Crowdfunding Corner - October 2017
Crowdfunding Corner - October 2017
Bob's October 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: 10/01/17 | 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've 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 October 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…

Shadows by the Waterhouse

Fantastic crime adventure for retro fans. Inspect a mysterious old weir! Point & Click Game for Windows in English / German. DRM-free!!

Full Quiet

“Full Quiet is our latest game for the NES and PC. Something has taken your son, you must venture deep into the forest to find him.”

Lifeless Moon

“From the creators of Lifeless Planet, a new cinematic adventure inspired by classic science fiction.

During an expedition to the Moon, two astronauts find themselves in a familiar town back on Earth. They soon discover the town is the beginning of a strange and mysterious journey...

Lifeless Moon is a spiritual successor to our previous title Lifeless Planet (PC/Mac/Linux/XB1/PS4). Featuring support for VR (but playable without!), Lifeless Moon takes players on a fantastic journey through the eyes of Apollo-era astronauts. There will be light platforming and a deeper focus on puzzles than in Lifeless Planet. The core game-play experience is one of exploration and discovery, complementing the mysterious and psychological themes of the story.”

The Cyanide & Happiness Adventure Game

“The Cyanide & Happiness Adventure Game will complete the gaping hole in your soul, heal the feels in your heart, and wash your dishes.

The game will be a new approach to point-and-click adventures, filled with dark comedy, drama, weirdness, and an apocalypse in the suburbs. This is the first time we're making something set in the unified C&H Universe, so we're completely excited to be making this for you!“

Scorn Part 1

“Scorn is an atmospheric first-person horror adventure game set in a nightmarish universe of odd forms and somber tapestry.

It is designed around the idea of "being thrown into the world". Isolated and lost inside this dreamlike world, you will explore different interconnected regions in a nonlinear fashion. The unsettling environment is a character itself.”

Jennifer Wilde

“In 1920s Paris, Jennifer uses her artistic skills to solves the mystery of her father's murder, assisted by the ghost of Oscar Wilde.”

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.

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

 

 

Jennifer Wilde

Outsider Games

* 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

09/19/17

End

10/19/17

Complete

11/30/18

Get it Here

 

 

Scorn 1

Ebb Software

The Cyanide & Happiness Adventure Game

Cyanide & Hapiness

Lifeless Moon

Stage 2 Studios

 

 

 

Start

09/05/17

End

10/10/17

Complete

10/31/18

Start

09/05/17

End

10/05/17

Complete

12/31/18

Start

09/03/17

End

10/04/17

Complete

07/31/18

 

 

 

Full Quiet

Retrotainment Games

Shadows By the Waterhouse

Arts United

Nelson and the Magic Cauldron

Manuel Schenk

 

 

 

Start

09/01/17

End

10/04/17

Complete

09/30/18

Start

08/30/17

End

09/29/17

Complete

10/31/17

Start

08/27/17

End

09/26/17

Complete

12/31/18

 

 

 

Lona - Realm of Colors

Space Fox Studio

Phoenix Springs

Calligram Studios

Epitasis

Lucas Govatos

 

Article

* Article

Start

08/15/17

End

09/14/17

Complete

08/31/18

Start

08/01/17

End

08/22/17

Complete

03/31/18

Start

07/21/17

End

08/20/17

Complete

06/30/18

 

 

 

Starflint

Stunmason

The Man Came Around

Pipette Inc.

Futurust

D3n & Fanotherpg

 

 

 

Start

05/06/17

End

05/23/17

Complete

10/31/18

Start

04/11/17

End

05/11/17

Complete

12/31/18

Start

03/31/17

End

04/07/17

Complete

12/31/18

 

 

 

Guard Duty

Sick Chicken

The Fall of Lazarus

No Wand Studios

Winds of Change

Tall Tail Studios

 

 

 

Start

02/24/17

End

03/26/17

Complete

06/30/18

Start

02/21/17

End

03/23/17

Complete

09/30/17

Start

02/14/17

End

03/16/17

Complete

02/28/18

 

 

 

Ama’s Lullaby

Mercy Ground

Prelude

Juan Pedraza

Beautiful Desolation

The Brotherhood

 

Article

Art1, Art2, Art3

Start

02/08/17

End

03/25/17

Complete

04/30/19

Start

02/05/17

End

03/07/17

Complete

05/31/17

Start

01/24/17

End

02/18/17

Complete

10/31/19

 

 

 

Link to Fig page

Solo

Team Gotham

The Lost Ship

CarpeDiem Productions

Herbologist

Silicon Echo Studios

Article

 

 

Start

01/20/17

End

02/23/17

Complete

03/31/18

Start

01/19/17

End

02/03/17

Complete

07/31/17

Start

01/05/17

End

02/04/17

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

*

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

 

 

*

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

*

*

* 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

 

* 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

 

*

 

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

* Art1 Art2

*

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

* 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

* Article1Article2

*

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

 

* 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

* 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

 

*

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

* 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

* 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

* 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

* 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

* 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

*

* 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

* Art1 Art2 Art3 Art4 Art5 Art6

Review

* Article

* Article

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

* 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

 

 

*Art1 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

*

 

 

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

 

* 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

 

 

* 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

 

* 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

*

* 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

*

 

 

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

7th Guest Board Game

Trilobyte Games

Unknown Realm

Stirring Dragon Games

* Articles

Reviews

 

Article

Start

00/00/00

End

00/00/00

Complete

00/00/00

Start

04/04/17

End

05/04/17

Complete

07/31/18

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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Cindy Kyser
Bob - I have discovered Kickstarter and it is highly addictive! I read your monthly update with interest and appreciate the effort you put into this. You've inspired me to jump in, with both feet... Have you considered archiving the really old projects to make the page load faster (plus, links to older campaigns may not be valid)?
Posted Date : 10/07/2017
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