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Bobby Hopper

November Wrap-up      

November has come and gone and we are so thankful to work with such talented developers! Here’s what they’ve been up to this month:

Currently live on Fig, Obelus by Springloaded is about an insurance salesman named Dave who travels the galaxy in a mech trying to reach the last few uninsured members of humanity. If you could travel around in a mech, what would it look like? Design or build your own mech and win some Steam codes and a Fig t-shirt! Check out our previous blog post for details on how to enter.

Popcannibal has announced that Make Sail backer beta codes will be sent out soon! Backers, be sure to keep an eye on your inbox for a code. If you didn’t back the game, be sure to add the game to your Steam wishlist so you can be notified when the game is released.

We’re always looking for feedback on campaigns so don’t be shy! Sign up for our Backstage Pass program and be the first to see campaigns before they go public on Fig.

If you’re a developer looking for funding, pitch us your game! We accept pitches for games at any stage and if you have questions about pitching or campaign info, don’t hesitate to reach out and send us an email. We look forward to working with you!

Design a Mech Contest

In Obelus, you’ll play as Dave, an interplanetary insurance salesman, travelling and fighting aggressive fauna across the galaxy with no one but your trusty corporation approved mech AI for company. If you could travel around in your own mech, what would it look like? Now’s your chance to create one! The person who designs the best mech wins a Fig t-shirt and codes for all of our currently available games on Steam: Kingdoms & Castles, Trackless, and Solstice Chronicles: MIA!

We made our mech out of LEGOs, but you can design or build yours any way you’d like – the more creative, the better! To enter, snap a photo and post it to Facebook and tag us, or tweet it to us on Twitter.

Submissions will be accepted until the end of the Obelus campaign on Friday, December 7th at 6pm PST. Have fun and may the best mech win!

 

 

October Wrap-up

Happy Halloween! We’re wrapping up another busy month as we unwrap Halloween candy and cram it into our faces. This month was filled with ups and downs, lots of work and lots of fun, too! Let’s start by checking out some of the developer updates from this month:

Our own Justin Woodward traveled to TwitchCon this month to spread the word about the upcoming video game version of the popular board game, Flash Point: Fire Rescue from RetroEpic! During the livestream, they played the original board game version as well as the Steam version (which you should totally add to your Steam wishlist so you can be notified the moment it releases!). You can enjoy the archive of the livestream here.

We hope you all have a happy and safe Halloween!

Introducing Obelus

In Obelus, an arcade combat side-scroller, you’ll play as Dave, an interplanetary insurance salesman who travels the galaxy fighting aggressive fauna with your trusty corporation-approved mech AI. Obelus questions the effects of AI and big data on humanity as our world becomes more reliant on technology.

As you explore the furthest reaches of space to find the last few uninsured members of humanity, you realize the AI seems to be a little too manipulative. It no longer seems like it’s there to help you on your journey…

As an accomplished musician, the developer plans to score the game as if it were a movie, without relying on repeating the same few tracks over and over throughout, giving each event matching accompaniment. Check out the campaign page to listen to a couple of the 80s synth inspired songs that will accompany Obelus. Check out the campaign page here!

Currently on Fig

Crazy Justice, a third person, cel-shaded, fast-paced shooter will come to Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, and Xbox One! With many different modes, missions and maps that span the globe, players are sure to enjoy Crazy Justice

Pre Orders Now Open

 

The campaign for Virgo vs The Zodiac has ended with 196% funding! Thanks to all who helped make this campaign a success! If you missed your chance to back this project during the campaign, Slacker Backer is now available, and you can even download the demo from itch.io for free. If you have any feedback or questions about the campaign or demo, feel free to post a message for the developer in the comments section of the campaign page.

 

 

September Wrap-up

Earlier this month, we attended PAX West in Seattle, where Swery hosted a panel to announce The Good Life campaign! If you weren’t able to see the panel in person, you can catch it on Twitch.

At the MIX indie game showcase during PAX we showed off Bounty Battle, Trackless, Flash Point: Fire Rescue, Kingdoms and Castles, and KnightOut. Lots of people came out to play these awesome games, and Trackless was chosen as Best of Show runner up! Congrats to the developer!

September was a productive month for our current campaigns as well as games in development. Here are the developer updates you may have missed:

Which game are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments below!