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The Shapeshifter hits Kickstarter goal, officially releasing for Game Boy

The Game Boy gets more love

The Kickstarter for The Shapeshifter has already been a success, and the game is officially coming to the Game Boy. The campaign also hit a Kickstarter stretch goal to include some extra content. The Kickstarter still has plenty of time on it, and stretch goals to hit. You can pledge to the Kickstarter here, and read up on the game boy.

The Shapeshifter puts you in the shoes of Elliot, an ordinary person who is going to spend the weekend in the mountains, who meets an elf that will grant him the power of becoming the animal he touches.

Green Boy Games announces Kickstarter for Game Boy/NES game, The Shapeshifter

Keeping the legacy platforms alive

Green Boy Games has been showing the Game Boy a lot of love lately, and they're not done yet. The company has yet another Game Boy title in the works called The Shapeshifter. They're planning to bring this title to the Game Boy and NES, but they'll need your help. A Kickstarter for the game launches on Jan. 18th, 2021, and you can get full details on that and the game itself below.

Independent retro development studio Green Boy Games is releasing a Kickstarter campaign on January 18th to fund their new fantasy adventure The Shapeshifter for Nintendo Game Boy.

The Shapeshifter puts you in the shoes of Elliot, an ordinary person who is going to spend the weekend in the mountains, who meets an elf that will grant him the power of becoming the animal he touches.

While The Shapeshifter will be available on the studio’s website, there will be 100 limited edition units with a unique number and signature exclusive for Kickstarter backers.

The Shapeshifter will be available in a cartridge packed in a box with a manual. The game will be fully compatible with all Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance handhelds.

If the final stretch goal of €40,000 is reached on Kickstarter, The Shapeshifter will also be ported to NES.

Features

New Game Boy game in cartridge format –including a box and a manual.
Lead Elliot in a fantasy adventure in which you can turn into the animals you touch and save the elven world from the wizard's spell.
Save and load your game.
More than 4 hours of gameplay.
Animated pixel-art graphics.
Music composed by Cesc Mozota and Oscar Latorre
Compatible with all Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance handhelds.

BROK the InvestiGator hits Kickstarter funding goal, officially coming to Switch

Consider this gator wrestled

We've posted a couple times now about BROK the InvestiGator. First was to announce the developer's plan to create a Switch version, and second to mark the launch of the Kickstarter. That Kickstarter post came earlier today, and we're happy to report that the game has already achieved its base funding goal.

The team wanted just shy of $15k to bring the game to Switch, and that goal was easily met. That leaves 29 days left on the Kickstarter to hit all kinds of stretch goals. If you're interested in learning more about the game or pledging your support, you can do so here.

Kickstarter for the narrative-driven investigation/action game "BROK the InvestiGator" has launched

After a while, crocodile!

Following the release of a free prologue, this "Punch & Click" adventure game mixed with "Beat 'em up" has received a lot of praise. (98% positive on Steam)

Often requested by fans, the Kickstarter campaign is launching today to offer a PC "big box" physical version, digital console keys (for PlayStation, Nintendo and Xbox consoles) and exclusive merchandise.

Inspired by 80's/early 90's cartoons with a darker spin, BROK takes place in a dystopian universe where animals replaced mankind. In this innovative adventure where choices matter, will you use your brain... or your brawn?

The full game is expected to launch :
- Late 2021 on PC
- Early 2022 on consoles : PS4™, PS5™, Nintendo Switch™ , Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S

What kind of detective will you be?

Kickstarter for Slay the Spire official board game adaptation launching in Spring 2021

Slaying a new format

Slay the Spire has been a big hit on all platforms, Switch included. Fans of the video game will soon have a new way to play the adventure, and your Switch isn't needed at all.

A Kickstarter for an official board game adaptation of Slay the Spire is launching in Spring of this year. Contention Games is behind the project, and they say it'll allow for 1-4 players to join in the cooperative deckbuilding adventure. Craft decks, fight off monsters, discover relics, and then slay the spire, of course!

We'll be sure to link you into the Kickstarter once its live. No word on how much funding is needed to make this a reality just yet, but we're thinking Contention Games won't have any trouble hitting the base goal.

GENKI: ShadowCast lets you play Switch on your computer via a dongle, no internet needed

You'll get a Kick out of this

You might spend a lot of time at your computer playing games on your gorgeous monitors, but when it comes to Switch, you have to go handheld or connect to a dock in another room. Tired of having to leave your computer setup to play Switch on a lesser screen? That's where the GENKI ShadowCast comes into play.

As you can see in the video above, the GENKI: ShadowCast lets you play your Switch on a computer, and it's not handled through internet streaming. A small dongle gets the job done, and the results are seriously impressive.

If you have some questions about the device, or you're already interested in pledging support, you can hop over to the Kickstarter. It's already a phenomenal success, bringing in $200k as of this post. The team wanted just $30k, so I think they're set! Check out the Kickstarter here.

Fraymakers hits stretch goal, officially coming to Switch

The indie platformer fighter is a lock for Switch

The other day, we mentioned that the Kickstarter for the indie platformer fighter Fraymakers was looking for $235k to come to Switch. This was a stretch goal set far above the $46k base funding. That didn't bother Switch fans though, as they were more than willing to make up the difference! The Kickstarter has easily blown past the Switch stretch goal, so now the game is confirmed for Nintendo's hardware sometime down the road.

There's still 4 days left on the Fraymakers Kickstarter, which is plenty of time to toss in a few of your dollars. You can have a look at the Kickstarter here.

Kickstarter for indie platform fighter "Fraymakers" adds Switch stretch goal

Entering the fray

Fraymakers is the ultimate customizable platform fighting game, featuring a cast of some of indie gaming's biggest icons. Duke it out with up to 4 players, and call on assists to help out in the heat of battle. Create or play custom characters, stages, modes, and more for infinite fun!

The Kickstarter for Fraymakers has been a massive hit so far, bringing in $225k when the initial goal was $46k. While the game wasn't originally planned for Switch, a new stretch goal has been added to make that happen. The Kickstarter has 8 days left and the goal sits at $235k, which is totally doable. Check out the Kickstarter for more info.

Street Fighter II documentary "Here Comes A New Challenger" launches its Kickstarter

A Kickstarter that packs a punch

Here Comes A New Challenger, will detail the origins of the gaming phenomena that is Street Fighter II and how it impacted the lives of kids and teenagers worldwide. It will explore not just the tournament aspect of the series, but what made it special to players who didn’t have the opportunity to play it in the arcades but in the comfort of their own home. Bedrooms and living rooms became the arcade as children challenged their friends to become champions of the playground.

We've already talked about Hero Comes A New Challenger, but that was before the Kickstarter launched. That funding campaign is now live, and team behind the feature is looking for $33k to make it happen. If you're interested in thrown some cash at the doc, you can do so here.

Kickstarter for the narrative-driven investigation/action game "BROK the InvestiGator" launches Dec. 7th, 2020

Don't be a gator hater

BROK the InvestiGator has a chance at coming to Switch, as long as the Kickstarter for the game is a success. That campaign launches on Dec. 7th, 2020, but while we wait, you can read all about this unique title below.

Narrative-driven game that blends action and investigation in never-before-seen ways. Will you use your brain... or your brawn?

In a futuristic "light cyberpunk" world where animals have replaced humans, privileged citizens live under a dome protected from the ambient pollution while others struggle to make a living outside of its protective dome.

Brok, private detective and former boxer, lives with Graff, the son of his deceased wife. Although he could never elucidate the nature behind her accident, recent events may shed some light on an even more tragic outcome... one that may be linked to their own existence.

Will they be able to withstand the threats of this corrupted world and face their own destiny?

This prologue contains the first chapter (out of six in the final game)

FEATURES

A deep and emotional narrative-rich experience filled with characters reminiscent of classic 80s/90s cartoons.
The first game to combine a "Classic Adventure" with "Beat'em up" and RPG elements!

Solve puzzles with your wits... or muscles!
Make choices impacting gameplay and/or story
Easy mode for pure "Point & Click" gameplay (fights can be skipped)
Level up to beat enemies and bosses
Combine clues to uncover the truth!
In-game hints
All controls supported (mouse, keyboard or controller)
Fully voice acted
2 to 4 hours of gameplay for this prologue!