Pledged: 565 SEK Rewards: Nintendo eShop Code for the game, Colors SonarPen with choosable cable color, Colors SonarPen carrying pouch, Colors Live beta access for Windows, Private developer forums access, 3x Superlikes in Colors Gallery, Name in the credits, “Patron” gallery badge, “Backer” gallery badge Kickstarter start date: May 13, 2020 Kickstarter funded on: TBA Estimated delivery date: August 2020
Heard about this Nintendo Switch sequel to the Nintendo DS/3DS series of art-making apps from scrolling through news on Google and Twitter. It also comes with a pressure-sensitive pen for the Switch’s touch screen this time around, so I figured I’d try it out.
Pledged: $50 USD Rewards: Digital copy of the game, High-resolution art asset files of in-game cards, Name in the credits Kickstarter start date: December 14, 2019 Kickstarter funded on: January 25, 2020 Estimated delivery date: October 2021
I was looking for something new to pledge towards, and this roguelike card game had a good art style, so I took a chance on it.
Pledged: $20 USD Rewards: Digital copy of game, Name in the credits Kickstarter start date: August 16, 2019 Kickstarter funded on: September 15, 2019 Estimated delivery date:August 2021
After seeing Jason Steele (creator of Charlie the Unicorn, Llamas with Hats, etc.) back this project, I went to see what it was about and apparently it’s by some of the creators on Wandersong, Celeste, and Night in the Woods, so I decided to also back it.
Pledged: $82 Rewards: Digital download of game, Physical boxed copy (signed by David Murray, the 8-Bit Guy): soundtrack on cassette tape, floppy disk with the game, printed manual, copy of Planet X2 for the Commodore 64, copy of Planet X1 for the VIC-20 Kickstarter start date: June 04, 2018 Kickstarter funded on: July 05, 2018 Estimated delivery date: May 2019
The 8-Bit Guy, David Murray, has really interesting videos on old hardware and software. Last year he made a game called Planet X2 for the Commodore 64, and with this campaign, he’s amping it up with Planet X3 for MS-DOS.
The digital copy of the Planet X2 and X3 games were linked as a separate downloads upon the completion of X3.
The physical copy of the games arrived at my place on March 04, 2019 – exactly eight months after the Kickstarter start date. Fitting for The 8-Bit Guy! The Planet X3 box was signed with the words “Enjoy x333”, which I requested as a sort-of pun on the game’s name.
Inside the boxes were the soundtracks on cassette tape, the printed manuals, and Planet X1 and X2 on Commodore 64 diskette, with Planet X3 on a 720K floppy, and a label for the 360K floppy disk version, should I choose to produce my own copy.
I later found my name on page 15 of the Planet X3 User Manual. Very cool!
Pledged: $20 Rewards: Access to behind-the-scenes development forum, Digital copy of the game, Name in the credits Kickstarter start date: September 05, 2017 Kickstarter funded on: October 06, 2017 Estimated delivery date: December 2018
I thought Cyanide and Happiness is a funny webcomic and animated series, so backing their game should be equally funny.
The game is not released yet.
It is planned to release in Summer 2020, according to its Steam page.
Pledged: $30 Rewards: Digital download of game, Digital download of soundtrack, PDF download of development book (art, design, secrets), Beta versions during development, Name in the credits Kickstarter start date: July 22, 2016 Kickstarter funded on: August 22, 2016 Estimated delivery date: February 2018
I simply backed this game because someone said it was going to be the next Undertale, and soon, even SiIvaGunner released a high quality rip of one of the songs in the soundtrack, cementing my decision to remain a backer.
The developers have stated they are in the final stretch as of August 2018.
The final demo was released in August 2020, with a full release later in the year.
Pledged: $15 Rewards: Digital copy of game, Name in the credits, Access to backers-only forum, Use of backers-only alternate palette for each character Indiegogo start date: September 20, 2015 Indiegogo funded on: October 20, 2015 Estimated delivery date: April 2017
Them’s Fightin’ Herds is the spiritual successor to MLP: Fighting is Magic, which was cancelled due to a cease and desist by Hasbro. Them’s Fightin’ Herds’ characters were designed by Lauren Faust, who helped develop the 2010 MLP reboot. On top of this, Them’s Fightin’ Herds uses the Skullgirls engine.
Them’s Fightin’ Herds was released to Steam Early Access on February 22, 2018. The backer-exclusive palette (Tennis Shoes) was included for all characters. The backer names in the credits are currently nowhere to be seen.
The game was updated to Version 1.3.0 as of August 1, 2020.
Pledged: $15 Rewards: Access to backer-only updates/polls, Backer tag beside name in-game, Name on a plaque in the game’s plaza lobby, Desktop backgrounds, Steam Early Access copy of the game, Exclusive backer-only digital in-game item (gold trophy) Indiegogo start date: July 13, 2015 Indiegogo funded on: August 13, 2015 Estimated delivery date: N/A
In Garry’s Mod, there is a fun gamemode known as Cinema that lets you watch online videos with other people in the Source engine. There was also the elusive GMOD Tower gamemode that expanded upon this concept with minigames, and it was something which I could never join as the servers were always so far away and the ping would be unbearable. When the creators of these two gamemodes announced a spiritual successor in the Unreal engine and local Australian and dedicated servers, I was ready to back it.
Tower Unite was released on Steam Early Access on April 9, 2016.
On the 14th of June 2018, it was just updated to version 0.5.0.0
Backer Tag next to name in scoreboard (tab key by default):
Exclusive item and How to find NeonWabbit’s name in the credits:
After joining a Plaza/Lobby server, head out of the Transit Station where you will see the entrance to the Boardwalk. On the 2nd plaque here (to the left), you will see it towards the bottom. Also pictured here in the following screenshot is the exclusive item for backers in my inventory.