crowdfunding Indiegogo Kickstarter

Every Monday, We link to the crowdfunding pages of games from Oklahoma developers and other interesting crowdfunding projects from Oklahomans. Music, comics, table-top games and more. If it might be of interest to gamers and game developers we will show them off.

Here is the primary list of crowdfunding campaigns:

All Hands On Deck by Salamander Games. All Hands On Deck is a pirate themed card game for 2-4 players. Players bid to hire a full ship crew before their opponents do. Salamander is seeking $11,500 to fund the game and have already raised $3,673 with 19 days left.

Jonathan Padilla’s Senior Recital. Jonathan is a composer looking to create music for movies, tv and games. As part of this, he is planning his Senior Recital featuring music composed for those mediums. He is currently working on a score for Oklahoma based Cowhouse Games’ Shards of Erem. He is seeking $2,000 and has raised $720 with 52 days left.

That’s it for this week. We hope to see the progress of these and to see more come out.

From Soy Sauce At Touhou ConOver the last month or so, From Soy Sauce has been working on their latest game, and first Unity 3D based game, Touhou Super Smash. We have been watching development of this game closely and so have the hosts of Touhou Con. The work that FSS has put into their game impressed those organizers and FSS was invited as special guests to present TSS and host a mini tournament.

As a special treat for the winner of the tournament, that person gets to pick a character from the Touhou universe to be included as a playable character in Touhou Super Smash.

Based on Favcebook posts, these guys had a blast. Kevin has even posted a collection of photos from their time at the event. There is also a Twitch video of the tournament and a Q&A session with the From Soy Sauce team.

As some of Oklahoma’s most promising developers, it is great to see the positive experiences From Soy Sauce has been having lately. These guys have an incredible knack for creating 3D platformers and TSS shows they are not planning on stopping any time soon.

crowdfunding Indiegogo Kickstarter

Every Monday, We link to the crowdfunding pages of games from Oklahoma developers and other interesting crowdfunding projects from Oklahomans. Music, comics, table-top games and more. If it might be of interest to gamers and game developers we will show them off.

We have new campaigns this week. Some really exciting ones at that.

Here is the primary list of crowdfunding campaigns:

Failed Campaigns:

8-Bit Swordsman by John Bryan. 8-bit Swordsman is a retro Zelda inspired table top game in which 2-4 players compete with one another using attacks and counters inspired by the original NES Zelda game. This campaign only managed to raise $262 of the $5,500 sought.

Overdrive Road Rally by Summit Interactive. Overdrive is a racing game with similar elements to Mario Kart and other racing games. It features a wide array of real life vehicles and off road driving action. This campaign failed to gain any traction and only raised $5 of the $15,000 sought.

New Campaign:

All Hands On Deck by Salamander Games. All Hands On Deck is a pirate themed card game for 2-4 players. Players bid to hire a full ship crew before their opponents do. Salamander is seeking $11,500 to fund the game and have already raised $3,217 with 26 days left.

Jonathan Padilla’s Senior Recital. Jonathan is a composer looking to create music for movies, tv and games. As part of this, he is planning his Senior Recital featuring music composed for those mediums. He is currently working on a score for Oklahoma based Cowhouse Games’ Shards of Erem. He is seeking $2,000 and has raised $335 with 59 days left.

That’s it for this week. We hope to see the progress of these and to see more come out.

Leading up to their Kickstarter for All Hands on Deck, Salamander Games co-founders Josh Fry and Chad Scott spoke with Cecil Robinson about what drives them to make table top games and to share a bit about their upcoming game All Hands on Deck. All Hands on Deck is a pirate themed card game. They will be launching a Kickstarter to fund development and distribution of the game on September 19th. The Kickstarter is now Live. Check it out.

To keep up with news about All Hands on Deck and all other news about Salamander Games, you can follow them on Twitter, on Facebook or just check out their website.

Thanks to Cecil Robinson for the work put into setting up and performing the interview. Additional thanks to Peyton Keith for the great camera and editing work.

crowdfunding Indiegogo Kickstarter

Every Monday, We link to the crowdfunding pages of games from Oklahoma developers and other interesting crowdfunding projects from Oklahomans. Music, comics, table-top games and more. If it might be of interest to gamers and game developers we will show them off.

I haven’t come across any new campaigns recently. If you know of any and have any requests for inclusion, let me know.

Here is the primary list of crowdfunding campaigns:

8-Bit Swordsman by John Bryan. 8-bit Swordsman is a retro Zelda inspired table top game in which 2-4 players compete with one another using attacks and counters inspired by the original NES Zelda game. Bryan is seeking $5,500 and has raised $220 with under 3 days left.

Overdrive Road Rally by Summit Interactive. Overdrive is a racing game with similar elements to Mario Kart and other racing games. It features a wide array of real life vehicles and off road driving action. Summit is seeking $15,000 and has raised $5 with 3 days left.

Unfortunately, these two don’t seem to be moving and will likely not succeed.  That is a shame as both are very nice looking projects and could really use a success.

That’s it for this week. We hope to see the progress of these and to see more come out.

crowdfunding Indiegogo Kickstarter

Every Monday, We link to the crowdfunding pages of games from Oklahoma developers and other interesting crowdfunding projects from Oklahomans. Music, comics, table-top games and more. If it might be of interest to gamers and game developers we will show them off.

Here is the primary list of crowdfunding campaigns:

8-Bit Swordsman by John Bryan. 8-bit Swordsman is a retro Zelda inspired table top game in which 2-4 players compete with one another using attacks and counters inspired by the original NES Zelda game. Bryan is seeking $5,500 and has raised $190 with 9 days left.

Overdrive Road Rally by Summit Interactive. Overdrive is a racing game with similar elements to Mario Kart and other racing games. It features a wide array of real life vehicles and off road driving action. Summit is seeking $15,000 and has raised $5 with 10 days left.

Unfortunately, these two don’t seem to be moving and will likely not succeed.  That is a shame as both are very nice looking projects and could really use a success.

That’s it for this week. We hope to see the progress of these and to see more come out.

From Soy Sauce has been hard at work on their latest game, Touhou Super Smash. This game, if the title is not clear, is a combination of Super Smash Bros. gameplay with the Touhou IP. As part of this development, FSS has begun a regular YouTube devlog of progress on the game. So far they have released 7 updates showing off basic move sets brought from SSB as well as a few original move sets.

Even if you have no clue what Touhou is, and I am still pretty foggy on it, this is still a fascinating inside look at a game’s development from concept to finished product. And if you want to see further into their development process, FSS has also been posting two other video series, one about Unity tips and another about using Maya.

crowdfunding Indiegogo Kickstarter

Every Monday, We link to the crowdfunding pages of games from Oklahoma developers and other interesting crowdfunding projects from Oklahomans. Music, comics, table-top games and more. If it might be of interest to gamers and game developers we will show them off.

After two weeks off with no campaigns, we are back with two new campaigns.

Here is the primary list of crowdfunding campaigns:

8-Bit Swordsman by John Bryan. 8-bit Swordsman is a retro Zelda inspired table top game in which 2-4 players compete with one another using attacks and counters inspired by the original NES Zelda game. Bryan is seeking $5,500 and has raised $130 with 23 days left.

Overdrive Road Rally by Summit Interactive. Overdrive is a racing game with similar elements to Mario Kart and other racing games. It features a wide array of real life vehicles and off road driving action. Summit is seeking $15,000 and has raised $5 with 24 days left.

That’s it for this week. We hope to see the progress of these and to see more come out.

Now You See Me is the latest game from Oklahoma based game designer Josh Maggard. With the help of Dan Konves, Josh made a great little magician game for the Game Boy Jam 3.

The game features a magician with a magic hat that allows him to teleport from place to place. Think Portal for how it functions. The Magician then uses that hat to rob people of their money while they are away.

Josh and his team were only able to complete two levels of the game during the jam, but are already working on more levels and some improvements to the core gameplay.

You can play Now You See Me on Game Jolt.

XPO Video Gaming Convention October 2015Oklahoma has a number of conventions throughout the year, comics, technology, anime, and even some gaming. Now we have a new contender in the gaming convention sector, XPO. XPO held a press event today to announce the first ever XPO Video Gaming Convention happening in October of 2015. XPO plans to be a massive regional gaming convention that will attract the attention of local indie developers as well as multinational console and game development companies.

From small independents to global publishing brands, XPO will showcase and celebrate the gaming industry and the players who love it. Everyone will have the opportunity to network, present their latest achievements and maybe discover the next big independent developer, Streaming personality or biggest fan! Come and enjoy a few days and remember why you love this industry.

Partnering with XPO for the announcement, Tulsa based Bonozo Apps president Matt Harmon expressed his support for XPO and his hope that it will be a major draw for game developers. Matt was also kind enough to record and upload the press event for all of us.

This is an exciting prospect for Oklahoma. While the state will continue to host the Oklahoma Video Game Exhibition and the Retro Gamer hosted Super! Bitcon, this will be the first Oklahoma hosted event that will rival events like PAX.

We certainly look forward to learning more about XPO and who they can attract as vendors and panelists for the event next year.