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Kickstart This! The Nullpoint, Cold Blooded, Grey Night, Failsafe

Good day Warp Zoned readers young and old, and welcome to another re-launch of our Kickstart This! feature, where we direct your bedazzled eyes to our top picks currently duking it out on the crowdfunding platform for cash, credit, and respect.

“But didn’t you relaunch a short while ago?” I hear you cry. And yes, yes we did, but the weekly format felt forced and oversaturated by games picked simply because they had launched. Even though there are over 600 gaming projects currently live at the moment, we try and pick ones that we as gamers want to play. But we’re also journalists, so we want to highlight projects that have gone the extra mile. But there is no secret recipe that defines the term “extra” here. It could be a development team’s unbridled passion, a unique gaming experience, or something that just tickles our taste buds. Whatever it is, it gets us really excited, and, we won’t lie, there are simply not enough projects that do this to justify a weekly post.

So instead we’re switching to two posts a month, a happy medium between the old and new formats. (more…)

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The Games of November 2015


The Warp Zoned crew is all in agreement about one game for November, and that’s Fallout 4! We mention a few others, but let’s face it: we’re all excited to leave yet another vault. Read on to see what else we have to say about the coming month! (more…)

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Warpback: What We Played in October 2015


We were all over the map in the month of October here at Warp Zoned! We played everything from mobile games to major releases and had a blast along the way. From Alphabear to Shovel Knight, to Rocket League and Persona 4: Golden, we played it all. Read on to see our full list of gaming from last month! (more…)

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Kickstart This! Anniversary Interview: Holden Boyles Talks About Qora


Spirit, as it was known then, featured in in March 2014’s Guinness Aftermath Edition of Kickstart This! At the time, the project managed to earn $10,692, more than double its $4,000 initial goal. Since then, it underwent a title change to Qora, and was released soon after in October 2014, making it one of the quickest turnarounds for a Kickstarter campaign I’ve ever seen.

We caught up with creative mind behind Qora, Holden Boyles, to discuss his game, as well as other projects he has funded through the crowdfunding platform. (more…)

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The Games of October 2015


We’ve got a lot going on this month, and it all seems to be on our Wii Us! While some of us are excited about music games, I think we can all agree on one thing: Yoshi’s about to get even cuter this month. And more than one of us mentions Amiibos. Will this be the month Nicole actually buys one? Read on to see what we here at Warp Zoned are excited about for the month of October. (more…)

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Warpback: What We Played in September 2015


We were all over the map this past September here at Warp Zoned. We played everything from mobile games, to sweeping PC betas, to games we nearly forgot were in our backlog. There’s everything from indie to AAA, from Alphabear to Skyrim. Read on to see what kept our hands busy this past month. (more…)

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Kickstart This! Anniversary Interview: Chewing the Fat With Bacon Man Director Neal Laurenza


It is perhaps somewhat ironic that Bacon Man appeared in July 2014’s Common Creative Wealth Edition of Kickstart This! While athletes from around the world competed in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the developers at Skymap Games were hard at work campaigning for their project, which stars an anthropomorphized version of the fatty foodstuff in a surreal Earthworm Jim-style platformer. The game achieved its funding target of $20,000 (with an extra $1,280 to spare), and is expected to be released for the PC and Xbox One before the end of the year.

Neal Laurenza, Managing Director at Skymap, recently sat down with us to share a slab of bacon and to discuss Bacon Man. While we pondered if the breakfast staple proves the existence of God, we also talked about the game’s Kickstarter campaign, how bad emails can do good things, and other sizzling topics. (more…)

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The Games of September 2015


The Warp Zoned staff doesn’t always agree on what we’re most looking forward to, but this month, we’re all in agreement about one game… Super Mario Maker! We’re all ready to hop in and start building Mario levels and going through each other’s creations. Other than that, it’s a pretty varied month here at Warp Zoned!

Hit the jump to see what’s got us the most excited this September. (more…)

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