Now if this is not the point of KickStarter then I don’t know what is. TinkerHouse Games is in need of a few good gamers to help them fund their unique creative venture. Dwarven Delve is an action-play, dungeon crawl, and rotating puzzle game RPG all rolled into one that they have claimed to be Diablo meets Pipe Mania. A heavy comparison considering Diablo’s successful game history and the fact that I think they may have a slightly unhealthy cult following.
Anyway, the name basically explains it all. In this genre crossover you’re navigating a party of six dwarves and you are literally delving into an underground cavern of tunnels (see what I mean). Throughout the levels you are battling goblin looking creatures, collecting resources, ancestral relics, and changing the very structure of the cavern itself, all for the purpose of learning about your past and attempting to break a curse that has been cast over your fading race. Each level is filled with tunnels within rotating hexagon shaped pieces that you have to connect in order to get safely through to the exit. Sound simple enough?
After playing the demo, I do have to say that I am rather impressed with what they’ve done so far. The graphics are well done and shows that they took their time with detail, which I enjoy. The sound is clear, game play fully functional, and it ran well over my browser with no lagging that I could notice. Then, as if anticipating their success in this game’s completion, there is also a vote on Steam Greenlight to get it on Steam. Please do keep in mind (because so many do not), that this is an alpha demo and not all features that will be in the game are available for the test play. So, if you do like the game after playing the demo and want to help along the gaming development process, then head over to KickStarter and help these developers with a $10 donation.
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How many NES games can you name off the top of your head right now? Ten, maybe 15? I’m guessing the popular ones like the Mario games, Zelda, Ninja Gaiden I and II, maybe Final Fantasy? There were around 799 games released for the NES (if you include both licensed and unlicensed). Let me repeat that if you didn’t catch how many that actually is, that’s 799. Now getting to the actual point of this post, two years ago Australian artist Campbell Whyte took on the equally if not larger artistic quest of making an 8 bit illustration for every game that was released. This unbelievable and a bit geeky personal side project is titled “8 Bit Dreams” and it is pretty incredible.
The drawings are also very well done as well (not saying he can’t draw), but they look like cool cartoon characters rather than the pixelated ones floating around Google images. Posted above is a video preview of the first 375. I have to be honest that even though I’m a pretty big video game junkie (new, old, and the classics), even I had trouble trying to figure out what illustration was for which game. The entire finished project was revealed in September at a group exhibition titled Nights and Weekends at the Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis. On September 22nd, after the exhibition ended, the originals became available for purchase, and of course he takes commissions as well.
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