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Macross Meets Wing Commander in Strike Suit Zero, But It Needs Your Help

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Not all Kickstarters are merely ideas. Born Ready Games has already put loads of work into their space combat game, Strike Suit Zero. They just need you to help them afford to actually finish it.

Originally announced over a year ago, Strike Suit Zero promises to bring back the space combat genre while taking inspiration from classics like Wing Commander, X-Wing, Freespace, and Colony Wars. But the Strike Suit you pilot during these large scale space battles is no ordinary ship. Like the Veritech/Variable fighters of Robotech and Macross, you can transform your ship into a humanoid mech allowing you an extra layer of combat and mobility options.

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OCRemix’s Annual Fundraiser Takes the Form of a Final Fantasy VI CD Release

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For almost a decade and a half, OverClocked ReMix has cultivated a community of musicians that have brought an incredible library of video game remixes to the masses. With your help, they can keep doing it for years to come.

It takes money to host the absurd amount of free content the site provides. Normally, an annual fundraiser is held to raise the money required to keep things going. This year, things are a little bit different.

It’s Kickstarter time again! But really, when isn’t it? By pledging your money, you’ll not only keep OverClocked ReMix’s behemoth of a site running, you’ll also fund their new arrange album, Final Fantasy VI: Balance and Ruin.

“But I thought OCRemix albums were free!” you protest. They still are. When the album releases, it will be available for everyone to download for no charge. But by donating, you can get a variety of rewards including an extremely limited physical printing of the album, early access to the first disc of the digital version, and download codes for some of the heavy hitters’ solo albums.

Heading up the project is Andrew “zircon” Aversa (SoulCalibur V) alongside game remixing veteran Mike “McVaffe” Vafeas. They already have an all-star lineup of artists including Danny Baranowsky (Super Meat Boy), Jake “virt” Kaufman (Contra 4), and Jimmy “Big Giant Circles” Hinson (Mass Effect 2) to name a few.

With as much or as little as your willing to pledge, you can help an amazing site keep on living while simultaneously funding studio sessions, professional mastering, and CD printing of what promises to be a pretty incredible arrange album. But if want your very own physical copy of Final Fantasy VI: Balance and Ruin, you better pledge fast. The limited stock is already drying up!

Source: Kickstarter

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Space Quest Memories

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If you haven’t heard, The Two Guys from Andromeda (Mark Crowe and Scott Murphy), the original creators of the Space Quest series of adventure games, are back. They have teamed up for the first time in over twenty years to bring the world a brand-new SpaceVenture. They currently have only three days left on their Kickstarter campaign, so if you haven’t already done so, head over to their Kickstarter page to show your support.

The WingDamage staff are pretty big fans of the Space Quest games, as you might have been able to tell from our two part retrospective podcast from 2009 (Part 1, Part 2). I had the privilege of interviewing Scott and Mark this week for SideQuesting.com (and I had a blast doing it). What I came to realize during the interview is that the guys put so much of themselves into the Space Quest games, a series I spent innumerable hours with in Junior High and High School, that it felt like talking to old friends. It also got me thinking about what I loved about the games as a kid, and why they will always have a special place in this gamer’s heart.

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Gauntlet Legends Inspired ‘Heroes of Forevia’ Needs a Kickstart

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Online multiplayer is great and all, but it can feel too impersonal. Even when playing with close friends, an online game can sometimes feel like two (or more) people having a separate, unrelated experience that happens to be taking place on the same map instead of actually cooperating together.

PopFlame recognizes this problem and aims to fix it. With their game, Heroes of Forevia, their goal is to blur the line between online and local co-op. They want you to feel like your online friends are right there on the couch with you, just like the old days.

But they need your help. In order to get the project off the ground, they need to raise some money. And what better way to do that then with Kickstarter? The team has already invested thousands of their own dollars into purchasing art assets, engine licensing, and other expenses, but they need some help from gamers like you to finish the job.

What exactly is Heroes of Forevia? It’s an action RPG inspired by Gauntlet Legends with a skill-based matchmaking system used for teaming up in the enemy-slaying, puzzle-solving action. Right now, development is happening for Windows and Mac. But if they can get enough funding, they will add support for Linux and iOS/Android tablets.

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Help Double Fine Make an Adventure Game

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UPDATE: The project has already been funded! The good news is, the more money they get, the more of budget they will have for multiple platforms, music, and voice over. So don’t let their “funded” status deter you if you want to help fund an awesome project!

You claim to like adventure games, but are you willing to put your money where your mouth is? Tim Schafer and Double Fine have started a Kickstarter campaign to allow fans a chance to show they are willing to pony up the dough to have a new, original point-and-click style adventure game made.

Not content to take their fans’ money and lock themselves away at their Top Secret San Francisco based headquarters while they crunch away on those video game bits and bytes, they have hired 2 Player Productions to create a documentary about the experience. They’ll be covering the entire process, from start to finish. That way we can see their meteoric rise to the top, or alternatively their crash and burn culminating in a close up on Schafer with a single tear rolling down his cheek.

Either way, they promise it will be quite entertaining. Click past the break for their video intro to the project. Also, go donate. For reals.

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