Its certainly been a long time since I’ve done a Crowdfunding Recap, but I’m finally back with another batch of interesting games currently looking for funding on Kickstarter.
Even if you don’t like to crowdfund anything, be sure to keep an eye on these games if any of them catch your interest so you can support them when they come out.
Here are seven promising games currently on Kickstarter:
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
Developer: Owlcat Games
Platform: Windows PC
Funding Goal: $300,000 (393% funded)
End Date: March 11th
The biggest and most successful campaign in today’s article by far is Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous. This indirect follow-up to 2018’s adaptation of the tabletop RPG centers around an invasion by the Demon Lords. Players and their companions are part of the crusade trying to repel the invasion.
During the story, players will get to raise armies, build strongholds, and advance down one of six celestial paths to gain the power needed to defeat the Demon Lords. However, such power will often come with a terrible price.
Wrath of the Righteous also includes five new classes (Arcanist, Bloodrager, Shaman, Oracle, and Witch) and the dhampir race.
The minimum pledge required for a copy of the game is $28. Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is expected to release in June 2021.
Developer: PlayWay S.A.
Platforms: Windows PC, consoles as stretch goals
Funding Goal: $7,546 (76% funded)
End Date: February 19th
Dieselpunk Wars is a vehicle construction and combat game. Players are given complete freedom to construct massive war machines from hundreds of modular parts, then put them to the test in land, sea, and air battles. The vehicles, projectiles, and destruction engine also use realistic and dynamic physics to calculate how they move, and how they are destroyed.
You can get a copy of Dieselpunk Wars for as little as $10 during this campaign. Dieselpunk Wars is near the end of its development cycle, and may release as early as June 2020.
Developer: Skymill Studios
Platforms: Windows PC, Nintendo Switch
Funding Goal: $50,000 (433% funded)
End Date: February 27th
Kindred Fates is an open world monster battling RPG. Players travel the world recruiting and battling with Kinfolk, sentient creatures with mystical abilities.
The twist in Kindred Fates compared to other games in the genre, is that the battle system plays like a third-person action game, and its possible for your Kinfolk to die permanently. Players will also be able to build their own in-game housing, join guilds, or even create their own.
You can buy a copy of Kindred Fates for $30. The game is still extremely early in development, and won’t be out until around June 2023.
Geneforge 1 – Mutagen
Developer: Spiderweb Software
Platforms: Windows PC, Mac, iPad
Funding Goal: $30,000 (160% funded)
End Date: March 13th
Famed indie developer Spiderweb Software are looking to remaster their cult hit RPG series, Geneforge. The Geneforge series first released in 2001, and spawned five games.
The series tells the story of the Shapers, a secretive order of wizards that harness the power of life to create new beings. Over the course of the franchise, players have a chance to side with the Shapers, or turn against them as civil war erupts across the world.
Spiderweb Software hopes to bring the series to a new audience with the remastering of Geneforge 1 – Mutagen. This remaster will include update graphics and a new interface based on their more recent RPGs. With the proper funding, Spiderweb also hopes to add even more storylines and updated creation mechanics.
Pledges start at $20 for a DRM-free copy of the game. Geneforge 1 – Mutagen is aiming for an early 2021 release date.
Cyber Knights: Flashpoint
Developer: Trese Brothers
Platforms: Windows PC, Linux, Mac, iOS, Android, consoles as stretch goals
Funding Goal: $50,000 (266% funded)
End Date: March 5th
The Trese Brothers are another indie studio with a cult following that are looking to fund their next game on Kickstarter.
In Cyber Knights: Flashpoint, players control a gang of mercenaries in the dystopian future of New Boston. Players start the game in debt, following the illegal spinal surgery that turns someone into a Cyber Knight.
Throughout the game, players will recruit new specialists, infiltrate corporate and criminal facilities, and navigate the politics of the corporate and criminal underground.
Players can customize their squad’s weapons with an in-depth attachment system, and the game’s combat mechanics are a mix of XCOM-style turn-based firefights, and stealthy espionage and theft.
You can grab a copy of Cyber Knights: Flashpoint starting at $15. The game is expected to release around March 2021.
Rustler (Grand Theft Horse)
Developer: Games Operators
Platforms: Windows PC, Mac
Funding Goal: $18,866 (115% funded)
End Date: February 29th
Rustler (Grand Theft Horse) is a tongue-in-cheek open world action game heavily inspired by the old top-down Grand Theft Auto games. The game is set in a humorous, historically inaccurate medieval world full of pop culture references.
The game focuses on the absurdity and rampage potential of the older GTA games, as you run around stealing horses, punching guards, participating in illegal fight clubs, and throwing cows with catapults.
Pledges start at $12 for a copy of the game. Rustler (Grand Theft Horse) is looking to release towards the end of 2020.
Developer: Henk Nieborg
Platforms: Windows PC, Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Funding Goal: $52,188 (105% funded)
End Date: February 27th
Finally, we come to Battle Axe, a top-down arcade-inspired action game with some nicely animated pixel art.
Take down the evil sorceress Etheldred as Roony the Pirate, Fae the Dark Elf, and Iolo the Druid. Collect treasure to purchase upgrades and powerups, save besieged villagers, and destroy the diabolical Generators that Etheldred has built across the land to keep the kingdom under her control.
Digital copies of the game start at $20, with physical copies going for around $33. Battle Axe is expected to release early next year.
Which of these games are you interested in? Will you be pledging to any of these campaigns? Sound off in the comments below!