Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Kickstarter is Gamer Heaven

Ever since Erik Bauer's very successful foray using Kickstarter to fund a Gaming Paper project, it seems that each day brings a new worthy project.  Kickstarter really seems to be where the action is for the prospective game designer/start-up company.  Given my plans for the next couple years, I hope that this trend continues.

Here are two current projects in the midst of their funding processes that caught my eye.  Each one has its own appeal, but if you only had $50 with which to fund projects how would you distribute your hard earned money?

First up is Technoir, a game of high-tech, hard-boiled roleplaying.



Next up is a game that may be too "original" for its own good. I like the underlying concept -- I've mentioned before that I am looking forward to Mike Elliot and Eric Lang's "Quarriors" game -- but the wild variety of the dice in Dice Age might be more a disadvantage in the market than an advantage. What are your thoughts?


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