Kickstarter ist eine Plattform, wo Leute mit ihren Ideen für ein Projekt werben können. Um das Projekt zu realisieren benötigen sie eine Mindestsumme, um mit den Arbeiten zu beginnen.
Hierbei versuchen nun auch immer mehr Leute für neue PC-Spiele zu werben, wobei bei einigen Projekten auch ein Linux-Port versprochen wird oder zumindest die Möglichkeit geprüft wird.
Hier soll eine Übersicht der entsprechenden Projekte aufgelistet werden.
Nun, es hat nicht lange gedauert, bis diese Liste hoffnunglos veraltet war. Eine erheblich längere (wenn auch ebenfalls ständig überholte) Liste ist im Ubuntu-Wiki zu finden.
Projekte mit Linux-Port
Broken Sword - the Serpent's Curse Adventure
Das 5. Spiel der Broken Sword Serie. Linuxsupport versprochen seit anbeginn.
Double Fine Adventure
Over a six-to-eight month period, a small team under Tim Schafer's supervision will develop Double Fine's next game, a classic point-and-click adventure. Where it goes from there will unfold in real time for all the backers to see.
FTL: Faster Than Light
FTL, Faster than Light, is a game coming to Windows, Mac & Linux made by Justin Ma and Matthew Davis. It features a blend of exploration, discovery, ship management and real time strategic combat that creates an experience quite unlike other games in its genre.
Homestuck Adventure Game
Jane Jensen's Pinkerton Road: "A Year of Adventure"
Our focus is 3rd person adventure games for PC and tablet with rich stories, gorgeous art and seamlessly fun play.
In Nekro, you are the bad guy; a powerful necromancer able to create unthinkable horrors out of the twisted lifeless corpses of your enemy. Blood is your fuel; razing towns and slaughtering anything that opposes you is your creed. Even though you are evil, the humans of the land are corrupted, and will stop at nothing to wipe you out. You will face many enemies and challenges in the world of Nekro. Here's some of the content rich features you can expect to see in the final product:
The Banner Saga
The Banner Saga is a role-playing game merged with turn-based strategy, wrapped into an adventure mini-series about vikings.
A graphically rich 2D turn-based single player game with deep story interaction, meaningful character development, and highly-contextual tactical combat, Shadowrun Returns is not only going to make some old geeks (like us) very happy but it will introduce new players to a dynamic gaming universe that is beloved around the world.
Steam Bandits: Outpost
Wasteland 2 is the direct sequel to the first ever post-apocalyptic computer RPG. The original Wasteland was the inspiration for the FALLOUT series of games, and the first RPG to allow players to split parties for tactical considerations, to face players with moral choices, and to make them deal with the consequences of their actions. It was the first to provide far more than the one-key-for-one-lock style of puzzle solving. It was groundbreaking, which is why IGN named it one of the top 25 PC games of all time, Computer Gaming World named it the Adventure Game of the year in 1988, and it was short-listed for inclusion in the Smithsonian Institution’s current “Art of the Computer Game” exhibition.
Legends of Aethereus - Action RPG
Legends of Aethereus is a high action, low fantasy RPG with four player co-op and a variety of PvP game types.
There is a full single player campaign with an engaging story.
Projekte, bei denen ein Linux-Port geprüft wird
Valdis Story: Abyssal City
Valdis Story A.C. is a side scrolling action adventure for P.C. with an emphasis on intricate and rewarding combat as well as deep play style customization. The player will assume the role of Wyatt as they explore the ruins of a holy city that was lost many years ago. Wyatt must battle various types of demons, angels, and a new threat tentatively known as “Ferals” using swordsmanship, martial arts, and sorcery. There are many customizable skills and equipment that will aid Wyatt on his journey.
The Dead Linger
The Dead Linger is a first-person zombie survival sandbox in which you can venture into a vast, undead world, surviving and exploring in whatever way suits you best.
In recent years, shooters have become homogenized. There used to be a wide range of different games to choose, from run-and-gun action titles to slow-paced tactical shooters focusing on strategy and tactics, but now most shooters follow the same model of big set pieces, regenerating health, linear levels, and “cinematic experiences.” The realistic tactical shooters with in-depth planning have almost entirely disappeared in recent years.
Yogventures is going to be an open world sandbox game designed first and foremost as a multiplayer experience. The game will allow you to create and shape worlds, then easily share them and play with friends! We're going to take the idea of "build your own adventure" to the extreme. Yogventures will provide simple-to-use tools to design worlds that match your imagination and are packed with thrilling stories and epic treasures.