Top 5 NEW Games on KickStarter of February 2019


hey there and a huge welcome to get
indie gaming up today I have my top 5 indie games of February currently
looking for funding via the Kickstarter platform before we take a closer look
let’s set aside a few moments though to see how the games I featured in my last
review all the way back in December did against their aims well in something of
a rarity for this series all 5 games from the last episode were successfully
backed where the bees make honey brought in just over six thousand three hundred
dollars versus a target of five grand with this looking all set to launch
within a couple of months backers and players can look forward to seeing how
this turns out relatively soon no time to relax almost didn’t make it and
scraped over the line with eight hundred and thirty bucks over its target of
eight thousand US dollars huge congratulations to the team who worked
up until the wire to secure the money to drive this project forwards monster
sanctuary was another cracker of a campaign bringing in a hundred thousand
euros versus its target of 20k stretch goals met included the addition of way
more monsters a port on to the switch speedrun modes and an online PvP game
player mode the campaign for hazelnut Bastille was a huge success with it
getting funded to the tune of nearly a hundred and seventy seven thousand
dollars versus its original target of only 65 grand stretch goals met included
a port on to the switch additional localizations and new in game modes and lastly on know our number one from the
last time we did this series well that brought in nearly a hundred thousand
euros versus its 32,000 target this also means it hit stretch goal to include
launches on the PlayStation 4 the switch photo modes different endings and haunts
law and even more in game modes will my selections for this month proved to be
as successful let’s waste no more time and jump straight into things we begin with lune Ark which is looking
for the equivalent of 53,000 u.s. dollars I’m actually rather smitten by
this one with its 2d cinematic platforming vibes with it’s clear
influences from the likes of the 80s and 90s by way of flashback and the prince
of persia while making a play for those of us with a fondness for the nostalgic
side of things the developers go at length within their
pitch to explain the game will ship with modern responsive controls while having
an intuitive and generous progression system with a street date for launch of
around April 2020 and with 2 weeks or so to go as this video airs loon Ark is
currently sitting on around the 50 percent funded benchmark rewards for
backers include your name in the credits being within the game as an NPC as well
as the more usual and expected copies of the game soundtrack downloads and other
goodies while this essentially all comes from a single developer their work
includes contributions to Flint hook shovel knight showdown and adventure
time having recently played flashback once again on a switch I’d be more than
happy to settle down to this one to see how it compares with and builds upon the
classics of this particular genre at number four chained echoes is wanting
to raise 60,000 euros so that’s in the region of 69 thousand US dollars given
today’s exchange rate with 26 or so days to go before the campaign ends on March
7th so far the team have reached around a third of their target chained echoes
took hold of my attention first and foremost for what it looks like being
seemingly a good old-fashioned 16-bit era SNES RPG as usual for these
offerings it’s set within a fantasy story driven world that in keeping with
the previous entry promises good old-fashioned sounds and visuals with
the modern take on the gameplay exploration and discovery are said to be
front and central while featuring a turn-based battle system with no random
encounters the addition of the ability to own and update your own airships as a
fine touch as is the supposed implementation of what the developers
are calling a proper back end to the RPG 5 euros gets you a credit in the game 17
euros a digital copy and 25 sees you having access to a pre-launch beta other
rewards include a limited edition art book the ability to design a boss
monster NPC and a few other things to boot with a launch expected on PC and
the possibility of a port on two consoles chained echoes is roughly
expected out towards the end of 2021 at number three in having already
reached their target of 35,000 u.s. dollars with just under a week to go ton
che is a beautiful looking hand-drawn 2d beat-em-up that said to contain a number
of RPG elements including crafting and a day/night cycle where monsters become
tougher after dark there’s also perma death so when you die
you forego the upgrades you’ve collected along the way and head back to the first
level with a queue for launch date settled for the PC PlayStation 4 switch
and Xbox I must honestly say like the other games already covered in this
countdown I’m very much drawn to this because of how it looks in terms of the
overall art direction but also in how the combat appears to play out and
having played the demo which you can pick up from the steam page today it’s a
genuinely enjoyable experience and one I’m so far happy to recommend to others
backer rewards include all the usual things
although the addition of a physical copy is a nice little touch that usually
helped bring out the collectors well this all does look rather swell and
while I haven’t mentioned it already the ability to play with three other mates
at the same time is on paper another fine little bonus to the gameplay in the runner-up slot for February
summer in Mara expects to ship late this year by the PC PlayStation 4 and the
Nintendo switch set within the tropical ocean this one is a single-player game
about farming and crafting or within an easy RPG system that offers exploration
elements while you’re tasked with looking after your own Island we’ll also
be able to take your character out into the ocean to search for other islands
where you’ll meet with other people and find resources to trade with all the
characters in the game having their own backstory and heritage such discovery
becomes a driving force to keep exploring to see what and who you can
find out in the ocean with more than 25 days to go as this video comes out the
campaign ends on March 8 and is already fully funded I’m very much liking how
Mara looks with the character and ship animations together with the overall
playfulness of what I’ve seen in the farming and crafting elements there’s
certainly elements here from the Wind Waker and of course other well-known
farming Sims and yet the focus with it coming from a hand-drawn type of
perspective helps point this one into something that feels familiar albeit
with a slight twist given the team behind this one have heritage by the way
of the super wonderful Dale and I have every faith in this one being as fun to
play as their previous offering and I’ll eagerly await to see where this campaign
ends towards the front end of next month at this month’s number one born Punk has
already smashed through its funding aims of what seems a reasonably modest give
or take 10,000 u.s. dollars with a playable demo offering a fair slice of
what we can all expect this one launches on pcs and consoles and mobile devices
in early 2020 heavy with cyberpunk stylings born Punk tapped me on the
shoulder and metaphorically said hello far louder than any other game featured
on Kickstarter for sometime again as perhaps my gaming heritage bubbles to
the surface this point and click adventure heavy with 80s and 90s notes
and references and a promise gameplay of logical puzzles used to advance the
story via dialogue to with branching storylines where every
action has a consequence is something I can really get excited over let’s add on
top of that a cast full of voice actors together with stretch goals including to
add more to the length of the game offering additional player characters
and in-game radio stations with a whole load of new localizations and adding
additional voice actors so it’s not just vocalized in english so yes on paper
born punk looks and sounds like something I should rather enjoy if
you’re interested and don’t fancy downloading the demo there’s some decent
gameplay footage during the round so I’ll be sure to leave a link for you
down in the video description born Punk campaign ends March 7th and
given the time left and the media attraction this one’s already afford it
our wager born Punk’s final take-home figure could be in the early six figures
and with that many thanks for watching as usual I’ll recap how these games
fared and where they ended their campaigns in next month’s Kickstarter
video still the calm in February we have the continuation of our series looking
into some of the indie game hidden gems you might have missed plus I’m also
hoping to get a review copy of the new toejam and Earl game which is due to
land early March patrons of course have access to this content early and while
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not subscribe to the channel thanks once again and I look forward to welcoming
you back here soon for more indie game videos

26 comments

  • el Cheshire Ilustracion

    Tunche looks beautiful, and really fun. I'm most definitely intrigued by Chained Echoes, as well. Looking forward for both of those.

    I noticed you changed from "we" to "I". Was there a change in the GIG team? Or were you using the royal we in past videos?

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  • its margi

    I saw Tunche and wanted to fund it.

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  • Kylie Wolfe

    Ada looks pretty cool too, and I think its Kickstarter just launched a few days ago

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  • Steve M

    Of the four games I've successfully backed on Kickstarter, Bombfest just realised first. It missed estimated delivery by only two weeks. Meanwhile, two of the others have missed delivery by one year and counting…
    Cheer me up by reviewing Bombfest?

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  • PersianPrince12

    You should do this series every month! Sometimes I don't find out about Kickstarters until they are done their campaign. I would love to contribute more to them.

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  • Declan Merritt

    Tower Princess

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  • legion999

    This reminds me. Remember Undivided? I wonder when thst's coming out…It feels I've been getting updates from them forever.

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  • legion999

    All these look great, but I think I like Mara best. If it's a setting similar to Wind Waker I'm gonna love it. Pastel colors, sailing in a tiny boat, small islands scattered on a huge ocean, s cute child protagonist kind of like link. that appeals to me so much.

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  • RIGENSTEIN

    this time around I will go with Chained Echoes and Tunche but the real surprise was how could I have missed Hazelnut Bastille?!! a Link to the Past experience?! sign me in!!

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  • AziaXtremeNFinity

    I have a question: if a game doesn't meet its goal on Kickstarter and falls through is there a possibility that it could be revived later on?

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  • Will K

    Mara looks amazing!!! Great video

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  • Bryan Kelly

    Thanks for everything you guys do for us ..
    Appreciate yah ..!

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  • kayfabe10

    Oh no…..if it doesn’t reach its stretch goal it won’t come out on Switch. Where is my credit card……

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  • Mahkitty Taesha

    i want to play Tunche because it has two player.

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  • Guroo Games

    Beautiful games

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  • Oddjam

    Just found your channel and so far I'm loving everything.

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  • adnan rafiqui

    Great list looking forward to Tunche gonna fund that one.

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  • ThoresZ

    Chained Echoes convinced me to back it immediately with that excellent trailer. Props for including it!

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  • _ Vyperz

    Omno looks promising…

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  • Kyra Grymm

    Littlewood Kickstarter

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  • megajam88

    nice, nice as always!

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  • Stef

    Name a more iconic duo:
    Kickstarter games and pixel art

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  • Jasta Con

    fuck dude i want to help summer in mara but i dont have a credit card

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  • Peyton Walker

    Happy to hear that Omno will be coming to Switch!

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  • Ben B

    Thanks for this video, especially Tunche, Summer in Mara –

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  • Jason Lopez

    How do you do an rpg with no random encounters?

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