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Kickstarters for Zork-like adventures

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:53 am
by KM3K
Lately, kickstarter and indiegogo have been taking the world of game development by storm. I thought it would be good to feature some games currently crowdfunding that share some qualities with Zork. Here's one game from Kickstarter and one from Indiegogo that I think you might be interested in.

Dreamfall Chapters
Aiming for $850K, currently has ~$1.2M. Ends Sunday March 10, 2013 at 7:04am EDT.

Dreamfall Chapters is a sequel to Dreamfall, the second game in the series that began with The Longest Journey. While these games aren't exactly like Zork, they are very good point and click adventures featuring a vast world with a deep backstory like the world of Zork does. If the kickstarter reaches $2M, they will be also fund the pre-production of The Longest Journey Home, a continuation of April Ryan's story from The Longest Journey.

Ithaka of the Clouds
Aiming for $12K, currently has ~$8.7K. Ends Sunday March 24, 2013 at 11:59PM PT.

Inthaka of the Clouds is the next game in the Lands of Dream series. You may know the previous game in the series, The Sea Will Claim Everything. These games are standalone stories, so you don't need to play know the others to play them. They are point and click adventures focused on exploration and dialogue. I highly recommend these Lands of Dream games to those who like Zork as I feel they are some of the only games that have the sense of wonder that I get from Zork. It's really like a fairy tale for adults.

While I'm not involved with the making of these games, I have pledged to both and would like to see them succeed. If you like the look of these games, please pledge money to them so they get made into the best games they can be.