Last week, the Slender Man inspired indie horror game The Legend was green-lit on Steam. Today, developer Elder Productions has launched a crowd-funding campaign via Indiegogo to get the funds they need to make it the best game ever. I hope they succeed, because the game looks great. More after the break.
A few days ago I wasn’t sure whether DreadOut’s Indiegogo campaign would receive the funding they asked for. With only a couple days left in the campaign, they were still 20% short of their $25k goal. Thankfully, horror fans pulled through and the campaign ended this weekend with a little over $29k. That means two ambitious indie horror games have had successful crowd-funding campaigns in the last week — Among the Sleep’s Kickstarter ended last Friday after receiving nearly $250k.
Earlier this week Among the Sleep successfully passed its funding goal, so this has already been a great week for one indie horror developer. I say we spread the love to another. There are only three days left in DreadOut’s Indiegogo campaign and they’re still short of their $25k goal.
Granted, they’re running a flexible funding campaign, so even if it falls short they’ll get the money they’ve raised so far. It’d still be nice to see two incredible indie horror games get the support they need this week. If you’d like to support the game, you can donate here.
9heads Games recently unveiled their second project, a multiplayer-centric survival horror game that puts you in the shoes (boots, hooves, whatever) of the bad thing that’s killing everyone. Now, before you get all up-in-arms about the multiplayer bit, don’t worry, it actually looks amazing. This is because in Damned, it’s being used in a really unique way. In it, up to five players will have the option of teaming up as a group to better their odds of survival while another player hunts them down. See it in action after the jump.
The open-world survival horror game Darkwood looks amazing, but like so many other indie projects, its developer needs help. Acid Wizard Studio has launched an Indiegogo campaign to get the funding they need to help finish the game, and if enough people contribute there are very cool stretch goals waiting to be unlocked, including an “Epic” difficulty mode, DLC, and even two-player co-op.
For the unfamiliar, Darkwood is a top-down horror game that randomly generates a unique world every time you play. It’s about exploration, and carries many of the traits from the Roguelike genre — permadeath, character perks, and challenging gameplay — as well as weapon crafting and some intensely freaky environments. Head past the break for its quirky campaign video.
The award-winning horror comedy series, “Todd & The Book of Pure Evil”, ran for two awesome seasons and the creators are looking to give the series a proper ending with an animated feature film. The creators are extremely passionate about the project and have been keen on giving fans a conclusion since the series was canceled last year. You can help make to it a reality by heading to the indiegogo page for “Todd & The Book of Pure Evil: The End of The End”. There are some cool “perks” to grab including movie posters, original illustrations, and the opportunity to have your animated likeness brutally killed in the film. READ MORE
Yesterday, progressive metal band Protest The Hero announced that they would not be signing to a new record label and that instead they would be recording and distributing a new album on their own. To do this, the band took to Indiegogo and asked fans to contribute a total of $125,000 (a number that I felt was quite high), which they broke down to explain each cost.
But what happened next is pretty remarkable as the goal of $125,000 was reached in less than 24 hours. The fundraiser still has another 30 days, so who knows how much more money will be raised.
It’s a rather amazing event to witness as this demonstrates how dedicated fans can and will pay for material they want when faced with the distinct and very real possibility of ultimately never getting it. After all, a band can’t record an album if they don’t have the funds.
For more information, you can watch the band’s explanation video below. READ MORE