Our longtime amigo Erick Scarecrow has teamed up with Dennaton Games and Devolver Digital for what could be his biggest release to date - a figure based on Jacket, the protagonist in the video game cult sensation Hotline Miami.
KICKSTART THIS SHIZZ: HOMEMAKE
HomeMake is a superbly stylish platformer currently in development by two architecture students and it is in serious need of funding on Kickstarter. The visuals are gorgeous, the music is a super hip mix of hip-hop and soulful jazz, and the concept is wonderfully unique.
HomeMake takes place on an inverted planet in a neon electric playground city environment. Players can switch between bodies on the fly - each one controlling differently than the other. Some jump higher, some run faster, some see the world more vividly, and some have a softer sense of sound. The cool part is, even though you’re changing bodies, you’re still playing as one character - one consciousness or soul floating in and out different vessels to achieve a goal.
In HomeMake, as the player swaps bodies, your desires are handed off to the new character. The same goal is required but now must be continued with a different body. The game character inhabits a new body, maintaining self mentally, but losing self physically. Commenting on the meaning of self and identity, when you finally achieve your desires, are you truly the same person you were when you started? Or have you become someone new? Is the act more important than the object in a world where something as precious as the body is discarded?
Check out the trailer below then click here to Kickstart this shizz.
KICKSTART THIS SHIZZ: BAROBOT - THE OPEN SOURCE COCKTAIL MIXING ROBOT
Here’s an awesome Kickstarter projected that combines two of my favorite things: technology and alcohol!
Barobot is an open source device that pours cocktails by mixing alcohol, soft drinks and sodas. It holds up to 12 bottles and can pour a drink with military accuracy!
Barobot features over 1000 cocktail recipes or gives you the option to create your own on the fly. All can be easily accessed via our custom made application on your touchscreen or the user friendly interface on your Smartphone.
Barobots frame - made of either deep black or transparent acrylic glass, comes in either a self assembly kit or an assembled ‘plug and pour’ version. The flat-pack self assembly kit requires no advanced skills or tools (it’s great fun to put together by itself!). Barobot is also illuminated with over 100 individually controlled LEDs that might be set to a number of light-themes or even synchronized to music!
This needs to get funded so I can get one and give it a cool butler/bartender name like Bertram or Reginald.
KICKSTART THIS SHIZZ: EXPRESSALÓ
What do you get when you mix the adorableness of designer toys with the sentimentality of a greeting card? You get Expressaló! Each Expressaló represents a unique message ranging from “Happy Birthday!” to “I’m sorry.” The project is currently live on Kickstarter where it’s surpassed its $20,000 goal, but if the stretch goal is reached, more character designs will be produced and every single backer will receive one for free.
Kickstart This Shizz: Battle City - A Pokémon Inspired Art Show
Our friends over at PKMNCast.com have launched a Kickstarter campaign for a follow-up to their popular 649 Monsters art show. This new show, Battle City, will feature over 100 artists from around the world and the backer incentives include sweet deals like art prints, and even a hardcover book featuring every piece from the show complete with artist bios.
Campaign video below:
They’ve already murdered their $2,000 goal by pulling in over $7,000, but there’s still 24 days left to unlock some of the stretch goals. Kickstart this shizz here.
Kickstart This Shizz: Papa Behr
Papa Behr is a desktop companion in the form of a cybernetic samurai bear with magnetic armor and sword accessories. He’s also a USB drive.
The creators have already met their $20,000 goal on Kickstarter with an impressive 33 days left to go, but feel free to keep the donations rolling and score some of the sweet incentives!
Kickstart it HERE.
Kickstart This Shizz: Mario Warfare
Mario Warfare is a fan-made YouTube series set in the Mushroom Kingdom by Beat Down Boogie for the Call of Duty generation of gamers. They’ve already surpassed their $20,000 goal and made $27,750, but there’s still six days left to support them even more. Each episode involves enormous amounts of time and money, so they need all the help they can get. Here’s the official Kickstarter page.
And if you need a better reason to donate, check out the first two episodes of Mario Warfare below.
Mario Warfare Part 1.
Mario Warfare Part 2.
Kickstart This Shizz: GameStick - The Ultra-Portable $79 Gaming Console
PlayJam, the makers of casual and social games for Smart TV, have officially launched the Kickstarter page in support of their Android-based GameStick project. Upon launch, GameStick users will have access to an online store where smaller game developers will be able to make their games available to play on televisions across the world, free from the obstacles associated with getting their games hosted through PSN or Xbox LIVE Arcade.
Check out the video below to see the GameStick in action.
Between this and the Ouya, the home console gaming landscape seems to bee changing rather quickly. What do you guys think?
Kickstart This Shizz: LA Game Space
For the past few decades video games have challenged us, inspired us, brought us together, and, most of all, made us feel something.
LA Game Space aims to serve as sort of a headquarters for experimental (a.k.a. “indie”) game design by hosting exhibitions, workshops, artist residencies for budding game developers, talks from guest speakers, and research labs.
There’s also some pretty huge names attached to this project like Adam Robezzoi (Attract Mode), Pendleton Ward (Adventure Time), Ben Esposito (Unfinished Swan), Chris Osborn (Bit.Trip Series), Eric Nakamura (Giant Robot), and more.
This is a chance for us give back and help push the medium forward. The project is up on Kickstarter with a goal of $250,000. You can get a whopping 30 new games from top indie developers for only $15, and the incentives just get better from there.
Check out the official Kickstarter page for more: LA Game Space: A Place for Re-Imagining Video Games
Kickstart This Shizz: GameDock Turns Your iDevice Into A Full-Fledged Retro Gaming Console
The GameDock aims to combine the more tactile controls of the iCade with the TV connectivity of a home console. This right here, this is the future of gaming, dudes. One device that can be played on the go or hooked up to a TV for maximum gameage. It also supports all the same games as the iCade, which is A LOT, so yeah.
So far, the GameDock has made almost $11,000 of its $50,000 goal and there’s 45 days left to turn it into a real thing that I can skip work and play with my buds.