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Yesterday, Divine Knight Gaming launched the Kickstarter campaign for their long awaited game, Demon’s Hex. According to the Kickstarter, the game will be a cross platform online collectible token game with asynchronous multiplayer. Demon’s Hex will be releasing on the Web, mobile devices and the Ouya console.
Divine Knight is looking to raise $10,000 to further fund the development of the game, providing music and server costs. This will also qualify them for the Ouya matching fund through the Free the Games Fund that Ouya has set up.
While the game has a ways to go to be fully playable, they have released a playable prototype of the Demon’s Hex which can be played on their website.
Among the features that have yet to be added, is a single player RPG story mode. According to Divine Knight, the story mode will resemble in many respects their recent One Game a Month game, Alex’s Meadow RPG.
We will be watching the Kickstarter closely and keeping you updated as new developments arise. We will also begin a new program in which we will feature the Kickstarter and/or IndieGogo status boxes in our side bar to help further expose games that we find.
Full Disclosure: I am the Lead Developer of Divine Knight Gaming.
On this week’s show hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight discuss the latest GamePolitics Poll results (should Kickstarter adopt an equity-based investment model?), the webhosting service that dared to throttle the FCC, the national Reason-Rupe poll about gaming, and the Tomodachi Life controversy. Download Episode 98 now: SuperPAC Episode 98 (1 hour, 8 minutes) 78 MB.
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Just yesterday, the other controversial Ouya Kickstarter, Gridiron Thunder, reached, exceeded, and successfully finished its funding. This campaign, while controversial in nature, was a far different controversy than the one for Elementary, My Dear Holmes. Where Elementary was controversial for the seemingly high number of fake accounts backing it, Gridiron was controversial for the low number of backers and the vast amount of funds raised by them.
Closing out with only 183 backers, Gridiron raised $171,009 in thirty days. That is about $934 raised per backer. This seems to be because the vast majority of the funds raised were done via $10,000 pledges. While there are no rules against pledging high amounts, neither by Kickstarter nor Ouya, it has called into question just who actually wants to see this game made. Read the rest of this entry »
The campaign for the controversial Ouya exclusive game Elementary, My Dear Holmes has been suspended as of Friday, September 6. This game, had it not been suspended, would have qualified for Ouya matching funds for the Free The Games program. However, Elementary had been plagued with controversy since shortly after starting due to numerous seemingly fake accounts backing it and pushing it to full funding within a few days of launching.
Kickstarter has given no word to any backers nor to the project’s creator on why it has been suspended. We asked Sam Chandola what he knew about the suspension and he was not sure as Kickstarter doesn’t provide that information. In a message sent to backers, Sam reaffirms that he had been trying to verify the authenticity of the alleged fake accounts. Read the rest of this entry »