

Lyle Cox

Keith the Magnificent

Amund Farifteh

Loading Human

Untold Games

 

 

Art1 Art2 Art3 Art4 Art5 Art6 Art7 Art8 Art9

Start

05/30/14

End

07/01/14

Complete

03/31/15

Start

05/07/14

End

06/06/14

Complete

08/31/14

Start

05/06/14

End

06/05/14

Complete

02/28/15

 

Keith the Magnificent

 

Technolust: True Cyberpunk

Iris Productions

Last Life

Sam Farmer

SightLine

Tomas Mariancik

 

Article

 

Start

04/10/14

End

05/10/14

Complete

07/31/14

Start

04/10/14

End

05/09/14

Complete

05/31/15

Start

04/07/14

End

05/07/14

Complete

No

Steam

 

Steam

Dead Synchronicity

Fictorirama

Shrug Island

Amazu Media

Tiny Text Adventure 2

Julian Churchill

Art1 Art2 Art3 Art4 Art5 Art6 Art7

 

star

Start

03/12/14

End

04/12/14

Complete

04/11/15

Start

02/21/14

End

03/23/14

Complete

12/31/14

Start

02/11/14

End

03/13/14

Complete

07/31/14

Dead Synchronicity

 

Amazon Apps Store

Google Play Store

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2

KING Art Games

Adrift

Seth Howell

Contradiction

Tim Follin

star Art1 Art2 Art3 Art4 Art5 Art6

Rev1 Rev2 Rev3 Rev4

Article

Article

Start

02/11/14

End

03/23/14

Complete

01/31/15

Start

02/07/14

End

03/09/14

Complete

08/31/14

Start

01/03/14

End

01/17/14

Complete

04/30/14

JA+ Store

Steam

 

 

Delaware St. John: Asylum of the Lost

Brian Wiegele & Simon Rosati

Jason the Greek

Kristian Fosh

ROM: Read Only Memories

GaymerX

star Art1 Art2 Art3

Art1 Art2 Art3

 

Start

11/20/13

End

12/22/13

Complete

10/14/14

Start

11/18/13

End

12/15/13

Complete

07/31/14

Start

11/13/13

End

12/13/13

Complete

09/30/14

 

 

Steam

Stasis

The Brotherhood Games

Obduction

Cyan Worlds

The Ballads of Reemus 2

Jay Ziebarth

Art1 Art2 Art3 Art4 Art5 Art6 Art7 Art8

star Article1Article2

Art1 Art2

Start

11/04/13

End

12/07/13

Complete

08/31/15

Start

10/17/13

End

11/16/13

Complete

10/15/15

Start

09/19/13

End

10/19/13

Complete

06/30/14

JA+ Store

Steam

 

 

Conspirocracy

Little Red Dog Games

Octopus City Blues

Ghost in a Bottle

Candle

Teku Studios

 

 

Article

Start

08/27/13

End

09/27/13

Complete

Yes

Start

08/27/13

End

09/26/13

Complete

2015

Start

07/19/13

End

08/16/13

Complete

01/31/14

Conspirocracy

 

 

Alum

Micah Orsie

Fran Bow

Killmonday Games

Ghost Encounters: Deadwood

Anarchy Enterprises

Article

star Article

Art1 Art2

Start

07/10/13

End

08/19/13

Complete

05/15/15

Start

06/30/13

End

08/30/13

Complete

12/31/15

Start

06/26/13

End

08/05/13

Complete

12/31/13

Steam

Fran Bow

Amazon

iTunes

The Lost Bits

Dan Cox

The Maker's Eden

Screwy Lightbulb

Fleish & Cherry in Crazy Hotel

Red Little House Studios

 

 

 

Start

06/20/13

End

07/10/13

Complete

07/31/13

Start

06/18/13

End

07/18/13

Complete

Act 1

Start

06/03/13

End

07/03/13

Complete

No

 

The Maker's Eden

Steam

Dominique Pamplemousse

Squinky

Harvest

GondeFire Productions

The St, Christopher's School Lockdown

Laney Berry

 

Article

 

Start

06/01/13

End

07/01/13

Complete

Yes

Start

06/01/13

End

07/01/13

Complete

12/31/15

Start

05/30/13

End

07/11/13

Complete

12/31/14

Dominique Pamplemousse

 

 

Armikrog

Pencil Test Studios

Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet!

Alasdair Beckett-King

City Quest

Stone Monkey Studios

star Art1 Art2

 

 

Start

05/28/13

End

06/27/13

Complete

12/31/15

Start

05/25/13

End

06/29/13

Complete

00/00/16

Start

05/03/13

End

06/02/13

Complete

10/31/13

Armikrog

JA+ Store

Other Stores

City Quest

Among the Sleep

Krillbite Studio

Gallery: Six Elements

Cloudhead Games

XING: The Land Beyond

White Lotus Interactive

Art1 Art2 Art3

star

star Article

Start

04/18/13

End

05/18/13

Complete

12/31/13

Start

03/18/13

End

04/17/13

Complete

03/31/14

Start

02/25/13

End

04/01/13

Complete

12/31/13

Among the Sleep

Steam

 

Dreamfall Chapters

Red Thread Games

Asylum

Senscape

Homesick

Lucky Pause

star Art1 Art2 Art3 Art4 Art5 Art6

Review

star Article

starArticle

Start

02/08/13

End

03/10/13

Complete

11/30/14

Start

01/29/13

End

02/28/13

Complete

12/31/13

Start

01/19/13

End

02/18/13

Complete

12/31/13

Red Thread Games

 

Steam

Richard and Alice

Owl Cave

The Last Door

Alejo AC

Montas

 

 

Art1 Art2 Art3 Art4 Art5 Art6

Review

 

Start

11/23/12

End

12/23/12

Complete

Yes

Start

11/21/12

End

12/21/12

Complete

03/31/12

Start

11/14/12

End

12/14/12

Complete

Yes

Richard and Alice

The Last Door

Steam

The Samaritan Paradox

Faravid Interactive

Shadowgate

Zojoi

Rising Sun: Episode 1

Josh Mason

Article

star Art1 Art2 Art3 Art4

Review

 

Start

11/05/12

End

12/05/12

Complete

Yes

Start

10/26/12

End

11/25/12

Complete

10/30/13

Start

09/25/12

End

10/05/12

Complete

01/31/13

The Samaritan Paradox

Zojoi

 

Castle Dracula

GondeFire Productions

Homestuck

MS Paint Adventures

Broken Sword V: The Serpent's Curse

Revolution Software

 

 

starArt1 Art2 Art3 Art4 Art5 Art6 Art7

Review

Start

09/06/12

End

10/06/12

Complete

12/31/12

Start

09/04/12

End

10/04/12

Complete

12/31/15

Start

08/23/12

End

09/22/12

Complete

04/30/13

GondeFire Productions

MS Paint Adventures

Revolution

Scope Creep

MiDGames

Reversion

3f Interactive

Detective Grimoire

SFB Games

star

 

 

Start

08/20/12

End

09/19/12

Complete

12/31/15

Start

07/09/12

End

08/09/12

Complete

Act 1 & 2

Start

07/03/12

End

08/02/12

Complete

09/30/12

 

Reversion

SFB Games

Jack Houston and the Necronauts

Warbird Games

Coma: a Mind Adventure

Carlos Coronado

Lilly Looking Through

Geeta Games

 

 

Article

Review

Start

06/25/12

End

08/09/12

Complete

12/31/15

Start

06/15/12

End

07/16/12

Complete

?????

Start

05/29/12

End

06/60/12

Complete

05/31/13

Warbird Games Pre-Order

 

Geeta Games

The Time Tribe

Karen B Wehner

Tesla Effect

Big Finish Games

Reincarnation: The Root of All Evil

B-Group Productions

 

star Art1 Art2 Art3 Art4 Art5

Review

 

Start

05/15/12

End

06/05/12

Complete

11/30/13

Start

05/15/12

End

05/16/12

Complete

04/22/14

Start

05/14/12

End

07/13/12

Complete

?????

The Time Tribe

JA+ Store

STEAM

GOG

Mac Game Store

Amazon

Humble Bundle

 

The Curse of Shadow House

Eric Shofe

Kinky Island

Screen 7

Broken Age

Double Fine

 

 

star Art1 Art2 Art3 Art4 Art5 Art6

Start

05/11/12

End

06/10/12

Complete

11/30/12

Start

02/28/12

End

05/31/12

Complete

?????

Start

02/08/12

End

03/13/12

Complete

10/31/13

Amazon

iTunes

 

JA+ Store

Double Fine

Narratavius Story Engine

Baked Ham Games

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller

Pheonix Online Studios

Dropsey

Jay Tholen

 

star Art1 Art2 Art3 Art4

Rev1 Rev2 Rev3 Rev4

Article

Start

11/07/11

End

11/27/11

Complete

01/31/12

Start

10/29/11

End

12/11/11

Complete

06/12/12

Start

10/17/11

End

11/02/11

Complete

12/31/15

 

JA+ Store

Phoenix Store

JA+ Store

Dropsy elsewhere

Blindside

Aaron Rasmussen

Michael T. Astolfi

Lifeless Planet

Stage 2 Studios

Thunderbeam!

Karakasa Games

star

star Art1 Art2

Review

 

Start

10/17/11

End

12/01/11

Complete

01/31/12

Start

09/16/11

End

10/24/11

Complete

06/06/14

Start

05/09/11

End

06/08/11

Complete

12/31/15

iTunes

Desura

Lifeless Planet

 

Kentucky Route Zero

Cardboard Computer

Hadean Lands

Zarf

A House in California

Jake Elliott

star

 

 

Start

01/07/11

End

02/06/11

Complete

12/31/12

Start

11/01/10

End

12/06/10

Complete

Yes

Start

09/15/10

End

10/15/10

Complete

11/15/10

Kentucky Route Zero

Hadean Lands

Cardboard Computer

Cracked

Lightborne Lore

Resonance

XII Games

High Strangeness

Crystal Labs

 

Review

 

Start

09/14/10

End

10/29/10

Complete

2016

Start

09/14/09

End

11/01/09

Complete

Yes

Start

07/19/09

End

08/18/09

Complete

12/31/14

 

Humble Bundle

STEAM

GOG

Steam

 

Honorable Mention
 

Crowdfunding Page

 

Game Homepage

Developer Homepage

 

 

Unknown Realm

Stirring Dragon Games

star Articles

Reviews

 

Article

Start

00/00/00

End

00/00/00

Complete

00/00/00

Start

00/00/00

End

00/00/00

Complete

00/00/00

Start

12/15/16

End

01/19/17

Complete

03/31/18

Get it Here

 

 

C is for Cthulhu

Jason Ciaramella & Greg Murphy

MST3K

Joel Hodgson

MegaBots

MegaBots

 

 

 

Start

04/01/16

End

04/29/16

Complete

08/31/16

Start

11/13/15

End

12/12/15

Complete

11/30/16

Start

08/19/15

End

09/18/15

Complete

06/30/16

 

 

 

Missing 411

Missing 411

The Bard's Tale IV

inXile Entertainment

Shape of the World

Hollow Tree Games

 

 

 

Start

07/17/15

End

08/16/15

Complete

01/31/16

Start

06/02/15

End

07/10/15

Complete

10/31/17

Start

06/01/15

End

07/01/15

Complete

06/30/16

 

 

 

 

What is crowdfunding?
 

Crowdfunding is a relatively new resource which helps independent developers raise funds for their projects. Developers launch a funding drive, people who like the project pledge money towards it and if enough money is pledged then the project takes off. The two sites which fund the most game development are Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

Game development has become a very complex and expensive endeavor. To create a top-notch professional game requires programmers, artists, musicians, actors, engineers who understand the nuances of shader algorithms and particle physics, and so on. Where do independent developers get those kinds of resources?

Historically, they would go to a publisher who would give them an advance (a loan based upon expected sales). But there were several problems with this paradigm.

First, they would have to convince the publisher that their game would be popular. Then the publisher would impose a deadline for the developer to deliver within, whether they thought it was finished or not. And frequently the publisher would retain legal rights to the game.

Crowdfunding gets around these problems by eliminating the middleman and going directly to the players. If the players want the game, they will put up the money to develop it. Any deadline is self imposed by the developer so they can release it only when they are satisfied with it. And the developer retains all rights to the game.

The players also win. They get to decide which games get published, not some faceless executive. Also, by pledging early they can get exclusive bonuses such as signed artwork, tee shirts and even inclusion in the game itself. But mostly, they win by getting better quality games which are not released until they are truly finished.

There are difficulties as well. The publisher normally takes care of advertising and promotion. With crowdfunding it is totally up to the developer to get the word out. They may have the greatest game idea since tic-tac-toe, but if nobody knows about it then nobody will pledge towards it.

There is also no guarantee that the developer will actually complete the game. There has been the occasional scam where the developer just took the money and ran, but fortunately these are rare. So you will want to decide just how trustworthy the developer is before pledging, not just how honest they are, but do they have the ability to actually finish what they start.

What happens when a really cool looking game doesn't make their goal? Find the game's website or facebook page. Many times a project will continue, just without the help of Kickstarter.

What happens when you find out about a great game, but missed the campaign? Find the game's website. Most developers allow backers to come late to the game via PayPal, although the rewards may be limited (i.e., you can still get the tee shirt, but the signed posters are no longer available).

What if the game is finished and already released? Check to see if it is for sale in the JustAdventure+ Store. If not, go to the game's website for details. You may be able to purchase it through Steam, Humble Bundle, GOG or however the developer decides to distribute it. You would just lose out on the exclusive backer goodies.

Getting involved in a crowdfunding campaign can be a lot of fun. Check it out. WARNING: Kickstarter campaigns can be even more addicting than eBay auctions!

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