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video game news toejam and earl kickstarter
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One of the game's original creators, Greg Johnson, is seeking funding on Kickstarter to bring back beloved funky 90s game Toejam and Earl.

The new game will be reminiscent of the first Toejam and Earl, with "fixed isometric camera, 2D sprites, simple controls, and an emphasis on coop play."  Development is currently focused only on PC, though the team hopes to expand that to more platforms in the future.

Check out the Kickstarter here.

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From the Kickstarter:

Raindrop is a surreal, environment driven, survival game that includes fully explorable levels with intuitive, complex puzzles.

Revolving around a horror themed storyline, the chilling and breathtaking atmospheres will keep you inching around each corner while uncovering the hidden truth behind the complex and its inhabitants. Scavenge items to build objects in order to piece together complex puzzles, or dangerous death traps. Gather hints and schematics to unveil rewards and information. Survive both the haunting environment and your own battered sanity.



Interested? Check out their Kickstarter.

video game news e3 2015 shenmue 3 kickstarter
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Last night's Sony conference at E3 announced Shenmue 3 was headed to Kickstarter.  At the time of this writing, the crowdfunding campaign has surpassed its $2 million goal, and has hit $2,414,146.  If you find that baffling, consider this: one $10,000 backer is going to receive the "original jacket worn by Masaya Matsukaze for all of the Shenmue press events 14 years ago" plus a special video message from Yu Suzuki.

kickstarter obduction Video Game Coverage - 7897863168
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Obduction is a new game in development from Cyan, the original creators of 1993's CD-ROM game phenomenon of Myst. Their Kickstarter currently has TWO DAYS LEFT, and only have approx. $140,000 TO GO to complete their base funding. Their teaser story? You, the player, find a strange seed pod which whisks you away to a completely different place, with no foreknowledge of this new world, or any obvious way to get home. Your job? Find out what has happened, what the secret of this seed pod is, and try to find your way home. If you miss the 1990's style of click and point adventures, this game is for you!

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Meet Yooka and Laylee, the chameleon and the bat at the head of Playtonic Games' Yooka-Laylee.  



Yooka uses his tongue as a grappling hook, while Laylee carries Yooka around on wings as the pair roll, jump, and fly to great adventures in this new platformer.  



If you're feeling like you're having Banjo-Kazooie flashbacks looking at this, there's a reason for that; the game's developers are a group of former Rare employees who have come together at a new company of their own called Playtonic Games.  This is the studio's first game, and they've made no secret of the fact that they want it to be a "spiritual successor" to Banjo-Kazooie. Playtonic is taking their game to Kickstarter in order to get financial support from fans and make this game the best it can be. When funded, Yooka-Laylee will be released for PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U. Part of the Kickstarter's goal is achieving simultaneous release for every platform, as well as co-op mode, multiplayer, extra bosses, and additional languages.


Shut up and take my money!