The Horror Honeys: Adventures in Crowdfunding, Gamer Style!

Adventures in Crowdfunding, Gamer Style!

A Gamer Honey Kickstarter Spotlight - by Kaley

One of the things I absolutely loved about moving to British Columbia was the extremely large, and active, geek and gaming scene. Even in the very small city that I moved to, the community is large and very strong. My new favorite hangout has become a local gamer cafe called Games and Grounds. Such a large array of gamers come through here on a daily basis and it's really a great atmosphere; I've even come to learn about several Kickstarters for games by some of the local people. But while these particular games weren't really horror related, it made me wonder what indie developers in the horror genre were trying to get their foot in the door as well. 

So, after a bit of google-fu (and even some contacting us) I managed to find a few upcoming hopefuls in need of aid. So here's a few indie games in the works that I think you should check out:

Necromancer – Other Worlds Software

In Necromancer you play as, well, a necromancer! You're trying to start the zombie apocalypse but some pesky heroes aren't very keen to the idea. You must use strategy and spells to quickly rid yourself of the vermin who wish to see you fail. 

I was recently given the beta for this project to play around with and I thought it was an interesting idea. When asked what they felt set them apart from other tower defense games Other Worlds Software said: “I can't say I've ever seen a zombie apocalypse game where you play as the zombies before. I think the special zombies and spells really set us aside, especially with the heroes we'll have as the enemies - each one will require different tactics, and different group compositions will certainly require cunning and guile.

Once funded the game will be available on PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android devices with no micro-transactions after release.

The Weird Story of Waldemar the Warlock - enComplot

Lord Alistair Ainsworth, writer, historian, occultist, and the epitome of the idle Victorian gentleman, is in need of aid for this dark comedy horror. This point and click adventure is set in the fictional realm Groldavia that was once ruled by Waldemar Gorobec. Centuries later Alistair Ainsworth and his trusty butler, Nigel, must unravel the mysteries of this fabled necromancer.

Indie developers enComplot say they have attempted to capture some of the essence of past classic horror adventures and “give them a lacquer of classy dark humour.” Currently a beta is available on their kickstarter that includes beautiful art and a fantastic musical score that I really think is worth a moment to listen to.

The Weird Story of Waldemar the Warlock will be available on PC, Mac, and can currently be found on Steam Greenlight.

Grave – Tristan Parrish Moore

Grave is an open-world, surrealist-inspired, procedural survival horror experience (try saying that 10 times!). Armed with only light to protect you, you must take action against frightening moments in an ever-changing horror realm. With the world changing and rearranging itself during your play, each moment can be a challenging experience.

Creator Triastan Parrish Moore says that their goal is: “to provide a much needed update to the survival horror formula, injecting it with the tension and fear of modern horror games while still retaining the strategy and survival elements of classic genre staples.

Grave will be released for PC, Mac, Linux, with Oculus Rift support where available.