Over the weekend we had an incident which led to us having to part ways with our PR partner. We're working on a recovery plan, but in the meantime you can help by sharing this campaign with your family, friends, and fellow gamers! <3
EID vs. Lupus results are in!
On Saturday we joined the EID vs. Lupus 24-hour gaming stream, which we talked about in our first update. Well, the results are in: the event raised a grand total of $1,600 for the Utah chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America!
Congratulations to the guys at Entertainment Is Dead for another successful charity fundraiser!
Utah Indie Night tomorrow
For our Utah backers: we'll be at Utah Indie Night tomorrow (Tuesday the 22nd) at 7pm at Neumont University. We're bringing the latest demo of Legacy of the Elder Star, in case you're jonesing to play it again. ;)
If you're local but not aware of Utah Indie Night, check out utahindiegames.org. That group and this event are the hub of the local indie community. We'd love to meet you!
Kickstarter spotlight: Crashnauts
Crashnauts is what you'd get if Super Smash Bros. and Quake 3 Arena made sweet love down by the fire. It's a four-player competitive platformer/brawler about dodging rockets, landing sick headshots, and humiliating your friends with the hilarious "power glove" melee attack.
It's got a perfect mix of casual pick-up-and-play appeal and satisfyingly deep and precise combat mechanics. I've had the opportunity to play this one quite a few times – the devs are local and we've exhibited at several events together – and I always look forward to getting my hands on it again.
And if that's not enough to convince you: you can smash your friends with drop pods. From space.
Kickstarter spotlight: GalaCollider
GalaCollider has a sweet concept: it's a 4X game with deck-building elements, set in the midst of a multi-million-year collision between the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies.
Cards played from your hand become ships on the map, and resources earned on the map can be spent to draw cards from your deck or add new cards to it. And like every good deck-builder, each playable faction has its own deck conventions and play style to learn and master.
The team features veterans from Magic: The Gathering and Shadow Era so there's definitely some proven talent there. And their art, oh my god:
A big part of the appeal of card games like MTG or Dominion is their gorgeous card art, and GalaCollider is definitely delivering in that area, as they've sourced a ton of amazing guest artists.
We're really looking forward to this one. :)