Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Kickstarter

Nordic Games to help expand Battle Chasers: Nightwar

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Airship Syndicate’s Kickstarter-funded role-playing game Battle Chasers: Nightwar is being given a boost from Nordic Games. Based after the comic series Battle Chasers, the game adaptation ended its successful crowdfunding campaign last December. Since then, Airship has been working on the title using the raised funds, but today, they have announced they they are teaming up with Nordic to expand the game’s budget and feature set. Nordic’s assistance will see all stretch goals being reached, which will add more cut scenes, animation, and quests as well as voice acting.

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Torment: Tides of Numenera enters Steam Early Access

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inXile’s crowdfunded role-playing game Torment: Tides of Numenera, the spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment, is now available on Steam Early Access. Designed in the style of the Infinity Engine games of old, using an isometric view and a similar interface, the game will feature a combination of 2D and 3D graphics and an emphasis on narrative. The setting is based on Monte Cook’s Ninth World from the Numenera pen-and-paper game.

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b2g Studio launches Kickstarter for Unlight Lost Plot visual novel

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b2g Studio has launched a KickStarter campaign to release a new visual novel for Android and iOS, Unlight Lost Plot. b2g will be working with Unlight’s developer Techway to enlist the current fan base of the Facebook card-battle game to create a novel based on some of the characters. The current goal is $20,000, with rewards including a download of the game, dog tags, and a soundtrack CD. Additional characters will be added if stretch goals are reached.

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Screenshots, trailer released from Underworld Ascendant prototype

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Following last spring’s successful Kickstarter campaign, OtherSide Entertainment has released the first look at their sequel to Ultima Underworld, Underworld Ascendant. The studio, founded by Looking Glass co-founder Paul Neurath, has released screenshots and a trailer from the prototype. The footage follows an unarmed rogue facing off against a Shadow Beast guardian after stealing an artifact. The final version is planned to include three factions (Dark Elves, Dwarves, and “mushroom people”), the Improvisation Engine for greater freedom in solving puzzles, three intertwining classes (fighter, mage, and thief), and extended lore penned by Tracy Hickman.

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Divinity: Original Sin II team to get assistance from Chris Avellone

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Chris Avellone has joined Divinity: Original Sin II’s development team. Avellone, fresh off the crowdsource-backed hit Pillars of Eternity, has joined as a contributor. Specifically, he has been brought on to “develop and write at least one of the playable origin stories.” And in more Divinity news, TwitchCon attendees can get some hands-on time with the latest built at Larian’s booth, #7, located in the IndieZone.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 unlocks new stretch goal, more added

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 has unlocked a new goal after passing $1.5 million in funding. The game will now be released with a new playable area, the Hall of Echoes. The hall is located in a space between reality and the void. Along with the announcement was news of additional stretch goals, including dedicated mod support, a more involved dynamic relationship system that allows for romance, and a Game Master Mode that includes an in-game editor. A new video was released to detail the new unlocks. If you have any lingering questions, give Larian a shout at the upcoming reddit AMA on Tuesday at 3 p.m. (CST).

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter passes $1.2 million, Undead added

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Larian has announced that the Undead have been added as the fifth playable race in Divinity: Original Sin 2. They are being added as a fulfillment of a stretch goal for the game’s ongoing Kickstarter campaigned for having surpassed $1,200,000 in funding. The studio released a video, below, detailing the latest addition. Also, for those wanting to see the game in action, a livestream event has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 9, at 2 p.m. (CST) on their Twitch channel.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter campaign gets new goals, rewards

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Larian has rolled out new stretch goals and bonus rewards for Divinity: Original Sin 2’s Kickstarter campaign. The goals are for the Strategist Mode, additional backer-chosen Skill Trees, unique Racial Trees, an Undead Origin option, and a new location, Hall of Echoes. But wait! Strategist Mode has already been unlocked. Two new rewards are also on offer, with backers who pledge at least $125 receiving the Digital Developer’s Diary and everyone who pledges over $200 receiving a signed piece of concept art.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter campaign now live, new screens up

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Larian’s Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter campaign went live earlier today, and has already accumulated hundreds of thousands towards their goal of $500,000. The sequel will once again feature turn-based combat, multiplayer, and a classless progression system. Up to four players will be able to play through the campaign together, and be capable of switching between co-op and competitive play throughout the story by putting the party or their own goals first. Character origins, actions, birthplace, and reputation will also alter how non-playable characters react to their presence. Campaign backers will be able to select from several Kickstarter-only rewards, including custom art, multiplayer packs, a special collector’s edition, and other extras. All backers can give feedback to Larian, and everyone who puts down $25 or higher will receive alpha and beta access.

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Gryphon Knight Epic takes to the skies, out now for PC

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Cyber Rhino Studios has released their 2D shooter Gryphon Knight Epic. As Sir Oliver, players take to their mighty gryphon, Aquila, to battle through eight levels and duel against former friends who are now enemies of the land.

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