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Bobby Hopper

August Wrap-up

It’s our anniversary! This month marks two years since Fig launched its first campaign and we have some highlights to share with you, plus some info about upcoming events!

  • We published our first game, Kingdoms and Castles, and used all the marketing data we’ve accumulated to help make it commercially successful, earning investors a 2X return.
  • Bounty Battle, a Super Smash Bros. inspired fighting game, was just funded this month and features main characters from other indie games such as Darkest Dungeon, Awesomenauts, Psychonauts, Guacamelee!, Nuclear Throne, Axiom Verge, Gang Beasts and more!
  • Our newsletter now has more than 100,000 subscribers!
  • We’ve funded the majority of large projects since the beginning of 2016:

We’re so grateful for all of our supporters for helping us get to where we are today – thank you!

This weekend, we’re heading to Seattle for PAX West but we didn’t want to leave anyone hanging, so here are the developer updates you may have missed from the month of August:

On Friday night (9/1), we will be at the MIX Showcase at PAX West where we will be showing Bounty Battle, Trackless, Flash Point: Fire Rescue, Kingdoms and Castles, and KnightOut. If you’re at PAX, stop by, say hello, and play some games with us! Tickets for the MIX event are totally free and you can register on their website.

On Saturday, SWERY (Hidetaka Suehiro) will be doing a PAX panel where he’ll be giving more details about his Fig campaign for The Good Life, a mystery RPG where everyone turns to cats at night.

Not at PAX? No problem! The panel will be livestreamed on Twitch at 4:30 PST and the full campaign will be open to the public at that time. Check it out!

Unleash your villainous side in upcoming astrological-inspired cosmic JRPG Virgo vs The Zodiac!

As Virgo, also known as “the Dreadful Queen,” players bring mayhem to the Zodiac realms in sci-fi/fantasy JRPG Virgo vs the Zodiac, and leave a trail of stardust along the way to satisfy the obsessed villain’s excessively righteous worldview. Brazil-based indie game developer Moonana has launched a funding campaign to coincide with the astrological calendar’s Virgo Zodiac season and help raise $18,500 for completing development of the game for PC.

Virgo vs The Zodiac combines Moonana’s love of JRPGs and RPGs such as Disgaea, Earthbound and Devil Survivor Saga with her past experience working as an Astrologer. With pixel-based graphics in the spirit of many of the category’s best JRPGs, players carefully guard, counter and time actions and try to predict foe’s actions to advance through the game’s tangled and unforgiving environment. Colorful characters presented in the game’s vibrant visual style each represent Zodiac signs and take on important roles throughout Virgo vs The Zodiac.  Player choices matter in both story and character growth, providing for extensive replayability.

Fig began presenting projects to the company’s Backstage Pass program, which is a small self-selected subset of subscribers from the 100,000+ public newsletter, who are granted private access before campaigns go live to solicit feedback from the community. Virgo vs The Zodiac earned 40% of its funding goal before today’s public launch through the Backstage Pass program. 

July Wrap-up

July has been a super busy month here at Fig! Not only have we launched a couple of brand new campaigns, we’ve also hit a HUGE milestone. This month we released not just one, but TWO Fig-funded games! Kingdoms and Castles from Lion Shield and Solstice Chronicles: MIA by Ironward are now available for purchase! Congrats to both Lion Shield and Ironward for the launch of their games!

We still have a TON of games in development – here are the updates that have been posted for the month of July, did you miss any of these?

Next month, we’ll be releasing our third Fig-funded game, Trackless, from 12 East Games! Trackless is an atmospheric first-person exploration and puzzle game set in the distant future, and it uses text input that allow you to interact with characters and objects. Check it out!

We hope you’ve had as awesome of a month as we’ve had! Make sure to sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram so you don’t miss out on any news, giveaways, special offers and more. Which game are you looking forward to the most? Drop into the comments section below and say hello!