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LittleBigPlanet developers seeking funding for co-op action adventure, Linux confirmed

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Two former key developers of PlayStation hits like Tearaway, LittleBigPlanet and Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction have teamed up to develop a co-op action adventure inspired by Earthbound and Secret of Mana, and are now seeking funding on Kickstarter. Watch the Kickstarter pitch video for Knights and Bikes to see Rex Crowle and Moo Yu present what looks to be a magical game about childhood and friendship:

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In Knights and Bikes you will guide Nessa and Demelza on a quest to figure out the secret of Penfurzy, an island on the verge of destruction. To help them, they have Demelza's pet goose, the severed head of a fallen knight, plus an odd mix of creatures they recruit along the way. They will fight demons with their trusty frisbees, race around the island on their bikes and learn various other abilities for every islander they rescue. Here's a handy infographic of some of the elements that will go into making this game:

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As some might have noticed, The Funding Crowd has been on a hiatus since last year, but there has still been a steady trickle of interesting-looking campaigns popping up on Kickstarter. To keep you in the loop, here's a list of a few campaigns worth checking out:

  • ESSENCE - The Resurrection: Second attempt at funding this stunning, surreal first-person exploration game
  • Dujanah: Non-linear narrative exploration game set in a fictional Islamic country
  • Project Resurgence: Episodic cRPG inspired by classics like Planescape: Torment, Baldur's Gate, Fallout and The Witcher
  • Shadows of Adam: Fast and engaging retro JRPG with a web demo
  • Ira - Act 1: Pilgrimage: Adventure game spanning time and space, back on Kickstarter and funded with three days to go
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tuxintuxedo 3 February 2016 at 10:29 pm UTC
Just checked their Kickstarter and something caught my attention. Aside from the usual PC=Windows phrase, they will only give out beta keys for Windows and OSX. In my oppinion, this means that Linux support will come only after the other two are ready, as they won't do testing for it initially. Hope they will really deliver it eventually.


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Keyrock 4 February 2016 at 12:22 am UTC
Looks neat.
metro2033fanboy 4 February 2016 at 2:09 am UTC
haha...looks like a yet even more improved Costume Quest....dayONE of course

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Arehandoro 4 February 2016 at 1:44 pm UTC
If Knights and bikes are involved nothing can go wrong! I already backed it yesterday
Liam Dawe 4 February 2016 at 6:27 pm UTC
Please be aware the Project Resurgence (one of the other projects linked at the bottom) developers have told me they have not tested a Linux build yet, which is why I am not writing it up.


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Swiftpaw 4 February 2016 at 8:38 pm UTC
Gimmy Ratchet and Clank, damnit! :/

Yooka-Laylee, you better be good!

Why don't we have more 3D platformers?
flesk 4 February 2016 at 10:46 pm UTC
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Here's a great-looking point-and-click adventure game that I hadn't seen until today:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sebastian-frank-the-beer-hall-putsch#/

It has a Linux demo and is a fixed funding campaign, so if it doesn't make its goal, you don't pay anything. Unfortunately, it doesn't look likely to make it at this point. If you like the demo though, it might still be worth backing it just so you get updates from the campaign.
Arehandoro 5 February 2016 at 10:20 am UTC
tuxintuxedoAside from the usual PC=Windows phrase.

I still don't understand why PC does not mean Windows, Linux and Mac. All of them are just software that run on a Personal Computer. Specially nowadays when hardware is not different and you even can install* OSX on a computer that's not Apple.

* Ok, with tweaks here and there but whatever.

Today no more of my old grumpy rant haha.
cip91sk 5 February 2016 at 2:00 pm UTC
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tuxintuxedoJust checked their Kickstarter and something caught my attention. Aside from the usual PC=Windows phrase, they will only give out beta keys for Windows and OSX. In my oppinion, this means that Linux support will come only after the other two are ready, as they won't do testing for it initially. Hope they will really deliver it eventually.

I was sharing your doubts, so I asked them on Kickstarter. Here is their answer (posted with permission) :

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Now I'm going to back them as soon as I can.

If you're interested in testing you can ask them via kickstarter, they also answer very quickly!!
nullzero 5 February 2016 at 10:55 pm UTC
Also today on Kickstarter, Ghost Theory by the makers of the linux compatible cyberpunk game Dex, announced officially that the game will be on Linux too (it wasn't clear on the project page)

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EDIT: formating


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