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May 21

Kickstarter: Stonehearth

I think I was a bit burned out on Kickstarter for a while.  I have some sympathy for the founders of Kickstarter since they never planned it to be a game preorder site.  Of course, that’s not what it is.  It’s about microfunding development projects that are near to your heart.  It just so happens with games that the digital distribution costs are very low.  Giving the game itself as a reward just makes sense.

All that assumes that the project is completed and delivers in a reasonable amount of time.  Many of the early game Kickstarters not only haven’t delivered yet, but don’t plan to very soon.  It helps to keep the goal of Kickstarter in mind.  Many of my software purchases I consider to be votes for more games like the one I’m buying.  With Kickstarter, I’m just doing early voting in the development stage.

Anyway, Stonehearth is a new Kickstarter that caught my eye.  It takes the 8-bit inspired art style from 3D Dot Game Heroes throws in a bit of Dwarf Fortress style town building and management, and promises some D&D style adventuring as well.  I don’t know if they can pull that off, but I’m willing to support the dream.  Plus if they do pull it off, it’ll pretty awesome.

Check out the video to see if you might be interested.

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