By Tim Youngblood
August had some interesting Kickstarter campaigns that have a few weeks left to meet their funding goals. Let’s check out some games!
Titan Arena: A Virtual Reality Shooter
Titan Arena is a VR battle arena where players have to jump and fly around using futuristic weapons to fight giant robots. The game was developed by Lightbound Studios, whose members have worked on AAA series like God of War, Medal of Honor, and Lord of the Rings: Conquest.
Titan Arena is set to release in late 2019 for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality if it can get funding. This game stood out to me because the gameplay looked more fast-paced than most VR games being developed currently. In future updates, this is a game I would love to see with some kind of multiplayer or high score ladder system. I think this would be an awesome game to see at an arcade.
Learn More About Titan Arena
- Titan Arena Kickstarter
- Titan Arena on Steam (Beta available April 2019)
- Titan Arena on Twitter
- Lightbound Studios Website
- Titan Arena Discord Group
Squarewave Maker: A Rhythm Game With a Sandbox Level Creation System
Rhythm games aren’t everyone’s cup of tea but Squarewave Maker might change some minds about the genre. Besides having pretty graphics and smooth gameplay, it has a sandbox style level creation system that allows players to make their own levels and share them with others.
Squarewave Maker was developed by Moshing Cat Studio with a goal of releasing on Steam in October 2019. Moshing Cat Studio had to make their own game engine in order to create their sandbox system, which they say was “inspired by Mario Maker and Ableton Live.” The editor looks actually does look a lot like Ableton and I’m especially interested to see if Squarewave Maker can help people learn about audio production.
Learn More About Squarewave Maker
- Squarewave Maker Kickstarter Campaign
- Squarewave Maker Website
- Squarewave Maker on Twitter
- Squarewave Maker on Facebook
Meeple Station: A Cooperative Space Station Simulator
In Meeple Station, players (up to 12 of them!) build and maintain a space station for their meeple, which are little cartoony people. While the game features some low pixel count retro graphics, the game itself is quite complex. Players have to mine resources in space, trade with other stations, manage crew morale and much more!
Meeple Station was developed by Vox Games, who also developed Regions of Ruin. Meeple Station is set to release in December 2018 on Steam if it can get funding! Also, Meeple Station has a demo!
Learn More About Meeple Station
- Meeple Station Kickstarter
- Meeple Station on Twitter
- Meeple Station on Facebook
- Vox Games Website
- Meeple Station Demo!
What Were Your Favorite Kickstarter Campaigns This Summer?
There were a lot of awesome-looking campaigns this summer that I didn’t get to write about so I tried to focus on games that could use some help to meet their funding goals. Were there any Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaigns that caught your eye? Please share them in the comments!