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Dwerve hits goal on first day and releases Demo

dwerve hits funding goal on the first day on kickstarter and releases a demo for linux mac windows pc

Dwerve hits funding goal on the first day on Kickstarter and releases a Demo for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Which is available thanks to developer Half Human Games. Plus you can take a dip into gameplay on Steam.

Yooka-Laylee passes 2.4 million with a Free DLC stretch goal

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The crowdfunding campaign for the #spiritual #successor to legendary #BanjoKazooie continues to increase funding. Yooka-Laylee still has 34 days to go and has long surpassed the exceptions of Playtonic Games.

Currently sitting at over £1.5 million ($2.4 million), more than 894 percent of the original funding goal of £175,000 ($275,000). Yooka-Laylee only needed a solid 38 minutes to reach the original target, progressing to $1.5 million in the first 24 hours.

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Now developer Playtonic Games released a further stretch goal for Yooka-Laylee. If the campaign hit £2 million ($3.1 million), the studio will release the first DLC pack free to all backers. Playtonic stressed “When – and only when – we’ve finished and shipped the full version of Yooka-Laylee, we’ll start work on additional content that will be distributed to backers free of charge for their platform of choice. And again, all additional funding will of course go towards improving and polishing the game. ”

Should the Yooka-Laylee campaign receive even more support, “Our next stretch goal, if reached, will be used only to further improve and polish Yooka-Laylee, and give something back for your amazing support. Namely, we’ll release our first post-release DLC pack free of charge for all backers. ”

Formerly known as Project Ukulele, Yooka-Laylee is the first game from  Playtonic Games, a new studio formed by several veterans of acclaimed developer Rare. Played in the likes of a “buddy-duo” such as Banjo-Kazooie, but instead of a bear and a bird, the title features a chameleon and a bat. And Yooka-Laylee is due to launch in 2016 for Linux, Mac, Windows PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U.

Secure a copy of Yooka-Laylee by pledging $15 at minimum. Backing at this level gets you a copy of the Linux, Mac or Windows PC version, or pay $22 to get a console copy.

Earlier this week, Playtonic released details of a new character for Yooka-Laylee, a trouser snake named Trowzer.

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Extract 237 an original independent horror game for Linux and Windows PC

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Game #developers Robert Nelms and Matt McCorkell turned to the internet to raise funds for their first full length completely independent game. Extract 237, a third/first person #survival horror #game set within an enormous mysterious creature.  Funding is the last obstacle for the game to pass before moving into full development. With many game companies turning to Kickstarter for funding this is one of the most ambitious efforts put forth by a small two-person team.

Enemies vary from small sea creatures and other survivors caught within the leviathan to deadly self-defending organisms. Use the environment to your advantage. Fight tooth and nail because you won’t always have and easy solution to blast your way out. In some cases when the odds become too great for you to overcome you might be better off running for your life if you can.

Developers Project Extract seem to have a design document and an environment test rather than a concrete game at the moment, but what an environment it is.

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When asked why they chose crowdfunding for their project;

McCorkell stated — “Funding through Kickstarter helps us stay true to our vision while enabling us to interact directly with people who want to play a game that takes place far outside the normal environments that games exist within today. Crowdfunding gives us a chance to see if we are creating something that people want to play.”

Extract 237 follows the adventures of Dr. Winters, a marine biologist whose ship is lost at sea. When she awakens she realizes that her entire ship is being slowing digested by a massive creature. Desperate to not become leviathan lunch she has to escape and learn how to survive in her new ever-changing environment.  Storytelling never takes a backseat as she meets other survivors and has to defend herself against the creatures own self defense system of grotesque organisms.

After failing to raise $250,000 on Kickstarter, the developers are now trying to raise funding for Extract 237 the traditional way. They are putting their effort to that of Steam Greenlight.

The Extract 237 game is being developed in Unreal Engine 4 for Linux and Windows PC platforms and is expected for release as digital download in Q1 2016.

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Battle Chef Brigade campaign ends and more than double expected funding

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+TrinketStudios’ Battle Chef Brigade Kickstarter campaign was successfully #funded early into its run. The #hunting, fighting and #cooking affair seemed to hit a nice niche of gamers looking for something unique and fun to sink their teeth into in the near future.

While the team originally only sought $38,000, at the time of drafting this story marking the campaign’s near end, Battle Chef Brigade has brought in more than $100,000.

New fundraising campaign Mighty No. 9 begins withs animated series teaser

Mighty No. 9, the sidescrolling #platformer from Mega Man creator #KeijiInafune, has opened a second funding campaign with the purpose of delivering English voice acting to the project, due to release in 2015.

Mighty No. 9 already has raked in $4 million from last year’s Kickstarter, exhausting all stretch goals in the process. Inafune says that anything collected in the new funding round will be put toward new features, and that the second round is meant to give those who missed the original Kickstarter a chance to contribute to the project still.

This round of funding is being conducted through PayPal. Additional stretch goals are anticipated but not yet named.

Also, as promised, Mighty No. 9 will deliver an animated cinematic series. Comcept, the developing studio, released that teaser trailer above yesterday. It is being produced by Tokyo-based Digital Frontier, which unveiled the trailer at Anime Expo in Los Angeles.

Mighty No. 9 is slated for a Spring 2015 release on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Linux, Mac, Windows PC, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS.

Reblogged from: polygon.com

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