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#1 DekkoCards



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 07:56 AM

While replying to my other thread, Darkest Dungeon, it got me thinking and then wondering about the taste and choices others in our community make when it comes to purchasing or backing games ahead of their release dates. While I could go on about "Early Access" when it comes to games on Steam, this thread is simply dedicated to Kickstarter games alone. In this thread I'm asking that people list the games they backed on Kickstarter.
I'll start off the thread with the games I've backed...
Double Fine Adventure [Renamed Broken Age during development]: An Adventure Game from Tim Schafer, Double Fine, and You!

  • This was the first game I backed on Kickstarter. The project was fully funded on March 13th, 2012. The game itself took almost two years to finish, finally releasing on January 28th, 2014.
  • Thoughts: The final product so far was definitely worth the price I backed it for, which was $15. The things that I would say I'm disappointed about is the development time was a bit longer than I expected initially. I also was bummed when I heard that the game would be released in two parts, with the second half not coming out until sometime in the spring.

Mighty No. 9: Classic Japanese side-scrolling action, evolved and transformed by Keiji Inafune, an all-star team of veteran Mega Man devs...and YOU!

  • The second game I've backed on Kickstarter was more based on nostalgia then quality. I'm a big fan of the Mega Man franchise and have been wanting another game for years. Unfortunately Capcom has pretty much let the franchise collect dust on a shelf somewhere, deeming it not profitable enough to warrant another sequel. Mighty No. 9 was fully funded on October 1st, 2013, exceeding it's $900,000 goal and receiving $3,845,170 in pledges.
  • Thoughts: While my pledge had a lot to do with nostalgia, I do feel that the team behind it can bring us a quality game and possibly create a brand new franchise for the obvious audience out there looking to play this type of game and setting. They've definitely allowed the backers to play a huge role in the development of the game, allowing us to submit and vote on the designs, looks, and outfits of the characters that will be included in the game. The release date is still some way off, but I have no regrets backing this project, even if somehow, someway, the game ends up being completely horrible.

The RepopulationA Sci-Fi based MMORPG which provides many of the same sandbox oriented features seen in Star Wars Galaxies and Ultima Online.

Darkest Dungeon: A challenging gothic roguelike RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring. Descend at your peril!

Timespinner: A beautifully pixelated 2D Metroidvania about a young woman who travels through time to destroy an empire.

  • I kickstarted this a few months ago, but never added it to the thread. Similar to my decision to back Mighty No. 9, this one caught my eye with it's soundtrack, graphics and gameplay. I'd actually say this game looks to play more like Mega Man then Mighty No. 9 does.
  • Thoughts: I pledged $25 for the game. This gives me Early Access through Steam and an ingame- weapon called "Umbra Orb". The gameplay presented with the Kickstarter was solid and sold me on the concept of the game. The fact it was a very well done kickstarter campaign helped with my decision to back it.

The Flame in the Flood: A rogue-lite river journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America. Forage, craft, evade predators.

  • I kickstarted this the other day for $15 (I managed to snag the Early Bird Digital Copy Tier). The art design in the game is unique and the music in their kickstarter launch trailer was catchy. If the soundtrack for the game is as good as that, It'd be worth the purchase alone in my opinion.
  • Thoughts: I've always been a fan of the survival/horror genre. In more recent years Triple A titles have given us little to be excited about in my opinion. It's these more niche indie developers bringing fans what they want and expect from the genre. It also gives you a dog companion, so sold! Haha

So, what games have others backed? List the game and a link to the Kickstarter so others can check it out.  wesFist

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#2 belannaer


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 11:11 AM

Personally I've only backed two games. Wayward Terran Frontier, which didn't succeed to get the money and Rimworld, which did. I don't have much money to throw around so I really need to pick and choose what to support. It's usually choice of "do I get to play this game in 2016 or buy a game to play now". The reason why I supported those games were that I liked both of them but the main reason was that both offered immediate access to a demo to try out. Too many of these kickstarters don't have anything to show except grand ideas and concept art. When you have already working thing to show to people it increases at least my willingness to throw money at you a lot.


Darkest Dungeon seems really interesting.

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#3 DekkoCards



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 11:21 AM

The reason why I supported those games were that I liked both of them but the main reason was that both offered immediate access to a demo to try out. Too many of these kickstarters don't have anything to show except grand ideas and concept art. When you have already working thing to show to people it increases at least my willingness to throw money at you a lot.


I'm definitely with you on that. Out of the four games I've backed, two of them showed a decent amount of in-game footage and gameplay (The Repopulation and Darkest Dungeon). Mighty No. 9 had a small Alpha test footage go up before the end of their kickstarter as well. The only game I backed without any ingame footage was Broken Age, and that was only because I had faith in Double Fine to create a quality game having enjoyed pretty much every game they've developed (Psychonauts, Brutal Legend, Costume Quest, The Cave). My decision was also swayed with Tim Schafer being on board, who co-wrote and produced games like Grim Fandango, Maniac Mansion and the Monkey Island series.


At the same time, I try not to back games simply because of names behind it. There have been a lot of games released over the years, even outside Kickstarter, that tried to sell themselves based around names. Hellgate London and Mythos are probably the two biggest to date that I can think of that I was interested in. Both games had members from the original Blizzard North team that developered Diablo II on them. It was usually only one or two names and they tried to sell the games on that alone. Hellgate failed upon release and Mythos never made it release (The original version).

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#4 Kaldo


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 03:03 PM

Starbound, Gnomoria, Project Zomboid. Star Citizen, of course. 


So far none of them really came through (Gnomoria is actually looking like the most polished game at the moment). Project Zomboid has very very slow development, haven't played it in months actually (due to bad performance/fps problems but also lack of content). Starbound isn't even half finished, most of the content are placeholders. Star Citizen is a big project so I don't expect it to be finished soon but still, worth the mention.


I'm not sure if FTL was on kickstarter or if I bought it on their official site (or maybe even Steam) but in any case, I got it early and I loved it. There is even a free update coming this year so I think it was money well spent.

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#5 Grey_dybbuk


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 03:39 PM

I have backed quite a few things in the past, including a number of games. Let me see...

Here are the games, including one pnp rpg book:

The Banner Saga
Wasteland 2
Shadowrun Returns
Grim Dawn
Deadlands Noir (pnp)
Shadowrun Online
Hero U: Rogue to Redemption
Torment: Tides of Numenera
Divinity: Original Sin (kinda regretting this one for personal reasons, but oh well)

I'm slowing down currently on crowdsourcing, at least until my chosen career becomes more profit than expense, and until the industry's bandwagoning of the approach settles down a bit. Everyone wants my support, across multiple industries, and I need to make sure I am supported myself before I continue to help make everyone else's dreams a reality. Sounds selfish, but I have given to a lot of causes in my day, and have paid my dues and then some.
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#6 Vincent



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 11:22 AM

If ya'll haven't heard, kickstarter got hacked a couple days ago and a ton of info got stolen so y'all might wanna change your passwords n' stuff. 

Haven't backed too many things because I'm a poor college kid BUT

-Dwarven Forge

-Kung Fury

-Star Citizen

-a friend had an indie film on there but it didn't get funded so I guess that doesn't count?

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#7 machete mike

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 03:02 PM

Cradle - https://www.kickstar...24765189/cradle (Doesn't look like it's going to make it)
Kingdom Come: Deliverance - https://www.kickstar...ome-deliverance
Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues - https://www.kickstar...saken-virtues-0
And a whole lot more as I notice them, I'm sure :D imterriblewithmoney

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#8 RomanticsWes


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:50 PM

Off the top of my head:

  • The Repopulation
  • Star Citizen (over $5000 so far.. W. T. F.)
  • Darkest Dungeon
  • T.U.G.
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Star Command (what a flop)
  • The Mandate
  • Wasteland  2

There's more but I can't think of them right now :D

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#9 Aritani


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:04 AM

For me not too many:

  • 7 Days to Die
  • Project Zomboid
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Zombicide Season 1

3 i have alpha's/copies of Kingdom Come is only recently funded but looks very cool. 


Happy with all the ones i have received, Porject Zomboid just got a multiplayer update which has added to the enjoyment of it heaps, 7 days to die was fun at first but got kind of boring because of the easiness of it, from the updates that have happened which are quite regularly it looks a lot more involved now so i should crack it out again at some point. And zombicide is a pretty awesome board games for a couple mates to play. Coop zombie survival that gets harder as the game goes along.


So pretty happy with the kickstarting i have done so far. 

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#10 Nahku


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 12:16 PM

Kingdom Come: Deliverance
The Repopulation: A Sandbox MMORPG
Some Penny Arcade stuff

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#11 okiraan



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:48 PM

I've backed way too much.  But here's my list anyway (all are video games unless noted):


Dicecards: The World's Geekiest Dice Bag in a Deck of Cards (playing cards with a bunch of dice and other randomizers on them)

Bob Mould: The Walt Disney Concert Hall Film--DVD (featuring Dave Grohl on seven songs--guitar and drums!)

Durance (pdf of PnP rpg)

Dungeon World: A Game with Modern Rules & Old-School Style (soft cover PnP rpg--currently running a game w/ awesome players on Google Hangouts)

Shadowrun Returns (now that I can save any time, I can play the game again)

In production:


Organic Panic (to show support I pledged 5 hrs. before it endied when it was only 50% funded--I didn't think it would hit it's goal)

Welcome to Boon Hill

Torment: Tides of Numenera

Project Eternity

GaymerX (gaymer con--I'm not gay, but I pledged one dollar to show support)

Defense Grid 2 (I've played the crap out of Defense Grid 1 on both 360 and PC)


Make LA Game Space possibleā€”Best Game Bundle (a space to make games in Los Angeles--I pledged for the game bundle, which I've yet to play!)

Shadowrun Returns (now that I can save anywhere, I can play the game again)

Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake

Creature & Encounter RPG Card Decks--(most of these have gone out to backers--I'm still waiting for the Dungeon World version)
Failed to fund: Raindrop, DREADLINE
Plus one I don't care to admit to.  No, not porn or the Veronica Mars film!

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#12 PCX64


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Posted 14 March 2014 - 04:10 PM

I don't use Kickstarter. I prefer backing a game directly through paypal.

That's what I do when I back something, so if they don't have that option, no backing will be done.

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#13 Kremmel



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 03:50 PM

Hex: Shards of Fate                     https://www.kickstar...ading-card-game

Divinity: Original Sin                     https://www.kickstar...ty-original-sin

Torment: Tides of Numenera       https://www.kickstar...des-of-numenera

Star Citizen                                   https://www.kickstar...ig/star-citizen

Starlight Inception                         https://www.kickstar...ght-inceptiontm

Shadowrun Returns                      https://www.kickstar...adowrun-returns

Wasteland 2                                  https://www.kickstar...ile/wasteland-2

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#14 Erivel


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 03:38 PM

King's Assembly: https://www.kickstar...full-of-awesome

Because hardware is awesome.

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#15 Coastal



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Posted 10 May 2014 - 02:57 AM

Haven't backed much lately due to fiscal constraints, however I have a small list from when I had a bit more free-play with my balances.

I tend to pledge and forget, then get a nice surprise in a few months/years/decades when they get released/crash.


Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Warmachine: Tactics

Torment: Tides of Numenera

Planet Explorers

War for the Overworld

Project Eternity

Chivarly: Medieval Warfare

Planetary Annihliation

Wasteland 2

Other; (Direct Backing)

Heavy Gear: Assault

Star Citizen

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Star Citizen looks beautiful and so does this community  :D


#16 ecator


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 04:28 PM

I just backed TECHNOLUST: True Cyberpunk just today. The world and style of TECHNOLUST are inspired by 1980's and 90's Cyberpunk fiction like Blade Runner, Neuromancer and Robocop. Looks like a game being designed for Occulus Rift. It looks pretty cool.

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#17 AkaiMahoMiru


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:00 PM

On my income, just Star Citizen and haven't regretted it once!

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#18 Aritani


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Posted 27 July 2014 - 05:17 AM

Just backed Survive the Nights: https://www.kickstar...vive-the-nights


Another zombie survival game, big emphasis on crafting, looked pretty cool.

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#19 Sargoreth



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 09:14 AM

Not too many, I tend to back things that have an appealing art style to my eye. Star Citizen is not on this list because I backed on the site directly to get them more of de moolah.

Midora It brought a lot of happy nostalgic thoughts to me


Catlateral Damage OK i admit, totally a casual gamer. This was so much fun tho, and I got in pretty low. My son got a real kick out of the game too.


The Repopulation I was looking around for a good sandbox game and this caught my eye. I have high hopes for it, and even applied to do mission writing, but couldn't make any of my ideas work.


Chasm This game looked so awesome. They had a playable demo too, so it was a good enticement for one of my first backings.


Stonehearth I think this was the first game I backed. The visual style was very appealing, and I had tried Dwarf Fortress before but couldn't get into it. Tried Gnomoria, but didn't care for the art, so this looked very interesting.


None of the games have been delivered yet, so I am still holding out hope that all will, especially SC.


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#20 DekkoCards



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Posted 27 September 2014 - 05:47 PM

Updated my original post with my most recent Kickstarted game: Timespinner.

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