There are tons of new games looking to gain funding, that the team behind them can polish them up and release them to the public. Many of these games seek funding via Kickstarter — and we’ve picked a handful of current projects which you should check out.
Lord Winklebottom Investigates by Cave Monsters
A game we have previously covered at various expos, Lord Winklebottom Investigates is a 1900’s themed, point and click murder mystery where you play as a giant, talking giraffe wearing human clothing. Your friend, an axolotl, has turned up murdered, and you must figure out exactly what happened. Through solving puzzles, speaking to various characters, and finding clues, you will be able to explore the entire town and figure out what happened to your friend.
Lord Winklebottom Investigates is already quite polished and well made game – and the Kickstarter includes a demo, so you can get a taste of the final product.
Check out the demo and consider backing Lord Winklebottom Investigates!
Investi-Gator and the Case of the Big Crime by Games By Bees
Following on from the previous murder mystery, with a very capable investigator, we have Investi-Gator and the Case of the Big Crime — a silly, slightly strange, murder mystery game where you play an alligator.
This alligator isn’t very good at their job — they miss clues, find objects to be unimportant, and just don’t pay attention to what’s going on around them. To make matters worse, they are forgetful and their brother seems to be at the scene of the crime, not being very helpful.
Investi-Gator and the Case of the Big Crime leans well into the humor side of the genre, which works well with random photorealistic items, a very strange brother, and an investigator who suggests simply cleaning up evidence. The demo for this game is short and not as polished as the previously mentioned detective game, but it’s full of humor and worth giving a shot!
You can check out the demo and consider backing it on it’s Kickstarter page.
Yucatan: Neo-Mexican Racing Adventure by Hairy Heart Games
Moving away from murders and mysteries, Yucatan is a neon car racing adventure game through Mexican-inspired lands!
Based on the legend of the Dwarf of Uxmal, you play a dwarf-king who has been floating throughout space for the last thousand or so years, looking to race around in your neon car. With your giant talking skull narrator, you will be challenged to move fast, drive around corners, avoid bombs, and generally survive to make it through. Yucatan wants you to race against the clock and attempt to master tracks all while collecting new abilities and unlocking various new areas. The driving feels frantic yet fun throughout the game.
You can check out more on the game and consider backing Yucatan on Kickstarter.
Dungeon Defenders: Awakened by Chromatic Games
Dungeon Defenders: Awakened goes back to the route of what made Dungeon Defenders fun.
This cooperative, tower-defense, dungeon RPG that takes you back in time to the previous game. Time travel is afoot — you are able to go back in time to the start of these four hero’s lives, but while there you will face enemies that can alter your past, present, and future.
The original Dungeon Defenders came out 8 years ago, the aim of Dungeon Defenders: Awakened is to upgrade and update the previous game with smoother attacks, better graphics, and a new story with the returning heroes. The world looks lovely, battling seems pretty fun, and there are tons of different enemies to defeat in these castles! Even if you didn’t play the previous Dungeon Defenders, there is a lot to love within this sequel.
See some more information on the game and consider backing Dungeon Defenders: Awakened.
Hop Hop Fox by Stami Studios
This campaign is looking to port a mobile game over the Steam marketplace. Hop Hop Fox is a cute puzzle game that sees you trying to help little bunnies! Avoiding spikes and foxes, you must get your bunnies to their homes to beat each level, by placing arrows that move your train of bunnies in a new direction.
Along with solving the set puzzles within the game, you can also design puzzles, take on other player’s levels, and earn achievements. The PC version of the game is going to be quite different than the mobile version, with larger boards to solve, better quality levels, and no in-app purchases. Hop Hop Fox also offers a bunch of cute enamel pins, if you’re into that!
You can take a look at the mobile version and back the game on Kickstarter.