Venus Patrol, gaming art and culture site, launches

Venus Patrol, Brandon Boyer's independent videogame art & culture site, has "really honestly actually finally launched", he reports!

Venus Patrol -- the website dedicated to independent videogames and their crossover with art, music and design which took in in excess of $100,000 in its successful 2011 Kickstarter campaign -- has officially opened at and begun offering daily news and features in search of beauty in all corners of videogame culture.

Founded and edited by Brandon Boyer, who also serves as chairman of the Independent Games Festival and is co-founder of Austin, Texas’s independent game community JUEGOS RANCHEROS, the launch of the website includes new membership packages giving subscribers exclusive games, art and music.

Included in the packages are two Venus Patrol-exclusive games, Gun Godz, the tongue in cheek lo-fi hip-hop first-person-shooter from Vlambeer, creators of Super Crate Box (with a guest appearance by underground hip-hop legend Dose One), and Capsule, an ultra-atmospheric space survival horror from Canabalt creator AdamAtomic.

Venus Patrol is the sequel to Offworld, the game culture site Brandon helmed here at Boing Boing in 2008 and 2009.


  1. Cyx: the demo version of Johann Sebastian Joust was released to Kickstarter backers last November. It’s not included in the subscription package because Die Gute Fabrik has other (awesome) plans for its final, full release.

    Superbrothers is currently quietly in pre-production on their next game — Kickstarter backers are still slated to receive an early chunk of that when the time is right, and little previews of it have quietly been sneaking around in various live events…

    Sorry to hear you’re not happy with how the site’s turned out. I only see one entry containing a “cyx” in it in my Kickstarter backer report — if this is you, I’m happy to remove you from all future mailings, and I’ll even kick back the $1 via PayPal!

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