In case you haven’t heard of it, Sir, You Are Being Hunted has been described by its developer Big Robot as “tweedpunk robo-horror.” I hadn’t heard of that genre until this game came along, but I love it. Apparently, so does the Internet, because the game’s Kickstarter campaign just ended with an impressive £92,551, more than doubling its £40,000 goal. The game is a mix of British science fiction and horror, and uses a procedural world generator that guarantees a unique experience for every player. Basically, you run from robots who are hunting you for sport. Because the campaign reached several of its stretch goals (bonus game features for every funding milestone they reach), it will also come with multiplayer. More on that, as well as an excellent trailer, after the jump.
We’re shining the spotlight on two awesome horror anthology projects on Kickstarter right now. The first is FUBAR: American History Z, the third installment in anthology series that spans the entire American experience from the discovery of the new world to the present day…with zombies. “FUBAR: American History Z” is over 300 pages and contains the work of over 45 writers, artists, and letterers. The second project is Monstrology, which offers 112 pages of monster storytelling from some up and coming names in horror comics. Check out more details below. READ MORE
Director David Fincher and creator of “The Goon”, Eric Powell, have been trying to get this project off the ground for years. Announced just this morning, they are turning to Kickstarter in an effort to help develop the animated adaptation of “The Goon”.
Test footage for the film was released a few months back at Comic Con International, but the film is far from finished according to Fincher and Powell. The story follows a mobster known ast The Goon, who fights off zombies, killer robots, giant fish-men, and all sorts of other mayhem. More below. READ MORE
The team that brought you the original “30 Days of Night” series is back together for a new project from 44FLOOD titled LUST. Following the wild success of 44FLOOD’s first project, “TOME”, the new publisher took to Kickstarter again this morning to help fund their second project. “LUST” is a 48-page comic/art/prose fusion book written by Steve Niles with art on one-half by menton3 and art on the other half by Ben Templesmith.
The team at 44FLOOD has been teasing this project for the past couple of weeks, and the book is said to explore virtues and vices of our world. This is the first time since “30 Days of Night” that Niles and Templesmith are teaming up, and that was almost a decade ago. The backing options for their Kickstarter offer a wide variety of original artwork from both Templesmith and menton3. I have a feeling this will be funded within a few hours. Check out the details after the jump. READ MORE
Vaylr Studios, the company behind Pray For Dark, seems to think so. Here’s the problem. They need their Kickstarter campaign funded or this game may never get finished. With only $2500 funded of the projected $400,000 needed they are quite short of their goal. We’ve been promised redefining games before and all have fallen short. Rule number 1 when making a game is never to announce that it could redefine a genre, or that it’s another games killer. The game does look pretty cool so far, you can check out the trailer past the break. Game facts go! They are also building the game around some of an artist known as Brom‘s art. The dev team considers the game so scary they call it psycho terror. The game follows main character known as “Sewer Man” or “Angel” who is blind but has special goggles that allow him to see. In turn he can slaughter the horrid creatures living in the sewers. More past the break.
Writer Gail Simone and artist Jim Calafiore, the duo responsible for giving us DC’s critically acclaimed “Secret Six”, have turned to crowd-funding site Kickstarter to raise money for their new book Leaving Megalopolis. Simone and Calafiore, join the likes of creators Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith, Dave Sim, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Top Cow, as the latest high profile creators to turn to KickStarter to fund their own creator owned book. READ MORE
Many of you know Amy Reeder as the talented artist who was recently “separated” from “Batwoman”, after a creative difference with writer J.H. Williams III. But, that’s water under the bridge as she moves on to a creator owned project on Kickstarter alongside Brandon Montclare. Halloween Eve is a one-shot 40-page comic about Eve, a young adult who works in a costume shop, filled with clowns, dolls, ghosts, and demons that come to life late one night. The project is already over 100% funded with 18 days to go, and you can snatch yourself a copy for only $10.
America’s favorite pastime is getting a make over. Writer Mark Andrew Smith and artist James Stokoe have teamed up for a kickstarter campaign for an original graphic novel that brings together baseball and horror. The series follows a washed up team of minor leaguers who find themselves in the midst of monster mayhem after being invited to a cursed baseball town. The book promises to be loaded with gore, comedy, blood splatter, and thrills. In what looks to be a cross between The Warriors and The Thing, Sullivan’s Sluggers is already funded at %982 with 11 days to go, so don’t miss your chance to get a copy for as little as $10. It’s often the ridiculous concepts such as this that are the most fun. READ MORE
“Hoax Hunters” scribe Michael Moreci recently ventured into the strange lands of Kickstarter in order to help fund his upcoming project Reincar(Nate). While Kickstarter is home to a bunch of trash and amateurs trying to get some money, it’s also a home to some incredible work from some brilliant comic creators. Fortunately, “Reincar(Nate)” falls in the company of the latter. Moreci and Burns offer a wacky neo-private eye story that follows Nate, who after being shot in the head, gains the ability to see past versions of himself. Issue #1 is a wonderful introduction to a strange and dreamlike sci-fi world that instantly leaves you wanting more. READ MORE
Michael Moreci, writer of the recent Image Comics series “Hoax Hunters”, has team up with artist Keith Burns for a graphic novel project called Reincar(Nate), which they are hoping to fund through Kickstarter. The book will be a full length graphic novel following Nate McCoy, a slightly off-beat hard boiled P.I. who has the power to see and interact with past versions of himself. There are a whole slew of “backing” options ranging from 5 bucks up to 300 bucks, and from the preview pages, any amount seems well worth it. See more details and some preview pics after the break. READ MORE
Harvey Pekar, who was a renowned comic writer, past away a few years ago and recently his wife and a few good friends took it upon themselves to begin a Kickstarter campaign. The goal of the campaign was to get a Pekar memorial created at the Cleveland library, where he spent most of his time. As a little push for people to donate, the mastermind Alan Moore took part in a two-hour web chat. Moore shares his opinions on Before Watchmen, Grant Morrison, and more. Thanks to reddit for bringing this to my attention. It’s well worth the watch.