Pledged: €19 EUR Rewards: “Thank You” letter from the developer, Wallpapers, Access to “Backer” Discord channel, Name in the credits, Digital copy of the game Kickstarter start date: July 14, 2020 Kickstarter funded on: August 14, 2020 Estimated delivery date: October 2021
Backed this game because I knew I was getting a VR headset in the future, and the concept of one giant player waving their controllers around helping a smaller player with a gamepad was neat when I first saw it on Reddit.
Pledged: $20 USD Rewards: Digital copy of the game, Name in the credits, Wallpapers, Project updates Kickstarter start date: July 10, 2020 Kickstarter funded on: August 16, 2020 Estimated delivery date: April 2022
Backed this visual novel because of its neat art style and seemingly dark plot. No other reason.
Pledged: €19 EUR Rewards: Digital copy of the game, Digital soundtrack, Name in the credits Kickstarter start date: June 2, 2020 Kickstarter funded on: July 11, 2020 Estimated delivery date: April 2021
It had metrovania gameplay, hand-drawn visuals, and pirates, so I backed it.
Pledged: $15 USD Rewards: Digital copy of the game (Steam), Name in credits, Wallpapers, Thank You email from developers Kickstarter start date: May 27, 2020 Kickstarter funded on: June 26, 2020 Estimated delivery date: June 2021
The game’s art style looked neat, with medieval animals fighting each other, so I decided to back this project.
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: June 12, 2020 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.
The game was distributed digitally via Nintendo eShop code, and I received my Colors SonarPen in mid-November 2020. Here are the contents of the box containing the pen:
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!