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Let’s Get It Kickstarted (With Demo): Dark Devotion

Only doom and gloom awaits in Dark Devotion, as each encounter will put your abilities to the test; knowing when to strike, dodge, block, and perhaps even run away, is essential to surviving the temple. And not just its denizens either. No, this pesky place is also determined to end your existence, and if the first trap doesn't work... maybe the next one will? One should hope not though, as that would mean the game has won. Which would be rather... unpleasant.
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: The Devil’s Eight – Stylish Music Driven Boss Rush

Seeing how The Devil's Eight revolves around the nine circles of hell (starting with Limbo, ending with Treachery), that 'eight' part has me ever so mildly confused. Will players be skipping a circle in this relentless musical boss rush, or are we in for some kind of clever twist as we, well, dance with the devil? Either way, according to the developer, this is not your typical rythm-based fighter, in that the player is able to move freely... the music relating more to the actions of one's opponent instead. Rock and roll!
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: Eon Break

Remember that time Nikola Tesla fought the nazis, while also battling mushrooms? Me neither. Probably because, to the best of history books, that never happened. Oh, but it will. It most certainly will... and in 2017 no less! That said, the experience will be limited to the confines of a video game by the name of Eon Break, but it's certainly better than nothing. Also, this version of Tesla is pretty bad-ass to say the least, which only makes it all the more groovy.
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: The 2017 Procedural Generation Jam

Make something that makes something. Sound familiar? It should, seeing how The 2017 Procedural Generation Jam is not exactly the first of its kind (remember?). And like 2016, 2017 will also play host to a jam during which participants... get random. Doesn't matter if it's a game, art, audio, or even text, so long as it is... wait for it... procedurally generated. Oh, and this year's edition is looking to Kickstarter for funding of several groovy things.
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: Eagle Island

Fame and fortune await Quill - accompanied by his loyal owl, Koji - in the world of Eagle Island. Provided he's up to the challenge of the dangers that lurk on this lovely island of course, but you know what they say: if something's easy, it ain't worth doing! Oh, and in case the promise of glorious wealth and stardom isn't your thing, how about embarking on this pixelated journey to save Ichiro, Quill's brother, from the clutches of Armaura; who's a deity, by the way. Oh boy.
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: All Walls Must Fall

It is often said that war is hell, and let's face it - the Cold War was no exception. Not in the slightest, but fortunately, like history's other gruesome battles, this too came to an end... eventually. Except in All Walls Must Fall, the upcoming tactical tech-noir title from inbetweengames, where, well, it didn't. Not even all the way into the futuristic year 2089! A terrifying thought, if not for the fact that we are talking about a video game here. One with quite the lovely aesthetic, time travel, grid-based strategy and a protagonist from 2017 (I think). Wait, did I mention time travel?
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION

It all began with the arrival of an alien object which has since come to be known as the Penrose. This monolith arrived, seemingly from out of nowhere, and as they're known to do, scientists immediately jumped at the opportunity to explore it, forever changing the course of mankind. That is, until an odd line of text was discovered inside. Text written by Mark Leslie, one of BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION's two protagonists. But how? And just what does "I WILL FIX THIS" mean? And again, how?! Cue dramatic music...
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: Mars Underground

First day at a new school - what could possibly go wrong? Bullied? Arrive late to class? Unable to figure out where to go? Or perhaps something far worse? In the case of Mars, definitely far worse: the world ends, and then resets, every night. Does this mean his actions won't have consequences? Is Mars free to do whatever, knowing that no one will remember, come midnight? Maybe. Maybe not. But it'd make a lot more sense, in the long run, to find a way to stop whatever - or whoever - is triggering this cataclysmic event in Mars Underground...
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: AI War II

Hard to believe that it's been close to seven years since AI War: Fleet Command was released. A release that Arcen Games followed up with no less than six sizeable expansions, and is now looking to further the franchise with a fully fleshed out sequel in AI War II, set some 353 years after the first game. Oh, and this time the Milky Way is seemingly on the line. Nothing like fighting a large scale battle so close to home, eh?
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: AdventureX 2016

A couple of days ago we finally got confirmation on AdventureX 2016's dates (19-20 November), and with it, a note on how it would be... crowdfunded? That last bit is actually a lot less odd than one might think. The event will take place regardless of whether it succeeds, so it's mostly an attempt to cover mandatory expenses like, say, venue hire - ya know? Because that kind of stuff is not cheap. Not by a long shot. Oh, did I mention there's no entry fee for AdventureX? Very groovy.
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: Vulpine

In Vulpine, survival of the fittest is the name of the game, and I'm not exaggerating. Not in the slightest. You either gather resources and gear up to fight for your life, or… well, perish, falling prey to monsters, a deep, dark dungeon, or something else entirely. Ain't easy being an animal in this harsh world, but who knows - it just might be fun?
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: The Mystery Of Woolley Mountain

Woolley Mountain is in trouble. Pointy and clicky trouble, involving a rather evil witch. One so evil, in fact, that it'll take the combined power of five scientists (wait, what?) to thwart her grand scheme. Well, that and a whole lot of chatting up strangers and using items in never-before-seen ways. Because The Mystery Of Woolly Mountain is groovy point 'n click adventuring, ya know?
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: Ace of Space

A human being is flying a biplane in outer space. No really. Yeah okay, so maybe that's only really a thing in Ace of Space, and maybe a trip through a wormhole is part of this story. Maybe. Whatever the case, it's time for this pilot to start killing aliens instead of nazis, continuing the fight for freedom as it were. On an intergalactic scale. Because aliens are evil.
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted (with demo): The Captain

In the 23rd century, mankind has long since expanded its territorial claim into the vast depths of space, and as such, life's pretty darn good for The Captain's protagonist, captain Welmu. Or at least it used to be, until a routine mission goes wrong, poor Welmu suddenly waking up in uncharted territory, far away from home. Oh my. Time to point, click, be the best captain ever, and... find a way back!
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted (with a Lovecraftian twist): Stygian

Drawing heavily upon the works of H.P. Lovecraft, Stygian drops the player right into a world gone mad, promising "a bleak journey from a ruined Arkham to the very depths of the Abyss". Equally intriguing and terrifying, I'd say, and you probably won't live to tell the tale. Don't let that stop you though, for while the world is long gone, you do have reason to continue fighting, to figure out what caused it, why Arkham still stands, and above all else… who the Dismal Man is!
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: Undead Darlings ~no cure for love~

At this point there really is no way to have an apocalypse without zombies. But... what if they were still half human, their hearts beating in the name of justice and all that good stuff? Because that's exactly the case with Undead Darlings, a visual novel / RPG mix which has you playing the part of Reginald P. Happenstahnce on a mission to find a cure. Oh and get this: asskicking will be handled entirely by a crew of half-zombie-half-human girls, rather than the protagonist!
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: Nadia Was Here

The year is 198X and everyone's enjoying the latest 8-bit sensation. Actually that's not quite right, even if the above screenshot says otherwise, Nadia Was Here looking like a genuine blast from the past and all. But looks can be deceiving, and underneath that seemingly tried-and-true nostalgic art style lies something deep, sinister, even... magical? Maybe.
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: Ren Hu: Rebel Yell

Beat 'em ups have been around since the days of 8-bit consoles, meaning Ren Hu: Rebel Yell is hardly part of a fresh and funky genre. That said, it is, according to the developer, quite the tactical experience, set in a post-human world and full of-- wait, did I mention that your most powerful attacks might come from... playing a guitar?
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: Gibbous

Times are troubled in Gibbous. Cults are gathering in the shadows, conveying whispers about the, well, Necronomicon. Yes, that Necronomicon. The one of nasty things. On top of that, the whole world's pretty much gone crazy and… something something Kitteh. Click and pray for the sanity of those involved.
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: Arcadian Atlas

Love is a powerful and at times even wonderful thing. Unfortunately, in Arcadian Atlas, it's also tearing apart an entire kingdom. Well, metaphorically speaking, but it is actually the cause of plenty troubles in this tactical RPG. Oh and in case you're wondering, yes, you're right in the middle of it all, front and center, fighting the good fight… so to speak.
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: Racing Apex

Are you ready to do whatever it takes to become the Racing Apex champion? Because in this race, tuning your car and knowing how to take each corner is only half the battle - the other lies in which items and weapons you use, and when. See what I mean by "whatever it takes"? Exactly, so let's burn some polygons!
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: Kaidan

Ever wondered what it would be like if, instead of simply telling a scary story, you could have your friends actually experience the creaking floor boards, rapidly slamming doors, shattering windows and otherworldly voices? Because that's Kaidan in a nutshell, and I dare say it's looking mighty spiffy!
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: Dark Quest 2

Evil sorcerers are evil, and as such, need to be dealt with. That's pretty much the plot of Dark Quest 2, although honestly, this one's definitely more about the journey than the objective, as its inspiration - Hero Quest - seem to have been put to incredible use. From the isometric viewpoint to the turn-based, dice-controlled gameplay, and of course, that lovely art style… there's no doubt that Brain Seal are fans of the legendary board game.
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