I have arisen to more crowd-funding opportunities that simply cannot be missed. Unless it's just after a major holiday, or something.
Hello, yes, I will take my January with a side of holiday-hangover please. Wait, I didn't ask for crippling disease - oh, that comes for free. Well then, let us look at some projects that can use the money in my wallet before my soul departs this reality forever.
Aha, we have some bites. And here I was fearful that I would have to haunt a family of five until I stole their creative ideas. Thanks internet!
Now there is something that warms the inside of my hot cocoa mug. My interests are swaying into the original approach to crowd-funded project hopefuls. I found myself vomiting in rage over another metroidvania or farming sim game as it scrolled down. Instead, let's put anime private parts into the spotlight - for once.
Anime baes aside, the game intrigues my amygdala with dark art and the promise of an even darker eventual plot. There are three heroes/stories to experience with riddles and body horror on the menu, mixing with the adventure-game gameplay to...hm, give me images I'd rather not think about.
Bringing back the baes, one of the hooks for being on the ground floor with Cold Harvest is the hentai content coming a few months after the game's launch. I'd love to see that as a bonus for all Kickstarter projects moving forward. Please-and-thank-you.
The art in black-and-white, and the promise of bloody horror, drags my interest back from the brink of porn-land for Cold harvest.
Santa Claus, looking completely full of cocaine, needs to save Christmas from robots. While pretty compelling just on that elevator pitch, the art of X-Maschina looks extremely on-point in matching the desired comedic tone. The boards look like stills from a late 90s/early 00s Cartoon Network show with more defined lines and sharp characters.
X-Maschina is one of my favorite types of crowd-funded projects because I don't have to scroll very far at all to see the pitch, the content, and the tiers. This compression feels less like a contract being skimmed at a car dealership and a friendly person trying to sell you something at a party. A party with, apparently, a submarine filled with cocaine for Santa.
The retro trend of video games has begun to fall over into the hardware side, which is super-cali-frag-alicious. What better uses do the hunks of planet-killing plastic we owned as children have than to continue to entertain? In that vein, this project is pretty straight forward: person draws comics, takes picture and prints them out with GameBoy add-ons, profits.
Another short and simple vision that you can scroll through with nary a scroll wheel. the "Short Films" strips will come in old film tubes and feature sports and/or space themes. Apparently, they will also brings smiles and joy. I say they might also make you immortal, but what do I know?
Either way, "Short Films" seems like a very cool way to reuse some 90s in a way that isn't so...90s.