In just two weeks, the Kickstarter for the Divinity: Original Sin board game has amassed $1 million in funding. That means not only has the game hit its goal, it also crushed every single stretch goal available. What's next for the campaign? The team behind it says they're considering where to go next, but nothing is set in stone. It sounds like a few more stretch goal ideas might be tossed out to the public, but again, nothing has been officially decided.
Path of the Midnight Sun, an original game that started out as Fire Emblem ROM hack, has just hit its Kickstarter goal. The plan was to release the game on PC and Switch, and now that's going to happen. With that said, a new stretch goal has been added to the campaign. This stretch goal will make sure the Switch version comes out day-one with the PC version. If that goal isn't hit, the game will still come to Switch, but after the PC version.
Here's something you don't see often. A project that started out as a ROM hack is now going legit, and is turning to Kickstarter to see an official release.
Path of the Midnight Sun was originally called Fire Emblem: Midnight Sun, a ROM hack of Fire Emblem. Instead of pushing further with the ROM hack, the team decided to take their ideas from that game and morph it into an original IP, hence the change to Path of the Midnight Sun.
The dev team hopes to bring the game to Switch in the future, but that'll only happen if the game hits its Kickstarter goal. You can check out more details on the game itself and kick in some cash at the Kickstarter here.
Cosplay Convention Crisis is a Visual Novel that puts you in the shoes of Jacob Kirby: middling athlete, student, and casual nerd. Guide Kirby over a handful of days across the paths of three strange and powerful women. Think the convention scene is easy? Try to survive magical girls, aliens, robots, femme fatales armed with eldritch artifacts, and convention cafeterias. You might be proven wrong!
Manage your schedule, collect trivia, and try not to die as circumstances spin wildly out of control. Attend panels, acquire merchandise, trade barbs with super-fans, ponder the meaning of life, watch the latest super hit’s trailer, and attempt to romance strange and powerful women.
Divinity Original Sin: The Board Game is an epic adventure game set in the world of Rivellon. Up to 4 players take their heroes on a branching, narrative adventure, filled with tactical combat and meaningful choices. Thanks to the Chronicle System, the choices you make will impact not just your own story, but the future of the Divinity Original Sin universe. Based on the award-winning Divinity Original Sin II video game by Larian Studios, the board game developed by Lynnvander Studios expands Divinity in new directions, adding new stories, side quests, skills, items, and monsters, all in a brand new tabletop experience.
The Kickstarter for Divinity Original Sin: The Board Game launched earlier today, and it's already a success. The base funding goal was set at $160k, and that was easily hit. There's still plenty of stretch goals to hit, though! Check out the Kickstarter here, and see if you find it worth some cash.
Vertebreaker was a 16-bit style title in the works for Switch, coming from Sonic Mania developer Headcannon. The game was planned for Switch, but would only see release if the Kickstarter hit a $330k stretch goal, with the base sitting at $275k. After just one week of the Kickstarter, the crowdfunding efforts have been cancelled. Headcannon developer Stealth said that the crowdfunding brought in just 5% of the total goal, calling it a 'spectacular failure.'
In the video above, Stealth goes on to say that despite public opinion, he's not a wealthy man after Sonic Mania's success. Stealth does not see royalties from the game's continued sales. Many found the base goal for Vertebreaker to be far too high, and thought Stealth to be greedy, which is most likely why he shared the Sonic Mania sales tidbit.
While the story above is a sad one, Vertebreaker still has a chance at launching. Headcannon is going to completely rework things for their crowdfunding efforts, and will return with a new campaign in the future.
Endless Memories is an epic 2D action-adventure set in the magical world of dreams. Within each dream, you'll explore incredible scenarios with its own story full of challenges, monsters, and mysteries to solve.
Set in the world of dreams, Endless Memories takes you on a journey through an interconnected world in which we blend the Metroidvania aspect and RPG systems of “Castlevania” games such as “Symphony of the Night” combined with a loot system out of a rogue-lite game and a fast and responsive combat seen in action games like “Dead Cells”.
The team behind Endless Memories is looking to amass a modest goal of $12,000 to bring the game to Switch. If it looks like something you'd like to support, check out the campaign here.
"Rest in Peace?!" You wish! "Vertebreaker" is a brand-new and authentic pixel-based side-scroller from Headcannon, the studio that helped bring "Sonic Mania" to the masses. Starring a stubby-yet-seemingly-unstoppable skeleton who's thrashing their way to victory, it's gothic, cartoonish, and unabashedly retro!
Headcannon, the dev on Sonic Mania, is looking to bring in $275k to make Vertebreaker happen. That's just for the PC release though. If this game is going to come to Switch, a $330k stretch goal will have to be hit. Check out the Kickstarter for more details here.
Below The Stone is a vicious rogue-lite about the cost of progress. Where around every corner could lie riches, or hungry Kobalds looking for a dwarf to chew on! Mighty Dwarves like yourself enter the dangerous underground, putting their lives on the line for the sake of something greater than themselves; the wealth and power of the Dwarven Kingdom! Now it is your turn to answer the call. Your life is only as valuable as what you bring back, so don’t go dying on us, green-beard!
OTHER: Her Loving Embrace is a role-playing game with a twist - while the battles are turn-based, you directly control your characters in a platforming arena.
Any abilities you discover along the way can be used both in and out of battle! Take down enemies in creative and complex ways as you explore your way across a daunting world, brimming with intrigue and danger.
OTHER: Hero Loving Embrace has been announced for Switch, following a successful Kickstarter campaign. There's actually still time to kick some cash into the project if you'd like. Click here to check out the Kickstarter.