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Cyberpunk Horror Comic “Fractured Echo” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator Aaron Bennett recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Fractured Echo issue 1, a 33-page comic intended as the beginning of a series. Written by Bennett and illustrated by Rod Luper, Fractured Echo is a genre-blending tale combining elements of cyberpunk, sci-fi, and horror. Here’s the official pitch taken from the Fractured Echo Indiegogo campaign page: Alexandra,

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Lowtek’s “Parasite Pack” Coming to Consoles in July

Ratalaika Games recently announced that both Flea and Tapeworm Disco Puzzle will be coming to consoles on 1 July as the Parasite Pack. Created by Scottish developer Lowtek Games Studio, both Flea and Tapeworm Disco Puzzle are inspired by retro 80s arcade aesthetics and gameplay mechanics and designed for players of all ages. Here’s the official breakdown of both games

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Fantasy RPG “Worth Life” Coming to Nintendo Switch in July

On Monday, Hakama Inc. announced that their upcoming fantasy RPG title Worth Life is coming to the Nintendo Switch on 14 July. Along with a unique 2D perspective, Worth Life combines aspects of town-building and farming simulators with other RPG mechanics, all with a cute, colorful visual aesthetic. Here’s the official breakdown of Worth Life from Hakama, followed by the

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 26 June 2022 Edition

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On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we discussed Patrick’s upcoming Last of the Seekers campaign as well as his ongoing Johnny Phantasm Extreme ‘93 campaign, IDW’s upcoming throwback TMNT miniseries, the latest comic book

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Urban Fantasy Noir “Le Fay” Volume 1 Now on Indiegogo

On Thursday, No Sleep Press and Evoluzione Publishing launched an Indiegogo campaign for Le Fay Volume 1, a 145-page trade paperback that collects the first five issues of the ongoing Le Fay series. The project is already fully funded via Kickstarter, and this separate campaign gives more readers a chance to buy into the book if they prefer Indiegogo as

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Brave Detroit’s Dark Side in Matthew Simecek’s “Shadowpunk” Graphic Novel (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator Matthew Simecek recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Shadowpunk, a cyberpunk-inspired, 52-page, graphic novel. The project is already fully funded, having raised nearly $4 thousand at the time of this writing. Here’s the official pitch taken from the Shadowpunk Indiegogo campaign page: Enter the World of Shadowpunk. A 52 Page Adventure. Detroit, or what’s left of

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Nichibutsu’s “Soldier Girl Amazon” Now on Nintendo Switch via the Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that sci-fi shooter Soldier Girl Amazon is now available on Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. It is already available on PS4. Originally released in arcades by Nichibutsu in 1986, Soldier Girl Amazon is a vertical shooter that perfectly reflects the pop culture of the 80s. Players control a sword and

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Survive the Horrors of Indonesian Folklore in “DreadOut 2”; Coming to Consoles in July

Publisher Digerati recently announced that the horror adventure game in the form of DreadOut 2 will be coming to PlayStation and Xbox consoles in July. Created by Indonesian developer Digital Happiness, DreadOut 2 is a third-person ghost hunting game inspired by Indonesian folklore and urban legends- as well as the first DreadOut game to come to consoles. Players take the

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Alterna Comics’ Summer Preorder Campaign Now Live on Indiegogo

It’s officially Summer! Astronomically speaking, course…. On Tuesday, Alterna Comics launched a pre-order crowdfunding campaign for their Summer lineup of books. The campaign is well on its way to being fully funded, having raised nearly $4 thousand at the time of this writing. Through the Indiegogo campaign page, you can pick up all six of Alterna’s Summer issues, or simply

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Point & Click Adventure “Almost My Floor” Coming to Consoles in July

Dutch game developer Potata Company recently announced that Almost My Floor will be released on PS5, PS4, Xbone, SeXbox, and Nintendo Switch on 1 July. Unlike the name might suggest, Almost My Floor is not a dating simulator. In fact, it’s a terrifying point & click adventure set in a world of living nightmares. Hm… sounds like it could still

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“Him & Her Collection” Coming to Consoles, PC on 23 June

On Tuesday, game publisher QUByte Interactive announced that Him & Her Collection will be coming Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, and Steam PC on 23 June. Developed by Game Nacional, Him & Her Collection includes three gravity-bending puzzle platformers with a minimalist visual aesthetic. Here’s the official breakdown of Him & Her Collection from QUByte: Him & Her Collection

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“Victory Heat Rally” Demo Now on Steam PC

Publisher Playtonic Friends recently launched a free demo for arcade-style racer Victory Heat Rally on Steam. Developed by Skydevilpalm, Victory Heat Rally is inspired by the golden age of arcade racing, and includes split-screen multiplayer and a colorful, throwback aesthetic. Here’s a list of Victory Heat Rally’s features, followed by a trailer for the game: Choose from 12 characters and

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Taito’s “Space Seeker” Joins the Arcade Archives on Switch, PS4

Game publisher Hamster has announced that sci-fi shooter Space Seeker is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1981, Space Seeker is also available as part of the Taito Milestones collection, which we reviewed here. Space Seeker is a bizarre blend of three games in

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Unlikely Prequel “Slave Zero X” Unveiled for PC, Consoles

On Thursday, game publisher Ziggurat Interactive unveiled Slave Zero X, a side-scrolling sci-fi brawler, is coming soon to both PC and consoles. Co-developed by Ziggurat and Poppy Works, Slave Zero X is a prequel to the original Slave Zero released for the SEGA Dreamcast in 1999. Veterans of the first game might notice that Slave Zero X looks quite a

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Become the Mob in “Enemy of the State”; Coming to PC, Consoles in 2024

Publisher Movie Games recently announced that top-down shooter Enemy of the State is coming to PlayStation, Xbox and PC platforms in mid-2024. Developed by Brave Lamb Studio, Enemy of the State allows one or two players to explore the organized crime-infested world of the Prohibition era 1920s. Players take on the role of an aspiring mobster who commits crimes all

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Kenneth Rocafort’s “GROKEN 2” Raises $30k in Opening Hours

On Wednesday, renowned comic book artist Kenneth Rocafort launched a crowdfunding campaign for GROKEN book 2, a 48+ page sci-fi/fantasy graphic novel. The project is already fully funded, having raised roughly $30 thousand at the time of this writing. Created, written, illustrated, lettered and edited by Kenneth Rocafort, GROKEN 2 is the follow-up to the first GROKEN book, which was

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Sci-Fi Adventure “The Invincible” Coming to Consoles, PC in 2023

Publisher 11 bit studios recently announced that The Invincible is coming to PC and consoles sometime in 2023. Developed by Starward Industries, The Invincible is a narrative-driven adventure inspired by the classic sci-fi book written by Polish author Stanislaw Lem. Here’s the official breakdown of The Invincible, followed by the latest trailer: Step into the role of sharp-witted astrobiologist Yasna,

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Physical Editions of “Heaven’s Vault” Now Available for Preorder Via Strictly Limited Games

Strictly Limited Games recently opened preorders for an exclusive limited edition of Heaven’s Vault for Nintendo Switch and PS4. Developed by inkle, Heaven’s Vault received a number of industry awards upon its initial release in 2019. The game itself is a unique blend of narrative and puzzle solving, as players traverse a network of moons and decipher a lost language.

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“Gunsmith Simulator” Now Entering Playtest Phase on Steam PC

Developer Game Hunters recently announced their upcoming game Gunsmith Simulator is entering the playtesting phase. As the name implies, players will be able to design and assemble a wide array of firearms, but you’ll also be able to take your weapons to a virtual firing range to test them, too. Here’s the official announcement from Game Hunters below, followed by

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Cyberpunk Noir RPG “Gamedec“ Coming to Nintendo Switch in July

Indie game publisher Untold Tales recently announced that the “cyberpunk noir detective RPG” Gamedec is coming to Nintendo Switch on 1 July. Developed by Anshar Studios, Gamedec was originally released on PC IN 2021. The game is set in dystopian cyberpunk Warsaw City, where players take on a narrative detective adventure reminiscent pen and paper RPGs. Here’s the official breakdown

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First Gameplay Trailer for “Flashback 2” Revealed

At Summer Game Fest, Microids revealed the first gameplay teaser trailer for Flashback 2, a thirty-years-later sequel to Conrad Hart’s first sci-fi adventure. This new installment into the Flashback series (?) is being developed in collaboration with members of the original creative team, and will offer a similar blend of puzzle and action as the first game. Here’s the official

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Supernatural Adventure “Last Days of Lazarus” Coming to Steam on 22 June

Indie game studios Darkania Works and GrimTalin recently announced that their upcoming collaboration, Last Days of Lazarus, is coming to Steam PC on 22 June. Last Days of Lazarus is a first-person, “supernatural adventure game heavily inspired by Romanian post-communist history, local superstitions and religious beliefs.” The game tackles themes of family, loss, secrets, and political turmoil. Here’s the official

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Iconic Comics’ “Black Hops X Kamen America X Soul Finder” Now Crossing Over for Big Cash

On Wednesday, Iconic Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for Black Hops X Kamen America X Soul Finder, a 72-page crossover event featuring three of Iconic’s most successful franchises. The story isn’t the only thing crossing over either, as the project is being simultaneously funded on both Indiegogo and Kickstarter. The project is well beyond fully funded, having so far raised

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Morgan Quaid’s “Shadow’s Daughter” Now In-Demand on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator Morgan Quaid recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Shadow’s Daughter, which includes a two-part miniseries and four separate one-shot comics. The campaign is now in-demand, having reached its initial funding goal in May. Inspired by Japanese manga books, Shadow’s Daughter is a supernatural crime story featuring a heroine who can manipulate shadows. Here’s the official breakdown

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Noir-Inspired Psychological Thriller “Loretta” Coming to PC, Consoles

On Tuesday, DANGEN Entertainment announced that their upcoming psychological thriller game Loretta is coming soon to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbone, as well as Steam PC. Inspired by film noir and featuring a minimalist, pixelated art style, Loretta puts players in the shoes of a 1940s woman who is driven to violence by betrayal and the unfaithfulness of her husband (stay

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Little Neuron’s Shooter-Adventure “Robo Legend” Coming to Steam This Fall

On Tuesday, independent game developer Little Neuron announced that its maiden title, Robo Legend, is expected to be released in Fall 2022 for Steam PC. Robo Legend is a twin-stick shooter that incorporates RPG mechanics. Players determine the outcome of the story by choosing whether to protect Gear Town from VoidBot’s hordes of evil robots or “become a tyrant yourself.”

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“Ruby & Rusty – Save the Crows” Now Available for Game Boy, Game Boy Advance

On Monday, Bitmap Soft announced that Ruby & Rusty – Save the Crows is now available for the Nintendo Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance. Developed by Max Oakland, Ruby & Rusty is a 2D platformer created as a love letter to the Golden Age of handheld gaming. Here’s the official breakdown of Ruby & Rusty –

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Chimera Comics’ “Testament Vol 2” Now on Indiegogo

Chimera Comics recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Testament Vol 2, the 64-page follow-up to the first book that was successfully crowdfunded in 2021. Written by Chimera and featuring illustrations by Juliano Da Silva, colors by Farah Nurmaliza & Marcos Martins, and lettering by the prolific Eric Weathers, Testament is a blend of sci-fi and “sword & sorcery” fantasy series

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