Hand Of Fate Is A Unique Australian Card Game On The Australian Kickstarter

You could argue that Kickstarter became famous because of video games. There are certainly an incredible amount of video games that have been funded through Kickstarter and a number of them have been high profile. That's partly why Kickstarter launching in Australia was so exciting. We have a large number of talented developers in Australia and Kickstarter is another way to help them realise their creative ambitions.

Hand of Fate, a card game brought to video game life, is among the first to use Kickstarter to raise funds. Developed by Defiant Games, most famous for releasing Ski Safari, Creative Director Morgan Jaffit is looking to combine card game elements with third person action to create a unique experience for PC, Mac, and Linux users.

It looks interesting, and original in the way it combines different genres. I'm keen to see the results of this, and I'm keen to see how it does with regards to funding. I'd love to see Kickstarter used locally in Australia to help fund a whole new set of games. Sure there have been other similar crowd funding sites, but Kickstarter is the big daddy. It has the brand power and hopefully that will bring more cash into local development.

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    This looks great...but I really wish fantasy RPGs would stop using the Diablo font.

    Last edited 13/11/13 2:43 pm

    Just once.. Just once when I see someone wanting something for kickstarter..
    I don't want to hear, 'We want you to be part of the process' or some crap.
    "We want your money,"

      lol honest marketing would be great.

      'We want your money. As long as we don't pull a Schaeffer you might even get a game in the end!'

      Last edited 13/11/13 4:11 pm

    After my comments about that pixelart game the other week, it's great to see some truly ambitious games being put forward not asking for ridiculous amounts of money in comparison to what they're trying to achieve.

    I think kotaku should absolutely have a weekly feature showing support for indie titles.

      They used to have something like that where they interviewed an Australian indie studio every week but it kind of fell by the wayside after a while. Going by the Kickstarter feature they used to run on RPS, it gets very hard to keep track of all the current, new and finished Kickstarters, though with a pure Australian focus it might be more manageable.

        They used to have something like that where they interviewed an Australian indie studio every week but it kind of fell by the wayside after a while.

        Lets face it, they probably ran out of studios.. there aren't many left here anymore.

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