Kickstarter Tuesday: Mutant Football League, Taxi Journey & Underwater Metropolis
Welcome to Kickstarter Tuesday, where we highlight the Kickstarter campaigns, mainly those related to indie video games, that you probably should contribute some moolah on. This week, we would like to call you attention to three games, the first being a remake of a hit Sega Genesis title, the second being somewhat of an arthouse inspired title, and last but not least, a sim-game that takes place underwater.
Mutant Football League
Michael Mendheim, the original creator and lead designer of Mutant League, along with an all-star team of talent which includes Simon Bisley (Eisner Award winning artist), Dave Devries (creator of The Monster Engine), Dave Elliot (Comic book writing legend), Jay Lender (writer/director for SpongeBob Squarepants), andMicah Wright (writer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Zombies), have set about a Kickstarter Campaign to breathe new life into one of the video game industry’s most beloved, and downright brutal, sports-hybrid genres.
The original Mutant League video game was released in 1993 for the Sega Genesis. The combination of monsters, mayhem, and good ol’ American team sports turned the game into a cult classic. The new remake is titled Mutant Football League and promises to be a great-playing action football game with deep strategy, bone-crunching hits, over-the-top gore, a graveyard full of tongue-through-cheek humor, and a mind-blowing roster of original customizable characters, environments, and gameplay features and options. Check out the campaign over here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mendheim/mutant-football-league
Taxi Journey is an original puzzle/adventure game in a universe that combines charm, humor and mystery. It takes inspiration from games such as Limbo or Machinarium but comes up with a very unique universe and original gameplay features. The art work featured in this side-scroller is inspired by the works of Tim Burton and Hayao Miyazaki and it looks really exquisite; I can’t wait to see all of that in-game.
The game is being developed by the folks from Lexis Numérique, one of Europe’s leading independent video game studios. They are seeking funding amounting to USD 130,000, which will cover the development of the game from smartphone to tablets, right up to XBLA and PSN. Check out the campaign over here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lexisgames/taxi-journey-an-epic-odyssey
Now, this upcoming title from Eleventh Level Interactive aims to be an underwater city builder with players building up their underwater metropolises filled with deep sea creatures from the bottom of the ocean. That’s a pretty refreshing change of pace when it comes to sim-games. Players can completely customize their cities including the layout of streets and buildings, influence politics and lifestyles of their Metropolites, prepare and lead the defense of their cities against undersea disasters.
Underwater Metropolis is slated for an April 2014 launch. Eleventh Level is planning to use the first USD 20,000 in funding to simultaneously launch the game on both iOS and Android smartphones. The stretch goals include releasing a tablet version of the game, and releasing the game to Mac, PC and Ouya. Check out the campaign over here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2082946208/under-the-sea-the-underwater-metropolis-kickstartePowered by Sidelines
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