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Card game Evolve: Lights of the Deep advances on Kickstarter

Text logo reads: Evolve, Lights of the Deep. Imagery shows the top of the letter L splits off into tentacle-like branches. A small amoeba-like creature floats over the text. URL links to game Kickstarter, however please be advised that the game's Kickstarter game description is unfortunately not screenreader compatible.

Explore ocean depths while advancing your little amoeba-self, with Evolve: Lights of the Deep, a new card game by Lionfish Games. Nearing their Kickstarter goals as we speak, this evolutionary experience for 2 – 4 players is a beautiful offering from the studio, and no doubt an excellent addition to any tabletop collection.

“Evolve: Lights of the Deep is fast-playing card game set in the abyssal depths of the ocean. Within the all-consuming darkness of the sea, each player begins life as a single-celled organism and must go through evolutionary progressions to become the most complex life form. Evolve is a competitive game that involves aspects of hand management, tactical decision making and a take-that style of sabotage.”

Watch the Kickstarter video below for an intro to the game, complete with fancy glowing amoeba, or head on over to the Kickstarter campaign. For more information on the studio, as well as a screen-reader compatible description of the game, head on over to the Lionfish Games website.

The Draft Banquet serves up on Kickstarter

Text reads: The Draft Banquet, Where food meets fun.

Plan your dinner while playing cards with friends, in Draft Banquet, the latest from Dark Mirror Games now on Kickstarter. A popular meal at the recent Perth Games Festival, this game ends with an ingredients list that’s partially planned, a little bit arbitrary, and will result in some creative cooking!

“The Draft Banquet combines card drafting game mechanics and social cooking to bring you this short game for potlucks, feasts and banquets where you get to eat the results. Creative foodies who love a challenge may also find it useful as a solo inspirational tool.”

Find out how to play the game by watching the video below, or heading over to the Kickstarter page here. You can also check out Dark Mirror Games’ previous tabletop release Banishment over on their website.

Desert Child races onto Kickstarter

An animated image from the game Desert Child. A character dressed in jeans and a shirt races across the desert of mars on a hoverbike, swerving past catci, with dust trailing and explosions flying past. The bike speeds past the words "Kickstarter"

Dust off your hoverbike, because Desert Child is up on Kickstarter and needs your help to race to the finish. Created by Oscar Brittain, the developer behind World’s Fastest Pizza and the Fremantle-featuring One Night Only, it got a lot of love as part of Indiecade @ E3 and this Kickstarter campaign is set to take it to the next level.

Desert Child is a Racing RPG set in a dusty world where your only friends are a vintage hoverbike and a bowl of ramen noodles. ​

A screenshot from the game Desert Child. A plain-clothed character is riding a hoverbike across the water in a large underground tunnel. Water sprays up behind the bike, as they avoid passing pillars and fire off laser shots.It’s the rags-to-riches story of a broke young racer who fights through gangsters, bounty hunters and pancake cravings to enter the Championship and get off Earth before it E-X-P-L-O-D-E-S (metaphorically).

Feast your eyes upon the Kickstarter video below, try out the demo on GameJolt or head straight on over to the main page to get behind it.

It Will Be Hard, an Interactive Queer Comic now on Kickstarter

Image Text reads: "It Will Be Hard". URL links to comic Kickstarter page. Image description: To the right, an illustration of two asian men sitting upright with their eyes closed, leaning on one another as they rest. The man on the left has messy brown hair, stubble, and is wearing a green tunic-like shirt with dark shorts. He leans heavily to his side, resting his face on the shoulder of a man wearing a pink short-sleeved, button-up shirt open at the front. This second man is also wearing shorts, and is sitting with his left knee up, and his arms crossed in front of it. He has shorter black hair and a longer bead. His head is leaning back resting against that of the man in green.

Decide how you want the story to play out, in It Will Be Hard, a collaborative comic by Waving Comics and Gritfish. Set to explore queer romance and the nuances of relationships, this interactive story is seeking support on Kickstarter now and already has a (slightly NSFW) demo out so you can see what it’s all about.

Focusing on respect, boundaries, and sweet, smutty cuddling, It Will Be Hard is a sex-positive story about wanting and feeling wanted for who you are. Arthur and Harold must navigate their own sexuality and desires to create a mutually fulfilling relationship.

Check out the campaign video below, and be sure to visit the Kickstarter page for more details; the campaign runs until 4 September 2017, with the comic shipping January 2018 if successful.  You can also download the Windows demo and Mac demo if you want to try it out before putting down a pledge!

 

Asymmetrical card game Banishment slays on Kickstarter

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Dark Mirror Games are taking their demon-fighting card game to the world, with Banishment summoning a Kickstarter campaign and swiftly destroying its target. Created by the minds behind the Dream of the Djinn RPG adventure, this entertaining exorcism simulation saw the light of day at the 2016 Perth Games Festival and proved to be a bewitching experience.

An asymmetrical, semi-cooperative card game about exorcism for 2-5 players. Embrace your dark side.
In Banishment, one player takes on the role of an accursed Demon, and the rest are Exorcists trying to banish them. This is a fast, highly interactive card game involving strategic thinking and eternal damnation.

If you’re a tabletop game kind of person, head on over to the Kickstarter page to get all the details and get everything you need to start exorcising demons!

Valiant takes a stab on Kickstarter

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Virtual Reality is the place to be, with many of the big names in games putting together their own headsets and systems to make the most of the burgeoning area. Local studio Offpeak Games has been hard at work making the most of this technology, having already won a place in the Amcom <Upstart> and receiving support from the Oompf Games! Fund. You may have played their upcoming title Valiant at PlayUp Perth, or even the Perth Games Festival, and now they are reaching out to the community via Kickstarter to help them in the final stage of development.

Valiant is a multiplayer medieval combat game, exclusively for virtual reality. It features horse-based mounted combat, where players can charge into battle alongside friends, using weapons such as lances, bows, swords, javelins, crossbows and maces.

This is a really solid title that is a lot of fun to play, so to heed the call and set out on horseback, head on over to the Valiant Kickstarter page. The game has already been Greenlit, so you can also check out their Steam page here.

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Bellus Mortem blasts onto Greenlight and Kickstarter

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What good is a wizard afraid of wands? Well if you ask the team at Rhabdophobic Wizards, they’ll say you can still pack some serious punch. In their premier title Bellus Mortem, you enter the battle arena as a spellcasting cat-like wizard intent on blowing your opponents away. Now the feline foes are hitting Greenlight and Kickstarter to put you under their spell and make the game a reality.

Bellus Mortem is a 4 player, top down action game where each player is trying to knock others out of the arena by casting spells. Players can select 4 spells per game. Cast your ultimate ability to gain the upper hand. Last player alive in the arena is crowned the winner.

So use your powers for good, and head on over to the Bellus Mortem Greenlight to give them a vote, and check out the Kickstarter if you’re keen to help this game of wizard warfare come to life!

 

Dream of the Djinn appears on Kickstarter

I Dream of Djinn Hits Kickstarter

Tabletop Role-Playing Games are the kinds of adventures that are recounted with brimming enthusiasm or, even better, energetic fury. Remember that room of infinite demons? Oh and that thing with the gravity reversal potion?! Ha ha.. what no? Oh well then lucky for you, you have rolled a 20 and found there is still time to get in on the Kickstarter for Dream of the Djinn, a deadly, puzzle-filled tabletop RPG adventure!

A mysterious djinn called Ammerpand has recently arrived in your local city, claiming she will grant one wish to anyone who can pass her challenge. To add credence to her claims, a newly-famous mercenary has already passed the test and been immediately headhunted into a prestigious position in the King’s guard, a worthy reward in itself. As for the wish, the local gossip circles have only been able to speculate.

What is your wish?

Created by Perth local Kim Larking, Dream of the Djinn is an RPG adventure module that is compatible with systems like D&D 3.5 edition and Pathfinder. If you think you have what it takes to survive the trials and get your wish, head on over to the Kickstarter page now!

 

 

What’s in store for SK Games Kickstarter?

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The folks from SK Games are well known in the local scene for their curiously cool creations and willingness to try out new things. You’ve seen their awesome home-made arcades machines, had a drink with them  at their open-house bar nights, and heard about their escapades across the country. Well now it’s time  for something completely different, because SK Games plan to setup shop and let you get your hands on your own permanent gaming fixtures.

Cue the BACKYARD.SK Kickstarter campaign, where the crew hope to combine a digital storefront with their own unique brand of altgames. Supporting the cause could net you games in digital or physical form, t-shirts, controllers, or even your own custom arcade controller!

So if you’re keen to get the ball rolling on an SK store, and grab some neat stuff in the process, head on over to their Kickstarter page and show your support!

Leave ‘Em Laughing launches Kickstarter

Leave Em Laughing - Now on Kickstarter

While it’s not uncommon to see a comedic game out there in the world, a game centered around stand up comedy is certainly something you don’t see every day. Cue Perth’s own Oscar Brittain, creator of World’s Fastest Pizza, who not only used this unusual concept as the basis for his new game Leave ‘Em Laughing, but also went one step further by throwing in some unique Western Australian flair; featuring music by Perth-based bands and scenery from our very own suburb of Fremantle, this is undoubtably a game like no other that is sure to leave an impression.

Leave ’em Laughing is a procedurally generated stand up comedy game that lets you live the life of comedian Nelson Smith as he creates and performs his act, constantly insults people, avoids his ex, and listens to sweet vinyl.

The game has 8 episodes, each with a unique story that changes each time you play it. Each play session feels like an episode of a sitcom like Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, or Clerks: The Animated Series, lasting 20 minutes and with recurring characters and themes that develop Nelson as a character and comedian.

» Those of you who attended the Perth Games Festival may have had a chance to play the game’s alpha. Well, you can now also show your support for this curious comedic tale by backing it on Kickstarter or giving it a vote on Greenlight. If however you missed out, fear not – a beta version will be available to backers, so there’s still time to get in on the act before the show leaves town!

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