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Chimera Comics’ “SOS” Returns to Indiegogo for Volume 3

On Wednesday, Chimera Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for SOS Volume 3, a 50-page black & white graphic novel. The campaign is off to a solid start, having already raised more than a fourth of its initial funding goal. Written by “Chimera” and featuring illustrations and lettering by Ibai Canales (Iron Sights, The Abductables), SOS is described as “a dark

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Reality-Bending Adventure “What Lies in the Multiverse” Coming to PC, Consoles on 4 March

Game publisher Untold Tales recently announced that What Lies in the Multiverse will be officially released on 4 March for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, Epic Games Store, GOG and Steam PC. Co-developed by indie studios Studio Voyager and IguanaBee, What Lies in the Multiverse is a story-driven platforming adventure with pixelated visual aesthetic. Here’s the official breakdown of

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Retro-Inspired Platformer “Swords & Bones” Clashing Soon on Nintendo Switch

“Don’t rattle me Swords & Bones!” Polish publisher RedDeer.Games recently announced that they will release the retro-inspired platformer Swords & Bones for Nintendo Switch. Developed by SEEP (a two-man team of brothers) Swords & Bones is designed for the retro gaming aficionado, featuring RPG elements and throwback pixel art aesthetics. Here’s the official breakdown of Swords & Bones from RedDeer.Games,

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Atari Unveils “Breakout Recharged” Trailer

The small group of intellectual property lawyers who call themselves Atari has revealed a new trailer for Breakout Recharged. Breakout Recharged is the fourth game in Atari’s “Recharged” retro revival line, joining Missile Command, Black Widow, and Centipede, which are all currently available. For those young’uns out there unfamiliar with Breakout, it’s one of the original releases in a long

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Compass Comics’ “Giant-Size Two-Fisted Manly Tales” Hits Hard on Indiegogo

Double-fisting, incoming! On Monday, celebrated comic book creator and Compass Comics founder Graham Nolan launched a crowdfunding campaign for Giant-Size Two-Fisted Manly Tales, a 100+ page anthology book featuring the work of over a dozen veteran comic book creators, including those listed below: Writers: Chuck Dixon, Mike Baron, Beau Smith & Tim Rozon, Kevin Greviouix, and Graham Nolan Artists: Michael

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Mike Murphy Launches High Fantasy Pulp Novel “Longshadow and the Prince of Echoes” on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, independent comic book creator and Chibi Comics founder Michael (Mike) Murphy launched a crowdfunding campaign for Longshadow and the Prince of Echoes, a full length, high-fantasy pulp novel. Written by Murphy (Samurai and Dinosaurs, The Gods Fear Me), Longshadow is a sword and sorcery adventure featuring an ogre detective named – wait for it – Longshadow. It

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Fantasy RPG “Ambition Record” Coming to Xbox Consoles on 4 February

Kemco recently announced that their fantasy RPG Ambition Record will be coming to Xbone, SeXbox, and Windows 10 devices on 4 February. A Steam PC version is also in the works, but a release date has not been confirmed. Ambition Record started its life on mobile platforms, so it’s nice to see that gamers will finally get a chance to

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream 23 January 2022 Edition

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. The Splintering contributor George Travlos was away on assignment. This week, we discussed the latest on Patrick’s ongoing Johnny Phantasm Extreme ‘93 campaign, and the potential prospects of

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CFK Asks the Tough Questions in “Who Is Zombie?”; Coming Soon to Switch, Steam PC

Game publisher CFK recently announced that their horror thriller Who Is Zombie will be released on both Steam PC and Nintendo Switch sometime this February. The world of 2033 is teeming with the walking dead, and players must help to protect the remaining remnants from the Zombocalypse. How? By becoming a supervising screener at a civilian refugee shelter. So, Paperz

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“Cotton Fantasy” Coming to PS4, Switch This Spring

ININ Games recently announced that Cotton Fantasy will be released for Nintendo Switch and PS4 this spring, in both digital and physical formats. Released this past December in Japan under the title Cotton Rock ‘n’ Roll, this is the first new game in the Cotton series since 2003’s Magical Pachinko Cotton on PS2. Cotton Fantasy is developed by SUCCESS and

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Gavra Games’ Roguelite “Warriors: Rise to Glory” Receives Full Release on Steam

On Thursday, Gavra Games announced that their turn-based roguelite game Warriors: Rise to Glory has risen from Steam Early Access and received a full release, including both the multiplayer and single-player campaign modes. Described as “an accessible but surprisingly deep turn-based gladiator game”, Warriors: Rise to Glory features battles of great reward, but with the threat of permadeath constantly looming

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Fight Monsters on the Back Nine in “RPGolf Legends” Now Available on Consoles

On Thursday, KEMCO released their genre-bending adventure RPGolf Legends for PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, and Nintendo Switch. As the title implies, RPGolf Legends features elements from both RPGs and golf sports games, as you fight monsters with a magical golf club. As someone who once had his ear split in half by an errant golf swing, I can attest to

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Gabe Eltaeb Reveals “Truth Justice American Way” Comic Book Coming Soon to Indiegogo

Veteran comic book creator Gabriel “Gabe” Eltaeb recently revealed that he intends to launch a crowdfunding campaign for an all-new independent project titled Truth Justice American Way, a 64-page superhero graphic novel. Eltaeb made the announcement on a recent livestream hosted on Ethan Van Sciver’s Comic Artist Pro Secrets YouTube channel, which you can watch here. Eltaeb recently resigned from

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Games Incubator Seeking Playtesters for “Police Shootout: Prologue” on Steam

Games Incubator is asking gamers to volunteer to playtest Police Shootout: Prologue before the game’s official release on Steam. Police Shootout: Prologue is a first-person adventure blending action and mystery as gamers learn what it’s like to hold the thin blue line between order and chaos. Here’s the official breakdown of the game from the Police Shootout: Prologue Steam page:

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“Action Arcade Wrestling” Revives the 90s Era on Nintendo Switch This February

It’s pronounced “Rasslin’!” VICO Game Studio and Reverb Triple XP recently announced that Action Arcade Wrestling will launch on the Nintendo Switch this February. Aimed at 90s-era pro wrestling fans, Action Arcade Wrestling features cel-shaded visuals and a simplified two-button control scheme designed for maximum chair-smashing, choke-slamming fun, even if you’re a bit of a novice. You can check out

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Isekai Manga Parody “A High School Girl In The Crusades” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent author and comic book creator Jon Del Arroz recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for A High School Girl In The Crusades, a 22-page, black and white, manga-style comic. The campaign is already fully funded, having raised more than $4 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Del Arroz and featuring illustrations by The Quaff (Shotgun Samurai), A

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Faeries and Ents’ Fantasy Comic Series “Life On Cora” Returns for “Tiny Travels”

On Friday, the independent comic book creative team at Faeries and Ents launched a crowdfunding campaign for Life On Cora: Tiny Travels, the fifth installment in the Life On Cora series. Written by Martin Fisher (Star Wars, Transformers) and featuring illustrations by Mike Jimmy De Bruin (Infinite Guardian) and colors by Eristeine (Yo Ho), the Life On Cora series blends

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Anvil Comics’ “Vestri” Returns to Indiegogo With More Blades, Badasses and Babes

Earlier this week, Anvil Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for issue 4 of Vestri, a 22-page fantasy book featuring buff dudes, big swords, and buxom babes. Created by the writer & artist team of Dylan Clarke and Jakub Sebesta, Vestri issue 4 is promised to be already 100% complete, and will be printed in the United States (suck it, rest

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NMK’s “Gunnail” Joins the Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch and PS4

Game publisher Hamster has announced that 2D arcade shoot ‘em up Gunnail is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in Japanese arcades by NMK in 1992, this new Arcade Archives release is not only the first console port of Gunnail, but it’s also the first time that Western gamers

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Block-Sliding Puzzler “Unlock the Cat” Now Available on Nintendo Switch

Or is the cat both “locked” and “unlocked” at the same time? On Thursday, video game publisher QUByte Interactive released Unlock the Cat on Nintendo Switch. Developed by MiniCactus Games, Unlock the Cat is a unique new twist on the sliding blocks boards of classic Klotski puzzles. Here’s the official breakdown of Unlock the Cat from QUByte, followed by the

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Retro-Inspired Adventure “Demonaica: Everlasting Night” Now Available on Consoles

On Wednesday, game publisher Eastasiasoft released Demoniaca: Everlasting Night for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone and SeXbox via each console’s digital storefront. Described as a “dark and seductive metroidvania,” Demoniaca: Everlasting Night combines mature themes and storytelling with nonlinear adventure and a retro-inspired pixel art aesthetic. The game was originally developed by AKI and has been ported for consoles by

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Braincage’s Sci-Fi Adventure Book “Gun Demon” Now on Indiegogo

After a several month delay, independent comic book creator Gregory LeVitre launched a crowdfunding campaign for Gun Demon: Devil’s Overture #1, a 38-page sci-fi superhero book. Written by LeVitre and featuring pencils by John Howard, inks and lettering by Chis Wendha, and colors by Paul Bilick, Gun Demon is intended to be the foundation for a shared Braincage universe. Here’s

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New Video for Top-Down Shooter “Uragun” Showcases Two Years of Development

You’re a gun. Polish studio Kool2Play recently released a new video highlighting the past two years of development on Uragun, a top-down, sci-fi shooter coming to Steam Early Access in March. Here’s the official breakdown of Uragun from Kool2Play, followed by the latest video: Uragun is an action-packed futuristic top-down shooter in which the player takes on the role of

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Evoluzione’s Black Bishop Returns in “A Shot at Love” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Love is in the air for Evoluzione’s woman of mystery. The sexy super spy turned mercenary is back with a crowdfunding campaign for an all-new 32-page comic titled Black Bishop: A Shot at Love. The project is already fully funded, having raised a combined total of nearly $7 thousand at the time of this writing. Created and co-plotted by Marcel

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Bullet Hell Shooter “Shinorubi” Enters Steam Early Access on 20 January; New Trailer Released

Last Boss 88 Studio recently unveiled the launch trailer for Shinorubi, a vertical bullet-hell shooter set to enter Steam Early Access on 20 January. Like the classic shoot ‘em ups of old, Shinorubi features a lot of flash, challenge , and of course – bullets – for seasoned arcade shooter fans. Here’s the official breakdown of Shinorubi from Last Boss

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Malin & Poulton’s “Graveyard Shift Volume IV” Scares Up Big Money on Day One

On Sunday, independent comic book creator and Malin After Midnight (bring it baaack!) host Jon Malin launched a crowdfunding campaign for Graveyard Shift Volume IV, a 68-page graphic novel that combines elements of horror and superhero action. The project is already well beyond fully funded, having raised approximately $70 thousand at the time of this writing and still climbing. Co-Created

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 9 January 2022 Edition

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. The Splintering contributor George Travlos was away on assignment. This week, we discussed the latest on Patrick’s ongoing Johnny Phantasm Extreme ‘93 campaign, dust jacket drama, the launch

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Second Issue of Stephan Velez’s Dark Thriller “The VeilWalker” Now on Indiegogo

On Wednesday, independent comic book creator Stephan Velez launched a crowdfunding campaign for The VeilWalker #2, a 50+ page follow-up to the first issue that was successfully funded last year. Written by Velez and featuring illustrations by Sajad Shah and colors by Leonardo Paciarotti, The VeilWalker is described as a blend of action, mystery, thriller, and horror. Here’s the official

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Allegiance Arts’ Norse Fantasy “Norah’s Saga Season One” Snatches Up $32K in First 24 Hours

On Tuesday, Allegiance Arts Entertainment launched a crowdfunding campaign for Norah’s Saga Season One: Song of the Fossegrim, a 136-page graphic novel based on Norse mythology. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $32 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Blake Northcott and featuring illustrations by Kelsey Shannon, Norah’s Saga Season One collects all

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Retro-Inspired Shoot ‘Em Up “Moon Dancer” Coming to Steam PC on 14 January

Terarin Games recently announced that their retro-inspired vertical shoot ‘em up Moon Dancer will be released on 14 January for Steam PC. While it features the aesthetics of an old-school NES game, Moon Dancer also promises a gaming journalist-friendly “no stress” experience, whatever that means. Here’s the official breakdown of Moon Dancer from Terarin: Moon Dancer is a vertically scrolling

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