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Sword of Fargoal 2 – Kickstarter, and more!

October 12th, 2012

So there’s a great game in the App Store called Sword of Fargoal (get it on iTunes now!) that I’ve played a lot of over the past few years… It was originally created by Jeff McCord way back in the early days of gaming, and brought to life again for iOS by Paul Pridham AKA Madgarden.

They have been trying to fund a greatly expanded sequel to this classic dungeon crawler on Kickstarter (please see their Kickstarter campaign here). Time is running out for them to reach their goal. I’ve made a large pledge myself, at the “HERO” level. But they still need thousands more from backers before 3PM Saturday PST to make the goal.

Jeff is hosting a “Kick-A-Thon” starting at 3PM today PST, and running for 24 hours until the close of the Kickstarter campaign. This will be broadcast on the web via Google Hangouts, with some great guest speakers including the likes of Brenda Brathwaite and Tom Hall! They will be talking about their upcoming game “SHAKER”, an old-school RPG also on Kickstarter.

Here’s some more fun news- I will be appearing via webcam on the “Kick-A-Thon” for an hour as well, starting 11AM Saturday PST (2PM EST)! We’ll be discussing retro-gaming, roguelikes, and a variety of fun topics including my upcoming games! :)

Finally, I’m a co-sponsor for this last kick / push to the goal…

1) People who pledge to the “ROGUE” level or higher tomorrow will receive an extra bonus, in addition to the great items that are being offered in the KS- A Rogue Touch Promo Code to use or share with a friend as you see fit! Limited to the first 30 people who pledge on Saturday.

2) If you can pledge at the “MONSTER SLAYER” level or higher tomorrow I’ll allow you into my private beta test group for Dungeon Tactics: Spirit Hunter Mineko! Beta testing for Mineko is still quite a ways off, but you’ll be “in the club” and also get access to help me test other games in the future. This is limited to the first 20 people who pledge at this level on Saturday.

I’ll grant these extra gifts to people who can raise their existing pledge to the necessary level on Saturday as well as new pledges that appear, so if you have donated already but want in on this action… you know what to do ;) Note that Jeff McCord will be the final judge of who is awarded these gifts if there is any confusion, since he is in charge of the KS campaign.

This may seem funny, talking passionately about a game I’m not directly involved with, but I hope some of you can help them reach the goal. We can all benefit from more fantastic dungeon crawlers, roguelikes, and “Fargoal-likes” in the the world :)



    4 Responses

  1. I don’t think talking passionately about a game you are not directly involved with sounds funny. I talk about YOUR game all the time! Rogue Touch inspired me a lot on my own work & I hope one day I will be as lucky as to have you talk about it! RT is my favorite rogue-like, probably because I had an Atari ST. :D Best of luck with the ‘Kick-A-Thon’ ! Should be fun!

    Comment by Eric Kinkead on October 13, 2012 at 5:38 am

  2. Eric, thanks! Its great to know that my meager work in games so far is worth talking about… And I believe you’ll get plenty of people talking about QuestLord soon. I’m excited to play it once its available!

    Fingers crossed, I’ll be talking shop with everyone about Fargoal and my upcoming games on the Kick-A-Thon later today :)

    PS- I fixed your late-night typo for you too ;)

    Comment by admin on October 13, 2012 at 8:58 am

  3. WOW! That was a nail biter!! Glad I could participate in that! I wish them all the best! And you to with Spirit Hunter!!!

    Comment by Eric Kinkead on October 13, 2012 at 6:12 pm

  4. Haha, tell me about it! Wished I could’ve had a few more hours to chat with those guys… I think we had some great discussion going on before things really got down to the wire!

    Glad you were taking part in the kick-a-thon video fun, and helped out at the last minute too. We should keep in touch and share some details about each other’s upcoming games… I just followed you on twitter, you can DM me there… gotta warn you that this month is busy, but I’ll reply ;)

    Comment by admin on October 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm

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