Welcome to the second installment of This Week in Indie: Where Indie comes to You. I am back after a brief maintenance¬†period on the site, and I am ready to deliver to you the latest news on the PC Indie gaming scene.
So in a follow up from one of our stories from a couple weeks ago, the Wildman¬†Kickstarter campaign is indeed continuing after the layoff of the entirety of the team at Gas Powered Games by Chris Taylor. The layoff was done in case the kickstarter campaign ends up failing, in which case GPG would be unable to pay any of its team members severance packages and back pay that was owed them. 13 of the team members have apparently come back in the hopes that the campaign will be successful. I personally still have reservations about this campaign folks as the way it is worded just smacks of over-ambition to me. Also the campaign has only hit $400,000 of its $1.1 million goal with less than half of its initial run time left to go. Currently it has 14 days as of writing, here's hoping they can pull it off, but I have my doubts.
Outside of the Wildman¬†Kickstarter update this week is a bit light on big Indie news stories, so I shall share with you readers some of the smaller stuff that has been going on in the Indie scene this week.
An old DOS game called¬†Trial by Magic¬†is getting a modern remake in the Unity engine. The original game was released in 1995 and was a rather minimalist RPG for the times. It is an old-school dungeon crawler where your objective was to find some fabulous treasure at the bottom of the dungeon. You started of picking a warrior, rogue, or mage, rolling some stats and setting off on your quest. If you would like to stay in tune with this games development, you can do so via its development blog here.
Do any of you readers out there remember the very funny typing tutor House of the Dead¬†game from a few years ago. Well, a new indie studio named Crunching Koalas have just announced their newest game called¬†WordTrap Dungeon.¬†The objective is to create a game that combines typing tutors and dungeon crawlers (like the recently released Legends of Grimrock). The game is set for release on PC, Mac, Linux, Ouya, and Mobile Phones, though no release date has been announced. Beta sign-ups for the game are located here.Ludocraft, the company behind Indie airship combat game¬†Air Buccaneers,¬†has teamed up with Gamer Guides to produce a guide for the game. The guide can be obtained for $4.99 at Gamer Guides website here.¬†And finally, one last story for the week, Evoland. In¬†Evoland¬†you progress through the evolution of RPGs starting in a Gameboy styled top down monochrome visual style, gradually progressing up to 3D rendered models. If you are interested in¬†Evoland, then be sure to check out the official site here,¬†if you would like to see the game on Steam then vote for it on its Greenlight page here
That is it for this week ladies and gentleman. Be prepared for next week which will feature a preview on Scrolls, until then good bye everyone.
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