April’s Video Game Kickstarter Fever

I guess I’m odd in that spring fever for translates into Kickstarter fever for me. I got my income tax returns back, and while most of it is going to housing repairs, what little I am using “for fun” I’ve put towards supporting the number of really sweet looking indie Kickstarters.

So what am I backing? What are my picks? Read on!


Planets³ is a 3D open-world voxel-based RPG (first person view).

Imagined by video game lovers, Planets³ (pronounced «planetscube») combines the excitement of role playing with the pleasure of construction and the boundless freedom to roam about in a 3D universe. Its intricate plot and outstanding voxel based design offers opportunities for intense action and unlimited creativity. Planets³ has been designed to promote multi-player gameplay, to share the fun with friends.

This Kickstarter was already successfully funded, much to my pleasure. Looking like a 3D Starbound, the team seems to have a lot of great ideas on where they want this game to go. Even though it’s already funded, I’d suggest helping it out on Steam Greenlight and keeping an eye on this game.

Dragon Fin Soup

Grimm Bros is proud to present Dragon Fin Soup.  A Tactical Action RPG with roguelike elements set in a charming, twisted, dark, fairy tale inspired world featuring a 2D top down camera and fluid turn-based movement that allows you to set the pace.

This one is fully funded and only has two days left to go — counting down, jump in if you’re interested! What can I say? I was pulled in by the tactical elements and the blending of a fairy tale world and storyline. This looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun!

Hero Generations

Hero Generations is a quick-playing turn-based strategy game that takes inspiration from rogue-likes, 4X strategy, and independent art games. It has been described as the offspring ofSid Meier’s CivilizationJason Rohrer’s Passageand The Legend of Zelda.

You play a rapidly aging hero that explores a procedurally generated world in search of fame and a mate to settle down with before you die. After your life ends, you continue on adventuring as your child. Depending upon your choices, your child will be either more fit to take on the world, or hobbled by your poor decisions.

As of this moment, this game is 75% funded, and seems like it’s on the path to seeing success. I’m really interested in the blend of gaming concepts and the thought of building up a family line through generations.

Popup Dungeon

Popup Dungeon is a roguelike dungeon crawler for PC, Mac, and Linux that lets players create any weapon, any ability, and any character they can imagine. It’s a papercraft version of an enchanted board game with tactical, turn-based RPG gameplay in the vein of Final Fantasy Tactics.

Creation is a key part of Popup Dungeon. Users can create and customize every aspect of their heroes from their look and theme music down to their weapons and abilities. Build your heroes using our extensive library of assets or import your own and make something truly unique.

I enjoy a good dungeon crawl, and the art style is unique. But what really caught my attention was the proposed creation system for those who enjoy customization. It looks like it’ll be amazing — but check out the site for a much better explanation of why!


Armello combines the adventure of role-playing games with the strategy of card and board games!

It’s not just the breathtaking concept art. It’s not just the amazing animation or the lovely looking character design. The concept is intriguing and it looks like a game that’s ready to deliver. This game came out on the Kickstarter scene with the roar of a lion and is quickly becoming a popular pick among backers. I can see a lot of success for this one.

Have you been Kickstarting anything lately? What are your picks?