Last week, Oklahoma saw its first successful video game Kickstarter campaign of 2016. Bonozo Apps launched a Kickstarter campaign for Top Caster Emote Wars (also known as Top Caster Emoji Wars) and it successfully raised $3,135 exceeding its goal of $2,500. This is the first ever crowdfunding campaign launched by Bonozo Apps and it is great to see that they were able to successfully fund the game. Continue reading
Are you looking for a fun new way to shoot the breeze with your friends? Something that doesn’t take too much of your time or require long boring tutorials while still retaining all the fun possible? Then you should give BitBout by Okay Benji a try.
BitBout was made during itch.io’s 64×64 Jam. That means, the games had to be playable with only a viewing area of 64×64 pixels. BitBout is based on a prototype developed by Benji Kay and expanded on with the help of artist Adam Bing. Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago, a few local developers took part in the itch.io VR jam. The goal of the jam was to make something for a VR headset that fit the theme of “shapeshift”. To compete, Brady Wright of Tekton Games teamed up with Mack Savala of Critical Code and Jordan Newman to make Cosmic Wandering.
The game has a simple premise. “Wander on a cosmic journey through a psychedelic environment where you must solve puzzles which cause the world around you to change shape.” You can see a video of the game in action below. Continue reading
Gnomes vs Fairies by Dano Kablamo will be officially launching on Friday April 22, 2016. The game went into Steam Early Access in October of last year and since then, Dano has made significant progress in developing the final release of the game. Creator Dano had this to say about the announcement:
THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Gnomes vs. Fairies is going to be released This Friday the 22nd! Be there or be square! You can get it now if you want, but be aware, the final game is vastly superior to the trailer I have on Steam right now.
We look forward to seeing the final release. You can order Gnomes Vs Fairies via Steam Early Access right now or you can use the same link to buy it on Friday.
Yesterday, the Kickstarter campaign for Wilde Life Volume One closed successfully, having raised $87,517 with a goal of $20,000. This successful campaign has come with a number of interesting things to take away.
First, with over $87k raised, Wilde Life is the 4th most successful campaign coming out of Oklahoma in Kickstarter history. Wilde Life also brought in 2,297 backers, which puts it as 3rd in Oklahoma for total number of backers. This is quite impressive. Its most popular tier was $25 for the physical copy of the book. Continue reading
From Soy Sauce has been an avid user of YouTube to promote their games for years. The past two years have seen them use it as a way to communicate with fans and give us a glimpse at the development process. Lately, they have been releasing videos showing off 3D platforming mechanics they are developing in Unity as they prepare for NS Doujin Spirit and future games. However, it is their latest video that is of real interest to us today. Continue reading
If you haven’t been reading Wilde Life by Pascalle Lepas, a comic about a normal guy renting a haunted house off Craigslist, you are really missing out. In this comic, Oscar, a normal man from Chicago, leaves home and moves into a house in rural Oklahoma. He quickly makes friends with the ghost haunting the house, Sylvia, and a neighborhood teen werewolf with red fur who happens to be named Clifford. The comic follows Oscar’s many misadventures dealing with crazy supernatural entities which occupy the countryside.
I feel that I am seriously undercutting just how much fun this comic is. The humor and action of the comic is well written and illustrated and each character has a distinctive and interesting personality. Pascalle has been writing and publishing Wilde Life for a year and a half and has completed three chapters of the story and is currently publishing the fourth online. Continue reading
Back in November, the table top game Rivals: Masters of the Deep met and exceeded its funding goal of $40,000, having raised $53,157. The game is now deep into the development stage. In their latest project update, they show off some great concept artwork for the game as well as providing some exciting announcements. Continue reading
Friday brought Bow Tie Games’ Kickstarter campaign for Barn Raiser to a successful close. They originally set their goal to $1,000 and ended up raising a total of $1,697. Based on their projections in an earlier statement, this means that the barn they are funding will receive about $1,525.
They also had a fun story about some tickets they won to a Selena Gomez concert that will be used to help fund the cost of printing to bring the total going to the barn up even more.
So congrats to Bow Tie Games. This is a well deserved win for them.