Since Kickstarter launched back in 2009 the crowdfunding campaign website has continued its growth, allowing fans to invest money in projects they want to see come to light.
One title that has started to gain some momentum is 2D action-platformer Caveman Warriors. Promising solo or co-op for up to 4 players, Caveman Warriors wants to "jump back in time and free your inner Caveman" as you traverse across eight different worlds to rescue your children from extraterrestrial beings. Guaranteeing unique character skills and challenging bosses, the game is inspired by the likes of New Super Mario, Metal Slug and Castle Crashers, to name a few. You can view the Kickstarter trailer below:
Clearly parodying Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, the trailer shows cavemen surrounding an arcade machine before making the discovery of Caveman Warriors on the screen itself. As you'd expect it's not long after that the neanderthals start getting impatient with one another in the queue; it's a quirky live-action video that establishes the humour from the off.
With 10 days left Jandusoft is hoping to reach its initial target of $10,000, before opening the options for stretch goals, which will apparently include Nintendo Switch and Wii U. At the time of writing the campaign has raised a little over $6500; Caveman Warriors will be aiming for release in June 2017 providing the full target is met. There is also a free demo available to try out for PC and Mac.
You can see more on the project at this link; this title, at least, looks genuinely promising in some screens and animated GIFs. Interestingly one of the more deluxe backer options is to actually design a boss that will feature in the game, though it will set you back $3000.
What do you think of Caveman Warriors? Is this the sort of project you'd consider backing on Kickstarter?