Kickstarter funds more than just gaming projects. The powerful crowd funding platform can also fund gaming events. This is the case with Gaymer X2, a LGBT friendly gaming convention that got its start last year. Gaymer X2 is the second annual Gaymer convention, and looked for $10,000 in funding to make it a reality. In a few short days, the project managed to raise just about $15,000 of funding, and with 28 days left, the project only stands to better its position.
Kickstarter of the Week
Ever since the Wii Vitality Sensor was revealed so many years ago, people have been talking about horror games that make use of biometric feedback. Now, Erin Reynolds is looking to succeed where Nintendo has failed, by creating Nevermind, a biofeedback Horror Adventure Game.
Remember awesome grid based tactical games like Final Fantasy Tactics? Well they are making a comeback! The past few years have seen huge releases like The Banner Saga and XCOM: Enemy Within make the tactical RPG genre explode. But what about Final Fantasy Tactics, that loved game that tactical RPG fans look back fondly upon? What is its creator, Yasumi Matsuno, doing these days? The answer, is attempting to Kickstart a new tactical RPG project called Unsung Story.
The medieval period was really interesting even without the hocus pocus. That’s what our Kickstarter of the Week, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is trying to show.
No matter how awesome running around a dynamic virtual world is with an Oculus Rift headset on, you are still sitting in front of your computer.
Our Kickstarter of the Week, once again, isn’t a video game. Instead, it’s a new documentary project entitled FGC: Rise of the Fighting Game Community. This project, started by Esteban Martinez of Hold Back to Block, will take an in-depth look at the culture of competitive fighting games. This community, who calls themselves the FGC to purposefully differentiate themselves from e-sports and the rest of the pro gaming community, has its own traditions, social rules in-jokes and more. What looks to outsiders as just a bunch of people slamming buttons on an arcade stick is actually an intricate society based around skill and respect.
Today’s Kickstarter of the Week isn’t a video game at all, but rather a piece of video game history. Read-Only Memory is producing a brand new documentary art book that is looking to be “the ultimate retrospective” on the SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis. The book is officially licenced by Sega itself and is being produced as a celebration of the console’s 50th anniversary.
Let’s talk politics for a while. Very often, media is used to convey the emotions of a tense political situation to people who are detached from it. We have seen war movies, played revolution anthems on the radio, read books and graphic novels detailing life in a militarized state, but rarely have we played video games that deal with such hot seat political issues. Well, former Rockstar Games developer Navid Khonsari is looking to change that with this week’s Kickstarter of the Week, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday.