A young girl and her father want to make an 1980s-style slasher film, and they're asking for a little financial help from the Internet. Speaking of the '80s, there's a sequel to the 1989 video game River City Ransom and a slightly goofy zombie game vying for your crowdfunding dollars.
Top image from Road to Canada.
So just a quick caveat emptor: This week, it's been big news that the folks behind Clang, the crowdfunded sword-fighting game that raised half a million dollars on Kickstarter, ran out of money before they could finish the game and is looking to secure another round of funding. Personally, I haven't had major issues with crowdfunding rewards, but it's a good reminder that while some people treat crowdfunding sites as a pre-order platform, other projects are in their very early stages and might not get off the ground even with financial backing. So go into each project with clear eyes and appropriate expectations.
Thirteen-year-old Emily DiPrimio and her amateur filmmaker father collaborated on the script for Carver, a film inspired by '80s slasher movies:
Carver is about a group of teenagers who are haunted by a despicable act they committed on Halloween when they were younger. Their actions caused the deaths of three innocent people. Now, on the anniversary of those deaths, an ominous calling card in the form of a carved pumpkin has been placed at each of their homes. Someone is out for revenge. The question is...who?
It sounds like a fun family project if you're interested in helping them out with the production costs. For a $5 pledge, backers are promised a standard definition download of the film.
The classic open-world beat 'em up video game gets an official sequel for Windows. Like the original, it will be an RPG open-world fighter game. They're offering backers a digital copy of the game for a $15 CAD pledge. [via Axe Cop]
This post-apocalyptic game from Rocketcat Games just looks like plain old fun. Here's the pitch:
Death Road to Canada combines post-apocalyptic decision making events with action-adventure segments where you explore randomized cities. Scavenge for supplies, find survivors, and deal with massive hordes of classic-style zombies. Recruit up to five survivors with their own random names, appearances, personalities, and quirks that can both help and hinder your journey to safety. This unique blend is wrapped in a colorful game world that doesn't take itself dark-and-gritty seriously.
They plan on releasing the game for PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. They pledge a copy of the full game to backers at the $10 level.