…Da bears

…Da bears

I was pretty sure that this week’s main post was going to be about bears. In fact, I kind of thought it would be about “Bear Senpai” (Kickstarter ending 10/9/14), which has the potential to be a really good joke–a bear dating sim, where you flirt with, say, polar bears. But it looks like it ..

The Meek Shall Inherit a Sequel: Sand and Shadows

The Meek Shall Inherit a Sequel: Sand and Shadows

After 20 years, a return to the post-apocalyptic/medieval world of “Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb”… Inherit the Earth: Sand and Shadows Kickstarter ending 8/19/14 The year is 1994, and computer graphics are what you’d expect them to be. “Dark Stalkers” spawns a few years of well-justified John Talbain/Galon rule 34, Sonic meets Tails, ..

Putting the “fur” in First Person Shooter

Putting the “fur” in First Person Shooter

[Note: Funding for Wild Warfare is cancelled, and “Redneck Assassin” probably isn’t worth funding anyway…] A couple of fun FPS style video games came up on Kickstarter this last two weeks, worth a look for art if nothing else. Of the three, “Wild Warfare” seems like the one with the strongest business–they’re working from a ..

A Girl, a Gun, and a Dog: Buck

A Girl, a Gun, and a Dog: Buck

One dog’s well-armed quest to find his love… Buck Kickstarter ending 5/28/14 I’m going to go out on a limb here and say there’s not a lot that’s ground-breaking in this game, there are ancient cuneiform tablets describing the first side-scrolling explorers. Heck, Pitfall II had quite a map, and that was on the Atari. So a ..

Of Hexes and Foxes: Armello

Of Hexes and Foxes: Armello

An animated board and card game for tablet and PC, inspired by Dark Crystal, Red Wall, Talisman, and other fantasy favorites Armello Kickstarter ending 5/8/14 Occasionally, someone will say–of a favorite book, or game, or movie or whatever–that it “transcends genres.” This is rarely literally the case, and yet, here’s Armello, playtested for eight months ..

Epic Tails: Antilia

Epic Tails: Antilia

Explore a virtual world of magic, strange gods, and clashing cultures in what may turn out to be the definitive furry video game experience… Antilia Kickstarter ending 1/28/14 Note: I’m linking the graphics in this article to their originals, so click around. The original illustrations are much stronger than the thumbnails here! Once in a ..

Enter the Wolf: Lobodestroyo

Enter the Wolf: Lobodestroyo

Lobodestroyo Take the mix-and-match collecting madness of Metroid: Samus Aran, the boss-battle structure of pretty much any MegaMan title, the graceful and elegant moves of Banjo-Kazooie, a dash of Earthworm Jim’s humor, and just a pinch of Mexican “Luchador” wrestling. Roll generously in wolf fur and serve half-baked. Hello,  Lobodestroyo.  Lobo is a platformer/collectathon game straight ..

Angry, Angry Cat: Night In The Woods

Angry, Angry Cat: Night In The Woods

Night In The Woods A black cat with a baseball bat explores a strange world that just might be about to end… Three friends have told me about the awesomeness of this particular project, and as I’m writing this it’s doubled its goal of $50,000 in just three days. So, clearly, Night in The Woods ..

Foxes of WWII: Imagination is the Only Escape

Foxes of WWII: Imagination is the Only Escape

A boy’s journey through the landscape of World War II France and his own mind… Imagination is the Only Escape Fair warning, I know next to nothing about video games! So any fact errors on my part here are purely a result of lack of knowledge on my end. So on to an ignorant review ..