It's not just ponies for some fans.
Them's Fighting Herds is an in-development 2D fighting game starring deer and sheep and alpacas and things kicking each other and using magic. I thought this sounded really niche for about 20 seconds until I looked at its fundraising page, and all of a sudden I was a twelve year-old girl again with my eyes turned to massive cartoon hearts.
I am clearly not alone; as I write this the game has raised over $100,000 in one day. Some of that is down to the fact the characters and universe are designed by Lauren Faust, creator of "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic". Clearly there is something about Faust's lovely hoofed mammals. I'm not saying I'm. on the verge of falling in love with a deer or going to a conference about it but, like, I can see that happening for others.
The character designs and fighting game lore for Them's Fighting Herds are adorable and imaginitive and while the $436,000 target is quite steep for game crowdfunding these days, big numbers can be done when you have superfans behind you, and when you promise hoofed mammal fans an interactive graphical lobby probably anything can happen.
The Offworld Collection, presenting the very best features and essays from Offworld, is finally available to buy directly from Campo Santo for $40. I had the pleasure of designing and illustrating this splendid 250-page hardcover volume, but it’s the excellent writing, edited by Leigh Alexander and Laura Hudson, that makes it an essential buy. You […]
Zoya Street, curator of Critical Distance, offers slow reflections on the fast-paced world of digital play…
This week, our partnership with Critical Distance brings us reading on parenting via Tomb Raider, the utility of the word ‘gameplay’, and experiences from Nintendo ‘play counselors’ from the 1980s and 90s.
There are few things more satisfying than the clickety-clack of an old keyboard. So old, in fact, that it’s really more of a typewriter sound and feel than that of a keyboard. But if you want to enjoy the benefits of both, check out this Rymek Retro Bluetooth 3.0 Mechanical Keyboard. Bringing you an impressive […]
There are plenty of productive ways to spend time while stuck indoors. While it’s undoubtedly fun to binge all 15 seasons of Supernatural or sink days of playtime into an Overwatch campaign, learning something new is definitely a more meaningful and long-term beneficial use of open hours. And if you’re going to invest time in […]
If you’ve ever had any musical aspirations — or even if your talent extends no further than turning on the radio — you’ve probably dreamed the “impossible” dream. You dream that maybe you could record some of your songs at home, post them online, build an armada of fan support, attract major label attention and […]