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It Came From 19XX: Lethal Enforcers

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The first time I encountered those twin blue and pink light guns, I was eight years old. The new school year had started, Sonic 2 was glued in the port of my shiny new Sega Genesis, and my parents and I were visiting some family friends. I honestly don’t remember who they were, but I would thank them if I could, because we somehow came home with their copy of Lethal Enforcers, complete with the famous Konami Justifiers. These oversized revolvers dwarfed the Nintendo Zapper both in size and coolness. Whether by gift or by accident, these half-remembered friends never saw the game again. (more…)

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Kickstart This! The Indiegogo-What-Now? Edition

Like it says on the tin, Kickstart This! usually covers game projects currently seeking your funding and support on Kickstarter. However, there is a whole world of crowdfunding platforms out there, and so this month, we’re venturing into the uncharted waters of Indiegogo.

The main difference between the two platforms is that Indiegogo features Flexible Funding, which means a campaign doesn’t need to reach its goal in order to get your cash. Every dollar you pledge goes straight to the developers. While this means more people will most likely gain some form of funding, it also opens the crowdfunding platform up to what we in Scotland would term a “chancer.” In order to find an actual game project, I had to wade through endless endeavours of people trying to raise money to buy a game, build a gaming PC or open a YouTube channel. While the occasional ridiculous project makes it through Kickstarter’s quality control (like Zack Danger Brown’s creamy potato salad), Indiegogo has no filter, allowing someone to beg for a new pair of jeans in the gaming section.

But lurking amidst these vanity projects are some great games waiting for an adrenalin-esque cash injection to push them into full-steam development. First up is steampunk FPS Fabula Mortis, tower defence / FPS hybrid World of Undead, and medieval strategy title Nocturion. Following that is the colourful puzzler Panic Pump, and last but not least, God sim Crest

Let’s Indie-go-go-GO! (more…)

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The Games of September 2014

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It is your Destiny to read about the biggest new games that will be available in September. Yes, many of us are planning to devote some time to Bungie’s revolutionary shooter, but there are a ton of other games on tap for release this month. After all, it is the start of the annual “Fall Gaming Rush.” So here… we… go… (more…)

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Warpback: What We Played in August 2014

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The August heat kept most of busy during the last days of Summer. But the Warp Zoned staff still got plenty of gaming in on their consoles, their PCs, and their mobile phone device thingies. Some of us got scared playing P.T./Silent Hills and some of us got manly with Max Gentlemen. Find out who played what after the break. And bring on the Fall! (more…)

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The Games of August 2014

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There are a few really great titles silently creeping up on us, and we’re pretty excited about them here at Warp Zoned. At least, some of us are! The rest of us are looking forward to digging into our backlogs these next few hot weeks. Read on to see what we’re excited about! (more…)

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Warpback: What We Played in July 2014

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July was a fairly quiet month for us at Warp Zoned. Most of us were digging into backlogs, while others were just getting through some of the recent games that came out. For the most part, it seems like we’re all ready for the influx of new games we know is coming! Read on to see what we played in July. (more…)

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Kickstart This! The Common Creative Wealth Edition

For all the sports fans out there who are saddened by the end of the World Cup and Wimbledon, fear not! The Commonwealth Games have kicked off in my backyard in the Scottish city of Glasgow. The royal baton ran right by my house last week, and it was great to see so many people out in the typically wet Glaswegian weather, clapping and cheering the baton bearers on.

Of course, this is what we do with Kickstart This! We pick out projects that we want to see succeed, and cheer them on along with all of our readers around the world. It’s humbling to think that somehow our words have managed to bring just enough extra donations to make the difference between a game being released and a development team drowning their sorrows in a stale pint of beer.

So which games do we have the need to see succeed in this edition? First off is the cartoony tower defense game Fire With Fire, followed by comical point-and-click adventure Kaptain Brawe 2: A Space Travesty. After that, we jump into 2D foodie platformer Bacon Man, cutesy platformer Snot, and, last but not least, Subject 13, a new 3D adventure thriller from Flashback creator Paul Cuisset.

On your mark, get set, go! (more…)

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For Our Readers… For My Brother Interview With Crooked Tree’s Katy Levinson

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Last year, developer Lat Ware and his team successfully launched a Kickstarter campaign for the brain-bending title Throw Trucks With Your Mind. Now that team is back under the guise of Crooked Tree Studios with a fresh puzzle platformer, For My Brother, which was featured in the latest edition of our monthly look at interesting crowdfunding campaigns, Kickstart This!. We chatted with Katy Levinson, the co-founder of ArcBotics and now Business Development Manager for Crooked Tree, about social media campaigns, art design, and Michael Bay’s The Rock. (more…)

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